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Last week I decided to invest in some popsicle molds. As soon as the brown Amazon package arrived at my door, I tore into it like it was Christmas morning. In the last four days, I have experimented with five different popsicle recipes: orange mango creme pops, watermelon creme pops, watermelon pops, Almond Joy pudding pops, and these coconut milk pops.

So far the coconut milk, honey, and cinnamon popsicle recipe has been my favorite. I love how this popsicle is made from all-natural ingredients. So it has no added sugars or preservatives. It even complies with the Paleo diet. Before pouring the popsicle mixture into the molds, I gave it a taste and it was delicious on its own. I think this would make a great Horchata substitute (for those of you who are watching calories). Please note that the use of shredded coconut is optional.

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I sat staring at these Benjamin Moore paint colors for a good ten minutes. I’m pretty sure it has everything to do with how hot it is outside. These colors are so cool, clean, and calming.

I also, enjoyed playing on this color generator today. I don’t know why, but playing around with colors is so inspiring.


Row 1: Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Elmira White HC-84 | Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Simply White OC-117 | Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Saybrook Sage HC-114

Row 2: Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, White Dove OC-17 | Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Decorator White I-04 | Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Lancaster Whitewash HC-174

Row 3: Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Blue Dusk 1644 | Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Mt St. Anne 1565 | Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Wales Gray 1585

Row 4: Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Ozark Shadow AC-26 | Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Silver Half Dollar 2121-40 | Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Van Courtland Blue HC-145

  • June 22, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    Alexa - I am in love with all those colors! Good choice!

  • July 2, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Jenny - Is it possible to name these colors? They are incredibly beautiful and just what I was looking for.

  • July 5, 2011 - 4:33 pm

    keighley - Hi Jenny! I sent you a personal email with the link. Let me know if it doesnt work!

  • August 5, 2011 - 11:17 am

    Jennifer Atkinson - I also love these colors. I’m looking into paint options for my new kitchen and mudroom. Can you also send me a link for the color names?

    thanks so much…

  • August 5, 2011 - 1:51 pm

    keighley - Hi Jennifer-

    I sent you an email about the paint colors. If you need further help let me know. They are gorgeous and would be beautiful in a kitchen & mudroom.

  • March 16, 2012 - 8:38 am

    Amy - These paint colors are beyond gorgeous & perfect! I’m getting ready to repaint/decorate our beach house…would you mind sharing these paint colors?

  • April 13, 2012 - 10:53 am

    Vickie - Love the colors for a beach cottage. Can you send me a link for the color names? Thanks.

  • June 5, 2012 - 5:05 am

    Amy - May I have the paint names too? Please, they are beautiful and I’m about to tackle a huge painting project….my family room!Thank you!

  • June 11, 2012 - 6:25 pm

    keighley - I’ve put the paint color names on the blog. Check them out.

  • June 11, 2012 - 6:30 pm

    keighley - Thanks for your sweet comment. I’ve put the paint color names on the blog!

Simple Summer Chicken Chopped Salad

It’s the simple things in life that make me happy. Like going to lunch with my friend Carla on Thursday and being treated to the chopped salad on the menu. In fact, I loved the simplicity of the salad so much that I decided to make my own version of the Wildflower Bread Company’s chopped salad using chicken. Last weekend, my family got to enjoy this simple salad with me. Keep in mind, that with my large family I doubled the recipe.

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Why is it that every time I take a trip to Costco, I end up leaving with more fruit than I can eat? Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this? As a result, I spend a fair amount of time trying to come up with creative ways to consume the fruit before it’s all sent to the composter. On Sunday, I decided to throw some of this fruit into a cobbler recipe. The result was a deliciously warm dessert. Pare it with cool whip cream or ice cream and you’ve got yourself a wonderful dessert.

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