Nutella Yogurt Popsicles

This summer has convinced me that the popsicle molds I got at Walmart were well worth the investment.  I’ve been a popsicle making machine!  I use just about any kind of fruit or fruit combination, and sometimes, if I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll throw in some Greek yogurt or almond milk.  The other day, I made Nutella yogurt popsicles.  And let me tell you, they are GOOD.

And did I mention they’re easy to make? You only need three things.

Yep, just Nutella, plain Greek yogurt, and honey.  No exact measurements really, you can just eyeball it according to your taste preferences.  I like to use mostly all yogurt, with a good-sized spoonful (or 2) of Nutella, and just a couple drops of honey for my 4-popsicle mold.

Another favorite popsicle of mine to make is watermelon blended with some mint and lime.  Delicious.  I highly recommend getting molds of your own, if you enjoy popsicles as much as I do.  Besides, homemade ones are usually better for you and more cost-effective.  Win-win right there.

Style Envy: Cher Horowitz

So, the other day I saw this awesome post over on Glamour magazine’s site about this video:

Cher was totally one of my first style icons after I saw the film at a friend’s sleepover birthday party in the third grade.  Her style actually still manages to resonate today in a way, along with Paul Rudd, who had me right from the start of his goofy dancing.

Let’s take a look.

LBW | Cher knows that, sometimes, a typical little black dress ain’t gonna cut it.  Every girl should have a go-to little white dress, as well.  It’s unexpected and perfect for all seasons despite whatever post-Labor day myths you’ve heard.

Blazer | Cher rocks many-a-blazer throughout the film, whether classic black or yellow tartan, because girl always knew how to pull a look together.

Fall Trends | She’s even sporting some trends for this upcoming fall season, like: layering, sheers, color, and 60’s mod.

3 Things

The MTV VMA’s are usually such a hot mess that I only ever watch the pre-show anymore.  I’m way more interested in what the celebrities wear to the awards show than what goes down during it, even if it means I end up missing a moment like the Kanye/Taylor Swift one.  Well, this year even the pre-show was whack.  But none of that matters, because…

Beyonce is pregnant!  I don’t even know why I really care, but when I saw it, I was excited.  And her and Jay are great at making music and are presumably great at making babies too.  But, whatever.  She looked pretty and pregnant in her vibrant asymmetrical Lanvin dress.

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{ Dear Photograph }

I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this site, but the concept is cute:  “take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.”  Check out Dear Photograph to see the sweet note for the above photo and to check out the rest.

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Barbie and Ken got married!  Well, sort of.  I saw one of these images floating around on Pinterest and felt compelled to investigate it further, when I found it here on the Rock N’ Roll Bride.  Apparently French photographer, Béatrice de Guigné, set up Barbie and Ken’s wedding like a real live couple’s and shot it.  I think the idea is awesome and, as some one who awkwardly thinks marriage is for the birds yet can’t ever seem to stop looking at all things wedding-like, pretty spot on as far as normal modern wedding photography goes (especially this one).

Here’s To The Melodies That Picked Us Up Off Our Seats

{ photo: Autumn deWilde }

Ever since it was reported straight from Blake Sennet’s mouth (which I kind of already figured, but was hopelessly deceiving myself) that Rilo Kiley was dunzo, I’ve been in denial slowly mourning their deth death.  I’ve been a fan of RK for years and am really sad that there won’t be any more new music from them (b-sides and unreleased songs don’t count, especially if you probably have them all already).

R.i.p. Rilo Kiley.

Summer Reading

After reviewing my summer reading list, I think I might have been a tad ambitious.  I’m mean, sure, there’s no actual rule that says I have to finish all of these books by summer’s end; that went out the window after high school.  But, one of my favorite things to do in summer is read outside, wether it be poolside, on the beach, or on a comfy chair in my backyard.  I’m running out of time and winter doesn’t really lend itself to al fresco around here.  Here’s what left of my list.  What’s still on yours?

{ google search, sorry can’t remember! }

  1. My Life in France – Julia Child
  2. A Visit From The Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
  3. The Sisters Brothers – Patrick DeWitt
  4. No Great Mischief – Alistair MacLeod
  5. Starting From Happy – Patricia Marx
  6. Us – Michael Kimball
  7. The Borrower – Rebecca Makkai
  8. The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman

Eye Of The Beholder

I’m due for new eyeglass frames soon and it really got me thinking.  Normally, when I go to pick frames, my vision is already (even more) blurry from the drops that I can’t ever really see what I’m picking out, let alone how it looks. So, I’ve been doing some research.  I love the cat-eye style from Elizabeth and James, but they are more on the expensive side.  Their also fashion lenses, but I doubt it’s that hard to get the frames replaced. Oh, well.  A girl can dream.  Still, I think it’s better to have some idea of what I want beforehand  Check out the rest of my framespiration below.