What summer's made of.

I took an unexpected hiatus (not that I'd call 4 days a true hiatus) from this lil' blog of mine... all for a good cause.  The transition from school to summer is {surprisingly - even though it happens every year, it still comes as a surprise... each & every last day of school/first day of 'freedom'} a bit rocky.  The first few days are usually filled with grumpiness, tension, fighting, chaos... any or all of the above.  So I decided a short break was in order to get into the full 'summer groove'.  Evening chalk-art sessions, ice cream breaks, sign-making (these "summer-alert" signs have been posted on each & every bedroom door, nightstand- & more... in case we *forgot :)), tomato-pickin, and all sorts of garden-tending for that matter.  Of course, there's the usual chores, and a million 'non-summery' things in between the moments of bliss... car servicing, purging (aaaaalmost done. still), cleaning, hair-cuts... 

But all of this stuff isn't so bad when when speckled with library visits n' reading club check-ins, flashback movie viewings (so far, thanks to jacob's library rental choices- planet of the apes & clash of the titans... next up- flash gordon), late night pandora sessions, open windows at all hours of the day, new books to crack open- and old ones to finish, & possibly best of all~   

{found via pinterest, and have been dying to make em' {and these!} ever since}

peach pie popsicles
*slightly adapted from i eat grass.

6 servings

1 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)
1 frozen banana, peeled chopped
2 large peaches, seeded diced (I had white peaches, so I used both peaches & nectarines, for added color)
½ tsp vanilla (my helper accidentally poured in 1 tsp... & they were not too vanilla-y at all)
1 tbsp agave
pinch of cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth or desired consistency. 

Pour into popsicle tray and freeze until set (3-6 hours).  If you don't have popsicle molds, just use a small paper cup & a popsicle stick.  Insert sticks into center of popsicles after they start to freeze.  When fully frozen & ready to enjoy, peel away the cup.
... and the best part~ a late-night 'slice of pie' on a stick.

Happy Friday everyone :).
Any favorite popsicle recipes??  Please share... can never have too many.  After all, it's what summer's made of.


  1. http://dailywaffle.com/2011/06/01/zoku-popsicle-maker-nutella-fudgesicles/

    been dying to try these homemade fudgesicles!

    1. Mmmmmmmmm... will definitely make very, very soon! was hoping you'd come through for me on this... can always count on you when it comes to popsicles. still got many to tackle on this lovely list you shared last year~ http://www.designcrushblog.com/2011/06/29/popsicles/ :).

  2. Cracking up over Flash Gordon- we had the cassette tape soundtrack and would always listen to it on car rides up to my grandparents' house growing up :)

    Enjoy summer!! I have a popsicle maker I need to break out of its box this weekend.

  3. I love all your family time. You guys are so fun!

  4. Oooh, I hadn't got into the summer groove yet - but now I have with this post. The old fashioned ice blocks (that's what we used to call them in NZ) and my fave - the tootsie shot, sitting on the steps just chillin"

  5. awesome popsicle recipe! looks like the start of a fun summer! :)

    andrea brionne @thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

  6. I love making homemade popsicles! Here's my favorite so far, but there are several I've posted about on my blog.


    Love this post - I think this weekend truly started summer for us too.

  7. I want a Popsicle- especially that one! It sounds out of this world- summer is meant for peaches! So glad your back but so glad you took time to be with and bring in the summer with your kids! That is after all the most important thing!

  8. Hey, I made peach pie pops last week. They were a big hit with my kids and the cousins. Between this and Flash Gordon, we are on the same wavelength. :)

  9. Sounds like you got into the groove of summer alright! I love summertime, so many hours of sun to do as many things as i want.

  10. We're in winter where I am (Australia), but as soon as summer rolls around I'll be making these! What a great idea to do them in a cup like that. Kellie xx

  11. Best summer post yet... We've been so busy and traveling (which was great) but I am craving lazy days summer. Thanks for getting me into the mode

  12. Best summer post yet... We've been so busy and traveling (which was great) but I am craving lazy days summer. Thanks for getting me into the mode


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