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Thursday
Aug112011

[EAT] FRUIT ICE POPS

{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

I love cold fruity treats and so do the boys! We have used our Tovolo Ice Pop molds for years and this summer our favorite treat to make are Fruit Ice Pops. Inspired by the Special Issue Everyday Food magazine the boys and I have been enjoying these fruity treats all summer.

F R U I T  I C E  P O P S

Makes 8

[recipe adapted from Everyday Food]

1 peach

1 kiwi

8 cherries

4 strawberries

2 cups juice [we used 100% peach juice]

Cut the peach and kiwi into slices. Pit the cherries and cut in half. Cut the strawberries in quarters or halves. [We use whatever fresh fruit we have around the house-- blueberries, grapes and berries are also favorites to add.] Place an assortment of cut fruit into popsicle molds. Pour juice to the top of each mold. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid [approximately 5 hours]. Run popsicle molds under lukewarm water to help loosen them up. Enjoy!

Wednesday
Aug102011

[DESIGN] CABLE & COTTON

{Cable & Cotton}

I love the decorative cotton lights by Cable & Cotton. You can order pre strung lights or customize your own by color and length. The lights would be perfect for a party, wedding or indoor/outdoor space. I'm also intrigued by their Big Lamps which might be a less expensive alternative to the Random Light that I've been eyeing for years.

Tuesday
Aug092011

[DESIGN] Mjölk

{Mjölk}

If you have an affinity toward clean and simple designs then you will love Mjölk, a beautifully curated lifestyle store in Toronto, Canada. They also have an amazing online shoppe showcasing many minimalistic Scandinavian and Japanese goods. The duo behind Mjölk have a lovely blog, Kitka which inspires me to travel the world on the lookout for beautiful houseware goods.

 

Monday
Aug082011

[EAT] FARMSHOP // LA

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

While the boys and I were in LA we ate our fair share of good food. I admit that I could eat in K-town [Korea town] for every meal since we are lacking good Korean restaurants here in Portland, but I did venture out and try some new restaurants on this trip. One of my favorite new spots is Farm Shop which is located in the Brentwood Country Mart. We stopped by during lunch time but they are also open for breakfast and brunch [and soon for family style dinners]. The boys and I ordered the fried weiser farm potatoes, farm egg salad and Maine lobster roll. Everything was quite tasty. I love the interior of the restaurant which has a lot of bright white accents and beautiful wood tables and chairs. And the branding is amazing, clean and minimal, totally up my alley.

Friday
Aug052011

[READ] IT IS NICE TO BE DIFFERENT

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}     {Illustrations by Fuse Yasuko}

It is nice to be different is a sweet children's book written and illustrated by Fuse Yasuko. I bought the Korean/English translated version a few years ago when we were living in Korea. The story is about a friendship between a circle and triangle and how through a little adventure together they learn to appreciate their differences. I love that the book is written in Korean and English [great for adults/kids learning to reading Korean]. And I adore the simple and sweet illustrations [how cute are the circle and triangle eating pizza together?].

Thursday
Aug042011

[MAKE] IPAD SLEEVE v. 2.0

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

I always have the itch to sew something before I leave on vacation. I originally wanted to finish up a few dresses but I settled on a new iPad sleeve. My old iPad sleeve has been put to good use and I thought it would be fun to make a new one out of the grey industrial felt I ordered from Filz Felt. Since I've been crushing on neon this year I thought pink neon thread would be perfect against the grey. The iPad sleeve v. 2.0 design is very similar to the first version. I didn't have any buttons in my stash to go with the new sleeve so I made a fabric button. [To make the button I stitched lines on to grey cotton fabric and used a little button kit to make it into a fabric button. Fabric buttons are super easy + fun to make!] Now that I'm back from vacation it is time to finish up those dresses!