Monday, May 20, 2013

cotton candy push-up pops

Summer weekends always remind me of being a child. I grew up in central British Columbia, Canada where the summers are the most gorgeous things I have ever experienced. The smell of fresh cut grass, sun screen mixed with chlorine, hotdogs, + friends that fill your day with laughter. My weekend was really similar to what I just describes. 

Do you remember push pops? Ok, I had cotton candy flavored push pops Saturday.... hands down best ice cream I have eaten in who knows how long. 

Saturday + Sunday were both filled with lounging by the pool, socking in the sun, having my freckles come to life. Don't you worry sunscreen was applied :)

We had girls night Saturday in downtown phx. Growing up + going to college in the same town can get super old. You run into the same people when you are out, the same places you have been going to for years so we decided to mix it up. Downtown has really been expanding + new cool trendy bars/restaurants have been popping up. The last couple of months I have been heading downtown, it almost feels like a "real" city like Boston or NY.... ok maybe not at all like that but it is sure trying! 

I learned to make jambalaya on Sunday, paleo style! A few years ago I really took up cooking, tried to experiment with new recipes + absolutely loved it. I let cooking fall by the way side recently but I think I am going to pick it up again. It felt great to make a recipe + see the finished product.... and it was a great dinner!

Thanks all for today, Happy Monday!


Because of Jackie said...

Your description of summer as a child was perfection...instantly made me think of warm days and endless!

Elizabeth said...

yum!!! summertime. this is the best!

Ladies in Navy said...

haha this post is gorgeous! those push pops look to die for
kw ladies in navy

Unknown said...

Love the pictures Stesha. Yes summers here in BC are fabulous. HOping to get some more sunshine and warm weather. We had a great hot spell at the beginning of the month and then it was back to it's old rainy self. Here's hoping for a great summer everywhere!!! Don't forget to stop by my blog and enter my Stella & Dot giveaway.


Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh we need to open our pool! I need a pool weekend in the WORST WAY.

Unknown said...

Such cute pictures! I used to love push pops when I was a kid!


Meg said...

Loving these pics!! I can't wait for summer ;-) Push pops are so wonderful! Xo

aubrey kinch said...

Ah, you're such a stunna!

Life by Liz said...

This looks like the perfect weekend and nowww I am craving a push pop like crazy haha!

:) Liz
Life By Liz

Annie said...

I was OBSESSED with push up pops! Every time the ice cream man would come around...those were my jam :) great photos!

The Other Side of Gray

henning love said...

what?? where did you get the cotton candy push-pops? they sound so yummy, i need to try them and see you soon ie this weekend!

Becky said...

great photos, they make me missing summer so much! :)


Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

oh wow, we haven't thought of push pops in ages!! ours used to be the orange sherbet kind. Man they were good!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings