Early Fall Wish List

I cannot wait for fall to arrive. Even though we’ve had a cooler than usual summer, it’s still been fairly hot and humid. What can I say? I’m wimpy!

While I’m waiting for cooler temps to arrive, I’ve been shopping my favorite stores and plotting out my early fall wish list. I’m ready to trade in the bright colors of summer for gray, black, and other muted shades.

I’ll be pairing skinny jeans with flowy tops, comfy shoes, and unique jewelry. Here are a few things I have my eye on for fall.

Early Fall Wish List | Hello Little Home #fashion #style

  1. I love the faux leather detail on this NYDJ Contrast Color Block Tee.
  2. This Bobeau Top features a unique twist front and woven back.
  3. Ella Moss’ ‘Stella’ Ruffle Hem Pullover will look great paired with skinny jeans and booties.
  4. I live in scarves during fall, and this Need Supply Co. Scarf has a great oversize plaid pattern.
  5. Statement necklaces, like The Limited’s Multi-Strand Chain & Pearl Necklace, are perfect for dressing up a simple outfit.
  6. NYDJ’s Ponte Blazer has a cool faux leather cuff detail.
  7. This pretty NYDJ Shirred Front Georgette Blouse is the perfect fall color.
  8. I really like the flattering curved hem on this Chevron Print Sweater from The Limited.
  9. This Knotted Pendant Necklace from Forever 21 is a fun statement piece at a great price.
  10. These Need Supply Co. Porter Earrings are the kind of accessory that I would wear nonstop.
  11. Affordable tech cases are hard to find, which is one reason why I love this adorable Forever 21 Heart Cutout Phone Case ($6.80!).
  12. Need Supply Co.’s Burma Cuff has a unique tear drop shape.
  13. I am way overdue for new glasses. BonLook’s cute Jack & Norma style is at the top of my list.
  14. Backpacks are back, and I love Dooney & Bourke’s classic Pebble Grain Pack.
  15. Forever 21′s Ribbed Faux Leather Backpack is another great option, and it can be carried as a regular bag, as well.
  16. I’m obsessed with these Lucky Brand ‘Bartalino’ Booties. They have an awesome embossed stud and zipper detail.
  17. There are not enough comfy shoes in my life. These New Balance 420′s are perfect for long walks around New York.
  18. Sam Edelman’s Calf Hair ‘Becker’ Slip Ons are another comfortable and stylish option.
  19. My ballet flats are in constant rotation, and I love these two-tone TKEES Flats.
  20. Joe’s ‘Laine’ High Rise Skinny Jeans are the perfect gray color.
  21. These NYDJ ‘Ami’ Super Skinny Jeans are the ideal pair of non-distressed dark denim.
  22. I really want a pair of coated jeans, and these Joe’s ‘Rollin’ Zip Skinny Jeans are my fave.

What’s on your fall wish list?

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Berry Stuffed Baked French Toast

I used to be a morning person. I’d pop out of bed the minute my alarm went off.

Growing up, my sister was the exact opposite. Her alarm would go off at top volume, waking up everyone but her. Someone would inevitably go in her room and tell her to turn it off. She’d finally hit snooze, and then the same scene would repeat 10 minutes later!

Now I’m not quite that bad, but I can’t seem to resist hitting that snooze button a few times myself lately. But even though I like to sleep in, you won’t find me skipping breakfast.

Usually I keep breakfast simple. Some days I crave something more indulgent though, like this Berry Stuffed Baked French Toast!

Berry Stuffed Baked French Toast | Hello Little Home #recipe #breakfastThis baked French toast is ideal for those mornings when you plan to hit snooze as many times as possible. Just get everything ready the night before and pop it in the oven when you get up. Easy peasy.

Better than easy, however, is decadent! This French toast is stuffed with a lightly sweetened berry cream cheese mixture, and baked until crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Then, it’s topped with more fresh berries … mmm, so good!

Give this Berry Stuffed Baked French Toast a try the next time you plan to sleep in!

Berry Stuffed Baked French Toast

Yield: 4+ servings

Berry Stuffed Baked French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lb. strawberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until well combined.
  2. Chop half of the strawberries. Reserve the remaining berries.
  3. Add half of the blueberries (reserve the rest) and all of the chopped strawberries to the cream cheese. Mix well.
  4. Take one slice of bread and cut it in half.
  5. Spread 1/8 of the cream cheese mixture over one bread half.
  6. Cover with the other half, making a "sandwich."
  7. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and place the "sandwich" in the pan.
  8. Repeat with the remaining bread slices.
  9. Whisk milk, eggs, vanilla, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  10. Carefully pour milk mixture over bread, covering as much of the bread as possible.
  11. Cover pan tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  12. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  13. Remove cover from bread and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  14. While french toast is baking, hull and slice remaining strawberries.
  15. Add strawberries to a bowl, along with the remaining blueberries and 2 tsp. sugar.
  16. Stir until sugar coats berries. Set aside and stir occasionally, allowing sugar to dissolve.
  17. Serve French toast topped with berries and maple syrup, if desired.
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Hello, Friday! Link Roundup

Welcome to the {almost} weekend! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a little relaxation.

I tromped all over Manhattan this week. First, I attended NY Now, a trade show featuring home, lifestyle, and gift items. It was amazing to see all the unique products and talk to some amazing sellers, but it was also a bit overwhelming (so much to take in). I’m sharing a few pictures of my favorite finds below.

There were a couple other events to attend this week, too! I stopped by HGTV’s Blogger Block Party, which was super fun. There were demos, DIY projects (I painted a coaster), and prizes (a mini herb garden to test my black thumb). I also attended a release for a new DKNY perfume, where I got to meet Dominique Ansel (the guy who created the cronut). Sadly, he ran out of treats just as I made it to the front of the line … oh well. Getting to attend these events is definitely a perk of living in New York!

Before I forget … I have a new Instagram handle: @hellolittlehome. Please follow me! Things are a little lonely right now;)

Now, on to this week’s links:

HGTV Blogger Block Party | Hello Little Home #bloggerblockparty #HGTV Pretty decorations at the Blogger Block Party.

Treat someone you love to breakfast in bed and serve French Toast with Pear Chutney and Mascarpone from Pinch of Yum.

This DIY Rope Memo Board from Emily A. Clark has a fun nautical vibe.

I really wish my husband ate beets, because this Golden Beet and Cherry Salad from Camille Styles looks seriously amazing!

Ugone & Thomas Ceramic Hands | Hello Little Home #NYNowGorgeous ceramic hand sculptures from Ugone & Thomas at NY Now. I absolutely loved these and want one for my jewelry display.

This Easy Lace Filagree and Chain Necklace from Flamingo Toes is so cute.

The Diva Dish has a recipe for Simple Top Ramen that’s looks delicious and healthy.

Create a Free Printable Monogram (many options to choose from) at Printable Monogram.

Pixie Mood Handbag | Hello Little Home #NYNowFun color blocked handbag from Pixie Mood at NY Now. Don’t you just love that color combo?

Fermented Foods are everywhere right now. Want to try your hand at making some? Don’t miss Hello Natural’s roundup of 15 of the Best Homemade Fermented Food Recipes.

Brit + Co. has 15 DIY Ways to Rep Your Favorite State.

Mmm … Baked Spinach Arancini Balls via Yummy Mummy Kitchen.

Berglund Fair Trade Scarves | Hello Little Home #NYNowGorgeous fair trade scarves from Berglund at NY Now. I loved the whimsical patterns.

LOVE this Cotton Candy Bun (it’s big!) from The Beauty Department.

This summer has been a little cooler than usual, and with fall pending, too, I’m eager to try this Carrot, Tomato, and Coconut Soup from Green Kitchen Stories.

Celebrate the weekend with a Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail (via A Beautiful Mess)!

John Robshaw Bed | Hello Little Home #NYNowI could have jumped right into this bed from John Robshaw at NY Now. How cool is that headboard?

How was your week?

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Get the Look: Dakota Fanning

I’ve got Fall on my brain lately. It’s my favorite season of the year, and I’m ready for sweater weather. Of course, it’s still a little hot for that, so I’ve been searching for a little later summer, early fall fashion inspiration. That’s when I came across a picture of Dakota Fanning.

Now, she’s not the first person I look to for style ideas. For one thing, she’s super young. However, I really love this lady-like outfit that she was spotted wearing in New York.

You don’t need to be 20 to wear this outfit. In fact, it would work for ladies of all ages and shapes. It’s perfect for work or dress it down with jeans. Best of all, you can wear it right into fall simply by adding a cardigan.

Get the Look: Dakota Fanning | Hello Little Home #style #fashion1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8   Dakota Fanning Photo via Celebzz

Here’s how to get the look:

So, what do you think? Are you inspired by Dakota’s lady-like style, too?

I’m linking up with Friday’s Fab Favorites, Fashion Informant, What I Wore, Monday Mingle, Monday Bloom, Monday Morning Gossip, How I Summer, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express, Let It Shine, and Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday.

Height of Summer Veggie Pizza

I love cooking at this time of year. Everything at the store is so fresh and tempting, and I’ve been picking up corn, zucchini, and tomatoes on every trip.

Since I can’t get enough, I decided to create a recipe that includes all my favorites. That’s how I came up with this Height of Summer Veggie Pizza.

Height of Summer Veggie Pizza | Hello Little Home #recipe #vegetarianYou are going to love this Summer Veggie Pizza! It’s the perfect way to use up all those vegetables that are in abundance right now.

I started by making a simple pizza sauce. It’s full of classic flavors, plus I added some Parmesan cheese for richness. It takes minutes to prepare and no cooking is required!

Then I topped the pizza with my favorite summer veggies. Sweet corn kernels, crisp zucchini, and juicy cherry tomatoes all add a ton of flavor. It’s finished with crumbles of rich goat cheese and a sprinkle of fresh basil.

Make it quick before summer is over!

Height of Summer Veggie Pizza

Yield: 4 - 6 Servings

Height of Summer Veggie Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 corn cob
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • Sauce:
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1/8 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Prepare vegetables for pizza: halve cherry tomatoes; remove corn kernels from cob and discard cob; halve and thinly slice zucchini; and julienne basil. Set aside.
  3. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt. Set aside.
  4. Lightly oil a baking sheet with olive oil or cooking spray.
  5. Place pizza dough on baking sheet and gently press to edges of pan.
  6. Top dough with a light layer of sauce (you may have some left over).
  7. Cover sauce with 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese.
  8. Sprinkle tomatoes, corn, and zucchini evenly over cheese.
  9. Cover vegetables with remaining mozzarella.
  10. Crumble goat cheese over mozzarella.
  11. Place pizza in oven and cook until crust is browned and top is golden, about 20 - 25 minutes.
  12. Remove pizza from oven and let cool slightly.
  13. Slice pizza, sprinkle with basil, and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  • - I used a rectangular baking pan to cook my pizza, however you can use a round pizza pan or even divide the dough to make individual pizzas. Either will work.
  • - If your pizza dough will not stretch to the edge of your pan, let it rest for a few minutes. Press it again and then let relax more, if necessary.

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Height of Summer Veggie Pizza | Hello Little Home #recipe #vegetarianHeight of Summer Veggie Pizza | Hello Little Home #recipe #vegetarianThis Summer Veggie Pizza is flexible, too. Try topping it with your favorite summer veggies!

What recipes are in your rotation this summer?

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Hello, Friday! Link Roundup

Hi, friends! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve had a great week.

Mine has been pretty quiet after a busy weekend. We were in Brooklyn again (why does everything happen in Brooklyn?!?) to see some bands, and then to see Shakespeare in the Park back in Manhattan the next day. We wrapped up the weekend with a picnic in Central Park. It’s been way too long since we had one of those.

This weekend, I’m hoping we’ll have time for another picnic, and I’m also heading to NY Now, a trade event showcasing home, lifestyle, and handmade items. It’s really fun to attend these events, meet producers, and of course, share my favorite finds with you. Here’s hoping my feet hold up!

I found some great links this week!

Picnic with Strawberries | Hello Little HomeStrawberries at our picnic!

This Craft Camp Birthday Party from The Pleated Poppy would have made me the happiest kid ever, but I think I’d love it just as much now!

Corn is so sweet right now, and I want to try this Grilled Corn with Harissa and Feta from A Couple Cooks.

Made By Girl shared a super pretty Half Up Crown Braid Tutorial.

This Natural Colored Rainbow Cake from Twigg Studios is made without chemical dyes and is covered in beautiful edible flowers.

A Plane Over Brooklyn | Hello Little HomeA plane flying over Brooklyn.

Welcome guests to your home with this pretty and free Pineapple Printable from Live Laugh Rowe.

How cute are these Kermit or Constantine Cupcakes from Simply Designing?

My Girlish Whims has an awesome roundup of 30 DIY Anthropologie Jewelry Knock-Offs.

I love a twist on a classic recipe, like Joy the Baker’s Roasted Tomato and Feta Guacamole.

Cobblestone Street in NYC | Hello Little HomeWalking a cobblestone street.

Have a black thumb? Make this adorable DIY Painted Rock Cactus from Fab Art DIY.

This Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Pudding Cake from Kitchen Treaty looks delicious, and I like that you don’t need to heat up your kitchen to make it.

Hello Natural shows you how to make 2-Ingredient Toners for Every Skin Type.

Manhattan View from Brooklyn | Hello Little HomeThe Manhattan skyline seen from a Brooklyn street.

Save on your weekend shopping:

  • Nordstrom: shop beauty products and receive a Free Beauty Gift with purchase.
  • Target: shop Campus Bargains plus, save $15 when you  spend $75 on select Home with code HOME15 (through 8/16).
  • Kohls: shop the Back to School Weekend Sale, plus take 15% off sitewide with code SAVE15 or 20% with your Kohl’s charge with code SHOPIT20 (through 8/17).
  • Best Buy: save on tech during the Back-to-School Sale, including iPad minis, laptops, printers, and more (through 8/16)!
  • Amazon: shop Back to School. Save on everything from backpacks to snacks to uniforms.
  • The Limited: take 40% off all full-priced items with code BONUS40, plus take an additional 40% off sale.
  • Forever 21: shop Back to School Deals starting at $6!
  • Bauble Bar: shop Monthly Musts and get up to 50% off featured jewelry!
  • C.O. Bigelow: take 10% off your entire purhase, plus get free shipping over $49 with code BIG10 (through 8/31).
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics: get 50% off over 100 Beauty School must have with code SCHOOL50 on orders $25+ (through 8/18).
  • World Market: save big on living room furniture, plus take 10% off your order with code SAVEBIG10.
  • Sur La Table: take an extra 10% off Sale & Clearance with code AUGUST10 (ends 8/18).
  • Starbucks: save 15% on Starbucks Syrups and Sauces (through 8/17). Why not stock up on Fontina White Chocolate Sauce for fall?
  • Home Decorators Collection: take $75 off all orders of $250+ (ends 8/18).
  • Crafsty: enter to win a 55-Peice Perfect Cupcake Set and Class!
  • Hancock Fabrics: shop the Coupon Frenzy Sale and get $5 off $25+ with code AWTFV; $10 off $50+ with code AWTTN; or $15 off $75+ with code AWTSF (ends 8/20).
  • Michaels: take 10% off your entire purchase including sale Items with code STORAGE101 (through 8/17).
  • Groupon: take 15% off all Groupon Getaway Flash Deals with code GETAWAY15 (through 8/16), plus shop Back to School Beauty Deals.
  • Living Social: shop the Back to School Event, plus take 15% off sitewide with code 15BACK (through 8/17).

Shakespeare in the Park NYC | Hello Little HomeThe sun setting while waiting for Shakespeare in the Park to begin.

Finally, a cocktail: this Peaches and Whiskey Ice Cream Float from A Beautiful Mess is a great way to use seasonal produce. Cheers!

What are you up to this weekend?

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The Collections I Keep

As much as I admire minimalism, I’m definitely a collector. I love my stuff!

Moving to New York was a great lesson in letting things go. I knew we had a limited amount of space, so I got rid a lot before the move (plus more when we arrived). And guess what? For the most part, I don’t miss it.

The Collections We Keep | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #DecorI didn’t get rid of everything though, and I even have a few (small) collections. Today, I thought it would be fun to talk about the collections I keep.

Vintage Cameras

The Collections We Keep: Cameras | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #DecorI’ve been interested in photography since I was a kid and received my first Kodak Disc camera. Remember those … anyone? I think I just dated myself!

In college, I studied art and photography and purchased my first SLR camera. It cost a ton at the time, but now that everyone shoots digital, it’s basically worth nothing (not bitter at all!). I even had my own dark room in my parent’s home.

I was a huge thrifter in college, and that’s when I started my camera collection. My best friend and I were visiting my favorite thrift store, and I discovered a few Kodak Instamatics. Each one was unique, and I loved how they looked.

Since then, I’ve added a few more, and I’ve even received a couple as gifts. My favorites are my Brownie and my Land Camera. Nothing in my camera collection is precious or expensive, but I still love all of my vintage cameras.

Masks

The Collections We Keep: Masks | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #DecorMy husband is a collector, too. Don’t even get me started on his magnets! Let’s just say that we’ll never have a plain refrigerator.

One of the things we collect together are masks. I think he’s even the one that started it.

I love that each mask is unique. Some are colorful and others are simply carved of wood. We found a few at thrift  and vintage stores and purchased others at museum shops. This is a collection that I’m sure we’ll add to over time.

Books

The Collections We Keep: Books | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #DecorI couldn’t talk about my collections without mentioning books! My husband and I both love reading, so over time we’ve amassed a ton of books.

This collection shrank quite a bit when we moved to New York. It was so hard to let go of some of them! Do you get attached to certain books, too?

Of course, we couldn’t give away everything. I love reading cookbooks, so I still have quite a few of those. There are also interior design and craft books, style guides, and novels. My husband is a theater lover, so we have plenty of drama collections, too.

That’s about it! I have a few smaller ones, but these are the major collections I keep. I love having these items around me. They bring back happy memories and make my apartment feel like home!

What about you? Do you collect anything?

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End of Summer Glowy Skin Makeup Tutorial

A few months ago, I was lucky enough to attend a Mary Kay photo shoot for People StyleWatch. It was a really cool experience, and I got to talk to and have my makeup done by a professional makeup artist. You can read more about that, plus see behind-the-scenes photos here.

They were shooting for publication this fall, and the model had the most gorgeous bronzed skin. It was such a pretty look that anyone could pull off, not just a beautiful model.

Anyway, I was walking around New York recently, and I stumbled across an e.l.f. Cosmetics store. I’ve always purchased e.l.f. products online or at Target, so it was a happy discovery!

While I was there, I  tried some new products that reminded me of the Mary Kay photo shoot, and I decided do a look inspired by the model’s makeup. I loved how it turned out, and I ended up creating an end of summer glowy skin makeup tutorial … just for you!

End of Summer Glowy Skin Makeup Tutorial | Hello Little Home #beautyThis is a natural look that’s all about pretty, glowing skin. It’s perfect for late summer and early fall, when you want to hold onto that bronzed summer skin.

There’s even a subtle cat eye!

End of Summer Glowy Skin Makeup Tutorial | Hello Little Home #beautyThis look is easily accomplished with a few products:

Watch my video to learn how to create this simple end of summer look:

I hope you like my end of summer glowy skin makeup tutorial. This was about my fourth take, so please excuse me if I seem a little loopy. Let me know if you try it!

What is your favorite makeup tip?

P.S. Watch my other YouTube Videos and subscribe to my channel while you’re there.

P.P.S. Do you need a brush up on bronzer? Check out my how to apply bronzer tutorial!

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Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles

One of the trends I noticed while attending the Fancy Food Show was the use of coconut. It was everywhere, and I saw everything from coconut oil to coconut lattes to coconut ice cream. I’ve been using coconut oil for a while but had never tried these other foods.

Of course, everything I sampled was delicious, but in addition to tasting good, coconut milk also has a number of health benefits. Not only is it full of vitamins and minerals, but it’s also a great dairy-free alternative to regular milk.

I was inspired to incorporate coconut into my own recipes, and that’s how I came up with these Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles.

Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles | Hello Little HomeI’m not a big coffee drinker, but I do love iced coffee, especially in summer. I take mine with milk and a little sugar, not too sweet. (By the way, did you know that if you order a “regular” coffee in NYC, that means you want it with milk and sugar?)

For these Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles, I replaced the milk traditionally found in iced coffee with coconut milk yogurt. It gives the popsicles a rich, creamy texture, but it’s low-calorie enough to keep these pops healthy. I also added a little honey to sweeten them up. They taste just like an iced coffee, except in popsicle form!

Not a coconut fan? Don’t worry. The coconut milk yogurt has a very mild flavor, but of course, you can always substitute regular yogurt (I recommend Greek).

Give these popsicles a try. They’re the perfect mid-day treat!

Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles

Yield: 6 Popsicles

Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetend coconut milk yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. honey

Instructions

  1. Combine instant espresso powder and boiling water. Stir well and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Place coconut milk yogurt in a small bowl.
  3. Stir honey into yogurt.
  4. Add coffee to yogurt and mix until completely combined.
  5. Taste mixture and add additional honey, if desired.
  6. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top.
  7. Place popsicles in freezer.
  8. Freeze until completely solid, about 3 - 4 hours.
  9. Remove popsicles from molds and serve immediately.

Notes

  • - My popsicle molds hold about 1/3 cup of liquid. Measure your molds before beginning and adjust the recipe proportions, if necessary.
  • - Make these popsicles vegan by replacing the honey with maple syrup or another vegan-friendly sweetener.
  • - Substitute 1 cup strong coffee for the espresso powder and boiling water.
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Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles | Hello Little HomeCoconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles | Hello Little HomeThese Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles are simple and easy to make, but feel free to get fancy! Try dropping a few chocolate-covered coffee beans into the bottom of each popsicle mold before adding the coffee mixture or stir in a little shredded coconut.

Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles | Hello Little HomeAs for me, the next time I make these, I plan to drizzle the frozen popsicles with a little dark chocolate … yum!

How do you like your coffee?

P.S. I couldn’t find any popsicle molds in my local stores, which were already selling fall merchandise. Who wants popsicles during the hottest month of the year … right? Ha. I found these Ozera Groovy Pop Molds (affiliate link) on Amazon, and I love them! They come in a bunch of other shapes, sizes, and colors, too, if lime green isn’t your thing.

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Hello, Friday! Link Roundup

Happy Friday! How has your week been treating you?

I’m writing this post on Thursday afternoon, and tonight I’m headed out to listen to music at the House of Vans (you know, the shoemaker) in Brooklyn. Which means that I will be hanging out with a bunch of skaters that are much, MUCH younger than me. Should be interesting!

I still need to pick out an outfit that doesn’t make me look ancient, so I’m going to head right into the links this week! Here we go:

Roller Girl Skate in Brooklyn | Hello Little HomeFun window display in Brooklyn.

Get clean from the inside out! Henry Happened has 14 Easy, Natural Ways to Detox Daily.

These Apricot Pistachio Squares from Smitten Kitchen sound different and delicious.

I love this Simple, Inexpensive Makeover via Emily Henderson. My bedroom needs some soothing artwork, too!

Flowers in Brooklyn | Hello Little HomeMake this easy Five Ingredient Simple Green Pasta Salad from Pinch of Yum tonight!

The Beauty Department’s Confetti Liner just might be the cutest party look ever.

I can’t wait to try this Avocado Tortellini Salad from Erica’s Recipes. It looks SO good!

Rodney the Cat | Hello Little HomeRodney the Cat from last weekend’s kitty sitting.

This Stamped Clay Bowl from Woods of Bell Trees is so pretty, and it looks easy to make, too.

Keepin’ It Kind has 5 Tips for Achieving the Perfect Salad, and I want a bit of every salad pictured … yum!

Do you know a Facebook Addict? Here’s How to Save Your Facebook Memories via Irresistible Pets. Great gift idea!

Cheese lovers: the Egg Farm shared a recipe for Baked Fontina that looks amazing.

Beers in Brooklyn | Hello Little HomeWeekend drinks with my husband.

Save at these sales:

  • Target: save $10 when you spend $50 on regular-priced clothing (valid through 8/9).
  • Nordstrom: shop sleepwear for campus ready styles just in time for back-to-school.  Free shipping and returns.
  • Kohl’s: take 15% off site wide with code SAVE15 OR take 20% off with your Kohl’s Charge and code SHOPIT20 (both valid through 8/17).
  • The Limited: shop all their great deals! Take $30 Off All Full-Priced Pants & Denim (through 8/10), B1G1 Free ALL Full-Priced Tops & Sweaters (through 8/13), or take 40% off Jewelry & Accessories (through 8/15).
  • Alex and Ani: shop the Bangle of the Month and get $5 off the Seahorse Bangle with code SEAHORSE.
  • SwimSpot: save 25% on regular price designer swimwear with code SUMMERSTYLE (through 8/17). Plus get free shipping when you spend $75+.
  • Bauble Bar: shop Monthly Musts and get up to 50% Off featured jewelry!
  • Walmart: shop clothing, electronics, and more on Rollback!
  • Alternative Apparel: take $25 off any order of $150+ with code SUMMER25.
  • Puma: shop the sale and get good stuff and great prices!
  • Julep: join Maven and score $160+ of beauty in your first 3 boxes. The first box is free, and then it’s just $19.99/mo.
  • Design Within Reach: save 15% on select sofas, sectionals, armchairs, sleepers, recliners, occasional tables, and rugs during the Living Room Sale (through 8/29).
  • World Market: save up to 50% on living room furniture.
  • Sur La Table: shop the Grilling & Outdoor Sale and save up to 75%.
  • Home Decorators Collection: take 20%, plus get free shipping on select decor and all lighting (ends 8/11).
  • Poppin: enjoy 20-60% off select products (until 8/31).
  • Art.com: save 25% on all orders of art, prints, posters, fine art, decorative, and more wiht code ART2014 (through 8/31).
  • NOVICA: save up to 15% on all masks (through 8/10).
  • Amazon: save up to 70% on arts, crafts, and sewing supplies … perfect for back to school!
  • Craftsy: shop the Dog Days of Summer Sale and save up to 50% on all classes!
  • Paper Source: take 30% off select summer products while supplies last
  • Living Social: get 15% off sitewide with code AUG15OFF (through 8/11).
  • Groupon: take 10% off home goods with promo code HOME10 (through 8/10).

Hydrangeas on the Hight Line | Hello Little HomePretty flowers on the High Line (an outtake from yesterday’s post).

Kick off the weekend with a Pomegranate Daiquiri (via Amuse Your Bouche). Cheers!

What are your weekend plans?

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