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Mango Coconut Popsicles - the best way to cool off! Fresh mango is blended with coconut milk and layered with coconut yogurt! Easy, fresh, and delicious!

Summer means a couple things for my kids.

One: they’re stuck going on all my weird adventures. If I need to drive an hour for something for a blog post, they’re all going with me and we’re stopping at a taco place, a beach, whatever happens to be in my Yelp bookmarks on the way.

They’re already over it.

And two: all their friends move. Every summer, man. Every summer all their friends move. #armylife

It’s rough. My oldest always has a great group of friends at the end of the school year and then they leave and he’s bored.

So last year when it happened I get him his first phone.  And this year I decided to upgrade the phone and his plan to make it easier for him to keep up with his friends.

And also to keep him entertained when I impulsively decide to drive across the state of Texas for perfect chips and queso.

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Creamy vanilla pudding pops with crushed cookies and sprinkles! These Birthday Cake Pudding Pops are the perfect way to cool down in the summer! 

Birthday Cake Pudding Pops recipe - creamy vanilla pudding pops with crushed cookies and sprinkles! The perfect way to cool down in the summer!

You guys.

I think I love Texas.

I never thought I’d love anything as much as I love the mountains in Colorado buuuuut I’m super into Texas right now.

I finally took the top off the Jeep this morning.

Which means in exactly 2 1/2 days it will rain and I will need someone to help me put the top back on the Jeep.

Look.

I am tiny and it is heavy.

I don’t need your judgment.

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Homemade Orange Sherbet - you will never want store-bought orange sherbet again after trying this recipe! So simple and so delicious!

Hey, y’all!

Do you guys remember the Flintstones Push Pops?

I just had to google them to make sure I didn’t make them up. But I have these weird memories that only kind of make sense of staying with my kindergarten teacher in the summers (she had a pool!) and we’d walk to the gas station close to her house for a treat on Fridays and I’d always go for the Flintstones Push Pops.

Or candy cigarettes. The 90’s were weird, man.

Do you have memories like that? Where you wonder if you made it all up? I was so young but I have all sorts of fuzzy memories like sitting in her kitchen and listening to the rain on their tin roof while she made fried chicken.

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Pistachio Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks - the most delicious pistachio ice cream!

Hiii guys, we made it through another week. I made ice cream to celebrate.

You were expecting a cocktail?

Yeah, I know.

My life’s been weird this last month and I’m so out of this whole blogging routine right now. I have, however, made 3 kinds of ice cream in the past week so… let’s just just go with it.

Next week I’ll make a cocktail. Promise.

In the meantime, I made that grapefruit ginger bourbon sour from last year the other night and it was just as delicious as I remembered. So if you are looking for a drink idea today, use that one!

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S'mores Frozen Hot Chocolate! You won't believe how delicious this is!

Happy 3rd day of #SmoresWeek!

This one may be my favorite.

Except really, they’re all my favorite.

I can’t choose. You can’t make me.

But I really, really, really like this one.

Have you ever had a frozen hot chocolate? They are uhhhh-mazing and don’t even start with the, “Isn’t that just a chocolate shake?”

NO.

I used to think so, too, and then I tried one. It’s a hot chocolate. But frozen. And it will change your life.

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