Yes! It’s that time of year again! The week leading up to national ice cream day is always fun filled around these parts. This is the third annual year of the ‘ice cream party’, which always include a party invite printable for you (check out year 1 and year 2), and ice cream recipes. I can’t wait!
For this year’s ice cream party invitation, I took the watercolour ice cream and popsicles I painted the other day and turned it into a sweet and simple little invitation for you. Just fill in the information and send it out to your friends!
Whatever way you choose to throw an ice cream party, it’s a darn good excuse to get together with friends and indulge.
You can host your ice cream party a number of ways – either provide a buffet of store bought ice cream and toppings, or if you’re super gungo/crazy (like me) whip up a bunch of homemade ice creams of various flavours. I’ve purchased all the supplies and have just started ice cream making. It takes a week to get all the different flavours made as I can only make one per day.
Click the above image or ‘download here’ button to grab the PDF. Simply print, fill in the information and send it off to your ice cream buddies!
Personally, I go for for anything with peanut butter, caramel, sea salt, chocolate…or all 4 of those.
What is your favourite ice cream flavour?
From The Ice Cream Archives
Ahhhh summer. Time to set up temporary shelter and sleep in the great outdoors! Personally, I’m having a hard enough time sleeping on a very comfy mattress with this bulging belly, so I won’t be camping this season (sad face). Instead I’ll have to live vicariously through you.
Maybe you’re more prepared than I, but whenever I go camping I always manage to forget something. Whether it’s soap, paper towels, or an axe, whatever I forget turns out to be a big deal when out in the middle of nowhere. I figured I couldn’t be the only forgetful camper, so I created a little checklist (based off this guide
) to help you keep tabs on what to pack when you’re getting ready for your evening(s) of roughing it outdoors.
Of course it’s just a guide. If you’re just camping down the road you won’t need a flare gun, but it’s a helpful list to check over and make sure you’ve got your necessities. Plus it includes a little watercolour by yours truly!
Click the above image or ‘download here’ button to grab the PDF. Simply print and check/cross off the items as you pack.
And have a FANTASTIC time camping!
My favourite camping spot is Sombrio beach. It’s over a kilometre hike in (‘easy 10 minutes’ on the website is a lie) and is in bear country, but the incredible night sky is well worth the trek. One special camping trip I even woke up to giant humpback whales migrating south. No words can describe that feeling.
What is your favourite camping spot?
Yessss it’s July! I love this month. For starters, today is Canada day (HAPPY CANADA DAY FELLOW CANUCKS!) and it’s national ice cream month. It doesn’t get much better than that. But July is also the month of one of my favourite watercolour gemstones (and the featured gem on the front of the 2015 calendar
) – ruby!
This gemstone has been around for centuries, and has always been highly valued. Ruby signifies love and passion along with harmony and success.
To save, click on the download button and right click to save the image, then set it up as your desktop wallpaper.
Find more desktop wallpapers right here, and head over to the Squirrelly Minds Paper Shop to find each month’s birthstone as a card, a print, or in a calendar (where you can cut up each page to have 12 prints!).
Happy birthday July babies!