Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fruity ice cubes and a GIVEAWAY!

Hello Friends!  How are you all this week?  We are in the middle of a heat wave here in MA! It's hot and humid, temperatures in the high 90's!   Air conditioning is a blessing~

Saturday we spent the entire day at the beach and I had the best hot dog that I've ever had in my life!  Why do hot dogs always taste so good at the beach? I don't know if it was the salt air or the grilled bun (in butter!) but BOY was it good!  Truth be told that I ate it so fast that I didn't even have time to think about taking a picture of it.  You will just have to take my word for it. 

Anyway, I have two things that I'm excited to show you today.  First, something special for your summer drinks, and then a Giveaway!  Yahoo!

Here's a cute idea.  I saw this in a magazine and I had to try it...

Want a way to fancy-up your summer drinks? How about fruity ice cubes?!

The ones I saw were made with blackberries, but this is what I had in the fridge : ) 

You could use any fruit to do this - strawberries, oranges, or raspberries?!

Just add your favorite fruit in the ice cube tray and viola!

I'm on a blueberry kick right now so I immediately went for the blueberries!  When the ice cube eventually melts, you get a treat! 

I drink lemon water all summer, so why not in ice cube form?  Looking at this pictures I'm thinking I should do some lime ones too?  A lemon-lime water would be very refreshing! Yes, definitely!

These ice cubes are so pretty and elegant.  They even make my ice tea look fancy~

I hope you enjoy these!

And now let me tell you about my Giveaway -

A few weeks ago this blog celebrated it's 100th post!  I thought that was a great reason for another giveaway!  July is also my birthday month and I love having something to look forward to. 

Here's what I have for you:

A 12.8oz container of the most beautifully scented rose potpourri.  Perfect for a bedroom or bathroom.  

It's feminine, soft, and lovely.

I also have this vintage style LOVE tin.  Adorable.

Both items came from Michael's and are from the Ashland Collection.  I have many of their Paris/shabby chic inspired pieces.  Check out my tea bag tin (here) and my Paris luminary (here). Two of my favorite things from Ashland. 

To enter just leave me a comment on this post and I'll draw a winner next Tuesday - the 24th - which happens to be my birthday!  I'm super excited to be able to celebrate it with you  ; - )

Good luck & stay cool!!!

Danielle xo


  1. That is a fantastic idea. I love lemon water also so I will be doing this when we eventually get some heat (we still haven't had any..just grey skies!!).

    What a lovely giveaway. I'd love to enter if it's open to international readers of course!

    Gemma xXx

  2. Those ice cubes are such a great idea! What a fun way to stay cool in this heat : )

  3. I absolutely love that ice cube idea, Danielle!!! Totally going to give it a shot at the beach house this weekend. We're having my birthday party on Saturday and this would be so fabulous for drinks. Thanks for the great idea! And what a lovely giveaway. Stay cool! We're experiencing the crazy heatwave too :) xoxo

  4. Fruit-filled ice!? That's brilliant! One of those "Wish I'd though of that.", ideas.

    Great giveaway too! In this heat, we can all use pretty stuff to help us keep smelling sweet. :D