Welcome, Sarah! She's a genius in the kitchen, an engineer who is now staying at home with her daughter (Meredith, my Alice model for the Mad Tea Party), and my favorite friend in Greenville. That is, until (sniff) she put her house on the market. I've threatened to show up when they're showing the house and run off all prospective buyers.
"This house is falling apart. I helped Sarah wallpaper over a really big crack and some mold right here." "They've got rats." "Some guy is buried under the house and they've got ghosts." "The next door neighbors have Pit Bulls. And fighting chickens. And scabies."
Oh, and Violet is crazy about her. On to Sarah's post! -Laura
SOA GUEST BLOGGER SARAH CARTER
Who doesn’t have fond memories of eating ice cold popsicles on a hot, summer day? One of my five year-old’s favorite things to do is to not only eat popsicles but to make them. Starting in about December, she starts to ask how much longer until summer ... so that we can make popsicles. Making popsicles is fun and there are so many possibilities... classic fruit, pudding pops, striped, speckled, “adult”, etc.Popsicles can be made in simple paper cups but they are so much more fun in shapes. The ones that we have are shaped like stars. (Tovolo star ice pop molds...here are a few other cool options.)
Note from Laura: You have great timing, Sarah! My friend Amy gave me the world's cooleset popsicle maker for my birthday, the Zoku Pop Maker. Adam has requested Fourth of Julysicles. I don't know what kind I'm making yet, but you can bet your buttons they'll be red, white, & blue.
Aren't these options gorgeous? They look so fun and tasty. I like the whole pieces of fruit.