Nothing takes us back to childhood quite like a spoonful of chocolate pudding. In celebration of National Chocolate Pudding Day, we’re sharing a classic recipe from Whipperberry that’s perfect to make from scratch!
Love this decadent treat? Check out some of our other favorite chocolate pudding recipes from our round up last year.
When decorating for twins or multiples, the challenges can seem exponential. Here are a few of our foundational tips that will help get you started in a room for two (or more!).
Set up a strong storage foundation. From hanging storage and soft storage to dressers and bins, a great start to any room (multiples or not) is storage. Find the perfect system for your home here.
Get creative with the space! Don’t feel restricted to a mirrored layout — a different orientation of your furniture may give a better flow to the room.
Choose furniture that will last. Timeless pieces will help add longevity to the room. Even as their favorite colors or hobbies change, you’ll have solid furniture that grows with them.
Coordinate the style, but be sure to differentiate the look. Try adding a few playful letters or a different color for each child to help energize the room. The decorative details are just enough to give each little one a space to call their own.
The Fourth of July is one of my all-time favorite holidays. I’ve loved it since I was a little kid – it always reminds me of sunny days at the lake, barbecue parties and (of course) fireworks!
Speaking of barbecues: a great way to cool down the little peanuts at your 4th of July party is to serve homemade snow cones right in your own backyard. Using the Pottery Barn Kids Snow Cone Machine, you can easily make the crushed snow for this summer-perfect treat. Add our homemade syrup (recipe below) to add color and flavor – it’s a healthier option that’s also all-natural! Both you and your little party guests will love this cool snack.
Homemade Healthy Snow Cone Syrup
1 lb. fresh fruit of your choice (use strawberries and raspberries for red) or a 12-oz. can of frozen fruit juice
Blue water flavoring/punch packet (optional)
2 cups water
½ cup Agave in the Raw
Step 1: If using fresh fruit, blend until completely smooth. Add two cups of water and ½ cup of Agave in the Raw and continue blending until you have a smooth, watery consistency. Pour syrup in a bottle for easy pouring.
Step 2: If you’re using a can of frozen fruit juice, let it thaw until it’s almost liquid. Add juice to two cups of water and ½ cup of Agave and blend or stir until you have a smooth, watery consistency. Pour syrup in a bottle for easy pouring.
Step 3: For non-fruit colors, like blue, use blue water flavoring or a blue punch packet. Add to two cups of water and ½ cup Agave in the Raw. Stir until completely mixed. Pour syrup in a bottle for easy pouring.
Check out my favorite picks for a red, white and blue celebration of your own below – have a Happy 4th of July!
This Wichita Falls playroom from Jana Bek of Bek Design mixes color, pattern and perfect storage pieces for a room that’s organized and bright.
For her client, Meghan of Meghan Cavanaugh Photography, Jana focused on a keeping the space beautiful to coordinate with the rest of the home, while also thinking about being kid-friendly (Meghan has two little ones).
“The Cameron Storage System offers so much versatility,” Jana said. “You can add canvas bins for additional covered storage, or keep them open for stacking books. As her kids’ tastes transition, she can adjust accordingly.”
We love the space Jana created for Meghan’s kids and selected a few of our favorite pieces to get this look in your own home:
Summer baby showers are great to host outdoors and this Anchors Away Baby Shower offers classic nautical style for a striking look outside. With a fresh summer palette, this gender-neutral shower is both an elevated and festive way to welcome a little one.
If you haven’t already seen it on Pinterest, a summer bucket list is the greatest thing to happen to the warm-weather months since the invention of sunscreen! The idea is this: sit down with your kiddos and create a list of things you’d like to do together while school is out.
Some of them can be simple: going swimming or walking to the ice cream parlor. Others can be more elaborate: an overnight camping trip or teaching the dog three new tricks! No matter which activities you choose, a summer bucket list is a fun way to plan the time off – and it also gives you some direction when you (or the kids) are bored.
There are plenty of creative ideas out there for how to keep track of your list. I thought it’d be neat to create something that’s both a to-do list and a photo display.
To make it easy, use our free printables to get started. If you want your display to resemble a summertime clothesline (like I did), use mini clothespins to hang each item up.
As you start to complete the activities, print out photos you take during the activity and hang them on the line. In the end, you’ll have a collection of wonderful summer memories to inspire even more fun!