Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Summer Time!

Summer means lounging at the pool, catching up on that reading list, and spending time in the sun or around the bonfire with family and friends. Since today officially marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite summer time jewelry and summer time treats.


Double Cicada Lines Necklace


"Summer around Kansas means the cicadas start coming out and I start making key lime pie!"

Key Lime Pie Recipe

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 ( oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. Key lime juice (regular lime juice works fine too)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 grated lime rind (grate BEFORE you juice them)
1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust (pre baked & cooled)

Blend milk, cream cheese, lime juice, and rind in blender, add vanilla, blend again. Pour into 9 inch graham cracker crust and chill for four hours. Sprinkle with extra lime rind for color.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.  ~John Lubbock 



Mini Segmented Saucer Earrings

"Summer to me is cold, clear swimming holes, big beautiful Texas skies and enjoying zinnias from my garden."

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.  A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.  ~Ada Louise Huxtable

Nina Dinoff

Swinging Double Leaf Mod Earrings

"As for summer I love 80 degree weather and now that you mention it, mojitos!" 

Mojito Recipe 
  • Ice
  • 6 ounces light rum
  • 12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8 roughly broken apart
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Club soda
  • 4 slices lime


Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda.
Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.

 Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.  ~Sam Keen


Miniature Flip Flop Dangle Earrings

  "I look forward to swimming everyday in my pool and tending to my garden- that's summer for me!" 

Colored scents that fill the air as drowsy insects hum around in the meadow
is the place of secret magic where nature alone renews itself.
-- Kate Bergquist

Dragonfly Necklace
"My favorite summer treat is back yard BBQ's with friends!"

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. - Diane Ackerman


Thin Textured Rectangles    
"Summer means nights around the fire pit toasting marshmallows!"

S'more Variations:
  • Instead of chocolate use peanut butter cups
  • Add junior mints or caramels
  • Add sliced strawberries or bananas
  • Try adding toasted almonds for some crunch
  • Switch out milk chocolate for white, dark, or mint
  • Bacon anyone?


What's your favorite summer past time?


Riki Schumacher said...

Oh I love this, summer jewelry and summer recipes! Fabulous. Riki xoxo

Fluxplay Jewellery. said...

I take it none of you live in the UK then! Summer is...freezing slightly less than usual but at least not having to wear thermals ;-)

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