Friday, June 5, 2009

{celebrate summer~making everyday special}

A couple of weeks ago, I was very pleased to find that I had won a drawing, hosted by the very gracious Suzanne, at Southern Inspiration, for a "Celebrate Summer" Magazine. (A production of the creative and talented Phyllis Hoffman)
THANK YOU Suzanne!!!
I can't find your autograph on the cover, as promised! Still looking....LOL!
But I am so enjoying the magazine!!!
The theme is to
"Make Everyday Special!"
I'd like to share a few ideas from the super cute and inspiring magazine, and then encourage you to pick up one for yourself!
You won't be disappointed!
And for more inspirational culinary ideas and recipes,
visit Gollum, at Designs by Gollum.

The magazine covers many "special occasions," including ideas for a beautiful blue Summer Wedding and a precious pink Baby Shower!
Summer Party Entertaining, including 4th of July and Labor Day Holidays...
Simple, yet beautiful and striking decorations to complete the celebration!
And even instructions for several napkin foldings!

Don't want to reveal all the magazine has to offer,
that would ruin the suspense and excitement for those who may buy it,
but just one more special feature and a recipe "borrowed"...

Many "YUMMY" recipes for ice cream and freeze pops!
~ Pina-Colada Pops ~
(makes 8-12 servings)
2 cups pineapple juice
2/3 cup cream of coconut
(such as Coco Lopez)

In a medium bowl, combine juice and cream of coconut, stirring well. Fill ice-pop molds with mixture. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. To remove pops from molds, follow manufacturer's instructions.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
We will be hosting a very special CELEBRATION of our own Sunday afternoon,
a Graduation Cook-out at the lake for Josh!
~Rhonda ;]


Mary said...

I absolutely love you pops. Next barbecue they'll be part of the dessert table.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Another Rhonda! Your blog is just beautiful and the Pina Colada Pops will be perfect to serve at the tiki hut on a hot day.

southerninspiration said...

Ah, now I am reminded of the Pina Colada Pops...wish I had one right now!!:)
I'm so glad you've enjoyed the giveaway magazine...and OOOPS, I forgot the autograph!! :)
As always, your blog is gorgeous, and you've inspired me once again!
Thanks, friend!


Chandy said...

Love that magazine! Yummy pics!

Melanie said...

Now I want that magazine!

Joyce said...

I love the pop recipe and the magazine looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Kat said...

Gotta have it! So much good stuff. I will be trying those pops.


ButterYum said...

Oooh, these sound so refreshing and delicious.

imjacobsmom said...

I'll have to look for that one...~ Robyn

Chari said...

Hi Rhonda...

Ohhh...this looks like a fabulous issue with some great ideas! I love a good magazine along with a glass of tea and a comfy chair! Hehe! Okay...I just giggled when I saw the photo of the beach candles! I swear that I made mine before seeing this photo but they could almost be twins! Hehe!!! Thanks for sharing a little bit of the inspiration!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

bj said...

What a great looking magazine..may have to have one of those.
The pops sound delicious, too..
xo bj

Anonymous said...

I am for sure going to try these. I am having stomach issues and have been on a fruit and vegetable diet for quite awhile now...these will fit right in with the way I have to eat. Thanks!!


Hi Rhonda,
I'm into LEMON right now and the cover of that maagazine sure has my attention :)
Enjoy the graduation party...
Deb :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This does look like a great magazine. I'll have to look for a copy. Congratulations on the win! laurie

Nancy Jane said...

What a lovely, different treat for a hot summer day! Must try them.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I need to make some has been hot here lately! I hope you had a happy Foodie Friday and are having a great weekend ~ Susan

heidi said...

i love that magazine. bought it a month ago. looking forward to a colorful 4th of July with all the yummy food. the father's day idea was neat too. i almost posted about all that but kept forgetting. so glad you did. everyone should run out and grab a copy. =o)

Dawn said...

Good morning Rhonda. Congrats on your win. ☺ I love all the highlights you shared. The pops sound quite yummy. I'll have to remember that. I'm still waiting for the warm weather to hit. Yesterday I had a turtleneck on!

take care,

Gollum said...

Oh, my! Those look so fresh and tasty! I could have used one today while working on the back porch--it was a scorcher! Have a wonderful week.
XX 00