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Nothing says summer like homemade lavender ice cream! I saw this recipe and lost my ability to even. I remember once when I went to a lavender farm in the South and experienced uber-refreshing, homemade lavender lemonade. Sipping that stuff on a hot July day in a rocking chair on the front porch of the farmhouse seemed like a dream at the time. As it turns out, homemade lavender ice cream is an equally yummy treat to beat the heat. (I'm a poet and I didn't realize it!) Combine red and blue food dye to add a special splash of color to this cool dessert. Read More
As summer comes to a close, we’ve rounded up a few easy, delicious recipes that'll cool you down during the next few weeks of heat. As an added bonus, they're all vegan! The first recipe is for Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream, courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie (who is a master of easy and healthy desserts.) Her recipes make it easy to control how sweet you want the end result to be, and she even includes helpful instructions on what to do if you don’t have an ice cream maker.     Next is one-ingredient ice cream. Yes, you read that correctly: one ingredient. Read More
From the folks behind the notorious No Pants Subway Ride comes a summer-themed prank. Be prepared to swim, play Frisbee, soak up some rays, sunbathe, slather on sunscreen, catch up on summer reading, or all of the above. The only difference between this Improv Everywhere event and a normal beach day? You’ll be doing it all decked out in black tie apparel—it’s the third annual Black Tie Beach mission! Black Tie Beach is a mass prank that leaves unknowing beach-goers completely dumbfounded. Read More
Whether you're planning to soak up the sun at the beach before it's too late or you're finally going to finish that latest best-selling novel you've been dying to read, August is the time to get your ass in gear and remind yourself to enjoy these last weeks of summer, damnit! But before you toss in any old swimsuit/novel combination into your getaway bag, check out the ingenious new Tumblr blog Matchbook.nu that is sure to change the way you pack for your summer vacation. Created by Kate Imbach, the site hand-matches swimsuit designs with book cover art. Read More
I’m a big vintage photo collector, so I was pretty jazzed when I found a whole basket of late 1930s photos hidden away at a local antique store. This particular bunch of images all appear to be from the same group of friends and family--snapshots from summers together between 1936 through 1938. While the hot days keep getting hotter, these photos are a perfect source of inspiration on how to look cute and still stay cool. They’re also an adorable glimpse into some of the happy moments of these ladies’ and gents’ lives together--not to mention a great look at everyday 1930s fashion. Read More
John Lennon famously said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” That’s beautiful, but to me, life is more like what happens between thinking about what I will be eating next. And so, on that note, whether you’re killing time dreaming of what you’ll be eating on your lunch break or where you’ll be stopping for dinner on your way home, here is a list of items that look like scrumptious food to fuel your imaginations and whet your appetites. Eat your hearts out! 1. A soft-pretzel shaped blow-up raft [image via] 2. Read More
You run up the stairs before you go to bed instead of walking. You hear a creaking noise and you hold your breath. You spin around far too quickly when you're raiding the cabinets for a snack because you sense someone behind you. There's no one there. Why do you feel so creeped out in your own house? I don't know if you have ever felt this weird sense of fear in your own home, but I know that I have. I know that it's inexplicable, that there's no real reason to be afraid. Read More
Summer means a lot of things: pools, slip n' slides, cook outs, struggling to install that window AC unit, and ultimately, vacation. Whether it's the days you take off from your 9 to 5 to vegetate in your bed watching Netflix, an escape to Europe, or a trip to the Jersey shore, vacation is a staple for summer. If you plan to escape to the wilderness for your vacation, you're going to need a baller tent to shelter you from the elements. Allow us to suggest Field Candy tents. These tents are way more spacious than regular two-person tents, with enough space for a "lobby" to dry damp items. Read More
If you've ever been on the internet or watched TV past 10 PM, you know there are sexy, hot singles in your area just itching to talk to you...for a price. Have you ever wondered who the person on the other end of the advertisement is? Are they actually hot or sexy? Are they even single? Are they robots?   According to the new hilarious movie For a Good Time, Call... out in September, they are indeed hot, but sometimes reluctant. Read More
  Just because you’re on the beach, that doesn’t mean you need to dress like a bum. Super comfy and chic, caftans are not only the perfect bathing suit cover, but they can also be easily dressed up for a night on the town.  Making your own custom caftan is a breeze. Get a breathable, cotton fabric that’s 60" wide, and measure from your shoulder down to your desired caftan length; double this measurement, adding 1/2" for the hem. Cut the fabric to the desired length, then fold in half so right sides are touching, pin the edges together, and iron down the fold. Read More