Friday, July 23, 2010

Bananas Over Mangoes!

We are currently in love with mangoes! Sister "S" served us a delicious tropical fruit salad at her Hot- Dog- BBQ- Fabulous- Kitchen- Reveal- Party. It had mango in it and we were hooked! Since then we bought a whole mango and ate it straight, scraping the mangoey goodness off the skin with our teeth. It was proclaimed the favorite fruit of the summer! We have also discovered a bag of frozen mango chunks tastes great in a tropical smoothie! And our aspiring chef, Lulu, came up with the following yummy recipe...

Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie

2 cups frozen whole strawberries
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 banana
1 6oz. vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar

Directions: Add all ingredients to the blender. Blend until smooth and delicious. Serve in your favorite glass with an umbrella straw!

We decided these special, pretty drinks needed some tropical coasters! PERLER BEADS! Perler beads have been a summer obsession! (Thanks "J"!) Perler beads are great for kids. We have created a tea set and a sweet shop complete with lollipops and ice cream cones. They are also fun for adults who like to sort tiny beads by color to create a perfect rainbow box! We have spent many hours creating tiny masterpieces that sometimes sky dive off the table! (Tip: Don't do perler beads on the deck!) So here is the tropical coaster pattern...

Observe how they float beautifully in the pool for their photo shoot!

Lulu's smile for the week: Throwing a pot on the pottery wheel at art camp!

Lulu's frown for the week: Ballet tights that are too tight (I would be able to touch my toes if my tights weren't so tight!)

Nel's smile for the week: Being asked to address the wedding invitations for my soon to be sister-in-law!

Nel's frown for the week: Pens without caps!!!


  1. Volcaaaaaannnnoooo!!!! love the post!!! it's so stinkin' cute!!!! great job guys :) ♥J.

  2. Love this post!! "Observe how they float beautifully in the pool" is the best selling point ever!!! Cracking me up!! Great job Nel & Lulu!~*S*~

  3. Great job Lulu and Nel it is very clever and colorful love it!


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