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You Must Create

I wouldn’t call this a blogging rut. It’s more like a life high. I’m overstimulated and in overdrive. I’ve never felt like this before and I love it. I’m taking in so much, learning, thinking, planning. It’s just thrilling. But here’s the thing. Now it’s time to do something with it all. Make something. And that’s what I’ve been missing the past few weeks, even though I’ve been having so much fun. Maybe too much fun? I need to create more. Daily. Do it. This is your thing, Nikki.

This weekend I uncovered a few journals from six years or so ago that were filled with pages and pages of scribbles and inspiration. Images ripped from magazines, little random thoughts, washed with watercolor and pastel. The pre-pinterest. So as a reminder of what I have in me and what I need more of in my life…a few pages from my nineteen-year-old self…

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Now that I’m a bit more inspired (and feel that I’ve grown up a tad bit too in the past six years), let the creating begin. I’m hoping that I’m back to taking care of and curating this favorite space of mine.

Peachy Keen Inspiration

Yes, another peach post! I hope you’re not sick of them yet…I definitely am not!

My good friend and designer-extraordinaire Suite Paperie designed and styled a super fun “peachy keen” themed birth announcement/welcome home party. I’m in love with everything about this, especially the adorable custom peach pattern! The beautifully styled suite combined with my obsession with DC farmer’s market peaches and the 100+° temps inspired me to make a cold, sweet treat to match.

And get this, these popsicles are so simple to make. You’ll be cooling down in a flash! Just combine 1 cup of sliced, crushed peaches with 2 cups of vanilla yogurt. Pour into 6 small paper cups and insert a wooden stick in the center. Freeze overnight.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: summer peach popsicles

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Cupcakes for Breakfast: summer peach popsicles

Suite Paperie

Cupcakes for Breakfast: summer peach popsicles

Suite Paperie

Cupcakes for Breakfast: summer peach popsicles

Suite Paperie

They look great together right? See more of the “Peachy Keen” suite at Suite Paperie!