Sip Sip Hooray! This Watermelon Cooler is Ridiculously Easy to Make

Hi Friends!

Today I stopped into Whole Foods and couldn't resist the free samples of watermelon water in their produce section. Let me preface that I'm already a big fan of watermelon. It's just so refreshing and you get so much for such a small price (well, if you are smart and only buy them on sale). It's a sweet and healthy treat that is sure to cool you down.

Well, the watermelon juice was amazing. I contemplating buying a bottle but was turned away when I saw it was $7.99. What the heck? You could buy at least two whole watermelons for the price of a small bottle! So what does a good little DIY-er like me do in situations where you'd rather make things than pay a fortune? Learn how to make it yourself, duh! I took a peak at the ingredients and the only ingredient was simply put: watermelon.

Cool down this summer with a refreshing watermelon cooler drink. All you need are watermelon, cucumbers, limes, and mint. Sip sip, hooray! Get the full details at @heylovedesigns.com. | Hey Love Designs

After I lugged my giant watermelon to the line, to my car, and all the way to my apartment (go figure there was no close parking that day), I decided to try my hand at making this juice.

And let me tell you - it was so easy that I you barely need a recipe.

Cool down this summer with a refreshing watermelon cooler drink. All you need are watermelon, cucumbers, limes, and mint. Sip sip, hooray! Get the full details at @heylovedesigns.com. | Hey Love Designs

WATERMELON COOLER

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon - enough to fill up your whole blender
  • 3-6 cups of water
  • Cucumber, peeled, and chopped into chunks
  • Lime juice
  • Mint leaves, optional
  • Honey, optional.

Put everything in your blender and puree. The amount of cucumber and lime depends on your preference - I used about 1/2 a lime and about 3" of the cucumber. Depending on how sweet your watermelon is, you may want to add a little sweetener - I chose honey.

Slowly pour your juice into a strainer to separate it from the pulp. Pour the juice over a cup of ice and add a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

It actually feels like summer in a cup!

If you don't want that pulp go to waste, freeze them! I added them to my pineapple ice cube molds so I can enjoy them later, plus my dog is very into this idea. They make great popsicles!

Cool down this summer with a refreshing watermelon cooler drink. All you need are watermelon, cucumbers, limes, and mint. Sip sip, hooray! Get the full details at @heylovedesigns.com. | Hey Love Designs

Oh! I haven't told you guys yet!

See the "cheers" written on that plastic cup? I wrote that! I'm so grateful that I was asked to contribute lettering at work (I run social and digital at Cheeky), which is part of the designlovefest for Cheeky collection! On four products - "Yay!" on hot cup kits, "Good Vibes" on napkins and plates, and "Cheers" written on these plastic cups - it's crazy to think that my lettering is on products sold at Target stores. And seeing the photos posted all over Instagram on a daily basis? It's completely surreal. I'm glad that designlovefest and Cheeky's fans are so excited about this collection and that I got to be part of the design process. Yay!

So go buy those cups! They're perfect for entertaining.

It's Always Summer - New Doodle Designs

Hi Friends,

Well, I'm a little embarrassed. 

The last time I posted a blog, it was December 29, 2015. I worked so hard that month to produce 10 Days of Holiday Printables and then I went blog-silent.

That's not to say I wasn't active elsewhere. I've taken on new responsibilities at my full time job at Cheeky, I've been enjoying the amazing Los Angeles weather, and, well, I've also been really, really lazy. The couch and I are in a serious relationship.

Calligraphy Doodles - June 2016 | Hey Love Designs

But last night I felt super inspired. It really had been awhile since I've dumped out my box of lettering tools onto my coffee table and just wrote and wrote and wrote. But this time I wanted to do something different.

I've never been good at drawing. I failed anytime I wanted to draw a face or a person. Drawing things was never really my forte. Hey, you can't be good at everything, and that's okay. Now that summer is practically here, my love for watermelons, pineapples, and flamingos have increased dramatically. Summer is here, so bring on the tropics!

I decided to draw some of my favorite motifs and turn them into a fun collection. My first priority was to make a batch of adult stickers (more on that soon), but these guys were a perfect reason to update my Casetify and Society6 shops.

Introducing, the It's Always Summer collection. I just want to put these little motifs on everything!

Right now these guys exist as items only on Society 6 and Casetify, but stay tuned for more products as I explore what else I can put them on :)

10 Days of Printables: She Had a Cocktail in Her Hand and Confetti in Her Hair

Hi Friends! It's the final day of 10 Days of Printables! What started out to be ten consecutive days of holiday printables ended up stretching over a month. I'm kind of glad it worked out this way because it made the whole month fun and I got to end it with some stuff for your New Year's Eve celebrations.

In case you missed it, I shared a printable to make your own party poppers that you can fill with confetti and candy, as well as a 2016 full year printable calendar!

Hey Love Designs 10 Days of Printables | She had a cocktail in her hand and confetti in her hair. Download this print from @heylovedesigns.

For the last free printable, I wanted to leave you with a print that you could use for NYE or even just have decorating your vanity or gallery wall. For the girl who loves to dress up for a night on the town, this one's for you.

It's one of Kate Spade's phrases: She had a cocktail in her hand and confetti in her hair.

Simply print out this PDF which can be trimmed down to 8x10" and affix to a wall with washi tape or for a glamorous touch, add it to a frame.

Download and print the PDF here.

I hope you all have a fabulous new year. Tell me your plans! How are you ringing in the new year and what goals have you made for 2016?

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