Notes from the Weekend — Red, White & Blue Popsicles

If you haven’t heard the news, Austin is hot. Luckily, a cold front’s coming in to take us down to the high nineties. Phew.

We spent most of the weekend in air conditioned buildings, one of which was the new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Lamar. I wish it was a little closer to my house, but hey – at least we have one in Austin. We kept stopping at them in L.A. and I like to think they followed me home. I wish Pinkberry did too, but oh well.

What’s really special about the Austin Coffee Bean is that they’ve partnered up with Alexandra, whose cookie business is growing. She’s still selling her amazing cookies on-line, but if you live in Austin you can stop by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and buy them there.

Hmmm, what else happened this weekend? Not much. Fuzz tackled a few craft projects from Family Fun. One was a Fourth of July T-shirt project and another was a red, white and blue popsicle.  We got the idea from Farmily Fun but used a recipe from Jell-O because I think popsicles taste better with frozen gelatin than with punch.

Popsicles are a good lesson in delayed gratification. She started the project yesterday….


….but had to wait until this morning to try one. Nothing balances out a complete breakfast quite like popsicles.


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  1. says

    That’s cool for Alexandra’s cookies to be sold at a store! Hers are some I’d love to try someday!

    Cool (pun intended) looking popsicles. What is the white layer made of. Hey, I just fed my kids cupcakes for breakfast yesterday. What? They had eggs, milk, flour, etc. Perfectly rounded. I wish they’d have had those popsicles to wash them down with! 😉

    We’re in a cooling trend here, too. Supposed to be in the 80’s all week. Ahhh.

  2. says

    Hi Anna,
    It was such a treat to have you come by ‘The Bean’ on Saturday and finally get to meet you and Team Ginsberg in person- you’re family is awesome!
    Nice work Emma on those popsicles, they look like they were worth the wait!

  3. Kris says

    Would you mind linking the recipe. I can’t find it on the kraft website.

    Thanks so much!

  4. Louise says

    I don’t want to hear any complaints about heat. Up here in Newfoundland we’ve seen high temps in the mid-50’s, plus rain, for a couple days. Today it was 68 degrees and it actually felt hot. I was just looking at your choc chip cupcakes and they look yummy. 🙂

  5. says

    Hi Louise,

    I’ve been thinking about you and hoping you’re having a lovely vacation. Yeah, I need to stop complaining about the heat. I used to like the heat but this is too much.

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