It's been about 3 days since our move and we are almost fully unpacked. Even though we didn't move across the States and only moved a few miles away moving is always stressful, especially for us. Since we lost our home in one of the latest Southern California wildfires (2 years ago) we've moved a whopping 5 times! Luckily, this is our last move until our home is built.
Most think building a house is a fun venture. My husband and I try to make the most out of it but when there's consistent moving, 2 young kids, crazy work hours for my hubby and blog time it seems rather daunting. Although my blog is a creative outlet for me. It gives me a way to express my feelings and be inventive.
Ideally, rebuilding would be easier if we were remodeling room by room but to make huge decisions all at once is rather overwhelming. On the up-side in a year or less we will have our perfect self-designed fire-proof home.
With all of this moving and organizing I was able to appreciate the true beauty of 'cleaning house'. Moving is time consuming and tedious but it's also cathartic. It's nice to throw away box after box of everyday unwanted items that was unknowingly cluttering the entire house.
We unfortunately moved to a house that no longer has a pool but has a spectacular view of the beautiful ocean and Channel Islands. We can now really appreciate the true beauty of Southern California.
Yesterday, while Ky was at summer camp, Lo and I took a stroll around our new yard picking flowers and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather.
Lo and I probably circled the yard a dozen times finding, picking and carrying flowers
These past few days have been hot in So. Cal, unusually hot! We now live in the foothills, which usually tends to be at least 15 degrees hotter than the city.
I stopped by the store to find a nice cool treat for the girls, when I happened onto a sale on dark cherries.
How could I pass that up??
I immediately thought of making dark cherry yogurt popsicles for the girls. I've always had a weakness for yogurt pops and creamsicles. One of my biggest memories from my childhood was orange creamsicles. There's something about the smooth, cool, creamy consistency that I adore!
I'll definitely make these in the near future but now onto dark cherry yogurt popsicles!
Hope you enjoy it!
Dark Cherry Yogurt Popsicles
Recipe Adapted from Epicurean Mom
1 bag dark cherries
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup greek vanilla or plain yogurt
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
Wash and pit the cherries. Place in a blender and blend until smooth.
Mix the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Simmer until reduced by 1/4. Let cool slightly and combine with cherries. Let cool completely.
Combine greek yogurt and honey, until well combined.
Spoon dark cherry mixture in popsicle mold, slide the mixture side to side, and coat sides well. follow with the yogurt mixture and repeat with cherry mixture, until 3/4 full.
Freeze for at least 6 hours. Serve and enjoy!