9 Things To Make In Your Ice Cube Tray That’s Not Ice

During my nightly Pinterest black-hole sesh, I’ve been coming across some really innovated hacks, or alternative-use type DIY things. Things for food, the home, decor, kitchen, etc.. A lot has been around my new pup, River! Pitador! Super cute 5 month old little snuggler. Melts my heart. Anyhoo… there were ideas for DIY pup treats, and frozen chicken broth cubes.. which got me to the other-side of Pinterest and onto other foods (for humans) that you can make in nice trays! Now, I have a freezer that makes ice cubes.. so I don’t have any trays.. BUT Amazon sure did! 🙂 I got he pop-out ones with lids! Now to try out some of these yummy frozen treats, just in time for Summer!

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Tailgating Buds and Brews


One of the best parts of football is the FOOD eating and day DRINKING! Being able to be apart of that at the actual stadium is amazing. Sometimes you go in to watch the game… aaaaand others you just socialize and watch/listen to is in the parking lot!There’s a million recipes for food and booze to bring to the the table, but I think I found more than just pigs in a blanket! Or a homemade cheese ball! Here are some of the most unique ideas that now are a must-have. GAME ON!

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How To Succeed At Your First Grown-Up Pool Party

Dos and Don’ts for an End Of Summer Pool Party are a must have. This may be the last time to really showcase how much you’ve grown and spread your wings over the summer.  Or maybe the last chance to redeem yourself from the last few parties where you may have a few too many Raspberry Daquiris and pizza rolls. So here key fool-proof tips to get you through this last HOORAH!

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13 Social Clubs (Or Excuses) To Meet New Friends & Drink More Wine (Or Coffee)


We are all so attached to our smartphones – constantly isolating ourselves. For a couple hours a month, get together with friends and strangers to enjoy something other than electronics. Plus, its a great excuse to chat, catch up, gossip, drink wine, sip on coffee, just enjoy one another’s company. Some of these are actually clubs you can start or join existing ones! But a few of them I just thought up and thought “huh, that would be fun!” but I’m sure some degree of these clubs exist already. What other ideas am I missing?!

1 – Book Club

Classic. And everyone “reads” the book I’m sure.


2 – Knitting Club

A huge trend amongst the millennials! So is the next one.


3 – Crafting Club

Take a Pinterest idea and try to recreate it. Nailed It.


4 – Garden Club

Another classic woman’s club (excuse) for getting together every 1st Thursday of the month. Who knows, you may learn how to keep that ficus in your apartment alive!


5 – Movie Club

Enjoy flicks old and/or new!? Join or create a fun movie club! Don’t forget the popcorn 🙂


6 – Coffee Club

I’m sure this would be a hit around this time of year… PSL OMG! Haha

Students sitting around table drinking coffee in college cafe

7 – Drinking Club

I narrowed this down into one category – think Wine Club, Beer Club (Brewers Club), Cocktail Club? etc…


8 – Cooking Club

Love cooking, hate cooking, can’t cook, need inspiration… whatever the motivation is – cook something.


9 – Photography Club

I’ve heard of this, a group of people go around their city and take pictures and trade tips and tricks with one another for the best photo. Be sure you have an #insta account.


10- Running Club

Eh… I’m not a super fan of this one. But Running is a huge thing – so why run alone!? Unless you want to be alone, then that’s ok.


11 – Board Game Club

Game night! Game nights seem to be more of an up-and-coming trend with the 20/30 year olds these days. When you were younger and forced to play at Family Nights – (you all know what I’m talking about) that wasn’t so appealing… But now you can have a cocktail 🙂


12 – Poker (Cards) Club

I’m not suggesting a gambling support group to fuel your addiction.. but simply friendly nights of cards!


13 – Recipe Club

Inspired by my friend: Everyone meets at a bar, brings a recipe to share, throws it in the middle of the table… and then drinks for a few hours. Pretty simple. The kicker is, every month when they meet, they all pool $10 or so, and at the end of the year they donate the money to a charity of their choice. Now that’s a great excuse to get together with your gals!


Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke