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Dark Purple, Light Purple, and Cream Palette

July 4, 2015

Don't be afraid to use dark colors when it comes to decorating. This deep purple pairs beautifully with its lighter variations and rosy shades of taupe.

This layered blueberry cake and the color palette it inspired is just so perfect for summer. I’m thinking it’s both should stick around through the fall, don’t you?

Image by Butiksofie. All colors from Pantone solid coated color books except Pebble, which is from the Pantone neon + pastel book.

Links to Love

July 3, 2015

Make the 4th extra festive with one of these simple patriotic DIY projects! Click through for links to each tutorial.

Happy 4th of July weekend! If you’re still in need of some last minute decor for your party this weekend, try one of these simple tutorials.

Monday is my birthday (yay!) and I’ll be away from the blog most of the week week taking a couple days off to eat lots of cake and ice cream as well as shoot more video tutorials. We shot a ton this week and I cannot wait to share the tutorials with you! If you want a behind the scenes look at my life, including sneak peeks of upcoming projects, be sure to follow me on Snapchat. I’m @sarahheartslove.

1. Painted star and stripe placemats / 2. Folded paper napkin bunting / 3. Tissue paper pom pom garland / 4. Concrete star shaped votives

More last-minute ideas for the 4th
Paper bag bunting / Spiked strawberry cream punch / Stars and stripes freezer pops


Best Pineapple Products

July 2, 2015

Embrace the pineapple trend with these cute sneakers, accessories and home and party goods (click through for links on where to find each item)

So you probably either love—or love to hate— the pineapple trend. Maybe pineapples are a bit overdone but I still adore the tropical fruit print on everything. I mean, who wouldn’t love some gold pineapple earrings? There’s just something so cute about seeing their iconic silhouette and texture on unexpected things, like ice cubes or sneakers.

1. Sonix pineapple iPhone 6 case / 2. Pineapple ice cube trays / 3. Plastic pineapple party cups / 4. Gold pineapple jewelry tray / 5. Gold pineapple stud earrings / 6. Kate Spade pineapple keychain / 7. Keds Champion pineapple sneakers

If you love all things summer (fruit), be sure to check out my favorite watermelon print must-haves too!

4th of July Strawberry Lemonade and Orange Beet Freezer Pops

July 1, 2015

Celebrate the 4th of July by making some adorable stars and stripes freezer pops! Click through to see how they are made.

Who said the 4th of July had to be all red, white and blue?

I skipped the food coloring this year and traded the traditional Independence day colors for these all-natural colors using Natalie’s juices. Freezer pops are a great way to enjoy your favorite juices in this crazy summer heat. My summer favorites are the strawberry lemonade and orange beet. They make the most delicious treats with minimal effort.

Since every 4th of July bbq wouldn’t be complete without popsicles, I dressed mine using white star and stripe stickers. Check out the tutorial below to see how they were made.

These homemade freezer pops are easy to make! Pour your favorite juices into decorated pop bags. So perfect for a 4th of July party!

Ingredients: Natalie’s Strawberry Lemonade / Natalie’s Orange Beet Juice
Supplies: freezer pop bags / small funnelwhite adhesive vinyl / stars and stripes template / scissors or cutting machine

Step 1: Cut the adhesive vinyl into star and stripe stickers. I used my Silhouette to do this, but you can also cut them out by hand using the printable template as a guide. Place the stickers on the back side of the freezer bags (the front side has printing on them).

Step 2: Use the funnel to pour the juices into each bag. Be sure to only fill up to the fill line. Seal the bags and place in the freezer horizontally over night. Take the out of the freezer just before serving and enjoy!

Natalie's Juices make the most delicious freezer pops! Just pour them into zip top popsicle bags. Click through to see how to make 4th of July themed pop bags.

These all-natural homemade freezer pops sure beat the artificially colored and sweetened ones I had grown up. Click through to see how they are made!

Want to see what other delicious recipes I’ve made with Natalie’s fresh juices? Check them out here.

This post is sponsored by Natalie’s Juice. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep Sarah Hearts going!

July 2015 Calendar Wallpaper

June 30, 2015

This adorable wallpaper will make you crave ice cream! Click through to download it for all your devices including iPhone, iPad and computer.

Trying to beat the summer heat? Maybe this adorable ice cream cone wallpaper can help. And by help, I mean, make you instantly get an ice cream cone!

Download the newest Sarah Hearts wallpaper with a calendar, quote or just cute ice cream cones. I can’t make any promises that you won’t instantly start craving ice cream though.Today I choose joy. Such a great reminder on this cute wallpaper! Click through to download it for all your devices.Download this month’s wallpaper for all your devices:

Computer | Computer with calendar | Computer with quote
Retina display | Retina display with calendar | Retina display with quote
iPhone | iPhone with calendar | iPhone with quote | iPhone home screen wallpaper
iPad | iPad with calendar | iPad with quote | iPad home screen wallpaper

Please note that both the iPhone and iPad wallpapers are created to fit the screen without perspective zoom. When you set your wallpaper turn perspective zoom off by pinching the screen to view the entire design.

july-2015-mock-iosThese adorable ice cream cones look good enough to eat! Click through to download this free wallpaper for your phone, tablet, and computer.

Concept and design by Sarah Khandjian

Love free wallpapers? Check out all my past wallpaper designs here.