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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.

Punch4Everybody: Strawberry Cremosa Punch

June 29, 2015

This grown up punch version of an Italian soda is the perfect punch to serve at 4th of July parties and other summer get togethers! Top it with fresh whipped cream and your guests are sure to love it! #Punch4Everybody #ad #sarahhearts

Strawberries to me are the quintessential summer fruit, right there along side watermelon and blueberries. And that’s a good thing because they are one of my favorites! Who doesn’t love strawberry pie or strawberry shortcake loaded with fresh berries and homemade whipped cream, right? What better way to capture the flavors and freshness of summer than to use fresh strawberries in a delicious punch recipe.

Just like my watermelon mint punch, this recipe uses fresh fruit as the base. I combined equal parts fresh strawberries, sugar and water to make a fresh fruit syrup. It’s the perfect mixer for my Italian soda inspired punch and would be equally delicious on top of homemade vanilla ice cream. When mixed with soda, half and half and Smirnoff Strawberry it makes a sweet punch that’s perfect for serving at summer parties, including your 4th of July bash this weekend!

Smirnoff Strawberry pairs so well with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! Try this Italian soda punch for a sweet treat at your next party.

Strawberry Cremosa Punch
makes 8 servings

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh strawberries, diced / 2 cups sugar / 2 cups water / 1.5 cups Smirnoff Strawberry / 2 cups club soda / 1/2 cup half and half / fresh strawberries + whipped cream for garnish
Supplies: fine mesh strainer

It's so easy to make your own fresh strawberry syrup! (Click through for recipe)

Step 1: Combine diced strawberries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat and allow mixture to cool completely.

Step 2: Pour mixture over strainer into a large pitcher. Save the strawberry pieces for another use (like a strawberry sundae!)

Step 3: Add strawberry syrup to a large pitcher. When you’re ready to serve, top it with Smirnoff Strawberry, soda water and half and half. Pour the punch into glasses filled with ice and garnish with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry. Serve with festive straws and you’re ready to celebrate the 4th of July! Note: You can also skip the pitcher and make this punch recipe by the glass. Simply pour the syrup into individual glasses filled with ice and add the cream and soda.

This boozy punch version of Italian soda looks so delicious! Click through for recipe.

Fresh strawberry syrup is the sweet base for this delicious Italian soda punch (click through for recipe)

Cannot wait to try this grown up boozy version of Italian soda. It uses freshly made strawberry syrup and strawberry vodka. Yum!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smirnoff for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep Sarah Hearts going!

Check out my other summer inspired punch recipes and find more #Punch4Everybody summer punch recipes by following Smirnoff on Instagram. Save your favorites to your boards and follow Smirnoff on Pinterest. And find even more summer recipes by liking Smirnoff on Facebook.

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5 Ways to DIY a Pillow Cover

June 26, 2015

Have a plain pillow cover? Check out these 5 awesome tutorials on how easily make it into something new (click through for links to each tutorial)

I cannot wait for the weekend! Though mine is going to be filled with work I’m going to squeeze some time for horseback riding and brunch with one of good friends because both of those things are my favorite!

If you’re looking for a fun weekend project, grab a plain pillow cover and dress it up using on of these simple DIY projects. And there’s still time to enter our $250 AllModrn gift card giveaway if you haven’t entered already!

1. Oleander + Palm / 2. Delineate Your Dwelling / 3. A Bubble Life / 4. Pars Caeli

DIY Watermelon Print Gift Boxes with Office Labels

June 25, 2015

Office color coding labels are the secret ingredient in these adorable DIY pillow shaped gift boxes! (Click through for full tutorial) #12MonthsofMartha

I can’t get enough watermelon these days so I created another fun project inspired by the delicious summer fruit! This time I grabbed my handy gift box tool and some office color coding labels to create pillow boxes that are perfect for storing candy and small gifts.

A couple years ago I used color coding labels to create instant party decor so I’ve had a few boxes of labels stashed away in my supply closet. Ever since then I’ve been trying to come up with a use for them and I’m pretty sure this is the best possible use. I mean, who really uses these around the office?

After making tiny yellow watermelons, I instantly started seeing tacos instead so you can totally change it up and make taco patterned boxes too!

A pillow box maker and some office supplies are all you need to create these cute watermelon gift boxes. (Click through for tutorial) #12MonthsofMartha

Supplies: gift box tool / white cardstock / color coding labels / scissors / black felt-tip marker / double-sided tape
Time: 5 minutes

Step 1: Use the gift box tool to cut out as many boxes as you need. The ones pictured here are size #1. Get step-by-step directions on how to use the gift box tool here.

Use office color coding labels to create really cute gift boxes! Click through for more details.

Step 2: Cut the color coding labels in half.

Can you believe these gift boxes are created with office color coding labels! Such a cute, clever idea!

Step 3: Place the green labels all over the front side of the boxes (this is the side you used the embossing tool to score the paper). Place red labels (or whatever color label you want the watermelons to be) on top of the green ones and use the marker to dot each one. Allow the ink to dry for a couple minutes and assemble the boxes.

Loving these adorable gift boxes! Can you believe they were made using office color coding labels!

They would make the cutest favor boxes at a summer party. They are also the perfect size for small gifts like gift cards and jewelry. And if you you’re wondering what else you can do with the gift box tool, my friend Haeley shows you 5 ways to decorate a gift box. And you can always make popsicle gift boxes too!

Loving these watermelon printed boxes created with office color coding labels! Such a cute idea for summer parties and gifts. #12MonthsofMartha

Nailcolor: Bling Bling gel by Marilyn Monroe Spas

Check out my other #12MonthsofMartha projects including my popsicle pillow boxes! And if you love watermelon everything too try my watermelon mint agua fresca punch and check out all these adorable watermelon items!
I'm part of the #12MonthsofMartha team! Follow along to see how I use Martha Stewart supplies to make one-of-a-kind DIY projects.