how to get a pregnant woman off of iced coffee...

two words: fruit water. 

jeremy started making this last week when indoor temperatures topped out at 91 degrees. simple and so refreshing--plus a great way to use up fruit that is looking a little sad. i haven't been able to get enough. we add cucumber, orange, blueberries, halved grapes, peaches--whatever's hanging around in the fruit bowl or fridge, and just fill up the carafe each time we pour a glass so that it's never empty. i think it's best to replace the fruit every 1-2 days. 

lucy likes it too--especially helping me put the cut fruit into the carafe. then trying to fish it back out with her little paws. what fun, right?

lucy's wearing a made-by-me jacket from amy karol's bend-the-rules sewing. it came out a little bit big (jeremy calls it her kung-fu jacket) but i think it's still really cute. and soft--made from a leftover cut of bamboo fleece that i found when cleaning out my sewing studio. it literally took about 10 minutes to make--the hems are purposely left unfinished to give what karol calls a "deconstructed look." i dig. 

tomorrow in my thrift shopping i'll be searching for an old cashmere sweater to make one for the new baby, in a very wee size. perhaps as part of a coming home outfit!


The T Family said...

Lucy is just gorgeous!! I absolutely love the pic of her "cuddling" the neck of the caraffe with her two hands.

Meghan said...

this is such a great idea. i am currently in the "everything i used to love, makes me sick" stage of pregnancy and this is a life saver. i was getting sick of drinking plain old water, and it was a great way to use up the end of the grapes and blueberries. thanks!