Friday has really become my favorite day of the week. Not all Fridays, just every other. Every other week I get one Friday off and all week I start a to do list of things that’s longer than anyone could possibly achieve just for that day. Wake up at a decent hour, work out, bake cupcakes for a blog post, make decorations for a friend’s engagement party, finish sewing a dress, photograph it, and get an oil change. Reasonable. Continue reading “Quick Stovetop Maple and Brown Sugar Granola”
Well, with the holidays being officially over (mine extending even longer than usual), I think it’s high time to focus on some diet changes again. Last year I did a little study on reducing my sugar intake. This year, I want to focus on getting exercise every day, even if it’s just a mile walk around the parking lot at work, as well as getting more nutrients from my food.
Well, I’m officially back from England and back to the grind this week. I have to admit that although I love to get back to a scheduled lifestyle, I am really missing exploring around London and am not ready to give up British tea time. Continue reading “Vanilla Biscotti”
There’s just something about tea time that rushes me into relaxation. Nostalgic memories of my mother and grandma pouring big pots of English Breakfast and passing around a tray of goodies swirl through my mind every time I sit down for a cup. My siblings and I would come home from school and plop down at the kitchen table to jabber on about our days while scrambling to pass the milk and sugar. Continue reading “Lavender Earl Gray Shortbread Cookie Recipe”
A couple of weeks ago Megan and I tried to plan a happy hour with our girl friends, but to our dismay everyone was busy. It then proceeded to hail golf ball sized pieces of ice in Houston, so the two of us decided to have a night in with cocktails and the HBO Go movie selection. The only problem was that we hadn’t necessarily planned for making cocktails, so every site we tried for “make a cocktail out of what you have in the house” resulted in needing to go to the store. We’re crafty and adventurous (obviously, noting the crazy Friday night we had planned), so we decided to wing it. Continue reading “Clementine Sunshine Cocktail Recipe”
NOTE: I AM NOT TRYING TO RUSH YOU OUT OF SUMMER MODE.
But pumpkin spiced things are on their way and I am a-okay with that!
Instead of rushing out in the cold to your nearest Starbucks, why not try making a batch of latte’s for you and your friends in front of the fire? Mmmmm okay, I’m getting excited about the Fall now.
Whether it’s brewing up a hot pot of tea or a fireside apple cider cocktail, warm beverages with big cozy sweaters after a day raking up leaves really fills me with Autumn joy. Inspired Taste has come up with this homemade pumpkin spiced latte recipe, and I’m thinking it’s going to have to be on my to do list this season. Or y’all can try it out first and let me know how it goes!
But don’t worry, I still plan to eat as much watermelon and sit by the pool as many times as possible before it starts to cool off. Lucky for me it’s basically Summer all year long here in Texas!
Summer is over, they say. School is starting. Time for freshly sharpened pencils, sweater shopping, and the end of eating ice cream every day. Aw man. Continue reading “Peach Caprese Salad Stack Recipe”