Friday, June 24, 2011

5 on Friday

It's summer.  The kids are home.  Schedules are pretty open.  We're home a lot.  We're all in the house. . . together . . . a lot.  There's a lot of noise and activity in the house.  There's a lot of energy.  Did I mention the kids are home?


I've a new addiction to help me over the hump in the middle of the day . . .

Hey I could have turned to this, don't think it hasn't crossed my mind.  Many a time. 

I've turned to this.  It's a good friend - we know each other well


Or on those really bad days it's this. . . usually hiding out somewhere in the house trying to make my 10th one look like I'm just nursing my first.



All those are great, I won't totally forget about them, but this is the dude to beat now. . . Iced Coffee.

A few days ago I read a recipe from my favorite blogger (though she's practically an industry now), Pioneer Woman.  I could go on and on about how much I love her, her food, her family, her photography, her books, her bassets especially, but yesterday I fell for her Iced Coffee.  If you're not a coffee fan, this won't impress you, so just skip ahead to the challenge below.  I've tried the Iced Coffee from Hot Coffee route - huge disappointment.  So Wednesday I set out to try her version.  Super simple.  I "uncorked" it this morning and was in heaven.  I told myself it'd be a treat.  A mid-afternoon treat - remember my kids are home.  I prepared it with her suggested Sweetened Condensed Milk and OH-MY-HECK!  Happy End-of-Day to me!  I'm already counting down to this afternoon's.


That's my inspiration to finish the day.  Here's yours to finish a layout.
  • 1 sheet cardstock
  • 1 sheet patterned paper
  • 1 note/journaling card
  • 1 set of buttons
  • 1 something round
Remember other than journaling and a title, the above ingredients are all you can have on your layout.  Get it linked up by Sunday evening to be eligible for Treats on Monday.

Happy Iced-Coffee Friday.




3 comments:

Alison Day said...

Checking out the iced coffee recipe now ... I have another few days before the kids start hanging around the house driving me to drink. Better have something ready!!

Deanna said...

Added my link,

"Outside Boy"
http://momentstocherish-deanna.blogspot.com/2011/06/outside-boy.html

Alison Day said...

Squeaked one in for you!
Thanks for the fun!
Oh, and I checked out that iced coffee recipe ... YUM!! I will definitely have to try it this summer. Thanks for the heads up!