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.


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"

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!