It’s no secret: I love coffee. When I found out I was pregnant I tried to eliminate coffee from my diet all together, but it just didn’t happen. I settled for split-shot espresso drinks and mixing in some decaf whenever I got a cup of brewed coffee from the library. But overall, I just can’t live without it.
RJ loves coffee, too. He used to work at a coffee shop for several years, and he absolutely loved it. In fact, because he worked at that coffee shop and we spent so much time there, he’s the reason I’m so addicted to coffee now. Thanks a lot!
Anyway, I’m a super coffee lover, so I thought I’d put together this list of coffee-themed items I found on Etsy. They’re all totally cute!
With Enough Coffee I Could Rule the World Funny Kitchen Art Poster Print from HairBrainedSchemes.
Coffee Butter Sugar Scrub from SweetSallySoaps.
I Love You, Blogs and Coffee Print from JenniferRamos.
Cappuccino with Whip and Roasted Coffee Bean Food Necklace from bookmarksnrings.
Thanks a Latte Thank You Cards from apaperaffaire.
I love cute handmade things on Etsy! Don’t you?
This is a new regular feature I am starting to help get motivated for the week. Mondays can be brutal. Even though school is out, there’s a certain negative feeling I get when the weekend is over. Hopefully, collecting inspirational ideas from around the web will help kickstart a productive week!
Image from sweetopia.net.
First on the list are these super cute KitchenAid cookies from Sweetopia. I really, really want to get a KitchenAid, but for now I’ll have to settle looking at cookies of them. Aren’t they cute?
Image from stylemepretty.com
The DIY inspiration this week are these super simple yet super gorgeous stenciled tea towels from Style Me Pretty. I love the idea of stenciling, stamping, and painting patterns on to functional fabrics.
Image from apartmentthearpy.com
This week, I’m totally loving the house tour Chris and Julie gave on Apartment Therapy. I adore the combination of classic wood-grain furniture and modern colors that pop.
What inspires you this week? Share it in the comments.
Just some random photos from today.
Summer’s finally here. Even in our foggy little town, the sun is shining.
There are so many flowers blooming all around the neighborhood.
And a yummy sneak peak at a post coming tomorrow!
Have a great weekend everyone.
I’ve been meaning to put together a recipe book for a long time now. Since I get most of my recipes from online, it’s a pain to organized all the printed-out sheets. They end up getting crumpled or spilled on, and they’re never collected all in one place. I wanted a way to put together all of my favorite recipes that would be a little bit classier than a three-ring binder, and without spending tons of money on a cute recipe book.
Here’s what I came up with: a composition notebook covered with cut up file folders and some washi tape. It’s great, because I can hand-write recipes my grandma dictates to me over the phone, or tape in printed-out versions of ones I find online. Plus, it allows me to customize how it looks and make it more personal. I want to be able to pass it down to my daughter someday. I’m excited for all the yummy cooking and baking our small family will be doing together!
Last Saturday was National Donut Day. I loooove donuts. Some of my favorite memories are when my mom and I used to go out for donuts together. Once, when I was like 7, when she was putting on her seat belt in the car after we picked up a box of donuts, I managed to slide the box underneath her. We joke to this day about how I strapped a box of donuts to her butt. When I was ten or eleven, she took me to see Kill Bill in theaters with her, but after ten minutes I was terrified and she had to take me out of the theater. So we went and got Krispy Kreme while my stepdad watched the rest of the movie.
Anyway, I have a lot of memories revolving around donuts. But they were never really anything I thought I could make on my own!
So I finally tried it. And they turned out great!
These s’mores donuts taste just like a summer campfire. So fun!
Recipe source: http://www.food.com/recipe/old-fashioned-cake-doughnuts-donuts-383868
For the icing: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/doughnut-glaze-recipe/index.html
(To make the chocolate icing, I melted in a bar of Hershey chocolate. It tasted perfect!)
During my last home visit with my nurse, she brought me a simple silver notebook and suggested I keep a pregnancy journal. Just something to put down my thoughts about my pregnancy, and maybe anything I would want to tell my baby along the way. I love this idea, and I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it sooner!
The journal itself, however, was pretty drab. It was silver and had this logo on the front of that I wasn’t too keen of. But I couldn’t let it go to waste! Some cardstock, photo squares, and a pregnancy scrapbook sticker later, and the journal was something totally new!
I didn’t feel like doing anything super elaborate, so I didn’t use any glue and I didn’t even cover the side or back. But already it looks so much better. All I did was trace the size of the cover onto the back of some pretty cardstock I had, then cut it out. I used double-sided mounting squares to attach the paper to the front cover, one in each corner. Then I just added the sticker, and viola! Brand new journal!
I’m super excited to start writing down my personal thoughts about pregnancy. It’s something I’ll look back on in the future, when Penelope’s all grown up, and maybe even something she’ll read someday. Documenting all the special moments is really important.