3/24/14

Chai Tea Coffee

I've been having a love affair with my french press lately. There's just something kinda awesome about pouring in the water and watching the tea or coffee swirl around and brew. And don't even get me started on how much I love pressing down the grounds or leaves {yeah… I know that's pretty weird}. The other day I was craving coffee but realized I had run out of milk (which is a must if I'm having coffee). Dilemma? Nope! I thought, why not just brew my favorite tea with a bit of coffee too! I've had a "dirty chai" before and they're not half bad. 

OMG this concoction was soooooo good!

Just mix 1 heaping scoop of White Ayurvedic Chai with 1 scoop of your favorite coffee. Add water and strain (or get that everlasting enjoyment out of pressing that french press like I do!). Add sugar to taste and enjoy! Give it a try!

xo

3/23/14

::: tiny pieces of sunshine :::

The amazing Crystal of Crystal Cartier Photography captured my love and I in the sunshine the other day. I love photographs composed of pieces that cause you to focus on the little things and appreciate them even more than you did before. She's awesome and I always have fun with her when she makes me stand (or dance or be goofy) in front of her camera. Check back soon for the yummy second half of that day in the sun.

xo

2/27/14

Homemade Old-Fashioned Bubble Bath

I never take baths… Never! But I had some muscle aches the other night and thought… what the hell, let's give it a try. Problem: this non-bath-taking-girl had no bubble bath on hand and I'm pretty sure bubbles are a must when it comes to time in the tub. Soooo, a quick google search and bam! Homemade bubble bath in minutes. And guess what- I'M AND IDIOT! Bubble baths are amazing! Pretty sure this is happening at least once a week from now on.
P.S. Rubber duckies are so lucky.

xo

2/24/14

the lightest, fluffiest, airiest vanilla ice cream

Seriously… It's like eating amazing, vanilla air. Super creamy and super delicious. As I write this, my love is on his way home and about to be pleasantly surprised with this yumminess paired with our favorite homemade chocolate chip cookies. Are you drooling yet?

Ingredients
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups milk (I used 1% because that's what I had in the house)
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla flavor
pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together and stir until sugar completely dissolves. Pour into the ice cream maker and mix for about 20 minutes or until desired consistency. Add in a cup of your favorite fresh fruit during the last couple minutes of the process if you want a little fresh, fruity flair! Serve immediately or store in the freezer in an airtight container. 

Yum!

xo