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If you’ve ever read my blog, or checked out any of my social media streams, you may know that I am addicted to iced coffee. Knowing that my daily addiction can get quite spendy (especially when multiple iced coffees are necessary for extra long days), awhile back I found myself interested in learning how to make my own cold-brewed iced coffee. So when I spotted this post on the perfect cold-brewed recipe on the blog, 3,191 Miles Apart, I immediately pulled out my coffee beans and went to work. Since finding this recipe I’ve used it many, many times and have always had delicious results. So I thought it would be fun to share it with you all today!
The Perfect Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee
Time- 5 minutes, plus 12 hours’ resting
1. In a jar, stir together 1/3 cup ground coffee (medium-coarse grind is best) and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or for 12 hours.
2. Strain twice through a coffee filter into a large bowl or jar (careful not to get those pesky grounds in your delicious drink).
3. Serve in a tall mason jar filled with ice, mixing equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste. If desired, add milk and a cute straw.
Yields: Two drinks. Double recipe for desired amount.
I hope you enjoy this simple, but delicious recipe! Please leave a comment letting us know if you plan on trying it out (promise you won’t be disappointed).
Thanks again for having me Blowfish Shoes, and until next time!
Life can be going just swimmingly for just about anybody - and then bam! Things come flying out from left field or from who knows where and you feel down in the dumps, or maybe lower than the dumps. But then a friend lets you cry on her shoulder or maybe you vent to the coffee barista - and they look at you, smile sympathetically and say, I totally get it. You then dry your tears and exhale and feel a little bit better, just knowing someone else understands.
Hello lovlies, Shayna here & I'm back with another DIY! Planning a cute dinner party and need that extra oomph for your table settings? Well I've got a quick, easy & cheap solution for you, utensil holders!
As we all know yesterday was Mother's Day. A day to celebrate the amazing women that brought us all into this world. A day to let them know how much they mean to us. Mother's Day for me is a little different than some; my mom lives 2,899 miles away (yes, I googled it). I can't just give my Mom a hug and cook her breakfast in bed like I did when I was a kid. This year I sent my Mom a pair of the Gazelle sandals for her Mothers Day gift (and she just loves them). They are the 'most comfortable sandals, ever', she says.
I spaced on sending a card (I am the world's worst pen pal) - so I improvised with a really nice text message- which she told me was 'the best Mother's Day gift ever'. Who would have thought?
I sent her this picture of her that I keep in my bathroom:
And said this:
I look at this picture and I smile every time before I step outside to face the world. I see your beauty inside of me. I smile and I see you. You give me courage. I just hope you know how much you mean to me, how much you're a part of me, every day. I love you. Happy Mother's Day- to the strongest, most beautiful, loving woman I know. Thank you for making me and helping me become the person I am so proud to be. I love you.
(I'd say we look a little similar... ;)
I even teared up a bit when I wrote it. Mostly because in that moment, I realized how much I missed my Mom. I have lived far from home for nearly a decade now, only seeing my family a couple of times a year. It's hard. But in the end, it makes the time we do have together so special. And it makes me thankful for email, skype & text messaging. This digital age we live in, can be overwhelming, but it can also be incredibly convenient. We are all connected, all the time, and that is pretty incredible.
I spent yesterday feeling full of love. I focused on feeling thankful & open. So when I saw & smelled these lovely flowers at Trader Joes- I said, 'Don't mind if I do...'.
I hope you all had a Happy Mother's Day and showed your mamas lots of love!
Share your Mother's Day stories & comment below!