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{coffee & showers}

There are two things I can never seem to get enough of as a mommy: coffee and showers.

I would like it if I could get a shower every day. And I cannot tell you how much coffee I long to drink by the hour. But mommy life makes it tough to do normal things.

As the mommy of a newborn the whole showering thing has gotten even worse…I cannot remember when I took my last shower most if the time {we are talking days here people}. And when I finally do squeeze it in I am convinced I hear the baby screaming every 5 seconds {totally relaxing right?}.

As for my beloved coffee during “mommy of a newborn” status that’s quite complicated. Just when I need it the most {thanks to late night feedings} I have to limit it for the sake of the baby. NOT fair. I love my babies and all but buckets full of coffee should be consumed during total sleep deprivation or things get fuzzy. Don’t babies get that we have needs? Why do our eating and drinking habits have to transfer through breast-milk anyways? And sometimes I am so tired in the morning that making a pot of coffee is just too overwhelming all together. I find myself heating up yesterday’s leftovers in the microwave more than I care to admit. If I thought I could accurately “pump & dump” large quantities of coffee through my system daily while wearing noise-canceling headphones & taking a quick shower…I would!

And {p.s.} lets just give a huge shout-out to the inventors of dry shampoo & Starbucks instant coffee…because a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

{I’ve posted this graphic before and still find it hysterical. I think it fits the subject well today!}




FALL dessert {holiday hospitality 101}

holiday hospitality 101I hope everyone had a lovely THANKSGIVING holiday! There is so much to be grateful for in life! I hope you felt a taste of that and enjoyed the company of loved ones.

fall dessertI have talked about making delicious coffee & ice cream floats before HERE. I love this simple and rich sweet treat. It only requires 3 ingredients, a cute mug & a spoon. For this Fall version I simply used Pumpkin ice cream {it was rich and had a nice spice to it}. Start with a small scoop of the ice cream in a mug. Add strongly brewed coffee over the top of the ice cream {or try different combinations such as vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate for the kids}. Garnish with dark chocolate covered espresso beans {or chocolate shavings or caramel} and serve with a spoon. See pictures below and get creative with your favorite ingredients! The possibilities are endless!

{P.S. This is a great dessert option if you don’t like to bake {like me} or made a more complicated meal and need something simple to throw together for sweets. Also, this can be really easy to bring to a small gathering. Just be sure to brew the coffee at home and bring in a carafe that will keep it hot or ask your hostess if you can brew the coffee there. And make sure they have room in their freezer! Enjoy!}

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favoriteTHINGS Friday
When I saw this little sign I just had to share. It’s one of those silly signs that makes me giggle every time I see it and I hope it makes you laugh too!
(p.s. sorry that I do not know the source…I’ve had it on my computer for a couple of years now)

a great year-round dessert {coffee & ice cream FLOAT}

Here is one of my favorite treats (I think I got the idea from the wonderful Barefoot Contessa) that I have been making variations of for years.I sort of LOVE coffee more than any other food on the planet so once in a while I just have to make it! I try to throw together desserts like this because I cannot bake to save my life!It is great for one person or ten people. It’s great for a date night or entertaining a crowd or for a late night snack. And it is never out of season!
{freshly brew strong Coffee or Espresso}
{scoop good quality Vanilla Ice Cream into fancy bowls or mugs}

    {pour hot Coffee over the Ice Cream}

{garnish w/ dark chocolate covered espresso beans}

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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