Monday, July 11, 2011


This mustard is delicious! I first discovered it on a turkey sandwich I ordered from the Gourmet Shoppe. I kept raving about the mustard my Mom surprised me by asking what mustard they use and bought me a jar. I don't make sandwiches at home on a regular basis, but I discovered I like dipping pretzels in the mustard for a snack!

This is a "uniquely sharp" mustard with a little bit of spice! It is absolutely delicious and has just enough zing to liven up any sandwich or make a great snack.

Happy Monday!

P.S. sorry for the terrible iPhone pictures recently, I've been all over the place I can't even remember to bring my camera!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Iced Coffee

As many of you know, I am currently reading The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story By Ree Drummond and as I was browsing the internet just the other night I came across the picture below which just happened to be the Pioneer Woman's recipe for iced coffee. After seeing this picture, I was immediately inspired to make my own iced coffee served in a mason jar with a colorful straw. I am not a regular coffee drinker, but nothing gives you that extra pep in your step on a hot summer afternoon like an iced coffee!

Perfect Iced Coffee from The Pioneer Woman
Servings 24


1 pound Ground Coffee (good, Rich Roast)
8 quarts Cold Water
Half-and-half (healthy Splash Per Serving)
Sweetened Condensed Milk (2-3 Tablespoons Per Serving)
Note: Can Use Skim Milk, 2% Milk, Whole Milk, Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, Syrups...adapt to your liking!

(Adapted from Imbibe Magazine)

In a large container, mix ground coffee with water. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature eight hours or overnight.

Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over a pitcher or other container. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds.

Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool. Use as needed.

To make iced coffee, pack a glass full of ice cubes. Fill glass 2/3 full with coffee liquid. Add healthy splash of half-and-half. Add 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (can use plain sugar instead) and stir to combine. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or sweetened condensed milk as needed.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Please remember all the men and women who fight for our freedom and keep America safe each and every day.

I hope each of you have a Happy 4th of July and are enjoying this long weekend with family and friends!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Royal Watch

I just couldn't help posting this picture. Kate is absolutely gorgeous all the time, but I especially love her hair and outfit in the picture below!

William & Kate arriving in Canada

I definitely will be Royal watching this weekend and during the rest of their tour of Canada and the US!

I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Showering Linds!

This past weekend I was home for my cousin Lindsey's Bridal Shower. The shower was hosted by all my aunts and girls cousins and took place at my parents house! It was the perfect opportunity for our family to meet Pat's family and all the special woman on his side of the family.


Our Bride-to-Be!

Bride-to-Be & her Sister who is also her Maid of Honor!

The pretty cake my Mom made!

Super cute cupcakes my cousin, Kel made!

Mini Wine Bottles as favors!

I hope everyone had a wonderful time, I know I sure did!

Linds, I can't wait until the big day, you are going to be a beautiful bride!