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Daily Archives: July 15, 2012

Day 11: Nutella Frozen Coffee

I’m headed to the airport in a few minutes to catch a flight…..

but FIRST, I HAD to share with you this morning’s amazingly yummy coffee drink. I found the idea on Pinterest ( thanks Wendy : http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/2010/11/nutella-blended-coffee-drink/)

I changed her recipe around a little to use what I had and THIS became my pre-flight treat …..  I grabbed  little sips of this wonderfulness as I ran around like a cRaZy woman throwing last minute things into my luggage.

RECIPE:

1 cup milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup strong brewed coffee (cooled)

4 tsps Nutella

1 cup crushed ice

whipped cream

Add all ingredients (except the whipped cream) in the blender ( I used my Magic Bullet).  Blend until smooth.

Finish by swirling a little chocolate syrup on the inside of your glass.

Top with whipped cream and ENJOY!!!!!

And I’m off to catch a plane…..

Have a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping in to my little corner of the blogging world!

Kirsten 🙂

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Day 10: Easy Burlap Dry Erase Board

Today I needed easy. We’ve got a tremendous amount of things going around in our home and I NEEDED a bit of a creative break (for my sanity’s sake)…. but nothing that required too much effort.

Pinterest once again came to the rescue (they even helped me decide what I wanted to write as my first message on my dry erase board 🙂 …. I needed something that screamed happiness and happy thoughts and just wait ’til you see what I wrote:  (drum roll please………)

I started with a cheap unfinished wood frame from the dollar store. Took it apart and then painted it.

  In the picture above you can also see what I did next….. I took the back portion of the frame and sprayed adhesive on it. I then covered it in burlap and then trimmed off the excess from the edges! Easy Peasy.

Once the green paint finished drying, I brushed over it lightly with white paint that I had really watered down. After painting it on, I took a dry paper towel and wiped the white paint off. It softened the green color and gave it a distressed/white wash look. Once all the parts were dry I put the frame back together with the glass over the burlap, and then used a dry erase marker to write “Choose Joy” in the same basic pattern (but in my own handwriting) as Laura, a  fabulous “Pinterester”,  (is that a word? and if not, what else do you call a person the puts a pin on Pinterest?): http://laurawinslowphotography.com/blog/2011/12/04/free-choose-joy-printable-guest-post-lil-blue-boo-phoenix-photographer/

And a HUGE Thanks to Jill Ruth for the “Pin”spiration for my super cute and easy Burlap Dry Erase board

…. I LOVED making it and I’m excited to change the message out to fit what our family needs for the day: whether they be messages of love, thoughts or hope or even a simple HELLO.

Happy Pinning & Creating,

Kirsten

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