Happy Monday friends! I just looked at my planner and the realization that it’s the last full week of July slapped me hard in the face. How can our summer be screaming by the way it is? I just want to slow it down. Katie is becoming increasingly eager to get back to school and reunite with her peeps even though she’s actually been happy to be home this summer. No, really…she’s said it several times, making my heart swell. I get it though. I remember being ready to get back to “my life and my friends” when I was her age.
So let me share a little of our weekend with you.
Friday I had some errands to run so I ran by Starbucks and saw my favorite barista and got a quick drink for the road. It’s been HOT here and an iced latte was just what the Dr. ordered.
We also grabbed this on one of our last trips in to Starbucks. Have you seen it? You can now make your own cold brew with out the mess of having to then strain out a full bag of coffee grounds.
There are two filter packs per pouch and two pouches per box.
Just add cold 4 cups of (filtered) water and let set in the fridge for 24 hours. Then you add 3 more cups of water and voila, cold brew coffee at home. Here’s a tip…DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT squeeze the bag to get out every drop or you will be fishing out the grounds. Just sayin’.
It gets nice and dark and I just poured it right into this container I’d just emptied and put it right back in the fridge.
I love to use it to make these protein smoothies.
I use this recipe form Pinterest to make my smoothies and I use Vega chocolate protein powder and also add 1/2 cup of frozen cherries. That’s why mine are so dark in color and extra delicious. This is a favorite meal replacement for me. It really does taste good. Believe me, this girl isn’t wasting her calories on anything nasty tasting. I don’t care how good it is for you.
1 cup cold brew coffee
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen cherries
2 cups crushed ice
1 scoop protein powder
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. This makes a large, delicious smoothie.
We had friends over for dinner and cards Saturday night. Katie and I did a bunch of chopping and made one of our favorite summer time snacks of fresh salsa. You can find the recipe here.
Homemade ice cream was the dessert of choice. We love our coffee chocolate-chip ice cream around here in the summer. So delicious and easy. Click here for that recipe.
Sunday morning some friends were back here visiting and we got to enjoy a little catch up time with them over lunch.
One of these things is not like the others…LOL
It’s sad when people move, but we’re so happy when we get to see them again.
Sunday came to a close with Kent and I looking at resorts in Hawaii and finally booking one for late October (YIPPEE!!!), a little TV time and my hand inside this big bag of popcorn.
Hope your weekend was as full and fun as ours.
Looks like you had a great weekend!
It was 🙂 I'm still recovering. Glad your baby girl is back home!!!!
Kellyann Rohr says
Yes, Summer is screaming by way too quickly for me since I have to go back to work in 2 weeks – yuck! And then Nolan leaves to go back 2 weeks after that – boo! Ugh, guess I gotta make the most of the time I have. Your weekend looked like fun and I sure love that striped dress on you! Happy Monday sweet friend!
Sadness, 2 more weeks of summer for you. We definitely need to make the most of our time left with these kids. Hope your week is off to a great start!!! XOXO
Andrea Nine says
What gorgeous company you keep of course to match the beauty of you and yours! I'm falling asleep over here, need a cold brew! Yum! Whaaaat? You're going to Hawaii? That is our dream! I'll live through you for now! Coffee chocolate chip ice cream, clicking immediately for the recipe and my sweet tooth thanks you darlin'! Happy Happy Monday!
Hope you love the ice cream! Thanks for the sweet compliments. We're having to reschedule Hawaii (a little frustrated here?). Kent didn't check his calendar BEFORE we booked…what??? It will happen though. Hope you are recovered from that super successful yard sale. YOU ARE THE WOMAN!
Looks like a wonderful weekend. And look at all those "big" kids. I can't wait to hear what you have planned for Hawaii!
It was Tanya…I'm still tired today. We're having to revamp our trip…UGH. Work schedules. It will happen though! Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!
A Gal Named Al says
So exciting to book a Hawaii trip! That coffee ice cream sounds super yum!
That ice cream is the bomb. Kent came home today and we've got to change the dates of the trip for his work schedule…UGH. Back to the drawing board. #sofrustrating Have an awesome road trip friend!
Trista @ The Classy Chaos says
That chocolate chip coffee ice cream looks so yummy! I really wish I liked the taste of coffee. I feel like I'm missing out on lots of awesome things. And I am in shock about the end of July already being here. Don't blink!!
I'll tell ya' Trista, I've fed that ice cream to several "non-coffee" lovers and they have raved about the ice cream. You might give it a try 😉
The Nelson Nook says
I've seen all the craze about the cold brew and making your own at home ! Love my coffee so I need to make some soon 🙂
This is the easy way! I've done it the other way too. Of course, I'm not sure what this cost…Katie got if for me?
Your black and white dress is perfection! Would you mind sharing a link?
Thank you so much. I've had it several years and couldn't find a link for anything similar. I bought this one at Old Navy. Good luck!