0 In Gift Guides/ holidays

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother's Day gift guide 2020
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Mother’s Day no doubt is going to be very different this year. Whether you’re looking to show your love and appreciation to your mom, grandma, mother in law, sister or friend, there’s something on this list for everyone. Check out the list of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas below. And as always, click the links to shop.

Mother’s Day gift ideas

 

 Yeti Mug

So she can keep her favorite beverage warm

yeti rambler mug - mothers day gift ideas

 

Name rings

these pretty stackable name rings that can be personalized

stackable personalized rings for mothers day

Recipe plate

Make her favorite handwritten treasured recipe into a momento and beautiful plate

personalized recipe plate mothers day gift guide

Magnolia Table

for the Joanna Gaines lover

Magnolia Table cook book Mothers Day gift guide

 

Mom and me journal

A journal that you can pass back and forth between you and mom. I would have loved this when I was little and love this idea to start between my mom and I now.

Mom and me journal mothers day gift ideas

 

 

For the gardener

How sweet is this personalized garden tool set?

personalized garden tools mothers day gift guide

 

 

Roses

send mom or grandma roses right to her door that she can plant and have every year.

Roses mothers day gift guide

 

Belt bag

the perfect bag for a busy mom.

nordstrom belt bag mothers day gift guide

Tote bag

For once the Farmer’s Markets open back up.

Mama knows best tote bag mothers day gift guide

 

 

Pretty loungewear

so she can be comfy and chic at home

Loungewear mothers day gift guide

 

 

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0 In health/ Recipes

How to make homemade kombucha

how to make homemade kombucha

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Kombucha. A yummy fizzy drink that is good for your gut health but at about $4 a bottle, it’s not so great for your wallet.  So I decided to make my own. At first, I was a little intimidated after reading about the process and what the heck was a SCOBY? But it was actually very easy to make, just time consuming. Read on to learn how to make your own homemade kombucha.

Benefits of drinking kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has several probiotic benefits.  The main ingredient that gives the drink it’s healthy benefits is what’s referred to as “the Mother” or a SCOBY – symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. It’s a flat, mushroom-looking thing that floats around the jar. So how does one acquire a SCOBY? If you know someone who makes homemade kombucha, you can ask them if you can use on of their SCOBY’s, or buy one online or from a health food store. You can also grow your own.

(If you really want to make it easy on yourself, check out this Kombucha starter kit on Amazon. It has everything you need to make your first batch including a SCOBY and starter tea.)

 

How to make homemade kombucha

To make a SCOBY

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of loose leaf black tea or 2 black tea bags
  • 2 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 1 16oz of bottle of raw unpasteurized kombucha

Directions

1.) In a small pot, bring water to a boil.

2.) In a clean glass jar, combine hot water and tea, and let steep for at least 5 minutes.

3.) Remove the tea bags or strain out the tea. Stir in the sugar and let cool until room temperature.

4.) Pour in kombucha and stir well making sure to combine all the sediment from the kombucha. Cover with a cheesecloth or coffee filter and keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight. (Ideally you want the temperature to be between 75-80 degrees).

5.) Eventually, a glossy film will start to form on the surface. This is your SCOBY. Once your SCOBY is about 1/4″ in thickness it is ready to use to make your own kombucha (this can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks about). Save your SCOBY and existing tea mixture to make your first batch of kombucha.

 

To make Kombucha

You will need

  • 16 cups of filtered water
  • 7 black tea bags
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • SCOBY
  • 1-2 cups of starter tea
  • gallon glass jar
  • cheesecloth or coffee filter
  • rubberband

Directions:

1.) Bring 16 cups of filtered water to a boil.

2.) Add your tea bags, then with a wooden spoon stir in 1 cup of sugar. Let steep for 10-15 minutes then remove tea bags. Let liquid come to room temperature.

3.) Pour into a gallon glass jug. Add your starter tea and carefully place your SCOBY on top.

4.) Cover with a breathable cloth cover. Let sit for 1-3 weeks out of direct sunlight (again about 75-80F. If the temp is too cool, your SCOBY will grow mold.)

5.) After a few weeks, pour your kombucha into glass mason jars or pitchers and add whatever fruit and herbs you wish for tasting. (My favorite combinations are strawberry-mango and strawberry-lemon but there are endless pairings). This will be your secondary fermentation and what gives you the carbonation. Seal tight and once a day be sure to “burp” to release excess carbonation. Once you reach your desired level of carbonation, (about 2-3 days), bottle and refrigerate.

6.) Save some of the leftover kombucha and SCOBY as this will be your starter tea for your next batch.

 

Cheers!!!

 

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2 In fashion/ kids

Best of Toddler Spring Clothes

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Spring is here and I don’t know about your littles, but mine are growing at warp speed and need some new spring basics. I’ve rounded up the best of toddler girl and boy clothes from Old Navy and H&M (Those are my two faves for kids clothes).

As always, click the smaller thumbnail photos to shop 🙂

 

Boys

Spring Toddler Boy Picks

Tops

 

Bottoms

 

 

Sets

 

Jackets/Hoodies

Swimwear

 

Shoes/Hats/Accessories

Girls

Spring Toddler Girl Picks

Tops

Bottoms

Dresses/Jumpsuits/Sets

Jackets/Cardigans

Swimwear

Shoes/Hats/Accessories

0 In food/ Recipes

How to make whipped coffee

How to make whipped coffee

“Whipped coffee” or “Dalgona” is all the rage these days and the latest coffee trend. Obviously your homegirl and fellow coffee junkie had to whip one up for herself to give it a try and report back.  Since you can’t go out to your local coffee joint and get your fave fancy drink, do yourself a favor and make one of these for yourself. It will instantly make your morning, afternoon or whatever a little bit brighter. Below I’m sharing my easy recipe for how to make whipped coffee.

How to make whipped coffee

 

Easy Whipped Coffee Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 Tbsp hot water
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Milk (any kind)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl whip together instant coffee (I used 2 packets of Folgers instant coffee), granulated sugar and water for about 5 minutes until mixture is thick and foamy.How to make whipped coffee
  2. In a cup pour milk of your choice. (I chose almond milk)
  3. Add ice if you’d like an iced version.
  4. Using a spatula, scrape foamy coffee mixture out of the bowl and spoon on top.
  5. Gently stir to combine and enjoy!

I used the entire whipped coffee mixture to make 1 cup but if you don’t like a strong coffee, separate it into two batches.

If you happen to try the recipe be sure to leave a comment below or message me on Instagram and let me know how you liked it!

 

For more coffee recipes check out

Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

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