Saturday, June 29, 2013

made at home: spiced coffee popsicles

Spiced Coffee Popsicles

  • 1/2 cup chilled strong coffee 
  • 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon 
  • 1/4 of nutmeg 
  • 1/4 tablespoon of ginger 

Whisk all ingredients in a medium sized bowl (combine in the blender if desired). Place into popsicle holders (I bought mine at the dollar store) or into dixie cups and popsicle sticks placed in the center. Put into the freezer for at least three hours to freeze completely. 

   These past few summer days have been so warm, and there is not a better snack than an ice cold popsicle for cooling off. I have been spending all my free time unpacking and transporting items for my new apartment, and I wanted to make a simple summer snack for those afternoons (and yes, these photographs are taken on my new balcony!). Combined with coffee for an extra boost in energy  these delicious popsicles will be a treat I make over and over again.

Friday, June 28, 2013

red apple stones

(skirt: diy, blouse/purse: thrifted, oxfords: nine west

   This week has almost come to a close, and it's safe to sat things are freeing up a tad bit more after my latest move (I am also completely in love with my new apartment, and will update more on that when I am finished making it a home). Fridays I have an art studies class for elementary school teachers, and today we took a field trip to the Nelson Atkins Museum. I tend to document much of this wonderful place, and that's because I never tire of visiting. 
   The Nelson, like most other museums, offers resources for educators to use inside of their classrooms. If I end up teaching in Kansas City, I am sure I will be in the education building much of the school year. We also toured around the museum  exploring art work for upcoming assignments, and browsed through the reference books in the library. Ah, the excitement of being a future educator was in full force today.

I was recently interviewed by Allison from "Okay, Allison!", check out the interview here

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

sun summer rays

(a cute dress my sister made into a romper.) 

(a tissue box that my grandma painted me.) 

(attending a blogger meet up at Snow Co.) 

(bow: h&m, everything else is either vintage or thrifted.)

   Although my very summery causal lazyish outfit points out, it is officially now the season of summer. The heat and the warmth of the time of the year has already paved its way, but the longest day of the year has just passed and we are at the start of a new time this year. I have been lacking in my sense of monthly columns and normal updates, which is heading for a change once I get settled into my new home. These times can be busy! 
  I attended my first official event at the Kansas City blogger up meet group, which was rather neat to see how many other bloggers there are in my town. I had no idea, and it was great to exchange cards and meet new faces. I am curious, do you go to any local blogger meet ups in your hometown? Or meet any bloggers near you? It has been something I had wanted to do for awhile now, I love finding fresh faces with common interests as mine.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

hold on magnolia

(loafers: cole haan, everything else either vintage or thrifted) 

   Don't you just love the thrill and excitement of discovering new places around your city? I took a solo drive to escape my household and summer school work and ended up at Kaw Point in Kansas. The view of downtown is unlike any other that I have seen of my hometown. I am thankful that when in times of pursuing thoughts of wanderlust, I can re-discover the little things. 
   I participated in an all-American past time, going out to the ball game this weekend. I honestly do not believe I have seen our hometown team, the Royals, win a game. Welp, maybe sometime, but there are always fireworks no matter the outcome. I am preparing for a move in the early of this week, and I am more than ready to unpack all of my items and get back to normal living. Until then, I will be selectively counting down hours. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

pearl in the shell

(dress: h&m vest: thrifted, flats: simply vera by vera wang) 

   Sometimes I draw a blank of what to say here. Summer time and the past few weeks have given me a huge amount of free time, which most I have spent packing and, I suppose, relaxing. During the school year, I never actually have this amount of free time, and since I am only in summer classes this has allowed me to do so. I am person who enjoys a full schedule, so I am quite hoping for a new part-time job to fill some time (and my wallet).
   Today I tried my bet at boba pearls and smoothie combinations. I have tried preparing tapioca pearls in the past, and I still can't seem to make them taste as if I am ordering bubble tea out. I used this recipe here for the pearls, and this recipe here for kale chips (which is my favorite for kale). I am awaiting moving to my new apartment, where we have air conditioning while using a hot oven and a working refrigerator, so I can try my hand at popsicles and fruit pies. I mean, those are summery must haves.

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