Month in Review: March, 2018

Month in Review: March, 2018

Eight years. That’s how long Ian and I have been together. You would think by now we would be sick of each other, but that’s not the case. I still feel a tug at my heart each time we have to part. March was challenging because it was full of nights spent in different cities and falling asleep alone. Once we were back in each others arms, it was hard for me to let go again. Luckily, I had mini weekend getaway and a few fun events sprinkled throughout the month to lift my spirits.

Month in Review: March, 2018

The first event on the docket was a Milwaukee Wave game! A friend of ours won tickets through work and kindly invited Ian and I to tag along. At first, I was just there to get my hands on the hyped up ice cream bubble waffle, but quickly fell in love with the game. The energy of the crowd was contagious and made for an enjoyable night.

Month in Review: March, 2018

The next few weeks flew by and before I knew it Ian was dropping me off at the airport. I booked a weekend trip to see one of my best friends out in Colorado. This was my first trip out to the Denver area and I was blown away by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. It was definitely a change of scenery from Wisconsin. While it was a short trip, we packed in a lot! We snowshoed up to Emerald Lake, danced on Pearl St., ate ice cream at Union Station, and walked around Red Rocks Amphitheatre. I’m certainly jealous of everyone who gets to call this area home!

Month in Review: March, 2018

Month in Review: March, 2018

Month in Review: March, 2018

Once I flew back to Milwaukee I was greeted by an empty home. Ian was on a week-long work trip, so we had to endure eight days apart. While this may not seem like a long time, I was counting down the minutes until his plane touched down and I could wrap him up in my arms. Once he was back home we celebrated by walking to our favorite ice cream shop and indulging in a sweet treat.

Month in Review: March, 2018

If you are interested in seeing a few snippets from our month, watch the video below!

 

 

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April 2, 2018 at 4:18 PM

Clay Recipe Card Stand

DIY Clay Recipe Card Stand

Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer handwritten recipe cards over apps. Someday I may migrate over to the paperless version, but for now I love flipping through my recipe box and seeing my handwriting mixed in with the handwriting of my mother and grandmother. It reminds me of the generations before me who loved the art of cooking and have passed down their knowledge.

DIY Clay Recipe Card Stand

In an effort to improve the ease of using my recipe cards I made a set of clay card stands that prop up my recipes. Now you don’t have to worry about having sauce or batter on your hands and smudging your recipe card. These card stands will prop your recipe up on the countertop for easy viewing and make you think twice before downloading a recipe app! (I’m fighting a losing battle, aren’t I? Oh, well!)

DIY Clay Recipe Card Stand

If you still enjoy using paper recipe cards, make a set of these card stands for your kitchen! They would also be a beautiful gift to give alongside a pack of recipe cards as a housewarming present!

Clay Recipe Card Stand

Materials:

  • Oven Bake Clay
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  • Mold two small squares out of clay. Use a butterknife to cut a slit halfway down into one side of the square.
  • Place clay card holders into the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Paint as desired. Let dry before use.

March 26, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Homemade Irish Coffee

Homemade Irish Coffee

Pub crawls have never been my thing – even during my college days. Therefore, you won’t find me in a sea of green t-shirt bar-goers this St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, I will be celebrating the holiday cozied up in our living room, listening to Gaelic Storm and sipping on a warm mug of homemade Irish coffee.

Homemade Irish Coffee

Once you realize how easy it is to make Irish cream at home, you won’t want to buy it in the supermarket anymore! Most of the ingredients will already be in your pantry, and can be whipped up in the matter of seconds. Add a splash to your cup of coffee and volia! you have the perfect drink to celebrate St. Patrick’s day!

*Tip: Tie a ribbon around a glass bottle of this Irish cream and gift to a friend!

Homemade Irish Coffee

Homemade Irish Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz sweet and condensed milk
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1 C. whisky
  • 2 tbs. cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla
  • Mug of brewed coffee

Directions:

  • Place all of the ingredients, except the coffee, in a blender and mix until well combined
  • Pour a dash of the Irish cream into the mug of coffee and enjoy!
  • Store the rest of the Irish cream in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks

March 12, 2018 at 2:00 AM

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