July 20, 2014

TO THE ADDICT: COLD-BREW COFFEE RECIPE

By now I would think that it is clear that I love me a cup of coffee. But hot coffee 
doesn't always sound so great in the summer heat and just throwing ice into warm coffee
or coffee that has been sitting around for a while just doesn't do the trick. If you've done this
then you know what Im talking about, watered down coffee is not yummy. 

So here is my solution to the perfect iced coffee

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 4 1/2 ounces coarsely ground coffee (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 3 1/2 cups cold water
STEPS: 

For the coffee:
  1. Place the coffee grounds in a 2-quart pitcher, add the water, and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let steep at room temperature for at least 12 hours.
  2. Line a fine-mesh strainer with a standard coffee filter or cloth and fit it over a medium bowl. Working in batches, slowly pour the coffee into the filter until all of the liquid has passed through the strainer (the coffee will pass through in a slow stream; don’t force it through); stop when you reach the solids at the bottom of the pitcher (don’t pour them in). Discard the grounds and the contents of the strainer.
  3. Wash and dry the pitcher. Transfer the strained coffee into the pitcher. Cover and refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 2 hours or up to 5 days.
For serving:
  1. For each cup of iced coffee, dilute the concentrate with an equal portion of milk, half-and-half, or water. Sweeten with a flavored syrup if desired and top with ice. (My favorite is to fill my glass with ice and pour over my coffee concentrate and top with a little creamer)
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July 18, 2014

INFLUENCE NETWORK LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP GIVEAWAY

When I heard about this Giveaway I had to jump in! It is such an amazing giveaway for 
any blogger that I couldn't help join in to help give this away to one winner. 

Oh, and the lifetime membership includes the following:
10 free classes to take anytime Open Forums Weekly Free Resources Discipleship Groups Pursuit Groups One Free Monthly Class Extra Surprises!! 

 So this is seriously the way to go, lifetime members receive their money's worth times 1,000 in my opinion! You get so much and the investment is well spent! The giveaway will run for one week, and all entries will be verified so play fair! We will email the winner on how to receive your membership upon the closing of the giveaway! Good luck!

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July 15, 2014

WEARING


This week is officially halfway over. Is anyone else as excited as me? 
Its every adults battle I think between wanting to play hard and the reality 
of work and responsibility. I have been trying to adjust to this change and 
so has my wardrobe. Transitioning from full time student to a professional working lady 
has had me reevaluating my wardrobe. Im not complaining, I have taken many 
trips to the Goodwill donating old cloths that I have hung on to for waaaaay too long. 

My goal is to create a wardrobe this year that is minimal while still being functional for 
both work and play. So I have been finding pieces that I can dress up or down. Its a fun 
challenge. What are some of your staple items?   


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July 13, 2014

JAMBERRY NAILS


* sponsored by Jamberry but all opinions are my own. 

I've been hearing a lot about Jamberry nails and I recently got to give them a try. 
I was so excited when I got to pick these little beauties out. Aren't they cute! 

I tend to have nails that will only grow so long and then they start to peel. Which 
is a total bummer when you just did a fresh manicure. So when I tried these out I was 
wondering how well they would protect my nails and let me say I was sold. I had 
a couple nails that were starting to peel and become weak when I put these 
wraps on. The best thing was that whole time these wraps were on,
 my nails stayed strong and never peeled while I had the wraps on. 

As far as the application of the wraps I was a little nervous since this was the first time trying these out. 
I thought maybe they would take a long time to put on or wouldn't stick. But Becky  hooked 
me up with a great link that helps show you how to apply your wraps and after the first nail 
I figured it out and was on a roll. 

If you have never heard of or tried Jamberry nails I would definitely recommend getting 
in touch with Becky she is so easy to work with and will help you with any questions you have. 
If anything go check out their amazing nail wrap designs. They are really unique and 
they have new designs every month. 


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