nursery printable {free printable}

free printable

“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.

This quote! It means so much to me and I wanted to share it with you all today. Download, print, and frame for a meaningful print perfect for children (and adults).

To download this free 8×10 printable, please click here!

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easy iced coffee + coconut & chocolate chip scones

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As a mom of two, as well as a business owner, my summer days can be hectic. I absolutely adore my life, of course, but by the afternoons, I’m ready for a small break.

folgers iced cafe

Folgers gets this. They understand my love of great iced coffee and have come to the rescue with Folgers Iced Café Coffee Drink Concentrates, a line of concentrated coffee, sweetener and flavor enhancers (and no sugar or preservatives) combined in a portable squeeze bottle.

folgers iced coffee

Just add a couple squeezes to cold milk, stir, add ice, and enjoy!

easy scones

I sometimes like to add a little sweet treat to my afternoon iced coffee break, so I baked up some yummy Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chip Scones. The recipe is easy and your house will smell divine as you’re baking them.

easy scones

Here’s what you need:

1 c. unsweetened coconut
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. very cold butter
1 egg
3/4 c. heavy whipping cream
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips or chunks

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread coconut onto your baking sheet and toast for 7 minutes or so (keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn). You’re looking for it to turn golden brown and fragrant. Set aside.

coconut scones

Step 2: Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt), and cut in butter using a pastry blender (or your fingers). Don’t overmix; you just want it to resemble coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

easy scone recipe

Step 3: Combine egg and whipping cream. Beat lightly with a fork.

toasted coconut scones

Step 4: Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Add toasted coconut and chocolate chips. Using a fork, stir gently until just combined.

scone recipe

Step 5: Flour your countertop, knead dough for about 12 strokes. Gently pat dough into a rectangle (approx. 10″x4″), and cut dough to create 12 rectangles. Place on a baking sheet and brush rectangles with additional whipping cream.

scone recipe

chocolate chip scones

Step 6: Bake until golden brown, 15 minutes or so. Remove scones from baking sheet and serve warm.

scone recipe

These Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chip Scones are the perfect accompaniment to my afternoon coffee break.

easy scones

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I’ve shared with you my favorite summer afternoon pick-me-up, what’s yours?



25 modern yarn crafts to DIY

yarn diy

Yarn. I know a lot of us have a love/hate relationship with the stuff, especially if you’ve tried (and failed) to knit or crochet. I, myself, went through a knitting phase after my sweet sister-in-law gave me a beginning knitting kit many birthdays ago. I made an assortment of potholders (for practice) and scarfs (given away as gifts), and while I enjoyed the process, alas, knitting wasn’t where my crafty heart lie. Nonetheless, I am always amazing at how many fabulous yarn tutorial are out there–especially ones, and these are my favorite, where no knitting/crocheting experience is required. I’ve gathered a bunch of my favorites, and am excited to share them with you today!

yarn backdrop

style me pretty

yarn teepee

the crafty crow


say yes


make and takes

yarn flowers

kiki burleigh


design mom

yarn garland

pan & tea


hello hydrangea

yarn necklace

stitch craft create

Cactus Pop-pom

pinch me beautiful


design improvised


bre purposed


look what i made


fall for diy


let’s do something crafty



yarn craft

the pink doormat


casual craftlete


design improvised


sugar & cloth


tell love and chocolate


a beautiful mess


look what i made


hello wonderful


the casual craftlete

So, tell me, have I left something out? Share your favorite yarn craft in the comments below!

Like today’s post? I share a lot more Crafty Compilations here!