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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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!


fourth of july tablescape {and DIY wreath}

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One of the things I love most about celebrating holidays is putting together easy decor and creating fun recipes that my family and guests can enjoy. Wanting to put a “twist” on my Fourth of July decor this year, I created printable decor and invitations, a festive snack mix, a creative wreath and more, all inspired by Twizzlers Twists and Twizzlers Pull N Peel. Scroll through this post for creative inspiration, links to download your own free printables, and an easy Fourth of July wreath tutorial!

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How adorable are these flag cupcakes? I took store-bought cupcakes, blueberries and Twizzlers Pull N Peel to create these little cuties. They took less than 10 minutes and add such a festive touch to the tablescape.

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This snack mix was such a fun treat to create. I took a variety of red, white and blue snacks, added some Twizzlers Bites, and voila…an easy and yummy snack mix that I know will be a hit!

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And now, can we talk about how much I love this wreath?

All you need is two packs of Twizzlers Pull N Peel, a foam wreath form, scissors and a hot glue gun:

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Step 1: Take a piece of the candy, and separate it into three sections of three, making sure to get one red piece, one blue piece and one white piece in each section.

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Step 2: Take your wreath form and wrap it in a piece of solid-colored fabric (I chose red).


Step 3: Now the fun begins! One at a time, wrap a section of candy around your wreath form, securing the ends on the back with hot glue. Repeat all the way around your wreath.

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Halfway through!

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Almost done! Because the circumference of the outside of the wreath form is larger than the inside, they’ll be a bare spot at the top of your wreath. Just use this spot for either a bow or for hanging your finished wreath.

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To finish off the wreath, I took white foam stickers and decorated the bottom left side of the wreath.

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Now let’s take a look at some of the other details in this festive tablescape…

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There are two styles of printable water bottle labels–download them here and here.

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Download this Fourth of July printable here.

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And this subway style printable can be downloaded here. Both are best printed on 8×10 cardstock or glossy paper.printable invitationWant to host your own Fourth of July get together? Download your free printable invitations here. These can be printed on 8×10 paper (2 per page)…and head to Walmart, where I found a whole section of yummy Twizzlers products! How easy is that?

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I’ve shared with you all my ideas for putting a “twist” on my Fourth of July celebration, and now I’d love to hear yours! What little details, crafts, recipes, etc. are you working on to make your own celebration special?