October 22, 2014

Make Your Own Starbucks Passion Tango Iced Tea Lemonade!


About half of my Target trips start or end with a Starbucks Shaken Passion Tango Ice Tea Lemonade.  I don't drink coffee but that passion fruit iced tea is just the most amazing treat.  The last time we were at Target, I treated myself to one of these wonderful concoctions. 


And I say treated because $3 for a 12 oz drink is absolutely a treat.
I figured there had to be a less expensive way to enjoy this treat and then I stumbled across Tazo Iced Passion Tea. And some lemonade. And I figured it was worth a try!

The Tazo Iced Passion Tea is made to brew a 64 oz container!
I simply brewed it full strength (but let it steep for 10 minutes instead of 5) and poured it into a 64 oz pitcher I had laying around. That went into the fridge for about an hour so it could cool.

I used my double walled Starbucks cup, filled it with ice and poured the cooled tea to about 2/3 of the way full.  I topped that off with some store bought lemonade and it is spot on.

I prefer my Passion Iced Tea Lemonade Unsweetended but if you wanted to sweeten it, you could make a simple syrup or purchase the syrup from Starbucks. 


So delicious!
Try and let me know how close you think it is!

October 20, 2014

Clothes, Baby Stuff and More! Oh My!!


I have seriously been needing to purge my house.
I feel like even though we purged a ton when we moved, I'm already at the "over capacity" feeling again.  

Moving out some of Tyler's larger baby gear items from the living room has helped, but there's still so much more.

All this week my Instagram feed will be filled with items for sale.
Baby gear, baby clothes, women's clothes, jewelry, handbags, nailpolish, shoes... tons!

It's time to destash and destress!




October 18, 2014

Little Man is 5 (and a half) Months!


Growth:

There's no 5 month check up so we're not completely sure but he is growing! His feet hang out the end of his infant car seat and is getting taller every day.
He's just shy of 15 pounds as well.


Looks:

This boy knows how to smile! He has the most crooked smile and loves to smile at everyone! His eyes have turned a dark grey and still have strawberry blonde hair.  He is such a little Irish man. 


Firsts and Milestones:

We're moving! Little man is scootching himself around. He can complete a full circle on his own in less than 5 seconds, can push himself backwards, and is now pushing himself up on his hands and knees. He loves sucking chewing on his thumb and gnawing on all of his toys.  We are definitely hitting early teething.


Sleep:

We had a pretty bad wakeful period but we're back to only one or two wake ups, which is awesome as he's still just nursing! He'll have one or two nights where he's up constantly but that just means he's growing right?


Food:

I'm still holding off on solids.  I don't know why I'm still holding off but I'm sure by the next update, he'll be eating solids more regularly.  As of now, I'm still pumping at work and still pumping more than he's consuming so my freezer stash continues to grow!


Language:

He yells! Ha! He yells at the cat, at Emmalee, and at anything he's excited about.  It's so awesome to hear.  He also continues to laugh every day.


His favorites:

The cat and his toys are his new favorites.  He is always trying to grab one of them and is constantly "yelling" at them! He will even move his body to get to certain toys or to be looking at the cat.
He still loves to eat and loves to hold on to things.
He loves chewing on everything, especially blankets and his thumb!


My favorites:

I love that he sleeps on his belly, just like I do with one leg pulled up closer to his body than the other.
His (still) toothless grin.
His belly laugh is still the best sound I've heard.





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