Friday, June 15, 2012

My first 7 Quick Takes

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 176)



1.  I love reading Conversion Diary.  This is my first shot at 7 Quick Takes . . . I am kinda excited.

2.  I am absolutely enjoying the summer break.  With lots of free time, I have been cooking and baking like crazy.  I recently attempted my first sourdough bread.  It was very easy and just as good, if not better, than anything I could buy in the bakery.

Photo: First attempt at Sourdough http://instagr.am/p/J4trgQhY1t/

3.  I also made an Italian hearth bread after I found this stone baker at a yard sale for $3.  It is $50 on Amazon.  I LOVE a great yard sale find!!


It was delicious warm and slathered with grass-fed butter!  It did not last long . . . .

4. Summer break is really treating us well.  We love the simple pleasures of getting up a little later, staying up a little later, simple meals, the pool, the library, the summer rec program, and soon some VBS.  And who doesn't love the sprinkler?



5.  Sticking with the summer theme, I have not been in the mood for hot coffee on hot days.  While I have switched to decaf in the last month, I still enjoy this daily break.  So I started cold brewing coffee to make iced coffee.  Soooo good over ice with a tbs. of sweetened condensed milk and some whole milk!  This truly tastes like summer. Here is the recipe: http://www.theyummylife.com/Iced_Coffee

6.  So we now have a boy.  I never thought I would enjoy having a boy so much!  I love to sit and play cars and trains with him on these lazy days of summer.  And he is such a BOY.  Do not tell me that raising girls and boys is the same.  There is  a big difference  . . . but a beautiful difference.  I love my little guy more than words can describe.

Photo: Hangin' http://instagr.am/p/Ln91w1BYyF/

7.  Speaking of having a boy, they are tearing up and repaving our street.  It is very noisy and messy.  And apparently, 6:15 a.m. is a pretty good time to start working.  But he does not care.

Photo: A little guy's happiness . . . road work. http://instagr.am/p/L5NmfiBY09/

He will spend hours watching this.  My girls could care less :)

7 Quick Takes is hosted by Conversion Diary

13 comments:

  1. Your family are so beautiful! Enjoy summer :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Enjoy you summer :)

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  2. Welcome to the quick takes family. Your kids are adorable. And that bread looks so yummy.

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  3. Ditto on the welcome to quick takes! It's nice to see someone new.

    My 20 mo. old boy is the same way: he fell in love with trucks and diggers two months ago when some were in the neighborhood and the love affair continues to this day. A woman from another blog I read once mentioned that having a boy "opened her eyes" to the world around her, and I couldn't agree more! I would have never looked at large machinery before, but because of Liam, I'm entranced now too.

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    1. I am looking forward to events like "Touch A Truck" in the coming years ;) Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Is the coffee amazing? I found that recipe a few weeks back but never got around to trying it.

    Love the little one standing in the door!

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    1. Seriously - make it! Starbucks cannot do better!

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  5. I enjoyed your Quick Takes! Hope you keep doing them!

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  7. These were so fun to read! So glad you're joining us! Your #4 describes our summer exactly. And we also have four girls in a row and one boy, though my boy is the oldest. It's so fascinating to see how different he is from his sisters.

    Thanks again for participating! :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I hope you and your family have a wonderful summer!

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