Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hot as Hell Take II

Ok, so it turns out that all the boys needed was a couple hours of sleep (I'd like to think air conditioning too).  Since my son decided to behave this afternoon and my hubby hasn't complained once about the air conditioning being on, I decided to treat them.  I made them each a glass of Homemade Raspberry Lemonade.

Just as simple as my last post but add in some raspberries.  

Here is the recipe:

Homemade Raspberry Lemonade (Single Serving)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
 juice from one squeezed lemon.
5-6 raspberries (fresh or frozen)
2 Tablespoons sugar
16 oz water

Muddle the raspberries to break them up a bit.  Shake the cocktail shaker for about 1 minute.  Serve in a nice big glass.  Garnish with mint from the garden if you have some.  If your luck you can sip it while staring at beautiful houses across the street. 

I get to stare at this beautiful bungalow everyday, aren't I lucky :)

Hot as Hell

It is as hot as hell here.  No joke.  I can't even stand it.  This weather makes me tired and cranky.  My husband and I fight about the air conditioner all the time.  He is so cheap he doesn't want it turned on EVER.  Today was different, I had a plan.  A good plan. I took the birthday boy out for an all you can eat pancake breakfast hoping that when we got home he would carb crash.  Oh I'm so sneaky.  Look at him so peaceful in that chair.  Pancakes work every time. 

Good thing he doesn't read my blog.  I wish you could see me right now, I got an evil grin on my face and cool artificial air blowing through my hair.  Why does it feel so good to be so bad?  So while the boys are sleeping I got this huge urge to guzzle down a big glass of lemonade.  Fresh lemonade.  A quick search on pinterest and all I get are huge pitchers of lemonade for like you AND your family.  Forget my family! 

This little boy has been a huge monster all weekend (he's lucky he is so darn cute) and the birthday boy is going to be mad when he wakes up and sees that the air conditioning is on.  So I wanted to make lemonade: just. for. me.  So while the two boys are sleeping I made myself a nice big cold glass.

Here's how:

Take a cocktail shaker and fill it up halfway with ice.  Squeeze the juice out of one lemon.  I love my little lemon juicer.  Put in 1-2 tablespoons of sugar depending on your taste, I only used one tablespoon here because I wanted it fairly tart.  Fill your shaker up with water, about 16 oz worth, or as much as fits in your glass and shake the heck hell out of it.

Pour it into a nice big glass and enjoy with an evil grin while staring at your loved ones while they sleep.  If your lucky, you might have time to make two batches.  Enjoy.  I am.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Road Trip Comforts

I just got back from a road trip, eh.  Guess where, eh.  No, not Wisconsin or Minnesota (good guesses though).  I'm back from the land of Canada.  We drove there.  With a four year old.  Fourteen hours each way.  Yes, I deserve a metal.  In truth it wasn't that bad.  My son did pretty good in the car.  I did make him a gift before we left to make life a bit easier {on both of us}.

I made him a leap pad cover (he calls it his ipad).   Santa brought this for him back at Christmas but the cover in the stores was sold out everywhere.  Sewing a case for it has been on my "to do" list for six months.  It is nice to finally cross ONE thing off that ever growing list.

You can find the pattern over at Pink Stitches.  Her instructions made it super easy.  The whole project took me a few hours from start to finish (counting my screw ups, I really should learn to read directions).

There is a front zipper pocket for all his little games.  As scary as a zipper is to this newbie sewer, it was a must for this project!  Those games are small and easy to loss and too expensive to replace.

I can't believe the zipper pocket was that easy.  Those suckers are a lot easier than they look (if you have never tried one, DO IT)!  Of course I used super hero themed fabric.  Don't you just love the super hero fabric?  I love it.  So does my son.

He has been totting it around ever since I gave it to him.  That makes this momma happy.  Some might even call me a super momma! *wink*