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I’m bad at drinking water on a daily basis.

When I run or workout, I drink LOTS.

But the “8 glasses a day”…..not so good at it.

I need to hydrate and carb load the next couple days….that’s what the seasoned runners do. 😉

I tried this little pre-race concoction and it’s delish:

Cranberry Pomegranate Emergen-C


Vitamin Water ZERO Squeezed {lemonade}


Cold fighting, energy boosting, nutrient rich beverage!

Now to get the regular H2O stuff in my body, too!

On another note, I have a pain in the neck. Must’ve tweaked it last night in my sleep. I have to do the whole “turn your entire body” thing when I drive because my neck is so stiff! Ugh….heating pad where are you?

Could be worse.

T-minus 2 days and counting!

DEEP breaths.


The kids had a little lemonade stand at Gramma’s this weekend.

{#8 on the Summer To-Do List}

Elliott is thrilled with the results ~ $7.76.

She wants to buy a “hot lunch” at school with the earnings…

I told her she had to split the money with Holdy, too.

Next time we’ll try to raise a lot more money and donate to a worthy cause.


Elliott ran a very tight ship…I poured a cup of lemonade for a little neighbor and she chimed in, “Hey! She didn’t pay!”

Happy with his pink lemonade:

Elliott & Willow discussing where to hang the fliers {Willow was in charge of marketing! ;-)}

Cute little London joins Holden for a cool refreshing drink:

Tuckered out! Running a small business is hard work…


Happy Labor Day!

Old-fashioned Creamery

A couple summers ago my good friend, Melanie, introduced us to her “Gram’s” pink lemonade ice cream.

I was instantly hooked and I think that is when I longed to purchase our own family ice cream maker.

2 years later….

Beverly’s Pink Lemonade Ice Cream

1 can pink lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed
5 cups half & half (I used 2 cups h&h, 3 cups whole milk)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

On the stovetop, dissolve sugar & salt in 2 cups of h&h/milk in a saucepan (takes just a few minutes). Combine concentrate and the other 3 cups of h&h/milk and refrigerate for 2 hours. Pour into ice cream maker for about 20-25 minutes.

{The amount above had to be done in two batches}

Enjoy the taste of yesteryear!

The perfect blend of tart & sweet.


As I prepared the mix for this ice cream, I couldn’t help but think how special this recipe is. Not one that I googled or read about in a current magazine, but one that probably is still written in an old leather book with yellowed, musty smelling pages…bent, torn and wrinkled over the years.

The kind of recipe that makes it’s way from one generation to the next.

It put a smile on my face thinking that Mel’s Gram enjoyed this same tart, yet sweet creamy goodness years and years ago.

I am honored to try this recipe and excited to file it away in my book of keepers.

I hope that Elliott and Holden will enjoy these tried and true recipes in years to come out of my special book…

…also sure to be tattered, sticky, spotted, dog-eared, but most of all LOVED.

Here’s to a fresh, tangy, citrusy week ahead!

When Life Gives You Lemons…

…have a lemonade stand!

{Tartness…Google Images}

How cute is this one?

You can find the full cuteness here!

I would certainly stop at this stand for some ice cold lemony goodness on the rocks. And I would certainly stay awhile for some refills.


Elliott and her girlfriend, Emilie, have been talking about a lemonade stand for weeks.

It’s time.

Perhaps some confections or baked goods to go along?

Researching now!