Iced Coffee Done Right

I love coffee. My body NEEDS coffee. Iced coffee is my favorite. It’s just the perfect afternoon pick-me-up I need after running after my toddler all day, and especially when she decides she doesn’t need a nap that day.

I have tried several times to make my own iced coffee at home (Living out here on the farm with no Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts, I have to fend for myself!), but only got ‘meh’ results.Ā  I finally stumbled on the Pioneer Woman’s iced coffee recipe, and I gotta say, girlfriend knows what she’s doing. The process takes a little time, but it’s delicious and totally worth it. So I’m just going to leave her recipe here to share with any other iced coffee lovers out there šŸ™‚

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Inspirado: Coffee Bar

Hope everyone had a great Memorial weekend!Ā Hollis and I got to head back to Kansas City to visit my family while Brian stayed and got some things done on the farm. It was a busy, fun-filled weekend, just the way I like it, but I did have time to do one itty-bitty project.

In our old dining room, we had the perfect spot for our little bar. It was great for extra space for when we had parties or gatherings to set drinks or appetizers on. It was also necessary for housing our wine glasses and other barware. (That forest green carpet still haunts my dreams…)

292055_595008822515_2172023_nHere in the new house, we really don’t have a formal dining room, we just use our eat-in kitchen. We also have the great built-in cabinet in the living room closet that we have designated as our new ‘bar’ area.

photo 3-007Now that we have a little one who is becoming more and more mobile every day, I like that we can keep any adult beverages andĀ breakable things up high out of her reach. We also like the fact that we can shut the door and lock it to keep curious little people out of it. I still really love our old bar though, and I don’t want to get rid of it. I would love to re-purpose it and take advantage of the awesome storage it provides.

I’ve seen drink stations all over PinterestĀ and I think it’s the perfect way to re-purposeĀ our old bar. I make coffee or tea almost every day, usually multiple timesĀ a day (thanks to a teething baby). So having a space to consolidate all of my coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, mugs, etc. would be soooo nice. I made a little inspiration board of things I would love to add to mine one day.

coffee bar^^ Rectangular Serving Tray with Handles. Overstock.com,Ā Ā ApilcoĀ Cow Creamer, Williams-Sonoma, MarimekkoĀ Siirtolapuutarha Cup, Crate & Barrel, KeurigĀ K65 Special Edition Home Brewing System,

Chemex Glass Handle 6-Cup Coffee Maker, Crate & Barrel

Here are a couple of pics I pulled off Pinterest for inspiration. I like how simple, yet functional they are.

Coffee BarCoffee StationAnd….

Here’s what I came up with on the fly (sorry for the ugly wires). I just used things I already had, but I would love to add some things to it to make it a little more posh. I need to find something to fill in the wine bottle cubbies…any suggestions? Right now they are housing some travel mugs, but they aren’t very pretty.

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