Get your minds out of the gutter, dirty birds. This here entry is about coffee. And pumpkin. And spices. And syrup.
Magic, right? I KNOW.
I’ve had Green Mountain’s pumpkin spice K-cups sitting in my pantry since last year, when triplet-pregnancy GERD had me avoiding all things coffee related (even Prevacid couldn’t help that particular reflux nightmare). I’m sure it isn’t in its finest condition, but I’m too cheap to toss it out.
Hence the homemade journey I embarked upon today. Oh, and there’s a smidge of impatience behind today’s adventure, too.
In my entirely too-picky opinion, the K-cups had too much spice and not enough pumpkin, so I’ve been stalking the refrigerated section this year in high anticipation for the return of pumpkin spice creamer to help the K-cups.
They aren’t on any shelves near me yet. I’m tired of waiting, so I went to the googles in hopes of finding a homemade syrup recipe that wasn’t too difficult.
I used those two link as inspiration. Frankly, I gag at the thought of ginger, so I cut that out, and I used freshly grated nutmeg, so I didn’t measure that. In the spirit of full disclosure, I didn’t measure anything but the water and sugar.
That’s just how I roll. Bastard, half-assed finger-quote recipes un-finger-quote are kind of my thing.
Enjoying delicious stuff from my own kitchen is also kind of my thing. You know, when there’s time.
until I tried to take a cuddling photo.
I got some quality post-nap cuddles today ...
One of my favorite ETC apps of all time - Letter School. Toby has gotten to Level 2, so the completed (shaded) letters now show what he actually drew. Proud mama!
Checkup day! ETC have been similarly sized & consistently staggered since their start, so I'm not sure why numbers like these are a surprise each time. Eleanor leapfrogged past Toby (she's not the peanut anymore!), though T did make a move up the WHO char
Kids & cats - what is it about cramming into tiny boxes? Meow!
Vomit. One victim, two occurrences, & ETC’s well check is in the morning. Ha!
I've done it! I've spent an obscene amount of money at Starbucks this year! ✨☕️
Callista, Toby, Eleanor! I'm impressed with those who were right! #tbt #triplets
Three years & a lifetime ago. I know who's who - do you? #tbt #triplets
Seasoned ground beef + shredded cheese + crescent rolls = homemade hot pockets. I sometimes come up with good ideas.
Quick blanket/yogurt break. It's sunny, but it isn't exactly warm! Don't tell ETC that. They're in denial - shivers & all! "Mom, this is FUN!!!!"
Hilton Head isn't exactly on the way home from Orlando, but ...
These craft caddies from Target's dollar spot are perfect for ETC's road trip lunches.
ETC & I had such a fun weekend getting in some quality time with Sarah & Ethel. Does it really have to end?
These kiddos. They're too much.
ETC almost knocked over poor Minnie. Excited much?
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