Mommy, Where Do Ideas Come From?

So, as per usual, I’ve been noticing a not-so-subtle lack of ideas and words (mostly words) on this blog.

This is not new of course, I mean, that’s why I did the whole 30 Day Challenge thing. That certainly gave me something to write about.


Anyway, this lack of *whatever* spilled over onto the UsedEverywhere blog. Here’s how the conversation kind of went:

“I know I blew off the January blog…I’m so stuck for ideas!”

“It happens. You should browse Pinterest for inspiration, see where it takes you.”


So for my February blog (thank goodness I only blog once a month there, I suspect I’d be in big trouble if it were more) I browsed and browsed and browsed. Like, forever.

Pinterest probably was the right place to go for inspiration (hey, they don’t call it Pinsperation for nothing) but I think you need an idea in your head first about what you want to write about. Like, at least a direction.

I tested my theory again last night just to see if I was just unusually blocked that day. Nothing. I browsed and browsed and browsed and was decidedly uninspired.

So…I don’t know where ideas come from. Not my computer, that’s for sure.

Homemade Iced Coffee (Win!)

Ever since my epic iced coffee kitchen meltdown FAIL I’ve wanted to make up for it.

And thanks to Pinterest, I got my chance.

You see, there’s a picture going around toting amazing-looking iced coffee and so I took the image—recipe unseen—and went for it.

First I froze some leftover coffee as ice cubes (thanks for the suggestion Mike!)…but I made sure to use a dingy half-broken tray just in case the coffee wrecked it or something.

OK that’s a boldfaced lie. I just don’t really have many ice cube trays and the non-junky ones already had ice brewin’ in them.

Anyway, so we had some coffee ice. Then I poured up a couple glasses of milk over top and thought that would be that. However, it wasn’t awesome.

It wasn’t gross either, it just didn’t taste quite right.

So we tried a few things. Chocolate syrup, more coffee, more milk.

Homemade iced coffee

But then I think I stumbled upon the solution: coffee syrup. I put a shot of chocolate mint in mine, added more milk, and AWESOME!

It was tasty.

In the end it was a good thing I didn’t care about my ice cube tray because it is super stained. But that’s OK because it now officially has the job of icing coffee cubes exclusively.

Oh, and I should also let you know I looked up the recipe the pin directed me to (after this whole incident of course) and it suggests pouring almond milk over the coffee cubes. That sounds pretty good too.