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Morgan Leigh

    Life lately… My first Video!

    I am so excited to share my very first video! My New Year’s resolutions this year definitely have me stepping outside of my comfort zone, starting with learning video. But I’m so excited to have documented some of these fun characteristics that you just can’t capture in a photo!

    Although this is an unlisted video and doesn’t show on my new youtube profile, make sure to subscribe to my channel if you’d like to see tutorials! I’m so excited for this new adventure! Continue reading

    Vanilla Coffee Ice Creamer

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SilkSipToSpoon #CollectiveBias

    vanilla coffee ice creamer

    I have been obsessed with making my own ice cream ever since Kevin bought me an ice cream maker for Christmas! I love it because it’s easy and I am in control of the ingredients. Since going dairy free in December, this has been a pretty big deal. I’m the type of person that has always liked to indulge in my own pint of ice cream, but dairy free ice cream can get pretty pricey! I usually wait till after bedtime so that I can make myself a late night snack and I don’t have to share with Anabelle (yes, I am selfish when it comes to desserts!) But I have been dying to try a breakfast ice cream with my ritualistic morning cup of coffee, and finally gave it a try with this Silk Vanilla Coffee Ice Creamer!

    Vanilla coffee ice creamer

    I grabbed my Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer from the dairy aisle at my local Walmart as the perfect creamer to my morning cup of coffee. It gives that silky, creamy texture that is not only dairy free, but also free from other common allergens such as gluten, peanuts, egg and casein, making it allergy friendly! And it was the perfect ingredient for my vanilla coffee ice creamer. The ice cream was so good, so easy and the perfect way to freshen up even the rest of my lukewarm bottom of the pot coffee.

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    Now, however, it’s stealing the show from my cup of coffee. I am totally planning ahead to make this again for breakfast with Kevin this weekend! We used to love just having at-home dates when we first got married. But now that we have children who pretty much constantly need our attention, it’s a little more challenging to get date time without leaving the house, so we have started actually leaving regularly (really for the first time since we’ve been together) to go out on dates. This, however, is a little way that feels special and out of the ordinary that we can enjoy in the comfort of our own home, while the girls enjoy a couple Saturday morning cartoons.

    Vanilla coffee ice creamer

    Vanilla coffee ice creamer

    Vanilla coffee ice creamer

    For more recipes with Silk Almond Creamer make sure to check out the Silk hub!

    Vanilla coffee ice creamer
    Vanilla Coffee Ice Creamer
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    4 5 minutes
    Passive Time
    20-30 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4 5 minutes
    Passive Time
    20-30 minutes
    Vanilla coffee ice creamer
    Vanilla Coffee Ice Creamer
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    4 5 minutes
    Passive Time
    20-30 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4 5 minutes
    Passive Time
    20-30 minutes
    Ingredients
    Servings:
    Instructions
    1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend till combined.
    2. Pour into ice cream maker and churn for 20-30 minutes or until a sorbet-like texture.
    3. Once frozen, transfer into a bowl. (I prefer to put a bowl in the freezer while the mixture is churning so ice cream doesn't melt right away.)
    4. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and place 1 or 2 scoops on top to taste.
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    Things I learned from baby #1

    Learning my way through motherhood: Things I did right with baby #1 and things I did better with baby #2

    When Anabelle came around, I felt pretty confident as a mother. All those years of being the oldest of six, changing diapers, bossing people around, and calming babies paid off , plus my motherly instincts kicked in. So instead of coming across as a paranoid, clingy, first-time mom, I already came across as an experienced mother, as if Anabelle was my second or third child… Or so my mom said… But now that we have Betty, my actual second baby, I now feel as confident as if I had army of kids behind me. Continue reading