It’s like a slice of carrot cake in your morning coffee!
We had absolutely beautiful weather this past weekend. Our mild summers down here in South Texas make for pretty great days outside. We were able to spend the whole day Saturday outside running around. Well, the kids were running around and I was using Ryon’s work bench for a craft project. I ended up using paints for my little project and both the kids asked “can we paint too?!”
My first reaction is always, “no, you’ll make a mess!” I’m not sure why I react that way. Kids make messes. Kids are walking, talking messes. Especially my kids. Then you add in paint and it just takes it to a whole new level. But I had super washable kid paint and a huge roll of white paper in my car, so it was hard to say no.
So I rolled out the white paper and taped it to the garage floor, gave them some paintbrushes and stood back.
Literally. I moved out of the way because the paint started flying everywhere. Ryley was trying to draw a picture, she started with a sun and had a house, but Avery was just flinging it all over. He started mixing all the colors together and Ryley couldn’t finish her painting. She just gave into the mess and started getting crazy.
The paper was close to the work bench so I went back to my craft. I kept looking over at the kids and at one point they had painted their hands and feet. They started dancing on the paper and leaving little feet prints all over. I just laughed and told them they were heading straight to the shower after they were done.
I guess they figured they should go all out once they heard that.
Ryley says “momma, can we paint our legs?” I turn around to tell them no, that’s not the best idea, but they have both painted all the way up to their knees. Well, ok. Paint away kids, paint away.
They completely covered their paper with paint and I whisked them into the shower in our bedroom. I look back and there are little baby foot prints on our carpet. I just laughed and helped them wash off.
Carrot Cake Coffee Creamer
Coffee creamer that has all the wonderful flavors of carrot cake!
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
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Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
OH my gosh this is genius! Love it Kelley!
Ginny McMeans says
Whoa! That is one special cup of coffee!
And tasty too 😉 Thanks Ginny!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Painted legs – that’s awesome (easy for me to say)! I’m in love with this recipe idea! I’m a b-i-g coffee drinker and love carrot cake – this is great!
All the way up to their knees Patricia! Haha. Thank goodness it was washable.
Stephanie @ Back for Seconds says
This is such a great idea. I bet it tastes amazing! I can just picture those cute little foot prints on the carpet – almost too cute to get mad about 🙂
I laughed when I saw them. They were too cute to get mad about 🙂
Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says
Good lord woman, this sounds amazing! What a great little morning treat in my coffee.
haha! Thanks Amy! It sure is a treat!
amanda @ fake ginger says
Aww, that sounds like fun! I’m guilty of saying no to avoid messes but I’m trying to get better about it. This coffee creamer sounds awesome! I wish some would magically appear in my fridge tomorrow morning.
Same here – it’s so easy to say no. But I want them to have a fun childhood so I try to say yes more then no. Its hard!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
GENIUS! I’m such a fan of carrot cake that having it in drinkable form first thing in the morning would be amazing!
Right?! I totally agree!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Oh man! I just sat down with a big cup of coffee and I wish I had this creamer to go along with it. I want!
It is pretty delicious lady! 🙂