It is down right gorgeous today. Spring is in the air! I love it. Windows open. Fresh air flowing through the house. Birds chirping. Sunshine on my face. Flowers blooming. Sundresses. Sandals. I. Love. Spring. The one down side about it...bugs. I felt like the bug man today. We had bees flying in through the chimney (again!) so I was busy whacking them down with my broken broom and spraying out by the chimney while Kate took her morning nap. After I got the family room clean and bee free I was washing my hands in the kitchen and as I was looking out the kitchen window there it was..a huge grasshopper. Seriously, he had to be a couple years old (do they even live that long??) He was HUGE! Ah! So I let him sit there and enjoy the sunshine until I put Kate down for her afternoon nap. Once she was asleep I went into the backyard in my sun dress with my bug spray that I hook onto my hose. I start spraying our palm trees and flowers to kill any potential baby grasshoppers and poof! Out flys a big honkin hopper! I sprayed him with the bug spray and it made him hop even more. He hopped all over the backyard and conveniently he was following me. I kept my hose close and finally got him to hop on the fence. Just as I took the bug spray off my hose and began to hose down all the poison I backed up into another huge one. I screamed so loud (as if we was after me) and whipped out my hose to spray him off the wall only to have him fly over my head and land by my big toe. I am so glad no one was around because I would have been made fun of big time. I scared myself silly over these dumb bugs and as soon as I killed the 2nd big one I called it a day and took my bug killer hat off for the day and ran inside. Maybe I'll tackle the front tomorrow. I can't handle one more scary thing today. Spring has definitely sprung at the Andrews!!
When Chris and I went to Mexico this past winter we quickly become addicted to their blended espressos. I found myself craving them when we got home so I played around with a couple of instant espressos and ended up making the best iced coffee, ever. What you’ll need. Medaglia D’oro instant espresso Water Ice Coffee creamer of your choice Heavy cream + caramel Trust me on the instant espresso. I tried them all. This is the best. I get it at Kroger. I’ve also heard Walmart carries it as well as trusty amazon. Step one. Get your ingredients out. I fill my glass up halfway with water and pour a capful of instant espresso in. Mix it real good. Time to cool it down. Now comes the sweet part. This next step is money. Lordy. If you’re feeling really naughty you can add caramel sauce. Do it. If you’ve been wanting the recipe for the BEST homemade caramel ever then you’re in luck. This is the recipe from my mother in law. It is life changing. Ta-Da! Tag me on Instagram at