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Philz Mint Mojito

June 13, 2014


A couple of months ago my sister introduced me to my first Philz coffee.  Sadly, I have to make quite a trek to sip on one, so I have resorted to whipping up my own…


Philz Copycat Mint Mojito

  • Coffee Concentrate
  • Mint Syrup
  • Milk or Cream
  1. I mixed about 8 oz of coffee with 2 tablespoons mint syrup and 2 oz of milk, but it totally comes down to preference – whether you like it sweeter, less concentrated, etc.

For a less “G rated concoction, simply add a shot (or two) of Kahlua and stir – this is Fun Drink Friday after all! 🙂


I came across this Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate at Trader Joe’s and was excited to find something to take the work out of iced coffees this summer.  If you want to make your own, simply (or not so simply) follow these steps.


The mint simple syrup is another easy one.  Just mix 1/2 cup of boiling water with 1/2 cup sugar and a large bunch of mint (one whole portion you would buy at the store).  Stir until sugar dissolves and let steep 5-10 minutes or until syrup is very minty tasting… you just don’t want to leave it for a long period of time for fear of it becoming bitter (fyi).


Once your syrup and concentrate are ready just add milk (coconut milk would be a great non-dairy option), stir and enjoy!




DIY Coffee Body Scrub

February 20, 2014

DIY Coffee

I wanted to try out the St. Tropez tanning products, but I’ve been too scared to be a streaky, mess and have had it stored in my cabinet for months.  In typically “Whitney fashion” I researched a ton before making the tanning plunge and word on the street is exfoliating is critical.


Of course I decided I was “ready” when I was fresh out of body scrub, so I took to my kitchen to figure out a home remedy… introduce, Whitney’s DIY Coffee Body Scrub:

  • 1/2 cup ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Use scrub in the shower… it’s going to make a mess!
  3. Massage onto wet skin in circular motions.
  4. Rinse (you may need to use a little soap, because the coconut oil resulted in WAY too many coffee grounds being stuck to my skin).


I then used the St. Tropez tanning lotion and couldn’t be happier! I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without trying it! No smell, no streaking (use their glove!), and a really nice, natural glow – February can’t get me down!



Valentine’s Day Breakfast

February 10, 2014


Trying to celebrate a holiday while running out the door for work can be a little counterproductive, so I wanted to put together a quick and easy menu for starting Valentine’s day off right!
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Hazelnut Latte

Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice

Sun Dried Tomato Frittata

Cinnamon Roll Hearts

Red Fruit Salad with Mint Syrup

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If you aren’t pressed for time, I’d recommend checkout out these other fun V-Day themed breakfast options:

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