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Organic & Whole Living: Easy Cinnamon Dolce Latte

I've  been craving one of my favorite drinks from a coffee shop, so I thought I'd try to make a healthier version. This one hit the spot. 


Cinnamon Dolce Latte

This is so easy, anyone can do it. 

What You Need:

 - Organic Coffee, brewed your favorite way. 

 - Organic Ceylon Cinnamon - If you've never had it, you are truly missing out. 

 - Local Honey or sweetener of choice

 - Organic Heavy Whipping cream (go for the real thing here) 

Start with your favorite cup of joe. I like Newmans Organic Special Blend and local coffee from Carabello.  We were gifted with a Keurig and I love how quickly I can whip up coffee, although nothing replaces French press coffee in my mind. It just isn't practical for me daily. 

I pour my coffee into a Thermos so as a work-at-home-mama, I don't have to drink cold coffee every day. I wish I would have figured this out sooner, but that's what learning is all about, right? 

Next add 1/4 teaspoon of Ceylon Cinnamon, less if you don't like it as strong. Add your sweetener and shake this up really good. You could also blend this if you'd like but be careful as pressure builds up with hot liquids in a blender. 

Next whip up 3-4 T of heavy whipping cream in your Ninja single serve, magic bullet or a regular blender will do. If you don't have a blender,  just shake it up in a small mason jar. 


Top with the heavy cream and sprinkle a little of that yummy cinnamon on top. 

YUM, this is so good, and so easy! 


Want some more information on that cinnamon I was telling you about? See these links for more information. 

What's the Difference Between Cinnamon and Cassia?

Herb Profile Cinnamon from Wellness Mama 

Vintage Indie Life: Valentine's Vendor Fair Independence, KY

Valentine's Day Vendor Fair
It's time to start thinking about your sweetie, and all of the lovely ladies and gents on your list of loves. If you're local to Independence, KY come out to the Valentine's Vendor Fair February 2, 2014. Don't worry, it's over before the game starts! 


The Daily Swank: Vintage Wooden Chairs

We've been snowed in/frozen in, but with focus on getting our school work completed on time, so that we can take spring break a little later in our home school year. We're really enjoying our year-round schooling and snow days don't seem to bother anyone around here, it just makes for a busy week. It has also created long days of learning, but no one has seemed to mind. 

I hope to be back to supporting small businesses and handmade shops like today's Daily Swank again daily. 

In the mean time, pull up a chair and be sure to pin stuff you love! 

I love these vintage chairs from 86home . 


The Daily Swank: Vintage Jewelry from Juste le Chose


Just in time for Valentine's Day is newly-opened vintage jewelry shop Just le Chose. Gorgeous vintage finds for something extra special for your sweetie. 


Please welcome Shop owner Ann, of  Fairfax, VA, by adding her shop as a favorite on Etsy. 

Support vintage & handmade this Valentine's Day! 



Let's Stay Warm in 2014: Wool Blankets

It has been a chilling -9 degrees here, but I know some of you are facing even colder temps. I say, we just hibernate and come out when it is summer! What say you? 








What about you? Where are you from and what is the current temp?