Monday, May 2, 2016

05/02/16 - MIM #59

Good morning!
It's time for another "Make It Monday" sketch from "The Memory Nest".
 
Sketch #59 - You have until the end of May to submit a layout to be in the running for a prize:
 

Such a fun sketch and it got me to use my Hexagon punch that I was SO excited to buy, a few years ago, but have only used twice (funny how that happens):


"It's It"
Journaling: "During our last trip to San Francisco I tried 2 new (to me) flavors of "It's-It"s:
Cappuccino and Pumpkin and I also had my fave: Mint!
04.16-04.19/2016"

My husband and I recently spent a 4-day weekend in San Francisco.
Besides the beautiful scenery, weather, and lots of alone time, I REALLY enjoyed eating some It's-Its!
I wound up having 3 while we were out there, including 2 new (to me) flavors.
There are 6 flavor options total: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mint, Cappuccino, and Pumpkin
I've now had all of them except the Strawberry.
You can find It's-It's out here where I live, but they're difficult to find and they usually only have 2 flavor choices: vanilla and mint.
So when going to San Francisco there's always a bit of excitement knowing that they will be readily available just about anywhere and that there will be more flavor options.
We had the Cappuccino-flavor for dinner on Saturday night (the day we got there), the Pumpkin-flavor for Breakfast on Sunday morning, and the Mint-flavor for Dessert on Monday night...
Yummy!
Yup ice-cream for dinner and breakfast; that's when you know you're on vacation, LOL!
 
BTW - in case you don't know what an It's-It is, here's a brief explanation:

In 1928, a celebrated San Francisco tradition began.  George Whitney placed a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream between two freshly baked large old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, and then dipped the sandwich into fine dark chocolate.  The delicious combination of savory sweetness was declared by all to be “IT!”  That how the IT’S-IT Ice Cream Sandwich was born and got its unforgettable name, being sold in droves exclusively in San Francisco’s own legendary Playland-at-the-Beach for over four decades.
Here's the link to their website if you would like to read more:
http://www.itsiticecream.com/about-us

A couple of "fun" facts - I hate oatmeal cookies but in an It's-It I find them to be delicious!
Also cookies are my favorite dessert ever, with brownies being a very close second, ice-cream is low on that list...
 
My husband and I were discussing how whenever we eat an It's -It, it is always PERFECT:
The ice cream is never too hard and the cookies are never soggy!
It's the perfect blend of soft and crunchy and sweet!

Writing this makes me want one now...

8 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you described what an It's-It is! They sound delicious! If I am ever in CA, I will have to remember to try one! Great layout!

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  2. These sound yummy!!! Love how you scrapped them!! The colors are perfect and the packaging is fun for a page!!!

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  3. Those sound YUMMY! LOVING your page!! LOVING that hexagon punch you used!!! Ohhhhhhhh and I keep forgetting to tell you -- I make my collages in Picasa and then number the photos using Elle's Studios number stamps :)

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  4. mmmm...I love It's Its...I have only had vanilla though. Fun layout! Great use of the hexagon punch :D

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    1. You need to try them all Linda, especially since you live so close to SF!

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  5. We have an IT'S IT outlet about 5 miles from here. It it SO hard not to go by there all the time! I've had them all - my favorites are the mint, chocolate and vanilla, in that order.

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  6. What a fun story behind this layout! Those combinations are interesting- so good that you got to try most of them. The hexagons are wonderful! I hope you get to try the strawberry one soon.

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Thanks for all your comments!!! They really mean a lot to me!!!