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My girls have been been begging me to help them do a lemonade stand for a long time. But our street has zero foot traffic and what’s sadder than two kids sitting at a lemonade stand with no customers?! (Okay, there are sadder things but still it’s awfully depressing.) Because I didn’t want to buy and drink 15 glasses of lemonade myself, I kept putting it off.

Then I had this lemonade epiphany and you can imagine how rare a lemonade epiphany is in life. We could be a mobile lemonade stand and walk a few blocks to the center of town! And we wouldn’t just sell lemonade, we would sell iced coffee too!!

(In full disclosure, I did not come up with the iced coffee idea myself. Although it obviously seems like the kind of genius thing I would come up with if given enough time. But it was International Delight (the makers of delish iced coffee and creamers) that gave me the idea.

So we pulled out our wagon and we were in businesses…

These were our first customers…

And then we got real customers! (No offense Harlowe and Chase.)

The girls made about $5 which they immediately gambled away. I mean, put away for their Ivy League education.

Want to do your own lemonade/ iced coffee stand this summer? Go to International Delight where they have super cute ideas for your stand. The company teamed up with The TomKat studio and you can print out adorable signs, banners and more that will make your stand the most posh in all the land. I swear!

By the way is it ICED coffee or ICE coffee? My gosh, now I don’t know. The world is a confusing place, isn’t it?! Thank goodness there is refreshing lemonade and coffee (with ice) to make us all feel better.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight.  The opinions and text are all mine.

12 Responses to summer = lemonade

  • colt13 says:

    Soon it will be Girl Scout cookies. Glad they enjoyed themselves. And as someone who drinks it, Iced is right. Then again, until you taught me how to spell kindergarten, I was wrong about that too:)

  • bitsy says:

    Can I just tell you how gorgeous your kids are? And how I’m really loving following Chase’s Curious George fixation? Because it reminds me of my little guy who used to love Curious George, too, only he’s not my little guy any more as tomorrow he turns 16. Sniff sniff.

  • Steph says:

    Glad you could manage to do this with a newborn and twins. It is a rite of passage. Your big girls look adorably proud and the twins are just too adorable! according to my google search, it is iced coffee. but I have no expertise:)

  • Mona (Moxie-Dude) says:

    Awww nice! Love that you’re encouraging their little entrepreneurial spirits. You go girls!

  • Shay says:

    I read once that you should ALWAYS buy lemonade from kids at a lemonade stand because it just makes their day. I have always followed that rule…even if I’m not in the mood for lemonade and I wait until I reach the corner of the street and dump it out. But usually I drink it, I swear! πŸ™‚ Found you on Scary Mommy; love your site.

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