Saturday, July 27, 2013

Summer Strawberry Lemonade: A Refreshing Drink for the July Heat!

Check out this great recipe for strawberry lemonade! Yum! This refreshing lemonade will be great to have with some friends or family, or for yourself, poolside. My grandmother absolutely loves lemonade. Growing up, she always had a pitcher of the it in the fridge. To this day, she still does. Doesn't this sound refreshing?


  • 3  or 4 lemons
  • About 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  strawberries, hulled
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  • Thin lemon slices (optional)

1. Cut the lemons in half and ream juice from them. Pour the juice through a fine-mesh strainer into a measuring cup and discard the seeds and pulp. You should have 1/2 cup. Cover and refrigerate.
2. Place 4 cups water, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, and strawberries in a pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir often with a spoon and, using the back of it, crush the berries. Continue to boil, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Let cool, cover, and refrigerate until well chilled.
3. Pour the chilled syrup through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher; discard the pulp. Add the lemon juice to syrup and stir well. Taste, and adjust to desired sweetness.
4. Pour lemonade into glasses. Serve with ice cubes and garnish with thin lemon slices.
Note: Recipe makes four 8 oz. servings. Double to refresh more of your friends! 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer 2013 Fashion Obsession: Maxi Skirts

Hello all! I've missed blogging oh so much! The past 6 months have been hectic in preparing for graduation and college. But, things have slowed down and I'm ready to get back into blogging. Thanks for sticking with me readers! :) I hope that this summer, I can bring to you interesting, encouraging and inspiring posts for your closet, mirror and your heart!

To start us off…I'm going to share with you my newest obsession in fashion trends for the summer! Maxi skirts! Maxi skirts can bring elegance and a soft side to any outfit. They're perfect for summer evenings or a walk on the beach. I've found several DIYs for Maxi skirts that you can find on my Pinterest page (click here to see it). But below are just a few pictures of inspiration for your maxi skirt obsession!

With Love!


Monday, January 14, 2013

Valentines Day: Lovely Nails!

I'm so excited to start posting Valentines Day themed posts! Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays! :) And you don't have to have to be in a relationship to celebrate it! A few years ago, I absolutely hated Valentines Day because I was always the single one who never got any Valentines. But as I've gotten older I've realized that Valentines Day is about friends and family, the ones who have always loved me!  Rather than some guy who hasn't known me very long. :) To get you in the Valentines Day mood, try one of these terrific nail designs!