Archive | June, 2022

Pinterest Thursday-Homemade Lemonade

30 Jun

I found this recipe for homemade lemonade concentrate, and I had to give it a try!

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I used this Santa Cruz organic lemon juice (I found mine at Sprouts):

The results? Absolutely delicious!

If you are familiar with Chik-fil-A lemonade, it tasted pretty similar (except without the pulp.)

It is tangy, and just perfect. I really love it!

The kids add a little water to theirs, but this was definitely a hit with everybody.

None of it made it into the freezer as concentrate, but I would like to try making popsicles with some of the leftover concentrate I still have in the fridge.

It is easy to make, and I just store it in my refrigerator until I am ready to make lemonade with it.

I will say, it is not a cheap recipe. The lemon juice is pretty expensive. But, if you are looking for a healthier alternative (like us), or you want to make it as a special treat, this is one tasty recipe, and I encourage you to give it a try.

Wednesday Words

29 Jun

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NSD Scrapbook Layout #3

28 Jun

National Scrapbooking Day was in May, and I had a lot of fun creating layouts for various challenges!

Here is another of the ones I made:

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Inkie Quill (on Patreon); Heart Die: Elle’s Studio; Letter Stickers: Doodlebug; Washi: Pink Fresh; Other: Vellum Bag, Heart Stickers

I made this one for the heart challenge at Paper Issues.

I love this paper so much-it looks like mixed media without all the work!!!! Such an easy layout to put together.

Card Monday-Big Congrats

27 Jun

Today’s card is a high school graduation card.

I made it for a teenage boy, so I tried to keep it pretty simple, and not let it get too cutesy or girly. 🙂

He is going to college to study music, so I thought it was appropriate to add some music notes.

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn; Dies: MFT (big), Lawn Fawn (congrats and border); Markers: Spectrum Noir

It’s simple, but it worked for what I needed!

Have a great day!

Book Review-Elysium Tide

26 Jun

Elysium Tide is a contemporary thriller written by James R. Hannibal.

Summary: Dr. Peter Chesterfield has been sent by his boss on a mandatory vacation to a conference in Hawaii.

He’s supposed to unwind and decompress from his workaholic tendencies.

But when he finds a body on the beach, he becomes embroiled in a mystery so dangerous, it will change his life forever.

My Thoughts: This book was good. It was more of a one-time read for me, but I thought the author did a great job with the dynamics between the characters, creating a mystery that was riveting, and providing tons of action along the way.

I would like to thank Revell for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you.