Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Solstice...

Summer is here and I sit by the miniature orange tree and sunlight covers me like a blanket. My cup of coffee sits on the table and the mixture of both is intoxicating the smell is filled with summer promise. I am now fully convinced that I was born to walk around barefoot while wearing cotton.


The sun rays beg for me to get out of bed and find something to do and with longer days celebrations run into the nighttime. She naps at a later time and parties into the evening...


Because we all need Summer concerts and rock stars to cheer...


Specially when they notice us...


I have 3 obsessions this week they are all brought to you by the letter L.
In honor of Sesame Street of course.

1. Lanterns 2. Lace in sunlight 3. Lavender Martinis


Lavender Martini Recipe
1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 ounce Lavender Syrup
1 fresh lavender sprig... and don't forget the sugar rim!

To make Lavender Syrup
3 ounces Simple Syrup
2 teaspoons dried lavender
In a small saucepan, heat the Simple Syrup. 
Add the dried lavender, then remove from the heat. 
Let cool, strain and refrigerate, covered, for up to 5 days.

Have a great weekend peeps and stay sweet!


  1. Love your photography! My kids would clean up their room to see Elmo. Something I never thought about before kids...

    Visiting from "Hop Along Friday"

    I follow you on Twitter (@travelsofthezoo).

    Regards, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeysof TheZoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  2. The Photography as always is wonderful. The way you write makes me feel like I am always there with you. I will have to try that Lavender Martini :-) Your sweet baby is growing up so fast. You are the coolest mommy in her eyes. Who wouldnt love to go to there 1st Summer concert with you.

  3. Your mixtures... pics w/words, mommyhood w/adulthood, bien hecho mujer, well done.


  4. Gorgeous. I feel it and taste it! Savannah ... Happy Friday, Amiga. <3

  5. ~~~~stunning ( as usual )
    is that a real CAT?
    Oooo, that drink. Soooo "Sex & the City."

    Love coming here, Dear. Xxx

  6. I'm in love with the photo of the lanterns. I want to be there.

    1. aren't they fabulous. if come see me I will hang lanterns for you.

  7. Lovely photos as always. Hoping we get some of this rain that's lurking 'nextdoor' over Florida. We need it.

  8. you are making me so jealous with your summer. here is at pretty much rained since January which isnt usual. I need some summer so bad!


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