Summer Drink Series | Rosemary Vanilla Bean Lemonade

Yes Summer is officially here + which means hot days + long nights + and cool drinks.  Nothing says summer like lemonade + and there are so many varieties. This Rosemary Vanilla Bean Lemonade is from the Turntable Kitchen and it looks absolutely delicious.  I can’t wait to try it.

Rosemary Vanilla Bean Lemonade


For the simple syrup

3 cups of water
1 1/2 cup of sugar
1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped out
fresh rosemary stalks

For the lemonade:

2 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice
5 cups of water

  1. To make the simple syrup: combine the water, sugar, rosemary, vanilla bean and seeds in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or pitcher and pour the simple syrup over the strainer. Toss the vanilla bean and rosemary. Stir in the lemon juice and water. Add more water, if needed. Serve chilled, over ice.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and check back for more refreshing summer drinks.  Please let me know if you give this a try + and don’t forget to show some love with a “like” or “follow”.

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It’s Here … The Weekend!

It’s Here … The Weekend!

Hello friends and Happy Friday.  I hope everyone had a great week + and were all excited for the weekend. Since July 4th is next week everyone at my office is parlaying that into some sort of vacation.  Myself … I’m only taking a couple of days because my real vacation is in the fall which is … hands down … the best time of year.  This weekend we’re heading out to see Hereditary + and I’ve heard good things about this movie with Toni Collette + and Gabriel Byrne.  This weekend is also going to be a “hot” one in the DC area with temps into the mid 90s + so it may be a good time for me to stay in and get some things done.  Here’s what’s happening in books and movies this week + and if your staying in + why not try one of these DIY projects.


Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Uncle Drew
The Cakemaker
Leave No Trace
Love, Cecil
Three Incidental Strangers

new books1 copyConfessions of the Fox: A Novel [Jordy Rosenburg]
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings [Ellen Oh + Elsie Chapman]
Any Man: A Novel [Amber Tamblyn]
These are just a few titles for the “most anticipated” books this week + the full list can be found on Amazon and Good Reads


Leather Cuff Vases [ruffled]
DIY T-Shirt Tote [ruffled]
Pallet Storage Shelving [homedit]
DIY Pom-Pom Bin [sugar + cloth]

So whatever you do friends + have a fun + safe + and fantastic weekend.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog + and don’t forget to “Like” + “Follow” or “Comment”.

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