What I've been reading.
Still reading Style, S.ex and Substance edited by Hallie Lord
What I've been baking/concocting.
Throw these in the freezer and enjoy on these hot summer days.
My own summertime mojitoish drink (adapted from this simple recipe):
- 1/2 orange, cut into 3 wedges
- 1/2 lime or lemon, cut into 3 wedges
- about 1/4 cup blueberries
- about 1/4 cup strawberries
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 or 2 sprigs fresh mint
- 2 1/2 ounces Malib.u (or flavored ru.m of choice)
Put the oranges, lime or lemon, blueberries and strawberries, sugar and mint in a shaker and "muddle" (or smash up) the leaves, citrus and berries by pressing them with a pestle or a wooden spoon until juicy and fragrant. Add the Malib.u and ice. Cover with a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, by the time the shaker mists up the drink is ready.) Enjoy.
What I've been making.
I'm kind of excited for it to be finished, not excited to be cutting, ironing and pinning. The bottom is a table cloth so it's waterproof and has ties so it can be rolled up and secured :)
What I'm listening to (Music).
Punching Bag by Josh Turner (more specifically this song)
There are so many great songs on this CD, here's one of my favs.
Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars (love them!)
What I'm listening to (books).
My favorite of the Chronicles of Narnia series so far.
Hilarious, loved it!
What I've been doing to enjoy the Season of Summer.
Finding new parks to frequent
Concerts on the Square
Sitting on my little
patio block of cement with a glass of ice tea and a good book
Visiting friends and family/Road Trips
Alright, that's the "DL" on me (are people even saying DL anymore?). I hope you are all enjoying a fun kind of busy summer!