This week: snail mail and handwritten notes.
They never fail to brighten my day!
I just wanted to pop in and say hello this weekend. We are clearly enjoying citrus in all its forms around here! The little guy had never tried pomelo but was very excited about it at the grocery store a few weeks ago:) Though we have slowed down on trying out-of-our-ordinary fruits in the wintertime I’m happy to say we are still at it!
Hope you’re having a tasty and refreshing weekend!
I have mentioned my love of a good champagne cocktail before. Now I’ve discovered a little trick for when you’re not necessarily ready to open a whole bottle of bubbles. I love keeping some celebratory luxuries in the house just in case!
I spotted these adorable Blanc de Blanc cans at the grocery store and picked some up for future cocktail fun. They came in handy when I had some ladies over for drinks and snacks last week. And it is nice to know that I have a few ready if we need to break out the (mini) champagne anytime soon:) J doesn’t drink a ton of champagne so if he is having some scotch I’ll break open my classy pink can;)
Ah, nothing like a nice champagne cocktail by the light of the fire (er, television:) Happy Valentines Day to you lovely readers. I’m thankful to share this space with you and hope you know how loved you are! Cheers!
I’ve been taking photos of the little man every month with the same stuffed whale to capture all the amazing growth and changes he is experiencing right before our eyes! At the bottom of this post I’ve linked the other photos so you can see how our tiny baby has grown.
Well, I persevered with these monthly photos until 18 months - you can see how the toddler feels about them;):)
ps- I used the same little whale and Ikea sheepskin as a backdrop for all of the photos. After he would no longer lay on the ground like a nice little baby (ahem;) I took the photos in our trusty little rocker.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.
Have I mentioned that I’m in a book club with the mamas of a French meetup group I attend with the little guy? I’m certainly reading this one in English but I love that I can at least listen to the ladies discuss in French;) Here’s to four years of high school French still working (at least a little bit:) for me!
First: This stuff has been amazing to have around pre-made when our winter colds have hit this year. My only regret is getting it to you so late in the season!
I have always enjoyed this type of tea at Korean homes or businesses but I hesitate to call my version Korean because a) it is made with lemons instead of Yuja and b) I’m not 100% sure the recipe I cobbled together makes it so. But, we love ours and I had to share! If anyone else has made this I’d love to hear your tips in the comments!
- 5 lemons
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup honey
First, scrub the lemons and wash them in salt water. I sprayed a bit of vinegar and rinsed as well since these peels eventually dissolve into the tea.
Cut the lemons into thin slices and remove the seeds delicately.
Bring the water to a simmer and dissolve the honey into it. The recipes I saw say that it should become a thick syrup. Mine never did get super syrupy but I imagine it will thicken over time.
Stir in the lemons.
Keep in a sealed container (I used this one from Ikea) for one day at room temperature then store in the fridge.
Each time you need a soothing cup of tea just add 1-3 Tablespoons into a mug with boiling water and, voila, instant comfort!
Apparently, this keeps in the fridge for several years but I think we’ll keep it around for the next few months and make a new batch next fall. I have kept adding honey and lemons as the jar starts to empty.
While this is a great home comfort it would also make a nice winter gift!
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