Quick and Easy Lavender Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

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One of my favorite morning rituals is making a warm (or iced) drink. Most days it’s coffee based but regardless of what I’m drinking I love to incorporate home made simple syrups.

This lavender brown sugar simple syrup is a perfect add in for teas, spritzers, cocktails, and more specifically, a london fog latte. The balance of the brown sugar and the lavender is just perfect. I think it’s the earthiness of the molasses combined with the earthiness of the dried lavender that makes it a perfect combination.

I purchased organic dired french lavender for this recipe but if you grow your own you can dry that and use it in this recipe as well.

This recipe is simple. It take about 35 minutes total and the majority of that time is infusion time. All you need to make this simple syrup is brown sugar, dried lavender, white sugar, and water. It will last refrigerated for about 2 weeks. I recommend storing the syrup in a glass bottle.

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3 Year old Toddler Bedroom Upgrade: Mood Board and Inspiration

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I can’t believe it’s finally happening! A little over 3 years ago I brought home a tiny little baby girl from the hospital and now she’s already ready for a big girl bedroom and a big girl bed.

In summer of 2019 I wrote about McFly’s nursery. Since then I’ve done so many DIYs and room transformations but to this day, that nursery is still one of my favorite spaces.

We put McFly’s new mattress on the floor to get her used to sleeping on a twin matress but it was time to finally take the crib and changing table out of her room. It’s already feels so unreal to me that her baby furniture is gone.

I’m excited to share the moodboard for her “new” big girl bedroom with you! As always, I want to make this as cost effective as possible. I’ll use some splurge items, some budget options, I plan to reuse some items she already has in the space, AND I plan to repurpose some items.

Spray paint is going to be my best friend in this room and I’m excited to share as much of the process with you as I can!

This summer, make this refreshing citrus dessert: Lemon-Lime Layered Dessert

We live in the deep south which means summer basically runs from early May to mid October. When it’s hot out there’s one thing that I can guarantee — I want to eat and drink foods that are cooling and refreshing.

This Lemon-Lime Layered Dessert is the PERFECT dessert to enjoy on a hot day (or really any day). it starts of with a buttery and nutty shortbread crust, then there’s a whipped cream cheese and vanilla layer, and is topped off with a lemon-lime “curd”. It’s heaven in a dessert.

The recipe doesn’t require a lot of hands on time, however make sure you allow for adequate cooling and chilling time for each layer.

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