Flavor Infused Summertime Teas

With Summertime just around the corner, we can’t stop dreaming about hanging out with friends & enjoying an iced cold tea on the porch.  We decided to add a little twist to the classic iced tea by adding infused flavors & could not be more happy with the outcome! It was so much fun playing with flavors, and we can’t wait to enjoy these delicious beverages in the hot summer sun.

The great thing is many of these ingredients came from our homemade garden!

Check out our homemade garden here.

Here are the three yummy favors we came up with:  Lemon Orange Tea, Berry Rosemary Tea, & Vanilla Infused Mint Tea (Our Favorite!).

Take a look at our adventures with infused flavors below:

Lemon Orange Tea: Half an orange & half a lemon twisted.

Berry Rosemary Tea:  Frozen berry medley (ours had strawberries, raspberries, blackberries & blueberries), sprig of rosemary (crushed & as garnish) & we made heart shaped ice-cubes with berries in them as well!

Vanilla Infused Mint Tea:  Handfull of mint crushed & drops (or teaspoons!) of vanilla extract to taste.

 And Voila! Ordinary tea turned extraordinary!  It’s amazing how a few simple ingredients  can transform the traditional summertime tea.

What’s your favorite summertime drink?

Xoxo!

Bethany Rose & Rosemary

Happy Birthday Rosemary!

 

 

I am so blessed to have a friend in my life that can share the same love for adventure, creativity & light that is in life.  Not many people can see & appreciate the wonder of the little things in life, but Rosemary is one of the few.

Thank you for being such an amazing friend! I thank my lucky stars to know you.

Many, many wonderful & amazing things are to come in this next year!

Everyone wish Miss Rosemary the most Happy Birthday!!!

Xoxo!

Bethany Rose

DIY: Gift Wrap

I’ve always had a hard time locating gift wrap that spoke to me, so I finally decided to create my own! All you need to create your own gift wrap are a few simple things: paint, paintbrushes, and brown packing paper that you can purchase for cheap (around $10!) at your local hardware store.

You can easily make patterns, messages, or whatever you wish. It doesn’t take much time at all, and your friends will love that they received their own customized gift wrap from you!

I had such a fun time painting hearts, “happy birthday” messages, and chevron. And the best part is, the paint only takes 10-15 minutes to dry! I hope you have a great time adding a personal touch to your next gift!

Love,

Rosemary [and Bethany Rose]

Soup for a Rainy Day: Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Recently, I decided to make a pot of soup for a coworker who wasn’t feeling too great. I came across this recipe in my mom’s kitchen a few weeks ago and fell in love with its unique flavor. It consists of simple ingredients that you can easily find in your local market, and the best news is, it’s so easy to make! All you need is a big soup pot or a crock pot, and you are ready to start cooking.

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This recipe serves 12 people and only takes a couple of hours to cook!

3 cups of stock (I used 2 cups of vegetable stock and 1 cup of chicken stock)

3 cans of cream of potato soup

1 medium onion chopped

1 box of Uncle Ben’s wild rice (I used an additional packet of seasoning from another box just for extra flavor!)

2 pints of half and half (I used one regular and one fat free)

8 oz American cheese, shredded

2 cans of shredded chicken

Salt & pepper to taste

Curry powder to taste

—-First, you will need to cook the box of rice.Image

— Once the rice has completely cooked, add the rest of the ingredients together and cook for 3 hours in the crock pot. Then, dinner is served!

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I think soup is best when you’re sick or cuddled up with a good book on a rainy day. I hope you get the chance to try this recipe and find it tasty too!

Enjoy!

Rosemary [and Bethany Rose]

What We Wore: Springtime In the City

Recently, we spent another absolutely gorgeous afternoon here in Music City with a good friend of ours, Steph. We thought we’d enjoy some of the springtime air having a good time right on the lawn of the Capitol! Not only did we have a blast, but we ended up with a few fun pictures Steph took, too!

Here’s What We Wore:

Rosemary’s outfit:  blouse from American Rag; bracelet from Forever 21; ring from Pangaea; necklace from Oldmadegood; jeans from Old Navy; shoes from Payless; scarf from Mother’s closet

Bethany’s Outfit:  tanks from Target; skirt, necklace & bracelet all vintage; shoes from Anthropologie

Oh & don’t forget to check out our friend Steph’s photography at http://www.stephburdorff.com

Here’s to many more adventures!

Xoxo,

Rosemary & Bethany Rose

Adventures in Sewing

Welcome to my newly finished sewing nook!

It’s such a bright & sunny place in the house, it is going to be the perfect space for all the sewing projects I have planned in the upcoming months.

I’m teaching myself to sew from all of the vintage sewing books I’ve collected over the past year.  I know it will be challenging at times, but I’m really excited to start creating!

I’m challenging myself only to make & not to purchase any new clothes…. this should be interesting!

Take a look at some of the darling pictures that are in some of the books.  The style is so amazing & inspiring.

Can’t wait to share more of my adventures in sewing with you.

Wish me luck!  Any sewing words of wisdom?

Xoxoxo,

Bethany Rose (& Rosemary, too)

DIY: [egg]spiration!

Hello, friends!

With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to do something for a few special people in my life letting them know how they inspire me and how thankful I am for them. I love writing cards to people, but I wanted to try something different this time around. That’s how I decided to send out messages in eggs! Check out the pictures below to see how to send out your own special messages to your friends and family!

These were so fun to do! Remember, there are tons of other fun things to mail as well– jars, oversized pill bottles, books with messages inside– so don’t limit yourself! You can even add little trinkets inside too to make it even more special.

Happy Easter!

xoxo, Rosemary [& Bethany Rose]