Friday, July 8, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade

Hi friends!  I hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer.  There is nothing like an icy glass of strawberry lemonade to quench this humid Georgia heat.

Between cool drinks, poolside fun and bbq's, I have squeezed in a few moments to kick back with the girlfriends for some girl time.  On one such occasion, I made a little packet of junkin' necessities for my girls  inspired by refreshing strawberry lemonade (hand sanitizer - always, lemonade packets for H2O - it is too hot here y'all, small candies because southern girls know sweet right?, and some bubble gum because it was pink - my husband laughed at this but you get it, right?).

I am still playing and learning my photo enhancing software and don't always know how to get the colors to  feel or to translate the way I want.  The glitter ribbon is more of a bright pink and less red.  Here, it reads more red than I want but I did not want to lose the dots on the paper.

The poms are super easy to make.  Take a circle scallop punch and punch 7 times.  The first one will be your base.  Fold the remaining 6 scallop circles in half and in half again.  Adhere and overlap them as you go around.  It may look a little flat - you can either adhere a flat back button or brad or open the petals up a bit like I did to make it look more like a pom pom.  If I am being to confusing, you are welcome to email me with any questions - I would be happy to help.

Wouldn't bigger circle scallops be cute for party decor?  You could adhere two together to make them look like a complete circle while sandwiching ribbon inbetween to make a garland.

Back to strawberry lemonade. ;)

Don't you just love this strawberry lemonade wedding?!

Recently, on Pinterest (a recent addiction of mine), I found a recipe for strawberry lemondae bars that I really want to try.  If you have never heard of Pinterest, it is a website to post and organize your bookmarks visually.  You can also follow the bookmarks of your friends to share links and fabulous finds.

Aren't they pretty?!

You can find the recipe from K&K Test Kitchen here.

I  hope you are having a beautiful summer ~ strawberry lemonade cheers to you!!
xo's ~ Heidi


Tracy Boyle said...

Your blog makes me feel like I'm a gentile southern woman, sitting with my girlfriends, sipping pink lemonade in fine china. It has such a lovely quality of drawing me into bliss, another place in time. Great job honey!

Beth Leintz said...

The strawberry lemonade wedding is wonderful- how refreshing...I'm a Pinterest addict, too- so much inspiration!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Fun little packages for your girls and the strawberry bars look very yummy. I love strawberry lemonade.
deb :)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

awww the packets are a great idea!
Lately I have been making lemonade and when it gets to half a pitcher I add Strawberry Breeze to it. My Sweetie's favorite.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Heidi your packets are adorable! I love the Strawberry Lemonade and those cookie bars look so yummy. Maybe once this heat wave passes I will fire up the oven again! ;) Have a great weekend!