Long time no see I know, I apologize but last week was my first week back at school and a bit hectic to say the least. I also was not able to fit my herb garden in my car for my initial move back to school, so obviously I can not blog about its progress. You can expect an update this coming weekend though.
So I have so many posts I need to work on! Recently I have upcycled two lovely outdoor chairs, as well as a pair of shorts I hope to inform everyone about. I also need to post an update about the new Etsy shop!
However, this particular post is about a new item I thrifted today! I went to the Goodwill not so far from my apartment with my roomy. We were searching for interesting clothing items we can recreate [inspired by this fantastic blog
I found earlier today. You can expect to see posts about the found items soon as well!] As we were searching through the clothes, I spotted these awesome sandals!
They were only about $4 and my favorite color! Comfy as well!
I’m so happy to have found these and am very excited to wear them often :]
I’m very excited about this new endeavor of mine! [Well mine and my bf’s]
We’re opening an Etsy shop! Its currently under construction, but I wanted to let you guys in on the scoop! We’re going to be offering some awesome furniture which we are up-cycling and we’re working really hard to create unique and interesting pieces!
For now, here’s a sneak peak at our store banner [which we designed] so you can kinda get a feel for the style we will be offering!
Keep checking back as I will be updating about this regularly and posting some of the items that will be for sale!
So I finally got to put my herb garden to use! [The basil at least!]
I was inspired by a local business downtown Cincinnati, OH where I work called Steetpops that makes gourmet popsicles and sells them out a little cart at the Flea market and other events. They have great flavors such as Strawberry Mint, Peach Ginger, Chocolate Chili Pepper, and of course my favorite, Avocado! I liked the idea of mixing fruit and herb, so I searched the internet for exciting recipes I could make with my herbs. The one I picked was Watermelon Basil. I did however tweak the recipe. The original wanted me to simply put all the watermelon and basil in a blender, but the maker stated that most of the watermelon pulp ends up at the bottom of the popsicle. The popsicles also had pieces of basil leaves frozen in them, and I wasn’t too fond of the idea of leaves being in my treat. So instead, I decided to make a Basil Simple Syrup, and I also crushed the watermelon to extract the ‘juice’ so there wouldn’t be pulp. The result? Delish!
WATERMELON BASIL POPSICLES
2 cups watermelon juice
1/2 cup basil simple syrup [bring a handful of muddles basil leaves, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Strain out leaves and cool.]
Mix ingrediants, pour into popsicle molds or paper cups and freeze.
Thats all there is to it!