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5 Flavored Water Recipes & DIY Fruit Cups

04/21/15

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You know how I sit you guys down at least once a week while we have an honest discussion about buying things solely for the packaging and how we shouldn’t get too carried away? Well, I’ve found an exception to the rule of not getting too carried away and I’m hereby giving you full permission to go buck wild and buy and ALL THE Soma things. Seriously. They’re just as pretty as they are practical (aka all of your summer gatherings will thank you for this all natural, white oak handled beauty at the table), plus they donate to clean water charities with every purchase, which is a cause worthy of buying for in my book! If all of that doesn’t make you want to turn and hug a friend, I don’t know what will.

I think I may have mentioned it before, but I don’t drink any sodas (or “pop” to all of my North eastern friends! #shoutout), so my drink choices are seriously lacking when it comes to summer months. I’m usually downing flavored soda water left and right, which as it turns out after a few friends letting me down not-so-gently, doesn’t constitute replacing all of my regular water intake (we won’t even get started on Jared’s habits!).

Thus, all of this to say that I’ve become newly obsessed with Soma, which is perfect for fulfilling my need for an intentional plan to keep something on hand that hydrates, works fast (sooo much faster than regular filter pitchers!), and tastes crisp too. It’s basically going to be the sole reason that Jared stays weened off of coke cans, and me away from iced chai’s. But you know me, I have to have some flair to it, so I’m bringing you five flavored water recipes & DIY fruit cups to add a little pizazz to my new found hero…

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DIY Beach Macarons

04/20/15

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photos by Jared Smith

Every year I decide I’m super over summer right around the end of September (this is Texas after all), and then around the end of March and beginning of April I’m ready to carry a drink with an umbrella in it and sing about beaches and coconuts everywhere I go just to get my own personal sunshine rolling in. Clearly I live a very basic existence, but the point of this story is that the closest I’ll be to the beach until our next escape is with these DIY beach macarons.

I’m also currently obsessed with Gray Malin’s ariel seaside photographs (which I can also only dream of having), so I got a little frisky with the edible markers and tried some of my own aerial aerial seaside cookies…

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DIY Ice Cream Cone Macarons

04/03/15

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photos by Jared Smith

Are you guys tired of my macaron projects yet? Come on, give it to me straight, I can take it! Worst case scenario I just emotional eat all of my DIY ice cream cone macarons on my own (see what I did there? you almost didn’t even realize I slipped another macaron DIY in on ya!).

No but seriously, these are great because you can trick small children into eating half the amount of sugar and they’re still getting ice cream and cookies, plus they’re super simple to make unlike the somewhat tricky painted waffles and fruit macarons. Now let’s hop to it (that’s my Easter weekend nod for you)…

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How to make flavored bitters & printables!

04/01/15

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photos by Jared Smith

I’m always a sucker for cute jars, and lately I’ve caught myself wanting to buy the insanely expensive bitters jars to add to my bar cart collection almost strictly for the look of them (please tell me I’m not the only one who wants this?!). I’ve resisted my impulse buying urge, and since I loved the fruit patterned wall art that I made for the studio with my Sprout, I decided I wanted to include it at home for cute jar labels.

Obviously you can use labels for anything (and everything if you’re asking me), but I figured I’d try my hand at making my own bitters and use the labels for for those. Alas, it actually turned out to be more expensive than if I’d bought the pre-made versions (of course, isn’t that my luck?), but supposedly they taste much better, plus you can make twenty times the amount and reuse the spices over and over again. So really you can just look at it like a longer term investment (that’s me trying to console myself).

ANYWAYS, to share the love I figured I share what I learned on how to make flavored bitters & printables from my Sprout for you to use either to fill in the blanks on your own, or for your own bitters too!

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