5 exciting – non usual – lemonade variations for the hot summa’

Hey, we got real summer hottnes for two days and i cannot stop to make all the soft drinks for ourselves.
I show you 5 variations what includes non – usual pairs, and maybe you wouldn’t figure out, by your own.

But believe me, even they sounds weird, they are really really delicious. So lets see:

 

1. The classical
Life gave you lemons? No problem! :-) Ok this is a well – known lemonade: mint, fresh slice of lemons, sugar (or sweetener, we use erythritol-stevia mix). But it is a must. (And i am telling secretly, that if you change lemons into lime and pour some rum too, it will be a wonderful mojito. But don’t forget the mint!)

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2. Peach and rosmary
Maybe you think first, that ‘hey, i love a good meal of rosemary chicken with grilled peaches’. But it won’t taste like that because it will be a citrus-y drink with some spicy back-flavour. Make a lemonade base (lemon juice, sugar/sweetener into the cold water) and put some peaches and a little rosemary branch. Dried rosemary spice won’t work.

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3. Rasberry and basil
Like with peach-rosemary duo this will be a nice soft drink, too, the basil is just a good extra which highlight the rasberry flavour. You need to make a lemonade base and then put some rasberry and some basil leaf.
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4. Rose and mint
I was so sceptic. ‘Cause you know, rose…. reminds me of soap and cologne…it has a strong smelling. But this lemonade is so tasty!! Only be careful and  use only roses which was not been sprayed. Make a lemonade base and put some rose petals and mint leaves. Taste it every half hou if it is ready to your favor.

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5. Lavender
I was so afraid to taste anything which had lavender flavour that it took years. This was my first lavender flavour ‘something’ and since then i am eating anything with lavender flavour. I think the secret is, like with roses, that you have to taste it every half hour. So make a lemonade base and put some lavender flowers without leaves. And hey, it really got that light greyish purple-ish color. I love it!
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Try one of these or try all don’t miss them! :-)

Refashion- summer dress from a long man t-shirt (coffee brown with blue beads)

This was a loooong project. I mean to write this post. I made this dress in about 3-5 days, because i had only 1-2 hours a day for sewing and finishing the whole procedure.
I love refashion because it is so exciting to make something unique and quite cheap with a simple way. Also, most of the time i refashion because i need something i cannot find or if i find something but think it is too pricey (even if i could afford it). Ok ok, it is easy for me as i can sew..

So lets start the story! I purchased 2 long man t-shirt which is originally – sorry for who wear it- awful! Really, these long t-shirts on men just look as they put on a woman’s dress. Not boy-ish.
I bought a size S and a size XL because i thought, the S will be fit on my upper body but won’t be enough long so i can use some fabric from the XL. But hey, Even the man- S was a little big but totally was enough long. So this time I just used the S sized (and already started to make something from the XL ;–) ).
It looked like this, on me:

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I made a bigger neckline, a shorter sleeve, put a breast seam, cut the back for a fancy detail and put ‘built in belt’.
I made you a drawing for easier imagine, both front and back side.

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After the sewing was ready i dyed my dress into a nice coffee brown. I recommend liquid painting pour into water instead of powder, for a bigger piece like that. I dyed also the belt, as long as it was white too.
The very last steps were put the blue beads and iron the whole dress especially the edges.

And now the dress en vivo.

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And a before after as well, because it is always so fun.

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We love traveling: Netherlands II. – Amsterdam

We had a short trip to the Netherlands from Friday to Monday. We travelled by car to be able to see as many things as places, as we could. We had exact plan (Amsterdam, Keukenhof and find a flower field) the others we were improvising. The whole long weekend we were so blessed, it was sunny, not warm but not cold and only once it was raining but during the night. We stayed in a cute Airbnb in a little town, calles Schoorl. Oh we loved it so much!

After the flowers there is Amsterdam.
First impression: WOW. And another WOW. So impressive, so caracteristic, so stylish, so intensive, so cool! Amsterdam is a ‘big thing’ if you have never been there, for that, if you have been there, for it. I have never been to New York but saw lot of movies and my first thought was that like i am walking in one of the movies which was played in New York or around that place! Well we know, the dutch made their place in New York and around so it is not a suprise. I was amazed that every.single.door was different, every.single.door was unique and even the ‘ugly’ doors were beautiful, too. #ihavethisthingswithdoors
I like it in the whole country that 90% of the  houses and buildings are made with brick. Natural, black, white, dark blue, dark green and dark red what we saw the most. (love it love it love it!!!)
So it was, what we expected and couldn’t spend too much time, so there would be other parts we would see.
We liked it so much, but agreed with my husband and with my grandma (she was with us), that this city is for singles, couples so WITHOUT children. It was too crowed and rushed and as a mountain-forest family it helped us to say goodby without the feelings: if we were so lucky to live here.
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