Celebrating {Mother} Earth Day



How will you celebrate Earth Day?




After sprucing up your nest, doing some yard work, attending festivities, hiking, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors, here's a refreshing idea: Make your own Lavender Cream Soda



My hubby and I tried some at a swank restaurant several months ago and loved it {although the drink was pricey}!  We now make our own at home with this secret little ingredient: Lavender Glycerite.


Just pour yourself your favorite brand of Cream Soda into a fun glass, add ice, and a drop of Lavender Glycerite. {Of course, make sure it is food grade and meant for ingestion - consult with your shop owner.} Aaahhhh!


Let the glass do all the sweating...




Of course chocolate goes well with the Lavender Cream Soda.


          Chocolate goes well with everything.




It's even sweeter served up in this little nest. You know I'm a recycler...can you guess what the nest is made from?  I'll be posting that soon. 




Don't you love the funky little iron bird tea light holders, too?


        Makes such a fun little vignette...







An unexpectedly good combo!


You can see more of my Nest Series *here.*  Nests are perfect expressions of spring, Earth Day and Mothers Day!


If you like my funky stemware, check out this fun post on my




In honor of Earth Day....
Remember to R3!
Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose:  With Love!










A Tradition with a Twist

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18 comments:

It's All Connected said...

That centrepiece with the 'nest' and bird tea light holders is adorable! ~ Maureen

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Now this IS interesting sounding! I love lavender (in fact I just made a loaf of lavender tea bread with a lavender glaze!) -- never have heard of this drink so I may have to try it!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I"ll have to try that! Beautiful pictures! XO, Aimee

Karen said...

That sounds like a delicious drink. I think I'll try it. Thanks for stopping by. I'm GFC following I couldn't find your linky follow gadget.

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

I'm stopping in from the blog hop. I'm following. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I'd love for you to link up your latest posts. You can find me at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com.

Jenny said...

I agree that chocolate does go with everything...I am your newest follower from the networking blog hop! I would love if you would stop by my blog and if you like what you see follow back :)
Modern Modest Beauty

Jill said...

I Love that glass!!!!! And I can't wait to see how you made that nest - looks so pretty!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Mindie Hilton said...

Sounds yummy.

Jonnique said...

This looks yummy and your photography is great! Your newest follower! Can you please add this recipe to my Taste This Thursday party!?

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I love lavender...but I've never had it to drink! Gotta try it! Thanks for posting this!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Sounds tasty! I'll have to google the ingredients. Love your photos!!! :)

Michelles Tasty Creations said...

I’m out blog hopping today and I’m a new follower. I host a weekly Creative Thursday link party (runs through Monday nights) and I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Michelle

Courtney @ Sweet C's Designs said...

I am going to have to try this asap! I love lavender soda, and this seems like a great addition. I bet it would be lovely as a summer sipper. Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

Lavender soda how elegant and fresh! I may venture out and try that!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This looks delcious! Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week! Have a good one!

Take care,

Trish

Rhonda said...

Yum! I haven't had a cream soda in forever... and the lavender makes it seem so grown up!

Visiting from Show and Tell Saturday... Rhonda @ home.made.

Christine @ Angel Stitch Embroidery and Jezebel said...

I LOVE your little iron birds! This soda looks and sounds so good.

Designed by Dawn Nicole said...

I love cream soda, especially Virgil's! We will definitely be trying this. Thanks! :)