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Amateur Mixologist



Over the holidays, I love to create gifts from my kitchen.  But, with just having gone back to work part-time, it had to not only be unique but quick and simple, too. I stumbled upon a few recipes for infused alcohols and after researching them, took on the challenge.  With those and a few tips from my friend Kate Dunbar(seen here), I decided on infusing vodka with two of my favorite flavors~ lemon and lavender.


my favorite vodka

mason jars

sliced lemons

fresh lavender from my garden


Pour the vodka and sliced lemons in the mason jars and let it sit sealed in a cool, dry space for 3 days.  On the third day, introduce the lavender sprigs for ten minutes only! Then find a pretty bottle..

I found this great vintage-looking bottle at Pier One and topped with a gift tag.  I had hoped to get more creative with my gift tags, as I did last Christmas like these but ran out of time.

I know Christmas has come and gone but with Valentine’s Day right around the corner~maybe your squeeze will ❤ a little lemon~infused vodka!


Getting Creative with Mason Jars

Sunday was spent at our niece’s baby shower. She is having a little girl next month. The night before, I came up with a creative way of wrapping the gift.  I had just read a blog post on Tori Spelling‘s website about the many uses of Mason Jars. So, I decided to “wrap” the gifts inside a jar.  I put each piece of clothing inside with some colorful tissue and left the tag(if cute) outside the jar.  Then I tied a bow around it.  I added another piece of tissue in the bottom of a recycled basket(i.e. one I had laying around the house), added the jars and tied a bow around the handle. Voila!  You can read about some other great ideas here.