I always make my own whipped cream at home. But when I found out that homemade whipped cream could serve as the base for ice cream, the game changed. Since then I’ve Used this to make Bailey’s ice cream with a chocolate swirl for a lil’ Razzle Dazzle.
Who else finds eggnog straight up WEIRD? Despite seeing it pop up on shelves every year at Christmas time I’ve only tried it once and let’s just say it didn’t go down smoothly. *It’s a no for me dawg*
I thought eggnog was cancelled in my books forever until I realized this; I don’t like to drink it, but what if I ate it? Cue the creation of this eggnog bread pudding recipe. The flavors are wonderfully festive, and the Hennessy caramel sauce takes it up a notch. Ready to make the best Christmas dessert ever?
I read somewhere once that smell is the most intense form of memory and I absolutely agree. Especially when that smell has a physiological effect on you, like relaxation. Each time I smell lavender I feel an immediate sense of calm – what the kids call “chill” these days lol. I had a bunch of tired lavender gifted to me so naturally I’m finding all the ways to get that heavenly smell into everything. Cue this easy lavender room and linen spray.
With just a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have lying around the house. It’s easy to make and a little goes a long way. I have a feeling my 2 spray bottles are going to last me a while and I’m not complaining.
What you’ll need:
- Lavender essential oil
- Vodka (or other unflavored alcohol)
- Distilled water
- Dried lavender
- Spray bottle
step one: Mix a few drops of your lavender essential oil with about 1teaspoon of vodka. This helps you create the ideal mixture because the alcohol in the vodka helps make the oil more soluble
step two: Add vodka/essential oil mixture to your spray bottle and shake well to combine
step three: Top off spray bottle contents with distilled water and shake again for better mixing
step four: Add a couple off sprigs of dried lavender into the spray bottle, seal and enjoy!
The best part about this simple creation, is that it has quite a few uses. In addition to using it as a room freshener spray, you can also spray a bit onto your pillow at night time to help you drift off into a calm, blissful sleep.
Pro Tip: You can use this method for or making a spray with other essential oil combinations!
Thomas and I recently had our housewarming party and among the many things that people brought as gifts were a bunch of lavender and a container of blackberries. Not the typical bottles of wine and I freaking loved it! These two gifts inspired this blackberry lavender smash cocktail because they remind me of a cozy feeling — which is a perfect transition into fall.