RECIPE: Lavender Lemonade

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Recently I made Lavender Lemonade and it was a major hit with my family and friends. Such a refreshing drink during this hot weather. Now, I have to keep it on hand all the time. Thought I would share the recipe with you all. 

Ingredients:
Makes 10 servings

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender buds
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 10 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)

Directions:

In a large saucepan, bring one gallon of water and the sugar to a boil. Remove from heat, and add 1/4 cup of lavender buds along with the lemon juice and lime juice in the pot.

Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then strain and chill. Store in your favorite serving pitcher or large mason jars.

Once the lemonade is chilled, serve on with or without ice in your favorite glassware and add the additional sprigs of lavender for garnish if you’d like. For a great adult drink, add a little gin to it.

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Enjoy! 

(all photos by me)

Nothing gold can stay.

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Greaser. June 2016. Chicago, IL. 

I’ve been doing a shit job of keeping this blog updated but with good reason. Life is hard and being busy is an understatement right now. To quote Heathers, “real life sucks losers dry…”

There are so many adventures from the past month to be shared;  photos, book reads, music I’m digging, films I’ve seen and more!

Stay tuned. 

R.I.P. Anton

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Alright, I know I am late to posting about Anton Yelchin, but that is because this has weighed heavy on my heart since I heard the news. I never knew Anton personally but I always thought he was an amazing actor destined to go on to do more amazing work. His aura made him seem like the guy you could go to hangout with— eat a bunch of snacks, drink capri sun’s and be complete insomniacs talking about the universe. Anton, you’ll be missed dearly and you’ve made an impact on my life. Until then, see you in another life brother. 

Like chasing the clouds.

Eventually, I am going to post my One Direction “essay” I wrote for fun about them because it’s super random topic to write about  such a topic in one’s spare time.

If you would have asked me a few years ago to name a single song by One Direction, I wouldn’t be able to. All I knew was that between Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, girls (and boys) were swooning of the the moon for them.

Basically, this is just a preface for me to share this photo.

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As of late, I’ve been trying to go back to my “roots” of photography. For a while, I’ve felt that I’ve become stagnate in my photography. Essentially just been shooting for the sake of shooting and not really challenging myself unlike the material my from my college portfolio and earlier work.

Granted, apparently the above photo is a paparazzi shot that was later edited by a fan. I do really the photo from a photographers point of view (I know, that makes me sound like an asshole) and not purely based on who the subject it is.