Thursday, June 7, 2012

Strawberry basil water

I don't know about all of you, but I basically live on water. I used to drink a lot of soda,
 {or pop depending on what part of the country you are from} but it is now a rare day
 that I drink anything but water.  Even when we go out to eat I almost always get
water with lemon.  I figure at my age I do not need those extra calories!

I found this strawberry / basil water on pinterest today and decided to make some.
I have strawberries and I have basil so I was good to go!

All you do is put water in a pitcher , add some sliced strawberries and some basil leaves
{I crushed mine a bit or muddled them so the basil flavor would come through},
put it in the refrigerator for a couple hours and you have a pretty light pink yummy
water to drink.

Perfect for a summer day and I figure I earned it.  I have already stained two 8 foot fence
sections front and back today , cleaned and swept out the car, did the dishes, etc. lol.

I see my deck needs power washed again. Well, that is one thing I did NOT do today. ha!
Now I need someone to drink with!!!!!! :)

I wanted to show this photo to you as well. My bff has the most beautiful home ever and she has
been in the process of a major remodel for weeks, I mean months, oops I guess it has been years
now and it is turning out just beautiful , but then I knew it would. This is her new *old*
breadboard...isn't it amazing!!  I just knew you would love it.
Happy Thursday...I can see the weekend approaching !! :)


Julie Marie said...

Sounds yummy Sandi!... I would love to come sit on your porch and sip some with you... everything looks so pretty!... I drink water ALL day long because of those darn kidney stones I am so prone to getting... plus, I LOVE water!... xoxo Julie Marie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I also drink a lot of water. My doctor said I may be the only person he has ever heard of that drinks too much water. I love my water all the way full with ice and then don't drink it til the ice has had a few minutes to melt. I also drink a whole pot of ice tea everyday. No sweetner. I never drink soda--I really don't understand the appeal.:)

June said...

I am going to try this tomorrow Sandi. It sounds so good. My daughter makes one with fresh ginger and mint and cucumber that is so good.

I LOVE your beautiful outdoor spaces. Wish I was sitting with you on your porch right now.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Your little outdoor space is so very lovely...Your plants are so beautiful... I am having such a hrd time with mine... we are so in desperation for rain....

Donna said...

The flavored water sounds delicious!

BECKY said...

So simple and lovely, and I bet it tastes fantastic!!

I am on the hunt for a fabulous rustic breadboard!! Just love them!
Have a great week, Sandi!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

FANTASTIC!! We're having a cookout with friends tomorrow and I'm going to make this -- sounds so refreshing! We're on a little anniversary getaway and at the pool where we're staying they serve cucumber water! Just water with sliced cucumbers floating in it -- SO wonderful!

Susie said...

Sandi, I love your beautiful tablecloth. I would like some of the strawberry water...but I avoid wee little seeds.:( Hope you are having great weather, we are. Smiles, Susie