Girlfriends, Nieces and the Nephew who Hid..


My husband went out of town this weekend, so I called the girls.  Turns out the niece and nephew were coming for a sleep over too.  The nephew laid low - far to many girls for his liking.
Lily and I did some pretty, yet functional decorating.   A lighted path that leads to the fire pit.  Nothing says funs over like a face plant in the dark. 


We have a lot of cedar bits from the fence.


Yes, it's as good as it looks.
  My neice thought so too.


We did potluck, but as Lily is getting her last set of molars, she's a bit feral.  That being said, no way in hell I was going to get her to the store to buy something to drink for everyone.


So, thought I'd give homemade ice tea a go.  Add three to five tea bags to boiled water.. I found five bags made it too strong for me.  Steep five minutes.  Cool down, then place in fridge to get really cold.


Add sugar when the liquid is hot, then it disolves. 
You can have sugar syrup on hand to sweeten it more if your guests like.  I did.


...some lemon and mint..


Look, it's a refreshing beverage.


it was a good night.

19 comments:

AnnaVallance said...

The next time we have a gathering I am going to try and make real iced tea. Thank you for the inspiration.

Flick, said...

Looks like a lot of fun... Nothing beats a bonfire and marshmallows! I love your photos, the little lantern lights look gorgeous (and a great idea to avoid the faceplants!)
:) Flick

Tom Stephenson said...

I love those lanterns - they remind me of Rupert Bear books.

LouBoo said...

This looks just idyllic - gorgeous gorgeous. I especially like the lanterns by day and by night. Must have been a wonderful time. Lou x

Razmataz said...

The lanterns are such a pretty way to light the way.....lovely photos as always. You make a simple galss of iced tea look fabulous...

country girl said...

How FUN!
Man, I miss roasting marshmallows.
YOu are such a fun mommy.

xoxo

Southern Lady said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. You would do well here in the South! We learn how to make sweet tea before we learn how to walk. Well made!! Carla

mimi charmante said...

can you believe how gorgeous it was saturday? the sad thing is, it should be like that on a regular basis this time of year, but, seeing as the weather has been so awful as of late, one gorgeous day and we are all singing and dancing in the gardens!
have a marvelous week~
xx

Lady Grey said...

what a gorgeous weekend... who doesn't love roasting marshmallows!!

mise said...

That's a fine lit path - the same happy vibe as Lily's famous birthday party set-up. Godspeed those teeth.

Pinecone Camp said...

What a fun soiree! Looks sooo cute, naturally.

kate / tinywarbler said...

it looks like you had a fun weekend! i want some of those smores and iced tea right now.

Debby said...

Lookd like such a fun weekend. The lanterns are fabulous and the iced tea, yummy!!
Debby

Robin said...

Sounds like a fantasic time. You certainly know how to celebrate weekends in style.

Grace said...

The lanterns do spell fun. It looks like a great time was had by all. You've actually got me wanting to make ice tea - I haven't had it in years.

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Well done!............................................................

jan said...

Wow - how special is that!? Lucky cousins!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Sounds like such a great night...love your path of lights...so cute!

Alicia said...

Enchanting !!!!!