Savannah’s Rosemary Sip

Growing up in the South, I have learned that there are very few things comparable to a nice cold beverage on a warm day. Perhaps, there is nothing better than walking out into your garden and finding fresh ingredients to use in your own homemade ‘sip’. 
{My mom and I sipped on these while watching the Kentucky Derby.}

DrinkSavannah’s Rosemary Sip

Ingredients :

  • 8 Teaspoons Fresh Rosemary (Plus additional to garnish)
  • 2 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 12 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Bacardi Limon (You can change depending on your own desire) 

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Preparation :

  1. Mix rosemary, water & sugar in a saucepan and bring to a light boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain out the rosemary.
  3. Pour the mixture into the other 9 cups of water lemon juice and Bacardi.
  4. Shake well.
  5. Garnish with Rosemary or Mint. (Or both!)

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CLOSED : Reader Giveaway : Essie Nail Polish & Quick Dry

CONGRATULATIONS : ASHLEY ATKINSON–

{I will contact you about sending you your new Essie Spring Polish and Good to Go!}

Thank you all for joining in on my giveaway! I plan to have many more in the future!

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For all of you new and old followers, I am so very thankful! I am so humbled that this blog has grown the way it has. When I first started blogging, I was in college and it was a requirement for a class, so naturally–it wasn’t my most favorite thing. However, when I started this blog just a few short months ago, it has become sort’ve a passion for me. Something that can be my outlet to the world outside of my ‘little bubble’.
In the beginning I decided once I reached 5,000 views, I would have a giveaway. Yes, I know 5,000 is not a lot in blog land. But, hey–I’m new and I am ever so grateful for all 5,000! You must start somewhere, right?!
Since I love, love, LOVE nail polish I knew that would be the perfect giveaway.

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Of course, I would love to keep this polish for myself, but I want one of you to enjoy it just as I would! This is the perfect polish for Spring Time-

goodtogo{Essie : Good to Go – Quick Dry}

Have you ever used this? Heavenly is all I can say. Once you polish your nails you apply this–your nails will be dry literally within a few minutes. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without this little miracle! For those of you who have used this…you know exactly what I’m talking about-

Requirements :

  1. Follow SouthernExpressionsBlog

  2. Like this post

  3. Leave a Comment Below

Regulations :

  • You must live in the US to participate in this giveaway.

  • The entries for this blog giveaway will be closed on the 17th of April, 2013 at 12:00pm. 

  • The winner will be randomly selected on RANDOM.ORG

  • Then I will announce the lucky winner!

All blogs start from somewhere, and are built on making connections with other bloggers. So, I am excited to connect with more of you and I hope that you all enjoy this giveaway!
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2 Girls in Cowboy Boots

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There is something about being Southern and owning a pair of Cowboy boots.

They go hand-in-hand.

Perhaps It’s because a lot (NOT all) of folks in the South listen to County music.

Lauryn Pumpkin and I (as well as the rest of my family) are going to see Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean & Jake Owen tonight @ Sanford Stadium.

Ekkk. I am beyond excited.

To say the least—

I hope you all enjoy a nice cold bev, listen to some Country music or whatever you perfer, and have a fantastic weekend!

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Manicure Monday

With this absolutely beautiful weather, I couldn’t help but continue with my spring colors!

Hopefully this warm weather will stay around for a while, as I am over the cold weather.

Sunshine and pretty colors can make anyone happy, so I hope this color makes you as happy as it does me!

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Polish Used : Revlon
85: Minted

I hope that you all are having a wonderful and warm Monday!

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Barbie Wedding Weekend Re-Cap

This weekend my dear sweet friend got married to the man of her dreams, so I just wanted to share a few pictures with you because I’m so obsessed. Literally.

The wedding was absolutely breathtaking, and Emily, the Barbie bride was stunning–

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Now you can understand why I call her a Barbie–150160_2237829501258_490970980_n
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Of course, Em couldn’t get married in any other shoes! These describe her perfectly!

I loved them!558946_10100860493087081_538387200_n Beautiful, Beautiful, BEA-ut-IFUL flowers that went along with our grey dresses so nicely!

Once I go through my pictures, I will upload more. I just couldn’t stand not posting some of the ones I had on my phone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend–

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Love @ First Bark…Maybe?

Ok, for those of you that are new….I have a dog, Jenny (Jen’s) and Lauryn Pumpkin has a dog named Brody (Brod’s).

Secretly, well maybe not the secret part…but we are trying to make Jen’s and Brod’s love each other.

Crazy? Yes, we know.

But, we want a dog wedding.

Yep, I said it. Dog wedding.

We have already told people our families and we plan on sending out invitations. Real Ones.

This is no joke.

However, there is ONE huge problem.

Jen’s is scared of Brody. SCARED. SCARED. SCARED.

He barks and growls at her. Maybe that’s his way of showing affection? I’m not sure…But, Jen thinks he needs to find a new way because she is not having it.

So, I’ve decided since warm weather is coming up (HOPEFULLY), we need to start planning this shindig. Which means….Brod’s is going to have to change his ways. Lauryn Pumpkin has been talking to him about his actions. Maybe they will corporate.

First, we sent a picture to hopefully help…and then you will see what we got in return.

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Jen’s : Brody, Woof you be mine?   Yes or No

Brod’s : Jen’s, I’m sorry for barking at you. I get nervous around pretty girls. Of course, I’ll be yours. 

Maybe the next play-date will be better?

I know we are crazy…But, who doesn’t love their dog? And who doesn’t want a precious dog wedding? Ahhh!

Perfect excuse to enjoy some wine, perhaps! I’d say so myself.

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