What a week! This is how I feel
high-five and big hugs if you can relate. It’s been so busy this week I don’t even know where to begin. I spent the better part of this week working on my booth at The Pickers Market. I’ve logged, tagged, cleaned, painted, hauled inventory and completely revamped my space.
I got all of these planted just in time for my spring porch post
and I took measurements and mapped out a game plan for a new breakfast area and garden area in this alcove.
But boy am I tired! I just want to sit down for five uninterrupted minutes and enjoy the silence. I want to read a magazine cover to cover in the sunshine without worrying about what time it is and where I have to be next. And when I come back inside the house, I want this all to be miraculously clean, folded and put away. Do you guys ever feel like that?
When I feel overwhelmed with my schedule I try to take extra care of myself even in the midst of laundry piles and vacuuming dog hair off the rugs. I love the smell of lavender because it really helps me to relax. I love lemons too and since I don’t have time to lounge in the hammock, I’ve decided to bring the sunshine inside with this Lemon and Lavender Mason Jar Simmer Pot. You only need a few ingredients: lemons, lavender and vanilla.
Start by cutting 1-2 whole lemons depending on how much lemon you like. Add a few sprigs of fresh lavender and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to a clean mason jar. Next add water until you reach the designated fill line of the mason jar. Place in the refrigerator and allow ingredients to infuse. It will keep approximately one week. Once you’re ready for the simmer pot, empty the contents of your mason jar into the pot, bring to a boil and once boiling turn the heat down to low. Allow the contents to simmer for a few hours, make sure to check on the simmer pot and add water as needed.
If you plan to use this recipe immediately, fill a small pot with ingredients and then add enough water so that it almost reaches the top of the pot without spilling over. Bring the contents of your pot to a boil and then turn the heat down to low. Allow the contents to simmer for a few hours, add water as needed and fill your home with relaxing goodness.
I hope you all have a restful, relaxing weekend.