5/4/16

Mango Lemonade Recipe

A great refreshing lemonade recipe.
Ingredients:
1 quart Mango Nectar
3 quarts lemonade made from frozen concentrate
Directions:
Slightly freeze the Mango Nectar. (Be sure not to freeze in a glass jar.) When slightly slushy, add to the 3 quarts lemonade. Serve immediately.
This is really refreshing on hot summer days, and full of Vitamin C.
Mango Lemonade
Mango Lemonade

5/3/16

Fashion Abstract Shades For Your Eyes by SoJoS

Spring time is here and the sun is out.  Time to Shade those Eyes with these Fashion Abstract Sunglasses by SoJoS.  This abstractive inspired frame design has an unique frame that fits around square lenses.  I received the tortoise shell pattern, but it looked more camouflage up close than tortoise shell.  However, nothing earth shattering.  There are 7 colors to choose from in this style. The frames are very lightweight, so despite being large, they aren't going to weigh down on your nose or ears. This fashion square frame brings your style to a new level.  The mirrored lens are equally as lightweight and durable as the frame.  They offer 100% protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays. Unfortunately, they are not polarized lenses.

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Each pair of SojoS glasses are designed with comfort, lift, and spirituality in mind to fit your lifestyle.  There is a story behind everyone's eyes, and SojoS takes pride in creating beautiful eyewear that not only protects, but showcases the mystery of your eyes.  The name SojoS was inspired by the secret in your eyes, coming from the Spanish "ojos" (eyes).

Sunglasses are fun to wear.  There are so many choices out there.  SojoS has a large variety to choose from.  These Square Fashion Mirrored Lens Abstract Sunglasses are fun and not your typical pair of sunglasses.  With the mirrored lenses, you'll have people primping right in front of your eyes.

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These truly are very lightweight, and yet seem very durable, long lasting. These fashion abstract shades for your eyes comes complete with a free soft pouch. The pouch is made of soft material and will not scratch the lenses.  Just need to make sure they don't get crunched in bags.

This particular style was neither mine nor my dil's preferred style.  Although my dil said they fit and felt good she gave them a 5 on a scale of 1-10.  Both of us however, like several of SojoS other styles better.  We did find someone who loved the style and they were very happy.

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So, with Springtime in the air, be sure to head on over to SojoS to find your perfect pair of Fashion Abstract Shades for your Eyes.

SojoS Square Fashion Women Mirrored Lens Abstract Sunglasses With Beige Frame/Purple Lens

I did receive this pair of sunglasses free in exchange for my honest opinion.  The quality is great, the lenses and frames lightweight.  Just didn't like this particular style once getting them and placing them on me. 


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5/2/16

Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

There are a variety of recipes for this out there in the cloud. However, this is one I came up with on my own, had it taste tested with over 25 people to critique it. I made their recommended changes and here it is.
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First of all, pick out a very ripe watermelon. I know there are a variety of ways to do this. My grandpa used to take a straw (the grass kind, not the drinking kind) and set one strand of straw on top of the melon. If it swiveled, it was a good melon. I didn't believe this worked until I was with him to watch this process. He picked a great melon, and ohh...that straw moved about 45 degrees.
Another way that someone told me about that grew melons was to look for a slightly yellow bottom with insect marks on it (like from sugar ants.) He always picked the biggest and sweetest melons for my family.
Watermelon Yellow Bottom
Watermelon Yellow Bottom
The way I personally prefer is to place the melon on top of others, away from any cardboard boxing, and knock on it. If it sounds hollow, it is always sweet for us. If you let the watermelon lean up or sit on any cardboard boxing, it will sound hollow, and may not be as sweet as you desire.
Then there are a variety of melons to choose from. Sometimes the soil will affect the flavor making it sweeter than most. Something to do with the minerals in the soil as the melon is growing. There are the seedless kind, the sold green ones, striped ones, yellow ones, etc. etc.

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My personal favorite are the large striped melons with seeds. Second favorite are the typical medium sized ones that are seedless.
My Favorite Watermelon
My Favorite Watermelon
Next, pick up a can of frozen concentrated lemonade. The kind where you add at least 4 cans of water.
Now that you have your prize melon picked out, slice, dice and puree about 4 cups worth. 3 cups is ok, but my group preferred the 4 cups.
Mix up that frozen can of concentrated lemonade. Add the pureed watermelon. Mix and serve.  I found that if you use the Pink Lemonade it makes the coloring a little better.
Frozen Pink Lemonade
Frozen Pink Lemonade
This is relatively fast and easy to mix up. It is very refreshing. It was also the first time this group of 25 had ever tasted watermelon lemonade, and they kept asking me to make it the rest of the summer. It was a big hit.
Watermelon Lemonade
Watermelon Lemonade

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