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April 7, 2011 is Launched!

Today is a very big day in Nest land! We are moving this address to our very own URL. Please update your bookmarks and continue to look for new posts daily at our new home

March 23, 2011

DIY Fractal Mirror

The price tag attached to fractal mirrors can be quite steep (too steep for me). How about making one of your own. Home DZine shows us how with a step-by-step. Just keep in mind that the site is South African therefore some of the products may have slightly different brand names here.

February 25, 2011

Homemade Lemonade

The sun is staying out longer these days which means summer is coming (only six more months). This all has me catching a case of spring fever. I just can’t WAIT to shed my parka and wool socks. I find myself trying to find little ways to add some sunshine to my days and what better way than tangy, sweet, summery, yellow, homemade lemonade? The secret to great lemonade is making a simple syrup to sweeten it with (very easy, trust me).

1 cup of fresh lemon juice (5 – 8 lemons, freshly squeezed – you can use bottled lemon juice but it will affect the taste a little)

6 cups cold water

¾ to 1 cup sugar

Slices of lemon

In a saucepan combine sugar and 1 cup of water to make a simple syrup. Simmer over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

Combine lemon juice, simple syrup and the remaining water in a pitcher and chill.

Serve over ice with slices of lemon.

Ingredients can be adjusted to taste, add more lemon juice if you prefer your lemonade more tart!

In a pitcher, combine the lemon juice and cold water. Slowly stir in the sugar, tasting periodically until you reach the desired sweet-tart taste. Once the lemonade is well blended, serve in glasses of ice and garnish with a slice of lemon. (Please note: bottled lemon juice may be used in lieu of freshly squeezed lemons but the taste will not be as snappy.)

February 17, 2011

Daily Spark.Feb 17 11

What a pretty little Parisian apartment. So warm and inviting! I love the traditional feel of the wallpaper and the herringbone floor.

February 8, 2011

Daily Spark.Feb 8 11

So I am in lovely Quebec City right now but it doesn’t look QUITE like the photo above. Imagine A LOT more snow. The architecture is very old-world cute. Infact, Old Quebec is contained within some serious stone walls. They love colour and texture and architectural detail here. I cant wait to get out and explore and I can’t wait to show you pictures of this winter wonderland!