These two blogs are really fun! And are based in the South, which is why I wanted to feature both. I find daily inspiration and ideas from these ladies....So Becky, Ginger and Holly, thank you for all the great posts. Please keep 'em coming!
Sweet Iced Tea is done by two women named Ginger and Becky. They go out of their way to bring their readers all sorts of great events happening around the South, amazing recipes, and all things that have Southern style.
One recipe that really stood out to me was their recipe for bourbon butter. I can't wait to make this spread for the next party that I throw.
(photo by Sweet Iced Tea)
This leads me to another interesting facet about the ladies of Sweet Iced Tea...
They cultivate their own honey. Now I'm not talking honey that tastes like the stuff you get at the local grocery. I'm talking about the purest, sweetest honey there ever was. Once you've tasted what pure honey can produce, you will never buy the cute plastic honey bear bottle again. Each season has a different flavor based on the flowers that were in season at the time. Bees and the folks that help them along are truly something to marvel at.
As some of you may or may not know, I have my own love affair with bees. I started a photo series about four years ago that is the study of rooftop bee keepers in New York City. I'm fascinated by the idea. I have since learned that their are rooftop bee keepers all over the world. My photo series continues....
It is going to grow to include wild beehives as well, which I'll start with the wild hives near
the ladies of Sweet Iced Tea.
(photos by me)
Next up is Holly Mathis.Every one of her posts is just so clever. She has a great eye for mixing vintage with the now and making it feel like it's the first time that you have ever seen it done.
One idea that stood out to me was her solution for toy storage. It's just so good!
(all photos by Holly Mathis)
Also check out her My Flea section. Great finds changing all the time.