SUMMER BLOG HOP 2016 ~ (Giveaway)
Welcome to Bayou Book Junkie's stop for Divine Magazine's 2016 Summer blog hop!
Summer Childhood memories:
One of my favorite summer childhood memories was going to the beach. My Aunt, Uncle and cousin's lived in Bay St Louis, Mississippi, about an hour's drive from here in New Orleans, so my parents would take my brother and I there for the day to make that trek across the hot sand, to swim and play in the cool waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We would spend the day playing in the water, walking what felt like miles out just to get to waist deep water. We would swim and play in the sand, and well, I'm really pretty pale, I could have been a vampire LOL, so I'd usually end up with a not so nice sunburn. Ugh, well anyway below I've included some pictures from a trip about a year ago when my daughters and I, visited the same area we used to when I was a kid. The area is so different and has changed so much since Hurricane Katrina so devastatingly destroyed everything in it's wake in 2005, but I was really happy to see life coming back to this area!! ~ Tracy
On those hot and humid Southern days at the beach, you'd need something refreshing and cool to drink, and there was nothing better than a cold glass of real Southern Sweet Iced Tea. Here's how I make mine.
Bring 4 cups of water to boil
Turn off and add 8 to 10 tea bags (let seep for 20 minutes)
Remove tea bags, Pour into a one-gallon pitcher
Add 3 cups of sugar (I substitute Splenda now)
Stir while topping with cool water, until the pitcher is filled
Chill in fridge and serve over ice
Thanks so much for joining us, and be sure to visit the other blogs below through August 8th for more summer memories, recipes, tips and giveaways!!
To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite childhood memory, tip, or recipe. Don't forget to include your contact information and two lucky winners will receive a $10 Amazon giftcard!!