Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lemonade And Watermelon Color Love!

Hi A La Mode Maven readers, it's Shannon from Wine Taste Girl, and I'm back for my second day of my guest blogging series while Shelli is out on a well deserved break.  I know you all are treated daily to all of Shelli's amazing design skills so I thought I would incorporate a little design into my fashion theme today.  Spring and Summer are full of bright colors that seem to pop off the rich green backgrounds and one combo I've been inspired by is the Lemonade and Watermelon color palettes.  Bright pinks paired with yellows are eye catching and seem to fit so well into the season, so I've found a few design and fashion ideas channeling this color combo I just can't seem to resist.







 And this post wouldn't be complete without a Watermelon Lemonade drink recipe!
Watermelon Lemonade
Yields: 12 servings

Sugar Syrup:
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
Lemonade:
2 cups water
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
4 cups ice cubes
2 cups diced watermelon
Mixed diced fruit of your choice (such as apples, pears or strawberries)
1 orange, preferably organic, sliced into rounds
1 lemon, preferably organic, sliced into rounds
1 lime, preferably organic, sliced into rounds
To make sugar syrup: Combine the water and sugar in a medium  saucepan. Turn the heat to medium-high and boil for 10 minutes. If you  are planning to make the lemonade immediately, place 2 cups of the sugar  water in the freezer or refrigerator while you do the rest of the prep.  (The recipe makes about 2 cups syrup. When stored in a tightly sealed  glass jar, sugar syrup keeps indefinitely in the refrigerator).
To make the lemonade: Mix 2 cups of sugar syrup, watermelon, lemon  juice, and lime juice in a big bowl or pitcher. Add the ice cubes, diced  watermelon and other fruit. Add the orange, lemon, and lime rounds.  Stir well and chill until icy cold.


So where do you find color inspirations this season?

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous inspiration! Loving those colors and LOVE that I can actually drink that!! ;)

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  2. My first apartment ever I decorated my bathroom in these colors. Memory Lane! I think I need to do it again.

    I'm dying over that Watermelon Lemonade recipe! I need to make it asap!

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  3. Love love love this color scheme! It just screams spring and summer! Love!~

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  4. Love the party table in the first picture and of course the outfit too! I want that tasty lemonade NOW!! Sounds like a great drink for the warm summer days!

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  5. Ahhh, I love this!! Pink and yellow have been HUGE inspirations for me this Spring! My twin girls just turned one recently and the theme for their party was Pink Lemonade. Everything was pink and yellow from the desserts to their handmade pink lemonade dresses and the party decor! You can read about it and see the pictures here if you want: http://www.oppositeofgrey.com/2012/05/pink-lemonade-party.html

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  6. This color scheme is beautiful, and that lemonade sounds wonderful. xo

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  7. oh, that party looks sooo inviting!

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