National Ice Cream Day * Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe * Food & Drink



Have you ever tried making homemade chocolate syrup for your chocolate milk, chocolate milkshakes or ice cream sundaes? Is a super easy recipe. You only need five ingredients to make it. You most likely have these five ingredients already in your pantry. I like that I know what is in the syrup. It's better than Hershey's. Enjoy!

Homemade Chocolate Syrup 

  • 1 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
In a  heavy bottom saucepan combine all ingredients. Using a whisk mix together. Continue to mix until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. 

Serve warm or cool if desired. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 




5 Outdoor Bathtub and Shower Ideas * Home & Entertaining


A a water fall inspired rock and rain shower head outdoor shower design- found on hgtv


A cedar lined outdoor shower with a cedar bench  is a perfectly happy shower anyday- found on martha stewart 

A Japanese inspired tub would sit nicely on back patio off the master bedroom- found on hgtv


This homemade fire heated tub is great for the cabin and doesn't require you to be on the grid- found on alive thrive blog


A galvanized tub found at your local farm and ranch store is a durable tub for an outdoor deck bath- found on safari partners flickr 


5 Dream Lake and Lodge Vacations in the Mountains * Dream Vacations * Travel




photo via WildLuxe

This gorgeous blue-ish green lake is so dreamy surrounded by tall pines in the Rocky Mountains of Canada's Yoho National Park- Emerald Lake Lodge


Stay in a two story treehouse lodge pond out the front door included in the Green Mountains of Vermont- Moose Meadow Lodge



This luxury lodge in the Rocky Mountains of Deer Valley, Utah is a very glamorous 5 star way to vacation in the mountains. Why not soak in the hot tub under a million stars surrounded by mountain meadows and trees-  Stein Eriksen Lodge


A fire making s'mores lakeside on Mirror Lake in upstate New York looks like the perfect family reunion to me- Mirror Lake Resort and Spa



Swimming in the pool or in the creek alongside mini-lodges lining a lovely winding creek in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with views of the Grand Tetons. Experience 5 star resort in a rustic luxurious atmosphere- Creekside Resort & Spa