A friend of mine posted this on fb today so I looked it up and Love Love Loved it 😀 Growing up, this was one of the most popular songs, we all played it over and over again, we all learned to play it on guitar, piano and any other musical instrument we could find, and boy could we sing 😀 Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
Stairway to Heaven
Originally posted on Vancouver Sun blog site:
There have been some mighty horrible renditions of Led Zeppelin‘s Stairway To Heaven, but when Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart performed the song in front of the three remaining members of the legendary British rock band at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony on Dec. 2, it made Robert Plant cry tears of joy.
(The band was being honoured by President Barack Obama alongside David Letterman and Dustin Hoffman.)
Watch it and understand why. When the choir kicks in and Ann Wilson wails Plant’s famous “And as we wind on down the road…” you might shed a tear or two yourself.
I’m not a huge Vodka fan but this is good. It make a great hostess gift or a unique homemade Christmas gift.
It’s so much cheaper to make this way than buying store bought flavored Vodka.
Once you’ve made your “brew” you only need to wait about a week.
Choose a clean, air-tight jar: quart sized mason jars work well. Using smaller jars will allow you to divide a liter of vodka into a few jars, giving you the ability to create small batches of a variety of flavors at once. Wash the ingredients, place them inside the jar and fill it with vodka. Shake a few times and cover tightly with a lid.
You will want to store your “brew” in a cool, dark place and shake it 3-5 times a day .
On average the ingredients should stay in the liquor for 3-5 days. Some of your more intense flavors will only need 3 days, less intense flavors should stay in the jar for a full week or more . You will want to do a taste test every few days to see if the flavors are sufficient. Ahhh the best part, taste testing mmm mmmm.
Use this basic recipe for any fruit:
Fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and gently patted dry
Good quality vodka
1 tablespoon granulated sugar per mason jar
For Peach Vodka use peeled, sliced peaches
For Citrus vodka use one medium lemon and one small orange, sliced into rounds and stacked in the mason jars
Just fill your jars to the top with fruit and fill jar with vodka, DONE! How easy is that!?
There are so many combinations you can use:
Cucumber and Lime – Vodka Martini
Tomato and Hot Pepper – Bloody Mary or a Ceaser
Cinnamon and Nutmeg – Add to Baileys or a Black Russian
Lemon Infused – Lemon drop shooter
Cherry – Cherry Bomb
For more great ideas check out Infused Vodka
I just heard the craziest thing on the radio on the way home from work yesterday.
The newest fashion trend is the “tail”!!!
TellTails are a new line of wearable animal tails sold in the U.K. and by specialty retailer Kigu.
You can choose to have a Lizard, Squirrel, Dinosaur, Lion, Lemur and Fox tails to add-on to your outfit for the day! Seriously???
You attach your tail with elasticized waist and shoulder bands. They cost between 40 and 50 bucks.
These head-to-toe animal outfits, sometimes worn as pajamas, were turned into a fashion statement by trendy youth in the Shibuya area of Tokyo, but can now be found worldwide in schools, nightclubs, and music videos.
I was born in the year of the monkey so this would seem an obvious choice
Check out some of the other animal outfits they have
I don’t think I’ll be purchasing a tail anytime soon however, nor wearing my monkey suit out the next time I go clubbing. 😀
I think I’ll stick to my jeans and a t-shirt
This is one fashion trend I will not be following.