With last year completed, and the entry of 2013, I look ahead with anticipation of the Best Year yet!!

Here are a few of my New Years resolutions starting with living in the moment, loving much, spending more time with family & friends, reaching out with caring respect for others, learning something new, and being more organized! Whew! I’ve read that the best way to predict your future is to “create it“, so Cheers to the New Year with more creative inspiration!

I have a heart filled with thanksgiving and blessings from the year past, and I look forward to seeing this year unfold with beauty, love, and abundance of lovely lavender flowers and heady Aromas!! Come sit in the garden with me and relax, inhale deeply, and let the calming aroma surround you! Cheers to 2013!!

Here is a wonderful “Mocktini” recipe I came across from Anderson Live.

Silver Fox  (special Mocktini treat)

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

.75 oz lavender simple syrup

2 oz. Non-alcoholic ‘Brut’ (dry) sparkling wine

Shake first 2 ingredients with ice, strain into cocktail glass and top up with non-alcoholic sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon twist.

Recipe adapted from Anderson Live 12/31/12. Thank you for sharing this awesome Mocktini recipe, Sean Fredrick from Boston’s Citizen Pub!