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2016 Review & Christmas Swamp

 This episode is all about looking back at 2016 – the good, the bad, and the ugly. This calls for a cocktail…


Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned

From Salted Plains


  • Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup:
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 6 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • For the cocktail:
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon rosemary simple syrup
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 orange peel
  • rosemary sprig for garnish, optional


  1. To make simple syrup combine honey, water, rosemary sprigs, and cinnamon sticks over medium heat in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently until honey has dissolved into water. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Once cool, remove rosemary and cinnamon sticks and transfer to an airtight container.
  2. To make cocktail, add 4 teaspoons of the cinnamon rosemary simple syrup and 3 dashes of bitters to an Old Fashioned glass. Swirl syrup and bitters around in glass. Add bourbon, ice, orange peel, and stir. Store extra simple syrup in airtight container in refrigerator.
In 2016 Erica focused on the word PEACE and Kelsey focused on THE YEAR OF KELSEY.
Kelsey's favorite pieces that she added to her capsule wardrobe include:
LOFT blazer (this link is for the red but Kelsey has it in black)
Madewell high-rise skinny jeans
ThirdLove 24/7 t-shirt bra
LL Bean Pea Coat
And she's written a little bit about her capsule skin care and makeup routine on her blog. 
Erica has a great interview on The Mom Hour about her adoption story. Her girls are officially adopted and she couldn't be happier!
What we're celebrating this year:
Our newsletter.
Neighborly Advice!
Kelsey hired a sleep coach and all the Whartons are getting more sleep.

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