I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #TEArifficPairs #CollectiveBias
My childhood was a mixture of Southern and Northern influence. I was born in the Chicago area and lived there until I was 9. Then, we packed up and moved down to North Carolina to be closer to my Dad’s side of the family. My Mom’s side still lives near Chicago and we visit them at least once a year (we are visiting next week actually, Go Cubbies! Go Hawk-ies? LOL). Before we moved down to NC we used to visit a lot and I loved being able to see my aunts and uncles, cousins but especially my Grandma. She is Southern to the core (even though she lived in Chicago too for a large portion of her life) and always made my favorite foods. The one things she ALWAYS served with a meal was, you guessed it: sweet iced tea! I made my own version of it today, infused with mint and fresh plums to go along with our fun summer picnic!