Easy Hummingbird Food Recipe

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It’s spring time which means the hummingbirds are coming back. Every year my grandma would hand a hummingbird feeder so we could watch the hummingbirds from her kitchen window. I carried on that tradition with my kids. Now that they are grown and off to college I look forward to the days I feed the hummingbirds with my future gandkids just likemy grandma.

Hummingbird food is really a simple recipe. It consists of sugar and water. You boil the water to make sure it is clean and pure for your hummingbird friends.

hummingbird food recipe

This is a basic plain sugar syrup. Do not use food coloring. The hummingbirds will love their freshly made nectar.

Info for feeding hummingbirds:

Hummingbirds eat the most during the early morning and about a half an hour before dark so it's best to check on your hummingbird feeder just after dinnertime.

Humming birds are drawn to the colors red and orange. To attract them to your yard plant bright hues of red and orange flowers. It's also good to make sure your hummingbird feed has red on it too.

A few good hummingbird friendly flowers are petunias, lupine, lilies, and bee balm in shades of reds and oranges.


Hummingbird Food Recipe

Simply the Sweet Life

This is a simple recipe for your favorite hummingbird friends..

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

  • In a pot bring water to simmer. Add in sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cool then place in your hummingbird feeder.

Yield: 5 cups

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Total time: 15 mins.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 773
  • Fat: 0

Tags: recipes, hummingbird food

Spring 2019 | Lemon Love | A Few Lemon Favs

 
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New on Simply the Sweet Life are Seasonal Themes of my favorite things! For spring 2019 I chose lemons, lemon love!

I’ve had a life long love of lemons. When I was very young around 4 or 5 when I went with my grandma and mother shoppping I would always ask for the plastic lemons with lemon juice in them for my treat. I love lemon yellow and and butter cream yellow colors. I love to scent of lemons and lemon essential oil.

To start off the Lemon Love Spring here are some of my favorite lemon things!

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Yellow Microplane Lemon Zester

I got this lemon zester a few years ago and it has been my go to zester for all things citrus. I use it for my Lemon Keylime Bars!

 
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Lemon Vanilla Bean Soy Candle

This candle has creamy lemon vanilla scent, a 100% cotton wick and free from paraffin!

 
 
 
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Lemon Pure Essential Oil

I diffuse the now lemon essential oil in my kitchen daily

 
 
 
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Lemon Botanical Dish Towels

I love these dish towels and this set comes with a bonus lemon juice press!

 
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EO Coconut + Lemon Body Lotion

This is my go to daily lotion. It’s a pure basic lotion free from petrochemicals.

So many more lemony good things coming throughout spring!

 
 
 

Bedroom Makeover - Choosing the Perfect Bedframe & Headboard

I'm in search for a bed frame or a nice headboard. It's been a while since I've had one. You know, it's just one of those things on your list that gets pushed back with other more pressing things making their way ahead on your budget. I finally decided I need to just get one. Choosing one I will like for a while is the trick though. I like the idea of a sofa upholstered headboard like the one pictured above. It's from Wayfair and at a great price too only $169 for a queen.



I also like this bed frame from Joss and Main. It costs more but it has the full frame with a low foot board that I really like so I can sit on the end of the bed. I like the combination of the darker wood with the linen colored upholstered headboard. It's still a great price at $285.95 for the queen size.


There is just something about a spindle bed that is enchanting and classic and almost fairytale like. Do you like the gray color shown above or the navy here on at One Kings Lane?


I'm off to find the perfect one. Wish me luck!