Thursday, August 29, 2013

Loving The Blackberry Ginger Smash

A sad confession.  For the last three weeks I have given up beer, wine, and my beloved champagne.  It started as an attempt to cut out extra sugar and then I tried this baby and got hooked! Blackberries, ginger, lime, mint, and gin...whats not to love?

My sister in law and I whipped up a batch and I have to say they are delicious and so, so easy.  They would be perfect for any Labor Day get together this weekend and have a gorgeous purple ombre look when you put them together.  Cheers to Cindy at Hungry Girl for creating this fabulous cocktail!

Side Note: You can turn this cocktail into a "skinny girl" version by substituting Splenda/Truvia in the simple syrup. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Food Porn Friday

Friday is here bring on the food porn, or at least the Ricotta Cannoli!  As a little girl I loooooved cannoli and now that I've grown up and matured a bit I want to eat all of these in one sitting.  Get in my belly!

I'm not sure if I'll have time to make these this weekend but I do know that Saturday evening Mac and I will be having dinner and drinks with friends.  Sunday I will be soaking up some sun at the beach for the first time this summer!  What are you up to this weekend?  Have a fabulous Friday and make sure to treat yourself to a cocktail...or cannoli!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Buy Yourself Flowers

Darlings it's Thursday and the weekend is almost here!  I think we should all take a moment today to buy ourselves flowers.  I'm a believer that even an inexpensive bouquet of daisies can brighten up a room and add pep to your step.  You work hard, so why not treat yourself?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Food Porn Friday

Happy Friday!!!  The weekend is here and I want these pancakes for breakfast tomorrow!  A lazy morning in bed with pancakes sounds so much better than the morning workout I'm planning.  What are lovelies up to this weekend?

I'll be butterflying and grilling a chicken marinaded for eight hours in white wine, lemon, and rosemary.  Mac and I tried it a few weeks ago and decided it was the perfect recipe to share with friends this weekend.  After our BBQ on Saturday, Sunday will be a lazy day filled with yoga, a good book, and maybe a cocktail.  Have a fabulous weekend!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Enjoy Today!

I am obsessed with this print!  I actually have it hanging over my desk at work as a constant reminder.  Whether your battling spreadsheets, dealing with unhappy customers, or fighting traffic take a moment to breath, relax, and enjoy today.  Remember, today will never happen again so make sure you take the time to enjoy it!

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Food Porn Friday

Don't these look like a bowl of summer sun?  I can not believe that it's August already and am going to take the next three weeks to soak up the best of summer!  Any summer plans still left on your calendar? 

Mac and I are headed out for cocktails by the beach this evening then this weekend I will be watching my neice's new kitten.  It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it.  Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Currently Craving: Leopard Flats

I have been craving leopard flats for over a year, why haven't I just bought some already?!  I just love their look and think they are so great with jeans and a black tee or even shorts in the summer.  What do you think, are you a leopard fan?

Friday, August 2, 2013

Food Porn Friday

Happy Friday darlings!  I think I might need to make this heavenly apricot almond tart this weekend.  It looks perfect for a summer evening with a glass of wine, what a way cap to our BBQ!

I can't wait to spend Saturday morning at the gym, then work on our grill, and end the evening cooking with Mac.  After a busy three months I am so excited to spend a Saturday around the house and spend a little time in the back yard.  I'm also seeing if I can convince someone to get a hammock, wish me luck!  What are you lovelies up to this weekend?

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Unique Snacks For This Weekend's Grill

To be honest our grill has been broken all summer and we've been so busy we're just getting time to fix it this weekend.  I could not be more excited to have are grill back, hence these fabulous snacks! 

I had never thought of grilling brie or camembert and that together with roast garlic and grilled slices of bread...heaven!  This paired with a chilled glass of white wine will be the perfect reward for fixing the grill. What are you favorite grilling treats?  
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