Cranberry Moscow Mules

As the holidays have been approaching, I’ve been sprucing up anything and everything I can with some holiday cheer. The minute Thanksgiving was over, I ditched the fall sangria ingredients and grabbed the goodies for my favorite, Moscow Mules. I hope y’all enjoy this little recipe, but not too much, okay… Maybe .. Just don’t admit the recipe came from me! Happy Holiday-ing.

 

Copper Mug with Ice..

2 ounces Gin or Vodka.. (I prefer Bombay)

6 ounces Ginger Beer (Cranberry Ginger Shandy is my go-to)

2 ounches cranberry juice

squeeze of lime

Cranberries for garnish

Rosemary Sprig for garnish (and looks..)

 

 

And of course, good company to share with!

 

xo

Showering the bride-to-be

If you’re an avid reader to my blog, there is a couple things you know for sure.. one of those being that I love to host any event for any given reason… Sometimes, I come up with crazy reasons to throw a party.. But my brother proposing to my soon-to-be sister-in-law was the perfect reason to celebrate!

Typically, I would put in weeks-months of planning for an occasion. But with our wedding being only three weeks before the shower and taking a week honeymoon. I knew I was going to have to do something simple and with minor prepping.

Miss Julie is the most darling, stylish, event coordinator and has an eye for the details as well. I wanted something that would be organic and luscious but still have a chic feel.

In my eyes, floral is always the focal point at any event. I decided lots of greenery, hints of berry, and wood platters were a must. I simply used a vintage taupe tablecloth, bought an excessive amount of eucalyptus, and sat out every piece of threshold wood platters from Target I could find in my moms house.

For the shower gifts to guest my sweet husband made a shower scrub (recipe coming later this week), we put the scrub in a pint mason jar, and added a sticker that you can buy here… http://etsy.me/1GPgwfb

I loved the simplicity luscious feel of this shower! Happy Weekend, friends!

CHATBOOKS

CHATBOOKS

October 21, 2015

Love pictures? Love Instagram? Love the concept of easily printing those photos straight from your cellular device? ME TOO! If Chatbooks are for me … well then they are definitely for you!

I came across this fancy little gig about a year ago and fell in love immediately. Instagram is my favorite and I put a lot of effort into my feed. However, sometimes I get to thinking that will it all be for nothing? With SnapChat on the rise for bloggers and social media lovers, I can’t help but wonder when Instagram will disappear into the dust just like MySpace and AOL. Although I am biased and think Instagram should be a thing even when my grandchildren come around… You never know!

So what is this little darling book you may ask? THE COOLEST THING EVER. All you do is download the application or go straight to their website- create an account- choose photos straight from your social networks or photo albums and TA-DA.. PRINT TIME!

What is so awesome about this business is they even have an option for an “ongoing series”.. With this, they simply send you a notification when you have almost reached your 60 pages for your new book, if you want to print the new series it’s as easy as one click! OR you can choose the custom route.. which is always a good option in my book as well.

My personal favorite is the ongoing series. It’s so fun to whip these fun little books out for my grandma who is definitely not on Insta even though she totally wishes or when I meet fellow bloggers and want to show them my work in a jiff. I also love having my book contain photos from Instagram- it includes the caption and date with the photo! I can’t wait to go back one day and see how much my content has grown!

And today is your lucky day, because I have a code just for YOU and your series to get your first book FREE. Use code 7Rl6GT7Q at checkout!

Content is not sponsored by Chatbooks and all opinions are my own.Product was provided by Chatbooks.

Salsa Dip

This dip is AHHH-MAZING for those warm spring evenings when you’re wanting to get outside and enjoy the evening but need something tasty for the picnic table. After a few go’s at it.. I think we have ourself a winner.. Grab your friends & family and plan a bbq so you can share this goodness!

FIESTA CAVIAR DIP

1 (15oz) cans corn, drained

1/2 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 (15oz) can black eyes peas, drained

1 small sized red onion, diced

3 small red peppers, diced

2 roma tomatoes, diced

6 scallion green onions, chopped

Vinaigrette:

1 bunch cilantro, stems removed

lime juice, squeeze to taste

1 tbsp honey

1tsp chili powder

salt & pepper to taste

sprinkle of red wine

1 tsp melted coconut oil

2 garlic cloves, diced

COMBINE ALL CAVIAR DIP IN BOWL AND MIX. BLEND ALL VINAIGRETTE INTO A PROCESSOR AND COMBINE UNTIL MIXED, POUR OVER CAVIAR. REFRIGERATE UNTIL CHILLED AND FLAVORS ARE SETTLED WELL. CAN SERVCE WITH AVOCADO ON TOP AS WELL.

ENJOY XOXO