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Drinks

Cocktail: Blood Orange + Rosemary Fizz

I have an inclination towards anything fizzy, especially in the summer. So what better way to kick of my FAVORITE season (the blog name didn’t give it away?) than with a from-scratch cocktail that incorporates all of my favorite things. Now I’ll admit, I really don’t like rosemary in food so Continue Reading

Drinks

Cocktail: Black(berry) Love

Many things are calling for celebration this month – Black history month, Valentine’s day, and many other exciting things in the works (stay tuned!). This cocktail recipe is one of those that I make all the time, but have never thought to post about. That’s changed, because I made one for a friend Continue Reading

Drinks

cocktail: The Tropical Getaway

Okay I’m going to come clean – I made this cocktail WEEKS ago and totally forgot to post the recipe. At the time that I made it I was craving a vacation somewhere exotic but my bank account wouldn’t allow it, so I settled for the drink version of a getaways.

Welcome to the most tropical-tasting thing you’ve ever tasted.

what you need:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup juiced blood orange
  • 1 egg white
  • 4.5 oz white rum (3 shots)
  • ice
  • dash of nutmeg

the how-to:

step one: add all ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 20 seconds

step two: remove ice from shaker with a spoon and dry shake for about a minute more

step three: pour into 2 glasses and serve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*A note on garnishes: When I make a fruity cocktail I like be extra with my garnishes. For this drink I used a “pineapple leaf” and a dehydrated blood orange (it’s homemade!) since these are the 2 juice ingredients in the drink. As a rule of thumb I always garnish based on what ingredients I used.

Bookmark this recipe, because it’s going to be your summer staple once you try it. Do you have any cocktail requests? Any ingredients that you’d like to see me experiment with? Let me know in the comments!

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DIY Home decor

Floral Wall Hanging

floral wall hanging

I’ve been struggling with a serious creative block lately. One thing that I’ve realized, however,  is that creativity will find you the second you stop looking so hard for it. After racking my brain for weeks to think my next DIY, one day I randomly decided to Continue Reading

Drinks

Cocktail: Blackberry Spritzer

Hey Stranger, remember me?

I know, I know – it’s been quiet around here. I’ve seen all those comments and emails enquiring where TF I’ve been and when I’m posting a new DIY/recipe. I’m right Continue Reading

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Freebie: Nevertheless She Persisted Wallpaper

Hey everyone!

So if you’ve been on my Instagram lately you’d have noticed that I’ve been busy with a lot of things behind the scenes. I just finished finals and I was so ready for obscene amounts of Netflixing, but alas all the other work I’d put off crept up on me.

Between working hard to meet client deadlines and getting ready to start a new job in a few weeks, I’ve needed all the motivation that I can get. It’s tough out here, people. One of my “work breaks” aka procrastination sessions resulted in this motivational wallpaper that I have to share with you all.

It’s marble, rose gold and it features the infamous words “nevertheless, she persisted”. What more motivation could you ask for? Kudos to all of you out there getting after your dreams!

P.S. As always, don’t forget to share this wallpaper with others after downloading. Don’t wanna be selfish do we? 😉

Drinks

Summer Drink: Frosé

I was waiting for even the slightest hint of Spring to whip this recipe out, and thanks to my friends at 90Plus Cellars I already had this bottle of delicious rosé waiting for me. In my humble opinion, there’s no better combination than alcohol and something sweet – and this is both! Enter frosé, a frozen Continue Reading

DIY Home decor

Hanging Wine Cork Planter

It’s the first day of Spring. YAS.

What’s better than a bottle of really good merlot? Repurposing its cork into something really beautiful and functional, that’s what. My lovely friends at Ninety+ Cellars sent me a few bottles of the good stuff, and it was the perfect opportunity to do a DIY with Continue Reading