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Custom Message Doormat

 

What’s easy to make, budget-friendly, funny, and PRACTICAL? This hand-painted doormat!

As a clean freak it can be really hard living in New York sometimes. “Did they just sit on my couch with subway pants? Continue Reading

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: 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

dessert Food

Cardamom + Vanilla Bean Popsicles

I’m embarrassed that it’s taken me so long to get familiar with cardamom but now that I am, it’s going in EVERYTHING – including these popsicles. I don’t know if its just me, but popsicles often Continue Reading

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

Free Stuff

Freebie: You Belong phone wallpaper

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I did a freebie on the blog, and I thought this would be an opportune time to spread some kindness, free of charge.

This is a gentle reminder to all those who may be feeling out of place and unwelcome anywhere in the world today – YOU BELONG. And most importantly, you are loved. Download this free wallpaper by clicking the link below, and pass on the kindness by forwarding it to someone you know.

Happy Monday folks!

dessert Food

Rose + Raspberry chocolate bark

I’m strictly a chocolate person and really dislike any candy that is not chocolate – my least favorite in that family being Twizzlers. Those are an atrocity. Anyone with me on this? Unfortunately for me, the selection Continue Reading