cocktail

Guilt-Free Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

 This fruity refresher is set to make any hour happy. The perfect combo of sweet meets tart flavor is made with minimal calories. Serve virgin or add alcohol of choice.

Makes 1 large or 2 small glasses

Juice of 2 lemons

6 oz frozen strawberries

1/2 cup water

1 packet stevia

ice

Blend all ingredients in Margaritaville or high speed blender. Serve immediately.

DIY: Ghouls Night Out

What’s better than a relaxing night of crafting, cocktails and yummy treats (oh and dressing up too!)

Create a Fab Invite. Or customize this one from my Etsy Shop.

Create a Signature Cocktail, or Two. I chose a Bloody Float (so delicious!) and a Whipped Caramel Apple Cider Martini (Apple Cider + Whipped Vodka + Caramel Vodka)

Add Chic Decor. I found such fun decorations like glitter skulls, “Poison” Mercury jars, and spider web cake stands at Home Goods. Festive lights and rustic tablecloths were scooped up at a local Halloween store. Chic glasses, straws and coasters were fab finds from Target.

“Boo”rito Bar. Display a spread of endless options to create a burrito, bowl or salad. Chicken, black beans, fajita vegetables, cilantro lime rice, roasted tomato salsa, tomatillo-green chili salsa, tomatillo-red chili salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and tortillas are all possible options. Make your own or order from your favorite burrito joint.


Caramel Apple Dipping Station. Slice apples, and place on skewers. Heat caramel in a candy melter, and create an array of topping choices in easily accessible ramekins.

Festive Desserts. Homemade Apple Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares were displayed on fun cake stands.

Pumpkin Painting Station. For a change from carving, display an array of paints, glitter, rhinestones, jewels, and ribbon. Everyone grabbed a brush and personalized their own pumpkin to take home.

Moonlit Mani’s. Create a manicure station with festive colors and glitter.


Dress up. Or tell everyone to bring a fun accessory, such as a witch hat, cat ears or goddess wreath.

Party Favors. These theme coordinated favors were whipped up in minutes.  Festive Halloween cupcake wrappers and sprinkles filled mason jars, tied with color coordinating twine.

Take pictures, Leave footprints

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I spent the past week in the gorgeous Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.  I have never been to a place more beautiful. It’s clear turquoise water and white sand make it a true paradise.

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My family went as well as my best friend and hers, making such a fun time.

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We had a girls day at one of the most serene spas.

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Practically a tropical paradise in a glass, bananas, fresh pineapple, ice, water & coconut rum was my choice cocktail of the week.

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We took a boat trip and went snorkeling for the day, and then had a bbq on the beach. We snorkeled over a shipwreck, which was really cool. Growing up with The Little Mermaid being my favorite movie, made it all the more exciting.

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Every night the sunset over the ocean was incredible. It was definitely the prettiest place I’ve been to.

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Friday Finds: Cocktail Chic

Friday Finds Cocktail Chic

  1. Bar Cart Essentials – A complete guide to stocking your bar in style, by the fabulous Mrs. Lilien
  2. Water & Iced Tea Infuser – I’m obsessed with this new gadget. Infuse fresh fruit in iced water, green tea or make an impromptu sangria
  3. Bejeweled Bottle Opener – One word. Fabulous.
  4. DIY Drink Stirrers – Create chic cocktail stirrers by coordinating to theme
  5. The LBN Cocktail – The refreshing taste of this citrusy skinny cocktail makes it a go-to

Friday Finds

  1. My Half Moon Manicure – In love with the color pairing. So simple, tutorial to come!
  2. Kara Ackerman Alice Rose Cocktail Ring in Labodorite and Diamond – I love tasteful statement pieces. This cocktail ring is so fabulous.
  3. Mined Stone Knob – These unique stone knobs will instantly update any dresser or DIY project.
  4. ShoeMint Mona – How chic are these flats? A great statement shoe to pair with basics.
  5. Pumpkin Bars – I’m craving pumpkin everything. Vegan, gluten-free, 50 calories.. Need I say more?