July 25, 2014

Happy Friday, everyone! It's cocktail time! :)

I usually drink dry white or red wines, the occasional beer, margarita or pink lemonade and vodka. That's mostly it...I'm pretty boring picky I guess.

On our Colorado trip last week, our super fun cousins Maggie and Nancy made a delicious drink. It was SO AMAZING and it's my new favorite. 

I had to get the recipe from them.  Best's so simple.

You need:
+ A blueberry infused vodka (I used Stoli)
+ A can of San Pellegrino Limonata (The flavor and carbonation are perfect!)
+ Ice
+ Blueberries
+ A lemon
+ Straw (because everything tastes better through a straw)
+ Muddler or simply a wooden spoon

In a glass, muddle some fresh blueberries and a lemon slice together (I don't have a muddler yet, so I used the end of a thick wooden spoon). Next add ice, pour one shot of vodka and fill the glass with your San Pellegrino, stir and enjoy!

PS. This is how it looks after muddling:

One thing to note: This drink is even delicious with just the ice, blueberry vodka and limonata. The fruit just makes it even better. :)

You have to try it this weekend and let me know what you think!




July 23, 2014

I believe you should always strive to love what you do. To get there you've gotta do what you love. 
These desktop wallpapers were created to serve as a reminder of this. :)

Do you have two monitors? I created a set of two coordinating designs for you.

...and as a bonus, here is a random glitter one. :)

Here are directions on installing one of these wallpapers on your mac or your pc.


July 20, 2014

Did you know today is National Ice Cream Day?

In celebration we decided to have a little ice cream party play date with Vivienne and Amlin  (our 17-month-old cutie pie neighbor).

I set up a little kiddie table with adorable placemats, paper straws, gift bags and paper cups from Outside the Box Papers, and added some snacks including sprinkled ice cream (of course), Cheerios, rock candy and milk.

The 11 x 17 paper placemats are very durable and heavy duty. I love all of the different themed patterned placemats they offer. So cute! 

Their paper straws come in a variety of different colors and patterns. 

The paper favor/treat bags are very cute and can be used at birthday parties for favors or  casual snacks such as popcorn or candy.

The play date was a success and the girls had a great time together!

I suggest ordering your party supplies from Outside the Box Papers to have on hand. They are well made, so affordable and perfect for any party or playdate.


July 16, 2014

Anyone phening for a new gold desktop wallpaper besides me??

I like to change mine up on the regular, so I designed some new options and want to share them with you.

Today it's all about gold (duh), the scallop and getting shit done (incase you need some workday motivation:). 

Brushed Gold Scallop

Glitter Gold Scallop

Get Shit Done.

Here are directions on installing one of the wallpapers below on your mac or your pc.



July 15, 2014

Hello from Colorful Colorado! 

I am enjoying a week long vacation with my husband's super fun family. We are filling our days with outdoor activities (and the occasional glorious nap) and our evenings with some good wine and games. So much fun.

Not to mention our cabin has a beautiful lake front view of Grand Lake. Gorgeous!

 Yesterday we went on a quick mountain hike - Vivi's first ever. She was in awe of her first waterfall. :)

Here are a few Instagram snaps....

Of course all of the beautiful mountains have inspired me to create some mountain themed free printables (in two color options).

To save the files:

Click on the desired printable above (it'll open large) and drag the image to your desktop (mac) or right click and save (pc) (you might have to "control" click to save it depending on your computer settings). Open and print it on a letter sized sheet of white card stock paper (with a color printer) and trim to size. Frame, hang and enjoy!