For this drinky drink that is sweet and spicy (like me of course) you will need fresh watermelon, vodka, jalapenos, sugar, club soda and a shaker. I would be found having this sassy cocktail on the patio with some chips and salsa. In fact, this might be good with tequila as a stand in for vodka. Just try it.
Ingredients: 2 parts vodka//1 part jalapeno simple syrup//4 chunks watermelon
1. To make the simple syrup add 1 C water, 3/4 C sugar, and 4 slices of jalapeno to a pot; bring to a boil then turn off heat. Let cool.
2. Shake all ingredients on ice and pour into a martini glass. Top off with club soda.
3. Drink responsibly! Have a great weekend guys! Our pool opens up tomorrow so I’m sure you will find me there as the weather should be heating up! (photos taken with my iPhone)
SO I was considering stopping my subscription to Birchbox based on 2 things: 1. Sometimes I’m not so impressed because it seems like I got a very similar item the month before and 2. it’s $10 a month I could be saving towards our carribean vacation….
…But…I absolutely LOVED this month’s box and used up everything in it. Here’s what I got:
Miranesse//Glossy kiss lipstick. Fun bright color, easy to use pencil, done, love.
Oribe//Shamp and Condish. Good for colored hair, smells amazing and loved how my hair felt and more importantly looked after using. More please.
Skin&Co Roma//Body gel. Olive and orange scented gel made in Rome, sounds pretty fab to me. Loved the scent but pretty $$ for $18 a pop.
Supergoop!//SPF eye cream. So I’ve been thinking about my skin care a lot more lately, getting dangerously close to 30 here. This is nice and light cream with oat peptides to keep your skin firm. I would consider adding this full time to my regimen for sure.
Kusmi Tea//Wellness Essentials. I love tea. Love the cute packaging.
Also, a little bonus gift this month..Free subscription to Women’s health mag, yay for free!
I was at Home Depot looking for nails to fix our fence with the hubby when I spotted these ceramic tiles for 15 cents each and grabbed a few. I had seen something like this on pinterest at some point and wanted to make my own coasters. We are constantly leaving our glasses and mugs all around the house and since we are both at home full time we confuse whose is whose cup and just get new ones most of the time. This equals lots of cup rings on surfaces and coasters are really handy to protect my painted table and his computer desk.
Supplies: 2-4 sheets regular scrapbook paper// 4 tiles// mod podge// paint brush
1. Lay out the tiles on some newspaper and spread a layer of mod podge on the smooth surface side of the tile using your paintbrush.
2. Cut your paper to the tiles size (I traced around the tile on my paper)
3. Lay the cut paper onto the mod podged tile and add another layer of mod podge on top. Let dry.
4. Continue adding layers of mod podge after allowing enough dry time in between, approx. 20 minutes.
5. I added 5 layers total; let completely dry before use.
I just love the moustache coaster! Isn’t it cute? Hint* These would be nice house warming gifts on the cheap;) I can’t wait to make more, they are kinda addicting. For another (cork) coaster DIY check out this post I did last year.
I tried this simple glass etching project for my first etching using stencils and a butter dish. It’s super simple to do and I like the result, though I made add more design to this later.
Supplies: Paint brush//glass etching cream//stencils// glass surface// gloves
1. Clean the glass surface
2. Place your stencils
3. Paint the etching cream on. Feel free to sort of glob it on. It’ll dry within 10-15 minutes then simply rinse it off.
4. Take off your stencils and there you have it, your very own glass etched item, cool eh! I’d love to try this with some bar glasses, a vase or even our entryway window soon! Have you tried glass etching?