Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cheers *Clink*: The Acai Caipirinha

Caipirinha - The official drink of Brazil made with cachaca (basically a Brazilian rum), sugar and lime juice.

If you're like me you had never heard of a Caipirinha until now.  I learned about this drink last week at work and it looks AMAZING!  Sadly I can't try one yet (you know, Whole30 and all) but everyone that makes them raves about how great they are for summer.  Instead of giving yall a typical Caipirinha recipe, I wanted to switch it up for you.

I give you, Cedilla Acai Liqueur.

There are 500 acai berries in 1 bottle of Cedilla so it's going to be really acai-y.  Not only is this drink delicious (i'm taking my co-worker's word for this since I can't try it) but acai berries have tons of antioxidants!  A cocktail that's healthy?  BONUS!

Try one this week and let me know what you think!

Acai Caipirinha
What you'll need:

  • 2 oz Leblon Cachaca
  • 1 oz Cedilla liqueur
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 6 lime wedges
What you do:

Muddle limes and simple syrup together.  Add Leblon Cachaca and Cedilla, fill with ice and shake.  Pour into a tall glass with fresh ice and garnish with a lime wedge.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekending: NKOTB and Wish Night

Well it's the start of another extremely busy week!  Work meetings, trying to hustle and meet new buyers, happy hours and going away parties are all on the agenda Monday-Thursday!  Let's recap the weekend shall we?  Linking up with the lovely Biana today!

My weekend started Thursday night when I grabbed 2 of my best girls and headed to the New Kids on the Block concert!  We had a great time and I'm pretty sure I didn't stop singing or dancing!

Nelly was the first opener and I seriously felt like I was back in high school driving my first car.  We used to blast the Country Grammar cd!

TLC was the next group.  It was REALLY awkward watching them because T-Boz sang the majority of the time and Chili danced (kinda half-ass dancing) with the dancers.  It was fun to hear all of their old stuff but just a little weird watching the 2 of them.

FINALLY it was time for the main event and I've seriously never heard a crowd SO loud!  My ears were ringing!

I'll let the next few pictures speak for themselves.

They did all of the old dances and I'm pretty sure the entire audience knew every word to ever song.  So much fun!

My mom got in town Friday and we picked up a few new pretties for the apartment.  I STILL can't find throw pillows for my bed that I like.  I'm super picky and everything I buy just doesn't work the way I want it to.  Blah!

Saturday I gave my mom her Mother's Day present and took her to Blushington to get our makeup done.  Yall this place was gorgeous and our makeup looked beautiful.  Unfortunately I forgot to get any good pictures of makeup but just trust me, they did a great job!

After the makeover, we headed to Wish Night for Make a Wish North Texas.  My mom is a Wish Manager and took me to the event as her date.  It was a beautiful night and so amazing to meet some of the Wish Kids that Make a Wish has helped throughout the years.

I will say that night was the HARDEST night of Whole30 that I've had.  When we sat down at our places, they had dessert already out.  It was freaking chocolate mousse which is basically my favorite dessert in the whole world.  I literally had to sit there and stare at it for 2 hours and not eat it.  I just had to keep reminding myself that it wouldn't be my last chance to have dessert and to just stick to my plan.

Sunday was spent in the kitchen and the laundry room.  So domesticated I am :)

How was the weekend for yall?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Friday Favorites

Oh thank the good Lord that it is Friday!  On one hand this seemed like such a short week and on the other hand it seemed like an extremely long one.  I sure am ready for this "Whole30 energy" that everyone talks about to kick in.  Linking up with Amanda today!

Favorite Boys
I made my adolescent self VERY happy last night and saw these guys in concert!
Yall I used to be OBSESSED with NKOTB.  Like maybe I had the bedding set, curtains, sleeping bag, lunch box, dolls, tshirts, buttons and all of their cassette tapes.  Oh and who remembers their Saturday morning cartoon?

Favorite Whole30 Dinner
I cooked and cooked and cooked this week but I think my favorite thing I made was the Seared Steak Salad from the Whole30 Cookbook.
Favorite New Purchase
This weekend my mom and I are going to the Make a Wish Gala.  I bought a gorgeous dress that I will share on Monday and I knew I needed the perfect shoes but they had to be comfy for a long night on my feet.  I set out this week to find them and after 4 stores I hit the jackpot!
This picture doesn't do them justice. They are SO sparkly!  Now to find the perfect earrings.

Favorite Quote
I saw this on Pinterest this week and couldn't help but giggle.  Such a good reminder not to get bogged down by little things that go wrong!

I hope yall have a fabulous weekend!  Eat some chocolate and drink a margarita for me!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cheers *Clink* Wednesdays

Since I spend most of my days surrounded by spirits (I sound like quite the lush) I thought I would start sharing some of my favorite cocktail recipes every Wednesday.  Some weeks I will share drinks I've actually made and sometimes I'll share recipes I found on Pinterest.  Since I'm 9 days into the Whole30 program, today's drink is something I pinned a few weeks ago.


What you'll need:
2 oz silver tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
0.5 oz fresh orange juice
1 oz simple syrup
Lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit slices

What you'll do:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into a tall glass with fresh ice and garnish with citrus slices.

Yall do me a favor and drink one for me too!