Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies




Last weekend, a friend and I made sugar cookies to give out for Valentine's Day. We were up until midnight just chatting, and catching up, and frosting these cookies.. It was so fun! I cherish nights like those.

I think they turned out SUPER cute! I used butter vanilla emulsion for the flavoring. I purchased it from Michaels, You can find it here. (Don't forget to use their 40% off coupon too).




Sugar cookie recipe can be found here.

Also, check out my Valentine's Day must-haves, here.








XO


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sexy Little Things - Valentine's Day 2016

I'm a big fan of Valentine's Day. It's probably my second favorite holiday..

I just love celebrating love! I'm a total hopeless romantic..

I love decorating, and putting everything pink, red, and heart shaped out, making a yummy sweet treat, and eating an amazing dinner with someone I love.

I put together my Valentine's Day must-haves.
(I've had my eye on that Anine Bing lace bra for awhile now, I love it in both black and white.)

Shop my picks below... and don't forget the coconut oil!





XO



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pinspiration


Beautiful garden roses 





Grapefruit margaritas 





Gingerbread cookies





Stuffed mushrooms





All white kitchens





Mushroom spinach pizza





Obsessed with braids right now 





Sheepskin rugs





I need this necklace in my life





Black polish and stacking rings 





How to propagate succulents 





Tahiti - so beautiful!





I am loving this 'worn in' look 





Scarfs and leather 





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(On a side note -- I'm starting a book club, and would LOVE some good book recommendations! Leave a comment, or tweet me!)


XO





Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sriracha And Bacon Bloody Mary's

I LOVE Bloody Mary's. A Sunday, just isn't a Sunday without one. With all the garnishes you can top them with, it can be a full on meal for brunch. 

My bestie and I are huuuuuuge brunch fans. Day drinking and eggs Benedict are my spirit animals.. It makes me one happy girl. 

So this recipe is pretty spicy.. I LOVE spicy everything, I would have put ghost pepper juice in it if I had some. But you can always tone it down if you're not into the spice. Omit the Sriracha or the chili powder.. Just play around with the spices a little bit until you get something to your liking. You can't really mess it up. If anything just add more vodka. Cheers!





Serves 2

Ingredients
24 ounces V8 juice
4 ounces Vodka
2 tablespoon Sriracha
1 teaspoon pepperoncini juice
2 teaspoons green olive juice A few drips of Worcestershire
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
¼ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Lemon juice
Pinch of cayenne pepper 
Ice for serving
Bacon (this isn’t really a suggestion, unless you’re a vegetarian or Jewish)
Salt for rimming the glass
Celery stalks
Grilled asparagus spears
Peperoncinis
Olives
Shrimp
Lemon wedges
Donut holes

Directions
1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well to combine.
2. Dip glasses in lemon then salt rim.
3. Fill two tall glasses 1/3 of the way with ice.
4. Pour in vodka.
5. Pour tomato mixture over ice, stir, and garnish with whatever your heart desires!






XO, N