Yup! Guess I am on a Tye Dye craze. Just wanted to share a post from Village Sweets. A Tye Dye CAKE was created for awesome Caroline!
Just wanted to post Village Sweets latest cake creation (was a cake pinned on pinterest). Loved making the ruffled diaper! Heehee
“Friday Afternoon Kocktails” time… Made a delicious refreshing Sour Cherry Sangria. Yum yum, this hit the spot Friday afternoon after work, a tall glass loaded with ice, sitting by the pool, chilling with my Sangria, on a hot sunny day, I couldn’t ask for more. Cheers!
Sour Cherry Sangria
– 1 Bottle of Zinfandel (750ml)
– 3 Cups of FRESH squeezed Orange Juice (I used about 4 Really Big oranges).
– 2 Cups Club Soda or 7-Up (I like the fizzy and I used 7-Up)
– 1/4 Cup Triple Sec
– 1 Jar Sour Pitted Cherries, juice drained (NOT Maraschino)
– 1/2 Cup of the Sour Cherry Juice (from the jar)
– Several Slices of Oranges (keep a few to decorate your glasses)
– Several Slices of Lemons
– Lots of Ice (for the glasses not the pitcher)
In a glass pitcher add the Zinfandel, the fresh squeezed Orange Juice, Club Soda or 7-Up, Triple Sec, Sour Cherries, Sour Cherry Juice, Orange and Lemon slices. Stir well and refrigerate until very cold. In a tall glass, fill with ice, pour in Sangria, decorate the rim with a few orange slices…Enjoy! Simply refreshing !!
“FAK !” I hope to have a recipe every Friday for our “Friday Afternoon Kocktails”. It is nice to just sit and relax and have a cocktail (you can make it virgin, they still taste amazing even if you don’t add the alcohol) and cocktails look soooo pretty too! Weather has been rather hot here to say the least, the humidity just makes it more unbearable. At least I have some comfort in the enjoyment of my pool and a nice cold refreshment makes it so much more enjoyable. My recipe for my cold frothy Pina Coladas. You can hold the alcohol or not, your choice. I opted for the booze (Oooops!).
– 2 Cups Fresh Pineapple (Blended and pureed and put into ice cube trays, Freeze. Do this a day ahead)
– 3 oz Rum (I used 1 oz Bacardi White Rum and 2 oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum)
– 1/2 Cup Coconut Cream
– 1 Cup Pineapple Juice
– 1 Cup Crushed Ice
– Fresh Slices of Pineapple and Maraschino Cherries (on the stem if you can find them) for Decoration and eating enjoyment 🙂
Put all the ingredients into a blender and Blend, Blend, Blend… Serve immediately in a tall glass and decorate with Pineapple slice (I forgot to keep myself a few slices of fresh pineapple, o0yyy! But I did add the cherries heehee). A cute little paper parasol was missing, oh well next time.
The joys of gardening…. I do like to tend to my garden (which has been really hard to even get started this summer), but I admit I can sometimes be very lazy about actually “tending” to it, I just hate weeding and sometimes it gets the best of me to get motivated. I actually got out the shovel, the rake and bags of earth to start a project that I was supposed to do last year, oh well. I spent hours at the garden center trying to pick what I envisioned to be my little forest of greenery and flowers, well my mature garden, which in the pictures will look so different in 2-3 years. I usually stick to planting perennials, only annuals for a few pots here and there. Digging and turning the earth is hard work! I am pooped, and my space was only about 20 feet x 3 feet. I am pretty happy with the results, but I will have to keep my eye on my greenery (Ferns) since I have more sun shinning on them, then what I had thought back at the garden center. Here’s a few pics to maybe inspire all you gardeners out there!
Ugh! I have had NO NO NO time to blog, POO! I miss my weekly posts. I finally have a minute to post my newest item in my Etsy shop. Plans on how to build your own floating ping pong table for your pool. I have to say, this is one of the most USED pool items we have. My poochie Phoebe even loves to get on it and float around hahahaha, not to mention she goes crazy when the ping pong ball is going back and forth! (I posted photos quite some time ago). I have had so many compliments about my pool toy that I decided to go ahead and make the plans so you can make your very own ping pong table for your pool. The kids (and grown ups) will love it!
Have been in a sewing mood lately…. Today I made a pretty fashionable collar using fine Bridal Satins and Laces. I think it’s pretty anyway, lol. Available in my Etsy shop. They called for rain today, which is why I sat myself down at my machine early. It is looking sunny/cloudy with no sight of rain…yet. I often wonder if those weathermen/women know what they are talking about? I havesent a link for some weather entertainment below. Hmmm what do I make next, my sewing machine is calling!
A little weather humor from Canada for your entertainment, please watch this video “Rick Mercer Report” 🙂