Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TAKE A SIP: ROSEMARY + GRAPEFRUIT GIN SIPPER

Alright. I'm trying to be fancy here, but this is really just a rosemary greyhound.
Gin. Grapefruit. Rosemary Simple Syrup.

It's just as good as the basil salty dog I made last year, I promise!
rosemary + gin + grapefruit
What you'll need to make it happen:
- 1.5 Ounces Gin
- Ice
- Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
- Grapefruit wedge & Rosemary for garnish

How to make it happen:
Step 1: Mix together your simple syrup, gin, and grapefruit juice in a shaker with ice. Shake like crazy!
Step 2: Pour over fresh ice and garnish with grapefruit wedge & rosemary.
(if you don't have a shaker, just mix together well with a spoon in your glass!)
rosemary + gin + grapefruit

With the 85+ degree days we've been having, this is the definitely the refreshing drink I needed!
rosemary greyhound (gin + grapefruit)

I mean COME ON - how good do these look? Pin it for later, my friends.
rosemary greyhound (gin + grapefruit)

What drinks have you been enjoying this summer?
For more cocktail recipes- go here!


xo, lp



Monday, July 27, 2015

LIFE LATELY: FARMERS MARKETS + PINA COLADA STARBURST

 Howwww is Monday here already? 
If I could take just 1 more day and get a few solid naps in that would be great. By the way, isn't one of the best things about being a grownup taking names on the weekend? I can't believe I ever fought them as a kid, seriously.

Here's what's good lately:

#1: Ooooh it is prime Farmer's Market season, my friends. Michael and I wandered around the Square and picked up so many great things- including these currants (which will be featured in a recipe post soon!):

 #2: Other than all the produce we bought (like zucchinis the size of a toddler), we also got some gorgeous flowers. How perfect are these?

#3: If there's a candy out there, I'll put it in rainbow order. I recently found out there are pina colada Starburst. 
My first question is: WHY!?!
My second questions is: Does anyone actually like them!?
Because..EW. 

 #4: This week's recipe is a treat, my friends. If you like grapefruit, this is SO for you!

Okay, I care about your weekend and all, but I REALLY want to know if anyone out there actually likes pina colada Starburst...
FESS UP, PEOPLE.

xo, lp


For more of a look into the weekend, go HERE!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BEACH (or pool) DAY MUST-HAVES

One of the great things about living in our apartment is that there's a pool for us to use that we don't have to maintain. It's magical. And since it's only warm enough to use it for about 2 months a year here in Wisconsin, we're sure to get down there plenty. We also visit the beach at a local state park a few times a year, and these are a few of the things I'm always sure to have around.

Some things are obvious (like these towels)  but some might not already be on your list (seriously if you don't have an Instax- get one!):


#1: A (big) TOWEL: No one likes small skimpy towels...amiright? I love this super colorful one from SunnyLife, kind of has an #everythinginrainboworder vibe to it.

#2: AN (easy to carry) COOLER: Okay, if you driving up in a car with some friends, I get that you'd have a big cooler- but if it's just one or two of you, why lug a big plastic one around? I love the size and shape of this Sunnylife one with a carrying strap!

#3: SUNGLASSES (duh): Too much sun in the eyes=headaches. These Le Specs are SO cool!

#4: A BAG (to fit all your crap): I bring the biggest beach bag possible so I can shove everything it in...and this Lolo one with clear sides makes it easy to find anything.

#5: AN INSTAX (sooo hip) CAMERA: If you don't have an Instax yet, boo to you. I've had mine for almost 2 years and it captures memories in such a cool, vintage looking way.

#6: A (ridiculous) FLOATY: Okay. These floaties are everywhere. Bloggers have them. Taylor Swift has them. Everyone. Has. Them. This donut one is colorful & actually looks comfy!

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Beacause I'm a beach towel hoarder, here are some of my faves: 
What are you beach/pool day must-haves?
Anyone have one of those fun floaties?
xo, lp



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