Spicy Cucumber Margaritas

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Here's an amazing Spicy Cucumber Margarita recipe from acozykitchen.com that will have you wanting nothing more than to sit poolside all summer long:

3 cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup tequila
2 tablespoons triple sec
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (3-4 limes)
1 jalapeño, sliced

Glass Rim:
2 tablespoons Maldon sea salt
2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lime zest

For full instructions head over to acozykitchen.com

So what do you think? Give me your comments and feedback below. And, oh, by the way, don't forget to tell a friend if you like what you see! xo

Take A Seat Please

7f7e52b591f7bd0c5b071adf88120248Looking for a colorful and unique way of setting up your escort cards?

Say "hello" to these beautiful DIY watercolor seating cards from oncewed.com.

Considering that you just so happen to be an expert calligraphy artist, these could be completely DIY.

If not, you can hire a professional and then take charge of the rest.

Easy Peasy!

Here's what you'll need in order to make these beauties:

Supplies

  1. watercolor paints
  2. watercolor brush
  3. heavy professional grade paper, BFK Reeves or Stonhenge is recommended, make sure that the paper texture is not too rough, this would inhibit the calligrapher from writing on the paper (purchased at an art supply store)
  4. metal ruler
  5. glass of water
  6. cutting mat

Directions

1. Tear paper into 3 inch strips

2. Using the strips of paper, tear them into 3.5 inch pieces

3. Mix a palette of colors (for example, yellow, orange, pink)

4. Create washes on the pieces of torn paper using the range of colors from the palette

5. Let Cards dry for 24 hours before writing on them, this ensures that they are completely dry so the ink will not bleed. Send to the calligrapher or try doing your own calligraphy with a diy calligraphy kit.

6. We pinned our diy wedding watercolor escort cards to a linen board with delicate pins, but the options for display are limitless.

So what do you think? Give me your comments and feedback below. And, oh, by the way, don't forget to tell a friend if you like what you see! xo

 

Let’s Cut The Cake

1757a807c5c4ce01de9ba21c0b480c3fWhat's more fun than spending a day tasting all of those yummy cakes?

While the dessert must obviously taste good, it also has to shine on the platter beforehand too.

This cake shown here is from revel-blog.com and it looks dee-licious!

The question is, where do you find such fabulous acts of artistry? How do you choose once you find the right artist?

Enjoy the process and spend a little bit of time researching online. Thankfully today, you don't have to drive over to see examples of what each bakery features.

After finding the right visual representation of your cake vision, make a commitment to taste at 2 to 3 different bakeries. By your last visit, you should have a solid idea of what you want…and your worries will evaporate in no time.

So what do you think? Give me your comments and feedback below. And, oh, by the way, don't forget to tell a friend if you like what you see! xo

Diet Break

665c8836cc83f06e1464aa948cd9a7fdFrench toast and bacon cupcakes. Ummm…can you say "dee-licious"?!

I'm absolutely floored by this combination from lifewithcake.com.

There's nothing that's not better with bacon, right?

What You’ll Need:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 1 ½  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature, separated
  • Maple Buttercream Frosting, recipe follows
  • Crisp Bacon
  • Equipment: A six cup jumbo muffin pan or 12 cup regular muffin pa

For full instructions head over to lifewithcake.com

So what do you think? Give me your comments and feedback below. And, oh, by the way, don't forget to tell a friend if you like what you see! xo

Conveyor Belt Sushi At Home

Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 2.47.51 PMUmmm, how cool is this?!

Thanks to fancy.com, you don't have to take the trek to Chinatown in order to have conveyor belt sushi.

Though I can see myself using this any night of the week, how fun would this be on a girl's night?

So what do you think? Give me your comments and feedback below. And, oh, by the way, don't forget to tell a friend if you like what you see! xo