In my last post, Beach Babe Style, I talked about these new trendy beach cover-ups I was seeing everywhere. I love the idea of packing some for Spring break or an early Spring getaway! These cover-ups are loose fitting and give off an effortless beach vibe. I especially love these ones from a brand called Elan. They aren’t super expensive but they are super chic! Take a look:
- sea mist
- wave stud earrings
- beach cover-up
- stacking rings
- beach bag
picture via FGR
Happy National Margarita Day!! Why this little holiday happens in February, I have no idea but it’s a second favorite only to Cinco de Mayo. In honor of said holiday, I wanted to share my Lemon Drop Margarita recipe with you. It’s a simple and tasty cocktail to help get you through those cold winter blues. Just remember that with every sip, Summer is coming!
There’s something I really love about fresh fruit and cocktails. Instead of using a fruit flavored liquor, I will chose the real thing every time. Clearly I’m not alone, if you look through any cocktail recipe book there are tons of fruity drinks listed. I also feel by adding real fruit it makes it a touch healthier? Like the vitamin C balances out all the tequila! I’m not sure how my math adds up on this but real fruit has got to be better than sugar flavored lemon any day. At least that’s what I’ll keep telling myself…
This margarita recipe is very simple to make and to prove it, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I am a terrible bartender. I have a hard time getting through most drink recipes that have more than three ingredients. Which is sad because so often I want to make a delicious cocktail that I’ve had in a restaurant or bar. So believe me when I say that this is a very simple recipe! If I can make it, so can you. One of my best friends happens to be an amazing bartender. No, she doesn’t bartend for a living or even to make extra money. She’s just a born natural. She barely needs to look at a recipe (she’s had no formal training!) to whip together something tasty. I truly don’t know how she does it. Anyways, on to the recipe –>
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 – 3 lemons)
- Pinch of sea salt
- Lemon slice for garnish
- Squeeze lemons and strain out seeds
- Add the top four ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake for roughly 10 – 20 seconds.
- Place ice in glass and pour ingredients from cocktail shaker into glass. (If you’d prefer you can shake with ice and strain instead)
- Add pinch of sea salt and lemon slice (optional)
That’s it! Now lay back, relax, and enjoy your Lemon Drop Margarita!
A side note: Adding the salt to the rim instead of in the drink is another, more traditional option. To do this, while the glass is empty, wipe a lemon wedge along the edge of the glass. Place salt onto a plate and dip the top of the glass into the salt. If you’d like to go a step further, you can then place the glass in the freezer so it’s nice and cool before you mix your margarita.
If you love all things shiplap, dutch doors, and stripes then this nautical beach house is for you! I’ve expressed my love of dutch doors before in this Coastal Home post, and just like my love of tiny houses, my love for dutch doors is never ending. I think my love for this style door comes from the fact that you really need to live somewhere warm and sunny if you plan on getting any real use out of it. Also if I’ve never told you how much I love shiplap, let me take a minute… or two. Being the nautical lover that I am, I gravitate towards stripes. I feel like shiplap is the stripe lover’s architectural equivalent. The bonus of shiplap, if you happen to love stripes too, is that it’s a sort of neutral stripe. Therefore, you can layer other stripes (think pillows and fabrics) on top of stripes (aka shiplap). It’s an abundance of stripes, and I’m loving it!
Dutch door love!
a little closeup of the entry way – notice the rope-like mirror, this is a theme throughout the house
In love with these rope mirrors and lobster wallpaper!!
This simple set up makes my heart swoon
I love the coastal blue walls and shiplap ceiling
My new life’s mission is to find myself some anchor sheets stat!
If you love coastal living rooms as much as I do, this would be a very easy one to recreate. There’s only a few key elements but they make magic when they come together!
via Change & Co.
There’s something about a holiday that makes me want to eat! Seriously, it doesn’t matter the actual holiday, just give me food + something to drink and I’m happy. That’s possibly the reason that I often find myself sharing recipes around the holidays. For this Valentine’s Day (tomorrow yay!) is no exception. Get inspired by these 10 dessert and drink recipes to share with your valentine or even your galentine!!
Heart-shaped donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts? These would work for breakfast or dessert. via Frau Zuckerstein (you will need google translate) but essentially you can take any donut recipe and just make them heart-shaped!
Heart-shaped and love-filled Cookies via Dune Cheri – this site easily translates into english
Dessert Tacos!! because tacos shouldn’t stop with dinner. via Taste and Tell
Rose Gummy Bears so you can eat AND drink your wine! via Sprinkle Bakes
Watermelon Mint Limeade – just add alcohol of your choice. via A Crimson Kiss
Strawberry Cream Mimosas – I think strawberries are a running theme for Valentine’s Day since they’re naturally heart-shaped. via Swanky Recipes
A little rose goes a long way! If you don’t have time to craft your way to a cocktail or dessert, this will always do the trick! via Short & Loud