Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Perfect Sangria

Last week I got on a Sangria kick...
Not one, but two, nights I had some fantastic sangria.
Like eating the fruit out of the bottom of the glass before I let the server take it away kind of awesome.

Since I liked it so much, I thought it might be fun (and delicious) to make my own.
I googled, pinterested, and improvised. 
Which Resulted in the "perfect" Sangria :)

(We used these 2 carafes plus a big Tupperware pitcher)

2 Oranges      
2 (small) Jars of Pineapple Chunks 
2 Containers of Raspberries
5 cups of Ginger Ale
5-6 shots of American Honey Whiskey (or the alcohol of your choice, we decided to use this because we didn't want to add all of the sugar)
2 bottles of your favorite Red 
(We used (a Spanish) Sierra Cantabria Rioja Tinto 2009)

Cut Up The Fruit, and when adding it to the liquid mixture, make sure to squeeze the citrus fruit...before putting it into the liquid.

Let 'fester' for at least 4 hours or a few days...

Pour over ice, and enjoy...down to the last piece of fruit in your glass. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Faves

Love The Drink. Hate the Commercials.
Wild Strawberry is my favorite.

"Hold On To What You Believe" by Mumford&Sons
Heard this on my run this morning. 
It fits one aspect of my life perfectly...thus it has to be a fave ;)

MAC Cremesheen "Fanfare"
My not to bright...but perfect with a tan, summer lipcolor

True Story.
Two weeks ago I went to 3 different Grocery Stores to find this.
That's a new low. It's just so so so good in the morning.
Actually any time of the day.

That's all for now friends...I hope you all have fun weekends ahead.
Thanks for reading!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday Thought

Be Soft.
Do Not Let The World Make You Hard.
Do Not Let The Pain Make You Hate.
Do Not Let Bitterness Steal Your Sweetness.
Take Pride That Even Though The Rest
Of The World May Disagree...
You Still Believe It To Be A
Beautiful Place.

-Kurt Vonnegut

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th

‎"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are 

created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with

 certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, 

Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."

-The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

Happy 4th Of July Friends!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Weekend Recap

Happy Short Work Week!!!
Any and Every post beginning like that must mean it's going to be quite a fabulous week =D


Clearly, a wild night... It began with a long run in the heat.
Ended with some PB2, Hulu, and 10 hours of Sleep :)


Worked my retail job and refrained from buying too much ;)
Followed by a margarita 'lunch' with JB. To catch up on her whirlwind romance, studying for the bar exam (her not me), and life in general...
Went to church with my parents...and then to bed super early.

Got this text from my manager/friend at Ann. 
Who knows maybe I'll be the next Kate Upton...discovered at the swim trials...and not dancing :)


Got in a super long, super early (7am) workout with AB...
Took a long nap :)

Ate some Red Mango with LJ and caught up on life.

Started this with S... It's so much better than the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Hope All of you have a wonderful short work week & as always, thank you for reading!!!