Portrait Mugs.

The ultimate way to make sure no one ever steals your coffee cup again. Why? Well because your portrait is on it of course! House of Harriett handpaints them – cute or kooky, you decide.


On the Rocks: Sweet Tea Mojito.

Sweet tea and a mojitos are two of my beverages of choice, so surely a Sweet Tea Mojito must taste like little drops of heaven!

Sweet Tea Mojito
Steep 4 or 5 black tea bags, 2 cups turbinado sugar and 2 handfuls of fresh mint in 3 cups simmering water for 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Strain into a pitcher; add the juice of 3 limes, 1 1/2 cups light rum, 1 cup cold water and another handful of mint. Stir vigorously, crushing the mint with a wooden spoon; chill. Serve over ice with lime and more mint.


Labor Day Eats.

I can hardly believe this weekend is Labor Day! Seems like the last few days of summer are zooming past. I put together a little menu full of some few things I’d love to make for a cookout this holiday weekend. Enjoy!

The kiddos can enjoy some (1)Pineapple Mallowade, while we adults sip on (2)Lambic Sangria. A nice raspberry-laced twist on the original. As we relax in the backyard and play some lawn games everyone can munch on some (3)Avocado Salsa and tortilla chips. For dinner a modern take on (4)Broccoli Slaw, crunchy (5)Summer Panzanella, refreshing Korean (6)Sweet and Spicy Cucumbers, juicy (7)Bruschetta Burgers and (8)The Best Baked Beans Ever. And after we digest for awhile and wait for the sun to drop a bit lower in the sky dessert is served: (9)Magic Pudding Dessert for everyone and some *extra special* (10)Cold Comfort Pops for the adults. I don’t know about you, but I sure am full.


Word: Bits of Beauty.

A big thanks to Jennifer of Bits of Beauty for starting today off with another great edition of Word!

{Knocks at door}

Ugh, how can the store be locked, our appointment was 15 minutes ago.
I have stolen treasures from my rotten ex-boyfriend I must fence and that man across the street is staring at me. I have no idea why, I don’t look suspicious at all. I’m the picture of discretion. Perhaps, he is admiring me. Of course! Look how stylish I am! I’m part Grace Kelly and part Hitchcock heroine. How could that worthless prick possibly cheat on this? Bastard.
It’s ok, I’ll be getting my revenge, if this fool ever opens the door.
God, I have to pee. I do look fabulous though.