22 04, 2014

when life gives you lemons

By |April 22nd, 2014|candy, Life|0 Comments|


Make yourself a cocktail!  While some mother’s teach their daughters to sew, my mother taught me how to present a mean lemonade cocktail. And by mean, I mean delicious and wonderful. Here’s what you need to do- go and get yourself some lemons, lots of them, and get squeezing. Keep squeezing until you get 3 cups worth of lemon juice. Get a gallon size jar and fill it with 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of hot water. Stir or shake to dissolve the sugar and then add that lemon juice you just squeezed.  Now for the fun stuff. Grab some vodka and add about two cups- depending on your taste and tolerance. Fill the rest of the gallon jar with ice water. Hooray! You now have a delicious lemonade cocktail.

Lemonade bar-2 Let’s get fancy with it. Grab a few mason jars and fill them with herbs; mint, rosemary, basil, whatever sounds good or whatever you have on hand. The fresher the better.  Add as many options as you like- iced tea for Arnold Palmers, lemon slices, jalapenos- whatever sounds delicious.  Then set it all out on a tray and let your guests chose what accouterments they desire.

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Super bonus if you have an adorable mother like I do as a bartender! We sipped on these over Easter. So refreshing!

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 love and lemonade.


20 04, 2014

Easter Love

By |April 20th, 2014|Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Happy Easter Friends!


I realize I say this about every holiday, but I REALLY LOVE EASTER. Easter is about Spring, new beginnings,  love and sacrifice.  And to me it’s also about family, fun traditions, and yes- delicious candy.  Here is my favorite photo from today-our little Ries sporting some bunny ears.And by sporting I mean I had to hold them on her - but I swear she liked it!

love and candy,




9 04, 2014

Wedding Wednesdays: Fun DIY table numbers

By |April 9th, 2014|Life, wedding|0 Comments|

Table Numbers (1) Table numbers can be a fun way to incorporate your theme or style in a practical way. I love all of these ideas! These could also be used for birthday parties or other formal sit down events. I love # 1 for a birthday party!

1. Photos of the bride and groom at the age of the table number

2. Turn wood, nails and string into a work of art

3. For the music enthusiast

4. For the wine lover

love and candy,