Party Planning & DIY

For all of you that know me, you know that there is nothing I love more than a good party! Especially if I get to be the host. Most people hate hosting but I prefer it. I love thinking of the signature drink I will serve, the menu, decor if it is necessary and themes!! I cannot resist a good theme or costume party. I have hosted an array of parties over the years but my favorite is always holiday parties like Christmas and Halloween.

Drink of the month!

There is nothing I love more than a delish cocktail and I absolutely love trying new recipes. My husband often calls me the "tweaker" because I am always trying new things or adding something a little extra. 

So here it is...the drink of the month, drum roll please...

The fabulous cucumber lime margarita!

Simple Recipe via "Moi"

-Fill a jug full of cold water, add several cucumber slices
-Allow to soak overnight
-Buy B & J pre-mixed margaritas
-Fill 3/4 of your fave glass with the margarita
-Fill the other 1/4 with the cucumber water
-Garnish with either a slice of lime, cucumber or both!

It is so nice and refreshing, could drink them all day...

Complicated Recipe via Frontera

Makes four 6-ounce margaritas

1/2 of a cucumber, peeled and cut into thin slices
3/4 cup good-quality blanco tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup simple syrup
Cucumber slices for garnish

In a blender, combine the cucumber, tequila, lime and simple syrup.  Blend until the mixture is as smooth as you can get it.  In a cocktail shaker, combine half of the mixture with 8 to 10 ice cubes, cover and shake for a full 15 seconds.  Strain through the shaker's top into 2 martini glasses.

Garnish with cucumber slices.

Enjoy and drink up!


Mothers Day Celebration-

The last party I had was less of a party and more of a celebration. The celebration of my mom for Mothers Day! I forgot to take photos of some of the things I did but here were some of the images I found to re-create the day:

This was the actual card I gave my mom and my mother in law from a free printable's site I found and they loved it! The site has a lot of awesome prints for all occasions!

I wanted to do something different for dessert on Mother's Day so I did an ice cream bar. People could choose cone or bowl and then whatever toppings they wanted. For toppings I had: fruit, nuts, many types of sprinkles and chocolate chips!
DIY Projects & Design...

I LOVE accessories and this post is all about how the little things you already have laying around or buy at a low cost can have a BIG impact!

My fireplace before & after: just a little somethin somethin to make it pop!

Total cost was under $30.00 for everything. I already had the blanket, the pillows were $5 and the lantern $15. This isn't the ideal color of blanket I would like to have but it will do for now! I would love to have a dirty mustard yellow blanket for more of a contrast and pop of color.

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