Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thirsty Thursday: Thanksgiving Cocktails

So for a lot of people Holidays are stressful, all the running around, forced social interaction...all that good stuff.

I personally love the holidays because I refuse to split them, love food, and we have dwindled down the family to just the closest relatives which  makes me excited to spend time with them.

Anyway! It is time to look at some of these cocktails that can make all things right in the world on Thanksgiving!





Because I love whiskey and who doesn't love maple stuff???




 I love love mimosas so if I can pass it off as an afternoon drink, i'm in! 





 OMG yum. I think I have made something like this before but never thought to add cinnamon or other spices.



 

I feel like you can't have a holiday cocktail anything without mentioning Sangria.


and one more bourbon cocktail just because...



I may be the only bourbon drinker in the family  but I am making this one this year! 



So listen...try not to get too sauced on Thanksgiving but do make some fun cocktails! 
Do you have a favorite drink you make for the holidays??  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesdays @ Two!



{1} 
It feels like I have been in school forever. Does anyone else ever feel that way? I love learning, I really do. But I am 100% being in school as an adult. I want to not do homework when I'd rather be reading a book or painting my nails, or anything!! That is all. I'm over it. 



{2} 
 Did anyone else see the Daily Show bit about Louis C.K.? I mean Trevor Noah is hilarious but really he is so right. At this point I cringe everytime I see an actors name in headlines because Im like "Please don't let me find out this actor I love is a scumbug pervert...Please!" I'm glad that women are finally feeling they can come forward, it just sucks to realize how many dirtbags there are in the industry. 
You can watch it here if you haven't seen it!




HTaTh

Friday, November 10, 2017

High 5 for Friday!


Linking up with Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, Tif at Bright on a Budget for High Five for Friday!






{1} 
It's snowing today...ok, just flurries. But still..there is white stuff falling from the sky and it is cold. IM NOT READY. seriously. not ready. I am not a fan. I don't like cold weather at all guys...at all.



{2}
I was so stressed last night after a long week of work and school and homework that I came home after a late night at work and went directly to the kitchen to bake. I haven't done that in a long time but it felt so great to zone out for a bit. The result....Salted Caramel Pretzel Choc Chip cookies! 




{3} 
 I cracked 100 on my reading list! I set a goal of 75 on goodreads this year and surpassed it sometime in August or September. It has been a good year for just escaping into books and when I looked after finishing a book on Wednesday I realized I had 101 already! 

*I still want chocolate and this guy though. 


{4} 
Last Saturday Thenewguy and I went to do some baby shower shopping, had some dinner at my favorite place (Uncle Julio's) and then went to a bar with some friends to watch UFC. Its been a while since I watched since the most recent ex wasn't a fan and my favorite fighter was retired. But he came back and, of course, Thenewguy doesn't realize I have been a fan for years so I know what is going on and bet against everyone I chose. HA. He now owes me sushi. 


Look at him...goodness. 






{5} 
I started a meetup group a few months ago and it was slow going at first but it is finally gaining new members and moving along and I've been meeting some great people! We are doing a weekly meet & greet after work on Wednesdays that people have been very receptive to it! This past week we went to Green Door Tavern, which i love because its old and eclectic. Only a few girls made it but they were super nice and fun and I am excited to see them again! 



I've been meaning to make a post about meetup and how I use it...one day I will get to that! 




Whats your five this week?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Trip to Denver: Red Rocks!

Last month I took a quick (3 day) weekend trip to Denver with Thenewguy and it was a great time! I wish we had more time but I hope to return.

On our list was to go to Red Rocks for a show, Get Voodoo Donuts, visit some dispensaries, and just generally enjoy being in a new city and away for the weekend. We got to do it all and more!


Today I just want to share how awesome seeing Deadmau5 at Red Rocks was! We got so lucky that it just so happened there was a show we wanted to see playing that Friday night. We got in super early so we could have time to explore, eat and relax.


Some things to share....

- Everyone told us it would super cold as the night wore on so we layered up. When we first got there it was 73....I was dying. But we were super glad we listened because by 11:00 it was FREEZING.


- The hike up there is not an effing joke. I had to keep taking a break because my chunky butt does not do well with altitude and stairs or inclines.

taking a photo break on the way up...I was sweating by this point

- Sitting all the way up top was sooo freaking cool.  You can see everything beyond the stage and the sound is still fantastic!

View from where we were sitting 

- Deadmau5 puts on a fan-freaking-tastic show...which I knew because I went to Northcoast Music Festival in August but still...awesome.





- Taking a shuttle there and back through CID Colorado  for $35(roundtrip) was perfect! We met them up at Illegal Petes and had a nice warm ride there and back! They had snacks and water bottles for everyone when we got back and we didn't have to worry about how much we drank, looking for parking or driving anywhere. 

View from the parking lot we got dropped off at! 



and just some more pictures because why not?? 



 






The people that played there the year I was born!




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

So Happy!

I am interrupting the regularly scheduled Tuesdays @ Two because I am officially an aunt  x3 now!!!

My adorable nephew Axel Carter was born yesterday weighing in at 10lbs 4oz (yes my sister has some big babies!) He is wonderful and all that good stuff!!

My sister is recovering well, baby is healthy, dad is happy, big brother was excited and big sister was jealous (she is only 15 months though)!






SO excited!!! 




Friday, November 3, 2017

High Five for Friday!

Linking up with Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, Tif at Bright on a Budget for High Five for Friday!



{1} 
 Halloween was super cute this year! I never get trick or treaters since I live in a gated apartment building on a block with all apartment buildings so I was super excited to go over to Thenewguys place to sit out and give treats! He must not have believed I was going to do it but I sat out there for 2 hours in the cold...and we got a pretty weak turnout but everyone was saying they were too. After that we made some super cute Jack o Lantern stuffed peppers and watched Hocus Pocus. He was pretty disgusted with how festive and cute the evening went. 











{2} 

Went to Starbucks this morning and this mofo's had Christmas music on. They better stop playing.. it is only November 3rd. Don't get me wrong I love love love Christmas but eff off with this nonsense give it at least a week into the month before you get crazy. 



{3} 
I am really trying to go to Disneyworld for NYE this year...well actually I was planning to throw a party but then Thenewguy was all "lets go somewhere" and now I can't stop planning. BUT flights to Orlando for NYE are expensive!! Has anyone been? Which park do you recommend for the festivities??? 



{4} 
Zipping through books this month. No seriously. I already read 2 and am half way through a 3rd this week. I am not giving my homework that much attention. NO BUENO. I need to stop but I can't! 

 

{5}
In an attempt to get my weight under control and also kick this dependency I am giving up coffee (specifically all the wonderful sweet goodness that is Starbucks) for a few weeks. I have to get my life together before I gain 15 pounds over the next 2 months! 



That is all I have for you today! 
What's your five this friday?

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thirsty Thursday: Halloween Edition

Who doesn't love themed cocktails? So here we are with another Thirsty Thursday!A few days late but really...who cares. Halloween was on Tuesday so technically you can drink today!




 For Vodka drinkers...the Purple People Eater!


The recipe can be found HERE


For Tequila drinkers...the Potion de Muerto


 Recipe can be found HERE


For Whiskey drinkers....Whiskey & Strawberry blood clot shots

These look kinda gross but if you watch the video on how to make them its not too bad.  







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