Oh Pinterest, how much do I love you? Let me count the ways. Spring is here and I am in major need of spring cleaning at my house. Work has been consuming all of my time and my house has been neglected. I spotted a pin for a 30-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge from Pop Sugar and since I am beginning a 30-Day Ab Challenge on April 15th, I decided to add this challenge as well. I mean, what is better than a clean house and tight abs?… Read the restPin It
Happy #TuesdayBoozeday! One of my friends is planning a Margarita-themed party in a few weeks and asked me to help her come up with some creative variations on this classic drink. I recently found a recipe on Pinterest for Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas from the blog, How Sweet It Is, and decided to test out the recipe today. I not only discovered a great Margarita recipe, I also found a new food blog to follow.
Made with Grand Marnier, orange juice, silver tequila, lime juice, coconut water, canned light coconut milk, simple syrup and unsweetened toasted coconut for the glass rim, this is a refreshing cocktail that will remind you of a Creamsicle.… Read the rest
I am counting down the days to my next mini-vacation which will be in Miami next month. I will be attending a food blogger conference and my hotel is right on the beach. Food is a huge part of my life and I love to eat, but I need to tighten things up with my diet. While I work out about 5 days a week, I still have some inches to lose and areas that need toning.… Read the restPin It
Ladies, do you ever find yourself applying mascara only to see stray, black marks under your eyes? This WAS a daily occurrence for me until I found a pin that helps you avoid getting those annoying mascara marks. Are you ready for this? All you need is a plastic spoon. Yep, a plastic spoon. Place the spoon (curve side out) under your bottom lashes and apply your mascara. For your top lashes, you can place the spoon over your eyelid.… Read the restPin It
I am always looking for fun kitchen projects to do with my kids and when I found a pin for Blingy Oreos, I knew it would be something they would enjoy. All you need is a package of Oreos, a pastry bag filled with white frosting and assorted sprinkles.
Simply rim each Oreo with frosting using a pastry bag and then dim the sides into a dish filled with sprinkles.
These are great for parties and you can follow specific color schemes.… Read the restPin It
If any of you have ever read my other blog, My Other City By The Bay, or follow me on social media, then you know how much I love Datz in South Tampa. It won my heart after my first visit and my love for Datz has only grown stronger over the last few years. My story is simple. I am a San Francisco Bay Area transplant that found herself relocating to Tampa in the spring of 2003.… Read the rest
There is no doubt I am a busy mom of two who is always on the go. My time is very limited, so I love to prepare quick meals in the kitchen for my sweet bambinos. My daughter, who is five, has been a fan of my Spaghetti al Pesto since she was two. She affectionately calls it “green pasta” and requests it often. I have had many friends ask for my recipe and to be honest, I never really measure when I make pesto.… Read the restPin It
I have a huge collection of cocktail recipes on Pinterest and as a bartender, I use them as inspiration for seasonal drinks. Pear vodka is one of favorites and I found a great recipe for “The Frenchy Cocktail” (from the site Intoxicology 101) which combines Grey Goose La Poire, pineapple and cranberry juice. Since I the only pear vodka I had on hand was Absolut Pears, I made this drink for a bar guest and they loved it.… Read the restPin It
While I love Twitter and have been using it for years, I have lots of room for improvement, especially when it comes to getting more followers. I seem to be stuck in the 1800′s with followers and can’t seem to hit 1900. Gaining more followers is all about engagement and I found a pin that illustrates how the top brands are using Twitter. From the web-site, Entrepreneur, this article breaks down the top brands in terms of audience, activity, engagement and growth.… Read the restPin It
There is nothing better than chocolate and wine and when I saw a recipe on Pinterest for a Barefoot Merlot Hot Fudge Sauce, needless to say, I was intrigued. This simple indulgence can be whipped up in minutes and you will absolutely love the end result.
Made with bittersweet chocolate, light corn syrup, granulated sugar, heavy cream, cocoa powder, sea salt and Barefoot Merlot, this sweet chocolate indulgence goes great with fresh berries or served over ice cream, brownies, or any other fresh fruit of your choice.… Read the restPin It