Spring Cocktail

Spring Cocktail

I love playing with seasonal scents & flavors. This time of year makes me crave all things floral & lemon. There is something so fresh & crisp about these flavors that reminds me of warm nights with friends & feeling the sunshine on my face. The only thing better than florals & lemons would have to be combining them, & I have a spring cocktail that does just that!

Spring Cocktail

Here’s What You Need For This Spring Cocktail:

Your favorite lemonade (mine is the Simply Lemonade)

Ice cubes

A lemon

A few sprigs of thyme

1/2-1 shot of gin depending on how strong you like your drinks

1/2-1 shot of elderflower liquor

I’m gonna be honest, I don’t like really strong drinks. I like to have the option to have more than one without feeling it the next day. You know what I’m saying? So I’m going to share with you how I make this drink, but if you have more of a heavy hand, feel free to make it as strong as you’d like!

Let Me Make You A Drink

Start with a fun glass. I chose to use my mason jars because they just go with the warmer weather in my mind. Fill the glass about 1/3 of the way with ice. Then, I add 1/2 shot of Citadelle & 1/2 shot of St Elder Elderflower Liquor to the ice & top it off with Simply Lemonade, leaving just a little bit of room at the top. Next, I squeeze half a lemon into the glass, making it taste extra fresh. Then for garnish, I like to add a few sprigs of thyme, a slice of lemon in the drink, & a lemon slice on the rim because it looks so cute! There is something so satisfying about a pretty cocktail, & I think this one takes the cake!

Spring Cocktail

Spring Cocktail

I think another reason why I love this cocktail in particular is because lemons make me think of our upcoming honeymoon to the Amalfi Coast! Give me all the lemon things! Including this dreamy Lemoncello candle I’m obsessing over at the moment. If you are a lemon lover like me, you need this candle!

Cheers!

What are your favorite spring flavors?

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The Best Ways To Stay Warm

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If you know me, then you know I love to be glam, but I also love the cold weather. I even love for my house to be cold so I can snuggle up in my favorite blankets with a hot drink in my hand. Let me share with you how I combine comfy & glam by telling you some of the best ways to stay warm this season in my book.

The Best Ways To Stay Warm

Lighting candles (Ok so it might not actually provide much warmth…but it definitely helps with the cozy factor!)

Putting on a matching comfy pajama set.

Making my favorite comfort food: grilled cheese & tomato soup.

Wrapping up in my fuzzy robe or a knit blanket or both!

Cuddling on the couch with Ben & the fur babies.

Taking a warm bath with a nice bath bomb, while the space heater is on.

Sipping a cup of delicious hot tea.

Throwing on my biggest, chunkiest sweater.

Layering up with a faux fur coat or scarf.

Making a large cup of hot cocoa in a festive mug. (recipes here)

Sitting by the fire, or in our case…watching this.

Slipping into a pair of my favorite slippers.

Covering my head (& crazy hair) with a cute hat.

Lastly, having a cup of hot bourbon & cider is sure to warm you up from the inside out.

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Finding The Perfect Tree

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Last Friday, Ben & I found our Christmas tree! This is a tradition we look forward to every year & this year is our 4th Christmas together. A live tree in the home is just magical. The scent alone feels like Christmas, much less the fact that we add lights & ornaments to it to make it sparkle & shine with cheer. But before we get to the decorations, it’s on to finding the perfect tree.

Finding The Perfect Tree

Finding The Perfect Tree

The things we look for in a perfect tree:

The right height – make sure you measure first!

A good fullness – not too skinny

An even & symmetrical shape

Soft pines – some are definitely softer than others…make sure you touch them.

Just the right amount of quirk. Maybe it has one extra long branch on the side, or the point at the top is crooked…those little things make it YOUR tree.

For Ben & I, we always go with a Frasier Fir. They are just the best in our opinion. (& we are in love with this Frasier Fir candle!)

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Once we find the perfect tree, it’s time to take it home.

Now for the fun part…dressing it up!

But you’ll have to wait for that…Until then! xx

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Holiday Home Fragrances

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Day 2 of Blogmas is here, & it’s filled with all the holiday fragrances I love this time year. I’ve been stocking up on Lush bath products & yummy candles in preparation for this joyful season. I know that a great fragrance has a way of totally calming me down in the midst of Christmas shopping & Nutcracker chaos, & Christmas candles are my absolute favorites! See which ones I’ve gathered this year & others I’m planning on adding to my collection.

I do the most damage at Lush this time of year, hands down. I love hot baths with great bath bombs, oils, or bubbles (or all of the above…) with a space heater going in the bathroom & a glass of red wine in hand. One product that I can’t go without is Christingle. This body conditioner leaves my skin feeling so smooth, but it’s really the scent that has me smitten.  The cooling mint is just perfection. I try so hard to ration this product so I can make it last year round…but I typically fail because it’s just so good!

Other seasonal Lush products I have purchased recently include the Golden Wonder bath bomb, the Christmas Sweater bath bomb, & the Tree D bath oil melt. I can’t wait to use them! (Probably all this next week…)

Seeing as though I will probably use all of the up quite soon, these are on my next list: the Christmas Eve bubble bar,  the Shoot For The Stars bath bomb, & the Thunder Snow bath bomb. I’ll keep you updated via my Instagram Stories.

Holiday Home Fragrances

Now for my Christmas candle collection!

I’m always drawn to the pine/Christmas tree scent in candles! I like to stock up on this fragrance from different companies. My favorites have to be Thymes Frasier Fir, Fresh Balsam, & Illume Balsam & Cedar. These candles burn constantly in my household so having backups is a must.

Bath & Body Works candles are some of my favorites as well! My go-tos are Sweater Weather, Leaves, Winter, & Marshmallow Fireside.

What are your favorite home fragrances this time of year? Do we share any of the same must haves?

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The other day, I decided to light a candle I hadn’t lit since the previous summer. Immediately, I was flooded with memories of fresh flowers, long walks, summer nights, making fresh smoothies, & warm weather for days. I discovered that I had found my summer home scent! I found this delicious candle at Target, so you know it’s totally affordable. The scent is called Peony Petals…how could it not be amazing?! It’s fruity floral scent fills the entire room & just feels like summer. I recently finished last year’s large candle & bought 2 more so I never go out. This dreamy scent is available in a variety of sizes & styles making it perfect for any home. Add this scent to your summer candle collection today!

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