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Perfect Poolside Companion

Posted: June 28, 2017

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CincoDeCayman #CollectiveBias Y’all! I’m mostly officially moved into the new place. Praise God. While I’m not 100% head over heels for it, yet, I do love it so far. More on why I don’t love it coming soon to a blog near you, but there are plenty of reasons to love it already. Like, a pool right out my front door. Can anyone say mid-workday pool breaks? Cause I sure can!  And speaking of those breaks, a Cayman Jack Margarita makes for the perfect poolside companion. With all the travel and life changes that have been happening around here lately burnout is real. Which is why I’m making myself take breaks now, every day. Because it’s really, really easy to work round the clock when you’re a one man show. Especially when you’ve got a lot to catch up on. But taking care of yourself should always be your number one priority.  So for the foreseeable future every day after lunch I’ll be backing up a book and a Cayman Jack Margarita to head down to the pool. Why? Because Vitamin D…

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Crab Cake Sliders

Posted: June 28, 2017

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RedHotSummer #IPTSOE #CollectiveBias What a doozy of a couple of weeks! A week camping, a stolen camera, a week in Mexico, ending a year long relationship, and finally moving into a new place. All in the span of a little less than 3 weeks. Saying I’m wearing out would be the understatement of the year. BUT good food is always the way to cure anything. Especially with a dash or twelve of hot sauce, and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo is perfect for Summer. Check out their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich recipe below and visit their site for inspiration. Plus, these Crab Cake Sliders are the perfect way to celebrate the warmer months that are ahead. And Frank’s helps take the flavor to the next level and pairs perfectly with the mayo used to make the sliders. It’s safe to say that I Put That $#!+ On Everything! Why? Because Frank’s RedHot is the perfect combination of flavor & heat. And Frank’s RedHot Original is the most versatile sauce that can be used for a wide variety of dish types. WATCH HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS: SaveSave…

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A Mother’s Love

Posted: June 27, 2017

Disclosure: This sponsored post is on behalf of Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry as part of their #JaredTimelessMoments campaign, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  My mom has always been my number one supporter, and I’ve always been the biggest momma’s boy. Even during those years that we didn’t exactly see eye to eye. We come from very different generations, and I’m definitely more of a spitfire than she bargained for. But over the years I’ve luckily mellowed out and settled into a life all my own. A life that I’m glad to say my parents and family are proud of.  I still remember calling my mom 3 years ago and saying something along the lines of “I’m starting a blog.” She, of course, had no idea what I was talking about replied “How can I help?”  Shortly thereafter I bought my first “real” camera and a new computer to get the business up and running, with her help. So when I say that if it wasn’t for my mom I wouldn’t be doing this today it couldn’t be more true.  When I couldn’t afford to pay my bills the first couple of months? She was there to help me every…

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Post Mexico Sips

Posted: June 22, 2017

This post is sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CincoDeCayman #CollectiveBias If you’ve been following along on Instagram you’re well aware that I’m coming down from a truly gorgeous vacation to Tulum. Needless to say, yesterday was spent pretending that I was still on the beach with a cocktail in hand. More on that trip soon. It’s going to be a doozy – trust me. So stay tuned!  Lucky for me a Cayman Jack™ Margarita is the perfect no fuss solution for those post-vacation brain days. Especially since the majority of my kitchen is now in boxes since I move on Saturday! Yes. Life is crazy lately, and when it rains, it does indeed pour. Also, more on that to come as well. Can’t wait to take you guys on a home tour of the new place! It’s an amazing loft in a historic building with incredible light. I’m beyond excited for this new chapter of my life and equally as terrified.  But I digress. Back to the topic at hand. Cayman Jack Margarita is a handcrafted, premium prepared cocktail that blends authentic flavor with just the right bite. Meaning that I was able to…

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Cupcake Pops

Posted: June 18, 2017

This post has been sponsored by Pillsbury™ and MARS Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own. You guys! I’m getting a new apartment in just a few short weeks, and I’m SO excited on so many levels. What exactly am I most excited about? Practically everything. Like 13 foot ceilings, concrete floors, and an entire WALL of windows. But more than anything I’m excited that my kitchen will be bathed in natural light. Also excited that it’s a completely updated and renovated place, meaning that I won’t be working in a hotbox when baking or cooking. Which is exciting for me! Since I barely do any baking this time of year, as my current kitchen has zero ventilation or airflow. Saying it’s a struggle would be an understatement. When I do take some time to bake during the warmer months it’s typically late at night, which 100x worked out when it came time to today’s Cupcake Pops. Because I baked the cake for the pops right before bed, meaning the sun was down and the heat in the kitchen was mostly bearable, and then let it cool overnight. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? Anyways, these Cupcake…

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