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Hacienda Patrón

Well, I’ve been on a lot of amazing trips for work over the years, but my recent trip down South with Patrón definitely takes the cake. Out of all the brands that I work with on a continual basis (Tomato Marg or Tequila Cold Brew?) they are hands down one of my favorites. Why? Because of the culture that accompanies the brand. A culture that reminds me of my time spent at Paul Mitchell and for good reason. John Paul DeJoria co-founded both companies, and his peace, love, and happiness mindset permeates both brands. I’ve been blessed to have met him on a few occasions, and I’m always blown away by his humility. So when I had the chance to head to Hacienda Patrón earlier this month I jumped at the opportunity. Sure, I’ve been drinking Patrón for years now, but I didn’t quite realize what sets Patrón apart until this trip. It truly is a one-of-a-kind spirit company, and I’m excited to take behind the scenes today. The trip started with an early (I love Louisville but loathe our airport) to Guadalajara, Mexico. Where I met up with the rest of the team. A handful of journalists, PR folks, and bartenders…

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How I Really Work From Home

QuickBooks is sponsoring today’s post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. This is a product that I use on a daily basis and have for the last three years.  It’s officially summer, y’all! Hope everyone had an incredible Memorial Day weekend full of rest, relaxation, and of course, a little bit of fun. The pool at my place officially opened this weekend, which means I spent the majority of time poolside. It is that time of year after all. Can’t believe that in a short few days it’ll already be June. This year has really flown by, and it seems like just yesterday that I was sharing my plans for the year with y’all. Complete with a home office set-up that’s already changed at least once since then. What can I say, I’m a bit indecisive when it comes to my work environment. Truth be told, my usual work environment looks like what you see today; me on the couch with coffee and phone in hand and Macbook on the coffee table. See, being self-employed isn’t nearly as glamorous or “Instagram-worthy” as most of us make it out to be. There are definitely days (many days) that…

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Kroger is sponsoring today’s post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Well, y’all we survived yet another Derby season, and the countdown for the 145th Kentucky Derby is officially underway. But for now, everyone’s attentions are shifting to the next big holiday at hand: Mother’s Day. I do my best to pick up things for my mom on my travels and use them as gifts throughout the year. Sadly I used all of those up on her birthday last month. So I headed to my local Kroger to pick up a few things that my mom and any mom would love to receive. I started out this shopping trip by stopping by the Kroger Florist department to ask for their expert opinion. While roses may seem like a great idea for just about any occasion they’re also a rather safe bet! Really want to wow mom? Show that you’ve paid attention over the years and put together a bouquet of her favorites. Sunflowers always remind me of my mom because we used to grow them together every year growing up. So naturally I knew that had to be included in my bouquet for her. My Kroger Florist…

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KDF Beer Fest 2018

This post is being sponsored to you by Kroger, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. No better way to start off my Derby weekend than with a visit to Fest-A-Ville down on the Waterfront! Especially with a cold beer, or two, in hand. The city really does come alive in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby, and there’s an event for just about everyone. Like last night’s Beer Fest for instance. It was a perfectly sunny day down by the water making it the perfect backdrop for the evening. There were two separate areas at the fest focusing on craft breweries as well as Kentucky breweries. Always love a chance to enjoy some of my go-to beers while also trying out new brews as well – such as Kroger’s Iron Line. Iron Line has something for every palate out there. My personal favorites were the Belgian White Ale and the Porter. They brew their Belgian White with orange peel and coriander making it the perfect light beer for the warmer months ahead, especially for those nights where I’ll be grilling out. While the brewing process for their Porter infuses the beer with flavors of…

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Cinco de Derby

The best two weeks to call Louisville home are upon us, y’all! yes, you read that right. We party for a full two weeks leading up to Derby. The official kick off for Derby season was last weekend with Thunder Over Louisville. This Derby is going to be doubly as fun though. Why? Because it also happens to land on Cinco De Mayo! Which means there’s literally no better way to celebrate than with a margarita or two. Not just any margarita though, it is Derby season after all, but with one of the seven margaritas that are in the running this year for Patrón’s Margarita of the Year competition. In typical fashion they rounded up margaritas that offer a refreshing twist on the iconic cocktail. This marks the fourth year that Patrón Tequila embarked on its search for the margarita of the year. And I’m constantly blown away by the innovative cocktails they’re able to find. Like the one I’m sharing today for instance. A tomato margarita? I know, I know. It sounds crazy, but it’s easily one of the best I’ve had before. Safe to say, it’ll be on heavy repeat around my house during the summer. The “Search for…

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