Friday Favorites

It’s been a while, but here goes!  Happy November!

OMG, OMG, OMG Starbucks holiday drinks and red cups are back! Now I get to have those delicious little chocolate curls on top of my peppermint mochas again!

 

Spraking of the return of holiday drinks at Starbucks… Peppermint mocha and the new Taylor Swift RED CD!

 

The Vampire Diaries is one of the best shows on TV. I look forward to it every week! You can catch up with past seasons on Netflix if you haven’t already been watching. I HIGHLY recommend this show! It has tons of action, drama, lots of plot twists, and great character development. (Also, Damon is kind of, well, let’s be honest here. He’s hot.)

 

Chester and Bella were all tuckered out after greeting trick-or-treaters!

Decorating pumpkins this year was so much fun! I really enjoyed getting creative with non-caving options. Though I had fun carving a witchy Hello Kitty, too!

 

Gotta love Fedora Thursdays, which my friends and I made up. I got this one at Target, and I just love it! I got lots of compliments, too!

Hope you enjoyed!  What are some of your favorite things from this week?

 

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Toasting with “Sparklers”

Looking for a fun cocktail to celebrate Independence Day this year?  I was lucky enough to find berries buy-one-get-one-free this week, and wanted to find fun ways to enjoy them.  This was one of the first things that popped into my head!

Ingredients:

  • Sparkling wine or Champagne (I prefer Asti because it is relatively sweet)
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries

And it’s just that easy!  Make sure that you wash the fruit before using it.  I try to wash only what I am going to use (you can always wash more as you go) because it helps the fruit last longer if you don’t wash it until you’re ready to use it!  Put a couple of raspberries and a few blueberries in the bottom of the glass, pour the sparkling wine (hence “sparklers”) or Champagne over the berries, and enjoy!

What do you think of the name?  I came up with it myself!

I just love this idea because it’s a super easy way to make a festive and delicious drink to celebrate the 4th of July!  Asti is pretty much my favorite thing to sip anyway, and I adore summer berries, so I am really enjoying this combination!

This is all you need!

These berries look AMAZING!

Looks so pretty already!

Delicious!

Do you have any fun drinks for the Fourth?  Please share in the comments section, I’d love to hear your ideas!

XOXO

 

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my post from last year for more 4th of July ideas!