The Guilt-Free Hazelnut Spread

The Guilt-Free Hazelnut Spread

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I love the name brand hazelnut spreads but I rarely partake in them because I know they aren’t the healthiest. There are rare occasions that I like to indulge, so I tend to buy a jar to enjoy with fruit. However, did you know there is a better option?

I am so excited to share the guilt-free hazelnut spread with you! Yes, a product does exist! You can still enjoy a sweet treat!

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Create Your Own Craft Cocktails

 Create Your Own Craft Cocktails

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I’m a Jack and Coke kind of girl. Although it’s my signature drink, I’m always up for trying something new. After all, life is all about experiencing different flavors, cultures, and adventures. One way I indulge in this is through craft cocktails. I’m just fascinated by the unique combinations bartenders around the world come up with. Recently, I got to try my hand at making some unique cocktails thanks to Shaker & Spoon.

Shaker and Spoon Craft Cocktails kit ingredients

The brand was kind enough to send me their October 2017 Austin Without Limits Box.  Inspired by the “Live Music Capital of the World”, and one of my favorite cities, this box features drink recipes from three of Austin’s hottest bartenders. In addition to the recipes, each box comes with glossary card and enough contents to make 12 cocktails. All I had to do was add the liquor and the barware.

Craft Cocktails Goes to Austin

One of my favorite things about this box was that each recipe could be made with either Bourbon or Tequila. If you’ve ever been to Texas, you know both are popular choices. I like my dark liquor, so I made two of the drinks with Bourbon and one with Tequila. Next time, I might switch it up.

Craft Cocktails - The Beat Goes On

First up, I decided to fill my rocks glass with The Beat Goes On. Created by Jessica Sanders, award-winning bartender and owner of Austin’s drink.well., this craft cocktail ups the ante on the Old Fashioned.

The recipe required me to mix the included Spiced Mojo Syrup, orange bitters, Hella Bitters Aromatic Cocktail Bitters, anise pod, and lemon with my bourbon. My The Beat Goes On came out perfectly thanks to the easy to follow instructions. In just three simple steps, I was sipping my way through the rich, smoky, yet sweet flavor of my craft cocktail. It kind of made me nostalgic for the trip I took with my mom to Austin last April. I know she would have loved this drink as much I did.

Craft Cocktails - Huarache Nights

Next, I took to Rainey Street in Austin for a cocktail inspired by Chris Bostick, owner of Half Step. Recently named to Esquire TV’s Best Bars in America, Bostick knows a thing or two about making your taste buds sing with to the delight of his Huarache Nights.

For this craft cocktail, I gave my tequila a shake alongside the box’s Ginger Grenadine Experimental Syrup, lime juice, soda water and lime zest. The results were a Collins glass filled with both smokiness and sweetness. The ginger, lime and pomegranate flavors mixed perfectly with the tequila. I could imagine drinking Huarache Nights while sitting outside with friends listening to some great music.

Craft Cocktails - Masour

Last, but certainly not least comes the most unique cocktails I’ve ever made, the MaSour. Created by award-winning bartender Caer Ferguson, the MaSour is inspired by Texas’s first female governor. In addition to being the first woman to govern Texas, Mariam “Ma” Ferguson also worked to repeal Prohibition. She was a woman after my own heart.

I was excited and apprehensive about trying the MaSour. First off, it uses a raw egg white and secondly, it required me to fat-wash my bourbon. Fat-washing is a technique used by bartenders to add savory flavors to liquor. In this instance, I would be adding browned, salted butter. I love the flavor of brown butter. It’s rich and smoky.

After fat-washing the bourbon and following a few more steps, I was ready to fill my coupe. I topped it off with the charred flavor of a cinnamon stick and took a sip. My MaSour was an absolute delight. It was rich and creamy, yet somehow still light. I loved it, even more, knowing the bartender who created it had asked Shaker & Spoon to donate 50% of her proceeds to the Houston Humane Society. Sounds like a true Austinite to me.

My Craft Cocktail Experience

I absolutely loved everything about my Austin Without Limits box. It was so much fun creating my own craft cocktails. I can’t wait to try it again or to share them with friends. I also think these boxes would make a great gift for cocktail lovers, or anyone who likes to experiment with flavors.

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Do you like craft cocktails? Which drink from the box do you want to try?

 

 

Simple Steam Mop For Any Household

Simple Steam Mop For Any Household

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I prefer to use natural and eco-friendly cleaning products and solutions when cleaning around the home. A few months ago, I was introduced to using steam to help sanitize around our home with one product. Since then, we’ve had a cleaner home without chemicals. One product allows us the versatility to use steam to clean and sanitize many types of surfaces, mattresses, furniture, and clothes.

Are you ready for a simple steam mop for any household?

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Inspired To Spring Clean And Redecorate

Inspired To Spring Clean And Redecorate

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A few months ago, my son and I moved back home with my parents. It was quite a change for the both of us. Since then, I have been working towards helping my parents clean and redecorate. They’ve been meaning to update their home. So far, they’ve updated the curtains in the room that my son and I now sleep in.

Are you feeling inspired to spring clean and redecorate? We have a few suggestions to get you started!

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Go Eco-Friendly And Organize Your Makeup Tools

Go Eco-Friendly And Organize Your Makeup Tools
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I like to update my makeup tools or at least add to my collection. I like to have at least two of each type of brush, that way, I have a backup when one is being cleaned. I also like to have extras available for travel.

If you are looking to change up your makeup tools, we have easy tips to go eco-friendly and organize your makeup tools!

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Extra TLC For Your Hair In Winter

Extra TLC For Your Hair In Winter

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

When the winter months hit, I am reminded that I need to take extra care with my scalp and hair. Both get super dry and my hair gets frizzy with flyaways! Suave Hair Gold offers a variety of hair care products you can try for your hair based on your needs!

Need help with your hair? We can’t wait to share our tips on extra TLC for your hair in the winter!

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How To Refresh Your Skincare Routine For Winter

How To Refresh Your Skincare Routine For Winter

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

Now that Winter is in full swing, I’ve noticed a change in my skin and hair. When the seasons change, I am always reminded of changing up my skincare routine as well! When the weather starts to cool down, I find myself using more moisturizer for my face and lotion for my body!

Are you ready for a simple tips to refresh your skincare routine for winter?

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Bring The Spa Home With You

Bring The Spa Home With You!Beauty Brite Disclosure

I love going to the spa especially in the winter months! It seems not only that the weather takes a toll on my skin, it also takes a toll on my mood! Every time I go into a spa the first thing I normally notice is the smell as soon as I walk in. It is always so calming and soothing and takes me away from my everyday stresses immediately.

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Become Your Own Sushi Chef

Become Your Own Sushi Chef 

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I love sushi. I could eat a Spicy Tuna Roll every single day. Just give me some spicy mayo, fresh fish and veggies, wasabi and low sodium soy sauce and I’m in my happy place. As much as I adore going out for sushi, I’ve always been curious about trying to make my own at home. So, you can imagine my excitement when I was given the chance to try Global Grub’s DIY Sushi Rolls Kit.

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Different Ways To Use Mason Jars

Ways to use your mason jars
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Are you trying to get a little creative with decorating or making use of what you have? I have a love for mason jars, and there are so many different ways that you can use them. After being sent some Ball® Spiral Regular Mouth Pint Mason Jars ($8.99/4 count) to test out, I thought, why not share the different ways you can use them?

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