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Must Drink Cocktail + Our Weekend

Apr 16, 2012

I have to share with you the tastiest cocktail ever. One of my readers (Thanks Mandy) emailed me a recipe for an Elderflower Martini. I made them Friday night for my sister and I and we both loved them! It was such a fun new cocktail to try! Elderflower Liquor is so good. It is a little sweet and normally I don’t like sweet drinks but the acidity of the lemon and grapefruit really helped to cut the sweetness down. We both happily went back for seconds.

ELDERFLOWER MARTINI (makes two cocktails)
4 shots Vodka
half a grapefruit squeezed
2 shots St Germain Elderflower Liquor
1 lemon juiced
Shake all in a martini shaker and enjoy.

If you aren’t familiar, this what Elderflower Liquor looks like. It is a flavored liquor and so tasty. I think it would also be delish in champagne.

Here we are enjoying our martinis!

On Saturday night we had a sprinkle for my dear friend Caycee. She is due in 3 weeks and looks amazing! She is having a baby girl and couldn’t be more excited! I wish I had taken more pictures but she got the cutest gifts.

My little man is obsessed with sunglasses. He wants to wear them all the time. He even accosted a little girl at the park trying to take her glasses.

If you need a new activity to try with your kids try shell painting. My friend Erin told me about this idea and Sterling loved it. We went to beach Saturday and collected shells and then sat outside and painted them. I always save old egg cartons to use to squirt the paint in, keeps the colors separated and works great. Sterling still keeps saying “paint shells.” Kept him occupied for a little which was nice:)

Piperlime is having 20 percent off the whole site today, so go get your shop on!
I am thinking about getting this maxi dress. It is only $69, so with the additional 20 percent off it will be a real steal.
Ark and Co Colorblock Maxi Dress

I also really want this Michael Stars maxi dress. I love Michael Stars dresses. They fit so well and you can wash them (I hate dry cleaning it is so expensive). They have alot of stretch in them too, so you preggers girls could totally wear them now and later. This dress comes in turquoise and orange which color do ya’ll like best?
Michael Stars Smocked Strapless Maxi

Can you tell I love a Maxi Dress? I live in them during the Summer! Happy Monday, hope your week is off to a great start!

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  1. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Ohh I might just have to try that 'tini! I don't like sweet either! Sounds delish! Its so nice that you and your sister are able to get together often! Sterling is adorable and I love his curls! I just saw that email for Piperlime, and I am headed over there right now!

  2. Cocktail looks delicious. You know your way around a bar, for sure! šŸ™‚

  3. That drink sounds amazing! and I'm so mad about piperlime šŸ˜‰ Just shopped (a lot) there YESTERDAY! lol Figures šŸ˜‰

  4. great idea about the egg cartons! A little nervous to try out paints with Wells. What brand/type do you use with Sterling?

  5. Yum that cocktail sounds delicious. And love all of the dresses! The orange is so fun

  6. order soon, I just did and the S was the only size left! ended up being $55, what a steal!

  7. I'm so making this cocktail this weekend!!! Yum!

  8. Oooo loving that first maxi dress!! I'm totally getting a Splendid skirt today off the site. And I also want that martini! Yum!

  9. Kara says:

    My sister was just telling my how delicious that drink is! I am going to have to try one. Love the Maxi's!

  10. Love your top in that picture with your sister! You need to get Sterling some little ray bans!

  11. Nat says:

    This is too funny I had a drink this weekend called a Cucumber moon with St Germain Elderflower Liquor in it. I had never heard of it before but the drink was so good!
    Sterling look is too cute in your sunglasses! I say go with the orange- fun color

  12. Taylor says:

    thanks for the heads up about piperlime! and that cocktail looks delicious, the bottle is so pretty too!


  13. That is such a good idea for an activity with the little peeps! I'm always looking for stuff to keep them busy, especially with the impending doom, er, I mean heat (c: And speaking of, I need some maxi dresses this year and those are amazing…

  14. Maggieb says:

    Sprinkle?! — small shower?? šŸ™‚

  15. I have been a quiet reader for some time now. I am 19 (a college freshman in new england) and I look forward to your blog every morning. I check it everyday without fail and your fashion, obsessions, health, and decor proves how impeccable your style is. You have the most adorable family and the girls on my hall love reading the blog with me because we hope our life is that amazing when we get married. Though I never comment, I just thought you should know that we love designer bags and dirty diapers and we will continue reading for a long time!! xoxo.


  16. How fun! I am in love with maxi dresses too…so gorgeous! That first one is to die for.
    Really loving your blog, the name is too cute!
    If you have the time, I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow! šŸ™‚

    Taylor {CoverGirl and Converse}

  17. yum. that cocktail looks perfect for spring! can't wait to try it! and what is a sprinkle? ha. im dying to know – it may be my new fav word!

  18. Jill says:

    that new cocktail sounds right up my alley!!

    go get that dress, its fab

  19. Bud and Leo says:

    ahhahaha Sterling loves to wear his sunglasses at night šŸ™‚

  20. That cocktail sounds DELICIOUS!!!! Your little one is so adorable!! Just found your blog šŸ™‚

    Dominique @ http://comfycozycouture.blogspot.com

  21. jessica says:

    you are looking so pretty in cocktail and your out fit is awesome just you need is branded bags to complete you personality.