Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summertime Fruit Inspired Mojitos!

Perfect time of the year to find new reasons to have yummy cocktails - cannot go wrong with any of the summertime fruit infused rum drinks!  Presenting seven of my favorite Fruity Mojito Recipes -
Not sure which one to try for this weekend? Start with fruit that is in season in your coastal town!

For us on the Northern California Coast, that would definitely be strawberries...

1. Don't these strawberry, minty mojitos look delish?  Recipe Discovered at Joyful Healthy Eats (cute blog!)

2. When we were still Pacific Northwest Dwellers - Blackberry would be my absolute go-to!
Complete Recipe can be found at Divine Lifestyle

3.  Tom would vote for Blueberries every day if I would let him!  He grew up in Portland, the Blueberry capital of the Pacific Northwest... Found this minty blueberry concoction at Baking

4. Another new fave here in California is Peaches! This year, we have an absolute crazy crop of goodness, this might be on my list to try this weekend - from LipGlossandCrayons  Love the idea of taking out my collection of vintage canning jars.....

5. yummm..... watermelon!  August is the perfect time to scoop up fresh,
ripe red watermelons.   Looks like a great combination of flavors from Watch What You Eat

6. Must not forget Raspberry and Mint Mojito! Another summer favorite fruit that we simply cannot get enough of - Recipe Found Here

7.  OOOOOO - this mojito cocktails looks so rich and delish!  Mango Mojitos with a easy twist - Nutmeg Nanny recommends using mango nectar to avoid the whole peeling mess.   That is an idea that I can get on board with!

Must haves - Pretty Glassware to show off your gorgeous summer fruit!

 Dancing Dolphin Etched DOF Glassware (we have these and love them!

Enjoy National Rum Day!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Creating a New Small Foyer for a Coastal Home

First thing on my list this weekend is creating a small foyer space - our old apartment didn't really have an "entry", but the closet was huge and we had a ton of space to hang up our coats, sweaters, and tuck away beach boots.  Our new home is a little bit different; entry way with tiny closet (we can't even fit all of all our coats in it!) complete with terrible lighting. (actually NO lighting in the closet)  Plus we are walking on the beach every day, tracking in sand (not really upset about that!) - as you can probably guess we need to make this space work better for us.

Collecting ideas for a small space...

This is actually my favorite idea! A bamboo hall tree like this would work perfectly!  Am carrying my measuring tape in my purse into every local vintage and antique store in our area to find just the right size, so far I haven't found exactly what I want.  But I do love the hunt!

(all images and sources can be found on our Pinterest Board - Welcome to the Beach House)

P.S. We do have some great wall hook ideas on our site!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Friday Cocktails - The Dark and Stormy

So yummy and super easy to make! This has been our go-to cocktail for the summer - love the refreshing taste of ginger beer combined with rum and lime. 
A tropical treat for a hot steamy August weekend...

 P.S. Shown with my vintage cocktail glasses (I have a slight addiction to vintage barware!) and Tom's vintage traveling cocktail case. We took the ingredients to a weekend get away in Healdsburg with Tom's college roommate...

For One Cocktail:

3 oz. Goslings Black Seal Rum (the coolest label!)
4 oz. Ginger Beer
Lime Wedges for Garnish

Instructions: Combine the rum and ginger beer in an ice-filled highball glass, and stir to combine. Garnish with lime wedges.

(Adapted from Coastal Living's Beach Cocktails Recipes)

Have a great weekend!

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