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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

*Recipe* Frosé

AKA Frozen Rosé.  That's right, how have I never thought of this before?  This recipe is so much fun and such a great drink for beside the pool.  Rosé is so much fun on it's own so adding some strawberries and vodka?  come on!


1 Bottle of Rosé
2 cups sliced strawberry and more for garnish
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup vodka (I used whipped cream vodka)
2 tbsp grenadine (I used 1tbsp simple syrup instead because of the added sweetness of the whipped cream vodka but grenadine would be great)


Pour the Rosé into ice cure trays and freeze completely (overnight or about 8 hours.

Combine the strawberries and sugar in the blender and let sit at room temp for about 10 mins to release the berry's juice.  

Add the Vodka, Grenadine and Rosé cubes.

Blend the mixture on high until smooth.

Pour into glasses and garnish with strawberries.

thanks for the recipe!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fab Friday Faves 8.26.16

Happy Friday and greetings from sunny Florida!  We made it home to the house and are enjoying every minute.  We had a lot of work to do when we got back as we were a little over grown since I haven't been back in a while but everything is looking great now.  We are headed to the beach shortly, so I should keep this update short and sweet!  Everyone enjoy your weekend, and everyone in Florida, stay safe in the upcoming possible storms!

1. Yesterday, Josh and I went into Tampa, technically where we live, for the first time in over a year other than the airport.  We went there with the intention of walking the 2.4 mile Tampa River Walk.  We parked by the Aquarium so we decided to check that out first.  It is a pretty awesome little aquarium with mostly local animals.  I am going to do a longer post on our day so I won't spoil it too much.  We then had lunch at Hablo Taco which was awesome and tried to do the river walk but we got one mile in and it was just to hot!  So we will wait until winter or at least an evening.  We then went down to Ybor City, where we stayed when we first came exploring the area.  It was a great day!

2. I know this picture says it's # 4, my bad.  Anyway, I really missed the pool, and I brought  Mr. Flamingo to join in the fun in the sun.  

3. On Saturday we went into Alexandria for brunch at Columbia Firehouse (an actual beautifully redone three story firehouse) and a walk.  Brunch was awesome with biscuits gravy and Southern Benedict and Alexandria is always and amazing place to walk with all the history and neat things to see.  

4. We went for lunch at LBC in Palm Harbor yesterday and I tried the Ace Pineapple Cider that they had on tap.  So delicious and summery and refreshing!  If you see it, buy some, you won't be disappointed!

 5. I got these super cute MUDD booties at Kohls on the weekend for my Nashville girls trip.  They are so cute and so comfy, perfect for fall.

Today I'm linking up with:

Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife

Paula @ Sincerely, Paula

Erika @ The Slaughters

Rebecca @ XOXO Rebecca

Lauren @ Style Elixir

Tif @ Bright On A Budget

April @ A. Liz Adventures

Amy @ The Farmer's Wife

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Saskatchewan 2016 Pt. 1

So I am sure most of you know that I spent about a month in Saskatchewan again this summer.  It was great and I love my home province more and more every time I return to it.  I saw a lot of people and did a lot as usual, so I am just putting up a quick review of everything.  I always take a ton of pictures so be prepared for that, as well as the fact that a large majority of them are of clouds and cats.  Enjoy!

My first glimpse of the gorgeous patchwork that is Saskatchewan.  Better than last year... it was so smokey we didn't know we were landing until we were on the ground!

My parents weren't able to come get me right away so Michelle picked me up and we went for lunch and to my favorite Farmer's Market in the world.  I got some wine and some fruit and some other fun things.  

Lunch was Poutine and a Caesar, my two favorite Canadian things, at hudson's Canadian Tap House.

Early the next day, in the pouring rain my parents and my brother picked me up and we stopped for lunch at Rock Creek and I got poutine again.

Jesse drove us home.

Greeted by my favorite pups.

Exploring the farm.

I managed to get my hands on a lot of Tim Hortons...  this was my first one.

And then I went gambling with my mom and grandma.  Three generations playing the slots!

Annnd, here are the cats.  A lot of them.  I am always in heaven even though only like five can ever be held.  

 complained so much that the hairy monster got a haircut!

Sweet old car in Kyle.

My first big prairie storm.

Mom's birthday supper and estivates with the fam.

My first walk at the Landing.  So beautiful!

Drinks with Miranda and Jesse.  Paralyzer!

And the Walleye Derby boat parade, a Miranda and Tanya tradition but we didn't get that much candy this year.

Mom's birthday trip to a few places around Saskatoon.  I did a whole blog on this day already, check it out here.

A pretty flax field.

At Solar Gardens, the succulent farm and restaurant.

My delicious lunch.I also had more poutine.

A canola field.

Playing mini golf.

More Canola.

At the Berry Barn.

White Bear for supper!

Back down at the Landing.

My giant mosquito coil.

The always talented Saskatchewan Express.


A morning hike.

We went on a girls trip out to Rabbit Hill.  Always a great time!

Cows in the Valley.

Another massive storm as seen from the Landing.  This dropped hail as big as my hand all over the river valley for miles.  

Roasting hot dogs.


Mom, Jim, Jesse and I went to Ag in Motion in my old stomping grounds of Langham.  We had an awesome day being all farmy.

Back at the river.

Cutest kitty pile!

Bean picking.

I went and spent a day with Miranda in Swift.  We caught Pokemon.

And watched another storm.

I drove back to the farm and finished watching it from there.

Part two of my trip will happen sometime soon!