Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy New Year my CG's!!

I've had a busy start to my new year and I hope its not too late to wish you all a Happy New Year.

I know we are almost 2 months down with 10 to go, but I still had to get this one in with you guys. I actually wrote this 2 week of January... and damn it if life didn't get in the way a little. 
In the last two months I've already had a few highs and lows, but I'm back on a high again and trying to stay here. :)
I know there's so much talk about resolutions and if you've made any hopefully you're still on track. For me, my resolution was to not make any. Not that I will say out loud anyway. I have a few things I've told myself that I need to do that are imperative to my everyday happiness. But why ruin the surprise of your life improvements by blabbing about them... actions speak louder than words, right?!   

Anyway, I have some fun stuff to share with you to start the year off (better late than never!) so listen up!

I don't think I've told you this, but, I have a CRAZY obsession with Australia. On my Instagram (if you aren't following me you can do so by clicking here cutegirlzrock) I follow about 520 people/pages, and I would have to say about 150 of them are Australia based.... and growing. Everything they have and do there is so beautiful and creative. And I love how they have summer while we have winter... you get tons of eye candy from them while we freeze here. lol :)

I don't think there's a more fun word to start the new year off then with, Hooray! 

How stinkin' cute is this magazine! This is their 14th pub edition (Jan) and I've searched high and low to buy it and haven't had luck, so I have just been stalking their website like crazy to see new pictures and posts they may put up.

I have added a few inside pics they show below and you will die from cuteness for sure. 
I might have to make myself one of these gold crowns... super cute for a girls birthday party, or if you're like me and just want one. :)

When you visit their site you will see their mags keep getting better and better filled with fun crafty & creative ideas for parties, weddings, foods, desserts and everything else that makes you say Hooray! They have their February edition out now and its equally cute if not sweeter. 

So at the very least follow them on Instagram here hooraymagau

And because you know I love fun cocktails, I'll do my best to share a new amazing drink with you each time you hear from me. Since sprint hasn't sprung yet I can still share this one with you
First up!

This is the Winter White Cosmo

I've been wanting to make sugared cranberries and now I have a good reason! 
Here's what you'll need:

Cocktail: 1 shot citron vodka | 1 shot white cranberry juice | ½ shot Cointreau | 1 shot fresh lime juice

Garnish: Fresh mint | Sugar covered cranberries (can substitute with frozen cranberries or raspberries) | Red toothpicks or wooden skewers

1. Fill a small glass with ice.
2. Combine the cocktail ingredients and mix well. Adjust with extra lime or cranberry juice to suit your taste. There should be a fine balance between sweet & tart. Alternatively, you can shake up your ingredients with ice and strain into chilled martini glasses.
3. For the garnish, skewer mint sprigs and two sugar covered cranberries onto a toothpick. 4. Place on the rim of the glass (not in the drink) so that the sugar doesn’t melt. Let your guests use it to stir their cocktail. You might find that toothpicks are too short to balance on the rim of your glass. Substitute with wooden skewers instead. Cut them down to your desired size and proceed with the garnish.

Enjoy!! And Hooray! for the New Year! 

Loves & Hugs