National Rum Day

As most of you know, Mac & I like to have cocktail or two.  This means I’ll take a drink recipe and then add some type of alcohol. Today being Rum Day I thought I would share some beverages that I previously posted: Basil & Tea Mojito; Beer Mojito; Watermelon Slushie; and Apple Smash.

With rum being the alcohol in mojitos it only makes sense that 2 out of the 4 beverages are mojitos. The other beverage that I like is the basic Rum & Coke.  This is simply a shot of rum (can be spiced or regular) with a dark cola over ice. A squeeze of lime adds a nice twist. During the holidays, I do like a bit of spiced rum in my eggnog. So delicious!!

So no matter your preferences, have a nice drink with a dab of rum.

Candle Holders

When I was looking for stuff to sale at the Vintique Flea Market and my Furniture & Home Decor Sale, I came across these 2 metal candle holders. I thought they were appropriate because they are made of metal. I could not decide if I should paint them different colors. So they stayed their original color. What color would you paint them?

Camper Shell

Last week Mac & I found a camper shell for our truck. We spent 2 days in San Onofre trying to get it on the truck. The biggest issue was the hydraulic jacks were not working properly. What a pain. Finally on the truck and now sitting in the parking structure. Mac is trying to repair the jacks so we can get it off the truck and start making it ready for the animals. This is the first step in getting ready to move to Louisiana.

The next thing is deciding on what type of trailer or storage container to use for  moving. We haven’t decided whether to take the boat off the trailer and putting floor and sides on it or renting a POD or a UHaul truck. Still some time since we won’t be moving for at least 6 months or maybe a year. My son would like to purchase the place but can’t for at least 6 months so he is showing a good credit score. That works out fine.

The other thing we need to do is start going through all the stuff we have collected for 20 years living here. You know stuff in the garage, stuff in the shop and even stuff in the parking structure. Not to mention everything in the house.

Trent’s Birthday

Today is my son, Trent’s 34th birthday. Here is a picture of him 30 years ago. Isn’t he a cutie!!

I made him a seasoning & snack pack that included 4 seasonings (Crazy Herb, Garlic & Chive, Turkish and Spicy Indian), 2 popcorn containers, microwave popcorn and a can of chips.

Since I did not have a plain gift bag large enough, I took this brown bag

and printed a birthday cake. Then glued it onto the bag.

I have been able to get all my homemade and hand crafted gifts completed on time this year. I have also been making hand colored cards with my thoughts printed on them. Just another personal touch.

 

National Refreshment Day

Today is Refreshment Day. When I hear refreshment, I think of a cool and light beverage.  Today I will be sharing a recipe for a Lemon Mint Cocktail

 

1 handful fresh mint
Juice of 1 lime (approx. ¼ c)
2 12 oz. cans frozen lemonade
3 c. vodka
3 c. club soda

 

 

Place handful of fresh mint leaves, lime juice and 1 can frozen lemonade in a blender for 10 minutes. No skimping on the blending time. You need to let it run to chop the mint into minuscule pieces.

Add the second can of lemonade and blend one more minute. Pour into a pitcher with the vodka and club soda. To serve, fill glasses with ice then pour in the lemonade mixture. Garnish with fresh mint if desired.