Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TAKE A SIP: CLASSIC STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI

Alright, the "last hurrah of summer" continues!

Today's recipe isn't one of my out-there, random, themed recipes- it's just a good old classic Strawberry Daiquiri.
Sweet, tart, fruity-and dangerously easy to drink...

What you'll need to make it happen:
-1 cup fresh strawberries
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/4 cup sprite
- ice

How to make it happen:
 - Blend ice, rum, triple sec, strawberries, and lime juice
- Top with Sprite & stir
- Garnish with lime wedge & strawberry slice
(I know, soooo difficult, right?)

So there you have it, One last hurrah for summer drink!

What drink would you sip on to say goodbye to summer?


xo, lp




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Monday, September 15, 2014

LAST HURRAH OF SUMMER

Happy Monday, friends!

Fall is officially coming into the Midwest - so I figured I'd dedicate this week on the blog to one last hurrah for summer.
I'm guessing this will be the last week with 70 degree temps, so might as well enjoy it while it's here, right?
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Here's what's good lately:


Can't. Get. This. Song. Out. Of. My. Head.

To squeeze the last bit of nice weather out, Michael and I went camping & canoeing. 
The 2 am wakeup to 35 degree weather was a little unfortunate, but during the day? 
You just can't beat this view:

Channeling warmer weather through this Madewell pouch:

....And these necklaces! Left or right??

Later this week: One LAAAST summer drink recipe. It's a classic crowd pleaser!

ALSO Later this week: How to De-Stink-ify your Summer Shoes (yes, really!)

Alright, now that I'm done being all over the place,

How are you holding onto summer still?
Bonus points if it's with Madewell clutches, like me.

xo, lp




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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

TAKE A BITE: SUMMER GUMMI BEAR MINI CUPCAKES

Labor Day has come and gone, but I'm just going to hold onto summer for fewww weeks longer.

These cupcakes scream SUMMER...er...END OF SUMMER!
So- if you're having a "I'm not ready for fall to come yet" party, be sure to make these sweet gummi cupcakes!
Just your average gummi bears chillin' in gummi tubes.
What you'll need to make it happen:
- Gummi Bears
- Lifesaver Gummies
-  White Cupcake Mix OR Recipe
- Vanilla Frosting
- Blue Food Coloring

How to Make it Happen:
Step 1: Bake your cupcakes!
Step 2: Color your frosting blue & frost your cupcakes when cooled - using a frosting knife to pull up on the frosting, making waves.
Step 3: Squeeze a gummy bear into a gummi lifesaver and voila! You have the cutest little mini cupcakes ever.  

Not a bad end of summer treat, right?

I brought these in to work (as I do with all sweet treats) and they were a big hit!

How are you celebrating the end of summer?
If you make these, be sure to Instagram them and tag me (@lpodlich) so I can see your awesome handywork!

xo, lp




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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SHAKE IT OFF!

 Oh my dear friends!

Long time no chat. 
I've been a little MIA lately- because..uh..SUMMER.

Here's what's up lately:

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Horizontal striped chambray y'all, it's what's good for fall.
(and this necklace, of course)

Anyone else diggin' Taylor Swift's new song? I don't really love her that much, but this song is SO dang catchy!

Hurray for accidental patriotism!
shirt (similar) /jeans/tote

 This weekend was a wedding weekend in Minnesota- Michael was the Best Man, and my GOODNESS did he look good!
 We got the chance to see a ton of friends- and of course snapped an Ellen selfie with a few of them:

Enough of the past, let's look forward, shall we?
Tomorrow's recipe is a sendoff to summer...it's a pretty delicious one too.


How was your Labor Day weekend?
Anyone else have a wedding to go to? (I expect to see pictures on Instagram if you did!)

xo, lp

Sunday, August 24, 2014

brb.

 Hello lovelies!

I know I've been MIA for a little bit, but I figure it's time to fully appreciate the end of summer!

We have a wedding this weekend that Michael is the Best Man in, and we'll be travelling a lot...thus...this blog gets neglected.

I'll see you after Labor Day, mmmmkay?

In the meantime, if you need some B&B lovin', just go HERE!

xo, lp


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BEST BITES: SUMMER STRAWBERRY GALETTE

It's still summertime, which means I'm going to milk every single second of it!

I actually made this galette a little while ago when we went strawberry picking, but completely forgot to post it!

It's simple, delicious, and pretty lovely too!
What you'll need to make it happen:
-1 pre-made pie dough
- 3 cups cut strawberries 
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons flour

How to make it happen:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: Mix strawberries with sugar, zest, salt, and flour in a bowl and drain out excess liquid.
Step 3: Roll out dough and begin to layer out strawberries in circles, forming heap in the middle (yes, heap 'em up! they'll bake down, I promise!)
Step 4: Fold over dough (like pictures below) and bake in oven for 22-24 minutes. Bake until golden brown & enjoy!


There it is, friends.
Super sweet- with a tart lemony bite! I'm a fan of it on its own- but if you love vanilla ice cream, i'm sure that would be fabulous with this!

What is your favorite summer dessert?
Anything with strawberries is good in my book!

xo, lp



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