Thanksgiving Cocktails

Happy {almost} Thanksgiving, loves! Since we’re both *not quite* adult enough to truly host a big Thanksgiving meal (apartment vs. house being the biggest factor), we aren’t usually asked to bring much – but we can make a mean cocktail, so that will be our contribution! Warm and fuzzy is our goal for a Thanksgiving cocktail, and these 4 drinks will do just that! Cheers to a wonderful visit with friends and family during the start to the holiday season. xo

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Clockwise from left:
Hot Rum Horchata
Salted Caramel White Russians
Hot chocolate with Cinnamon and Orange Liqueur
Chai Tea Cocktail


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Happy Weekend!

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And it’s the weekend again, yes! Christa and Curtis are off to Syracuse to visit our good old pal, Johnny B and his delightful girlfriend, Emily, this weekend! We’re all wishing Reg could join, womp womp. Reg will be nursing a cold, but hoping to check an aboretum tour off of her Boston bucket list!

Have a great weekend, all!


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Happy Weekend!

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Hey dolls, hope you all have a beautiful long weekend ahead of you, filled with lots of sunshine, bbq, and good vibes. We can’t wait to take it all in and have ourselves a great weekend with friends and fam. See ya on Wednesday!


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Christmas Eve Cocktails

With the hustle & bustle of Christmas going on around you, why not take a moment tomorrow evening to chill out with a friend or family member you haven’t seen in a while, and make them a festive cocktail? These four actually seem to embody almost all of the flavors that remind us of winter — citrus, rosemary, gingerbread, and peppermint — yes, please! So put on your party dresses, dust off your shakers, and have a very happy holiday!

In case you missed it, last year we rounded up four delicious looking cocktails as well. It’s becoming a bit of a new Christmas tradition 🙂 .

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Clockwise From Top Left:

Winter Citrus Punch

Pear Rosemary Flip

Peppermint White Christmas

Gingerbread Martini 


 

 

Happy Weekend!

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Morning all! Not sure about you guys, but we are so ready for this weekend to get started. This week felt extra long, probably because the weather was beautiful and we were cooped up indoors. Hope you all have a great couple of days, see you on Monday!

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Happy Weekend!

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Good morning loves. What do you all have going on this weekend? Christa and I are both knees deep in packing mode, lots to get done before our big apartment moves! My roommate and I will be picking out some new paint colors for our entry way and kitchen. We’re thinking a pretty pale gray to make the spaces feel light & airy with the hardwood floors and high ceilings, what do you think? Have a lovely weekend, all!

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Stoked on Spring

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Happy Monday, friends! Although Friday was the official first day of spring, it sure didn’t feel like it! The snow in Hartford continued into Saturday morning but lucky melted by the afternoon. Fingers crossed that we’re finally onto bigger and better things — like flowers, green grass and warmth! Now that spring has finally sprung – here’s what we’re excited about for this season…

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Happy Weekend!

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Ohh yes it’s here, the day we’ve we 9-5ers have all been waiting for. Was anyone else having a tough time waking up this week? We felt like each and every morning we were hitting the snooze button like, 47 times. Speaking of which, has anyone ever wondered why the iPhone’s snooze button is set for 9 minutes? I’ve heard it’s an homage to history. Anyways, hope you all have a wonderful couple of days off, and don’t forget to change your clocks forward!

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Happy Weekend!

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With an unexpected day off on Monday (MLK, Jr. Day), we’re seeing some cooking and cleaning in our future. We’re finally pulling ourselves back together after the whirlwind of the holidays, so this extra day will certainly be helpful! Hope you all have a good one!

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