Toast to Tuesday

Glossies Made Me Do It – July 2017

It’s time for another edition of “Glossies Made Me Do It”.  Link up with Happy Pretty Sweet or Shooting Stars Mag to join the fun.


Oprah’s puppy pictures made me say “awwwww”

“A home without dogs is like a library without books”

This quote from Oprah made me smile because dogs and books are both close to my heart ❤️ too.


The July issue of Essence featured the new movie Girls Trip starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall & Tiffany Haddish. The movie (and Essence Fest) takes place in New Orleans which made me remember how much I enjoyed our trip to NOLA


Redbook’s July cover model is the beautiful Tracee Ellis Ross. She has a 2 page interview and I would love to find a dress like the striped one she wears on page 87.

“Make Some Amazing Memories” on pages 88- 94 has ideas for fun things to do in the summertime – also  check out the Style and Savings Summer Fun List

Better Homes & Gardens

Page 124 has simple recipes for refreshing mixed drinks! I decided to try the Watermelon- Berry Limeade

To make two drinks, I doubled the recipe

If you have no space in your budget or kitchen for yet another gadget, use a drinking straw as a strawberry huller!

I substituted coconut water for 4 shots of Malibu and added a splash of lime juice

After blending and pouring, I really enjoyed this tasty & tropical drink

That’s all until next month – click here for previous glossy posts


Toast to Tuesday: Signature Drinks

The most expensive part of a wedding is not the wedding – it’s the reception. Serving food, drinks and cake to all of your guests really adds up. One way to save money on the bar tab is  by having a Signature Drink.

If you want your guests to dance and keep the party going, you are probably having a bar and in general as a hostess, your guests shouldn’t have to pay for drinks at a cash bar. Really – Miss Manners says so. Your open bar doesn’t have to be a full bar though – just keep it simple with beer, wine, and a signature cocktail.

Having a signature cocktail is a fun way to incorporate your theme, wedding colors, personality, or honeymoon destination. My cousin and her new husband were headed to Antigua, and their signature cocktail was a tropical blue drink called Antigua Breeze.

Since we are headed to a warm-weather locale (to be revealed later), I’m also going for a tropical umbrella drink .


MALIBU Piña Colada                                                  

Malibu  Run’s Pina Colada                                      The Original Mai Tai


What is your favorite cocktail? 



To Travel & Beyond     

Toast to Tuesday: Dirty Apple

This drink is inspired by one of my favorite shows – Desperate Housewives. For the first 3 seasons this was how Mommy and I spent Sunday nights. When I was away at college, watching from my dorm room, I knew she was watching too. We would talk and laugh about it later, trying to guess what would happen next. 

There are several reasons to love Desperate Housewives:

the friendship

desperate housewives.

the mystery

It's the age old question, isn't it? ~ Bree Van De Kamp ~ Desperate Housewives Quotes ~ Season 1, Episode 2 ~ Ah, But Underneath:

the drama

and the comedy

When she revealed how domestic she is.

For a while, all 7 seasons of Desperate Housewives were on Netflix, but now I’m lucky to have come across the Season 1 DVD Set on Yerdle 

Cheers to the ladies of Wisteria Lane!

1 1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur

1 1/2 oz warm milk

4 oz hot apple cider


Eat Drink and Be Mary       Martinis & Bikinis