Thursday, March 03, 2016

Just stopping by for an update!!

I know, I know....I said I would be back and it's been like 3 years now. OK, maybe not that long, but it certainly feels like it. We've been super busy in the O'Neil household. So many things going on and so little time to write.

And, I'll be honest....when there is time to write, I'm probably doing something A LOT less productive. Like watching tv or sleeping.

But I think about you guys all the time! I promise!!

Earlier this week I was talking with Mike, my husband for those of you who forgot, and he said to me, "Have you posted in your blog lately?" And for Mike to even think about my blog is something. I told him no and he replied, "So none of your blog friends or followers even know whats going on?". And I got to thinking....

Unless you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (leggs532)....you have no idea!! Well...we have some news! And this time it's not a teaser!!


We're adding a new member to our pit crew!!

Yup. You read that right!! No more dranks for me! I have to admit it's been a long 5 months, so far....but I'm holding over with some O'Douls and mocktails. Not as much fun, but I can deal, I guess. 

So believe me, my posts would be boring and baby based if I was still blogging. Not as much fun as my old ones. But, I'll eventually be back, I hope.

I do have to admit that it's been kind of nice not "having" to blog. I used to stress about how many posts I got in a week and whether or not I would lose followers if I didn't blog, and truth is....there are more important things than blogging. At least for me right now. 

So....for the moment, if you want to keep up with the daily struggles of pregnant, non-drinking Kristin.....follow me on Instagram or Snapchat!!

SMOOCHEZZZ!!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

I'll Be Back

In case you haven't noticed, I've been a horrible blogger lately. Life seriously got hectic this summer and truthfully, I have no excuse other than...the moments I could sit and relax felt too good to give up. So...I'm taking a short hiatus. Probably only a few weeks, so don't forget about me! Once school gets underway you can count on some interesting stories. Until then...Cheers!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: #tbt Raspberry Beer Cocktail

Happy Thursday! Are you thursty yet?

I know, I know. It's another throwback, but it's better than not doing anything at all, right? Sorry guys. But....today is my last student day for the summer so I should be back to normal next week!!! I promise!! Until then.....


It's been so absolutely gorgeous over these past few days and this weekend. It rained a little but my plants could totally have used it and now they are blooming beautifully!!

This week I tried out another beer cocktail. I loved the last one and since it's so nice outside I thought I would make something we could keep in a pitcher and just pour. We usually have our goto Arnold Palmeranians stocked up in the fridge but they're getting a little old lately, so this is a great change.


One thing that's really nice about this is how refreshing it is. Beer sometimes bloats me in the summertime but it's so much easier to grab a beer and do yard work then have to keep track of your cocktail and keep mixing. This is a little of the best of both worlds.

And the raspberry. I love how it adds just enough flavor without overpowering the cocktail with a fruity taste. It keeps it light, but blends in nicely with the pink lemonade.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail
1 cup raspberries, frozen or fresh
2/3 container pink lemonade concentrate, or raspberry lemonade concentrate.
1/2 cup vodka
3 Coronas

Add raspberries and muddle just a little. Add pink lemonade, and vodka to pitcher. Mix well. Pour Coronas into mixture. Enjoy!! Cheers!




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Thursday, July 23, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: Watermelon Margarita

Happy Thursty Thursday!!

Here we are on Thursday already. I'm sorry this week got away from me again. I haven't been able to do much blogging over this summer but I hope to be better. I know I said that on Monday but I'm sure once my summer program is over and I can get back on track I'll be good.

Until then, you can...almost...always count on my for Thursty Thursday!!

A friend posted a video to my Facebook timeline last week and when I watched it I knew it would be my next Thursty Thursday drink. It looked so delicious and refreshing and with our 90 degree temps lately I couldn't wait to make it and feel it slide down my throat. It didn't disappoint. It was super refreshing and delicious, but not as sweet as I had anticipated. I think next time I would experiment with a little simple syrup rather than just add sugar right to the mixture. Maybe even a little juice of some type or more triple sec.

But either way, if you like watermelon you will love this!



Watermelon Margarita
3.5 cups watermelon, cubed
1/2 cup tequila
3 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. triple sec
lime for garnish

Cit a slice of lime and run it around the rim of the glass. Then rim the glass in sugar. In a blender, blend watermelon, tequila, lime juice, sugar, and triple sec. Add ice to sugar rimmed glass. Pour over ice. Cheers!!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

I've Been Found!!



Sorry for the little hiatus. Summer is always a little crazy and this one is no different. The new summer job is a little stressful but I'm having fun with it and enjoying not having to actually teach this summer. Plus I've been spending some time with the little cuties above and I wouldn't take that time away for anything.

Aaaand...I'm sorry for missing Thursty Thursday last week. Truthfully I completely forgot until Thursday night. By then I figured it was too late. I promise I'll try to be a little better this week.

Cheers!!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: #TBT Bourbon Slush

Happy Thursty Thursday!!

I posted this one a while back, but it's really more of a summer drink so I'm reposting. No complaining. It's for your own good!!

I was sitting just the other day, telling Mike that I wanted to make more of that Bourbon Slush. This is so good and would be the perfect cool down for these hot hot days we've been having. Matter of fact, I'm pretty sure I could sit outside in a kiddie pool with one of these in my hand all day and be totally content.

I have to say I wasn't much of a bourbon drinker until this drink....and now I crave it. So yummy. So refreshing. So slushy!!!!


Bourbon Slush
 Ingredients:
4 cups strong brewed tea
24 oz. lemonade concentrate, thawed
12 oz. orange juice concentrate, thawed
3 cups bourbon

Mix all together in large pitcher or bowl. Freeze for 8 hours. Stir. Freeze for at least another 2 hours. Cheers!!


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Thursday, July 02, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: The Firecracker

Happy Thursty Thursday!!



This week my Pinterest did the work for me. I was thinking about a drink this week that used watermelon and cucumber and wanted to name is something 4th of July-ish and low and behold....as soon as I opened up Pinterest, this came up! Thank you Pinterest God's!

I've heard so much about cucumber vodka and how refreshing it is. I've seen so many cucumber mojitos and even a cucumber sangria. I knew when I grabbed that cucumber from the produce stand of our Food Lion it was time! Time my friends!!

Then....something miraculous happened. Mike's parents came over for dinner and brought watermelon! OK, so it's not exactly "miraculous"...but it started ringing some bells!! What's more refreshing in the summertime than watermelon? But...watermelon and cucumber? Together? Hmmm. Not so sure about that one.

So, I turned to Pinterest for some ideas...and boy did it deliver!! Now...as usual I changed it around a little. I kind of combined two recipes, this one and this one, but let me tell you how delicious this is It even came with the perfect name!!


The Firecracker
3 1" cubes of watermelon
4 slices of cucumber
juice of 1 lime
1 oz. simple syrup
1 oz orange juice
2 oz vodka

for garnish:
1 slice of cucumber
1 slice of watermelon
1 slice of lime

In a cocktail shaker, muddle watermelon, limes (if you use lime juice add later), and cucumber. Add vodka, simply syrup, orange juice, and lime juice (see above). Pour over ice. Garnish with watermelon, cucumber, and lime. Cheers!!

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