Infuse your Booze

As the holidays sneak up on me, I am trying hard to prepare myself for the season. For instance, cocktails are tastier when infused with fruits and/or spices of your choice. This is a better alternative than the pre-packaged mixes and un-natural flavoring syrups that are available at the grocery. It’s easy! Give it a try.

Here I have prepared some infusions: cherry vodka, pineapple vodka, and pineapple spiced rum.




Coat Roundup

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Recipe Substitutions


I’ve thought to bake a banana bundt cake, but I am out of vanilla extract!

I will be taking advice from and will try using maple syrup as a substitute in a 1:1 ratio. Since I have the good stuff, I hope that there won’t be a notable difference in flavor! As an addition, I will also be adding a little bit of leftover mashed pumpkin.  Yum 🙂

The recipe I will be baking is the Banana Sour Cream Bread. It looks great baked in a bundt pan, and I usually sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top. The sour cream makes this moist, rich, and delicious!

See other ingredient solutions here.



Big enough to carry my tablet and my lunch.


I don’t run into too many things that I really like – and this hits the mark! I like that it has top handles, and a longer strap. It’s also got an interesting pattern that includes my favorite fall colors.

Steven Navajo Handbag, $98

Hearts + Black + White



Black and white and red all over!

silk heart blouse (JCrew), Lucky Brand Tessa Sandal, Joe’s Jeans flares .

Barley Stuffed Poblano Peppers

These are delicious! I had some Anaheim chilies, so I used those instead of the Poblano peppers.,,50400000120338,00.html


Barley-Stuffed Poblanos Recipe