Boozey Tuesdays – Pink Salty Dog

Salty Dog Recipe

I think this pink grapefruit salty dog may be the first frozen cocktail in my Boozey Tuedays series, and it is the perfect summer sipper! It’s a beautiful drink, so refreshing, and pretty easy to make too. The Campari liqueur is optional and is really only needed if you prefer to bring out the bitter bite of the grapefruit. If not, then the pink grapefruit and vodka is perfect on it’s own.

Boozey Tuesdays – Pink Salty Dog

Yield: 1 Pink Salty Dog

Boozey Tuesdays – Pink Salty Dog

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt, for rim of glass
  • Grapefruit slice, for garnish
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons vodka
  • 1 tablespoon Campari liqueur (optional)
  • 1 to 1/2 cups ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place salt in a saucer. Moisten the rim of a glass with a grapefruit slice. Dip rim in salt. Combine juice and vodka with Campari or grenadine in the jar of a blender; blend. With the motor running, add ice until fully incorporated and slushy. Pour into prepared glass.
http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/08/summer-cocktails-pink-grapefruit-salty-dog-recipe/

Salty Dog Recipe

pink grapefruit salty dog recipe – marthastewart.com

Go Back To School In Style With Dormify

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Dormify Bedding

I wish I had known about Dormify.com, the experts in stand-out style for small spaces, when I was in college! Whether you’re in school, decorating your first apartment, or trying to create functional spaces in your baby’s nursery, Dormify has all of the essentials you need to get fashionably organized! I absolutely love their coordinating products including bedding, wall art, storage, and more!

It’s been a while since I was a college girl living in a dorm, but for some reason, I LOVE browsing the back to school aisles and online sales every year! I actually get a little thrill from it all lol. This year, I’m on the hunt for anything that will keep us organized in our new place! We’ll be living in this house for many years to come, so I want to optimize every space so that we maintain room to grow. Here are some fun storage solutions Dormify sent my way to try out!

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Organizing our closet shelves is must for me right now, so I’m going to need a few more of these stylish boxes! I can’t keep wicker baskets in my baby’s room anymore because he stands on them and pieces of wicker break off. Both of these storage solutions, the large storage box and the grommet tote, are exactly what I’ve been looking for – they’re safe, sturdy, hold so much, and also have several matching pieces available at Dormify!

dormifyUnderBedShoeStorage

I’ve been missing out! Little did I know that I would want, or shall I say “need”, under-the-bed shoe storage. This frees up SO much space in my closet and makes use of the unused space under our bed. It’s way better than the racks that get buried at the bottom of my closet. It’s also perfect because I can see all of my shoes at once to get an idea of what I want to wear for the day. Of course, I’m going to need a couple more! Dormify has several shoe storage solutions, available in patterns that match their other closet essentials.

Dormify Bedding

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Zoya Naturel Deux Giveaway

I just entered to win the newly released Zoya Naturel Deux (2) collection at http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/08/zoya-naturel-deux-swatches/ #zoya #nailpolish #zoyanaturel #giveaway

The NEW Zoya Naturel Deux (2) Collection has finally arrived! As a follow up to their hugely popular Naturel collection, Zoya just released Naturel Deux (2), another collection of beautiful natural cream nail polish shades for fall 2014! These seasonal colors include full-coverage creams in deeper hues that are perfect as every day go-to colors. This collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties.

I hope you all are excited about this collection because I have one for myself, courtesy of Zoya and swatched below, and a second for one lucky reader. Check out the details below on how you can win the new Zoya Naturel Deux (2) collection!

Zoya Naturel 2 Spencer

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Zoya Naturel 2 Marnie

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Zoya Naturel 2 Madeline

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How To Win

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The products mentioned in this post were sent to me by the merchant or their PR company. All opinions are 100% my own. For more info, please view my full disclosure policy.

Boozey Tuesdays – Fresh Peach Billinis

Peach Billini Recipe

Happy Boozey Tuesdays everyone! I hope you’re enjoying my summer cocktail series. If you have an idea for a summer cocktail that doesn’t include fruit as one of the main ingredients, I hope you’ll share in the comments. Or maybe they all should?

I know I already picked the Cuban Mojito as my fav drink for summer, but this peach billini is a close runner up. Since it only has 3 ingredients, I’d pick up a bottle of mid-to-upper grade prosecco (sparkling wine), since the quality of the wine and the freshness of your peaches will really define the flavors of this cocktail. This is another cocktail that’s perfect for a summer brunch!

Boozey Tuesdays – Fresh Peach Billinis

Boozey Tuesdays – Fresh Peach Billinis

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 bottle chilled prosecco sparkling wine

Instructions

  1. Place the peaches, lemon juice, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth. Press the mixture through a sieve and discard the peach solids in the sieve. Place 2 tablespoons of the peach puree into each Champagne glass and fill with cold prosecco. Serve immediately.
http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/08/boozey-tuesdays-fresh-peach-billinis/

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peach billini recipe – foodnetwork.com

Manicure Mondays – OPI “Copaca Babies” Giveaway

OPI Brazil Mini

Happy Manicure Mondays everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I’m definitely having one of those “my weekend wasn’t long enough” moments, but I do have a fun giveaway that’s sure to help with our Monday blues!

How To Win

One lucky reader will win the adorable limited edition OPI “Copaca Babies” Brazil minis by entering my Instagram giveaway. For a chance to win,

  • follow @FabFatale at Instagram
  • regram the pic above {you can also regram it from my Instagram profile}
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International readers are welcome to enter, giveaway ends midnight Eastern on August 12th.

The products mentioned in this post were sent to me by the merchant or their PR company. All opinions are 100% my own. For more info, please view my full disclosure policy.

Shock The Internet With Your Healthy #FoodPorn

Fruit Salsa Recipe With Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

I hope you all are up for a challenge! How many of you follow or post pics tagged with #FoodPorn on social media? It’s one of my favorite ways to get inspiration for my next kitchen adventure, but have you ever noticed how unhealthy most of these recipes are, lacking fruits and vegetables in most pics?

Fruit Salsa Recipe With Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Bolthouse Farms, the maker my favorite Chocolate Protein Plus, Daily Greens Juice, smoothies, and dressings, is hoping to change the imbalance of #FoodPorn by motivating internet foodies to share more fruit and veggie snacks and less sugary desserts. Their new Food Porn Index shows just how unhealthy most food pics on the internet are, with the very on-trend vegetable kale coming in at 10 million posts, vs. icecream at 22 million! To date, Bolthouse Farms has tracked 423.3 million food hashtags on Twitter and Instagram! Fruits and veggies are still getting the shaft.

Help Bolthouse Farms change the imbalance and make every #FoodPorn count! For your next foodie pic posted to social media, get creative and see if you can make your friends swoon over a healthy recipe, like I did! I have family in town and they couldn’t wait for me to finish up my pics for this fruit salsa so they could dig in. The cinnamon chips (tortillas sprinkled with cinnamon) were baking in the oven and the smell was driving everyone crazy! This is one of my all time favorite recipes and it’s SO good for you! Tag @BolthouseFarms and #foodpornindex in your next foodie pic to show off your healthy #FoodPorn!

Fruit Salsa & Baked Cinnamon Tortialla Chips

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Fruit Salsa & Baked Cinnamon Tortialla Chips

Ingredients

  • 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced
  • 8 ounces raspberries
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor
  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • butter flavored cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, Golden Delicious apples, raspberries,
  2. strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the
  3. refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Cut into
  6. wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges
  7. with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla
  9. wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.
http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/07/shock-the-internet-with-your-healthy-foodporn/

Fruit Salsa Recipe With Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

This is a sponsored post, courtesy of Bolthouse Farms. All opinions are my own. Fruit salsa and cinnamon tortialla chips recipe – allrecipes.com.

Raspberry Blimey

Raspberry Blimey - Summer Cocktail

Happy Boozey Tuesdays! I hope you are enjoying this summer cocktail series! Can you all think of any interesting summer cocktails that don’t involve fruit? I hope you’ll comment below with your ideas. Besides a margarita, I very much associate seasonal fruit with summer cocktails so I keep reaching for what we have on hand from the market. This week, with a fridge full of raspberries, I thought I’d do a fun take on the traditional raspberry blimey cocktail.

A blimey cocktail usually consists of liquor, lime juice, and simple syrup. This sounded too sweet and strong to me, so I mixed it up a bit. Instead of lime juice and simple syrup, I opted for lemon/lime soda with a splash of lime and swapped out vodka for rum. I hope you all enjoy my take on the pretty and tastey raspberry blimey!

Raspberry Blimey

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 Ounce Rum
  • 2 Dashes Black Currant Liqueur
  • 4 Ounces Lemon Lime Soda
  • 1 Lime
  • 4-5 Raspberries

Instructions

  1. Fill cocktail glass with ice and pour in rum and black currant liqueur. Fill glass with lemon lime soda, a squeeze of lime, and garnish with raspberries.
http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/07/raspberry-blimey/

Raspberry Blimey - Summer Cocktail