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the perfect cocktail for an adult halloween party!

October 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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Halloween has always been one of my absolute favorite holidays.

See, it combines all my favorite things: Candy?  Check.  Playing dress up?  Check.  Staying up late?  Obviously!

And as an adult, I’ve added one more item to that list: Cocktails!

I’ve partnered with Kahlúa for the holidays to bring you guys some delicious, fun, easy recipes that are perfect for this time of the year.  This month, I’m kicking off with a delicious Halloween cocktail recipe for… dum dum dum… the Choco-Pumpkin Freeze!

Here’s the thing about this cocktail: it has two ingredients, and they’re both *amazing.* Chocolate ice cream and Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice, a special limited edition flavor that blends natural pumpkin and delicious autumnal spices with 100% Arabica coffee and sugarcane rum. In case it’s not obvious from the description, it is mind-bogglingly good.

And once you add chocolate ice cream? It’s out of this world.

So this Halloween, grab a few of your favorite grown ups for tricks, treats, and libations!  For more ideas on how to throw a wickedly amazing Halloween party, check out KahulaHoliday.com, which has custom recipes, entertaining tips and expert advice!  Or check them out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram — happy trick or treating!

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Choco-Pumpkin Freeze

INGREDIENTS
1 parts Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice
1 part chocolate ice cream

DIRECTIONS
Blend together in a food processor or blender, and serve over ice in a highball glass. Enjoy!

Of course, the best cocktail is one that’s sipped responsibly — don’t overindulge and never drink and drive!

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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surviving your first grandparent visit

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

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I wrote a post over at SheKnows on a new mom essential: Surviving your first grandparent visit!  Whether your family is a huge help or drives you completely nuts (or a little of both!), I’ve got some tips to help you navigate smoothly. 

The post was inspired by a really cute new movie, This is Where I Leave You, about four adult siblings who are “grounded” for a week after their dad’s death.  It stars Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, and Tina Fey, and looks totally adorable — the perfect end of summer hit!

Check out the full post on SheKnows here!

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Looks That Rock!

August 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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It’s that time of year again: this weekend is the MTV VMAs! 

As you guys know, music is a huge part of my life — I love everything from sixties classics to the freshest new songs on the radio each month.  When I fall in love with a song, I can listen to it nonstop for days — so I get extra excited for that part of awards season that recognizes the incredible array of current musicians! 

I know you guys are all going to tune in this Sunday, but to get in the spirit a little early, I threw a small VMA viewing party for a few of my girlfriends!  The fashion on the VMA red carpet is always bold and exciting, so we teamed up with Procter & Gamble and CVS to play around with some fun new beauty products.

We got to try some amazing P&G products in a special “#LOOKSTHATROCK in a Box” party kit, and I fell completely in love with them!  I like to think of myself as a bit of a beauty guru, but this party brought me a brand new discovery and obsession: COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara!  This mascara has two wands, so your lashes get length as well as thickness — I wasn’t sure if it was just a gimmick, but once I tried it, I was a total convert!  And the COVERGIRL Outlast Illumina lip color is another huge favorite — this mauve shade was just subtle enough and super flattering (I’m wearing it in the photos below)!  If you want to try for yourself, head over to www.cvs.com/VMA, and you can see all the special offers on P&G beauty brands at CVS!

Also, tune in with me for a #LOOKSTHATROCK red carpet Twitter party for the VMAs on Aug. 24 at 8pm/7c!  We’ll be talking red carpet beauty, fashion, and much more!  You can post your own #LOOKSTHATROCK with P&G products from CVS — it’s so much fun to recreate those awesome red carpet looks at home!

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