I feel like Memorial Day is the unofficial start to Summer. It is a day to relax, enjoy the warm weather and be with loved ones. Below is a little outfit inspiration for whatever you have planned for the long weekend ahead.
Are you going out of town or staying home for Memorial Day weekend?
I like to make a list of items I will need when I leave town. Whether it’s short weekend getaway or a long excursion it is always good to be prepared. Below is my list of 13 must have items for the long weekend ahead or for any summer weekend after that.
I am planning on finally getting to my garden this weekend! I am still a beginner when it comes to gardening, so I asked the manager at my favorite nursery what her top 10 gardening necessities are. Her list is below, but I would love to hear what you like to take with you when you are gardening.
It’s the time of year to start gardening and thinking about what we need to do to get our yards ready for Summer. I am a novice when it comes to yard maintenance, so I spoke to my favorite gardener, Maureen Matejcik and asked her what tips she could give me when I am planting this Spring. Her tips are below, but I would love to hear what tips you have for beginning gardeners.
1. When deciding what plants you want in your garden make sure to read the labels. Some plants need lots of sun, like shade, and/or don’t need much water. Most labels will identify what each plant desires which will help you make an informed decision.
2. When planting a plant or an herb, make sure the hole isn’t too deep. You want it to be flush with where the dirt meets the plant, not higher or lower.
3. Laying out plants while they are still in their containers is a great way to get a visual of what they will look like when planted. Most plants enjoy their same kind and it will look better if you have more than one in the same area. Three is usually a good number.
4. Make sure all of your plants have enough room around them. If they are planted too close to one another they can get lost in other plants and potentially die. Shrubs especially will grow, so don’t place them too close together.
5. Before planting a plant in the location you want, loosen the roots so they will enjoy and take faster in their new home by pinching the bottom a couple of times.
Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this weekend? Whether you are hanging at home with a couple friends or you are throwing a full on fiesta, a fun margarita recipe is a must. Below is an easy recipe with a perfect amount of sweet and spice.
How do you like your margarita?
Ingredients for two margaritas:
6 oz tequila
4 oz lime juice
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup fresh raspberries
2 oz sparkling water
2 oz jalapeno syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Method for jalapeno syrup:
Slice a jalapeno in half
Heat the water and sugar over medium heat until the water is dissolved
Add the sliced jalapeno, bring it to a simmer, turn heat to low and cook on low heat for 15 minutes
Remove from heat and let it steep for 20 minutes
Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and store in the refrigerator until serving
Method for non blended margarita:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add tequila, lime juice, sparkling water and jalapeno syrup
Cover and shake for about 30 seconds
Strain into a glass
Add muddled raspberries and enjoy
Method for blended margarita:
Place tequila, lime juice, raspberries, sparkling water and jalapeno syrup into a blender
Blend until smooth
Add ice, push it to the bottom and blend until smooth
Whether you are going to Churchill Downs or you are attending a derby party this Saturday you will want to have the perfect topper to match your derby dress. Below are 10 headpieces that are sure to wow at any derby event you are invited to this weekend.