bleeding heart martini #its5oclocksomewhere

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I agree with my friend’s Hump Day Happy Hour Posts so much I’m stealing them. And I’m starting off with Martinis because I love how a woman looks holding a Martini glass.

Enjoy!!

Bleeding Heart Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dry vermouth
  • 8 ounces premium gin
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 Pickled Baby Beets, each placed on a cocktail skewer

Servings: 4

Directions: Chill 4 martini glasses in the freezer or fill with ice water and let sit until frosty, about 5 minutes (pour out water). Add the vermouth, dividing evenly; swirl to coat the glasses, then pour out. Add gin to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled; divide among chilled glasses. Garnish each with a skewered pickled baby beet, and serve immediately.

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cupcake accessory haul!!

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I had some time to burn before seeing Paranormal Activity this past weekend and oh lucky me there just happened to be a TJ Maxx. Of course this was by design. Okay, so you might think I have a problem. But after my last TJ Maxx food haul my roomies requested I go back and pick up some garlic basil dipping sauce and I couldn’t help by feel regret that I didn’t pick up more cupcake case sets.

First, I picked up ‘Halloween Cupcake Decor Set.’ I’m pretty excited because I’m going to use this set tomorrow to make Red Velvet Cupcakes for Dessert & Wine Sundays. This set is from Brand Castle (www.brandcastle.com). I picked up a set of 24 for $6.99 (regularly priced at $12.00).

Second, I picked up 12 cupcake wrappers by bella Cupake Couture. They are regularly priced at $6.00, I was able to get them on clearance for $3.00. I absolutely love love the design up these wrappers and cannot wait to jazz up my cupcakes.

The next two items are cupcake carriers. The first is this great little brown and pink polka dot carrier. I absolutely LOVE the combo of brown and pink so ofcourse I picked up three. In my defense I didn’t realize there were two in each package since it’s mostly in German. ($3.99)

The second cupcake (or cookie) boxes are a set of 3 blue and 3 pink with white polka dots. You can find out more about this company at http://www.Tovolo.com. They were $5.99 regularly priced at $10.00. These are equally as cute and perfect for a baby shower.

Finally I picked up some Fall colored sprinkles. Can’t wait to use these on some Cake Pops!! My favorite thing about these sprinkles are the case, it has a great top and will definitely be something I will keep and reuse. ($4.99)