Sunday of Summer

August is like the {Sunday of summer} – trying to squeeze everything in before the chill of fall sets in.  I’m taking advantage of each sunshine-filled day that’s left!  I’ve gone on some great {adventures} this summer and look forward to packing in a few more!  Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Summer 2014

1. Crossing {homemade martini} off my 25-year bucket list with these mango cosmos

2. Luke Bryan at {CUSA}

3. Birthday cookie delivery from my BFF in Seattle

4. Reunion with old co-workers in La Crosse, WI for Rockin’ the Docks fundraiser

5. Visiting my favorite {hole-in-the-wall bar} for the best bloody mary

6. Celebrating my 26th birthday with a backyard patio happy hour


Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! xo


Currently Craving: Del’s Bloody Mary

As “Week 1” of NO EXCUSES NOVEMBER looms in the distance, now’s my chance to savor some of my favorite guilty pleasures before the official start.  All of my La Crosse friends will recognize this one – it’s the {bloody mary} but not just any blood mary, the one I currently crave is crafted at {Del’s Bar} on 3rd & Vine in La Crosse, WI.  I don’t know what it is about this particular drink that makes it extra special – maybe it’s the gritty seeds and spices in every sip, or the perfect of amount of spice from the hot sauce, or maybe it’s the spicy, creamy piece of pepperjack cheese on top!  They’re so delicious and Del’s is often our first stop during a {lax ladies reunion}.Del's BM

Since I won’t be anywhere near Del’s this weekend, I’ll have to settle for a local bar and their lackluster counterpart.  If you know where I can get a decent bloody mary in the Madison-area, let me know!  I’m on the hunt.  It’s also Badger Game Day tomorrow so I’m sure the bloody mary’s will not be in short supply!