Monday, November 12, 2012

Gardening and Drinky Drinks

How was everyone's weekend? I hope it was fabulous! A few things on my radar today...

Before my opportunity passes me by, I am going to plant some bulbs with hopes of a bright and cheery Spring ahead. Since we are in the coastal south, we still have some time to plant {at least I'm hoping}...I have planted in November before so fingers crossed it works again.

This year I am going to try tulips! A first for me, let's see if they grow! For anyone who has not planted bulbs must, it's the easiest form of gardening. See link above for bulb planting tips. {If you missed my post on paperwhites for the holidays, check it out here} Plant now, forget about them, and then see them pop up in the Spring. It's wonderful.

One of my irises from the first year I planted...

Since we are near to ringing in the holidays, my pregnant mind can't help but be jealous of all of the holiday cocktails torturing me on pinterest. So. I decided to search for mocktails and look at this beauty I found.

That would be delicious looking. Oh, and this cranberry cutie. Yum!

Recipes found here.

And since we are on the subject, here's what I like to call a Katie Cocktail. My specialty these days! I have made several of these, and I drink Sprite like it's my j-o-b.

Mix even parts and pour!

Cheers! Happy Monday y'all!


Cotton said...

what a fun drink!

Amanda English said...

I love bulbs! However, I don't like that the longevity of the flower is short lived, but I still love them!

Just wanted to let you know that I'm doing a Heylee B. Boutique Giveaway! I thought you might be interested.


pam {simple details} said...

I still have some bulbs in my garage that I haven't planted yet...ugh! Keep your fingers crossed they'll still work for me! :)

Laurie @ Stylin Savanna said...

Will totally have to try the sprite and cranberry juice!

April of Smidge Of This said...

You give me faith in the fact that the hyacinth bulbs in my garage are still going to bloom this spring even though I have procrastinated so badly on planting them! :)

I love making mocktails for my pregnant friends. Have you tried making your own flavored simple syrup? It's my fave cocktail addition. Rosemary simple syrup would be MAGNIFICENT in the cranberry/sprite cocktail you enjoy so much!

Anonymous said...

Those drinks look great! I would love to plant some bulbs, but don't know if they could withstand our winter.

la petite fashionista said...

i so wish i had my own garden to plant bulbs in- i'd love to try, my boyfriends mom has a green thumb! PS i will try to remember to tag you when i see yummy mocktails on pinterest :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Ah, the mocktail. Helped me get through pregnancy too :)