This content is sponsored by Cointreau. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Cinco de Mayo is officially here and there’s no better way to celebrate the day than with a little fiesta! This year, Timmy and I are going to be hosting some friends and having a little get together! Whenever we’re having company over, my favorite part of hosting is decorating, creating the ambience and making a special cocktail! Of course, on Cinco de Mayo, no party is complete without a yummy margarita. To make the classic cocktail, I partnered with Cointreau (the crystal clear orange liqueur) and mixed up something soooooo good — The Original Margarita.
Did you know The Original Margarita dates back to 1948 Acapulco when socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits together — Cointreau and tequila?! Cointreau gives it just the right flavor since it’s the perfect blend of both bitter and sweet orange peels.
The 1849 French brand is also a key ingredient in many classic cocktails, like the Cosmopolitan and Sidecar. To make the beverage for this weekend, I followed the Cointreau Original Margarita recipe:
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Blanco Tequila
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Once you have everything ready, it just takes a few simple steps:
Shake all ingredients with ice
Strain it into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass.
Ta-da! You’ve got a delicious margarita for you and your guests to enjoy.
There’s one number every new parent should know: 1,000.
No, it’s not the number of diapers you’ll have to change, or the number of hours of sleep you’ll lose this year because of your newborn – that number is probably higher. Instead, it’s the first 1,000 days of your baby’s life from the moment of conception to age 2.
Join us for our sixth installment of Your Best Bundle – Postpartum Nutrition & Diet with Carlyn Rosenblum, MS, RD. Carlyn is the resident nutrition expert at Gugu Concierge and founder of MTHR Nutrition, a concierge nutrition service for women and families during the pre-conception, pregnancy and postpartum phases.
As many of you know, my breast feeding journey was very trying. From the day I started, it never felt right. From the pain of latching to mastitis, to the overwhelming burden of time spent pumping, I tried and tried and suffered from that self-imposed guilt from quitting that so many of us new moms suffer from.
Every month I am going to revisit my favorite things, both old and new, that I MUST HAVE in my life. We all know there are those certain items we can’t live without that make our lives so much easier or just simply, stuff we LOVE! Let me know if you have any other MUST HAVES I am totally missing out on! Also keep an eye out for a new series where I feature all of my favorite things for Sonny!
So I know what you all may be thinking, ” geez, they waited a LONG time to feed this baby real food!”. Well, you aren’t wrong ;). In this weeks Chapter of I Love My Baby, But… we discuss the daunting task of SONNY STARTING SOLIDS.
I know this Gift Guide is a little late but between packing the whole family for our upcoming trip to Florida and overseeing the renovations in our home, on top of everything else, time got away from me! I rounded up some of my favorite gifts — almost all of them are under $100 AND can still be delivered in time for the holidays!
I love having a well stocked fridge! Not only does it look pretty but at any given moment I can find the perfect snack to satisfy any craving. I chatted with Well + Good last week about my new gig working with Bundle Organics and all the yummy things I keep stocked — from Bundle juices to lots of fresh fruit!
The hormonal shifts and body changes that happen during pregnancy can create new cravings, discomforts, and changes to your typical nutrient needs. For instance, you might get sick thinking about your typical favorite snack or meal and suddenly want something you’ve never craved before.