Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to make the absolute Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita with Pura Vida Tequila

I absolutely love a frozen strawberry Margarita! It's one of my all time favorite drinks, so I thought, in celebration of the upcoming trip to party with Pura Vida and Godsmack on the RockstarUproar tour I'd share my favorite recipe. 

What you'll need: 

1 cup hulled fresh strawberries (can sub frozen strawberries but I don't think it's as good.) 

2 ounces Pura Vida Naranja (Don't substitute!

6 ounces Pura Vida Tequila (Don't substitute

4 ounces frozen lime concentrate

2 Tablespoons sugar (can add less depending on your taste) 

1 Teaspoon of Salt (for glass rim only) 

2 Slices of Lime and 1 fresh strawberry 

Ice cubes (as many as you need for desired consistency, I start out with 8) 

Combine all ingredients other than the salt, and blend until well mixed and smooth. 
While mixture is blending, take 1 slice of lime and run around the rim of the glass, then dip the rim in the salt. 
Pour blended mixture into glass, being careful not to pour onto salted rim. Garnish with 2nd lime slice and fresh strawberry. 

That's all there is to it! Super simple and the most amazing flavor!! 

So mix yourself up one on Friday night, August 29th, sit back, relax and follow us, (@SedonaRaye1) for lots of great pictures from the concert, backstage and the party bus!! Follow the Hashtag: #partypuravida on Twitter!! 

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**Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post in the form of products/tickets. However, all opinions stated herein are mine and mine alone and are not influenced by any outside source.**

Monday, August 25, 2014

Yucatan Guacamole + Giveaway + No Backpack Goes Empty -It's a Win -Win for YOU!

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We have a WIN-WIN contest for you!! You can enter to win a great prize PLUS for EVERY entry you're helping to donate 50 cents to help fill a backpack for a needy child! AND...You get a $2.00 off coupon by clicking the link below!! 

Help Yucatan Guacamole raise money to fill backpacks this school year by entering to win a backpack filled with school supplies and a piece of NFL autographed memorabilia. Yucatan will donate 50¢ for each entry to help fill backpacks for kids in need.  Also each person who enters will be able to print a coupon good for $2.00 OFF any Yucatan Guacamole Product. 

Enter at Yucatancares.com and print a $2.00 off coupon!!!   

Back to School with Wallaroo Hats

Have you added a hat, (or two) to your back to school or Fall wardrobe yet? Wallaroo Hats offers a fantastic selection of hats for every age! 

No matter what your style, they have a hat for you! We love this Sierra Hat from Wallaroo Hats.  It fits our style to a T. 

I love how well made this hat is, it's lightweight, yet is heavy enough it will provide great protection this fall and winter too. And Wallaroo Hats are recommeded by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV protectant! (Only applies to hats with brims of 3" and that fully cover the head.) They have a UPV (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50+!!  Wallaroo Hats donates 1% of all profits to help fight skin cancer! 

The Morgan hat would be awesome with a sundress or a midi dress and you can even get different ribbons for it. Best of all...these hats are crushable! Meaning, even if they get crushed, they easily regain their shape! The inside of the hat features a drawstring which enables you to adjust the hat to fit you perfectly! I've never seen another hat with this feature, it's brilliant! 

They offer a fantastic line of hats for children too! Check out these really cute styles!! For those that like turbans and scarves, you really should check out this absolutely gorgeous selection! 

About Wallaroo Hats: 
The company is based in Boulder Colorado and is a woman owned business.  Wallaroo Hats was awarded "Best of Denver" by Westwood Magazine and listed as a Top Woman Owned Business in the Daily Camera. 

You can follow Wallaroo Hats on Facebook to stay up with the latest news, new styles and much more! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fashion Essentials for Fall in the South

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It's Fall Y'all! And time for our thoughts turn to preparing our Fall wardrobes. Here in the South, it stays very warm, sometimes even up until the Holidays, although in the mountains of western North Carolina, where I live, the evenings still get very chilly in the Fall pretty early on. 

With that in mind, you want to make sure your closet has a good combination of jeans, slacks and even a couple pair of capris for those warmer days. Keep 2 or 3 of your lighter weight midi dresses around that you can pair with a light jacket, or sweater, to go from day to evening.

With the warm days and chilly nights, you'll want both lightweight blouses and light sweaters along with a few scarves to add in the evenings. 

You might also consider having a couple of lighter jackets, such as an unlined jean jacket, or heavier sweaters, & perhaps a pair of light gloves available for those Fall bonfires and football games. Don't forget to get out your winter coat and take it to the dry cleaner to get it ready for winter and for those unexpectedly cold Fall nights. 

As far as footwear, keep out your favorite pair of strappy sandals since they'll still be great during the warmer days, and you can't beat a great pair of boots to set off any outfit, either day or evening. 

Don't forget a good pair of sunglasses and perhaps a hat or two to complete your outfit. If you have all that, you're well prepared for the southern Fall season! 

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