Red, White, & Blue (Berry) Margaritas

Okay, as we all know this Saturday will be July 04, 2015!

What is the significance? Well its our INDEPENDENCE DAY!

It means that we have the right to be free. Free to run the government how WE THE PEOPLE want to run it. Free to speak our minds (lord knows I can’t keep my opinion to myself). Free to well be FREE.

So, as you think about that……….. Let me give you something to help celebrate your Independence 😉

Red, White & Blue(berry) Margaritas

They taste even better.
They taste even better.

Yield: 6 cups

Ingredients:

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey)
  • extra ice, if needed
Strawberry. (If you are like me though I prefer cherry)
Strawberry. (If you are like me though I prefer cherry)

Frozen Blueberry Margarita Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (12 ounces) frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey)
  • extra ice, if needed
BLUUUUEEEEEEE
BLUUUUEEEEEEE

Frozen Coconut Margarita Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (I recommend full-fat)
  • 1/2 cup silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey)
  • extra ice, if needed
  • Optional: a fresh lime wedge and margarita salt or sugar, to rim the glasses
cocococonut
cocococonut

Directions:

For each of the margarita recipes, add the five ingredients to a blender and pulse until completely smooth. If the mixture is too thin, add extra ice until it is the consistency of a thick slushy. Pour into a container, and store in the freezer while you rinse the blender to make the next batch.

If you would like to rim your glasses with salt or sugar, make a small slit in a fresh lime wedge and run it around the tops of your glasses to wet the edges. Then invert the glasses, and dip them in a bowl of salt or sugar to coat the rims.

Use a spoon to scoop your desired first flavor of margaritas into the bottom of your serving glasses until they are 1/3 full. Add your second flavor, and then your final flavor. Serve immediately.

*For those of you who would like to have somewhat straight lines between layers, I have a little tip. Once your first layer is in, do not add a huge spoonful of the next color on top. Rather, add just a few small spoonfuls of the next color in small piles around the edges of the first layer until you have made a circle border. Then fill in the center, and THEN you can start adding in larger spoonfuls on top of that. (Repeat with the third layer.) If you add a huge glop of a new color, it will make the layer underneath get super uneven and start to bleed color everywhere.

But hey, after about 5-10 minutes, the colors will start to seep and combine anyway. So however yours turn out, no worries — they will be delicious!

Well Happy Early 4th. Stay tuned for more.

XoXo

Lizthemom

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Guilt

guiltOkay so someone gave me the assignment of writing what I feel guilty about. It is interesting because I was made to feel guilty my whole life. Guilty for being me. However, most of that was my fear of not fitting in….

Today this question isn’t about what someone else has made me feel guilt over, this question is about what I personally feel guilty about!

MY GUILT

Before I give you my guilty pleasure, I need to start with one simple word. IRONY!

That word is important because, well guilt is an emotion and the guilt I feel is because of my emotions. My guilt is my emotions. The irony right? Some may think that feeling guilty about your own emotions might be silly but when your emotions start to hurt those around you it tends to put hurt on your heart. I think this is the first time that I have admitted that my emotions have caused me feel so guilty. The screaming, the crazy mood swings, the just feeling out of place, the judgment, the fear, the anxiety, the depression, the needy, clingy, annoying EMOTIONS.

What are you guilty about?

I challenge you to share your guilt and then once you have shared all of your guilt and how it makes you feel…..

What are you going to do about that guilt? Are you going to let it engulf you like it did me and then have to pick up the pieces after a tornado hits? Are you going to face the guilt when it hits and deal with it?

See I let my guilt build and build until it exploded. I now am happy and fixing what I let my guilt and emotions destroyed. It was hard at first but each day I love myself more and more and it just gets easier !

future

XoXo

 Lizthemom

Want Work You Love? Show Up.

I tried reading other blogs and really tried to reach out, but this is beyond what I expected. See when I started my journey to find what I needed I had the help of a therapist, family, friends…. but most importantly a life coach! The life coach has been my rock truly through everything and well I can tell you after reading this blog…. I FINALLY AM STARTING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL THE COACH IS SAYING!

Truth and Cake

Purpose

Every now and then, I wake up feeling angsty. Jealousy pokes at me with its thorny little hands. It’s so rare these days but once upon a time it was the norm: that wash of fear and lack of graciousness. I used to stuff it away and ignore it. Nowadays, I celebrate it and lean right on in. I get nice and close so that I can hear what it’s whispering. Wanna know what it tells me?

It says, “This isn’t about anyone else. It’s all you, baby. In this tiny moment, you have forgotten your purpose.”

It’s my uncomfortable, handsy alert system. It’s there to remind me who I am and why I’m here. It urges me to show up.

“Purpose” used to sound like such a grand term to me–intangible and fluffy. I tried to reroute it. I took the practical approach. “If I can figure out…

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Pineapple Margarita

Finally.

Enough about me. Lets get into the whole being a mom and needing a drink right? I use to drink all the time and then the last 3 years it hasn’t been my thing.

  1. I got to busy
  2. I got pregnant
  3. No one fun that wouldn’t ruin my buzz to go out with

Well, now I am a mother. I really don’t care if I have a drinking partner I can find one of those at the bar who is too drunk to care that I am putting all my drinks on their tab. and well who doesn’t like to just drink alone sometimes and take a nice bath or have a chick flic night?

SO HERE IS MY FIRST GO TO DRINK……

PINEAPPLE MARGARITA (FROZEN)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups pineapples chunks, frozen
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice (2-3 limes)
  • ½ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup triple sec
  • 3-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup ice
  • Extra lime and coarse kosher salt for garnish

Directions:

  1. Put first 6 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Cut the lime into thin rounds for garnish. To rim the glasses with salt, run a slice of lime around edges of the glass and then dip the edges in kosher salt. Fill the glass with frozen margarita and enjoy!
A little treat for you!
A little treat for you!

Where do I go from here…

The Preview ——-> That was the welcome I gave you, if you decided to read any of it.

The Past ———>

  1.  I met Alan. He was my boss. So while I was still working as one of his employees, it was all hush, hush with anyone that new the both of us.
  2. I got pregnant. It was rough pregnancy that landed me on bed rest. No more job, we told everyone.
  3. He got annoyed. I was emotional and depressing and pushy.
  4. He cheated
  5. Things got heated
  6. We had our daughter
  7. I got post partum
  8. I tried to get treatment
  9. We broke up
  10. Custody battle was epic

The Present ———>

  1. Really Awesome Job
  2. Have Daughter half time
  3. Talking with Alan again

So okay, things got really crazy between Alan and I. I have serious stuff that I have to work on and that I have been working on. See, the things I struggle with now are mainly due to stuff I never dealt with when I was younger and now they want to bite me in my ass… however inner work is helping. I know that even though things where bad with Alan and I, it wasn’t just a one sided battle because well it never really is. My question though… is where do I go? Do I fix my problems? Do I fix my relationship? Do I sit and wait? What would you do?

Welcome

First.

I guess I need to start by saying, welcome.

karma sucks

Second.

The introduction…

My name is Liz. I started this blog because honestly I have the worst time writing in a journal that no one will read but me and that will end up in a dusty box or a trash can down the road…. I want my crazy life to be acknowledged probably like the rest of you sad folks.  See, I recently had a daughter (I say recently but is 8 months really recent?). I shortly after that ended up in the crazy house (not really but, sort of) and I lost a lot of people I cared about. The one person who stayed was well my daughter because she had no choice and well my therapist because I pay her….. (That’s sad… so sad it drove me to want margaritas.) I don’t know if anyone will actually care to read the blog or even find it interesting but it is on the internet and well its bound to be seen. My sarcasm and emotional bullshit is enough entertainment at least so if you find yourself reading my shitty blog well good for you. If not I could care less.

Finally.

Whoever cares….

I love the life I am now living and I have great things to share with anyone wanting to feel enlightened.

Xoxo,

Lizthemom