MY REMEDY FOR LOOKING WELL RESTED DURING THE HOLIDAY CRAZE!

MY REMEDY FOR LOOKING WELL RESTED DURING THE HOLIDAY CRAZE!

November and December are always crazy but this year, I have Piper’s first birthday party thrown into the mix between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I told myself I wouldn’t go overboard but with a party planning background, it’s so hard not to! All of a sudden I’ve found myself researching snow machines and cotton candy carts late at night and spending way too much time searching for the perfect invitations.

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SIMPLE BUDGET FRIENDLY HOSTESS TIPS

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The beginning of November kicks off the next two months of holiday hosting! With cooler weather comes football, Thanksgiving and family time. Whether you are throwing a small tailgate party in your backyard or inviting over your entire family for Thanksgiving dinner, here are some tips to help you be the best hostess with the mostess at your next gathering without breaking the bank.

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TANGERINE & VANILLA BEAN SPRITZER

Cake & Confetti Meredith Staggers Houston Blogger

I know half of the country is swearing off booze for the month of January but where's the fun in that? In all seriousness I'm trying to cutting out carbs but I can't deny myself a cocktail every now and then. I originally came up with the recipe as a holiday cocktail but things got a little crazy before Christmas. I figure since tangerine is technically considered a winter citrus, it totally still works right?! Plus the photos Ailee took in this amazing On Point Custom Homes kitchen are too gorgeous not to share. 

In true C&C fashion, this cocktail is easy to throw together with a few ingredients but the color and garnish makes it seem super fancy. The sparkling water balances out the sweetness of the tangerine juice and there's a little hint of vanilla. 

TANGERINE & VANILLA BEAN SPRITZER
Serves Two

4 ounces vanilla bean infused vodka (or you can make your own using this recipe)
8 ounces fresh squeezed tangerine juice
8 ounces sparkling water
Candied orange slices for garnish (I bought a pack at Trader Joe's in the dried fruit and nut section

Anytime I'm mixing cocktails with citrus, I always like to use fresh squeezed. It really helps maintain the true flavor! To make this cocktail, combine 4 ounces of vodka and 8 ounces of freshly squeezed juice in a shaker or pitcher and stir well. Fill your cocktail glasses with ice and pour the mixture over the top, evenly dividing it between the two glasses. Fill the rest of the way with sparkling water, which will help adjust the sweetness to your liking! Cut a slit halfway through the orange slice and stick on the rim of the glass. Cheers!

Thank you On Point Custom Homes for opening up one of your beautiful homes to us!
Photos by Ailee Petrovic

Cake & Confetti Meredith Staggers Houston Blogger
Cake & Confetti Meredith Staggers Houston Blogger
Cake & Confetti Meredith Staggers Houston Blogger
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