nothing better than summer drinks on a patio…

So it is still hot here in Boise. Really. Really. Hot. And while I do love an afternoon in the sun, I think I like cool drinks on a shady patio even better. Today I was thinking about making up a couple of my standard summer refreshers, (gin and tonic with a twist of lime) for J and me when I decided to find a new drink to beat the heat. And, like all good 20 somethings (soon to be 30 -eek!) I turned to Google for help. I found a fun quiz to take that tells you your cocktail personality and it was so quick and cute I thought I’d share it with all of you.

My drink: The caipirinha. Turns out I was right on track with my favored lime, but now I can try a Brazilian version of my standby. It sounds great to me… I’ll let you know how it turns out!

cocktail.jpegHere’s the description for the quiz…

“Fruity, funny and with a touch of the Brazilian fiesta about you, the caipirinha is the tipple for you. You’re as fresh as the cut limes in the drink, but still as sweet as the sugar they put in it. Mix it together and you have a wonderful concotion of craziness. Why not mix it up and try a caipiroska (caipirinha with the vodka instead of cachaça), a caipifruta (made with condensed milk and assorted crushed fruits) or a batida (cachaça and fruit juice over ice)?”

Sounds good, huh? Want to make your own? Check out this Youtube video describing how to make caipirinha!


Now, go kill some time and find out what your cocktail personality is!

Just as an aside… both J and I are deep in the midst of a job search here in Boise. So far, no one seems to be hiring, but I’m going to get my social work license, LMSW, (which means taking a long, awful test) and then hopefully I’ll be more employable. Keep your fingers crossed!

quiz time!

I love a good quiz, and this one is great! Ever wonder what your decorating style is? Pop over to Sproost and take their great style quiz. I think they got my style just right… Rustic Revival with a dash of Vintage Modern and Cottage Chic thrown in for good measure. It only takes a few minutes and is a fun midday break. Enjoy!


Rustic Revival

You can take kid out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the kid… or is your theme “you can take the kid out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the kid?”.

Either way you play it, you are one of the unique individuals who loves a mix of modern and country. The clean lines of the modern softened by rustic/vintage elements is the perfect mix in your mind. And can we blame you? You’ve taken the best aspects of two popular designs and mixed them in a manner that appeals to young and old alike. A subtle background of white or light colors provides a nice canvas for all the wonderful flea market, eBay, or garage sale finds as well as the classic modern pieces that you love.

Vintage Modern
Vintage Modern
Cottage Chic
Cottage Chic