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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Warm tropical day...need something to escape the heat?

Adore the new Tommy Bahama's barware, the cocktail shaker and two martini glasses, only $55.00, beautiful and tropical, perfect for a Hawaiian Martini. The tropical scented candles are a must for any backyard party, day or night - they set the mood if you are having a tropical themed party. Try them.

1-1/2 (750 mL) bottles Skyy Vodka (or 4-1/2 cups)
1/2 (750 mL) bottle Malibu Rum (1-1/2 cups)
1/4 bottle Stolichnaya Vanil (3/4 cup)
1 pineapple cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges
1/4 cup sugar
Layer the pineapple wedges into the jar. Pour in the remaining ingredients and allow the pineapples to marinate for at least two days. To serve, ladle approximately 4 ounces of the liquor into a stainless steel shaker half filled with ice. Shake 30 times, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a wedge of marinated pineapple and enjoy!


  1. Thank you! For your visit. For your comments. For this yummy sounding recipe.


    ps...love the look of your blog!

  2. Awww...thank you so much! I'm so new to this, and appreciate other bloggers, especially yours, very inspirational in many ways. I really appreciate your kind words.

  3. I wanted to drop by and thank you for your thoughtful comment on the loss of my beloved dog, Sheldon.

    Plus, I love checking out new blogs and you had me hooked with this recipe and that barware would be perfect here at The Hut.

    Welcome to the world of blogging. Enjoy!

  4. Shellbelle, thank you for stopping by, being new to this, it means a lot. And you're welcome about my comment, I know all too well how you feel. You will love the barware, it's even prettier in person...enjoy!!!