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Fresh Orange Juice Float

October 20, 2014

Try this fresh take on an old favorite. It uses fresh orange juice and club soda to create a fizzy treat that's perfect for Halloween or anytime.

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you probably have learned that I have a sweet tooth. I mean, I even have a Pinterest board devoted to the very topic. So when it comes to holiday cooking, desserts are my favorite festive dish to make. Holidays just always seem like the perfect reason to consume sweets because after all we are celebrating something, right?

My new favorite Halloween inspired dessert is this fresh orange juice float. It’s super simple to make and sure to become a crowd pleaser. It tastes like an orange creamsicle but rather than using orange soda, that’s packed with icky artificial sweeteners, I opted to use Natalie’s orange juice and club soda for the best tasting float ever.

If you love orange creamsicles then you will love these floats made with fresh orange juice. Click though for recipe and details on how to make the Halloween inspired glasses.

Ingredients:

- Natalie’s orange juice
- Vanilla ice cream
- Chilled club soda
- Zest of one orange

Supplies:
Highball glasses
Sheet of black adhesive vinyl
Circle paper punch, 1/2” – 3/4” diameter

Directions:
For 1 serving

1. Use the paper punch to create circle stickers with the black vinyl. Remove the backing and stick the dots on the glass in a polka dot pattern.

2. Place three scoops of vanilla ice cream in the glass.

3. Pour the orange juice over the ice cream until it’s about 3/4 of the way full.

4. Top with club soda until the glass is full and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of fresh orange zest on top. Serve with a straw and spoon and enjoy immediately!

Homemade orange cream floats sprinkled with fresh orange zest. Yum!

Get inspired with other spooky recipes and DIYs over on my Halloween page. And check out my other favorite (and frozen!) orange juice recipe for another party idea.

This recipe was created for Natalie’s. Thanks for supporting the brands that help me create delicious recipes like this one.

Links to Love

October 17, 2014

Get your home ready for fall with one of these awesome DIY projects. (Click through for links to all the projects)

It’s finally starting to feel a little like fall here (hello 80 degree sunshine!) and I think it finally feels like it’s ok to start decorating pumpkins and sipping on apple cider. So whether you’re going to be prepping for a Halloween party or just sprucing up your home this weekend, here are my favorite links to inspire you.

1. You can wrong with glitter and floral pumpkins.

2. This DIY ombre pegboard has me wanting to cover my entire office in pegboard.

3. This storage coffee table is just gorgeous.

4. These printable Halloween party invites are a great non-traditional option if you’re tired of black and orange.

I’m also loving:

I’ll take a serving (or two) of this pumpkin quinoa risotto, pumpkin cornbread, and these marbled pumpkin cheesecake bars.

I cannot wait to get my hands on Joy the Baker’s new cookbook.

This fabric makeup brush organizer would make great holiday gifts for girl friends.

Sarah Hearts elsewhere:

My green slide lemonade cocktails are over on The Kitchn.

People Magazine is sharing my DIY sriracha costume along with some other great food inspired Halloween costumes.

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October 13, 2014

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My friend Ciera, of Ciera Design, is celebrating her 5 year blogging anniversary this month and I’m so excited to join in on the fun! Blogging is no joke—it takes so much time and dedication and celebrating 5 years is a big accomplishment! What better way to celebrate than by giving away a special gift? One lucky person will receive a $400 prepaid MasterCard that can be spent anywhere in the world that accepts Debit MasterCards. Yep, this isn’t a dream! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

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Links to Love

October 10, 2014

Loving the mix of coppery metallics with natural materials like wood and leather in this fall inspired DIY projects. Click through for links to each project.

We’re heading to Chicago in the morning and I couldn’t be more excited to see the city and experience real fall weather—this ninety degree October weather isn’t cutting it. Here are a few of my favorite projects from this week that all feature warm fall hues mixed with natural materials.

1. This DIY wood ring box made from a salt cellar is so clever. It would make for a gorgeous presentation for a sparkly gift this holiday season.

2. These copper and gold leaf branches are so easy to make and would make great fall decor. They would mix perfectly with my painted branches too!

3. This hairpin leg planter doubles as a side table and is the perfect mix of rustic and mid-century.

4. These stamped leather cheese markers would make any cheese plate holiday party ready.

I’m also loving:

This loft update. Isn’t the deep blue paneled wall a-maz-ing?

Loving this bold half painted interior door.

And for your sweet tooth: nutella creme brûlée, pumpkin chai lattes, and cardamom orange shortbread.