Thirsty Thursday: Thai Ginger Lime Cooler + Hayden-Reis Sale + J.Crew New Fall Arrivals

With the weather hitting the high 90s here the next couple of days, I thought I’d find a refreshing cocktail to help cool off.  Cheers!
Ginger-Basil Infused Rum
Makes enough for 6 cocktails.
12oz White Rum
2tbsp Fresh Ginger, Julienned
1 Handful Thai Basil Leaves
Thai Ginger Lime Cooler
(recipe found here)
Makes 1 cocktail.
2oz Ginger-Basil Infused Rum
1.25oz Ginger Liqueur
.75oz Lime Juice, Freshly Squeezed
3 Dashes Orange Bitter, such as Regan’s
8 Thai Basil Leaves
1 Slice Jalapeño Pepper (optional)
Club Soda
1. Place all ingredients for the infused rum in a non-reactive container, and let sit at room temperature, stirring occasionally for 4 to 48 hours.
2. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sleeve.  Store at room temperature.  Keeps a really long time.
3. Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds of the way with ice.  Add first 4 ingredients and 4 of the basil leaves.  Shake vigorously for 20 seconds until very cold.
4. Fill a chilled Collins glass with ice and the remaining 4 basil leaves.  Strain the cocktail into the glass.
5. Add several ounces of club soda and, if desired, the slice of jalapeño.  Stir gently.
Wheeler had her 6-year old well appointment yesterday.  Can you tell how excited Vaughn was to be there?  And the girls are laughing because Logan was behind them hiding in the corner.
We made one of our last trips to the pool yesterday.  A beautiful day for it!
The girls told me “Mama, we’re playing ‘friends’.”  Because I guess you can’t be sisters and friends.  Ha.
Last night, we celebrated Lanier’s birthday with my parents, his parents and one of my sisters.
Sunglasses // Necklace // Top (on sale here with free shipping with code: FREESHIP) // Earrings
 My dad was on trauma call, so he arrived a little late.
 Can you tell how much they love him, as they do my mom and inlaws too?
We ended the night with King of Pops Popsicles.  Effie picked Orange Basil and Wheeler’s was Chocolate Sea Salt.  Did you notice how the girls switched dresses from the pics yesterday morning at the doctor’s office? They switched after the pool.  They also asked if they could switch underwear too. Ha.
Hayden-Reis has a sale running through September 1st.
Take 15% off your order of $150 or more.  Use code: LABORDAY14.
I’m still loving mine!  Get it now for 15% off with code: LABORDAY14.

Definitely loving J.Crew Newest Fall Arrivals.  Here’s my Wish List for Fall…
**Click on images or links below.**

Crepe Blouse in Light Wisteria // Silk Blouse in Deep Forest // Toothpick Jean in Parker Wash (Use code: SHOPNOW for 25% off) // Toothpick Jean in Classic Rinse (Use code: SHOPNOW for 25% off) // Excursion Vest (I have a few of these vests and love them for Fall. Get one now while they’re 25% off with code: SHOPNOW) // Classic Duffle Coat // Firework Charm Bracelet (on sale) // 14K Gold Letter Earrings // Drawstring Travel Bags // Calf Hair Belt // Tiny-Dot Socks // Long Field Jacket
All sale items at Anthropologie are currently an additional 20% off!  Prices as marked.  My ShadowScape Tunic is currently $49.95 (regularly $158).  I plan on wearing it on into the Fall.  I’m a 4/6 and got it in a XS.
Today’s OOTD
Shorts (color sold out, same style here) // Blouse (old) // Sandals (On Sale! Regularly $130, Now $91These run large, go down at least a half size.) // Earrings // Watch
For a good cry, read this article my mom sent me this morning.  And I’m worried about Wheeler leaving for Kindergarten?  Good to know we’ve got time before she leaves for college.
Happy Thursday!

4 thoughts on “Thirsty Thursday: Thai Ginger Lime Cooler + Hayden-Reis Sale + J.Crew New Fall Arrivals

  1. Love all the birthday pics! You're children are precious. Have you seen the yellow excursion vest?? Going to have to have it I believe 🙂

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