Thirsty Thursday: Pumpkin Ale with a Spiced Rum

Thanks so much to SSP reader Bailey for sending in this deliciously simple idea.  I’m definitely going to have to try it soon!

Shipyard Pumpkin Ale with a Spiced Rim

1 12 Oz bottle of Shipyard Pumpkin Ale (but any pumpkin ale will work)
1/4 cup of Raw Sugar
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice

Combine the sugar and spices into a tupperware container and set to the side.  Take a frosty mug from your freezer, cut a section of the orange, rim the glass with it and then dip the top of the glass into the sugar mixture.  Pour beer into the rimmed glass and add section of orange.

Sounds so simple, but talk about a taste of Fall.  Yum!


J.Crew just announced their newest arrivals.  Since I’m pretty much stocked up on my Fall J.Crew pieces, I think I’m good for now.  I’m just playing the waiting game on getting to wear it all, when the weather finally turns.

I will say I did get to wear this polka dot flannel top yesterday for the first time, and it’s super comfy.  It does run a little big, but I don’t mind it.  I’m a 4/6 and if you want a little wiggle room, go with your regular size.  I went with a 6.  Currently 25% off with code: SHOPFORFALL.  $88.00 $66.00

One thing I did notice in J.Crew’s latest arrivals is this Hatch-to-Hospital Box.  How cool is this?  Definitely wish they had this when I was pregnant.  It would make an awesome/original/luxurious baby gift.  I mean, cashmere socks?  Who wouldn’t want a pair of those at the hospital.

$55.00 $25.99

$55.00 $25.99

$70.00 $35.99

$55.00 $25.99
$60.00 $29.99

It’s no secret that I love Gorjana jewelry.  Even just yesterday I shared my latest favorites just added to my jewelry collection.  Well, now’s your chance to find a piece of Gorjana at a discount.  A huge thank you to SSP reader Abby for letting me know that Gorjana is currently being featured on Rue La La.  Hurry though, the sale closes in two days.  Also, I realized after I received a few emails asking, that some of you are not familiar with Rue La La.  Basically, it’s a site that showcase different themes/designers usually for a three-day period, and items are discounted.  You do have to sign up, but there’s never an obligation to buy.

Any Nordstrom card holders out there?  From now until Sunday, September 21st, receive triple points on every order.  If you’re a seasoned card holder, you’ll know that this means the more you stock up, the faster you’ll be receiving a Nordstrom Note.  And don’t we all love getting one of those in the mail?  If you’re interested in applying for a card, click here.  Some of the perks include rewards like these triple point periods, but it also include Rewards Points where you receive a $20 Nordstrom Note for certain points limits you hit.  And as many of you learned this summer during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, if you have a Nordstrom card, you are granted early access to the sale.

Here’s an example.  Usually, for every dollar spent using your Nordstrom card, you receive 2 points.  Well, on Triple Points days, you would receive 6 points for every dollar spent, instead of the normal 2.  So say you purchased a pair of Tory Burch Revas you’ve been eyeing, during the triple points period.  Then the normal 470 points you’d receive from the purchase would be tripled to 1410 points.  And once you hit 2,000 points, you receive a $20 Nordstrom Note.

We’re celebrating Logan’s birthday party tonight, and of all my kids at this age, I think he’s been the most excited!  He wants to know when he’s getting his party hat, his balloons, his cake, etc.  It cracks me up.  But then again, he’s seen his sisters celebrate their birthdays so much that he’s been waiting patiently for his turn.  And this is the first birthday where he’s been able to verbalize what he wants.  Glad his requests are simple.  Easy to please.  Stay tuned, tomorrow I’m sharing some outfits of the day, that I’ve worn this week.

Happy Thursday!

10 thoughts on “Thirsty Thursday: Pumpkin Ale with a Spiced Rum

  1. I'm not very familiar with the Nordstroms card. Perhaps I should look into getting one sice the very first Nordstroms in Canada opens tomorrow (Sept 19th) in my home city. And what the heck, I could always use another pair of Revas

  2. Y'all have shipyard in NC?! I went to school in the Northeast (Shipyard in a ME beer), and it was my absolute favorite pumpkin ale. We don't seem to have it in Alabama!

  3. Our beer and wine store (Peabody's) here in Boone has an amazing selection of pumpkin ales this year! I had the spiced rim at a restaurant last Fall, and replicated it well into January. I never added the pumpkin spice though so I'm going to try it this weekend.

  4. Where did you find Shipyard in Charlotte? I have been looking everywhere for it! I just moved to Charlotte from Boston (where they have it everywhere), and it just doesn't feel like fall to me until I have a Shipyard with the cinnamon sugar rim!

    1. I haven't! Sounds so good though. This was sent in by a reader from the Northeast. If I find it in here, I will definitely let you know. Sounds like it must be a pretty good beer. See Kimberly's comment above. She's a fan too!

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