The Art Drank // 11

After 10 whole Art Dranks, it's time for something a little new... This week I decided to make the Drank - woot! I'd love to take the level of keepin' it real up a notch on the blog. So cheers to using my own recipes, eh? Michelle Vaughan is back at it with another hit, Slurp. Remember Salty? I love them both oh so much... and although this drink is nothing especially groundbreaking, it turned out so good I could hardly believe my taste buds.

Summer Sangria

Ingredients

one bottle red wine (my boyfriend picked Yellow Tail Pinot Noir, keepin' it classy guys) one cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1/2 cup sugar fruit (I used oranges, limes, strawberries, and nectarines, but you can mos def get creative here) sparkling water

Directions

Mix red wine, orange juice, and sugar in a large pitcher. Slice fruit and add that shiz in. Chill and serve. I put a splash of sparkling water (1/4 cup) in the glass along with ice before pouring in the sangria. Turned out very delicioso.

Enjoy friends... and hey, it's red wine and fruit, so it's basically really good for you.

Ma Weekend

1. I found the most awesome site ever this weekend. Hobstr creates hobby starter kits for your next creative project. Ummm awesome. I'm seriously thinking about trying their Holga starter kit. Lomography, or toy camera photography, creates super awesome flaws and effects such as vignetting, blurring, discoloration, and lens flaring. Just like Instagram only cooooler. Check out their Pinterest board of Holga photos.

2. If said Holga starter kit is purchased, how many photos do you think I'd take of this little guy? It might get out of hand. Sorry Meowmers, I might be following you around with a camera soon...

3. Guys. Mini sculptures. They're the wave of the future, you heard it here first. Mini banana by Shay Aaron.

4. I did a little house/pet-sitting for my Dad this weekend. It's always nice to go home every once in a while... makes me reflect on my life a lot. Does that happen to you when you go home?

5. Denver friends. Eat at Toast. You won't be disappointed.

6. Me and Kevin decided to have a pizza making party on Saturday... and it. got. crazy. Just kidding. But we decided to make our own individual pizzas, so he had free reign to put anything on his pizza without my input, something that rarely (never) happens when we share a pizza... so this is what we ended up with: buffalo chicken pizza with onions and blue cheese VS veggie pizza with artichokes, olives, mushrooms, spinach, and feta. Hmm can you guess which one's mine? P.S. they were both amazing... maybe I should let him pick the pizza toppings more often.

7. Amen, pink balloon, amen.

8. This weekend I learned that sangria is crazy easy to make... and crazy delicious. So excited to feature this summer sangria on The Art Drank tomorrow, eep! And so excited to drink the rest of it that's in the fridge...

9. Is there any better way to end the weekend than with sushi and Breaking Bad? The answer is no, no there isn't.

How was your weekend??

 

(all photos without links were taken by me for artsocial)

Feels like Spring

When I was little (er and all throughout my adult life), it was a tradition for me and my mom to look for signs of spring. Starting in March, we'd start the search for anything slightly springy, from the obvious - budding trees and flowers - to the more conceptual - flip-flop wearers and the opening of the drive-in (which is honestly more a sign of summer, but hey, these aren't hard and fast rules). Like I said, I've continued with this tradition. And thanks to the power of - and my obsession with - Instagram, I've captured a few signs of spring just for you, you lucky reader.

Want to follow my documentation of the coming season? Why not... join me on Instagram!