Blackberry Syrup Recipe and Multiple Uses For It!

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Adding sugar to the blackberries and water

This post seems perfectly fitting for a Friday. I love making my own syrups to have around the house, especially fruity ones! This blackberry syrup I created before kids and I would make delicious Blackberry gin drinks with it. Now that I have kids, I still make my gin drinks (you could change it up and use vodka or your drink of choice), but it’s also great for the kiddos pancakes, or just to mix with club soda for a tasty virgin drink.

This is a very simple recipe, as you are making just a blackberry simple syrup- yum! You can also use this with other fruit if you want to make a different flavor syrup (strawberries, rasberries, etc.)

Ingredients

  • 2 containers blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place blackberries in a pot.
  2. Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar.
  3. Bring mixture to a simmer and stir until sugar is completely dissolved (5-10 minutes). I let mine simmer 10 minutes to get as much blackberry flavor as possible.
  4. Remove blackberries from the pot using a slotted spoon. Store in an airtight container. (These can be used in a drink or on top of a mountain of pancakes!)
  5. Transfer syrup to a container that is easy to pour (I use an old syrup container or a salad dressing container with an easy pour).
  6. Store in fridge and use on pancakes, in a club soda, or mix with gin and club soda for a tasty adult beverage 😛
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A delicious adult concoction!

Cheers to a good weekend!

Chat with you all soon!

xoxo,

Jamie

 

Galentine’s Idea: ‘Favorite Things’ Party

Happy Friday!!  I can’t believe we have almost made it to the weekend 🙂

Last week I posted on my Instagram of the ‘Favorite Things’ party I went to. I had some people ask about it, and if you are needing a last-minute idea for a ‘Galentine’s Day’ party, I would highly recommend it!

Here’s how it works- Each person attending the party brings 3 of the same item (their favorite thing). My group sets a budget to stick to to make sure it’s fair, and often times you may want to make a category (beauty, kitchen, etc.) if you are wanting everyone to receive something similar. You put each person attending the party’s name in a basket 3 times. Whoever starts will draw three names out of this basket and that is who will receive their gifts.  They then hand their gifts out to those three gals to open together and you continue so on and so forth. By the end of the party, you will go home with three awesome new favorite things! We take pictures of each item and send out all the favorite things via email so if there was something you wanted to try but didn’t receive you can buy it.

Anyways, I brought the NuSkin Whitening toothpaste as I love how white it makes my teeth. I then came home with three fun, wonderful gifts! 

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The gifts I received are amazing! A Simplified Life is a really great tool so far in getting my life more organized.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Chat with you all soon!

xoxo

Jamie

Super Bowl Party

Who out there is hosting a Super Bowl party on Sunday? I know we are and we are so looking forward to having our friends over for some good food, fun and of course, football. Being from Denver I am sad to see that the Broncos didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, but I always love the commercials.

If you need help prepping for the perfect party supplies, check out Party City! They have so many great options to help ‘football up’ your gathering. Here are some fun items I picked out for our party:

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You’ll notice I only bought Super Bowl specific cups, whereas everything else is just football related. I did that because if there are leftover plates or napkins I don’t have to throw them out, but could use them for any football game get-together come fall. 

If you are having trouble fixing up a menu or need more fun ideas for your Super Bowl party, get some ‘Pinspiration’ on my Pinterest board titled ‘Entertaining.’ Chat you all soon!

Xoxo,

Jamie