Hip Father’s Day Gift

 

Looking for a cool gift for Father’s Day?  The Social Dept has it!  Based out of Akron, OH, The Social Dept offers a wide range of Midwestern themed shirts which you will absolutely love.  Not from Ohio – don’t worry, they offer shirts for all the other states too!

Shirt Other States and Image of Ohio
“Other States” – Available for all 50 States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Social Dept logo

We found this company at the Cleveland Flea just last weekend.  They had a great selection which made it difficult to choose from.  You can visit their store in Cuyahoga Falls on Front Street or shop online at www.thesocialdept.com/.

Pop shirt

Take a look – you won’t be disappointed – and neither will dad 😉

 

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Make Fun Cocktails without the Guilt

 

Looking for a low-calorie cocktail?  This past weekend we tried Be Mixed mixers.   Be Mixed mixers have no sugar and no calories.  Yep, you read that right – zero!  So, if you add a shot of 80 proof vodka, you’re talking a total of 97 calories per drink (or 194 calories if you sneak in another ;).

Be Mixed offers three flavors; Ginger Lime, Cucumber Mint, and Margarita.  We at Nearly All Things especially liked the Margarita flavor mixer with a shot or two of tequila, but the rest of our group was split over the Ginger Lime and Cucumber Mint.  So, our recommendation – try the sample pack and decide on your own 🙂

NearlyAllThings subscribers get $5 off your order when you use the code “WELCOME” with your order. 

 

Check out this recipe from Be Mixed:

Recipe and photo by Gretchen Otte. Follow her @typeonetypehappy

MOSÉ (MARGARITA+ROSÉ)

YOU’LL NEED:

  • 4 oz. Be Mixed Margarita
  • 4 oz. Rosé
  • 5 Frozen Strawberries
  • Ice
  • INSTRUCTIONS:
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until slushly
  3. Garnish with a strawberry.

 

 

 

 

 

Add a Little Funk

 

Block heels are in right now and leopard is always in (in my book anyway).  Leopard adds just that little bit of funk!  Try it with just a white tee or tank and a pair of cute jeans and bam – funky and cool!

women wearing white shirt, ripped jeans, with leopard heels

 

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Leopard Sandals with Block Heel
Ann Taylor May Leopard Print Patent Block Heel Sandals – $128

 

Sam Edelman Inara Leopard Sandal – $100 – $120
Steve Madden Inca Sandal – $79
Kenneth Cole Diana Blouse Sandal – $76 – $100
Lulus Leopard Sandal
Lulus Presley Leopard Suede Ankle Strap Heels – $29

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Look Amazing While Getting in Shape

Look amazing while getting in amazing shape

NIKE activewear pants
$115 – harrods.com

Nike shirt
$23 – net-a-porter.com

Sweaty Betty strappy sports bra
$51 – sweatybetty.com

Nike athletic shoes
bandier.com

It’s All About Those Brows

Follow these steps for fuller looking and more defined eyebrows:

Natural eyebrow
Draw a clean line under brow.
Draw a clean line over arch.
Take the brush end of brow pencil and comb upwards to distribute product through brow to ensure a natural looking eyebrow.
Eyebrow picture
Add highlighter under eyebrow to add more definition to brows. Voila!

Here’s the recommended tool and brow pencil in one – L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer:

 

Recreation of a Daily Harvest Smoothie

We have recreated this yummy smoothie by Daily Harvest a smoothie delivery service. I tried the service and it was awesome but I felt like for me it was not a necessity since I like to make them myself and I have the time. If that is not you, then get the service.

Daily Harvest Cacao Avocado Smoothie

 

 

I cut up several zucchini and froze them so I could have them handy.

 

 

 

My version below:

  • 1/2 cup zucchini
  • 1/4 avocado
  • Tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 date
  • 1 tablespoon cacao
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Scoop vanilla protein
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • Add ice and blend away

This turns into a thick, rich, creamy smoothie  -so good!  Even my 10 year old liked it- bonus!   Just don’t let them see you make it 😉

 

Watermelon Cucumber Popsicles (with Vodka – shhh!)

 

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Popsicle

Friends of ours shared a pic of Bellini Pops on their Facebook page and we at Nearly All Things immediately hit the web to buy some.  Guess what – they aren’t available in the U.S. – bummer!   There are a couple of companies making cocktail popsicles here, but most were sold out prior to Memorial Weekend.  Soooo – I decided to make my own! This was inspired by our friend Allison’s watermelon cucumber cocktail – which was DELISH – thanks Allison!

Ingredients:

  • 2 heaping cups of cubed watermelon
  • 2 tbsp diced cucumber –  My first couple of batches had too much cucumber – not recommended!  I also was happier with a normal cucumber rather than an English Cucumber (which is shown in the video below)
  • 1 1/2 shots vodka – or go for 2 if 1 1/2 just doesn’t seem like enough 😉
You will also need:
  • Small funnel – I bought an Icicle Funnel from Amazon (shown below) and it worked great and was super easy to use – comes in a set of 2.
  • Popsicle molds – I used Zip-A-Pop disposable DIY Popsicle Molds (BPA Free and FDA Approved) – Highly recommended and can be used for all kinds of fun popsicles for kids! (Also shown below)

 Yields :  3 popsicles

Once you have the tools, have fun with this!  Try your own concoctions –   Pinterest has a lot of great ideas too.  Be sure to come back and comment  if you find any other winners!  Here’s a video of my first attempt at making them.  We are getting crazy hi-tech here people!

 

Featured image & video by Cooper Young