Boozy Vietnamese Coffee Jelly Shots

You guys, you guys, you guys. OMG. I can’t stop eating these.

It’s Memorial Day right now and Austin is napping and we still have plans to go to a water park when he wakes up and I have to stop. eating. boozy. coffee. dessert shots.

But it’s soooooo good and my little man has been such a tornado today.


I was going to make a jazzed up version of a Vietnamese coffee but then I saw these mouthwatering photos on Pinterest of “Coffee Jelly“.

I decided that I had to try it. Especially when I saw that the creamy part is sweetened condensed milk. I could eat that stuff all by itself with a spoon (maybe I have). And because I am who I am … I added booze! Yes. Yes. Yes.

Red White and Sparkling Blueberry Punch

You guys, it’s time… time for outdoor summa, summa time drinking! Who is ready for the long weekend already?


You probably won’t believe me when I say I am not a big drinker (I know, sounds crazy, look at my blog) but it’s true. But those one or two perfect cocktails that set the mood, that’s what it’s all about and summer time drinks are my favorite.

Actually, Nick and I were just trying to figure out where our “happy place” is right now. We were invited to Dave Matthews Band concert for next weekend and three years ago I would have said YES YES YES but instead here was my thought process:

Life Lately: What happens instead of blogging!

Gahhhhhh.  Another “Life Lately” post.  I know, I know you guys want boozy recipes! I really, really wanted to make a jello shot for Cinco de Mayo. (See how far behind I am? It’s almost Memorial Day) But I got a little busy.

And by that I mean drinking watermelon margaritas, eating smores, tasting wine and hanging out with Cookie Monster and my bestie from college.

Life is tough lately. Here is what happens and why I don’t blog:


Life Lately: Smoky Mountain Mini Vacation

Dewy morning mountain trees and cool cold mountain air.

Hoodies, songs, and toddler chatter as we tracked our way up.


Waterfall views and fruit snacks.  (Don’t drop any for the bears!) 

Life Lately: Hello San Diego

I was asked last minute to speak on a panel at a conference in San Diego last week. As you can tell, it was terrible. (Kidding obviously)

I had never been to Southern California so I was really excited. We stayed at The Grand Del Mar. I think it’s safe to say if it wasn’t for my job I would never have the opportunity to stay at this luxury hotel. “Luxury” is just not a category we consider when booking a trip.