Pic of the Week.

Jalapeno simple syrup... yummers.
Jalapeno simple syrup… yummers.

I seriously spent this ENTIRE weekend adulting.

On Thursday, I woke up to the reality that Thanksgiving was just TWO weeks away — and between now and then, I’ve got a TON of shit to do, from work tasks, things around the apartment, and just general LIFE shit.

I felt incredibly overwhelmed, so I decided then and there, I’d be spending my weekend knocking out a pretty monumental to-do list.

I’m having a friend over for Thanksgiving this year, so I started making a grocery list of all the things I’d need — and I wanted to make sure we had a few extra goodies. It’s my friend’s FIRST time in Austin, so we’re going to do it big.

And the occasion calls for some stellar margaritas. So, I looked to one of my favorite cocktail-recipe-creators, Lauren Ariza. Sure enough, she’d whipped up some jalapeno simple syrup for homemade margaritas.

So, I did the same. It just takes two jalapenos roughly chopped (it’s your choice to remove the seeds and guts, I kept half for some spice), 1/3 cup of sugar, and a cup of water. Simmer in a pot until sugar is completely dissolved. Blend in a food processor, and strain, if desired.


So for the margarita, I use:

  • Silver tequila
  • Splash of jalapeno simple syrup
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Top with lime La Croix (or any lime soda)


I also cooked up homemade enchiladas to get me through the week, using The Pioneer Woman’s recipe. It’s delicious!

What else did I knock out?

  • Laundry
  • A trip to Lowe’s (there’s now a balcony full of plants)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Hung any remaining photos on the walls
  • Cleaned kitchen and bathroom

I also worked a ton on a new project I’ve been quiet about: I’m putting my blog class completely online. So, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to blog, how to promote and blog and make money from it, or tips on using social media with your blog, then it’s the course for you!

I’ll keep you posted on my progress, but it should be completed within the next few weeks — I’m recording all of the lectures right now. I’m really excited to unveil it!

I hope your weekend was a good way to lead into your week!

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