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Carrot Margarita Recipe That Will Knock Your Socks Off!

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In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I figured I'd share a favorite margarita recipe that will literally blog your mind. And I know what you're thinking...Carrot Margarita?? Gross. Wrong! This Carrot Margarita recipe is inspired by Flora Farms in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

This margarita is  everything you could ask for in a good margarita: refreshing, not to sweet, a kick of spice, and only a few ingredients making it easy to make (and drink). Not to mention, carrot juice is good for you...so have a few ;-) 

For those of you celebrating Cinco De Mayo tonight, or just planning a summer BBQ or night with friends, this Carrot Margarita is a must-have and will blow everyone's mind! 

Cheers! 

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces fresh carrot juice (you can juice your carrots or buy 100% carrot juice from the store)
  • 2 ounces tequila (use your favorite brand)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce cointreau (orange liqueur)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Fresh peeled carrots with stems, for garnish
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes 
  • Salt to rim the glass

Directions

Wet rim of glass with lime juice and press into salt. Chill glass. Flora Farms put the Carrot Margarita in a mason jar, which is a cute and rustic idea. 

Combine carrot juice, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, cointreau, and tequila in a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes. Shake until chilled, about 30-40 seconds. 

Strain over ice and into a glass (or mason car). 

For garnish, sprinkle some chili flakes on top with a fresh carrot with green stem. You can also add a sliced lime to the rim for color. 

The best and most refreshing margarita recipe! A Carrot Margarita from Flora Farms in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Best Fashion-Tech Looks From The Met Gala

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Last night's annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art sure didn't disappoint. I always love to see what the celebrities are wearing, and this year's theme at the Met Gala was Fashion in the Age of Technology, which I was so intriguing. Some people really went with the theme with robotic arms, while others wore recycles plastic bottles turned into elegant dresses. 

Below are some of the best looks of the fashion and technology theme from last night's Met Gala...

Who are some of your favorites? 

6 Websites to Help You Plan a Trip 

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Being married to a guy that loves to plan trips and research every aspect for flights, hotels, and best spots, I’ve learned a thing or two about the best websites to help you plan a trip.

There are so many sites out there to shuffle through when you’re planning a trip, and if I’m being honest it’s quite overwhelming. When planning, there's a lot to consider like budget, schedule, things to do, and location. I’ve put together our favorite websites to help you plan a trip. Happy planning! 

Flights

6 websites to help you plan a trip: flights, accomodations and itinerary

Before you can book any accomodations you need to figure out the flight situation. There are so many different ways you can do this, whether you have specific dates and a destination or have flexible dates and no destination in mind.

Google Flights

Google Flights is great when you don't have a destination in mind or to check out different airlines and route options. It’s also a great tool for when you want a spontaneous weekend getaway; just plug in your dates then see what cheapest flight destinations pop up. Once you figure out the ideal airline and route, you can book with the relevant airline. 

Kayak 

Kayak is another great platform because it offers hotel, flight and rental car information. All airlines are aggregated into Kayak so you can see all of the results for your travel dates and destinations. You can also set it up to alert you if your itinerary price changes (either up or down). You can also book directly through Kayak. 

Itinerary

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Before we go anywhere we soak up as much information as we can through friend recommendations, online research, etc.

Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor is a great platform to read reviews on hotels, restaurants, attractions, etc. It’s important to read through the reviews and photos carefully because you get the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to reviewers. For example, you’ll see only 2 stars from someone because “there was too much sand at the beach” so you’ll have to use your own judgement for those.

Will Journey

Will Journey is a newly launched site to discover travel itineraries for photographers, foodies, beach bums and adventurers. They just launched their first super detailed itinerary of Alaska. I’d imagine as they grow they will be launching more and more travel destinations to help with an itinerary. 

Accomodations

Planning a trip? These websites will save you money and plan a great trip!

Sometimes we like hotels and sometimes we prefer an apartment or house, it all depends on the length of our trip. but hey, there's an app for that ;-) 

Airbnb

Airbnb is great because you can stay at an apartment or house, instead of a hotel. A few tips when looking for an Airbnb is to check out what the previous reviewers said, check on the location, amenities, etc. There is also a few other similar websites like this: VRBO and Home Away.

Hotel Tonight

Hotel Tonight is great for those last minute hotel bookers (i.e. same day booking). You can book a hotel room up to seven says in advance, however the most saving is on the same day booking because the hotel would rather fill the room at a discounted rate then no one at all. 

What are some of your favorite travel sites when booking a trip? I’d love to know in the comments below. 

How To Read Your Uber Rating?

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Find out how to read your Uber rating?

We always rate out Uber drivers after the ride, but did you know they are also rating you? And not you can see your score. My husband and I saw out scores together, and I'm proud to say my score is higher than my husbands (boom diggity)!!

Simply open up your Uber app, go to the profile icon in the top left, go to Help > Account > I'd like to know my rating > Submit. Boom! You should then get a pop-up telling your average trip rating. 

What's your Uber rating? Was it lower or higher than you thought? 

One Piece Swimsuits Under $100

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Click one-piece to shop!

Y'all what is going on with the one-piece swimsuits this year? I've never owned a one piece or have had any desire to buy one...until now. And I'll be completely honest with you, I texted all my friends and asked if it was weird that I liked this swim suit and they all agreed it was so cute! I don't know what's going on in the swim world, but these one piece swimsuits are too cute to pass up with the cutouts, plunging necklines, and super cute designs.

I've been on the swimsuit look our because we're headed to Bali next month and I have to say, at least one of these one-pieces swimsuits will end up in my suitcase. What are your favorites?