Five on Friday: August Goals

Oh okay, fine. Its actually Saturday and I’m a day late for Five on Friday. I was off living life and enjoying having company. I won’t apologize, I’ll just play catch up here.


1. Fitness. I have to have my yearly check-up at the doctor’s office at the end of this month. So my goal for that is to have great blood pressure, weigh around 150 (less would rock, but I won’t be greedy), and just feel good about the state of my health in general. Oh I’m not worried about it in general now, but I could do better. Exercise a little more. Watch what I eat a little more careful. Baby steps. August is a good month for it.

2. Work. A web-site complete, a business card complete, and a whole new logo for another business. All these things completed and new projects on my plate. That is my goal.

3. Photography. HAVE MY PHOTOGRAPHY SITE DONE. It’s about time, right?

4. Travel plans. I have some traveling to do coming up. I want to have all that planned out, figured out, and set up and off my to do list.

5. Smell the roses. Doing that already. I have a busy month ahead, but I need to take time to enjoy life. Take hubby’s motorcycle out. Go for rides. Spend time with friends and family. LIVE.


#DrinkUpLinkUp – RumChata

A few months back, when the bar I work at first got RumChata we all did a big, “What IS this stuff?” I looked it up and it claimed to be a “bartender’s best friend,” and I immediately felt kinda dumb for not know what it was already. But. I’d never heard of it!

So, of course, I immediately downloaded the RumChata app to my phone to start exploring what to do with this… stuff. And immediately, we started experimenting.

Ever since that night I’ve not looked back. It’s become a favorite item on our shelf, and I have to be quick to get a bottle at my liquor store if I want some at home because they sell out fast!


So, that being said, “What is it?”

Well, its Rum and Horchata of course.

Yeah, that didn’t help me any either. Horchata is the name of several kinds of traditional beverages, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts. *

STILL doesn’t help me any.

The way I describe it at the bar, RumChata (13.75% ABV – 27.5 proof) is like an Irish cream, only it features rum instead of Irish whisky. That’s a super crude description, but its the most general explanation I can give. If you ask me what its main flavor is, I’d have to say a combination of vanilla and cinnamon.

I’ve taken to drinking it in coffee at home. But at the bar, our favorite ways to serve it is:

Cinnamon Bun
3 pts RumChata
1 pt Kahlua

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
3 pts RumChata
1 pt  Fireball

Both have become super popular shots at the bar. Lots of ways to mix RumChata though… would love to hear how you drink it. Like I said, its become a must-have for me. How about you?



The wife of a touring musician tells it like she sees it…

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