Friday, July 31, 2009

~Friday Shopping~

How about blingy Cake Toppers? A very elegant way to top off your cake.

Elegance Initials Cake Jewelry Set

This very traditional lettering style and Swarovski crystal inlay gives your cake top a formal flourish. You choose a gold or silver finish to best match your theme. Each solid metal letter measures 4.5" tall. The set includes two letters and a 2.25" tall ampersand. With the clear plastic stem at the base, it's easy to arrange and securely anchor each piece into the cake.

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Available from That's My Topper

Monday, July 27, 2009

Beverage Monday

MMM, Chocolate!
I am going to veer away from actual beverages today and talk about chocolate. I saw this product in the summer edition of Bride and Bloom and thought it would be a perfect fit for Beverage Monday. It is for the wine lover who happens to love chocolate, too. It is called CocoaVinoso™. It is a premium dark chocolate that is blended exclusively from the highest quality cacao beans imported from around the world. You can enjoy it by itself or pair it with the corresponding red wine. They have all kinds of other fun pairings on their website. Check them out.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Going down the aisle

Ok I don't usually prowl You Tube, but this was emailed to me. It surely is a different way to go down the aisle! You usually see choreographed dances when the bridal party is introduced, but not going down the aisle!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Beverage Monday

I don't know where you are but here in Southern California we are in the middle of a heat wave. So I am thinking frozen drinks. Nice and refreshing to cool you off. They all are a little different in color and flavor.

Blonde Bombshell
2 cups crushed ice
5 shots Bacardi® light rum
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate

Add ice, rum, and frozen lemonade concentrate to a blender. Blend at high speed. Pour into a Margarita Glass.

Midori Chan
1 part rum
1 part pina colada mix
1 part Midori® melon liqueur
2 slices canned pineapples

Add ingredients to a blender with ice and mix until desired consistency is achieved. Strain into a Highball Glass with/without ice.

Royal Peaches & Cream
1 1/2 oz DeKuyper® Peachtree schnapps
1/2 oz Crown Royal® Canadian whisky
1/2 oz Cointreau® orange liqueur
1 1/2 oz heavy cream
2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and no chunks of ice are present. Pour into a Mason Jar/Highball Glass and garnish with a fresh slice of peach, if desired.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Beverage Monday.

Image courtesy of The Knot

How about having your something blue in a glass!

Something Blue

  • 2 oz Hpnotiq
  • 2 oz white wine
  • 1 oz ginger ale
Put the ingredients in order into a Champagne Glass.

Deep Blue Sea Martini

  • 2 oz Blue Ice American Vodka
  • 3/4 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 1/2 blue curacao
  • 1/2 oz pineapple juice
Put ingredients into a cocktails shaker filled with ice, Shake and strain into a chilled Martini Glass.

Blue Carnation

  • 1/2 oz White Cr De Cacao
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 2 oz Cream

Put ingredients into a Cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Martini Glass.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Buy A Joyeux Day Stuff!

You can now buy items that say A Joyuex Day Weddings & Events, I am A Joyeux Bride or I love A Joyeux Blog. You can these and more at the A Joyeux Day Store at Zazzle.

Friday, July 3, 2009

My Nephew & His Bride

Here is a glimpse of the happy couple. More professional photos are posted on Amber Medley Photography's blog of Kevin & Kristen's Wedding. Check it out to see more. Except she didn't post any of my son! :( The flower girls are my nieces. Happy one week anniversary you two!

Fourth of July Beverages

Dress by Lady Roi. I think it is discontinued.
Here is a bonus Beverage 'Monday" edition this week. In honor of the USA's birthday tomorrow I am featuring American Cocktails. Enjoy your weedend. Have fun & be safe.

All American
  • 1 oz. Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Southern Comnfort
  • Coca Cola
Put alcohol in a highball filled with ice. Add Coke.

Cherry Patroit by SKYY Infusions
  • 1 ½ oz SKYY Infusions Cherry Vodka
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ oz. Cointreau
  • ½ oz. Sweet vermouth
  • ¾ oz. rye whiskey
  • 2 oz soda

Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon zest and cherry.

American Beauty
  • 1 oz Brandy
  • 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 tsp White Creme de Menthe
  • 1 oz Orange juice
  • 1 tsp Grenadine
  • 1/2 oz Tawny port

In a shaker half-filled with ice, combine the brandy, vermouth, creme de menthe, orange juice, and grenadine. Shake and stain into a cocktail glass. Pouring slowly and carefully, float the port on top

  • 2 oz Wild Turkey
  • 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
Fill a shot glass almost to the top with Wild Turkey and add 4 dashes of tabasco sauce. Drink quickly!


Recipies from Drink of the Week.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm Tweeting

Ok, I finally did it and signed up for Twitter.
You can follow me @ajoyeuxday.
What are you up to?