My Sister Was Here… A Week Ago

They visit was exactly as I imagined, lots of food, drinks and giggles.  She got to spend some bonding time with RJ.  When we’re in NYC, we’re all over the place.  So, she doesn’t get a lot of one-on-one time with him.  Coming here to visit is a great way to avoid that.  *Too bad that’s not understood by others*  Anyway, it we had a blast.  I got to show her around our beautiful city and surrounding area. I can’t wait to do it again next year!



Downtown Greenville – Falls Park



Beautiful view of the mountains from Biltmore House in Asheville


These mojitos gave LIFE to my sister, Hubby and me! They are beyond YUMMY!  My co-worker made these for another co-worker’s baby shower, a couple of months ago *Yeah, we had mojitos at a baby shower! We’re lushes like that! The mom to be had a virgin one* Anyway, they are oh so good.  Here’s the recipe, because sharing is caring:

1 cup fresh squeezed limes (pulp, too)
1 pkg fresh mint leaves (if you pull it from the garden, one fistful of leaves). Remove leaves from stem and tear loosely.
2 cups sugar
2 shots Bacardi white rum (never dark!)– this is to taste – add more or less
2 liter bottle 7-up (you won’t need the whole bottle)
Pour lime juice and sugar into large glass pitcher. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Add mint leaves. Let it sit for about 5 mins. Stir again.
Add 1 shot rum. Let mixture sit for another 5 mins.
At this point you can let it sit for up to 30 mins before adding 7UP.  Mint leaves wilt so don’t let it sit too long.
Stir in 7 Up – slow process because it froths up. Leave a bit of room at top in case you want to add more rum
Taste it! Add more rum if you want a little more kick. Sunday’s batch had 2 shots.

PS this recipe has actually made me want an electric juicer for the first time ever!



I also added to my ink collection!! I’ve been wanting this tattoo since I had RJ.  However, I got my first tattoo when I was 18.  I’d forgotten what it felt like and was apprehensive about the would be pain.  Turns out it’s bearable!

BTW This one, RJ’s birthday, took only 20 mins.


  • Reply Kita July 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    18 5 yrs ago did I read that right lol. Love when family comes to visit hope she had a relaxing time.

    • Reply Jenni July 9, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      LOL Damn Kita, you outed me! LOL Ok, so add 10 onto that 5. Geez! LOL

      • Reply Cam | Bibs and Baubles July 23, 2013 at 1:59 am

        I was right there with Kita… I re-read that a couple of times. I was like man, I’m old!

  • Reply Krissy July 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I know Kita I said the same thing, that makes you 23. I would have never guessed!

    I’m glad you had a great time with your sister. Your son favors her a little too

    • Reply Jenni July 9, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      LOL I can’t get anything by you ladies!! I was 23 ten years ago;)

  • Reply Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama July 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I WAS ABOUT TO SAY TILL I READ THE COMMENTS. It was if I didn’t know you at all. I’m sitting here like HOW did this girl pull the wool over my eyes for this long?! lmao

    • Reply Jenni July 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      LMBO!!! I will never see 23 again, but I’m cool with that.

  • Reply Brandi July 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    So glad you had a nice visit with your sister. I will be trying your drink recipe very soon!!

    • Reply Jenni July 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Great! Let me know what you think when you do.

  • Reply Amber July 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I have one tattoo and have never wanted another one until recently. I doubt I’ll ever go through with it, but if I do, it’d have something to do with my NattyBear!

    • Reply Jenni July 28, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      I was fine with the two I had until RJ came along. I just had to find the nerve to go through with it again.

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