Scenes from Yesterday // 05 // Summer Days

I decided to free up some space on the phone and share a few pictures of recent summertime goodness with family and friends.

From day trips to Kimmswick with a few favorite people to lazy evenings as a threesome, date nights with the bubbs to alone time with my mama thoughts, July has been a sweet one. Sorry to see it end so soon {but then again, August brings my 30th birthday AND September brings us M’s SECOND BIRTHDAY!!}.

Hope everyone has enjoyed this month as much as we did!

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iPhone Apps // Marketing Edition

I’m a new convert when it comes to the iPhone. I switched from Android to iPhone almost 5 months ago, and while the transition was less than pleasant, I’ve realized the change was unavoidable … so I needed to grin and bare it. Although it’s still a slight adjustment, I’ve since adopted this new item as not only my phone but really as an extension to a lot of work + play projects. Of course I’m talking about the apps. Here are a few apps that I think are really helpful. I would love to know if there is an app you think is great and should become a part of my list!

iphone apps for marketers // digital marketing resources

 

Sticky


This is a fun and quick way to jot down notes or ideas. You can create separate notebooks and create individual stickies within each notebook. Really great way to organize thoughts and processes.
Price: Free

 

Gifshare


This turns your animated gifs into videos so you can share it across all social platforms, regardless if they support gifs. It’s quick, easy and functional. Super helpful if you created your gif in photoshop and are looking for a quick mobile solution.
Price: Free but the watermark is there. No watermark? Pay $2.99.

 

Google Analytics


This really needs no introduction. Get plugged into your web stats while on the go. Really easy to use and similar to the desktop application.
Price: Free

 

Party Party


The inspirational team at A Beautiful Mess came out wit this fun photo editor that allows you to put animation to your pictures as well as photo booth/film strip frames and tons of filters.
Price: $0.99

 

InsTrack


Great little application for Instagram analytics. On the desktop, I love Iconosquare, but on my smartphone, I go to this app. It lets you see who you are following, who are your fans (those who follow you but you have yet to follow), your top supporters and a few other metrics. The initial download and basic functions are free but to access even more analytics, you will pay a small fee.
Price: Free + $0.99 + $1.99

 

Bloglovin’


Can’t forget this helpful little guy! Quick and easy way to keep up on all those great blogs you follow. Although I really do prefer to read blog posts from a desktop or tablet, I find it much easier (and faster) to locate new blogs to explore from the mobile device.
Price: Free

Thankful Thursday // 06

I’m loving this summer. Absolutely loving it. Mads is getting older and enjoying every new adventure. Justin and I are relaxing more and reconnecting post-little one. Enjoying dates with my girlfriends. Energy is up. Inspiration is high. New adventures are on the horizon. Summer lovin’, havin’ a blast, kids.

I hope you are enjoying the summer breezes, family vacations, outside dining, fair food, lake cruising, sunbathing and everything in between. This week, I’m sharing my favorite summer moments from around the web … enjoy!!

{And if you want more of a sneak peek into our summer, check out the hashtag #ehnertsummer on instagram!}

Thankful Thursday // Summer Lovin'

 

// summer cocktails, because why not?

// deliciously colorful yogurt popsicles…almost too pretty to eat

// summertime in the city with amber

// the magic of motherhood *gush*

// swinging girl necklace. perfect.

// this cucumber salad

// all the sandals made by them

Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Summer Drinks | Adult Beverage Recipes for Summertime

TGIF, amiright?? Whoever said lazy summers will continue into adulthood wasn’t exactly stating facts. Do we have relaxing nights and fun weekends? Absolutely. But all the in-between stuff can be exhausting. Oof! So, I’m ringing in another summer weekend with a few delicious drinks that are also really, really pretty. Even if you don’t drink, they sure are nice to stare at for a bit. {And, a lot of these, if not all, could be made into non-alcoholic versions by just eliminating the alcohol.}

Enjoy the weekend, friends! {To visit the original source, click the pictures.}

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail | A Cozy Kitchen
Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail
6 chamomile tea bags
4 cups hot water
4 tablespoons honey
3 fluid ounces whiskey or bourbon
2 orange slices
3 lemon slices
Fresh chamomile flowers (optional)

1. To a pitcher or bowl, pour the hot water over the chamomile bags, being sure they’re completely submerged. Add the honey and stir until dissolved. Pour in the whiskey or bourbon and do a taste test. Feel free to add more, if you like. Add the orange slices and lemon slices. Allow the entire mixture to steep on the kitchen counter for 1 hour. Transfer to refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

2. To serve, add a few ice cubes to each cocktail glass. Add the mixture (you’ll have to do this in a few batches), along with ice, to a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Strain, dividing the mixture between the glasses. Repeat and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh chamomile flowers, if you like.

Serves 4-6

Red Rover Blood Orange and Bourbon Cocktail | Domestic Fits
Red Rover Blood Orange and Bourbon Cocktail
2 oz burbon
1 ½ oz blood orange juice
½ lemon juice
1 ¼ simple syrup
4 oz ginger ale
Garnish with fresh ginger, grated with a microplane or zester

1. Add bourbon, blood orange juice, lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker, shake gently.
2. Add ginger ale and stir to combine.
3. Pour into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh ginger.

Serves 1

Rosemary Gin Fizz | Cookie + Kate
Rosemary Gin Fizz
3 one-inch sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 small lemon, juiced
½ teaspoon honey
1½ ounces gin
3 ounces club soda

1. In a small drinking glass, muddle the fresh rosemary, lemon juice and honey.
2. Fill the glass with ice, then pour in the gin and top with club soda.
3. Give it a little swirl with a spoon.

Serves 1
Rhubarb Strawberry Margarita | Stir & Scribble Witty Family Food
Rhubarb Strawberry Margarita
Salt
Crushed ice
1 cup Quick Rhubarb Strawberry Jam
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup cointreau
1 cup tequila

1. Rim 4 rocks glasses with either an extra strawberry or lime wedge and dip in a bit of salt. Fill the glasses with crushed ice and set aside.

2. Stir together the jam, lime juice, cointreau, and tequila in a large pitcher breaking up the jam as much as possible. Add the ice, stir and pour into prepared glasses.

Serves 4

Whiskey Lemonade Recipe with Honey Simple Syrup | foodie crush
Whiskey Lemonade with Honey Simple Syrup
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup water
1-2 stems of your favorite herb (basil, rosemary, lavender or mint) with a few leaves reserved for garnish
1/4 cup lemonade
1 shot good whiskey
1/4 cup soda
fresh lemon slices to garnish
Instructions

1. In a small saucepan, bring water and honey to a boil. Reduce heat, add an herbal sprig and simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Let cool.
2. Fill a short glass with ice and add one shot of whiskey. Add lemonade, soda and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of honey simple syrup or to taste. Add reserved herb and lemon garnish and serve.

Serves one + extra simple syrup

Looking for even more fun and interesting recipes? Check out my cocktail hour Pinterest board!

Linking up with the lovely ladies for Good Food Friday – Check them out!

Thankful Thursday // 05

Well, we were slapped with an awesome break from the heat, hitting in the 50’s at night and 70’s – mid-80’s during the day. Lovely. {Although, it’s very possible that some of my gal pals were less than thrilled with the chilly morning temps. They’re crazy. :)} I wish this weather wouldn’t end so quickly but, alas, it is summer so I guess we will see our sweating temps again soon.

This week, I’m sharing things that really captured my heart and soul … and my sweet tooth. Hope you enjoy, friends! Have a wonderful Thursday.

Thankful Thursday on Eat. Sleep. Market.

// mommy-daughter date nights.

// danielle over at Sometimes Sweet sharing healing goodness.

// summer peach and balsamic pizza. in short, yum.

// amber’s inspiring post reminding us that everything will be okay. oh, and her pictures are gorgeous, too.

// these beautiful photos.

// choosing your battles.

// this doughnut recipe.

// open your eyes

// this pinterest board.