‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Margarita Day

Fruity & slushy.  A perfect treat after a long day. 
If you’re sitting on a beach or at home it’s time to
‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Margarita Day!

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Even though it is going to be 70 degrees day in Michigan, we are actually still in Winter.  Try this Winter Citrus Margarita from Cake N Knife because you know a cool down is on its way.

Winter Citrus Margarita from Cake N Knife | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Is it a Mojito?  Is it a Margarita?  Mojito Margaritas from How Sweet It Is combines the best of both worlds.

 Mojito Margaritas from How Sweet It Is | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Journals are all the rage right now.  If you have one mark this day with Margarita love with this Margarita Paper Clip from Nonie’s Custom Creation, a Michigan based Etsy shop.

Margarita Paper Clip from Nonies Custom Creation | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This Salted Watermelon Margaritas from Wicked Spatula has a rimmed edge of salt and chili powder.  What a lovely spicy combination.

Salted Watermelon Margaritas from Wicked Spatula | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Speaking of spicy try this Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita from As Easy As Apple Pie.  AS funky as it is fresh.

Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita from As Easy As Apple Pie | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Let your Margarita loving friend know your thinking about them with this When Life Gives You Limes card from Tick Tock Press.  You will also be supporting a Michigan based business.

When Life Gives You Limes card from Tick Tock Press | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Cotton Candy Margaritas from Such The Spot will take you to the carnival even in the middle of Winter.

Cotton Candy Margaritas from Such The Spot | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
What’s better than drinking a Margarita?  How about having your house smell like one?  The Burning Mitten will have your house smelling sweet with this Margarita  Candle.

The Burning Mitten Margarita Candle | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Stock up on the ice.  Get out your flip flops.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Toasted Marshmallow Day

Whether you put them on a stick or fancy skewer. 
Toasted over an open campfire or stove top.
Or do you get more creative?  It’s time to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for
Toasted Marshmallow Day

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With school either in session or about to be (we still have 1 more week) these Toasted Marshmallow Vanilla Bean Rice Krispie Treats from Good Morning Cali would make a perfect treat for the kiddos after a long day of learning.

Toasted Marshmallow Vanilla Bean Rice Krispie Treats from Good Morning Cali Think making your own ice cream is intimidating?  Think again.  Enjoy some Easy Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream from Home Cooking Memories in no time at all.

Easy Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream from Home Cooking MemoriesRight away when I think of ‘Toasted Marshmallows’ I think of sitting around a warm campfire on a Fall evening.  Designate your favorite hangout with this adorable sign ‘Where Friends and Marshmallows Get Toasted at the Same Time Sign’.  They are actually made by ucSign right in the town next to us. We love to keep it local.

Toasted Marshmallow Sign from ucSignsThis picture says a thousand words.  Gooey, chocolatey, rich, delicious, eat the whole pan worthy.  Making these Decadent S’mores Brownies from The Beach House Kitchen is on the agenda for the weekend.

Decadent S’mores Brownies from The Beach House Kitchen I have an absolute weakness for shakes.  They are so good.  This Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake from Shared Appetite looks like the perfect treat for a late summer afternoon.

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake from Shared AppetiteIf camping isn’t your thing but you want to revel in the scent of all things marshmallow try this Toasted Marshmallow Scented Soy Wax Candle from WixWax Candles, a Michigan based Etsy store.

Toasted Marshmallow Scented Soy Wax Candle from WixWax CandlesChocolate and marshmallow meet cookie.  These  S’mores Cookie Cups from Liv For Cake might be the ‘perfecta trifecta’.

S’mores Cookie Cups from Liv For Cake. As much as we are still in Summer we have to admit that the cooler weather is coming sooner than we would like.  When it does you can warm up with Toasted Marshmallow Cream Hot Chocolate from How Sweet It Is.

oasted Marshmallow Cream Hot Chocolate from How Sweet It IsFind a flame.  Don’t burn your mouth or fingers. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Book Lovers Day

Books can take you to places you’ve never been.
Open one and set off on your journey.

It’s time to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Book Lovers Day.

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Since I am a lover of books I think a great place to start is with my favorite, She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.  I read this book every year around my birthday and have for over 15 years.  It’s touching and heartbreaking.  Teaches you that you can get what you want but quickly realize it’s not what you need.  Just beautiful.


Are you a horror genre fan?  I am.  Bird Box: A Novel by Josh Malerman will keep you up at night.  Fun Fact:  This book is based in Michigan.  The author is a fellow Michigander as well.


While I’m mainly a fiction lover, this book really drew me in with its title and had me reading it in just a few days. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do by Sarah Knight.  Trust me, DO spend your time on this book.

This little Literary Cuff Bracelet from Michigan Based Etsy shop kaieldesigns states the truth ‘So Many Books, So Little Time’.  Wear your love of literature everywhere you go.

Literary Cuff Bracelet, So Many Books, So Little Time, Book Jewelry, Literary Jewelry from kaieldesigns
Enjoy your book with a cup of English Breakfast Tea from Novel Teas.  25 individual bags with literary quotes to inspire.

Put that delicious tea in this beautiful Thomas Jefferson quoted mug that simply states the fact, ‘I cannot live without books.’  Created right here in Michigan by PenEndeavors.

Reader Mug Book Lover Thomas Jefferson Quote from PenEndeavors
Have you seen these candles from Paddywax whose scents are based on your favorite authors?  The Charles Dickens Collection of Tangerine, Juniper & Cloves sounds amazing.  They come in travel size as well.

Don’t ever worry about losing your place or your focus when this Spoon Bookmark keeps reminding you ‘One more chapter…’  From MTurnerDesigns, a Michigan based Etsy shop.

Spoon bookmark, One more chapter, Vintage silver spoon bookmark, Book club, Book lover gift, Unique bookmarks, Upcycled gift idea from MTurnerDesigns
Turn off your phone.  Curl Up.  Celebrate. 

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Waffle Iron Day

Belgium, American or Liège.
Fresh fruit & syrup.  Savory & chewy.
There are so many ways to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Waffle Iron Day.

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First thing, the appliance that this day is inspired by.  The Oster DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker will get you started without breaking the bank.

What would any Waffle Themed post be without the Perfect Belgium Waffles recipe?  Head over to My Poached Egg to get the delicious details.  Added bonus for the Simple Berry Compote to top them with.

My Poached Egg Perfect Belgium Waffles recipe
If you’ve grown tired of traditional syrup why now try Simple Peach Syrup from The Grant Life.  A perfect compliment to your Summertime breakfast.

Simple Peach Syrup from The Grant Life

Why not wear your waffles?  The Foxy Hipster, a Michigan based Etsy shop, has these Waffle Stud Earrings that come complete with little pats of butter.

The Foxy Hipster Waffle Stud Earrings
Are you a crafty waffle lover?  If so whip up this Breakfast Time Cross-Stitch Pattern from the Michigan Etsy shop Acrylicana.  Frame your work and hang in the nearest breakfast nook.

Breakfast Time Cross-Stitch Pattern from Acrylicana
No one says that the waffles you make have to be sweet.  Cooking with Janica proves that with this Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffle Sandwich Recipe.

Cooking with Janica Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffle Sandwich Recipe
Do you love them as much as Leslie Knope from Parks & Recreation?

Leslie Knope loves all things waffle! Print this cute quote out and hang in your breakfast nook.
Please feel free to print this out.  Click on the picture to take you to the download.

If you truly don’t feel like making a waffle your house can at least smell like you did with this JJ’s Diner – Parks and Recreation Inspired – 8oz Soy Wax CandleLemon Cake Studios, an Etsy shop right here in Michigan, has done all the hard work for you.

JJ's Diner - Parks and Recreation Inspired - 8oz Soy Wax Candle - Breakfast Food

Whip up some batter. Top it off. Celebrate.

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