Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Blonde Ambitions

Hi everyone! I'm Andrea from Blonde Ambitions & am beyond excited to be posting for Shannon today while she is relaxing on vacation! Since we are in full summer mode here in Texas I thought I would give you a little "beachy" day!

Beach homes
Here are some of my favorite coast/beach rooms! Aren't they gorgeous?

{photos via Coastal Living}

Beach outfit
I put together a little pool/beach outfit for you. I just love floppy hats and really love these DV sandals. I actually have this exact pair in gold & wear them all of the time!
beach bound

Beach Cocktail
You definitely can't have a fabulous day at the beach without a great cocktail!

Royal Orchid
recipe from Coastal Living Magazine
makes 1 cocktail

3/4 oz (1 1/2 tablespoons) St. Germain liqueur
1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) gin
1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) gold rum
1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
1 oz (2 tablespoons) guava nectar or papaya juice
Garnish: lime wedges

Combine first five ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover, and shake vigorously. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedges. 

Beach appetizer
Finally, here is a little recipe that I received from my Mom. She makes the BEST cerviche and now I can't seem to stop wanting it with the warm weather. Just warning you, it is addictive and you might eat the whole batch!

1 lb cooked shrimp, cut in 1/4 or 1/2
crab meat (I used about 1 1/2 cups)
2 tomatos, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, diced
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lime, cut into wedges for garnish

  • Place shrimp in glass bowl and cover with lime juice. Refrigerate for approximately 1 hour to allow to marinate.
  • Add remaining ingredients, gently mix and place back in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill. 
  • Serve in cocktail glasses and garnish with lime slices.
You can't beat how easy this recipe is and I definitely think it is the best cerviche I have had (but maybe I am a little biased because it is from my Momma!)

Now do I have you wanting to be my beach pal?

I hope you will hop over to Blonde Ambitions and see what my obsessions are today! Thanks for having me Shannon! 


  1. Love that beach outfit, and the cocktail looks yum!

    Laura xo

  2. Shannon - Loving what you are doing with your blog. What a great idea to have guest posters! I got on yesterdays poster's blog and signed up for the Bauble Swap. So many great ideas out there that are very marketing savvy! Keep up the good work.

    -Julie & Donna

  3. Thanks so much for having me today Shannon!

  4. Great post, Andrea! I am daydreaming about the beach. Ahhh, I'd love to be there right this minute wearing that outfit, sipping on that beverage and noshing on that ceviche! I'd totally be your beach buddy! When shall we go? :)
    Shannon, love the idea of guest bloggers! :)

  5. Ceviche is the perfect beach appetizer! Looks amazing!

  6. Andrea, you knocked it out of the park with this one!!! Why aren't you doing a giveaway for a weekend stay at your beach house!?! ;) Such a great post!!! Ceviche and cocktails all around!!



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