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I listen to music every single day. I much prefer music to television, and because I work from home I include music in my daily life. I am always looking for new music to love, or I will play something from one of my many favorite musicians. I love listening as I am crafting, which is one of my many talents. Recently, I have been creating beautiful dreamcatchers as party items for entertaining. Listening to music and combining my talents of crafting make for a relaxing and productive day. I created a fun and inspiring Girly Boho Summer Festival Themed Party décor item, which is a dreamcatcher. I created this while listening to my favorite tunes. You can see later in this post how to create these for yourself.
In honor of music festival season, and tons of great concerts happening in the St. Louis area, I also created a delightfully refreshing Watermelon Cognac Summer Sip Recipe - and then served it out of a watermelon keg! Everything turned out so well, so I hope you get a chance to try this drink recipe with friends while listening to good music.
First, I wanted to start off by telling you a bit more about the mentorship that Rémy Martin Cognac is offering up.
○ Grand Prize (1): The grand prize winner will receive a mentor for one (1) year to help winner live out his/her passion and a check for $5,000 (“Grand Prize”).
○ First Prize (15 [five (5) per location]): Each first prize winner will receive two (2) tickets to a Jhené Aiko concert on either August 12, 2016 for Michigan winners, August 16, 2016 for Illinois winners, or August 17, 2016 for Missouri winners, a meet and greet with Jhené Aiko, and a Rémy Martin gift bag (“First Prize”).
○ Second Prize (30 [ten (10) per location]): Each second prize winner will receive two (2) tickets to a Jhené Aiko concert on either August 12, 2016 for Michigan winners, August 16, 2016 for Illinois winners, or August 17, 2016 for Missouri winners (“Second Prize’).
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Wooden Embroidery Hoop (I used a smaller one)
Ribbon, Beads, Feathers, and Embroidery Floss
Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun
1.) Heat up your glue gun and let’s get started!
Cut a long strip of lace, which will be wrapped around the outer circle part of the embroidery hoop.
Glue one short side of the strip to the inside of the circle, then wrap the lace around the entire circle, glueing whenever you see fit.
2.) Now, cut a circle of lace a little bit bigger than the interior circle, and stretch the lace around the inner circle, glueing on one side, then glue straight across, then evenly stretch out the rest of the lace on the circle. (See Figure 2)
3.) Now, we will add the pretty decorations. Cut lengths of ribbon, and glue them inside the outer circle. Then, double over your embroidery floss, and tie it to the circle. Glue everything in place.
4.) I used a big needle on the embroidery floss to get the beads onto the string. I also glued marabou feathers to the ends of the string, then wrapped and glued more ribbon around it.
5.) I also tied embroidery floss around the glasses (tapered glasses would have been way easier), then added elephant charms and more beads. I love how everything turned out!
Read on to see how I made the watermelon keg and to get the drink recipe!!!
DRINK RECIPE / WATERMELON KEG INSTRUCTIONS:
Rémy Martin 1738 or Rémy Martin VSOP
Blender or food processor for watermelon
Large spoon to scoop out watermelon
knife to cut watermelon
Large Mason Jars (to mix drink)
Watermelon Keg Tapper
For The Keg Stand:
Bowl To Hold Watermelo
1.) Cut a couple of inches off the top of your watermelon. I used painters tape to try and get a straighter cut.
2.) Scoop out insides of watermelon and blend the insides until it’s juice. Transfer to several mason jars (or other large container with a lid).
3.) For every quart of watermelon juice, add 2-3 shots of Rémy Martin.
4.) You can also add some mint and lime, if that’s your style! And to add even more summer flavor, this would be so tasty!
5.) MAKE THE KEG - Open your watermelon keg tapping kit, and follow instructions to create the keg.
6.) Set your new watermelon creation into the bowl, and set it all onto the cake stand.
7.) Fill the watermelon with your drink recipe, turn on some good tunes, and sample your new drink! Enjoy!
Rémy Martin 1738
Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal is the signature blend from the luxury House of Rémy Martin. Made from the most sought after grapes of Fine Champagne Cognac, 1738® is a tribute to almost 300 years of passionate commitment to time, tradition and respect of the land.
1738 Accord Royal is aged up to 20 years in French toasted oak casks to reveal a rich range of aromas and exceptionally round texture.
Rémy Martin VSOP
The world’s first and favorite Fine Champagne cognac
#1 V.S.O.P in the US
The art of blending hundreds of eaux-de-vie to renew the same taste every year and reveal the same signature style since it’s creation in 1927
Dominant notes of vanilla thanks to aging in large grain oak barrels. Fruity notes of ripe apricots, baked apple and elegant floral notes.