Friendship Struggles

 

I know you've heard it all over social media snd the web, find your tribe, build your tribe, etc...etc... For some this seems so easy and effortless and others, well it's not. You hide behind your devices, and most of the time life seems emotionally awkward and a feeling of displacement. Just know you're not alone and definitely not the only one that struggles with connecting with people. It's so easy to say build a tribe however today, people seem less connected than ever.  I understand. Please know you're not alone in this struggle, please don't allow yourself to be  bothered by what ups see online, most of it isn't real. Take time to love the ones you're with and make an effort to make real connections with real people you can engage with real conversation, love and laughter.

Taking Life One Day At A Time

Xoxo

Your Girlfriend Next Door
Andrea

 

Galentine's Day Red Velvet Champagne Float

 

Happy Galentine's Day! 

Now we all love our partners, significant others, etc. but what about that special friend in our life? It's the person who always offer a shoulder we cry on, you can vent to, takes your call, simply put, the person you couldn't see life without. Valentine's Day is a day we can cherish those who are very special to us. Take a little time out of your day to celebrate friendship.  I've provided you with a fun idea to let your besties know how much you care.

Red Velvet Champagne Float

1 Cup Chilled Heavy Whipping Cream

1/4 Light Brown Sugar

3 Dashes Lorann Professional Kitchen Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion  
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Why Friendships End And HOW TO GET OVER IT | Girl Chat Friday

 

Many times we don't realize we're living with toxic friendships until they're gone.  This week we're discussing it's not always your fault when a friend decides to cleanse. Most times we're left lost and confused, but later we learn we're able to survive and are grateful for the good times. It's about getting to a place of healing, forgiveness, and moving on.

Xoxo

Your Girlfriend Next Door
Andrea

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS FOR YOUR FRIENDS OR "GALENTINE"

While traditionally Valentine’s Day is for couples, to me it’s a day to celebrate love, so why not treat your best girlfriend?  We all love our girlfriends. Hey, we can even treat ourselves! I rounded up a great selection of gifts at all different price-points, trying to accommodate every budget. I think I've checked off a variety of boxes. From beauty to comfort our tea and coffee drinkers, and  even our sexy gal pal. I have you covered. Now, its time to celebrate the day of L.O.V.E. 

Simply click on the pics and shop away!

XOXO
Your Girlfriend Next Door
Andrea

COTTON CANDY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL BONGS

 

Champagne All Day!  Oops I should have said Rosé, it's your choice. Do you want to make a statement at your next "Girls Night In?" Cotton candy makes beautiful cocktails, not only is it tasty but perfect for a garden party, wedding, or any other special event. The cotton candy will dissolve when it hits the champagne, creating a sweet champagne cocktail. This is what I call a champagne bong! 

I Love a fun girls night in. The best part, I'm able to be creative with games, drinks and conversation topics. However, the drinks are my favorite, by now I'm sure you can tell I have a passion for a good crafted concoction. When my girls come over, I love to serve small individual drinks when possible. I found Mionetto Prosecco to be one of the best choices for a party. You're able to get a box of 12 for a very reasonable price. Depending on your glass size you should be able to enjoy two glasses of this beautiful bubbly. The Box offers a Brut as well as a Rosé.

Now for the cocktail, I know fresh cotton candy is not always easy to find, but I found Twirl Cotton Candy online. 

Twirl Cotton Candy, known for its light, fluffy, and flavor-filled twirls was created by Lauren Bazunu, also known as Toast from the Host . She wanted to share her childhood memory of this classic treat with those around her and give her clients another event experience unlike any other. Whether celebrating a milestone event or to fulfill a sweet tooth craving - Twirl Cotton Candy is the fix you didn't know you needed. 

"Cotton candy is a pure and simple treat, my goal is to have cotton candy grow up with me...hence the gourmet  flavors."

New flavors being crafted from scratch, Twirl Cotton Candy is known for their alcohol infused flavors. From lemon drop sour to tequila sunrise to the staple strawberry champagne.

I encourage everyone to support small businesses. 

Girls night would not be complete without a small shot of something. Generally, tequila but I wanted to switch it up a bit.  That's usually when the giggles begin and the party really starts pumping. I included a Spiced Rum Berry shot. Be careful a little goes a long way!

INGREDIENTS Cotton Candy Champagne:

  • 1 bottle of champagne, sparkling wine or rose champagne
  • cotton candy flavor of your choice 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Pour champagne into glasses about 2/3 full.  Do not fill to the top as you do not want the champagne to touch the cotton candy until people are ready to drink. I placed straws on each glass to ensure each of my friends could enjoy the experience as they arrived.

 iNGREDIENTs Spiced Rum Berry Shot

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 3 cups of mixed berries
  • 2 cups spiced rum of  your choice

DIRECTIONS:

1.  In a medium pot add water, sugar, cinnamon stick, and cloves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add 2 cups of  fruit the mixture, allow it to simmer as you get ready for your guest (approximately 30-45 min)  Once its done, strain and set aside to cool.  Take your spices rum and pour in your mixture stir, mix well!  Use your favorite shot glasses and add a couple of berries to each glass. Before your guest arrive pour up the shots!

And there you have it. A perfect "Girls Night In"

Xoxo

Your Girlfriend Next Door
Andrea