Mermaid Tales | Casual Living with a Coastal Twist.Ideas for Casual Stress-free Living
Find easy stress-free recipes, entertaining ideas, and tips for living better while spending less.
Casual Living with a Coastal Twist.
Coastal Decorating Ideas
Coastal Inspired Food and Drink
Casual Party & Entertaining Ideas
Travel Tips & Coastal Destinations
Coastal Camping Trips and Tips.
Casual Stress-free Wellness + Fitness tips.
Eat + Drink
Recipes for Casual Living
Casual Coastal Inspired Recipes, Food, and Drinks.
Tequila Mockingbird – Spicy Tequila Cocktail. Muddled watermelon and fresh jalapeno with tequila is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.
Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita. This spicy tequila cocktail mixed with a traditional Jalisco Sangrita. Sangrita’s are my new cocktail obsession. Sangrita or “little blood” has traditionally been served as a chaser for excellent quality tequila. It would have been a mixture of fruit juices and finely ground chili pepper. Many sangrita recipes call for tomato juice, but that would not have been part of the traditional recipe, the original recipe would have been made from leftover juice from fresh fruit salads and changed based on the fruits used.
Today’s cocktail culture is creating very intriguing sangritas as an ingredient in some pretty amazing tequila cocktails. This recipe calls for a combination of grapefruit, orange, and lime with a touch of spicy jalapeno pepper.
Spicy Blackberry Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers is an easy appetizer or main dish for your next backyard barbecue. The tartness of blackberries combined with the smoky bourbon and a touch of honey makes these chicken skewers irresistible.
Sheet Pan-Roasted Root Vegetables pair perfectly with grilled or slow-cooked meats, BBQ chicken, and roast pork.
Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets are by far my favorite beignet in the New Orleans area. Served with café au lait beignets are quintessential New Orleans breakfast or late night treat, and makes an awesome brunch dessert.
Entertain + Party
Cocktails + Party Plans
Entertaining & Party Ideas for your Casual Lifestyle
Casual Living, Coastal Inspired Party + Entertaining Ideas
Recipes + Food + Cocktails.
Celebrate mom with one of these amazing and super easy Mother’s Day Menus. Everything from a simple and elegant Mother’s Day brunch to an extravagant dinner feast and a backyard barbeque or a happy-go-lucky Mother’s Day picnic. There is definitely a menu plan for your lifestyle – all super easy and totally stress-free.
Celebrate Mom with a fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch. This menu is the perfect way to enjoy a day with your mom. Happy Mother’s Day
Strawberry Rosemary Frosé is the perfect adult slushy for summer. Frozen rose wine with strawberry and a rosemary simple syrup. Yum.
No Derby Party is complete without the Mint Julep and the Honey Mint Julep is the perfect twist on the traditional Kentucky Derby beverage.
Learn how to make the perfect old fashioned. The old Fashioned is a classic cocktail everyone should know how to make.
Chief Mermaid & Mojito MakerThis is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun.
Life’s amazing. Want to learn more?
Casual, Coastal Decorating
DIY + Create
DIY & Decorating Ideas for your Casual Lifestyle
Coastal Decorating Tips + Beach House Style.
Create Your Dream Master Bedroom for under $400. This easy DIY project will take your masterberoom from blah and booring to wow.
I love my kitchen…
But that wasn’t always the case. Take a look at how our kitchen looked when we moved in.
Travel + Travel Tips
Travel Inspiration + Coastal Destination Guides + Bucket List
The Ultimate Stress Free Travel Wardrobe. The ultimate packing list to help you pack the perfect travel wardrobe for comfort and style.
The Ultimate Packing List for Rome in the Fall will help you plan the perfect travel wardrobe to keep you looking stylish and feeling comfortable.
Find Natural Cures for Seasickness and Nausea. Try one of these cures – ginger, peppermint, acupressure or aromatherapy.
Camping + Camping Recipes
Coastal Camping Ideas + Camping Tips + Camping Recipes
Learn the secrets to Making the Best Pancakes – Ever. Step-up your pancake making with these game-changing pancake making tips.
Cutest-ever Easter Bunny Pancake Recipe. All the kids will love these bunny pancakes. They taste delicious and are almost to cute to eat.
Slow Cooker Sweet Heat Spice Rubbed Chicken is the perfect low-calorie, set-and-forget slow cooker chicken. Serve on salad or with fresh veggies.
St Patrick’s Day Recipes. Start the day with Irish Buble and Squeak Eggs Benedict. For supper serve Irish stew, soda bread and sherry trifle.
The Tipsy Mermaid Rum Punch Cocktail is filled with all sorts of boozy goodness 4 types of rum, Green Chartreuse, blue curaçao, pineapple, and lime juice
Wellness + Fitness
Casual, Easy, Stress-free Wellness & Fitness Tips
Beginners Fitness Plan – 5 Simple Steps. Try this Fun and Easy Beginners Fast Start Fitness Plan to jumpstart your weight loss plan, feel better or just get your body moving and feeling healthy.
15 Simple Happiness Hacks. Simple things you can do right now to be happier in this moment no matter what is happening in your life.
Try these Secret Hacks to Keep Your Backyard Bug Free. Your next backyard barbecue is guaranteed to be bug-free. Your guest will thank you.
Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent. No more dangerous chemicals, sticky sprays, and stinky bug spray. Try one of these recipes for Essential Oil Bug Repellent.