Happy Friday!

If you’re following me on Instagram you may know that I just got back from a Disneyworld/Universal Studios trip, which has been on my bucket list forever. In honor of the trip, this week’s Friday post features one of my favorite fandoms of all time, Harry Potter.

Happy Friday!
Happy Friday!

Harry Potter World was incredible. We spent 80% of our time in Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. My favorite ride by far was The Forbidden Journey through Hogwarts – I rode that 3 times :P

Before we left for the trip, I knew I wanted to purchase some magical pins to wear at Harry Potter. How cute are these? The golden snitch is from Goellnerd Pins and the witch hat is from The Clever Clove.

The fourth book is my favorite (though it’s my least favorite movie). I love Fleur Delacour and bought her interactive wand at the park ^^ I love this print of the Hogwarts castle, with the Beauxbatons carriage and the Drumstrang ship.

If you’ve been to Disney World or Universal, which ride is your favorite?

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Pretty Sweets | Summer Treats

It’s almost summer, and that means craving all sorts of ice cream and frozen treats. Here’s a round-up of some delicious and pretty summer treats that I can’t wait to try out.

Pretty Sweets | Summer Treats


Grapefruit Tartlets | Spring Bouquet Popsicles | Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Kebobs
Champagne Raspberry Popsicles | Frozen Raspberry Banana Muffins | Honey Lavener Cupcakes
Ice Cream Cookie Cups | Birthday Ice Cream Cake | Rhubarb Tart

If you want more pretty sweets inspiration, I have a whole archive here. What will you be making for treats this summer?

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A Toast To Overwatch

OK, I swear not everything I do has to do with geeky cocktails! I’m again collaborating on Drunkenwatch, though I know that’s all I’ve been posting lately! I have so many ideas for posts but not enough time to do them, so for now this series is taking priority.

This week’s installment is a champagne toast to Overwatch’s 1 year anniversary! We didn’t make up a drink, and instead are toasting using the classic champagne cocktail, Kir Speciale. I’ll post the recipe below if you don’t know how to make it :)

This week we’re featuring the usual squad of Skowalz, AcornBandit, silenced_knight, with special guest streamer Starbuck!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

The whole reason I started playing Overwatch was to play DVa (who isn’t even my main anymore), so it’s about time we featured a DVa-themed post. To toast with us and make a Kir Speciale:

You will need (makes 1):
  • Champagne
  • Blackcurrant liqueur (Creme de Cassis)
  • Triple Sec (just a splash)
  • Raspberries or blackberries (for garnish)

Not pictured: we forgot to add the berries to the top for a little extra flair! Epic fail. They really make the drink!

Directions:
  • Pour champagne into a flute, 3/4 full
  • Drizzle in the blackcurrant liquor and triple sec
  • Add a few raspberries/blackberries to the top
  • Wait for the ingredients to settle, and enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

Sam got me this cute DVa jacket for my birthday, so I took the opportunity to throw together a fun casual cosplay – nothing serious, and I already owned the shirt and wig. DVa is fun to cosplay!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch
Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

And as a final side note to Overwatch: THANK YOU for giving me tons of art, cosplay, and blog post ideas this past year…I’m looking forward to lots of creative ideas in the upcoming year!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch “Piece Of Cake!” Shot

Happy Friday! Yes, we have yet another Overwatch geeky cocktail! Drunkenwatch is an ongoing collaboration with Skowalz, AcornBandit, and silenced_knight.

This week we’re doing something a little different – Mercy-themed for her voice line “Piece of cake!” This is also based on the fact that we wanted birthday cake shots becuase my birthday is tomorrow :) So of course I used this opportunity to dress in casual Mercy and take some photos :) I’ve never done anything birthday-related on the blog so I was really excited for this.

Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot
Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot

This recipe was originally found on Bailey’s website, though we added a modification.

You will need (makes 2):
  • 2 oz of cake flavored vodka
  • 1 oz of Baileys (original recipe calls for Vanilla Cinnamon, but it’s seasonal so we used plain), OR
  • 1 oz of RumChata (for a different flavor other than coffee)
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles

Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot

Directions:
  • Mix the vodka and Bailey’s/RumChata with ice in a shaker
  • Strain into shot glasses, and fill almost to the top
  • Add whipped cream and sprinkles
  • Cheers!

Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot

As always, if you make this drink, let me know! I’d love to hear or see how it turned out.

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May Faves

I don’t know where you live but it has been unseasonably cold and raining since May started – it’s such a bummer! I was getting excited at the prospect of warm weather and light jackets but nope, the coats and tights remain. Despite the gloom, here are some fun favorites for May!

Kyla Is Inspired | May Faves

Antisocial Clamshell Pin | This is the perfect pin for an introvert like me that still wants to feel that magical pull but wants to spend time alone ;) Who doesn’t love a mermaid theme?

Galaxy Momiji Doll| I love everything space-related and this cute gal by Luli Bunny for Momini is throwing some sassy 70’s vibes – she’d make a great addition to any vinyl toy collection.

Snow White Bag | Or in the witty way Modcloth names items, “It’s Off To Quirk We Go”.

Tangerine Butter Cookies | I’ve lost my sweet tooth over the years but oh my gosh do these cookies from Bakers Royale look delicious. They are baked with olive oil which I’m really curious about!

Blackberry Lavender Champagne Cocktail | This recipe from The Adventure Bite looks and sounds so refreshing – and it’s pretty, too!

Teddy Bear Umbrella | OK, I know it’s raining, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a cute umbrella! The teddy bears on this one remind me of rilakkuma ^^

Unicorn Table Lamp | What does it say about me that I love a lamp found on a children’s site? Probably that I should be 20 years younger…but seriously, how cute is this lamp??

 

What are you most excited about this month?

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