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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Free Printable Planning Stickers | May 2017

I fully admit, I’ve gotten deep into “happy planning”, or planner decorating each week. I started last year and bought an even bigger planner to decorate this year ^^ I save all sorts of goodies from conventions and packaging to use as scrapbook material for each week. It’s gotten to be a “Sunday ritual” for me to choose a theme and decorate for that week. It’s pretty therapeutic, even if I don’t exactly use a planner on the daily. It’s mostly used to schedule blog posts and decide what to work on each night.

Because of that, and because I’m still trying to keep up with #ArtEveryWeek, I thought it would be fun to offer free printable stickers for you to use in your own planners! All you need is a printer and some good sticker paper (I like this paper).

Free Printable Planning Stickers

Free Printable Planning Stickers
Free Printable Planning Stickers

>> DOWNLOAD YOUR STICKERS <<


Happy Planning! If you end up using these, let me know :)


(also, PS – I’ve made a separate Instagram account for my blog and illustrations
since my main is pretty cosplay-heavy – @kylaisinspired)

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Yikes, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these!

I couldn’t be happier that the weather is starting to warm up – I actually fractured my foot back in January and was in a boot for 8 weeks D: I didn’t get much exercise during that time so I’m really glad I can start going for long walks again.

Happy Friday!
Happy Friday!

Unicorn Pinata – Ok, I’m totally posting this one because of the unicorn frappuccino’s…which by the way, I haven’t tried. I admit I have a large curiosity about them but from what I’ve heard, it’s not worth it. So instead have this fun little piñata – or make an army of many

1930’s Inspired Seventh Heaven Cocktail – it’s no surprise I love a good cocktail, and this vintage one both looks and sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it out!

Anti Depressants Poster – how cute is this poster! Kitties sure do make a good anti-depressant, and this poster makes me smile so much.

What are you loving this week?

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