Strawberry Shortcake Frozen Daiquiri with #BacardiClassicCocktails

Strawberry Shortcake Frozen Daiquiri

Now that summer vacation has officially started, the week proves to be a lot more stressful than I had imagined. When the school year keeps two of the three kids busy, it's easy to forget how quickly and easily they get into little sibling spats when they're home together day after day. So when the weekend finally comes my husband and I look for ways to unwind. Sometimes that means we're firing up the grill to enjoy a casual BBQ with family, … [Read more...]

Summer Frozen Drink Ideas and a Blender Offer from Walmart

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I don't know what it's like where you're living right now but the thermostat has been rising the past few days. I've actually had to close up the windows and turn the a/c on for a few hours just to get some relief. My husband says I'm a whiner but really I'm just more like a snow bunny. When the temp gets above 75 degrees I start getting uncomfortable. That's why I'm pulling my blender out of the cabinet and giving it a home on my counter for … [Read more...]

Birthday Recipes | Lemon Meringue’s Lemonade & Orange Blossom’s Ice Cubes

Lemon Meringue Sherbet Lemonade Punch

Today we celebrated my baby girl's 4th birthday! Gosh, she's getting so big, which is a totally over-used phrase around here but it's so true. It really feels like I just brought this sleepy little bundle of love home and here she is getting ready to run off to pre-school. Anyways, Miss Emma decided she wanted to do a Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday party. Personally, I'm not a fan of the cartoon but the theme was a lot of fun to work … [Read more...]

Champagne and Strawberry Granita Recipe for New Year’s Eve

Strawberry and Champagne Granita Recipe for New Years Eve

Alcohol is something I very, very rarely drink. Special occasions and holidays you may find me taking a sip or two but it never agrees with my stomach and well, I just don't care for the taste. Unless of course it's super fruity. New Year's Eve is one of those occasions where I'll have a glass of champagne with my husband and try to enjoy it. Rather than hold my nose and swallow the champagne this year I thought it would be fun to turn it into … [Read more...]

Cozy Wintert Stove-Top Hot Cocoa Recipe

Stove-top Hot Cocoa Recipe

Seems like a good portion of the country is covered in frosty snow right about now. Not us, we managed to escape the whole snow storm by a few dozen miles. I can't hide my disappointment, I adore snow. Instead we're just hanging out in 20-something degree temperatures and partially cloudy days. So what's there to do when it's cold and no snow to sled on? We cuddle in pajamas all day with hot cocoa. For the chilly days (and nights) when I … [Read more...]

Holiday Drink Recipes for Your Keurig Brewer

Keurig Holiday Drink Recipes

So far this has been the coldest week of the year to date. All I want to do is curl up in my down comforter with a hot cup of tea and a good movie. But that cup of tea does get old. If you're like me and looking for some ways to spice up your cold weather drinks, especially if you have a Keurig Brewer, then check out the recipes below. They're a unique spin on traditional K-Cup drinks with a few extra ingredients. Recipes include: Double Spicy … [Read more...]

RECIPE | Iced Coffee Cubes with Iced Coffee Glazed Chocolate Chip Scones

chocolate chip scones with coffee glaze

During the days when my kids were babies, I often started my day with a big cup of coffee. There's nothing like a shot of caffeine to prepare you for a day of constant feedings, diaper changes and 20 minute sleep breaks. These days I've traded in my coffee cravings for something cooler. International Delight makes a carton filled with iced coffee that's pre-mixed and ready to poor over a tall glass of ice. It's refreshing on hot days like today … [Read more...]

Food Find | Jamba Juice All Natural Smoothies Kits

strawberry banana jamba smoothie

Smoothies have always been a favorite drink of mine but more so lately. I'm finding I just don't want real food for breakfast these days because it either leaves me feeling nauseous or weighted down for the rest of the day. But if I get my morning walk in and sip a smoothie all morning long, it holds me off until I have time for a late lunch. There are times I whip up a fresh smoothie like the super fruity OJ smoothie or a sunshine banana … [Read more...]

Have a Chili’s Date Night with the New CoronaRita

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This post brought to you by Chili‚Äôs Grill & Bar. All opinions are 100% mine. Date nights are far and few between for my husband and I but when we do get them, we almost always head to Chili's. It gives us an hour to experience some great food and even a few adult beverages. Sometimes we even split a drink for a little added romance. In fact, we're overdue for a date night and with the weather getting warmer it means Cinco de Mayo isn't … [Read more...]

Recipe | Sunshine Banana Smoothie

espresso banana smoothies

So what do you do with a pile of over-ripened bananas? banana bread? banana cake? ... How about a banana smoothie? That's what I find myself doing lately. As much as I love banana bread, the calories are a killer especially when I can't stop myself with just one slice. Instead I blend them up into a sweet smoothie for breakfast and reap the benefits without all of the sugar and calories in bread and cake. This is a great meal replacement … [Read more...]