Category Archives for "Drinks"

December 20, 2016

Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes

Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes

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   I have kids and unfortunately they are not old enough to drink beverages with alcohol nor do I really want them to be old enough yet or drink. We  developed these Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes for them and myself. I do not drink but I hate going to a party and being the only one that doesn’t drink. I am a girly girl and I love a good looking drink without alcohol. I am the kind of chick that drives people to drink. HA, HA, HA,  what I love about this recipe is you make up the recipe and then you can add a shot of rum or vodka to the drink to make it a cocktail. I find it to be refreshing and lovely without the vodka or rum but others like that extra bit of courage or as my friend calls it “relaxing juice”.

Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes

The difference between a cocktail and mocktail is leaving out the liquor.

This is how you create our fancy lemonade mocktail:

 

Gather a nice glass, a pitcher, 4 cups of water, Frozen lemonade, bottle of Lemon Lime soda, and a handle full of fresh berries for a garnish. We like strawberries the best. Then of course you need a lemon because lemonade without a fresh lemon isn’t lemonade. I have made this fancier by dipping the rim of the glass in sugar. I used this technique in my cheap cake decorating post.

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December 6, 2016

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes to Make the Cold Weather Warmer

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes
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We just had our first flurry of snow of the season and when it snows at my house, me and my daughter break out the Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes! When you come in from the cold there is nothing better than warming up with a mug full of delicious chocolate cocoa, of course topped with mini marshmallows! It’s become a tradition. Go sledding and end up cuddled up on the sofa with cocoa! We don’t get a lot of snow usually. I have searched for more recipes to try out this season though. I had a a friend tell me about her famous white hot cocoa which I am very excited to try out this week! I want to share with you some really good Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes that I found and enjoy!

Whether you prefer a simple hot chocolate recipe, need a vegan hot cocoa recipe or like to try a new fancy holiday peppermint cocoa recipe. We got a great list for you to try! There is even a Star Wars recipe for you to try out! We have it all! Tell me what you have tried from our list and please send me your favorite recipes too! I am always up for a mug of hot cocoa in the winter!

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes

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October 3, 2016

Healthy Smoothie Recipe Ideas

Healthy Smoothie Recipe Ideas

Your Family Will Love

Smoothie Recipes

I go on a kick near holiday season to replace a meal with a smoothie! I also coax my kids to drink smoothies because they think it is a fun snack but it is packed with lots of fruit and veggies! #MomWin I know these smoothies are packed with great vitamins and nutrients we normally would not eat every day. I have several go to smoothies I want to share with you all. If you have one you want to share with us, please send it to me to try too! I love sneaking in veggies in a smoothie! Here are 8 Healthy Smoothie Recipe Ideas Your Family Will Love.

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August 26, 2016

Quick Way to Stop the Whining When Children Come Home from School

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions expressed here are mine.

Healthy After School Snacks for Kids

Healthy After School Snacks for Kids

Here is a quick way to stop the whining when children come home from school

The day has ended for them. They are tired, overstimulated, and hungry. They are in fact so hungry that they have taken on the persona of people you do not recognize. It isn’t their fault it all goes back to lunch time at school. You packed them the best possible lunch. They ate nothing or just ate the dessert, or they may have eaten what their neighbor traded them. You have no idea what they have consumed, but it wasn’t enough.Continue reading

August 9, 2016

Diet Dr Pepper and Walmart: Teaming up to share in the Summer FUNd

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Diet Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Diet Dr Pepper and Walmart: Teaming up to share in the Summer FUNd

Dr Pepper® Summer FUNd at Walmart

Summer is in full swing and that means vacations, sitting by the pool, a lake, the beach, the river or just hanging out on the front porch with friends, watching people, or in my case watching the bunnies frolic in the front yard. Whatever activities summertime brings it should include Diet Dr Pepper because it’s refreshing, zero calories and satisfies those late afternoon cravings for something a bit sweet but not loaded with a lot of calories. Diet Dr Pepper is that perfect “go to” drink for meals or with an afternoon snack/treat.

Dr Pepper® Summer FUNd at Walmart

Walmart and Diet Dr Pepper have teamed up with their Summer FUNd giveaway. Beginning August 1st, go to Dr Pepper Summer FUNd at Walmart and just sign up to play the scratch off game for a chance to instantly win a $5 Walmart eGift Card. Then, upload your Walmart receipt with the purchase of Diet Dr Pepper and collect game pieces to win a $10, $20, $250, or $1,000 Walmart e-Gift card. The more you buy the more chances you have to win! When you buy more than $10 of Diet Dr Pepper in a single receipt you will get 2 sweepstakes entries. With the great value of Walmart shopping you can load up on Diet Dr Pepper and win more!

Diet Dr Pepper and Walmart: Teaming up to share in the Summer FUNd

Diet Dr Pepper has been my “go to” beverage for as long as I can remember and will continue to be. Keeping my refrigerator (or cooler) stocked is easy and affordable and now with #SummerFUNd sweepstakes it’s even easier and more affordable. With a son starting college in the fall the possibility of winning a Walmart e-Gift card is exciting. Walmart and Diet Dr Pepper really is a win-win for everybody!

Dr Pepper® Summer FUNd at Walmart

Everyone deserves a one of a kind summer. So treat yourself to a one of a kind taste and enter to win a chunk of the Summer FUNd. Buy Diet Dr Pepper at Walmart, sign up with Summer FUNd sweepstakes and enjoy your summer. It’s just what the “Dr” ordered.

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August 4, 2016

Here is a Quick Way to Find Happiness in a Glass

Compensation was provided by Dr Pepper/Snapple via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Dr Pepper/Snapple or Momtrends.

Here is a quick way to find happiness in a glass

Best Root Beer Float Recipe

The hot sun is kissing your cheeks, and the sweat is rolling down your back. You are riding your bike over the last hill on your journey home. You are almost there. You are almost able to taste that sweet thirst-quenching caffeine free beverage as it covers your tongue like a beach towel on the sand. It is made from a blend of herbs, bark, spices and berries to achieve its signature taste. This beverage was created to quench the thirst of spectators of a celebration of World War 1 Veterans during a parade on June 20, 1919, by Roy Allen. You are at that moment Incredibly thankful for Roy Allen as you pedal faster toward your reward for a job well done, a paper route complete, or just following that rule mom set forth to stay off the main road and go directly to your friend’s house without stopping for anything!Continue reading