Category: Drinks


The Perfect Summery Day Drink

Don’t let the title of this post scare you into thinking this is only a “day drink.” No one is saying you can’t drink it at night too! It’s so good you’ll be making variations around the clock. Inspired by my friend Heather over at Cookies for Breakfast, I decided to try this SIMPLE and YUMMY drink concoction myself. Boy, am I glad I did! Holy YUM! The recipe is everything I love about a good concoction: Super simple, minimal ingredients, and delicious! What you need ✔ seltzer water, any flavor ✔ fresh fruit ✔ ice It REALLY is that...


Homemade Latte Recipe & Coffee Giveaway

**This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Steve Weber, who was randomly selected as the winner of two free bags of delicious coffee!** In a sad realization that I could fund a child’s college tuition with what I was spending at coffee shops, I decided it was time to make a small change. And by small, perhaps I should say a Venti change? {Eh? Eh? See what I did there?} I now make my own homemade lattes and they are easy, yummy, & doable. See for yourself! Why I Make My Own Cost. Gone are the days of swinging through the drive-through and dropping...


Make Something Monday:: Mommy Mojitos

As the weather begins to warm, and the snow begins to melt, it can only mean one thing…. IT’S TIME FOR A NEW MOJITO RECIPE! I ran across this print on Etsy, from Sweet Clementine Print Shop, which inspired me to spice our Sunday afternoon up a bit! We invited friends over, christened our “deck drinking” for the first time of the season, and had a blast! Ingredients limes, your favorite coconut rum, club soda, sugar, mint leaves Put 10 mint leaves and 1 lime wedge in a glass, and muddle to release flavors Add 2 lime wedges and 2...


A Must-Add-Martini to your drink collection!

For the first time since our honeymoon, hubby and I snuck away for a long weekend in Seattle last summer. I’m still holding onto the memories of that amazing weekend, full of adult drinks, leisurely adult talks, adult drinks, uninterrupted sleeps that didn’t involve tiny humans in our bed, adult drinks, and ADULT DRINKS.  Oh, and I almost forgot to mention. Seattle offered some amazing adult drinks.  At one of the many restaurants at Pike Place Market, I saw The Last Irresistible on the drink menu and thought I would give it a try. A few (plus/ minus 10) drinks later, and we...


10 Smoothies for Different Occasions

Dear Readers, Sticking true to our smoothie devotion this summer, the kids and I have loved getting adventurous and trying new ones. Joy, over at was kind enough to share some fun new ideas with my readers… Lucky you! When she first contacted me, I thought I already had a long list of fun smoothies in my repertoire. As it turns out, she has a lot more….. And in cute, easy to print labels as the cherry on top! Check out her info here to get recipes, labels, and helpful freezer information. From weight loss smoothies to breakfast smoothies,...

Who likes saving money at Starbucks?? 0

Who likes saving money at Starbucks??

I like my Caramel Brulee Latte and Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks just as much as the next person, but love saving $5 a day even more thanks to my recent find on Pinterest….. Homemade Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Latte! I pinned this awhile back but let’s be honest, who actually tries the things they pin??  I decided to ring in the new year by DOING a few things instead of just pinning them, never to be looked at again.  So far, my “doing” streak has proven fruitful.  Check out this great (and easy!!!!) recipe from  Click on the picture below...

Mama Gott’s Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix 0

Mama Gott’s Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Nothing takes me back to my childhood quite like my mom’s homemade hot chocolate mix.  It was a right of passage as we came in from an afternoon of snow forts and snowmen, trying to thaw out next to the vents of warm air over our wood stove.  It was a hot cup of comfort late at night on wintery weekends home from college.  It was a yummy conversation as an adult – One mom to another.  Throughout the 3 decades of my life, I have loved and cherished every cup of hot chocolate that I have shared with my...

Rachel’s Amazing Mojitos 0

Rachel’s Amazing Mojitos

Who is Rachel??  I honestly don’t know.  THAT SAID, I am happy to try a new Mojito recipe regardless of the mojito maker 🙂 I ran across this recipe from a fellow blogger and thought it would be appropriate to have THIS as my first recipe! I’ve tried it….. YUMMO!! Ingredients -1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn -1 tablespoon sugar -1 1/4 cups clear rum (chilled) -1 33oz bottle limeade soda (see the photo below) -ice -juice of 2 limes Preparation Instructions -Combine the mint leaves, sugar and juice from one lime in a small bowl and muddle then together...

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