So now that we finally hit the 80s in temperature, my mind is on summer mode. I hope that we are able to entertain quite a lot this summer. The kids are in camps throughout the upcoming months, but we only have one small vacation planned this year, which means more time at home. Summer themed drinks are on my mind.

Not much of a drinker but these are adorable & do look tasty. alcoholic blueberry lemonade cocktails
Lemonade cocktails. These are great because if you do not want to add alcohol, they are still refreshing and delicious.
Pink Moscato Strawberry Lemonade
This one is going to be my first one to try and make. I like that it is group servings. Easy for the hostess.
Great summer drinks that a #retromiami girl would love - Pink Lemonade Margharita!
A pink lemonade margharita.
Protein packed Blackberry Smoothie with @Chobani Greek yogurt #fitfluential
A blackberry smoothie.
Is there a go-to drink you make for the warmer temps?

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Meal of the Month

Once we settle in over the next month in the new home, I hope to get back to a calm existence. I crave quiet and routine, especially after living a bit unsettled and overworked the last 7 months. With this return to normalcy, I decided I want to make a new dish a month.  A month? Why not a new dish a week? Because why set myself up for failure? And anyone who knows me knows I cook about 7 dishes really well, so why rock the boat. Plus, I like to style a kitchen not so much cook in it. So this one meal a month is an attainable goal and one that will hopefully keep me not frustrated.

So with this new goal I of course looked at Pinterest for inspiration. There were a few bullets in my quest. First, it had to actually look good to eat. Second, it had to be relatively fool proof. Third, it had to be a meal that I would not need professional help with.

Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich..
So I am starting with a guacamole, tomato cheese sandwich. I might even try tomato soup while I am at it.


In the midst of all the madness on my calendar for the last 4 months, I am looking ahead to the holidays. There is absolutely no way I am ever going to be ready for them. Not. A. Chance. Feeling a tad overwhelmed and stressed to the max. So what do I do when I have absolutely no time to spare? I waste about an hour on Pinterest. Come on, I am sure you do the same thing. So what should I find that made me perk up? A mistletoe margarita. It exists my friends. It really does.

"Mistletoe Margarita" - Camarena tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, gin, and cranberries.
I think I found the Christmas Eve drink for the evening. Last year we doctored up some punch. This year I am going for the gold.