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Strawberry Orange Smoothie - immune boosting and hydrating! Coconut water, strawberries, orange juice, and avocado make the most delicious smoothie!

Happy Monday, guys!

We’re one week closer to school starting.

Will it ever get here?!

We’re officially all stocked up on notebook paper and pencils and approximately 250 glue sticks. Why so much glue? Why?!

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Cantaloupe Coconut Margarita - your new favorite frozen summer cocktail! Fresh cantaloupe, coconut milk, lime juice, and tequila!

We have less than 3 weeks until school starts.


I can survive it.

I think.

Summer is fun but summer is hard. Especially if you work from your kitchen table.

I had no idea my children were full of so many questions.

Plus, I miss the little things. Like, a quick trip to the grocery store for limes and eggs that doesn’t end in a total meltdown because someone wants a Lunchables.

Or a day trip to Austin just because I’m bored and I got all my work turned in ahead of deadline.

Or, you know, just not having to talk to anyone for several hours.

I miss these things.

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Homemade Strawberry Milk - make a homemade version of your childhood fave! So easy and so delicious!

A few weeks ago my oldest kid came home from a sleepover and was all, “GUESS WHAT I HAD FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT! CHICKEN POT PIE!”

And as someone who, in recent history, spent several hours making Ina’s chicken pot pie only to be told, “Eww, this is gross!”, put my hands on my hips and said, “You don’t like chicken pot pie.”

To which he said, “Yeah, but this one was from a box. I made it in the microwave!”

And then I kicked him out of the house and haven’t heard from him since.

Why are kids jerks? I mean, really? A boxed pot pie? Over Ina’s?


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Sangria Popsicles - easy and delicious! Only a few ingredients! Perfect for your next party!


It’s hot in Texas.

Did you know it’s hot in Texas?

You did?

Oh, okay.

I guess this is news to no one.

Anyway, I’m really into showing up at at my friends’ houses with homemade boozy popsicles these days since it’s so hot and also because they’re so much more fun than showing up with cocktail supplies. And lucky for me, I’m usually just walking over to my neighbors’ house so popsicles are easily transported.

For these really easy Sangria Popsicles, I used Woodbridge by Robert Modavi Chardonnay. Woodbridge has been around for over 30 years and is one of my go-tos because I know I can trust their wines to be delicious and make any occasion more fun.

And what’s more fun than popsicles made from wine?!

Like I said, these are SO EASY. Cut up a bunch of fruit – I used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and kiwi, but use whatever you like. And then mix together the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay and a little bit of lemonade. And then combine it all in popsicle molds. Freeze for 8 hours and then get ready for your friends to really love you when you show up at the block party with a tray of frozen wine.

They are so pretty – I just can’t get over all the bright colors! And seriously delicious!

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Sangria Popsicles - easy and delicious! Only a few ingredients! Perfect for your next party!

Sangria Popsicles

12 servings


1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1 cup peeled, sliced kiwi
2 cups Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay
1 cup lemonade


  1. Divide the fruit among 12 popsicle molds.
  2. In a large measuring cup with a spout, stir together Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay and lemonade. Pour into the popsicle molds. Cover and insert popsicle sticks.
  3. Freeze at least 8 hours before serving.

Sangria Popsicles - easy and delicious! Only a few ingredients! Perfect for your next party!



Raspberry Blood Orange Margaritas - the perfect summer cocktail recipe!

Let’s talk about that post-vacation slump.

You know, when you don’t want to go back to real life so you’re still eating junk for every meal and telling yourself that you’re just too busy recovering from vacay to eat healthy. Or workout. Or do laundry. Or even take your makeup off at night.

I have been in it since I went to Salt Lake City last month. I left for New Orleans, like, a week and half later so it’s seriously been a month of unhealthy eating and skipping the gym.

This week, I’ve decided to get back on track.

I prepped a ton of veggies and proteins on Sunday (it was on my snapchat: amandalivesay) and I’ve got a fridge full of Bolthouse Farms® beverages.

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