Happy Monday!

Tomorrow’s Cinco de Mayo! It totally snuck up on me. And I know what you’re thinking.

How did I let the drinking holiday sneak up on me? 

I am ashamed of myself.

The important thing was that I did remember. Yesterday at the grocery store as I was walking past all the fruit nectars at the grocery store. 

Also, I was at H-E-B before the samples were out and shopping without tiny cups of wine was not much fun. 

Next week, we go after noon!

Anyway, my husband took the boys to see the new Avengers movie yesterday afternoon and left me alone to make and consume ALL THE MARGARITAS. 

I saw a mango margarita recipe recently that called for the mango nectar (in cans – usually in the Mexican food aisle) instead of fresh mango which is genius because A) mango is annoying to cut and B) if I buy the already cut mango, I’m eating it before it makes it into a margarita. 

So this version calls for that nectar, fresh lime juice, tequila, you know, the usual suspects. They were really, really, really good and went perfect with a Sunday afternoon Married at First Sight marathon. #obsessed

What are your Cinco de Mayo plans? I need ideas! 

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Blood Orange Bellinis - the perfect brunch drink!

Sooooo…

I don’t know about you but my favorite thing about Easter is brunch. And my favorite thing about brunch is bellinis. 

Last year I went to THE WORLD’S WORST EASTER EGG HUNT (not the actual name) where adults were pushing kids out of the way to get to eggs. My kids came home with 2 eggs. Between the 3 of them. 

If you live on Fort Carson, avoid the egg hunt at all costs. I still have nightmares about it.

I could’ve used a bellini or two that day.

This year, we’ll be hotel living. Possibly in Texas, possibly in Colorado. What I know for sure is that I’ll definitely need bellinis. 

And probably a few bags of white chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs. 

Anyway, I’m obviously still obsessed with blood oranges. I’m on my 3rd bag and I’ve yet to actually eat one. We’ve had lots of fresh juice, margaritas, and now bellinis. 

These Blood Orange Bellinis are so yummy and so easy! All you need is the blood oranges and a bottle of Prosecco!

Blood Orange Bellinis - the perfect brunch drink!

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Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Today I bring you a Tequila Sunrise Margarita! 

Because depending on when you’re reading this, I may be channeling Dierks Bentley and getting drunk on a plane. 

Just kidding. I’m waaaaaay too uptight to do something like that but I’ll be wishing I was getting drunk on a plane. Because I hate flying. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. For the same reason I don’t like movie theaters. It’s too small a space with too many people I don’t know and too few exits.

BUT! I’m heading to California for a social media thing so I’m willing to do the whole plane thing. Because I’ve never been to California! And I’m super stoked about just being there. 

It’s been several years since I’ve had the chance to go away and I’ve never, ever spent a night away from the baby (who isn’t a baby). This trip just happened to be at a time when my husband could skip a few days of work which isn’t easy since, you know… Army. 

Also, my husband’s never kept all 3 kids longer than, like, a grocery trip. He asked me to board Penelope (#idiothusky) because he doesn’t think he can handle her, all the kids, and Clementine. As you can imagine, having your husband admit to not being able to handle 3 days of what you did for 9 months is pretty awesome. 

I’ve also been annoying my best friend with ridiculous TSA questions, as I do every time I fly since she works for an airline. I actually deleted a text before I sent it yesterday that said, “Can I bring bobby pins in my carry on? Because I’m pretty sure I could use a bobby pin as a weapon if I needed to.” 

The one about the hair straightener made it through though. (Sorry Megan!)

Follow me on Instagram to see all the Starbucks mugs I buy all my adventures! 

As far as this drink, I turned the prettiest cocktail ever into a margarita! Because you know I love a margarita! It’s delicious, so pretty, and my new fave! 

Tequila Sunrise Margarita

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The Greenest Smoothie

Well guys.

I did that annoying thing I do a couple times a year even though I know it’s a bad idea.

Yep, I got bangs.

Whyyyy do I do this to myself?

It wasn’t even an impulsive decision. I spent HOURS on Pinterest convincing myself that bangs were a good idea. And then when I told my guy (who I love and don’t blame at all), he got excited and was all, “Like Heidi Klum bangs?!”

Yes! Make me look like Heidi Klum!

Guess what. I don’t look like Heidi Klum. 

So I’ll be pushing my bangs to the side for the next 6 months. You know, until I decide to do it all over again. Because I’m an idiot. 

Anyway. We got a ton of snow yesterday. The snow I’ve been waiting for! The boys and I sled until we couldn’t feel our hands and then we drank hot chocolate until we were warm enough to go back out.

It was awesome.

We also made smoothies because I’m trying to be healthier, you know. I used to drink a green smoothie every day of my life but when I started counting macros, I decided I’d rather use my carbs on Pop-Tarts. 

Priorities.

But now, I’m back into smoothies. And this one is the current fave. It’s spinach, pineapple, and banana! And the thing that makes it extra delicious: matcha powder! 

Matcha powder is green tea powder – it’s what those delicious green tea lattes and frappuccinos at Starbucks are made from. It’s delicious and perfect for green smoothies. 

The Greenest Smoothie

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Blood Orange Margarita

First margarita of the year is in the books!

Guys, I am officially ready for summer. For margaritas and pool days and ice cream cones. 

I even have a bikini in my Target.com shopping cart right now (because actual Target only had extra extra extra small sizes, of course). Which is ridiculous because it’s February 12. And also because I bought two bikinis last year and probably only wore each of them 5 times. 

(Truthfully, I bought 2 1/2 because the first bottom I bought was called a “cheekster” and it didn’t occur to me that actual cheek would be showing. And no ma’am, that is not happening. Still have it though. In case I ever magically become 20 again.) 

I have no need for a new bikini. But I waaaaaaant one so badly.

Anyway, margaritas! 

I always forget about blood oranges until someone mentions them and then finding blood oranges becomes my official life goal.

I finally found some at Trader Joe’s last weekend and then they just sat, untouched, in the fridge.

Okay, family, I guess I’ll make margaritas. You twisted my arm!

I love pretty much any margarita but I especially like any kind made with fresh oranges. And I just cannot get over how pretty the Blood Orange Margaritas are! 

These are absolutely perfect and the best thing about making margaritas at home is that you can control the sweetness and you can pile the salt on the rim of the glass if you want. And I want. 

Blood Orange Margarita

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