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.

THREE WEEKS.

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?

Really?!

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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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Heeeeeey guys!

Happy almost 3 day weekend! We just have to survive today and tomorrow and then we’ll get to relax, grill up some burgers, and drink some sangria!

Speaking of, I posted this delicious Pink Berry Sangria over at eBay and I made a list of cute things that would be perfect for your summer wine party!

Make sure you hop over and check out the really easy recipe!

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Pineapple Rosemary Crush - easy cocktail recipe with pineapple, rosemary, and sparkling wine! It looks fancy but it's inexpensive and serves a crowd!

Today I’m heading up to Salt Lake City (OMGMOUNTAINS! I might just stay forever!) for a conference so I have to stick with my tradition of posting a cocktail on days when I fly.

I actually really enjoy flying but I’m also that person that has a minor panic attack with every bump. Which is why we talk cocktails on days that I fly. Because I’ll probably spend most of the flight wishing I had one.

The conference is going to be so much fun though. I’m rooming with my bestie Nicole and we coordinated our flights so that we land at the same time and can navigate SLC together. And there is going to be SO MUCH FOOD. I plan on gaining at least 10 pounds.

Seriously excited to get there. Follow me on instagram and snapchat (amandalivesay) to keep up!

Pineapple Rosemary Crush - easy cocktail recipe with pineapple, rosemary, and sparkling wine! It looks fancy but it's inexpensive and serves a crowd!

This is the easiest fancy-ish cocktail you’ll ever make.

The rosemary makes it fancy, right?

I think so. Rosemary makes everything look fancy.

It’s just pineapple, rosemary, a bottle of sparkling wine, and some ginger ale. That’s it! It’s so pretty and so tasty and perfectly refreshing for hot summer days.

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