Happy almost Friday!

Guys, I registered the kids for school yesterday. Didn’t school just let out?

I’m not ready for it! I need another 3 months of sleeping in and not packing lunches and not avoiding phone calls from teachers.

Don’t judge me.

Yesterday I also ordered a bunch of pumpkin and other fall Wallflowers from Bath & Body Works.

So um.

I’d really like if we could just have fall without all the not fun stuff that comes along with fall.

Last weekend I came across Nicole’s Blackberry Margaritas on Pinterest and couldn’t stop thinking about them, despite the fact that it was 9 am.

I don’t even like blackberries.

But whatever, I needed those margaritas in my life. So I loaded all the kids up (because the husband was in the field = why I needed margaritas at 9 am) and went to the store for blackberries.

Just blackberries.

I didn’t even wander around HEB, gathering samples and looking for new products. And you know that’s one of my favorite hobbies. I was wasting no time.

These were everything I’d hoped for and more. So delicious, so pretty! I already want to make them again!

For the simple syrup, you can either buy it or make your own by heating 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved.

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Spiked Watermelon Lemonade - the perfect summer drink! A quick and easy lemonade with tequila!

Happy almost Friday! I’m pretty excited for the weekend because I need a vacation after my vacation! Don’t you hate that?

We’re wrapping up our summer roadtrip today with an 8 hour drive from New Orleans back to Fort Hood. And by 8 hours, I probably mean 10 because I anticipate lots of stops along the way. I see doughnuts, Happy Meals, lots of Starbucks, and probably an ice cream cone in my future. Hey, I’m gonna live it up on my last day of vacay!

To get you ready for the weekend, I’m sharing this Spiked Watermelon Lemonade! I made it last week before we left for our trip because I knew I needed to cut the grass but I didn’t actually know how to cut the grass. Yes, I know that’s ridiculous.

I knew some lemonade would help. I knew a spiked lemonade would really help.

I’m obsessed with all things watermelon this year (every year, really) and this was so perfect. You know that watermelon lemonade candle from Bath and Body Works that you currently have 7 of? Just me? Anyway, this tastes like that smells. But better.

Because tequila. Duh.

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Happy Friday! Ready for the weekend?!

This morning I’m headed out on a 10 hour roadtrip with 3 kids and 2 dogs. And I’m pretty excited about it.

I love a roadtrip. I always thought everyone loved roadtrips because my parents always seemed chipper at 5 am on Christmas morning when we’d get up to make the drive to New Orleans but I’ve learned in recent years that not everyone loves them.

My husband hates them which is really a shame because he’s so good at keeping me entertained on a roadtrip. I’m sure he’s grateful that he has to stay behind for work this time around.

As much as I love a roadtrip, a drink is always required at the end. Because stopping to pee every hour is only fun for the first… well, it’s really not fun at all.

I’ve made SO many sangrias this summer and I think this Tropical Sangria may be my favorite. It’s fresh squeezed orange juice and white wine with fresh pineapple, mango, and limes thrown in. And then right before you serve it, you add in some sparkling water. This is going to sound crazy but something happens to the mango once you add the sparking water – it’s almost like it becomes bubbly. It’s so yummy.

You have to make this before summer ends! I promise you won’t regret it!

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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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