4th of July Snacks and Drinks

Good morning!  Can you believe that it’s already half way through the year?  Like…this is crazy!  Before you know it, it’s going to be Christmas!  I might need to start on my Christmas wish list come to think of it…

But before we get lost in the thoughts of Christmas, we have to celebrate 4th of July.  I posted this last year so it is a repost, but I enjoy all of these.  Especially the first recipe, I have made it multiple times for not only the 4th but other holidays as well.  So I hope you enjoy and get some ideas for your 4th of July party!

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Red White and Blue M’M Cookie Bars from Number 2 Pencil

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Sparkling Red White and Blue Sangria from Gimme Some Oven

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Red White and Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from The Kitchen is My Playground

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American Flag Taco Salad from Family Fresh Meals

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4th of July Sprinkle Cookies from Simply Gloria

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Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad from The Slow Roasted Italian

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Firecraker Cake from Love Bakes Good Cakes

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Berry Mini Pies from Eat Drink Love

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Red White and Blue Stained Glass Jello from Nest of Posies

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4th of July American Flag Platter from Passion for Savings

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Hello!  I cannot believe that it is already March.  I feel like this year has flown by so quickly.  It has been a crazy busy year for me so far, anyone else?

Well St. Patrick’s Day is just 17 days away and everyone better start preparing.  I have my St. Patrick’s Day snack recipe already to go!  But some of you may need some ideas.  Here are some snacks, drinks, and crafts for all of your St. Patrick’s Day needs.  Enjoy!

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Paper Mosaic Shamrock from Happiness is Homemade

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Leprechaun Bark from Classy Mommy

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Honeydew Ginger Martini from Mix That Drink

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Leprechaun Lookers from Love Your Littles

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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from The Keeper of the Cheerios

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St. Patrick’s Day Punch from The Diary of a Real Housewife

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Whimsical Rainbow Shaker Wand from Happy Mothering

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St. Patrick’s Day Parfaits from Wiskey’n Sunshine

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Irish Mudslide with Jameson from 3 Yummy Tummies

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Rainbow Shamrock Suncatcher from There’s Just One Mommy

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New Years!

Hello!  How was everyone’s Christmas?  Mine was wonderful and I got everything I asked for and more!  It was a very nice time off of work and perfect time to spend time with family.

Can you believe that it’s almost 2019?  That’s crazy!  I feel like this year just flew by and I don’t remember what happened!  Well now that it’s almost New Years Eve and I know people have HUGE parties.  I for one, do not.  I like celebrating, until like 10 pm, then I want to be in my own apartment.  But either way, here are some awesome desserts, drinks, and decor that will give you inspiration for your New Years Party!  Enjoy and here’s to a wonderful New Year!

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Countdown Cupcakes from Somewhat Simple

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Champagne Punch Bellini from Crazy for Crust

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New Years Eve Party from The Blue Eyed Dove

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Glitter Fortune Cookies from Happiness is Homemade

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Turquoise Sip from Suzie Sweet Tooth

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Simple New Years Eve Decor from The Hair Bow Company

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Disco Truffles from Sugar Hero

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Pomegranate New Years Punch from Easy Cooking with Molly

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Last Minute New Years Tablescape from Remodel La Casa

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Pink Champagne Cake Pops from Keep it Sweet Desserts

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Cocktail Round Up

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing good on this lovely Friday.  Is everyone ready for the weekend?

Now, what is one thing that people like to do on the weekends?  If you answered have drinks, you are correct!  But sometimes you just don’t want to go out of the house to have some drinks.  So I have hooked you up!  I have compiled a list of drinks that are easy to make at home.

So enjoy!

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It was a dark and stormy night and it was perfect for a Dark and Stormy Cocktail.  Head over to Chew Town to find the recipe for this mysterious cocktail.

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This Lemon and Sage Moscow Mule from Sugar and Charm looks perfect for summer.  I know summer is just about over, but you can still enjoy a nice cocktail.

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Halloween is just around the corner and this cocktail is perfect for the occasion.  Head over to Elle Talk to see how to make is dark drink.

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Look how pretty this Lavender Lemonade Prosecco cocktail is!  I love the color of it.  Now if I can follow Happiness is Homemade‘s recipe, we should be good to go!

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This drink looks perfect for the fall.  This Blackberry Bramble Cocktail from Feasting at Home looks great for any fall afternoon.

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We are going from fall to summer with the White Sangria with Mangoes and Berries Cocktail.  How refreshing do this look?  Head over to Downshiftology to see how to make this delicious drink.

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This drink may want to make you sing as it has been named the Aca-Spritzer Smash.   Lovely Indeed made this drink for Pitch Perfect 3, let’s hope it’s a hit!

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Here’s another summery drink ready for you!  Head over to The Speckled Palate to find the recipe for this Peach Moscow Mule.

Campari Ipa Sprtizer

This Campari IPA Sprtizer is made with only 3 ingredients!  Head over to the Kitchn to find how easy this recipe actually is.

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How about a nice Frozen Jungle Bird Cocktail?  Check out Serious Eats for the recipe for this yummy drink!

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Starbucks Blended Strawberry Lemonade

Hey guys!  I was going through old blog posts and found this one!  It is such a great drink for the hot summer and I want to save some lives!  Hope you enjoy!  By the way, I still love ordering this drink.

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Let me start off by saying that this is a very popular drink.  So much so, that this is the drink I normally order when it is 150+° in California.

I don’t think the Central Valley has ever reached 150+°, but you get the point.

This is a no coffee drink which is perfect for those who despise the taste of coffee.  It is smooth and icy, which helps to cool you off in the summer.  You can order just a plain Strawberry Lemonade, but where would be the fun in that?  The Strawberry Lemonade, un-blended, is a nice drink if you want it to accompany your lunch or dinner.

But we are talking about the Blended Strawberry Lemonade, so let’s go and review that.

This drink is absolutely delicious.  It is cool and icy, so it has a slushie taste to it.  The drink will stay cool, unless you leave it for a very long time to warm up.  It is also a drink that kids could have since there is no coffee  This drink is also a fairly priced, less than $4 for a Venti.  And finally, you can add other flavors to this drink, like mocha and white chocolate.  My personal favorite is mocha because you then get a chocolate covered strawberry drink.

So when you go to Starbucks, you can go ahead and say you want this drink.  No need to bring your own recipe.  The baristas know the drink, so go ahead and order away.

I hope that you guys go out and try this drink!  If you decide to order this drink, please let me know what you think.  I am very curious!

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