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Boozy Eggnog Shake

Boozy Eggnog Shake

So either you love eggnog or you hate. I like it, but don’t hate it. I prefer it in foods rather than a cocktail, but will treat myself to maybe half a glass during the holidays. Growing up however, I LOVED the Eggnog Shakes at Jack in the Box. My bus stop was right next […]

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Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

Whenever I have a party, I always try and have a signature drink. I love making cocktails, and this is my time to come up with something fun for everyone to try. Plus, if you make them with enough alcohol and serve them about an hour before eating, it’s almost a guarantee that everyone will […]

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Raspberry Moscow Mules

Raspberry Moscow Mules

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateTheSummer #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Play responsibly. A Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with vodka, a spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge […]

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Tapas, Wine, And Chardonnay Red Pepper Eggplant Spread

Tapas, Wine, And Chardonnay Red Pepper Eggplant Spread

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlackBoxSummer #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. When a friend calls you to tell you to come over because she needs to vent, you go. Not only because you need a […]

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Dairy Free Tropical Smoothies

Tropical Smoothies

Smoothies also know as Suzies (according to my 4 year old) are a very popular and highly requested item in my home. So when the doctor suggested that we significantly reduce my daughter’s dairy consumption, there was quite a bit of disappointment. The next morning I surprised everyone with a fresh dairy free Tropical Smoothie […]

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Vampire Apple Pie Milkshakes

Vampire Apple Pie Milkshakes

Being the mother of two boys, I am almost obliged to create something gory for Halloween because the boys get a total kick out of it! But to be honest, I love creating these kinds of treats during the holiday. If you follow my blog then you would know that Baby Ben (almost 4, but […]

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Almondmilk Shakes

Almondmilk Shakes

The kids and I have been having so much fun this summer! I have been keeping them exceptionally busy, and have only heard the “I’m bored” a few times. That is a major win in my book! During the school year, dinner preparations are quickly done while they are doing their homework. They always ask […]

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How to build a Gin + Tonic Bar

How to build a Gin + Tonic Bar

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WaterOnlyBetter #CollectiveBias During the summer months we love entertaining. Last year, my husband built an entire deck out of free pallets and a gorgeous 16 foot farm table out of my grandmother’s old fence. We finally have the […]

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Moscato Melon Kiwi Slushies

Moscato Melon Kiwi Slushies

It is so exciting that my little sister is finally of drinking age. We can now finally go out for a glass of wine over a nice meal and catch up. Oh wait. I forgot. I am not quite cool enough for that, yet. I am sure I will eventually become her best friend once […]

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Beach Clam Bake

Beach Clam Bake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerToGo #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. I have always wanted to host a clam bake at the beach, but with open fire regulations, I have never been able to actually […]

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Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreshOnTheGo #CollectiveBias Keeping three kids with a 3+ year age gap entertained is no easy task. One of them is always bored. When I was young, the minute I got up, I was outside playing with my neighborhood […]

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Almond Milk Thai Iced Coffee

Almond Milk Thai Iced Coffee

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. It’s Thirsty Thursday! During the summer months, I tend to drink more iced coffee than hot. It is so gratifying on a hot day! A few months ago I went to a new Chinese bakery in San Diego. On top of having the most amazing pastries (at […]

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Corona Sunrise

Corona Sunrise

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Although I am not Mexican, I’ll take any excuse to celebrate with good food and good drinks. We’ve got a killer meal planned tonight consisting of Barbacoa Sopes with homemade rice and beans. Since moving to a predominantly Mexican neighborhood last August, my cooking skills have certainly been kicked up a […]

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Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail

Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail

Are you the type of person that meal plans and takes a very specific list to the grocery store or farmer’s market? Or are you the type that just strolls the isles looking for inspiration? I am the latter…usually. I love going to the farmer’s market and bringing dishes together with the fresh purchase. This […]

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Winter Sangria

Winter Sangria

Happy National Sangria Day! This is a great excuse to commence that Holiday Festivities with a Winter Sangria! Being a huge fan of cocktails and specialty drinks I was very excited when I was asked to review Beso Del Sol Sangria. They use high quality Spanish Tempranillo wine is blended with a selection of fruits […]

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Refreshing Bourbon Cranberry Fizz

Refreshing Bourbon Cranberry Fizz

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MingleNMix #CollectiveBias After Family time and Christmas cookies, refreshing holiday cocktails are one of my top favorite things about the holidays. Considering my husband won’t let me turn on the heat, this is also one of the only […]

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Champagne Cupcakes with Rose Hibiscus Buttercream

Champagne Cupcakes with Rose Hibiscus Buttercream

I want to introduce you all to a company called Wild Hibiscus. They recently sent me some of their products to try out and let me tell you, they are pretty awesome! From cocktails to cupcakes these extracts and syrups not only add a beautiful rose and hibiscus flavor, but they add a beautiful color […]

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Apricot Bourbon BBQ Sauce #NationalBBQMonth

Apricot Bourbon BBQ Sauce #NationalBBQMonth

The temperatures have been abnormally high this month. We have been spending our evenings at the pool or the beach in order to cool off before going to bed. Because we live on the coast, we have no air conditioning and have to sweat out the 95 degree weather. Most of our meals have to […]

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Milky Way Milkshakes

Milky Way Milkshakes

Last night I attended an orientation for my son’s soon-to-be middle school, something I am so not ready for. Anyway, middle school is not what it used to be. Now regular grade appropriate classes are referred to as “college prep” classes and they even have honors classes….in middle school! Also, they have a 40 minute […]

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Bolthouse Farms Happy Hour

Bolthouse Farms Happy Hour

We live in an area where people move in and out quite often. After being here for seven years, we tend to not get very close to our neighbors because without a doubt their rent will be raised and they will move within two years. However, this new wave of renters seems to be more […]

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