Rerun: Delicious Cherry Limeade

Cherry Limeade Recipe

Cherry Limeade is one of my favorite sweet drinks of all time. I don’t enjoy them often enough. Hitting the local drive-thru for a Cherry Limeade may seem like the thing to do. That is until you make your own at home with pure cherry juice and fresh squeezed lime juice. It’s hard to beat, and so easy to make too. An since you’re making it at home, you can make a large batch to share with your friends and family. It would be a great sweet drink for a pool party or to pack along for a picnic.

30 Perfect 4th of July Recipes

4th of July Recipes

You’re in luck! I’ve gathered a list of 30 tasty 4th of July recipes that are really perfect for any summer celebration. All of the recipes listed below are easy to prepare for a large crowd, plus, (and this is a big plus) most of the preparation (with exception to the final grilling for some main dish items) for all of the recipes in the list below can be done ahead of time so you can enjoy the celebration too instead of being stuck in a hot kitchen. That wouldn’t be any fun at all, would it? So claim your independence from a hot kitchen and prep ahead for this 4th of July!

How to Make Tea with Loose Leaf Tea

How to Make Tea with Loose Leaf Tea

I feel a little silly saying I just discovered tea. Humans have been drinking it for thousands of years and it’s only the second most consumed drink in the world behind water. And I myself have enjoyed tea in some form every day of my life since I could hold a sippy cup. So I was already a fan of tea, however, what I just discovered was how to make tea much better.

Watermelon Coconut Slushie Recipe

Watermelon Coconut Slushie Recipe

These summery Watermelon Coconut Slushies are so easy to make. Add some fresh watermelon, coconut water, a bit of sugar (if desired), and crushed ice to a blender then blend it right up. It’s such a colorful drink! Wouldn’t it be so pretty to serve for a cookout or picnic? Or maybe a baby shower? Just add a cute paper umbrella and maybe a fun straw too and you’re all ready to party with this Watermelon Coconut Slushie Recipe!

3 Things : 3 Favorite Beers

3 Things favorite beers

This lady’s father did not care for beer, so she was looking for something that was “drinkable” for the non-beer fan kidney stone suffering patient. Thankfully for her, Randy is married to a “drinkable” beer fan. I do enjoy a good cold beer. I usually prefer it to wine. While Randy is partial to hoppy beers, apparently, as I’ve been told, I lean toward more of the “girly” beers, if any beer can qualify as “girly.” Thankfully Randy was well-prepared with “drinkable” (otherwise known as “girly”) beer recommendations for this lady in need. He shared with her 3 of my favorite beers. And now I’m going to share them with you.

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

A delicious Strawberry Lemonade Recipe perfect for summer, showers, and all sorts of special occasions. My family absolutely loves refreshing summery drinks when the weather warms up. From our honey lemon balm spritzer to my flavored water, we definitely love simple, fun, cool refreshing drinks and this strawberry lemonade is definitely a favorite! If you have… 

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A Mocha Latte Recipe and the Syntia Focus Espresso Machine


    A couple of weeks ago I was excited to receive this Syntia Focus Espresso Machine from Philips Saeco to try out. I have to admit, I was kinda nervous when it arrived. Excited, but apprehensive. I’ve never been a fancy coffee barista chick. I add chocolate to coffee, along with some milk and… 

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Getting Refreshed with Family Time


  Cookouts, fireworks, dirty feet, summer camp, fireflies, giggling cousins, and lots of sunscreen means summer is here. It’s a busy time full of fun, but boy does it fly by. Summer for us is a time for getting refreshed, re-energized, and recharged, but that can easily get lost in the hectic schedules we allow… 

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Lemon Mint Ice Cubes


A couple of weeks back I made a batch of these Lemon Mint Ice Cubes. They’re so basic I almost didn’t post them, but then I thought how they’ve been so handy to have in the fridge for a little something extra in a glass of water or iced tea, so why not share? I chose lemon and fresh mint, but just think of all the fun combos you could come up with too using mint, basil, lemon, lime, orange, and other herbs or berries.

Thirst Quenchers


There are so many thirst quenching finds to enjoy during these hot months. Fruit slushies, smoothies, flavored waters, lemonades, and many more. Plus, it’s fun to have a special something on hand for all the cookouts and summer get-togethers coming up. I’ve been bookmarking and printing out recipes left and right myself. I thought I’d do a quick round up of a few I’ve posted and a list of other tasty ones for you to check out.