Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe and a Hamilton Beach #smoovember Giveaway

This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe has been sponsored by Hamilton Beach but all opinions expressed here are my own. My daughter is 12 and is obsessed with smoothies.  She loves combining fruit, yogurt and an assortment of 'add ins' to create her own unique smoothie recipe.  I always make sure I have a wide variety of smoothie  ingredients in the house so she can always make herself one.  They are incredibly healthy so I am certainly not going to tell her no when she asks to make a smoothie!  In honor of fall, … [Read more...]

Mocha Iced Coffee Recipe and Peet’s #GiveACup program #sponsored

This mocha iced coffee recipe is sponsored by Peet's Coffee and Social Chorus but all opinions expressed here are my own. My day just doesn't seem to get going unless I get a little bit of coffee into my system.  Every day I get up at the crack of dawn and blindly pour a steaming mug of hot coffee to help wake me up. Of course, that jolt of caffeine doesn't last all day and by 3 PM I am struggling once again to keep my eyes open.  But, by 3 PM here in Georgia right now it is 90 degrees and I have no desire for a cup of hot coffee.  So, … [Read more...]

Mothers Day Drink Recipe: Broken Sunrise Cocktail #sponsored

This Mothers Day Drink Recipe is sponsored by a sample from Broken Shed Vodka but all opinions expressed are my own. Yesterday my husband and I were chatting and I reminded him to get a card for his mom for Mothers Day.  He looked at me with a sort of deer in the headlights look for a moment and asked "Mothers Day is next week?"  Yes, dear husband, Mothers Day is coming  up in just a few short days!  So, of course his next question is "Is there anything special you WANT for Mothers Day?"  Good thing for him I am an easy mom to please on … [Read more...]

Refreshing Acai and Mint Cocktail #Recipe

My husband and I often enjoy sitting down to a cocktail or a glass of wine after the kids have gone to bed.  While it is easy to just dump some rum in a glass of coke, it isn't exactly creative.  I decided to put a little more effort into tonight's night cap and used some acai puree, an assortment of juices, and a few other simple  ingredients to create a superfruit cocktail!  It was incredibly easy to make and used Amafruits Organic 100% Pure Acai Berry Pulp.  If you want to try some for yourself, they offer FREE SHIIPPING anywhere in the … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Cocktails for Summer

Mother's Day, Graduation, or just a backyard summer barbeque are all great times to enjoy a cocktail!  I love trying new flavors and thought I would share a couple of recipes I got in my inbox this week.   La Pinta is a pomegranate liquor made with tequila that can be enjoyed straight or mixed into blended drinks like the  ones below! Pomerita 2 oz La Pinta ½ oz Fresh Lime Juice ½ oz Agave Nectar – to taste Serve on the rocks with an orange or lime garnish.   La Pinta Royale 2 oz La Pinta 2 oz … [Read more...]

Agave Margarita Recipe with 3 Simple Ingredients

This easy margarita recipe get its sweetness from agave syrup. Choose your favorite tequila for the base.  For this simple 3 ingredient Agave Margarita Recipe, there are no mixers required.  Just tequila, lime, and agave nectar syrup.  Add salt if desired.    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Blue Agave Margarita! We are slowly leaving April behind us and May will be here before you know it!  With May comes Cinco de Mayo and I am a HUGE fan of Mexican foods and absolutely LOVE a good … [Read more...]

Lemon Drop Martini #Recipe with Voli Light Vodka

I have really started getting into the flavored martinis.  My husband swears that they shouldn't really be called martinis since they don't have any gin in them but they are tasty, no matter what you call them!  I recently received a bottle of Voli light vodka to try, along with a couple single serving bottles of their flavored vodkas.  Here is a recipe from Food.com that is perfect for the upcoming warm weather!   Lemon Drop Martini 1 ½ ounces Voli lemon vodka ½ ounce triple sec 1 teaspoon superfine sugar ¾ ounce fresh … [Read more...]