Fresh From Florida – Watermelon Fizz

(Sponsored) This post is sponsored by Fresh From Florida – but all thoughts and opinions and experiences are my own. Fresh From Florida – Watermelon Fizz   Are you looking for something just a bit different than the standard summer beverages? Something easy to make but with “wow” factor? I’ve got just the thing – Watermelon Fizz I found this recipe on the Fresh From Florida website. If you are looking for new great ways to use all that delicious produce you are buying at the grocery or farmers market, be sure to check it out. Tons of different ideas and easy to search by the ingredient – all with Florida produced items in mind. Florida produces much more than the citrus we all automatically think of, and it’s long growing season means that shoppers all over the country … [Read more...]

Easy Fourth of July Crafts for the Entire Family

In most areas around the country school is out for summer. For me, when school is out I need lots of activities to keep the idle hands of my little ones busy. What better way to do that than to decorate your home with red, white and blue!? After all, the Fourth of July is right around the corner! Today you'll find a craft for all ages. And ALL in preparation for our nation's Independence Day! /1/ Pop Rocks Marshmallow Pops - Pop Rocks were such a fun candy when I was a kid! Who am I kidding? I still love them! Combining Pop Rocks and marshmallows just seems genius. See for yourself! /2/ Hidden Flag Cake - Don't be intimidated by it's complicated appearance. This Flag Cake is really simple. What's more? Ice this cake with plain white icing, light some sparklers on top {like … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Vegan Summer Recipes

Vegan sometimes gets a bad reputation for not standing up to it's competitors. Today is the day we get proved wrong. These are the ultimate vegan summer recipes that will rock your taste buds! We have everything from appetizers to desserts. All vegan. All delicious! Perfect for summer! Won't you give these vegan summer recipes a try? Appetizers 1/Corn, Avocado and Blueberry Kale Salad from Vanilla & Spice 2/Grilled Avocado Hummus from What Jew Wanna Eat 3/Thai Lettuce Wraps with Basil from The Recipe Renovator 4/Garden Fresh Gazpacho from Wine & Glue Main Dishes 5/Veggie 'Meatballs' from Diethood 6/Pineapple Rum Beans from Healthy Slow Cooking 7/Sesame Noodles from Cupcakes & Kale Chips 8/Chick-quin Sandwich from Spabettie 9/Pasta with Cilantro Jalapeno … [Read more...]

9 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Every Father's Day I tell myself a few weeks beforehand that I'm going to do something really special for my husband with the kids. And every year I run out of time and do nothing. I'm guessing I'm not alone in my annual shortcoming. So, this year I've gathered some really great ideas that we can do with the kids to show Dad how special he is on his special day, Father's Day! /1/ This photo idea from Freckle Photo is totally do-able! You won't even have to dress the kids up or find the perfect location. Use a marker to write "We {heart} Daddy" or "Our Daddy Rocks", step back and take a photo Dad is sure to love! /2/ My husband loves playing practical jokes on our kids. I just know that they will LOVE tricking Daddy with these hamburgers and french fries that are really a sweet … [Read more...]

Melted Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Float

It's hard to drink hot coffee during those sweltering summer months. Milkshakes, slushies and ice cream floats become frequent lingo. Let's combine them! When you pour hot coffee on top of chocolate chip ice cream, the coffee instantly cools and in the process, melts the chocolate chips in the ice cream. Melted coffee chocolate ice cream float. Genius! Can I have one every day? This coffee float is such a quick way to satisfy the sweet tooth and get your caffeine too! For the children, you can always pour hot chocolate instead of coffee on the ice cream. You can also be creative with the flavor of ice cream. I'm just partial to the melted chocolate chips. What flavor of ice cream would you choose to be in your float? [sc:adsense ] Melted Chocolate Coffee … [Read more...]

Best 5 Popsicles of the Summer

Whether you like fruit or chocolate, there's a popsicle for you this summer. Not only are popsicles simple to whip up, but the single serving portion sizes are great to keep you in your bikini. Such a great little treat! Are you ready to see the best 5 popsicles of the summer? 1. S'mores Popsicles by Hello Home Shoppe - I'm probably biased because I'm a chocoholic, but these popsicles look like the greatest for the summer to me! No need to heat up the fire place to have a s'more with this frozen treat! 2. Dulce de Leche Lemon Popsicles from Fit Fun & Delish - Creamy lemon popsicles look like just the refreshing and filling dessert for the summer. Made with just four simple ingredients, these popsicles will be ready in no time! 3. Fourth of July Popsicles from Blissfully … [Read more...]