Whip Up a Pitcher of These Pink Prickly Pear Margaritas

We love to entertain, but we want to mix and mingle with our guests. When you’ve gone through all the work to throw a party, no one wants to be stuck in the kitchen, or behind a bar playing bartender. I’m a big fan of cocktails that you can make by the pitcher, like these Pink Prickly Pear Margaritas.

Pink Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe

This drink is sweet and fruity, and is perfect for summer, heading into fall. Prickly pear is the fruit of the Prickly Pear cactus, and has long been used in Mexico and Mexican cooking for jams and jellies.

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Mix and Match Maternity Wardrobe from Target

Hey mama! Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you don’t want to look good. No way!  In fact, most days it’s the opposite – you want to look good because you’re pregnant! You may feel miserable, your legs ache and your back is throbbing, but putting on that great outfit makes you feel a wee bit better. That’s why you need a mix and match maternity wardrobe.

Mix and Match Maternity Fashion from Target

We’ve put together a pretty great mix and match maternity wardrobe. All of these pieces are from Target, so you know they’re pretty good quality and budget friendly.

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How to Make a Classic Whiskey Sour Cocktail

We love a good cocktail or a nice glass of wine around here. And while we enjoy a new concoction, there are so many great classic cocktails that seem to be getting left behind. With the resurgence of whiskey and bourbon, a classic Whiskey Sour is a great cocktail for everyone, men and women alike.

How to make a classic Whiskey Sour cocktail

Most modern cocktails are interpretations or twists on the classics  Learning the classic cocktails provides a great base from which to expand your mixology repertoire.

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What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag | Palm Springs Edition

Palm Springs is one of my favorite places to visit.  Granted, I’m probably a little biased, as I lived there for several years, and our family had a vacation home there for many years before that.  It’s just always been one of the places that we went. There’s so much to do, and great food, and culture and art…the list goes on and on.

What's in my travel makeup bag? Palm Springs edition

Not too long ago, I traveled to Palm Springs, CA from my current home many many states away.  It was before the heat of the summer kicked in, but it was still nice and warm.  Late spring is just about the perfect time of year for a visit.

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20 Great Fashion Accessories to Help You Transition from Summer to Fall

Summer is still here, in all of its blazing hot glory.  But, we’re starting to notice the days getting shorter, and there are days that are cooler mixed in. If you’ve been shopping lately, you’ve seen that sweaters, jeans, and boots are starting to fill store shelves and shopping racks.

Summer into fall accessories

Transitioning from summer to fall can be difficult, so we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up 20 great accessories that are great for summer, but are a total fit for fall, too. Even better, they’re under $30, with many around the $15 mark! You can’t beat that. Check out our Summer into Fall mix and match wardrobe, too!

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Target Summer into Fall Mix and Match Wardrobe

While many people are beginning to lament the end of summer, there’s still plenty of time left. While I can tell that the days are already starting to get shorter, the temperatures are still sizzling. This summer mix and match wardrobe still has plenty of life left.

Target Summer into fall Mix and Match Wardrobe

Even better, so many of these pieces can make the leap into fall.  Isn’t that what we really want? Transitional fashion pieces that can take us from season to season?

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Refreshing Cherry Sage Smash Cocktail Recipe

A good cocktail is one of my favorite things. I’m always up to try something new, and love expanding my repertoire. During the summer, I want something that’s not such a heavy cocktail. too. This Cherry Sage Smash cocktail is a perfect addition to all of your summer entertaining – and beyond!

Cherry Sage Smash Cocktail

Cherry Sage Smash is tequila based. Now, I know what you’re thinking “Noooo…I can’t do tequila…” A good tequila isn’t like the tequila we used to drink. It’s a pleasant experience. Add in the fresh flavors of cherry, lime, and sage, and you have a winning combination.

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5 Must Have Beauty Items for Summer Travel

I love to travel. I really enjoy getting out there and seeing new things, Whether it’s by car, railway, or plane, I am up for the adventure. One thing I’m notorious for, though, is over packing. Yep, I totally need those 18 pairs of shoes and 71 pairs of pants for this 5 day trip. Don’t even get me started on my must have beauty items. They could use their own suitcase!

5 must have beauty items for summer travel

I have started to pare it down. We all know to bring those great double duty palettes like the Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette. But what about some of the other stuff? What are our must have beauty items for summer travel – or any time! These are some of our favorite items that have crossed our desk recently.

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Mint For Each Other Blueberry Peach Mojito Cocktail

I love a good mojito. It’s sweet and crisp, yet refreshing and not heavy like some other cocktails can be. Plus, who doesn’t like rum?

Mint for Each Other blueberry peach mojito

As mojitos have gained in popularity, there’s been all kinds of new twists on them. The Mint for Each Other is a great southern take on the classic mojito. It was created in Nashville, after all!  It adds the great summer fruits of blueberries and peaches to an already wonderful drink.  Even better, it can be made in a pitcher.  Say what?!?!

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12 Plaid Shoes that You’ll Go Mad For

I love a wild and crazy shoe. I believe I’ve said this before, but it definitely holds true. We all know that accessories are a great way to express some personality. For some reason, though, people usually neglect their shoes as accessories. Why is that?  Is it because they tend to be a bigger investment than a scarf?  Or they get dirty quicker than an expensive bag?  Whatever the reason, we need to re-evaluate this.

12 plaid shoes you'll love

One of my favorite types of shoe is a patterned one, like polka dot or plaid shoes.  I have a pair of plaid Keds that get heavy rotation during the summer. They’re great with denim or a skirt, and look really cute. These are a few of my favorite plaid shoes out there.

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