Archive for Beverages

Christmas Sangria

I couldn’t wait any longer to share this amazing recipe for Christmas Sangria.  Over  Halloween, we spent the weekend with my husband’s family, which you might remember from our family Halloween Picture.  So fun!  While we were there my sister-in-law introduced me to the world of white wine sangrias.  For some reason I had always thought that sangria could only be made with red wine.  Boy was I mistaken!  Our …continue reading


White Hot Chocolate

Hey Melrose Family readers! Serene from House of Yumm again. I’m here today to treat you with some White Hot Chocolate that is topped with a fluffy, decadent Peppermint Whipped Cream, with some sprinkles on top. Of course we have to have the sprinkles. This is such an easy treat to make and you can have it hot and ready to serve up for yourself or you and some lucky …continue reading


Caramel Hot Chocolate

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The cold weather arrived this week.  It’s the kind of cold where you want to curl up with a piping hot cup of hot chocolate and stay in your pajamas all day long.  The cold weather also means cold and flu season at school so I’m constantly washing my hands, which …continue reading


Holiday Mixed Drinks

My family and I recently traveled down to Virginia to spend time with his siblings before his brother was deployed with his new bride to Japan for 3 years.  We had an amazing time and enjoyed every second that we had with them.  While we were there we spent a great deal of time down in Papa’s Pub.  My father-in-law is definitely a mixologist in the making.  I collected some …continue reading


Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Sometimes the summer just calls for the perfect cocktail that’s made for one. I adore a good mojito and I’m definitely not partial to a margarita, but as you’ve seen from the majority of my recipes I’m all about quick and easy.  During the Summer we always have our Lemonade Recipe on hand so combining it with fresh fruit just seemed like the perfect cocktail.   This cocktail is done …continue reading

Lemonade Teagarita Mixed Drinks

Summer is officially in full swing and I’m enjoying the sunshine and time with my kiddos.  I’m also enjoying the fact that I have more time to spend with my teacher friends outside of school.  During the school year we make a point to go to dinner once every couple of months, but we are always on our best behavior because even though it’s the weekend we have papers to …continue reading


Drink Recipes {non-alcoholic}

Yesterday was my first official day of Summer.  Here in NY we go to the last week in June for school.  I know, it’s crazy!  Some of you have been out for months already.  In order to celebrate, I put together this fabulously refreshing collection of non-alcoholic drink recipes that will keep you revitalized and ready to go onto the next big Summer adventure.  Enjoy! Drink Recipes {non-alcoholic} Click next …continue reading


Sherbet Party Punch

I received product from Oriental Trading Company, but all opinions are my own. I’ve been sharing bits and pieces of Avery’s Fairy First Birthday Party with you, but today I wanted to share our Sherbet Party Punch that the kids and grown ups all loved.  It’s only 3 ingredients so it comes together in a snap.  Plus, it always stays cool because one of the ingredients is rainbow sherbet.    …continue reading


Lemonade Recipe

There’s is just something about a mason jar full of lemonade that gets me so excited!  I can’t think of anything that shouts SUMMER more than lemonade.  I can remember hauling a table and chairs with the neighborhood kids, to the end of the street in the dead of the afternoon heat, to sell our lemonade.  I’m pretty sure we charged a quarter a cup.  With this lemonade recipe we …continue reading


Mixed Drinks {Grown Up & Not so Grown Up}

The warm weather is coming.  I just keep telling myself that because I’m hoping that if I believe it will come true.  In order to be fully prepared, I’ve put together a collection of six Mixed Drinks that you’re not going to want to miss so be sure to pin your favorite or all of them!  I remember all too well being pregnant last Spring and not being able to …continue reading


Mocha Brownie Latte

Since the weather has become much cooler, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias, I created a Mocha Brownie Latte using Gevalia cafe-style K Cups that is sure to warm you up.  There is nothing quite like being able to create a cafe-style drink at home that let's you indulge in the comfort of your own home.   Believe me when I tell you that this latte ...


Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa & Pink Junction

When I first started writing it was a way for me to share updates with our family about Riley and what was going on in our lives.  It quickly grew into much more when I began struggling with my desire to have another child and our inability to get pregnant.  I found that I could lose myself in my recipes and crafts and there were women out there who ...

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