Brazilian Limeade Cocktail Recipe

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This Brazilian limeade cocktail is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth but thanks to the inclusion of the lime rinds, you still get some of the delicious bitter lime flavor. Click through for this easy recipe that is delicious year round, whether you’re trying to keep cool or you’re dreaming of warm summer days.

Happy Monday! If you’re like me, you had a very fun but VERY busy weekend. I already know that tonight I’m going to want to sit back and relax and (if you’re over 21), sometimes that means having an alcoholic beverage! Unfortunately I’m pretty prone to hangovers so I tend to avoid drinking on weeknights. Adulthood is rough! I was just introduced to I Never Too Hungover and I love it! I really can’t afford to lose a whole day in bed just because I want to have a few drinks with friends the day before and Never Too Hungover totally solves that dilemma! Drinking Never Too Hungover Prevention before an evening of drinks helps prevent hangovers the next day (recommended for up to 7 drinks), and drinking Boost after drinking will help you recover.

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Two Ingredient Halloween Punch Recipe

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Halloween is such a fun time of year and it’s the perfect holiday for parties with people of all ages! This easy 2 ingredient recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the budget. Make your Halloween sweet and spooky and click through for the details!

Ahhhh Halloween. It really is one of my favorite holidays! Whether you’re a kid or an adult, a scaredy cat or a thrill seeker, there are tons of ways to celebrate Halloween. You can watch a scary movie, dress up in costume, decorate your mantle with creepy potions and skulls (which is what mine looks like right now) or you can just make a delicious Halloween – themed treat! Today I’m sharing a really simple Halloween-inspired recipe that’s delicious and easy. It’s the perfect way to satisfy that trick-or-treat sweet tooth. What more could you ask for?
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Here’s what you need:
  • Fanta® (any flavor – there are 8 to choose from! Orange, Grape, Strawberry, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Apple, Peach and Cherry)
  • Sherbet (again, any flavor!)
  • A cup or glass (for each person you’re serving)
  • A large punch bowl or container (if you’re making a big batch)
  • Ladle or spoon for serving
  • Optional: gummy worms, plastic eyeballs, ice cube trays, plastic insects

I grabbed my Fanta at Family Dollar – they have 2 liter bottles and cans with Halloween packaging designed by Noma Bar that is SO cute! Click here to locate your nearest Family Dollar store. Oh and get this – you can save $1 when you buy (1) Fanta 12-pack 12oz cans AND (1) Red Baron pizza 12oz or larger, with digital Smartcoupon at Family Dollar (10/24/16 – 10/31/16)

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Here’s what to do:
  1. If possible, chill your Fanta before the party. (Optional, but I prefer starting with it cold already)
  2. If you’re making a large batch, pour your 2 liter of Fanta into the bowl/container a few minutes before your guests arrive. If you’re just making one glass, fill your glass up about halfway with Fanta.
  3. Next, add your sherbet! Honestly, you don’t have to be super precise with the measurements, but a ratio of about 2 parts Fanta to 1 part sherbet works well. If you want your punch to be extra frothy, add more sherbet.
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  4. Come up with a fun name for your punch! Here are a few ideas – “Witches Brew,” “Ghost Goo,” “Brain Stew” or “Guts Soup” (that last one is pretty gross but it could work, depending on the crowd)! If you have time, make a cute little sign or label to go on or next to your punch. I just used my computer printer to print on some clear labels I already had at my house. Even if you don’t have time for a sign, I would still come up with a name you can use when you describe it to your guests!
  5. Lastly….make your punch fun! Add in eyeballs, insects frozen into ice cubes, or gummy worms – or if you’re like me, use all three! The possibilities are endless so get creative. Just make sure to serve your punch with a straw so there’s not a choking hazard.

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Don’t forget to pick up your Fanta at Family Dollar and save even more with this Smartcoupon (10/24/16-10/31/16)!

  • What’s your favorite way to celebrate Halloween?
  • What’s your favorite flavor of Fanta?

xoxo
Valery


Easy DIY Painted Canvas Sneakers

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diy painted sneakersEvery time I go shopping, I find myself eyeing (and convincing myself I should buy) a pair of canvas sneakers. There’s just something so cute and classic about canvas sneakers, especially to wear during spring and summer. They look adorable with shorts, skirts and cuffed jeans – they’re totally a spring and summer staple! I found some adorable mint sneakers but I have to admit I was also eyeing some chambray sneakers that had white polka dots on them. I decided I could get the best of both worlds and buy the mint sneakers but DIY polka dots. Turns out it’s a super easy project – it only took me about 20 minutes and I’m honestly pretty terrible at painting. If I can do it, you can do it! This project would be fun with older kids too!

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Easy Painted Canvas Tutorial

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It’s funny how inspiration can strike in the weirdest times. I haven’t been crafting much lately – it just hasn’t been on my radar. Then the other day, I was sipping on some Coca-Cola™ and the lyrics on their new Share a Song bottles totally inspired me to make something to spruce up my living room! Music has always been such a huge part of my life and I love incorporating it into my home decor. I realized that these song lyrics on my Coke bottles and Diet Coke® cans were PERFECT for a painted canvas!
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