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Water melon cocktails

Watermelon Mimosa recipe

I can’t believe it’s already mid July! Happy summer everyone.

I’ve been MIA from the blog world for the last few months focusing on my lovely little daughter. She is absolutely amazing and I’m loving every minute I get to spend with her.  Most of my time these days (when it’s not centered around her) is spent visiting with family and friends. For the first summer in years we don’t have any weddings to go to but I do have a few bridal showers! In preparation for one I’ve been trolling the internet looking for drink ideas and have settled on this one for the party. I’ll let you know how it turns out…. but have doubt it will be a winner!

Recipe found on pinterest via  check out her website for full instructions and prep photos.

bridal shower drink idea


1 Mint, Fresh
6 Oranges, Juice from large
1/4 Watermelon, large


1 Sugar or honey

Beer, Wine & Liquor

1 bottle Champagne


Fingers crossed this turns out!


Friday flower challenge

There is nothing better (in my opinion) than fresh flowers. I love the colour, texture and smell they bring to the home. My problem is always coming to a timely decision when I’m in the shop.  As I’ve told my DH (when he’s sitting in the car for way….. longer then promised) there are a lot of things to consider…. the vase, the colours,  the volumes/heights and finally the actual flower type (dependent on season).

Given the option seem so endless I thought I would challenge myself to a different arrangement every other Friday. That way when I really needed to make a speedy selection I’ll have a catalog of arrangements I know will look good.

These flowers sat at my desk and made me very happy for almost 13 days!  What I used: Pink freesias, cream mums, evergreen filler, and some other small pink flower filler, in a homemade lace pattern mason jar vase.

The above image:(via delo loves design)