Slushy Blush Cocktails (recipe)

Since I've been sharing a lot about hospitality lately, I thought I'd share a quick little recipe for one of my favorite party drinks.

I'm a huge fan of doing as much as possible in advance of a party, so I love making these slushy cocktails in small mason jars a few days beforehand and place them in the freezer.


. 1 can frozen concentrated pink lemonade (thawed)
. 36oz pineapple juice (instead of mixing concentrate with water, use the juice)
. Vodka to taste.

. Combine into large mixing bowl, then with a ladle, spoon into individual jars (I used these from Walmart). Then place into the freezer. The alcohol doesn't freeze, but the juice does...making it slushy!

Serve in a basket or bucket with spoons or brightly colored paper straws!

That's it!!

Told ya it was easy!! They're a hit every time I serve they will be for you, too!

When (not if!!) you do have a little get together for some friends or neighbors, post your pics on Instagram and tag me on my hashtag #letspartylikegirls!! I can't wait to see your photos!!



Evening to Nourish - June (menu + recipes)

Earlier this week I shared our Evening to Nourish table I'm sharing our menu and recipes!

Don't forget to subscribe to the blog via email so you have access to the printable menu (both the above version as well as a blank one) and printable place cards, as well!


I'm SO sad I didn't take photos of the food! Y'all...TOTAL blogger fail.

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Baby Elsabet ended up having the flu that day and my sweet friend Kendra came over to help prep but just held Baby Girl for a few hours while I cooked, instead. I think they both were in heaven, savoring all those cuddles.

As you can imagine, the day ended up a lot crazier than planned! Especially being summer and having all six kids home anyway. Woo! Insanity.

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Since I don't have photos of our food to show, I'm linking directly to the recipes I found online.



(click here to see the Pin Board)

Street Tacos Pinterest

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Barbacoa Beef Street Tacos (in the Crockpot!)

(I used Chicken instead...but still used the beef broth, etc.)

It was amazing.

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Instead of doing another meat taco, I wanted to make sure I had enough for my veggie loving friends.

So instead I used black beans, freshly sliced avocado, and chopped pineapple.


(Managed to take this photo before adding the chopped pineapple)

The incredible looking Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette on the below photo is every bit as good as it looks.

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All my friends wanted the ladies, here it is!

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After blending the yumminess up, I poured it into little jam-jars, placing several on the table so our guests could put it onto whatever tacos they wanted.

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Mexican Chopped Salad

Mexican Chopped Salad

Oh.My.Gosh this was good! Totally making it again soon.

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I always like having a fun little cocktail for dinner parties.

Margarita Sangria

When I found the recipe for a Margarita Sangria (we called it a Sangrita), my mouth instantly started salivating, I knew I'd found a winner!

I forgot to add the cilantro at the last minute, so we had it without. Next time though, I'd love to try it with that beautiful herb!

If you make it, let me know what you think!

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Everyone hated the food. Obviously. haha.

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There really wasn't a leftover to be seen.

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For dessert, we had blood orange sorbet with a touch of Whipped Cream Vodka on top.

It was simple and yet a touch fun and decadent.

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Think you might host your own Nourish event?

If you do, I'd love to hear about it!!

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the perfect sunny day drink


We have finally been having some beautifully warm days here in Denver and with that, my family has spent lots of time outdoors riding bikes, playing at the park, and so much more.

So...perhaps I made myself a cocktail to sip as we enjoy the sunshine.

{it can also be made as a mocktail}


I've had several questions as to what we were drinking at Ezekiel & Anton's birthday parties.

So I thought I'd let you in on my deliciously simply treat.



. UV Lemonade {vodka} . raspberry or pink lemonade . pineapple juice .

. sliced lemons & raspberries as garnish .

{obviously to make this kid friendly, simply make it without the vodka. still super yummy}


For the parties, I put them in a wicker trunk I made into a cooler & filled it with ice.

We had several filled mason jars left over after the parties so I placed them into the freezer. Because vodka does not freeze, the drink just becomes slushy.

3 So perfect for a hot day! Whether playing outside or sprawled out with a good book.

What's your favorite sunny day drink?

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