Yesterday, I was suddenly struck by the fact thatâ€¦ SUMMER IS OVER (well, not technically, but you know what I mean â€“ end of August, back-to-school, etc). Where did the summer go?! I had a great time but â€“ man â€“ that went fast.
I am operating in â€œone more summer experience!â€ mode now. â€œOne more trip to the lakeâ€¦ letâ€™s go to the pool; soon, it will be closedâ€¦ letâ€™s have a grill-outâ€¦ letâ€™s get out the baby poolâ€¦ letâ€™s try to catch firefliesâ€¦â€ Before we know it â€“ the smell of pumpkin spice will be in the air (wahoo!). But for now â€“ Iâ€™m going to try to make this absolutely wonderful summer last.
We went to see Julieâ€™s new baby yesterday, and afterwards, we hung out at the lake. Which pretty much meant I spent the entire time batting Claireâ€™s sandy hands out of her mouth (apparently, sand is yummy).
I had to laugh when we rolled up (literally). I felt like I was moving in. Three bags for one hour on the beach?! This is how I know I have two littlesâ€¦
But all the packing and planning was worth it. It was sunny and fun and relaxing.
Claire and I munched on these from the CVS Gold Emblem line â€“ pretty much the only ingredients are freeze-dried blueberries and apples! Yum.
Came home and made one of theseâ€¦ my favorite end-of-summer drink!
I should clarifyâ€¦ Raspberry Spritzers are actually my SECOND favorite summer drink.
My #1 favorite is this sangria recipe. Itâ€™s the bomb.
But Raspberry Spritzers hold a special place in my heart. They are delicious and girly without being overly sweet. And they are super simple to make.
You need plain sparkling water, white wine (donâ€™t spend money on something fancy here, a plain table wine or a Pinot Grigio will be fine), and frozen raspberries.
Fill a wine glass with ice and about 1/3 cup frozen raspberries.
Fill halfway to 2/3s with sparkling water.
Fill to top with white wine.
Told you it was simple! And itâ€™s super good. <3
Whatâ€™s your favorite drink of all time?
Iâ€™m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy as one of the â€œGold Emblem Abound Trail Makersâ€ this year.