On Sunday my family and I attended the Busti Apple Festival in Busti, NY! A yearly tradition for us! While at the Busti Apple Festival, we picked up apples & cider! That evening I decided to whip up some of my famous Apple Cider Sangria & make an Apple Pie!
Curious on how to make that cider? Of course you are! That’s why you’re here. Keep on scrolling to find out how you can make a pitcher of this yumminess in your very own home :)
• 1.5 Liter Bottlr Moscato
• 4 Mini Bottles Carmel Vodka
• 2 Red Apples
• 1 Green Apple
• Handful of Grapes
• Half Lemon
• Apple Cider
Pour the bottle of Moscato into a large pitcher. This is a fabulous recipe to use that random bottle laying around you received for a gift since quality does not matter!
Squeeze that half Lemon into the pitcher. Then toss the squeezed lemon into the pitcher.
Chop up your green & red apples. Then toss your apples & grapes into the pitcher.
Now mix in your caramel vodka and top off with cider. The caramel vodka has a very strong caramel taste. I suggest using 4 since you do want to taste the cider! Too much vodka and this will turn into Carmel sangria ;-)
After your Apple Cider Sangria is all mixed together, toss it into the refrigerator for an hour or so. You want the fruit flavors to soak a bit before serving.
Serve & Enjoy!
Any mamas out there need an excuse to go out and buy a bottle or two of wine?! I may just have you covered! Wine Cork Dot Paint Pumpkins! That’s right, you drink the contents of that wine bottle while your child dots away with the corks. It’s a win win activity since Mama is occupied and so is the kiddo! Cheers & happy dotting!
• White Paper Plates
• Green Pipe Cleaners
• Hole Punch
• Orange Paint
• Wine Corks
Before you let your child dot away, take your hole punch and punch a hole at the top of the white paper plate. This is where you will string your pipe cleaner to make a stem later.
Let your child dot away using the orange paint & the wine cork!
Once your white paper Plate is covered in paint dots, take 2-3 pipe cleaners and wrap them around your finger to make a spiral.
Take your pipe cleaner spiral and simply thread it into the hole you punched in your white paper plate. Twist the stem in place. And just like that, you now have a Paper Plate Pumpkin!
I just love Halloween crafts. Halloween and Christmas are the two holidays I tend to go all out for. I just can’t get enough of the cuteness!!!!
My daughter has a class Halloween party every year! Since Halloween is a favorite of mine to get crafty for, I thought it would be fun to make D.I.Y Mummy Water Bottles for the kids!
• Small Water Bottles
• Glue Stick
• Black Paper
Take a water bottle and your gauze & wrap your water bottle up.
Take your scissors and cut the leftover gauze. Then tuck the end of your gauze into the gauze on your water bottle.
Now glue on those googly eyes with your glue stick.
Time to cut out a mouth using your black paper. Once you have cut one out, glue it onto your water bottle.
Glue on a plastic spider.
Ta-Da! You now have Mummy Water Bottles. They make the perfect beverage to serve at your Halloween Party!
Are you planning a Halloween Party?
Ahhhhhh warm weather!!!! I don’t know what it is, but once patio season hits, I’m all about the fruity beverages!!!! Nothing better than chillen on your patio with a big ole glass of something tropical in your hands!!! What’s even better is having a little something special to pass out when your besties are over enjoying the scenery with you.
Since most of us old ladies aren’t the heavy drinkers we were in our 20’s, my sangria Jello shots are exactly the boozy treat to serve your besties. Boozy enough to keep that buzz going, but not too hard that you will need a day to recover. Cheers!!!
1 Box Raspberry Jello
1 Cup Sangria
1 Cup Boiling Water
Fresh Fruit for Garnish
Plastic Condiment Cups (Dollar Tree)
Pour 1 cup of water into a medium-sized pan. Bring the water to a boil.
I don't know about you, but these fabulously warm Spring days are getting me really antsy for summer!!! I just can’t stop day dreaming about sipping my favorite cocktails poolside.
Recently, I discovered that you can actually make Jack and Coke popsicles. That’s right!!!! One of the best cocktails ever in Popsicle form! Now, these aren't like that time Jack Daniel's made beef jerky, these popsicles actually have booze in them! Enjoy!!
2. Grab your can of Coke and top each section of the mold off.
3. It’s now time to take those popsicle sticks and place them back into the mold.
4. Once you have your mold back together, place your Jack & Coke popsicles in the freezer for several hours.
5. Once your Jack & Coke Popsicles are frozen solid. Rinse your mold off with a little bit of hot water. This will loosen the popsicles just enough to slide right out of the mold without breaking.
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.