Healthy Orange Cream Slush

Here’s a cool drink recipe for the hot days of summer! It’s healthy, refreshing, and very easy:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (I used juice with pulp)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (I used greek yogurt)
  • 2 teaspoons honey (adjust depending on your sweet tooth)

Add these ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Grab a straw and enjoy!

Orange Cream Slush, healthy frozen treat

Orange Cream Slush, healthy frozen treat

Let me know if you like it!

PS – did you notice the new blog design?!


Favorite Pin Friday: Memorial Day Decor (and 4th of July) Ideas

Some Memorial Day (or 4th of July) decor ideas for you on Favorite Pin Friday!

Easy USA Wreath
(pinned to our Homecoming group board started by my fellow military spouse friends)
I’m loving Found in the Ali’s 4th of July wreath, which can of course be used for Memorial Day too, or all summer long for that matter! She and I utilize the same idea for wreaths – have one wreath, and update it throughout the year. Her USA wreath is simple: grab some red, white, and blue ribbon to tie around the side, and add a USA sign from a dollar store (or you can always pick up letters from a craft store and make your own).

Tin Can Luminaries (pinned to my Holiday Love board)
Hosting a barbecue? These red, white, and blue tin can luminaries would add a simple, festive touch to your table or walkway! And recycled materials are always a plus in my book! Check out Crafts for all Seasons’ tutorial here.

Patriotic Berry Trifle (pinned to The Sweet Stuff board)
OK, this is a recipe, but it’s also cute and fits in the theme. Food Network Magazine’s Sunny Anderson created this trifle which sounds super simple and has other Pinners raving about how delicious it is. I can’t wait to try it!

See all of my Pinterest boards.

Thanks for taking a look, and as always, a BIG thanks to all of our military members and their families.

Favorite Pin Fridays: Best Chocolate Cake, and more

What did we DO before Pinterest came along?? I can tell you what I did: I kept an excel spreadsheet of anything I wanted to remember from my magazines or the web. It was semi-effective — at least I had everything stored somewhere. But it wasn’t pretty. No, not like Pinterest.

Now I use Pinterest to save the links or articles I’ve found, and the links others have found on Pinterest too.

If you are Pinning, I’m sure your world has changed for the better like mine! If you aren’t Pinning, well, I think you could be missing out.

Because I love Pinterest, and I love to share what I love, I’ll use (most) Fridays to share a few favorite links I’ve found from Pinterest (or the Pin links so you can see the photo first, then follow the Pin to the blog). Enjoy!

The Best Chocolate Cake (pinned to The Sweet Stuff board).
This Pin is from My Baking Addiction. It’s true. It IS the best. I’ve made it several times since discovering this Pin. I can’t seem to use any other recipe! (I just use the coffee we always brew, Luzianne Medium Roast Coffee & Chicory.)

recipe from

This recipe is good for cupcakes too! Seriously yummy.

Burlap Planter Buckets (pinned to my Garden Love board)
This was very helpful when I needed to plant my moveable garden this year. Granted, I haven’t added the burlap because the buckets are hidden in my backyard, but if they ever end up elsewhere, burlaped they’ll be.  (See the Purple Area blog for Pinned link.)

Plastic Bag Container (pinned to Getting Organized)
Let’s not even get into the amount of plastic bags that accumulate under my sink (even though I terrify the local grocers with screams of “No plastic bags! I’ve brought my own bag!!”) They still make their way into my home (sigh). I was stuffing them in a kleenex box as this blogger did, which worked pretty well. But House of Grace’s idea of spray-painting an old coffee can is much nicer. Lovely! (Visit the House of Grace blog for the How-To.)

Have any Pins to share?