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Baby Swim

2016 June 23
by Leah Bergman

Is there anything cuter than babies in swimsuits, tiny little hats, and miniature sunglasses? Those chunky thighs slathered in sunscreen, splashing around in the water? I think not. Earlier this week I took the twins swimming for the first time and it was irresistible. Here’s what they wore plus a few of our other favorite baby swimwear pieces for the summer.

Baby Swim

Millie’s Outfit: Seersucker Hat / Palm print swimsuit / Colorblock Sunglasses
Other Favorites: Four / Five / Six

Baby Swim

Jackson’s Outfit: Sailboat Bucket Hat / Palm Print Swim Trunk / Colorblock Sunglasses
Other Favorites: Four / Five / Six 

Baby Swim suits

A Pale Pink Dining Room

2016 June 15
by Leah Bergman

“We should paint around the dining room window a soft pink…it will look amazing.” This was the text I received from Jason last week accompanied by the below photo (for reference) that made my jaw quite literally hit the floor.

Pale Pink Dining Room

Um, is this some sort of joke? Of COURSE I want a pale pink dining room, are you kidding me?! However my response was simply “Love it!”

Pale Pink Dining Room

You see, one can’t get overly excited in moments like these. In fact when your husband shoots out an idea that seems too good to be true, it’s always best to proceed with caution. Don’t go sampling a million pink paint colors all over the walls and invite him to a secret shared Pinterest board called “Pretty in Pink Dining Rooms.” No, that just won’t do.

Pale Pink Dining Room

These actions will likely cause him to rethink his momentary spark of genius. No, proceed with extreme caution…and then paint that room with a feverish quickness and thank your lucky stars that you married a design savvy man.

Pale Pink Dining Room

Real men wear, and evidently live in, pink! So, what do you think? Would you paint your dining room pink?

Pale Pink Dining Room

 

Pale pink dining room coming soon…

Here are the lovely photo sources: photo 1/ photo 2/ photo 3/ photo 4/ photo 5

Summer Sparkling Cider

2016 June 14

I’m not sure why I’ve always considered hard cider a fall drink. Maybe because it immediately makes me think of warm spiced apple cider, apple picking, and all things cozy and fall-like? But if you’ve ever sipped on a hard apple cider you will know that it’s refreshing and perfect for warm weather!

Sparkling Summer Cider

Crispin Cider recently sent me a variety of their ciders to sample so that I could create a cocktail with my favorite. One sip of the Crispin Original Hard Apple Cider and I knew it would pair perfectly with ginger beer and lots of summer fruit.

Sparkling Summer Cider

Is there anything more fun than a sparkling fruity drink in the summertime? I think not! I made a big jug to serve last Friday for our family pizza night and it was quite the hit.

Sparkling Summer Cider Sparkling Summer Cider

As if the drink itself isn’t delicious with it’s blend of sweet cider and spicy ginger beer, it comes with a built in fruity snack. It’s a little bit Moscow mule, a little bit sangria and a whole lot of tasty. Perfect for warm summer nights with family and homemade pizza.

Sparkling Summer Cider

Sparkling Summer Cider (as I’m calling it) is packed with slices of green apple, pear, and plump little blackberries all to soak up that cider goodness. Set the cider out chilled with a big wooden spoon (for scooping out the fruit) and of course plenty of ice. Family and friends can help themselves to cocktails as they please.

Sparkling Summer Cider

What is your favorite drink to make during the summer?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored Crispin Hard Cider however the recipe and all opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who support Freutcake!

Sparkling Summer Cider
Serves 10
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Ingredients
  1. 4-12 oz bottles Crispin Original Hard Apple Cider
  2. 2-12 oz bottles ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
  3. 1/2 cup simple syrup (optional to taste)
  4. ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  5. 2 granny smith apples sliced
  6. 3 pears sliced
  7. 3 limes sliced
  8. 1 pint blackberries
  9. mint for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients (aside from mint) in a pitcher and chill.
  2. Serve in glasses with a scoop of fruit and a garnish of mint!
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