We were so flattered to be asked to take part in The Classic Brand's: "5 Days of Coca Cola: The Classic Drink by the Classic Brand" campaign! It was an easy sell...cute top, great drink, we're in! So without further ado, Day 5!
This already adorable and super soft tank didn't need much embelishing. It was all about simple and easy for this day at the beach.
We were thrilled when Kraftasked us to review one of their recipes, especially when we heard that macaroni and cheese was involved! It was one of our favorite dinner's growing up, and let's be honest, it still is. And thanks to Kraft'sOld-Fashioned Baked Mac & Cheese, we have a new grown-up twist on an old classic!
OLD-FASHIONED MAC & CHEESE:
1 pkg. Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1/4 cup milk
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
2 tbsp. butter, melted
20 Ritz Crackers, crushed
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook Macaroni in saucepan as directed on the package; drain. Stir in milk, butter, and Cheese Sauce Mix. Pour into 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Mix tomatoes and dressing; spoon over macaroni mixture. Mix butter and cracker crumbs; sprinkle over tomato mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until heated through and crumbs are golden.
You can even serve your mac and cheese in mini individual cast iron skillets! Anything mini is adorable. ;)
We thoroughly enjoyed crushing up all those Ritz crackers, and the addition of sweet and zesty tomatoes and italian dressing, as well as the salty Ritz crackers made the perfect additions to the mac and cheese! Looking for more fabulous recipes? Check out the Kraft Cooking Up Good pagefor over 20 coupons available for download, tutorials, top-pinned recipes, and a chance to win $1,000, $250, or $100 Walmart gift card!
Today's style/beauty post is about a towel! Yep! But it's an awesome towel. It may be August, but that sun is still out! Our friends at Sand Cloud asked us to tell you about their brilliant towel/pillow/sarong in one, and so I hit the beach! "Bare" with me...
Sand Cloud was started by three best friends, right here in sunny San Diego. It's a specialized beach towel that includes a removable pillow! Genius! And the brilliance doesn't stop there. They found a handwoven, Turkish cotton, eco friendly, material that's...wait for it...sand repellent!!
And if that isn't reason enough to love this idea...Sand Cloud has a strong passion for giving back and protecting the Ocean, which is why they are donating 10% of net profits to several foundations that support the preservation of Marine Life.
I think I fell asleep...
Then when you're ready to go...turn your towel into a sarong and wear it home!
Somehow it's August already. I don't know how it happened, and I'm not exactly happy about it, but another Summer is fading with the sun. So let's send it out in style! Here are some of our favorite ideas...
Get some cinder blocks and wood planks and make yourself a long picnic table. If it's a larger party you can even have the guests bring different plates and food, so the decor and dining are potluck. We love the idea of eclectic parties that showcase your friends uniqueness, as well as the party's.
Ice cream…always a good idea! Make your own, and have an ice cream bar, or sundae bar. There really isn't a more delicious way to bid a sweet so long to summertime. Summer's not over yet! Don't let to leave without a little celebration.
Happy National Watermelon Day! If you're looking for a refreshing way to cool off from this summer heat, try making this DIY Watermelon Keg! Carve out a watermelon just like you're carving a pumpkin for Halloween, drill a hole for your spigot, insert spigot, pour your mixture into your watermelon, and refrigerate until you're ready to serve. To see the full tutorial from Evite, click HERE!
Try this Minty Melon Breeze cocktail for your watermelon keg! To see the original recipe, click HERE.
MINTY MELON BREEZE:
1/2 cup vodka
2 liters soda water
5 oz. fruit-flavored liqueur
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
Ice cube tray
DIRECTIONS: Puree your watermelon insides in a
blender, and sieve into a large pitcher, reserving 1 cup.
Pour the pitcher of watermelon juice into your watermelon
keg, add the vodka and fruit-flavored liqueur, then stir in 2
liters of soda water and refrigerate over night. Display keg
when guests arrive, and supply mint as a garnish.
MINTED MELON CUBES: Pour the reserved juice into
ice cube trays and sprinkle with chopped mint. Freeze
Make sure to elevate your watermelon keg on a footed pedestal or cake stand so guests can fit a glass underneath the spigot to pour themselves a drink. Try making a watermelon keg for a summer BBQ, Pool Party, or Picnic!