drinks

Fizzy Fruit Slushies

by Amy on August 6, 2014

We’ve been having our fair share of 100º+ days this summer. Phew, it’s hot! We like icy, fruity drinks on a hot day, but I don’t love my kids consuming high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors on a regular basis. So, homemade fruit slushies it is! With just a few ingredients and a whirl in […]

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Add a little whimsy to your drinks by making these cute washi tape flags for your summer sippin’ straws! These are simple to create and give your drink that little something extra! Each child can choose their own color of tape and straw, making their washi tape straw unique. I’m sharing this super simple craft idea over at About.com, […]

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First things first: serious kudo’s to Make and Takes for this month’s Earth Day kick-off of 22 Ways to Save Mother Earth. As I was thinking about what challenge to share for the month of “Easter & Earth,” it made me all-sorts-of-nostalgic for when I officially joined as Make and Takes resident “green” writer. Earth […]

We want to keep those hot drinks nice and cozy with these featured crochet patterns for a coffee cozy, perfect for our Crochet-A-Day series. I’ve found 3 fabulous patterns for a coffee cozy, all a little different to fit your favorite drink’s needs. 1. Crochet Coffee Cozy with a Button: This pattern from Amy of One […]

Fancy Layered Drinks for Kids

by Amy on December 30, 2013

It’s almost time to ring in 2014! We’ll be spending the evening at home, eating our traditional nacho dinner, playing board games, and watching a slideshow of the year’s photos. The kids will have no trouble staying awake till midnight – hopefully mom and dad can keep their eyes open, too! We love having a […]

Today I am going to show you, quite possibly the easiest craft ever for halloween: Witch Hat Straws! Make these then serve your favorite spooky after school drink for the kids! These would also be fun for a Halloween party! To get started making these, you’ll need just a few simple supplies: card stock paper […]

Is it back-to-school time in your house? We’re still trying to hang on to that summer feeling around here for a few more weeks. And, what goes better with summer than a cold, tropical drink? My girls love smoothies, and this delicious and vibrant tropical smoothie is the perfect way to start the day. It […]

Tomorrow’s Summer Solstice! That means the longest day of the year is finally here. How fitting that this month’s challenge can be a month, week, or even a day in length (might I suggest  starting tomorrow – what with all the extra time we’ll have to fill up, and all – wink, wink. ) It’s […]

Easy Eggnog Ice Cream Floats

by Lindsey on December 20, 2012

A few years ago I was spending time with my husband’s uncle and aunt.  My husband’s uncle loves eggnog, as do I.  He asked me if I’d ever had it mixed with soda.  (I hadn’t, but I was intrigued.)  He likes to mix his with lemon-lime soda or cola.  Both are great.  And it got […]

Summer is here and it is hot, hot, hot! I wish I could lounge at the pool every day to cool off, but unfortunately I have work and other things to do:( Instead, I cool off by making smoothies. My favorite summer time smoothie is this Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie. This tropical smoothie is […]

Looking for a refreshing drink to serve for Cinco de Mayo?  Look no further than Agua Fresca.  Agua Fresca means “fresh water” in Spanish and is made with fresh fruit, water and ice.  Sometimes a little sugar is added as needed. This is not a sugary, too-sweet, thick smoothie.  No.  It’s a thirst-quenching “ade” that […]

French Hot Chocolate

by Lindsey on January 5, 2011

This is the best hot chocolate you’ll ever make. You’ll toss out those little packets with the dehydrated marshmallows. You’ll forget about those cans of premium hot chocolate you can buy in bulk at Costco. You’ll make this and keep it ready to go in the fridge all winter long. Basically, it’s a chocolate mousse […]

When we’re having a party and a lot of cups are floating around, it can be hard to remember who’s is who’s. If they aren’t labeled, kids tend to get a new one for each sip. Here’s an easy trick to keep all your plastic cups labeled, helpful enough for even young ones to find […]

My good friend Carina, over at The Jet Set, has been perfecting some of her delicious mocktail drink recipes. I love the classic Shirley Temple and she’s sharing her recipe that makes it perfection, especially for kids! Head on over for the recipe and for a classic silly face from her son!

Guest Post by Lisa of Petit Appetit Happy Chinese New Year!  2010 ushers in the Year of the Tiger (no, really), which also happens to be on February 14th this year.  Like Christmas the celebration is an entire season (so you still have time for Valentine treats too).  The festival traditionally begins on the first […]

Spring Bling for Straws

by Marie on February 19, 2009

I’ve asked Chrissie from Flip Flops & Applesauce (one of my favorite creative blogs) to share a kids craft with us. Even though we are still in February, I love that this post is getting us ready for Spring. But these cute straw buddies would be darling anytime of the year. Chrissie: As a parent, […]

Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

by Marie on December 11, 2008

WEEK OF TREATS – DAY 4 Hot Chocolate is the drink of choice at our house this season. We drink it plain, with marshmallows, with chocolate shavings, or topped with Peppermint Whipped Cream Magic. Seeing as I love chocolate and mint together (almost as much as I love chocolate and peanut butter together), I decided […]

Mint Lemonade

by Marie on August 27, 2008

My brother Jeff recently visited the country of Jordan and was introduced to a lemon juice drink speckled with mint. It’s considered a sipping drink as it’s pretty strong and flavorful. He loved it so much that he came up with his own recipe for Mint Lemonade and he’s sharing it with all of us. […]

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