Hot Spiced Caramel Apple Cider

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Hot Spiced Caramel Apple Cider is my amazing husband’s creation.  One of his favorite drinks is Starbuck’s Caramel Apple Spice, and this is his dupe for it.  Most drinks that the both of us like from Starbuck’s, we can make at home.  We’re not big coffee drinkers, actually neither one of us drink coffee.  The plus for us is that the drinks we get at Starbuck’s are easily dupeable. Continue reading

Strawberry~Honey Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry~Honey Greek Yogurt Smoothie from
I love nothing more than to make smoothies.  Next to sweet tea, strawberry lemonade, and Sprite, smoothies are my next favorite drink.  I have a good-to smoothie, which is my mixed berry one, but I decided to switch it up and do something different this time around.
I had some strawberries that were on their last leg and decided to make a quick and easy smoothie out of them.  I also wanted to get a protein fix, so I threw in some vanilla greek yogurt and vanilla all-natural whey protein powder.
I cooled the entire smoothie down with some ice, stuck a straw in it and enjoyed for my late night snack.  Baby really seemed to love this smoothie, because within seconds of drinking it, baby started rolling, kicking, jabbing, and dancing up a storm in my belly.  I guess baby liked that boost of protein, because there was a party in my tummy for a good 15-20 minutes.
What you need:
8 Strawberries
1/4 c Orange Juice
1/2 c Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 c of Ice
1 oz Whey Protein Powder *optional*
You will have plenty to share with this recipe. I will be enjoying the remainder of mines for breakfast.  This smoothie is good for anytime of the day which is the one thing I really like about it.  Its healthy, refreshing, thick, and nutritious…everything I need to give baby what it needs.

Enjoy this frothy delight!

Happy bumping!




Pregnancy Belly | Summertime Orange~Pink Lemonade

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This is a super quick and easy recipe, and might I add refreshing!
All you literally need are these three ingredients:

  • 1 can of Orange Juice Concentrate, 12 oz.
  • 2 scoops of Country Time Pink Lemonade
  • 6 cups (48 oz) of water

Begin by emptying your frozen OJ concentrate into a pitcher, next add 4 cups (36 oz, you can use the OJ concentrate container to measure or a measuring cup.) of water.  Stir until OJ and water are combined.  Lastly add in two scoops of the Country Time Pink Lemonade mix, another 12 oz of water, and throw some ice to make your lemonade extra chilled.

Pour up in a glass and enjoy!
*If this is too sweet for you, just add more water or ice to your glass or mixture.  This is why I added the last 12 oz of water at the end.  Even for me, someone with a huge sweet tooth I didn’t want to feel like I was drinking syrup.

For an effervescent or fizzy taste, add ginger ale or club soda.  Although I recommend pouring it in by the glass if your aren’t going to serve the entire pitcher at once.  Of course you can always add in fresh cut lemon or orange slices as garnish, or even strawberries, kiwi, peaches, or pretty much any seasonal fruit.  I used an OJ concentrate that had orange pulp in it, so I still got some texture with my version.

You get a summery sweet taste of pink lemonade with a mild hint of citrus from the OJ, perfect combo!  This is a great drink to serve as a punch, because it goes a long way and is quick and inexpensive.
I’m off to enjoy my glass now, so you enjoy yours!

Happy Bumping!


Pregnancy Belly | Georgia Sweet Tea & Lemonade Ice Cubes

Being the South sweet tea is a staple of the southern experience.  Its considered the South’s table wine, and rightfully is should be.  If your from Georgia like me, you know we take sweet tea to a whole other level.  I thought I’d share my recipe for Sweet Georgia Sweet Tea with  a fun twist of tart and sweet lemon ice cubes.  I love nothing more than a good old fashioned sweet tea/lemonade mix, or what some refer to as an Arnold Palmer.  These delicious lemonade ice cubes give you a milder version of one with keeping the integrity of the satiating sweet tea.

Sweet Georgia Sweet Tea


1 Family size tea bag
8 cups of water
3 cups of sugar


In a large pot boil the 8 cups of water, once to a rumbling boil turn heat off and put tea bag in water and cover.  Let tea seep for 20-30 minutes, then remove tea bag from brewed, unsweetened tea.  Pour brewed tea into a pitcher and pour in 3 cups of sugar and stir until sugar is dissolve.  Add plain ice from the freezer to cool tea off and add a balance of water to the tea.  The tea itself should fill the pitcher approximately 3/4 of the way, so you will add as much ice to fill the pitcher up.

Lemon Ice Cubes

Country Time Lemonade Mix, either the regular or pink lemonade…its up to you!
…or you can use real lemons
2 cups of water
1/2 -1 cup of sugar (this is to your taste, start off with less and add more)
Ice trays

Mix lemonade mixture with water and sugar until well mixed.  Pour into ice trays and freeze until frozen.  Its just that simple.  If you prefer to make fresh squeezed lemonade from real lemons, add in some of the pulp for a true old-fashioned lemonade feel.

Pour your sweet tea in a glass tea filled with your lemonade ice cubes and sit back and enjoy!

Happy Bumping!