Raspberry Beer Cocktail

raspberry beer cocktails

Pinterest is at it again, trying to convince me to give Raspberry Beer Cocktail a shot. I think we just improved beer with this recipe. Not a huge surprise since I wasn’t a big fan of it to start with. Any handful of fruit and juice could improve that stuff. Maybe.


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Just mix a Corona with a couple scoops of frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate and a shot of vodka. Add a handful of raspberries for a lovely Spring garnish type thing and enjoy!

Writer’s Workshop: Cut Throat

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1. Something you learned in March.

I learned a lot in March.

I learned that if you want to hide leprechaun traps and pretend leprechauns sneak into them on St. Patrick’s Day and leave gold coins behind, you probably should not set the leprechaun traps up in your child’s bedroom where they can wake up and see it’s not a leprechaun leaving gold coins, but indeed it’s their own mother on her hands and knees…sneaking coins into the trap.

I learned I should properly research a book’s reviews before reading it. Even though I might still read it anyway.

A photo posted by Kat Bouska (@mamakatslosinit) on

I learned that when kids play the game Sorry and one kid knocks another kid off the board when they’re close to home…it means war. Cut throat. I learned that on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills you can call each other every name in the book, but when someone calls you a ‘beast’ you should always react with a gasp and respond with an appalled, “how dare you!”

she said

I also learned that my singing talents are extremely under appreciated. singing in the shower

It was a good month.

Now it’s your turn! Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1. Something you learned in March.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: born.
3. In what ways are you turning into your mother?
4. Today I will…
5. Create a Spring bucket list.
6. Spring Break! Ask your child to name 10 things (or less) they’d like to do for Spring Break. Share the list with us and tell us…will their dreams come true?

Link up!:


Vlogging Workshop: Karaoke And Shuffleboard

1. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite March moments.

I skipped my February monthly recap because I didn’t think I had enough footage to share, but boy do I have enough this month. Ocean Shores, Alki, Karaoke and shuffleboard…I’ve got a little bit of everything for you this month. I’m like that person who forces relatives to sit down and watch her home videos after a vacation. Except these are even more boring because there is no vacation involved. And you’re not my relatives. But lucky you anyways!:


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Mrs. Marriage-N-Stuff tested out the infamous Cauliflower pizza crust pin we’ve all seen on Pinterest. It’s fun to see someone actually make it and then give the results!:


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Check out her YouTube channel and subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite March moments.
2. Share the books you read in March…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
3. March favorites haul! Share some of your favorite March finds.Create an Easter inspired craft.
4. Complete the Happy Easter YouTube Tag (questions here)
5. Easter Day recap! Show us how you celebrated!
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1. Taste test! Pick something up at the grocery store that you have never tried before and film yourself tasting it for the first time.
2. Film yourself doing something (anything) with one of your kids.
3. Show us what you love most about your neighborhood.
4. April 15th is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day. Make it!
5. Complete the I Heart Spring YouTube Tag (questions here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Prompts For 04.15

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Every week you’re invited to join me in a Vlogging Workshop focused on working together to create a community interested in video blogging!

  • To join, simply add a link to the Vlogging Workshop posted here every Wednesday that will direct viewers to your video (either on YouTube or your blog).
  • New vlogging prompts will also be posted on Wednesdays, so you will have a full week to create your video response!
  • I will feature a favorite video each week.
  • You can subscribe to this weekly newsletter if you’d like the video topics delivered early, along with a weekly vlogging tip.

To view more detailed instructions on how this weekly Vlogging Workshop meme works click here.

Here are the vlogging prompts for the Wednesday 04/15 Link up:

1. Taste test! Pick something up at the grocery store that you have never tried before and film yourself tasting it for the first time.
2. Film yourself doing something (anything) with one of your kids.
3. Show us what you love most about your neighborhood.
4. April 15th is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day. Make it!
5. Complete the I Heart Spring YouTube Tag (questions here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!

Writing Prompts For 04.09

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Every week you’re invited to join me in Writer’s Workshop by responding to one of the provided writing prompts posted each Tuesday. The directions are simple:

  • Choose a writing prompt from the list provided that inspires you most.
  • Write.
  • Come back this Thursday and link up by pasting the URL from your post into the list of thumbnails that will be displayed. Just scroll to the bottom of the thumbnail list, click the bold words you will see that say “Click here to enter” and you’re all set!

View more detailed instructions on how this weekly meme works in the Writer’s Workshop FAQs. To receive writing prompts in your inbox each week, subscribe to the writing prompt newsletter here.

Writing Prompts:

1. Something you learned in March.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: born.
3. In what ways are you turning into your mother?
4. Today I will…
5. Create a Spring bucket list.
6. Spring Break! Ask your child to name 10 things (or less) they’d like to do for Spring Break. Share the list with us and tell us…will their dreams come true?

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“But Casey, he must have seen something more. “She’s so golden, and she doesn’t even know it.”” -Looking For Luck, Love, And…

“Why did she waste all those years, voiceless?” -Ratio Of Failures

“There was an INS raid at the hotel that day.” -AbbyNormal

“Remember you get back what you put out to the world.” -Right Side 40

“While awaiting our disability we were forced to live off our credit cards and blow through our savings.” -Mama Sick

 

 

don’t seek out any other acceptance

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Kelly Clarkson recently responded to a negative slam about her weight by saying, ““She’s tweeted something nasty about me? That’s because she doesn’t know me, I’m awesome! It doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. Say what you will. I’ve just never cared what people think,” she continued. “It’s more if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good, that’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family — I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”

Amen!

From the gal who flips you off on the freeway for merging too slowly, to the random Internet commenter calling you the devil’s spawn (okay that one’s personal), if they’re not in the inner circle…they don’t get a vote.

Let’s not forget that.

#ByeFelicia

Sing us out girl…

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Grapefruit Mimosas!

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Happy Easter weekend!

This week’s drink is all about taking a perfectly great regular mimosa and then changing all of the ingredients, but still call it a mimosa. For example, a typical mimosa contains orange juice and champagne, but for the Grapefruit mimosas that Pinterest wants me to try, you need Grapefruit juice, sparkling, water and vodka.

See how they’re kind of the same and yet not the same at all? That’s why we love them.

But do we really love them?

Watch this video and find out!:


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Cheers and enjoy your weekend!

COLLECT ALL THE EGGS!!!