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15 Sangria Recipes Perfect for Late Summer Into Fall

Summer feels like it is winding down this week as everyone around us is preparing for the start of school next week. The intense heat we’ve had all season is starting to edge off a bit and the mornings are feeling cooler. Don’t hate me for saying it, but I am officially starting to get excited …

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Surviving Divorce (Five Years Later)

[Photo from The Fresh Exchange.] Earlier this summer a day like any other passed quietly and without fanfare. Only, it wasn’t really a day like any other. It was the day that five years ago, my now ex-husband and I began the very difficult conversation about how we were going to get divorced. If you haven’t been …

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Tasty Tropical Summer Cocktails

This post was created in collaboration with V8. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! Ever a fan of fruity summer cocktails, today I present you with a trifecta of tasty tropical beverages! Inspired by long, hot summer days and the insanely delicious flavors of V8 +Energy, these drinks make for the …

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3 Yummy Baby Food Recipes for Little Champions

This post was created in collaboration with Munchkin. It’s the little things. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! When we started introducing Emerson to solids at around four months, it was always my intention to make all or as much of her food as possible. For the most part that is what we’ve …

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How to Make Fresh Summer Smoothie Bowls

This post was created in collaboration with V8. Real veggies for real people. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! Last summer I was pregnant and could not get enough of everything frozen and fruity. This summer it is insanely hot on the east coast and I have had precisely zero interest in turning …

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The Prettiest Shower Curtains You’ve Ever Seen

After the initial mad rush to tackle some of the first big renovation projects around the house immediately after closing, we’ve taken an extended break over the last several weeks as the rest of our life took precedence again. We pretty much look like we just moved in like a week ago. Not exaggerating. With …

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Sparkling Margaritas + My Summer Entertaining Essentials

This post was created in collaboration with Lunazul Tequila. One sip, and you know. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! Since closing on our house a few months ago, we’ve been doing quite a bit of entertaining even by our standards. Of course we love to entertain as it is, but …

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