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Weekend Wind Down with 4th of July Sangria

Happy Friday everyone! Oh man, we are so excited for the weekend. We have been working our butts off over here (not literally… we wish…), getting together some fun new projects and trying to make the site as easy to get around as possible. We love all the great feedback and suggestions from you guys, so keep them coming. Next week we are working on a fun collaboration with one of our favorite bloggers/TV personalitites, Young, Married, Chic, as well as Huffington Post Home, so watch for that project in the next few weeks. If you are our friend on Facebook, then you may have seen the adorable Sparkler Cupcakes we posted (or as we called them between bites, “mmmmmm, oreos, *drool*, oreos…the sparklers are so cute”). We promise to have the recipe and DIY instructions up Monday morning and some other lovely and cute bits for the rest of the week.  Phwew… Okay, with all of those announcements out of the way, let’s get on to the fun part and get to the links and drinks! 

The 2013 Cheesemonger Invitational is this Saturday. Queens is getting cooler everyday! 

Help yourself come down from all the cheese induced bloat from Saturday by heading over to the NYC  Pride March on Sunday. 

The classic Panama Hat. If you are the kind of person that hats don’t look good on, but you want to have some shade, then this is your hat. It looks good on everybody. 

How to avoid “workout hair.” Love the Kelly and Lisa pic too. 

Banana Pudding in cupcake form? Sign me up. 

These Berry Dishtowels in a berry basket would be such an adorable housewarming gift. 

Wow, the things us women will do for a flat tummy.

A helpful guide for us Yanks: What british people say vs. what they mean

Like we need anymore apricots in our lives….  Oh, you put them in a quesadilla? Okay, I guess we do. 

Oh, this would be so good for my phantom barbecue I’m daydreaming about. 

Once again, Zara has the cutest dresses for the baby girls. Love This!

And if you are one of those moms (guilty), that likes to match with your kids, then here is a cute grown up version

Are you ready for the Fourth of July? We made this tasty Sangria at our last business meeting and highly recommend it. How cute is this idea to use cupcake liners on mason jars to make your drink look extra festive? Just simply turn a cupcake liner upside down on the top of a pint size mason jar, and then screw on the rim to hold in place. Punch a hole for your straw, and there you go. 

 Recipe after the jump!

4th of July Sangria
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
  1. 1/2 cup strawberries, washed and sliced
  2. 1/2 cup blueberries, washed
  3. 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
  4. 1/2 cup sugar
  5. 1 bottle crisp white wine
  6. 1 liter club soda
  1. Add the fresh fruit and sugar to a pitcher
  2. Let chill for 1 hour
  3. Add the white wine
  4. Let chill for 1-2 hours.
  5. Add the club soda, to taste.
  6. Serve over ice.
  1. Add as much or little club soda as you want. I prefer to add it to each cup of sangria depending on my flavor preference.
  2. To sweeten up the sangria, you can substitue Sprite for the club soda.
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