Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Hey guys, it’s Leigh Ann here from My Diary of Us!  I’m here to let you in on a little secret…staying hydrated doesn't have to be boring and it doesn’t mean only drinking water!  If you just so happen to be one of those people who find it hard to drink water everyday, I have a little recipe that is going to be a game changer in the hydration department.  Adding fruit to water is a great way to add flavor and extra nutrients, but agua ... Read more » about Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

How to Make Three Simple Cocktails with Sparkling Water

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine. ... Read more » about How to Make Three Simple Cocktails with Sparkling Water

Apple Pie Sangria

With caramel flavored Autumn Glory apples, cinnamon sugar vodka, sparkling apple cranberry water, white wine, and spices, this Apple Pie Sangria is the perfect drink for your Thanksgiving feast (or for any weekend imbibing this fall!) 

Imagine sitting at a large table with family and friends...bellies full from a fabulous meal, laughter filling the air, hearts full of gratitude, and digging that fork into a big ol' plate of apple pie. That's what this sangria tastes like.  ... Read more » about Apple Pie Sangria

Back-to-School for MOMS + Sparkling Peach Green Tea

As much as I've absolutely loved summer and all the fun we've gotten to have (swimming, popsicles on the patio, glamping, vacation), I'm also craving a little bit more routine that the school year inevitably brings. We all know going back-to-school is a big deal for our kiddos, but what about us moms?

Them: School supplies, clothes, homework, making new friends, etc... ... Read more » about Back-to-School for MOMS + Sparkling Peach Green Tea

Caramel White Russians

A flavorful twist on the classic White Russian, these Caramel White Russians feature Silk's creamy, delicious, caramel almondmilk creamer. Simple. Decadent. Delish. Grown-up. This drink is the perfect afternoon indulgence (or necessity...depending on the day!).

The days are long, but the years are short. That's what they say, anyway. 

And I believe them.  ... Read more » about Caramel White Russians

Roasted Cherry Sangria + 8 Other Delicious Cherry Recipes!


Sweet glorious cherries. The epitome of summer.

Someday I'll invest in an actual cherry pitter -- but for now, I slice and remove the pits by hand with a small paring knife. Something about it is actually quite calming and relaxing. And the best part is... knowing what's at the end -- a beautiful bowl of deliciousness ready to be devoured as-is or thrown into banana bread, or a smoothie, or a salad, or cupcakes, or a lovely summer sangria. ... Read more » about Roasted Cherry Sangria + 8 Other Delicious Cherry Recipes!

Super Purple Juice + Favorite Spring Links

Today is the final post in a series I started awhile back called "Juicing through the Rainbow." I developed my favorite veggie/fruit combination of each color. Here's links to all the previous posts/recipes: ... Read more » about Super Purple Juice + Favorite Spring Links

Simple Fall Cocktail: {Carrot Apple Sangria}

I had an idea for a sangria made with fresh juice. So I did what no food blogger wants to do... I googled. And to my surprise, there were zero matching google results. ZERO. Which meant one of two things: either I was a culinary genius with an actual fresh idea (very rare in the food blogging world) OR it was going to taste awful, LOL. Luckily for me, the recipe was amazing and really should catch on as a new "thing" in my humble opinion. So, without further ado... ... Read more » about Simple Fall Cocktail: {Carrot Apple Sangria}