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31 July 2015

5 Drink Ideas To Liven Up Your Work Week

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WaterOnlyBetter #CollectiveBias

My Monday through Friday generally looks exactly the same each week. Sure CB and I will pop over to Klyde Warren Park and hit up the food trucks, or try out a new restaurant in Deep Ellum, but for the most part my routine is pretty, well, routine. 

Wake up, let the dogs out, drive in traffic to work, work from 8am-5pm, sit in traffic on the way home, let the dogs out, watch the Rangers game, cook dinner, go to bed. Rise, wash, repeat. 

While I'll admit, I actually do enjoy this new steady life of mine -- no driving 45 minutes to Arlington to see CB anymore! -- it would be nice to make the routine things I do all week a little more special and exciting. Over the past couple of weeks, I let the dogs out when I got home from work, slathered myself in bug spray and had CB join me on our newly decorated porch for a drink. A few nights I made us a cocktail, and a few of the nights I turned our normal ice waters into something a little more sparkling! 

All of these drinks have one main ingredient in common, Canada Dry® Sparkling Seltzer Water. I absolutely love Canada Dry's seltzer water and drink it over ice all the time. It's water, only better and more refreshing, and comes in flavors like Mandarin Orange, which I used in a couple of these recipes.

The first drink that I made for CB and me was the Sparkling Pineapple Cooler. We sat outside on the patio and played fetch with Veenie and unwound from the day. 

Drink number 2 was perfect for cooking dinner and watching the Rangers game on Tuesday.

  This third drink that I made with frozen fruit ice cubes, was perfect for my morning commute to work. I froze the fruit the night before, and topped them with Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water. 


This one is obviously pretty simple, but just for consistency here's how I made it!

Drink #4 I took with us on a walk with the pups around the neighborhood. There is always a basketball game going on at the park at the end for the street, so we stopped and watched that!


Drink #5 was the perfect treat to kick off our Friday night. We didn't have any plans on Friday night other than to clean, so it made cleaning way more fun than it should have been!  



I picked up both the original and mandarin flavored Canada Dry® Sparkling Seltzer Water at Walmart. Here is a coupon to SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) 12-pack cans of any flavor* Canada Dry® Sparkling Seltzer Water at Walmart. 


30 July 2015

The Strangest Sports Across The Globe

Strange things happen in the sports world, every single day. For example, just yesterday I read an article about a Mets player who was traded smack dab in the middle of the baseball game, yet they kept him in the game?! Even worse, the guy apparently cried! There's no crying in baseball!

To take the strange things we see and hear in the sports world one step further, Hart Sport created this infographic that is guaranteed to make you scratch your head. Hart Sport compiled a list of the top 10 strangest sports known to mankind, and I have that list here for you today. 

Sepek Takraw, shown below, looks like a great activity for those looking to break every bone in their body. I think I'll sit the bench this round. 

Quidditch though? That's my jam! Who wants to start a team with me? I call seeker! 

The post is sponsored by Hart Sport, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


$75 PayPal Cash Giveaway

I started this month's giveaway with the intention of giving away $75 to my current favorite obsession,, only to find out that they don't do gift cards. So last minute, I decided to just make the giveaway for $75 PayPal cash. I thought it would be fun to give my suggestions on what I would spend the $75 cash money on right now, if I were the winner. Although, if I were being totally honest I'd probably use it to pay part of my cell phone bill which is due on the 3rd. Whomp Whomp, #adulthood. 

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