Giveaways

Sunday Sweepstakes Link-Up December 31

Sweepstakes Sunday

 

Sometimes you just have to STOP, grab a glass of wine (or cocoa) and enter some sweepstakes. It is mindless, gratifying and you could end up winning some great prizes too!

Why not?

You can’t win anything if you don’t enter!

These are sweeps I have entered so far……

 

Let’s share! Link up the sweeps you find below


Education, Parenting

A&E Network New Docuseries Premiere Undercover High Debuts January 9

A&E Network New Docuseries Premiere Undercover High Debuts January 9

7 Adults ages 21-26 go back to High School! Why? Because times have changed, social media is a massive new presence and it takes stepping in undercover to get into their world as High Schoolers today. The location used is Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Only very few select staff and community members are aware of these undercover adults spending a semester in the High School. In fact, the undercover adults are not even aware they are 1 in 7!

A&E took a huge step with Undercover High into attempting to understand the world our teens live in about 180 days a year. With cell phones in hand almost at all times, with disrespect flowing like lava from an active volcano these 7 adults will try to blend in and make friends, join clubs and really get try to engage with the students as a peer. Even in the very first episode it is shocking what one social media chat discovers for one of the female undercover adults. Right away, one conversation among many young men involve some serious discussions with school adults.

You won’t want to miss it! Can you even imagine life today as a High Schooler? I can’t and even after watching the series myself ahead of you, it is still hard to believe what our youth endure everyday at school. Maybe this will bring some change and discussions. All the things students DON’T tell adults will become exposed. That could bring some amazing changes.

Parents! Watch This! January 9, 2018 with your tween and teen.

I am excited to see how this docuseries can perhaps bring awareness, care and change to our schools struggling to keep up with today’s world and the social media that highly influences it, for the good and bad.

Food/Beverage, Recipes

4 Cocktail Recipes for Your New Years Eve

4 Cocktail Recipes for Your New Years Eve

As I am writing this post to share some cocktail recipes with you I am sipping on a refreshing Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry water. We love these drinks and I don’t buy soda anymore because Sparkling Ice takes care of the carbonated beverage cravings with zero calories, sugars and fats. Did you know you can make great tasting cocktails with Sparkling Ice beverages? Here are 4 of them below for you.

Prosecco Punch

Recipe CreditSparkling Ice

INGREDIENTS

1 Part Prosecco
DIRECTIONS
Mix together and garnish with small lavender sprig
Prosecco Punch Recipe
Sparkle Shots
Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice
INGREDIENTS
1oz Vodka
½ oz lime juice
Sprinkle Rim, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into a shot glass with a sprinkle rim and serve.
Sparkling Shots
Prosecco Superiore Skewer
Recipe Credit: Santa Margherita
Servings: 2
INGREDIENTS
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
8-10 frozen cranberries
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp water
DIRECTIONS
Put cranberries on a skewer and rinse under cold water. Dip skewered cranberries in water, then roll in granulated sugar. Place skewers on wax paper and place in freezer for 5 minutes. Fill glass ¾ with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Place skewers on top of glass and serve.
ALTERNATE OPTION
For a slightly sweeter garnish, soak fresh or frozen berries in maple syrup overnight, then skewer and roll in sugar.

 

Prosecco with Cranberry

Ginger Raspberry Sparkler

Recipe Credit: Brooklyn Crafted
INGREDIENTS
1/3 oz Raspberry Puree
1.5 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini, Lemon/Lime
Splash of Limoncello
4 oz Champagne
Squeeze of Lime Juice Fresh
Raspberries
DIRECTIONS
Stir raspberry puree, Brooklyn Crafted Mini Lemon/Lime and Limoncello in a champagne flute. Top with champagne and a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with raspberries and enjoy!

 

Raspberry Ginger