Beach Survival Kit For Summer Fun

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Find out the must haves for a beach survival kit perfect for great summer fun and sharing an ice cold Coca-Cola with friends!

Beach Survival Kit for Summer Fun

Share an Ice Cold Coke at CVS

Summer is here, and that means it’s time for some fun! We all have awesome memories of summertime adventures with family and friends. This year will be no different, so as the summer season gets underway, let’s share an ice cold Coca-Cola and make some memories.

Living in Huntington Beach, California, we love to hit the beach when the weather gets warm. Whether it is an all-day party or a spur of the moment trip with friends, we know exactly what to take, and CVS helps us put together the perfect Beach Survival Kit.

Making Memories

Over the years, we have enjoyed many events at the beach from family gatherings to birthday parties, to end of the season awards parties for baseball, soccer, and cross country. Sometimes, going to the beach is well planned and other times we go on the fly.

Some mornings, you wake up and the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the weather is gorgeous, and you know it’s time to hit the beach. You call your friends, or they call you. Walking along the beach with your girlfriend’s is a great way to knock off some of those 10,000 steps we are supposed to get daily. Listening to the waves crashing on the sand, smelling the salty air, and feeling the warmth of the sunshine–delightful. But sometimes, we like to turn it into a family event and bring the kids along for some summer fun.

Regardless, if the beach outing is well planned or spur of the moment, we always stop at CVS to pick up some snacks and ice cold Coca-Cola. CVS is not just a pharmacy, you can find almost anything there for almost any occasion. Grab hot dog buns and condiments for roasting wieners over the fire pit. Or how about deli meats and bread, fruit snacks, trail mix, crackers, and more. You can even stock up or replenish the items for your beach survival kit. Forgot your beach towel, T-shirt, flip flops? No problem, you can find these and many other beachy items on the shelves now (boogie boards, beach chairs, water shoes, swimming goggles, the list goes on).

Let’s make a Beach Survival Kit:

Here is a list of things we need in our kit, but feel free to add additional items to yours.

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hair Bands
  • Flip Flops
  • Beach Towel
  • Hat
  • Zippered Bag
  • Coca-Cola

Share a Coke is back! This year, you can get the 20-ounce bottles featuring 1000+ first and LAST names on multiple Coca-Cola brands/packages such as Coca-Cola Classic, Coke Zero, and Diet Coke®. It is the perfect ice cold refreshment for sharing the summer’s hottest moments. Save with your friends when you use your CVS ExtraCare card to receive the special pricing of 2 for $3. Don’t have an ExtraCare card? No sweat, it’s super easy to get one — sign-up online or in the store.

 

Go to CVS and pick up a quick couple of bottles of Ice Cold Coke to share with your friends, right away. Enjoy!

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Homemade Food Gifts – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 2

Today is a tasty treat! The 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Blog Hop  is sharing the Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts. Yummy! You are going to love all of the Christmas goodness that is headed your way over the next several days. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven other talented bloggers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.

Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

Meet The Hostesses

Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized

Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai

Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation

Megan of C’mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

 

12 Days of Christmas Ideas – Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Welcome, Erlene from My Pinterventures.

It’s day two of the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series and it’s my turn to share! And since everyone loves a good homemade baked gift, I’m sharing 12 Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts. And shhh…don’t tell, but these are super easy to make too!

Day 2 – 12 Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Cincy Shopper ~ Homemade Peanut Brittle

Kleinworth & Co. ~ Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Mini Loaves

The Kolb Corner ~ Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

My Pinterventures ~ Dried Fruit & Nut Clusters

Princess Pinky Girl ~ Chex Mix Christmas Crack

Intelligent Domestications ~ Maple Walnut Fudge Recipe

Mostly Homemade Mom ~ Crockpot Roasted Sugared Pecans

Lil’ Luna ~ Double Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Life with Lorelai ~ Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup

No. 2 Pencil ~ M & M’s Christmas Cookie Bars

OMG Chocolate Desserts ~ Candy Cane Pie

Meatloaf and Melodrama ~ Easy Peppermint Mocha Cookies

I hope you enjoyed this round-up of the best homemade Christmas food gifts. Be sure to check back every day now through December 12th for more exciting new Christmas ideas!

Now, go get your holiday baking on!

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Lemon Ricotta Cookies – A deliciously fresh recipe full of bright, luscious flavors. This cookie has the most heavenly aroma. I know you will love it as much as our family does.

 

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

A Deliciously Fresh Recipe

 

A week or so ago, I told you about our little mini family reunion, and the ever-so-yummy S’mores Cookies I made for the family. If you missed it, be sure to check it out. These Lemon Ricotta Cookies are another one of the cookies I took for the get-together. Luke’s dad really loved these cookies. The smirkish grin he got, when he walk by and snagged one, made me giggle.

This recipe is easy to make and packs a big punch of freshness in every bite. The lemony scent and flavor keeps you coming back for more. Lemon Ricotta Cookies are a perfect choice for a non-chocolatey treat.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

Granulated Sugar, Lemons (for juice and zest), Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Butter, Eggs, Ricotta Cheese, Powdered Sugar.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Line baking sheets with Parchment Paper.

  • Zest the rinds of 3-5 Lemons (enough to get 3 – 4 tablespoons of zest).
  • In a medium bowl, pour 2-Cups Granulated Sugar.
  • Add 2 – 3 Tablespoons Lemon Zest to sugar, and mix well with your fingertips.
  • Set aside and stir occasionally with fingertips. Allow sugar to become very fragrant.
  • Whisk together 2 1/2 Cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, and 1 teaspoon Salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a large bowl (or stand mixer), combine 1 stick Butter and the prepared Lemon Sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add 2 Eggs, one at a time, mixing slightly after each addition.

  • Mix in 15 ounces (1 container) Ricotta Cheese and 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice until incorporated.
  • Stir in dry ingredients a little at a time, until just combined.
  • Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons for each cookie).
  • Bake for 13 – 15 minutes, until just slightly turning golden at the edges.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire racks (placed on top of wax paper), and allow to cool completely.
  • Prepare the Lemon Glaze.

For the Glaze:

  • Sift 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar into a small to medium bowl.
  • Add 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice, and  1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest.
  • Mix well.

  • When cookies are cool, drizzle glaze over the tops of each cookie.
  • Allow glaze to dry.

 

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies - A deliciously fresh recipe from Life With Lorelai. This flavorful cookie has a heavenly aroma. #Cookie #Recipe #Lemon #Ricotta
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Type: Dessert
Serves: 40 Cookies
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups - Granulated Sugar
  • 3-5 - fresh Lemons (for 6 Tablespoons Juice and 3-4 Tablespoons Zest)
  • 2-1/2 Cups - All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon - Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1 Stick - Butter (softened)
  • 2 - large Eggs
  • 15 Ounces (one container) - Ricotta Cheese
  • 1-1/2 Cups - Powdered Sugar.
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Line baking sheets with Parchment Paper.
  3. Zest the rinds of 3-5 Lemons (enough to get 3 - 4 tablespoons of zest).
  4. In a medium bowl, pour 2-Cups Granulated Sugar.
  5. Add 2 - 3 Tablespoons Lemon Zest to sugar, and mix well with your fingertips.
  6. Set aside and stir occasionally with fingertips. Allow sugar to become very fragrant.
  7. Whisk together 2 1/2 Cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, and 1 teaspoon Salt in a medium bowl.
  8. In a large bowl (or stand mixer), combine 1 stick Butter and the prepared Lemon Sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  9. Add 2 Eggs, one at a time, mixing slightly after each addition.
  10. Mix in 15 ounces (1 container) Ricotta Cheese and 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice until incorporated.
  11. Stir in dry ingredients a little at a time, until just combined.
  12. Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 1 1/2 - 2 Tablespoons for each cookie).
  13. Bake for 13 - 15 minutes, until just slightly turning golden at the edges.
  14. Remove from the oven, let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  15. Transfer to wire racks (placed on top of wax paper), and allow to cool completely.
  16. Prepare the Lemon Glaze.

    For the Glaze:

  17. Sift 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar into a small to medium bowl.
  18. Add 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice, and 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest.
  19. Mix well.
  20. When cookies are cool, drizzle glaze over the tops of each cookie.
  21. Allow glaze to dry.
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