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Monday, July 17, 2017

Wonderful Wonderful Watermelon & Family Mobile Fabulousness!!


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Wonderful Wonderful Watermelon!!


I was sitting around the other day racking my brain of cute dinner party ideas, when I saw a great little article on watermelon, and all the cool ideas of what to of with it. Now watermelon is definitely one of my favorite summer fruits, I mean come on who doesn't enjoy a juicy sweet watermelon on a hot summer day. It's always been a staple in our family cookouts and get togethers. Now that we have revamped the patio, it's so nice to go out back, hang out, and take in the summer air. Nothing makes it better than some sweet treats to enjoy whilst doing so...lol!! I have three fantastic and fun watermelon creations. First up is the watermelon keg. With a neat little keg kit that I ordered from online, I made the coolest drink cooler ever. All you have to do is cut the top off of the watermelon, and then scoop out all of the inner flesh. In this case I used a melon baller for the first half (Make sure you put the melon balls aside in a large bowl, for the watermelon salad recipe coming up.)
The second half of the flesh I scooped out with a spoon, and also put that aside for the refreshers we're going to be placing in the keg. Then I just inserted the three little stabilizer feet in the bottom of the melon rind. These help it to stand up straight, and they work perfectly, then push in the tap, and your all set. Now comes the good part, our 
Watermelon Mojito Coolers!!

Ingredients: (4 drinks)
*2 cups pressed/strained watermelon juice
*1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
*1/2 cup of simple syrup
*a handful of mint leaves
*a generous splash of ginger ale
*ice cubes

Prep: Begin by straining your spooned watermelon flesh, and limes, to the tone of 2 cups. 
Mix: Now start making your mix into a  pitcher, using the 2 cups or watermelon juice, and the 1/4 cup of lime juice. 
Serve: In each glass add crushed
 ice, or ice chunks along with your mint leaves. (give them a roll in between your finger tips before dropping them into the glass to release the flavor). Now fill the glass about 3/4's of the way with the watermelon/lime juice mixture. Top it off with a big splash of ginger ale, this adds some bubbles, and really heightens the flavor profile. Then you will serve the glass with a lime slice, and a mint leaf. I have also seen them garnished with a melon ball or two, it just depends on your taste. 
Now in my case I tripled the recipe to make enough to fill the watermelon cooler, which I poured inside and let sit and chill in the fridge for 2 hours. Then when I made the drinks later i did it straight from the watermelon tap. This gave such a fun feel and completely fit into the watermelon theme, and my goodness was it a hit with my guests! 



I didn't stop there with the watermelon fabulousness, I also made a delicious watermelon salad. It to was a hit with the guests and quickly disappeared. It was so simple and quick to make, which made it easier for me. Any delicious recipe thats easy and fast to make, is number one on my list. Not to mention it looked really beautiful, and when food looks amazing that's half the battle right there...lol!




Now to make this all you need is a few things, one being the first half of the melon that we scooped with the melon baller. 

Ingredients:
*5 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.
*2 teaspoons of kosher salt.
*1/2 teaspoon of freshly cracked pepper
*1/2 large mellon balled watermelon
*1/2 lb of Miller's Kosher feta cheese.
*1 cup of coarsely chopped mint leaves

Preparation:
Super easy just combine all of the ingredients but a small bit of the mint leaves, toss gently and coat the watermelon balls. Then garnish with the left over mint, and place in the fridge to chill. 
See super easy, once it sits a few minutes and the flavors combine it will be amazing. I also recommend cracking some fresh pepper, and a tad more lemon juice over the top for extra flavor

As you can see I went a bit over board with the watermelon theme, but it was fun and everyone enjoyed it. I also had slices on popsicle sticks, they looked so cute....but went so fast! The cool thing is every part of the watermelon went to good use, even the rind. I made a stop to get a few things for the set up, and I spotted some of the prettiest flowers.



 





















I'm always the one standing over them with my camera, I've always had a fascination with flowers, which means you guys will probably see lots of them in the lifetime of my blog!
I sported my usual leggings and tank top because they're super comfy and it was so darn  hot. When I'm on the go like that comfort is number one, and these outfits give you that, with an added plus of cuteness...lol! I also had to hit up Walmart for a few things, it was a more than busy day setting everything up. As I was running around in the store, I spotted the cute cell phone display. I really didn't have time to take care of my cell phone craziness, but it was so quick and easy that I just couldn't resist. I decided to make the switch to Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile. It makes my busy as heck life that much easier. I have more time to enjoy with my friends and family on days like these, thanks to Walmart Family
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I got the $49.88 plus plan, it's Unlimited Talk, Text & Data Plan which Includes up to 15 GB of 4G LTE† data, then 2G* Definitely Walmart's best pricing in no-contract wireless plans.
It also includes a free VUDU◊ movie rental credit valued at $7.00 each time you renew your service. I really love it because there's no contact, no activation fees, no late charges...you just pick a phone. pick a plan, activate and go.It so easy and so fast. You can even switch and keep your phone, and you get up to 15 GB of data. Having my internet is very important to me, especially since I'm a blogger and I'm always working online. I will be able to work on the go now because I'll have more than enough data. I won't have to worry if I'm going to run out, which will allow me to be more carefree, and spend more time away from home this summer..woo hoo! Also I feel confident in the service because it's run on T-Mobile's Nationwide Network, so I know the service will be spectacular. Even Nunah approves, and the phone is so sleek and cute, it fits right in the front pocket of my saddlebag. I have to say all in all it's been a fantastic day, and the Feldman household is all smiles. I'm so happy I made the switch, I definitely recommend the $49.88 PLUS Plan Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile.

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48 comments:

  1. This looks SO fun! I wish I were a crafty hostess, love this!

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    1. Awhhh thanks so much it was lots of fun! They're so easy to make you can def do it!!πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

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    1. Thanks so much Cyndi!! πŸ‰πŸ‰

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  3. I love watermelon! This is a great idea for a BBQ

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    1. Yes it's the perfect addition to a BBQ

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  4. I love watermelons and definitely will be trying this one πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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    1. I can't wait to see yours!!
      Thanks so much πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

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  5. That watermelon drinks looks delicious!

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    1. Ohhhh they were yummy!!
      Thanks so much for commenting

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  6. It looks so refreshing! Perfect for the summer

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    1. Ohhh it was delish!!
      Thanks for stopping byπŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

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    1. Awhhh thanks so much!! πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

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  8. This looks so good ! Such a fun idea for summer entertaining ! Xo
    Miki
    https://www.blogtrendz.com

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    1. Thanks so much!! It was a hit with my guests πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

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  9. Puts me right in the upcoming August mood. Love it!

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    1. Ha ha yes I agree πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰watermelon is wonderful!!

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  10. I want to make this ! Looks so refreshing !

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    1. Thanks so much, if you do make it take some pics. I would love to see it

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  11. These recipes r really amazing definetly going to try them out

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    1. Yahhh thanks so much!! If you do I would love to see some pics and hear what you think of the salad!!πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

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  12. This look so good. I need to try it. Thanks for sharing Dana!

    xoxo
    Chigi.
    www.chigisworld.com

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    1. Thanks so much!! I know you'll love it, esp the saled...OMGoodness is is delish πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

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  13. This looks absolutely delish

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    1. It was amazing!! Thanks so much for the sweet comments πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

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    1. Thanks so much, it was deeeeelish!! πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ€£

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    1. Amen to that and watermelon has so few calories, plus it's made up of so much water which is good for the body and so refreshing and hydrating!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!! πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

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  16. Wow!! I will have to try this for sure. My mom LOVES watermelon ��������

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    1. Thanks so much!! Ohhh you're gonna love it, I am obsessed with the feta and watermelon salad now!!

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  17. Watermelon salad seems great! I will try it.

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    1. Definitely you're gonna love it, I'm obsessed now!! xo

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  18. Seriously might try this for my own blog!

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    1. Yahhh I can't wait to see the post!!! It';s such a cool little idea...and that feta and watermelon salad is BOMB!!!

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  19. The drink looks refreshing, and I plan on making the salad. I'm obsessed with the watermelon-feta combo.

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    1. Thanks so so much and Ohhh you're gonna love it.....I'm obsessed!! xo

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  20. Thanks for the recipe and the deets on the service

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  21. That watermelon mojito looks delish!

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    1. Ohhh and it tasted even more delish!!
      Def give it a try!!

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  22. Everything looked so tasty and it's cool that nothing went to waste!

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    1. LOL...it tasted better than it looks!! Thanks so much for dropping bye!!

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