This is by far the easiest (and most refreshing) summer cocktail to make. It’s a summer go-to in the Baran/Bilodeau household, and a perfect pair for my mexican cuisine loving ways… but really, it goes with pretty much everything. Plus, anything that I can toss in a blender and whip up quickly while dinner is on the grill gets a thumbs up in my book. Keep reading for the recipe… I hope you all have a fun summer weekend planned!


Frozen Strawberry Margaritas {Serves 2}

1 cup frozen strawberries
2 tbsp frozen limeade
2 oz gold Tequila
1 oz Triple Sec
1/2 cup crushed ice
lime slice and salt for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a blender on high until completely smooth and blended. Wet rim of glass with lime, dip in salt, fill and garnish with lime slice. Cheers!

*Photo and styling by Melissa, recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

If you’ve followed along with my blog for the last few years, then you probably know that I am head over heels for Sugar Paper stationery. The clean, simple and sophisticated designs keep me coming back every time and so is the case with their gold foiled pretties. Give me gold and I’m a happy girl. Here are a few of my favorite picks… which one do you love best?

sugarpaper_picks1. Cabana Stripe Notebook | 2. Confetti Monogram | 3. Be You Print | 4. Gold Cheers Coaster | 5. Gold Cabana Stripe Place Cards | 6. Starfish Noteset

Have you all seen the newest food + drink iPad app, Home Gourmet Magazine? This little gem launched in March and is packed with delicious recipes from home gourmets around the world, the best food blogs and recipes for simple meals at home… right up my alley! So when the assistant editor approached me about a ‘Meet the Home Gourmet’ feature and contributing one of my recipes, I was honored and completely thrilled. I don’t by any means consider myself a pro in the kitchen, but that’s why I love this magazine—it’s all about the ‘at home’, everyday, aspiring chef.

Since HGM is my new recipe go-to, I’m giving away a three-month subscription to one lucky reader! Keep reading for the details.


All you have to do to enter is:

1. Like the Yours Truly page on Facebook.
2. Leave a comment below with your favorite summertime cocktail!

Winner will be announced Friday, July 12th. Good luck! xo, Melissa

Congratulations Lesley! I’ll be emailing you the details for your 3-month HGM coupon! 

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