Summer Sangria

I’ve found a new to me blog 🙂  Maddy Lane’s Make It Yourself (MIY) Blog. It has tons of great ideas, recipes, crafts, etc., for  “make it yourself Eco-friendly creations & inspirations for the home & family ~ inspired by nature”

Sounds good to me!  A couple of things I found that caught my eye – first this recipe for Summer Sangria – oh yeah! Sangria is one of my favorite summer drinks and this one sounds so refreshing!


White Spirit Summer Sangria
Fill half of a large pitcher or thermos with ice. Combine all of
the ingredients and stir well. Garnish with slices of limes,
oranges, and lemons. It’s quick, easy, and you can make
them ahead of gatherings or parties.
• 1 bottle dry white wine
• ¼ cup Grand Marnier
• ½ bottle white cranberry juice
• 2 cups freshly sliced fruits, lemon, lime, and orange
• Garnish with lemon, lime, and orange wedges,
as you please

She also has a recipe for Summer Beach Party,  Sweet Curry Rice Salad Recipe. It looks so delicious – I’m going to try it this weekend!


There’s also beautiful outdoor lanterns made from recycled bottles:


Right here you have the perfect makings for a nice romantic summer dinner! Go visit the blog and see what else you can discover!