happy memorial day, gang! we may have forgotten what a long weekend looks like, but let’s never forget the brave soldiers that have protected our country and our freedom through the years. it takes determination and sacrifice to serve the United States of America because freedom has a price, and our veterans offered to pay. and because of their willingness to serve their country, you and i are able to celebrate memorial day with family and friends and smiles on our faces. but there are those of us who have tear-stained cheeks because their loved one paid the ultimate price and gave their lives for their country. let’s never forget the risks that are involved with liberty. it must be fought for and protected by each generation.
and, yes, memorial day is the unofficial kick-off for summer. are you ready? ‘cuz it’s here. this summer may look a bit different from years gone by. but little by little our country is opening back up and our lives along with it. to date, my hair has been coiffed and my tootsies and nails have been put back in good stead. boy-oh-boy do i feel better. it’s the little things in life that push us back to normalcy. and my little family is gathering together for a backyard barbecue. so join us today as we’re welcoming summer with an eyelet dress and a family bbq.
Loft recently reached out to select several pieces from their new collection. this adorable eyelet blue dress was perfect for memorial day (and all summer long). all i needed to do to finish this ootd was decide on a pair of shoes. that’s the beauty of dresses. they’re one and done. so i decided to reach for a tried and true pair of shoes from Talbots (similar here and here) that have been a summer favorite for years.
and i couldn’t resist adding a frozen treat to today’s menu. have you ever tried poptails? they’re the adult version of popsicles. half popsicle and half cocktail. today i whipped up a vodka sunset. these can be made ahead and frozen in ice pop molds.
a delicious frozen cocktail
In a jug, mix the vodka, orange, and blood orange juices with a dash of Chambord and the club soda. Divide the mixture between the popsicle moulds, place the tray, and freeze for 30 minutes. Then slide the popsicle sticks into the lid slots and continue to freeze for a further 12-14 hours, until solid.
wishing you a happy memorial day!