Boat Parade Weekending

One week countdown! As expected, this exciting time of year has been flying by and there are still a few festive things I need to squeeze in before the big day. After last weekend, and with lil' miss feeling sick it was nice to have a cozier weekend consisting of going out to see Christmas displays and lights, and we caught the annual boat parade down at the lake.


Fill 'er up! One more week until a much needed Christmas break. Full steam ahead with all the coffee, and looking forward to true relaxation and quality time with friends and family.

*Speaking my love language*




For the record, I'm not a gin person but a few friends introduced me to a well made gin martini recently and I may be on my way to conversion. So, when H brought home a bottle of Tanquery the other day I wanted to mix up something fun and festive. I shall call it Christmas Berry Pine.

Christmas Berry Pine

2 oz. of gin
Club soda
Splash of cranberry juice
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Pour over ice

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Joining Biana for Weekending

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

41 comments:

  1. Woohoo, I have everything to make that Berry Pine! I'm not a gin fan either but I bet I'd love this. How adorable are you at the brunch sign! Perfect! Hope sweet Serena is all better. Have a fabulous and festive week!

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  2. Looks like a lot of fun. I love all the pictures you took.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hope baby girl is feeling better! She needs to get well for her first Christmas! I’ve become a gin drinker recently thanks to discovering French 75’s- I bet you’d like them too! Have a great week!

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  4. I always looked forward to the boat parade when I lived in Jacksonville - so festive and fun. Hope Serena is feeling better and ready for a fun filled Christmas! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. Oh poor thing. I think a little cold is coming our way too! Low keys weekends can be awesome

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  6. That boat parade looks like is was a BLAST! Also definitely will be trying out this drink recipe--I have been looking for a good one!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  7. Looks like a lot of fun!
    Enjoy babe!
    http://www.atrendylifestyle.com/2017/12/my-skin-care-la-importancia-de-la.html

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  8. aw colds are just all over town right now. tis the season. and seriously gin can be amazing if you get the right mixers and the best gin. gotta be picky on that front. anyway how is it a week from christmas? have a good week girl!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  9. We went to our boat parade here too! So much fun and really gets you into the holiday spirit!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  10. Sounds like a great weekend! I do not drink gin but I would try that drink. :-) That brunch sign is really cute too. :-)

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  11. That drink sounds so refreshing and I love those festive glasses! I love the lipstick you're wearing in the first picture-- it sounds like such a fun weekend!

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  12. Boat parades are so fun :)! Mimosas, yes please.

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  13. Yum that drink sounds marvelous! Looks like such a fun weekend!

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  14. Poor little S, I hope she's feeling better! I wasn't a gin person either until I tried a really good one made a very certain way and now it's not so bad!

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  15. I'm not a big fan of gin either, but that recipe sounds yummy!

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  16. Bottomless mimosas? Sign me up!! LOL!
    I'm not a drinker, but I love me a mimosa and that drink sounds pretty good.

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  17. I’m not much of an alcohol person period, but that cocktail looks delicious! Glad you had a cozy weekend - the boat parade looks fun!

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  18. Hope Miss Serena is feeling better. That boat parade looks like so much fun.

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  19. Looks like a fun weekend!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  20. i tried something new this weekend - Rose Gin and OMG it's amazing.

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  21. I love that y’all have been able to get out and enjoy all the Christmas activities around Orlando! And I love your Christmas glasses and that drink sounds so delicious!

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  22. I am a gin person, and that sounds good. those glasses are so cute!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  23. I love gin, I will have to make that! The boat parade sounds so fun! I always go to our Mardi Gras one, but the Christmas lights make me want to find one for this season!

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  24. A boat parade sounds awesome! Love at sign. I will blindly follow it anywhere!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  25. I love all the festive events and parades you guys have been enjoying on the weekends! Really getting into the Christmas spirit! That cocktail sounds delish and I'm not a fan of Gin either! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  26. Bottomless mimosas? Yes please! The boat parade sounds fun! Love that your outside and near the water at this time of you! (I may be just a tad jealous!)

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  27. The berry pine sounds awesome!!! I hope Serena is feeling better. Zoe was sick this past weekend. Dirty daycare babies! The boat light show looks fun. Gotta squeeze in all the Christmas that we can! Hope you have a great week!

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  28. A boat parade is so fun! And so Florida Christmas haha!

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  29. A holiday boat Parade is something I want to do!! how fun! Katelyn-www.theyellowspectacels.com

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  30. I hope Serena is feeling better! A boat parade sounds like a great time! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  31. I'm not a huge gin fan either, but gin and cranberry this time of year is just delicious! The boat parade looks like so much fun, too.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  32. I do not love gin, but this looks like a fun concoction! And again as previously stated on insta, any place that offers bottomless mimosas is a place I want to be!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  33. You had me at bottomless mimosas, yessssss!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  34. Woooo bottomless mimosas! It looks fabulous!! xx

    http://www.elegantduchess.com/2017/12/19/christmas-glamour-embellished-maxi-dress-elegant-duchess/

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  35. I am not a gin person either, but that drink sounds really good.

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  36. Ooh beautiful lights! I'm glad you had a nice weekend.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  37. Awe this sounds like such a fun time -- and how cute are your festive cups?! Great post girl!

    xo,

    H

    http://firsttimethings.com/

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  38. We have a Christmas boat parade close to us too, but we have never been. It always sounds like so much fun! I'm not a gin person either, but this drink sounds and looks delicious!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  39. That parade looks so pretty! We have done down here - I need to take the kids to see it next year!

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