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Summer mornings, sales and sangria

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Summer mornings, sales and sangria

Happy Sunday, ladies!  Welcome to my little celebration of summer mornings, sales and sangria! 

Perhaps…random to put these together, but they all make me smile this lovely Sunday summer morning.

The last one in June….

SUMMER MORNINGS

Summer mornings, sales and sangria

Though June has been incredibly hot…the mornings have remained nice…still in the 70s.

Summer mornings are a time for me to experience gratitude…just sitting in the backyard.

Gratitude for the first lemons on my lemon tree and fresh fruit to enjoy for breakfast.

Summer mornings, sales and sangria

Gratitude for new blooms I spot in the morning sunlight….and the potential for more beauty they promise.

Summer Mornings, sales and sangria

Even gratitude for the incredible, artistic work of visitors….I don’t mind outside, but do not want to meet inside!

Summer mornings, sales and sangria

The hope of a new day and what it holds for me is always enticing.  I love to breathe it in and begin with peaceful appreciation.

During summer mornings, the first light is just right to discover new treasures and moments. I make sure my phone camera is near by.

Summer mornings, sales and sangria

I hope you enjoyed sharing a few summer morning moments with me…I am definitely a morning person!

SALES

Summer mornings, sales and sangria

We are entering my favorite sale shopping season…July Clearance Sales!

I talk about it often, because July is my birthday month.  I often combine birthday savings with sale shopping for more impact.

This time of year I begin Christmas shopping, and also find a few items for fall in the last winter’s clearance options.  There are many colors in these sales no matter your palette.

Beginning today and throughout July, I am going to hand pick sale items you may not want to miss and make sure they are in slideshows for you.

It is always fun for me to look through the clearance sales and see what treasures lie beneath! 

Today, the first slideshow is FASHION, and the second slideshow is HOME.  Have fun looking and let me know if you are looking for a particular item this year!



Why picnic baskets in the slideshow?  I have given them as wedding gifts before and always received a great response…truly something a bride loves but might not purchase for herself.

SANGRIA

Summer mornings, sales and sangria

On Father’s Day, my daughter-in-law served the most delicious sangria I have ever tasted.

So, naturally, I wanted to share the recipe with you…but warning, it does have quite a bit of alcoholic content and tastes great….so be careful about over indulging!!

And before you think it or ask…this had nothing to do with my stomach virus…that was truly a virus!

LOL

Seriously this is soooo good.

BEST SANGRIA EVER

1.5 liters of Cabernet or two bottles of wine

(She used the Domaine St. George Cabernet Sauvignon)

13 ounces orange juice

10 ounces of pineapple juice

3 ounces of brandy

6 ounces of Sangria Syrup

13 ounces of mango syrup

(I linked the syrups she purchased online and recommends)

Toss in some fruit…chill and it is the best!

I need to pick up a lovely way to serve this…like one of these dispensers.

Thank you for joining me today for Summer mornings, sales and sangria.

I hope there was something here that made you smile.  Let me know any questions or thoughts you may have.

KEEP SMILING AND SHINE ON!!

Summer mornings, sales and sangria

By Pamela Lutrell

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