Raspberry Mojito Recipe for Girl’s Night Parties!

I was compensated with some cash-money for this post. But as always – I only write posts if I love the brand, product, and message. I love this Trop50 juice, I love girl’s nights, and I love you…..

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Who loves a good girl’s night out?

Um, I’m going to guess that most of you ladies are waving your arms in the air saying, “*I* love a girl’s night out, Meagan!! Pick me, pick me!!” Because I feel ya – I don’t get enough of all that. Girl’s night to me makes me think of:

  • Dressing up. Not even always fancy. But something more than sweatpants and a ponytail. {Although I do love that society invented “yoga pants” – which are pretty much socially acceptable sweats. And messy buns have made things much easier for moms too. Thank you, world. Women might make way less than men, but thank gawd for messy buns being an acceptable hairstyle. #JustSayin
  • Fun drinks. When you get girls together, it’s a good time for fun, fruity, pink, sparkly, delish drinks – right? And it’s even better if the drink is low cal – which you can do if you use my new favorite mixer, Trop50.
  • Accessories. You need hot shoes – whether they’re amazingly sweet heels that give you some swagger, flats that make you feel comfortably confident, or your most worn-in flip-flops – you need great gear on your heels. Add on things like sparkly bracelets, glittery clutches, and other baubles.
  • Music. You canNOT have a girl’s night without great tunes! My favorite is the Bose speaker from Best Buy that plays music via Bluetooth from my phone. But anything that gets the night movin rocks. {And if you’re not using Pandora yet, you’re totally missing out!}

Low cal Raspberry Mojito Girl's Night Recipe

So – let’s get to the “fun drinks” part of the night, shall we? I love to create new party drinks for every event that we throw, but I have learned lately that many of those drinks are on the massive-calorie-grow-your-hips side of life. Which is no bueno. If you read this site often, you know I’m on a #mommymission to lose some extra baby weight {yes, she’s almost 4. It’s not technically “baby weight” anymore. I know that. Why do you have to bring it up? Sheeeeesh.} Anyway – on my mission to lose weight, we’re trying to up our activity, and make small changes to our diet.

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Trop50 makes party drinks better - So – as I mentioned, I’m on a mission to make better, healthier, choices. Which means I make healthy swaps every day – low fat mayo instead of full fat. Whole grain bread instead of white. An apple with cinnamon sprinkled on top, instead of a piece of apple pie. So, of course I’ll have the same attitude when I combine my entertaining schedule with my diet. And that’s where my new Raspberry Acai Mojito recipe came from! Check it out:

How to make a mojito, step one

  • First step – build your Mojito. Add a slice or two of fresh lime to a glass, topped with a few leaves of mint.
  • Next – add ice, to fill the glass about halfway.
  • Then – add another slice of lime, a few more mint leaves, and a fresh raspberry or three.
  • After that – pour equal amounts of clear run, and TROP50 Raspberry Acai juice over the top of the ice.
  • Last – top with a bit of sugar, and stir until well blended. Drink, smile, and enjoy!

This is the quick ‘n easy way to prepare. If you want to put in a little effort before entertaining, you can make your own mojito syrup to keep handy. Simply add one part sugar to one part water, add about half a lime’s worth of slices, and a few mint leaves, simmer until thick. This works perfect as a simple mojito syrup on it’s own. If you want flavor, you can add fruit before simmering, or use a delish low-calorie juice like TROP50. Can you say, yum??

 

Raspberry Mojito recipe

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Trop50 has the great taste and goodness you expect from Tropicana, but with 50% less sugar and calories and no artificial sweeteners.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Trop50 via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Trop50.

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California Delicious Gift Basket Giveaway!

I’ve been missing lately. We were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Disneyland {my family’s first time there, ever!} so I was gone all of last week. So, I’m here with a super fun giveaway to ask for your forgiveness for not posting anything interesting while I was gone. {Although, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you got to see LOADS of behind-the-scenes Disney pics all week. Follow me there if you want updates of cool stuff while I travel. Because I really do see cool stuff sometimes. :)}

California Delicious Giveaway April 14 - 28

Welcome to the California Delicious $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

Sponsored by: California Delicious

Hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Gina’s Library of Reviews

Gift baskets are an easy way to say “I love you”, “good luck”, “think of you” and so much more.  California Delicious is a gift basket company that offers a wide variety of gourmet food, wine, and more gift baskets to fit every occasion you could imagine!  Krista over at Savory Savings recently had the chance to review a beautiful organic fruit gift basket from California Delicious and shared her thoughts in her gift basket review.

How would you like to win a $50 gift card to California Delicious?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a California Delicious giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from April 14, 2013 through April 28, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

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Celebrate Your Favorite Person – Win $2,500!

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. But, as always – I’m not a shyster, I only share stuff I truly think is awesome, and that I use myself. Because I love you guys.

You might already know about how much I love Blurb. I mean, I do admit – I love photo books, and have made them at almost every single one of the online sites that make them. And they’re all great. But Blurb just has a more…. professional style, I guess you’d call it? And they have amazing tools – you can even self-publish a book with them. They have amazing ways to help you market your blog or business with photo-based books, but they also are fantastic for creating your own family photo albums. And right now they have a seriously sweet promotion going on that I do NOT want you to miss - Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb!! How cool is that, right?

Did you know that Blurb could possibly give you $2,500 to write about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with kind words, creativity, stories, inspiration, and love – and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win – great odds!) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don’t enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books orsave 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

Not sure what to write about? Take a look at what some of the people at Blurb say about their favorite people. I’m sure you’ll think of a ton of great ideas – your kids, your parents, your siblings, friends, grandparents, teachers…..

So don’t delay – be sure to get your books created and entries in right away. Photo books make amazing gifts for any occasion – they’re personalized, full of memories and heart, and are the type of DIY gift that even the un-craftiest person can make. Why not make a bunch now, to save for gifts all through the year – while also having the chance to win big? Here are a few more ideas, of books I’ve made:

  • Family albums, once each year, to celebrate all of our adventures and milestones. I print a bunch of copies, one for everyone.
  • Photos of baby’s first year, as a birthday gift.
  • Photos through the years, paired with words of wisdom and advice, as a gift for graduation.
  • A “why I love you” book, filled with photos, stories, and reasons why someone is important to you.
  • An ABC book – these work great for kids, by using photos of toys or favorite things they love for each letter. They also work great for friends and family – use a different pic of times you’ve had together for each letter.
  • Book for a child’s teacher – showing off his artwork from class, report cards, photos of him at school events, etc.

What will YOU create?

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Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

For the next couple of months, about every week, I’ll be sharing a new fun way to win! I’ve partnered up with of my fave bloggy buddies – Jen at Makobi Scribe – to host weekly giveaways for a $100 Amazon gift card! Check it out, enter to win, take a minute to enter all of the other awesome giveaways I have going on right now {listed in my sidebar!} – then sign up for my email newsletters so you don’t miss the next chance to win! Have fun and good luck :)

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Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

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Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

For the next two months, about every week, I’ll be sharing a new fun way to win! I’ve partnered up with of my fave bloggy buddies – Jen at Makobi Scribe – to host weekly giveaways for a $100 Amazon gift card! Check it out, enter to win, take a minute to enter all of the other awesome giveaways I have going on right now {listed in my sidebar!} – then sign up for my email newsletters so you don’t miss the next chance to win! Have fun and good luck :)

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Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Twitter blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

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Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

For the next two months, about every week, I’ll be sharing a new fun way to win! I’ve partnered up with of my fave bloggy buddies – Jen at Makobi Scribe – to host weekly giveaways for a $100 Amazon gift card! Check it out, enter to win, take a minute to enter all of the other awesome giveaways I have going on right now {listed in my sidebar!} – then sign up for my email newsletters so you don’t miss the next chance to win! Have fun and good luck :)

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Sing Into Spring with Disney Giveaway!

You guys know how much I love Disney, right? We’re huge Disney princess fans {Um, does anyone else sing the Frozen songs in their head non-stop these days?} And I’m super duper over-the-moon excited to be heading to Disneyland for the Disney Social Media Moms event next week – our first time at Disneyland! So… What better way to show my #DisneySide then with a fun Disney tunes giveaway?

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