Watermelon Sangria

SUMMMERRRR calls for Watermelon Sangria!! HEYO! 

We used a bottle of Two Oceans Pino Grigio, a watermelon, some mint and a couple lemons! This recipe is sooo refreshing, and it's the perfect drink for chilling in the backyard, or if you don't have a backyard (like us) you can pretend and lounge with your indoor palm tree instead ;)

The first step is to hollow out your watermelon! We bought small watermelons, and if you were wanting to make a few for friends, we'd suggest getting ones that are even smaller! If you wanted to use a giant watermelon, you could get a punch ladel and scoop it out into glasses to share! 

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Hazel was my little sidekick for this recipe. She wouldn't leave my side, and chomped on that ball of melon for a good half hour. 

Once you scoop out most of the melon, throw it in a blender with a cup full of fresh mint, and some lime juice. Blend it up and strain it so that you leave behind all the chunks. Add the bottle of wine to the watermelon juice and pour it all back into the watermelon bowl! 

There you have it! Sip sip sip away! 

Swing Thing

The park is quickly becoming one of our favourite places! We take the bus to work quite often and no matter the route we take home, there is always a park that we walk by! With the longer and warmer Summer days, it's hard to pass up stopping to let Hazel explore and play. On our days off as well we find ourselves here, there are at least 5 parks within a very short walking distance from our home, the perk of having no backyard I guess ;) I was introduced to my new faaaaavourite and genius accessory created by our friend Melissa that I think every new mama needs!

I've tried out the swing with Hazel a few times and she loves it for a few minutes but then is a bit uncomfortable and I can't push her very high because she's just a bit too small! I've tried wedging a few blankets but it's a liitttle bit unpractical to carry those around! This amazing little Swing Thing allows her to be strapped in comfortably, and she can swing as high as her little adventurous heart pleases. The first time I used it she sat for a good 20 minutes, and even then wasn't begging to be "all done." (baby sign language is changing my life!) it's comfy, cozy and has just the perfect amount of padding so it's not bulky but just perfectly snug. 

It's super easy to use, and folds up small which is great because I don't like lugging around too many unnecessary things! I can throw it in my bag and am happy to have it with me for spontaneous park outings with my girl.  I have the adorable fox pattern which is all sold out at the moment but there are a few other cute patterns to choose from! 

Shop Swing Thing here, so good for Summer, and makes an amazing fun shower gift!