Less Stress, and More Togetherness

Ever looked up to realize it has been months since you made a phone call to a good friend, or took the time out to get together with a girl friend? No?  Me either.

Life in all of its glorified “busy ness” can indirectly keep us from the things and people that are most important to us. We place importance on things and people that don’t really matter, while the things that do matter essentially have to “get in, where they fit in.”


This coming Spring and Summer seasons I am vowing to slow down a bit and nourish my soul by making it a point to spend time with the people I love that I don’t get to see that often. This weekend I kicked off that tradition by hosting a couple of the homies over at the house for an afternoon of girl talk, eats, drinks and selfies!!

Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

I kept the eats light and the drinks flowing. You weren’t there so you missed the Sangria I made. Don’t fret,  I shall share the recipe with you soon.

I promise.

Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

 These Aladdin jars turned the drink options into eye candy and kept everyone coming back for more. The middle drink was for the littles that had their own party outdoors

Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

 Aladdin Mason Jar Collection


In simple southern laid back style we enjoyed our drinks in these Aladdin mason jars, that are just a small part of their Mason Entertaining Collection  which is perfect for Spring and Summer impromptu or planned soirees. Did I mention they are plastic, so when someone has one “too many” no worries….just clean it up and keep the party going.

Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

Y’all know I loves a good time and many were had Saturday afternoon. So much so that I couldn’t be bothered with my big camera so iPhone photos were my live in the moment captures.




I’m ordering you to spend time outdoors, eating, drinking and being merry with your peeps this Spring and Summer.

Ordering I said.

Besides life is too short and margaritas and Sangria over a sunset, with an evening breeze and some jazz playing is living at it’s best. Don’t forget to set out your citronella candles!!

When was the last time you got together with someone you haven’t seen in awhile? Do share your summertime porch drinks with me. I need an arsenal.

I was provided compensation and product to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine. You already know!


  • Reply
    March 27, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Love the mason jars! Definitely beats using empty jars like the old school days. And I will definitely take heed to your orders and live it up this spring and summer!

    • Reply
      March 28, 2014 at 6:53 am

      Please do!

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    March 28, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I love the mason jars!!
    I so wish I could have come! *kicks rocks*
    It looks like a wonderful time! And I’ll be waiting for the sangria recipe!!

  • Reply
    March 28, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Looks like so much fun! You are truly the Hostess with the Mostest! Love the Mason Jars and can’t wait for you to share the Sangria recipe!

  • Reply
    March 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I had a great time and I love those jars. I’ve been using then everyday!

  • Reply
    March 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Loving the jars I sure miss I didn’t get to come especially for my fav Sangria I make some almost every weekend.

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    Baby Shopaholic
    March 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Party looked so fun! Hate I missed it! Aladdin is perfect for parties!

  • Reply
    Michellette Mimi Green
    March 31, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I’m totally loving the mason jars too. The pops of color are perfect. I got together with my girls this weekend for sips, vision board making, chatter and laughter. We also had the little running around too. It was perfect, I’m totally going to do this more often.

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    March 31, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Looks like a great time! I love the mason jars, and I love that they were plastic! I need to order me a few for my family and when we have company. We’ve been preparing our home to have our usual get together when the weather gets better. I looking forward to seeing all the people that I love come over for good eats and drinks!

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    Marie young
    April 1, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Well, I guess if I’m ordered!!! Lol it’s been a while. Long overdue! I love those mason jars too.

    • Reply
      April 2, 2014 at 7:39 am

      You are ordered! Looking forward to seeing the recap on your blog!

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    Tori | Glasses and Glitter
    April 2, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I need some mason jars! LOL

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    K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    April 2, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    It’s been a minute since I’ve entertained. But I do think once we make this move, a dinner party or something will be in order!

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    Nicole Feliciano
    April 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    So glad the outdoor entertaining weather has finally arrived!

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    Such an awesome idea. For the first time, my family and I celebrated Mother’s Day with a brunch. And it was the best Mother’s Day I’ve had.

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