Features & Fun Friday #1 ~ Top 5 Refreshing Summer Sips

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I’m excited to try a little something new. I thought it would be fun to wrap up each week with a post that highlights seasonal and share-worthy features from around the web that I think you will enjoy…recipes, crafts, decor, tips, and I even plan on spotlighting some amazing blogs in upcoming weeks! At the same time, I’m going to give you a little peek at what goes on behind the scenes and on the homefront here at Five Heart Home. So let’s get started, shall we?

{Top 5 Round-Up ~ Refreshing Summer Sips}

Can you believe it’s already mid-July?! That means it’s only appropriate to feature some of the most refreshing and innovative beverages out there. After all, what sounds better on a hot summer day than something cool to drink?

Top 5 Refreshing Drinks for Summer  |  {Five Heart Home}

1. Homemade Ginger Ale, photo & recipe by Love and Olive Oil

2. Fresh Strawberry Coconut Margaritas, photo & recipe by How Sweet Eats

3. Raspberry Limeade Slushies, photo & recipe by Smitten Kitchen

4. Peach Mango Pineapple White Sangria, photo & recipe by Averie Cooks

5. Watermelon Lemonade, photo & recipe by Confections of a Foodie Bride

Click the links above to check out these phenomenal thirst quenchers, and if you’d like to pin any of the individual recipes, don’t forget to do so from the original posts!

And while we’re on the topic of refreshing summer cocktails, we mustn’t forget about this one

Mint & Lime Sweet Tea Martini  |  {Five Heart Home}

{Behind the Scenes at 5HH}

If you missed this post yesterday, I’ll patiently wait here while you go check it out. Seriously, “good” doesn’t even begin to describe this pie.

Key Lime Pie with a Pretzel Crust and Coconut Whipped Cream | {Five Heart Home}

Well, I have a quick story to go along with all of that Key lime/pretzel/coconut whip perfection.

As usual, taking blog photos of the aforementioned Key Lime Pie coincided with the naptime of my youngest two darlings. The three-year-old was slumbering away, but little miss 9-month-old is cutting her top two front teeth, and that has resulted in some pretty crummy naps this week.

Sure enough, I was elbow-deep in coconut whipped cream when she prematurely woke up. I had no choice but to finish taking my pics, but she wanted no part of the Jumperoo. Smart baby that she is, she preferred to be on top of the table where she had a fighting chance of sticking her chubby little fingers right in that pie. So there I was with one arm around the baby, trying to keep her from falling off the table and holding her back from the pie. And I was simultaneously having to adjust my camera settings with the other hand, all while trying to keep both of us still enough to achieve sharp photos. Fun times were had by all!

BabyCollage_700pxLucky for her she’s cute enough to get away with such shenanigans.

Speaking of the little stinker, I had plans for one more section to today’s post, but I’m working after the kiddos are in bed and the baby keeps waking up with teething pain.ย  So since someone is in need of rocking and the kind of comfort that can only come from Mama, I’m going to have to wrap this up a bit early. But I’m already looking forward to next Friday!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you stopping by, today and always.






  1. Thanks for featuring my Sangria! All the recipes look so good! And teeth-cutting …. hang in there mama! She’s adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Averie, and for allowing me to feature your yummy drink! And thanks for the sweet words on my teething little pumpkin. Last night was a rough one but hopefully the tooth is almost through and everyone can sleep a little better tonight! Have a great weekend… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. These all sound so incredibly delicious! I can’t wait to try them! Love your blog! (Especially the cute pics of your little ones!). Keep all the yummies coming!!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Lara. I really appreciate you stopping by regularly! Have a great weekend!

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