10 Best Summer Mocktails

10 Best Summer Mocktails | The Sweetest Occasion

I make no secret of the fact that I love a good cocktail, but as it turns out I’m also terribly fond of yummy, refreshing mocktails, too. You know how sometimes during the hot summer months you just need something fruity and delicious that goes beyond basic lemonade or iced tea? That’s what I’m talking about. Also, I know there’s plenty of you out there who probably don’t drink at all, so today is my little salute to you. We’re talking 10 of the best summer mocktails, perfect for parties or just spending the evening in an Adirondack chair in the backyard.

Want to add a new mocktail recipe to your repertoire just in time for the upcoming weekend? Click through for 10 of the best summer mocktails and enjoy!

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Let’s Get Social!

Have you guys seen Joy’s new app, Pippit? It just launched earlier this week and after downloading it this morning I’ve been having fun playing around with it over the last hour or so. I currently have about, oh, zero followers, but it got me thinking that I might be past due for a little social media shout out. It’s no secret that all of us have become more and more social media obsessed over the last year, which I think is kind of fun, because it gives us far more ways to interact with each other and be social. So if you’d like, find me on Pippit (my username is cydconverse) and I’d love to see what you’re loving and sharing!

Cyd Converse | Instagram

Of course, everybody loves Instagram, myself included. Instagram is my go-to destination for sharing behind the scenes sneak peeks, travel photos, daily life and the random things I’m seeing and loving. Oh, and if you judge my feed by photos the likes of those above, apparently I also share lots of pictures of things I’m eating and drinking, too. Because, it’s Instagram. Duh. Follow me here!

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That Time I Went Glamping in Montana (Part II)

At long last this morning I’m making good on my promise to share more photos of my recent glamping trip in Montana with you. It has been just shy of a month since I left that beautiful place and I’m telling you, I can’t wait to go back someday. Is Montana on your bucket list? I truly hope it is, but if it isn’t you should definitely consider adding it! I have to admit that when I was offered the chance to go glamping in Montana there was no looking back for me. It’s on my personal bucket list to see all 50 states someday and while I am up to over 30, Montana was still on my list. And you want to know what? I’ll be finding a way to go back to Montana time and again, because I’m serious when I say I think I left a piece of my heart in that gorgeous state.

Glamping in Montana

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Glamping in Montana

Glamping in Montana

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Glamping in Montana

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Color Palette: Watermelon + Lemonade

Hey hey and happy Monday! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend. Ours was filled with family, friends and celebration. I’ll be honest and admit that I’m still really tired today. We had so much going on over the last several days and the lack of sleep and the excitement of seeing two of my favorite people in universe getting married has definitely wiped me out. That said, somewhere along the way it became June! Now that it’s June I am basically in full-on summer mode even if the season change is still technically a few weeks away. We’re talking bright punchy, summery colors like watermelon and lemonade. Here’s to a beautiful June!

Color Palette: Watermelon and Lemonade

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[Photos, from top: BLANK | Martha Stewart via Oh Happy Day | Bakerella.]

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Six Pretty Wedding Hair and Makeup Looks

This weekend I’m so excited to be playing bridesmaid alongside one of my very best friends as she gets married! She’s going to make the most beautiful bride and I’m so honored to be a part of the celebration. Bonus! She’s actually marrying one of my very handsome cousins so this weekend is going to be truly special. Of course, as we ladies tend to do, we’ve been talking about hair and makeup on the regular lately as we head into the wedding weekend. I’m still deciding how I want to do with my hair in particular. It has gotten so long! Playing with long and loose waves might be fun, but if the humidity cranks into high gear I’m thinking a loose and elegant French twist or chignon might be the answer. For makeup I’m thinking of keeping it neutral, but playing things up with a pretty bold liner and maybe fake lashes. It’s fun to switch things up for a special occasion now and again, don’t you think? At any rate, here are six pretty wedding hair and makeup looks I’m loving at the moment. Any favorites?

6 Pretty Wedding Hair and Makeup Looks

[1: 5-minute face makeup tutorial | 2: Romantic side braid | 3: Eyeshadow by eye color | 4: Twist braid tutorial | 5: Simple French twist | 6: Bold red lip.]

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