Summer friends

by singlemomseeking on July 20, 2009

Congrats to the third reader to win $50, chosen by Random.org…. Buterflymom!

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This is the final post — and your last chance to win $50 — thanks to Dr. Leah, aka The Sanity Fairy

We’re all budgeting, but when friends come over to my home this summer, serving them plain water just doesn’t quite cut it.

These long and lazy days call out for a icy cold drink. Don’t you agree? Often, my friends drop by after exercising — when thirst is fierce. I love make sure everyone is hydrated.

Here’s how I’ve transformed my own summer get-togethers on a budget, and with sugar in mind: Crystal Light!

My friends appreciate the “no guilt/no carbs/5 calories a serving” of Crystal Light. At my July 4th bash, I served Strawberry Kiwi and White Grape.

We all know that when you gulp down a sugary drink, you crave higher calorie food. After drinking soda, that calorie-laden potato salad or tempting chips and dip just look tastier.

To help encourage discussion about hydration, I am offering one final giveaway of $50 to one lucky reader.

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To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment by 07/24 (Friday) at 8PM EST and tell me: what do you offer your friends to drink when they drop by?

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If you want the chance to win more, check out this $250 Visa gift card in this chit chat about hydration here.

(Please note that this post has been sponsored by Crystal Light. I am working with this company to share this message about hydration and giving others access to clean water through this sponsorship.)

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Erica July 20, 2009 at 7:24 am

I can’t wait for Crystal Light to leave. :(

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singlemomseeking July 24, 2009 at 11:12 am

Oh, Erica, I’m sorry! This is the last Crystal Light post… then back to, uh, real life?

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Honey July 20, 2009 at 8:51 am

Lately I have been cold-brewing tea. I have a blackberry sage tea that is fantastic cold!

Honey´s last blog post…Obama and Sarkozy Staring At Hot Chick’s Ass

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MommaSunshine July 20, 2009 at 9:02 am

When friends drop by I always usually offer water first – it’s generally the only beverage I have. :) Depending on the weather, I might also offer tea or coffee….

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Mike July 20, 2009 at 10:56 am

Soda or water.

Mike´s last blog post…Lazy Weekend

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Bobbi Janay July 20, 2009 at 3:46 pm

We have lemonade or tea.

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Anna July 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I offer them what I have which is: water, tea, chocolate milk or capri suns 100% juice!

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MC July 21, 2009 at 4:02 am

I’m with Erica–and I’m a water or wine type of person. Works for my friends, too. My kids drink milk.

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Michelle July 22, 2009 at 10:46 am

I have a water pitcher from PUR that pours regular filtered water or flavors it with raspberry. It’s a big hit!!! :) THANKS!

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Michelle July 22, 2009 at 10:47 am
JoeyfromSC July 22, 2009 at 11:19 am

I LOVE water but we have horrible tasting tap water here in my town…I’d love to win the $50 to be able to afford to buy bottled water and some Crystal Light!

I serve them water or I keep sodas on hand because my best friend loves Mountain Dew and wants those when he’s here..I have a few friends that like Crystal Light and of course milk and tea lol

thanks!

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Steven Friedman July 22, 2009 at 11:54 am

Water, sometimes iced cold, sometimes room temperature. Just offer a beverage to quench thirst. And not too much sugar for the young at heart.

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Cynthia Gentry July 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm

The first thing I do when someone walks in is offer them a drink: wine, water, beer (in that order). Or, on special occasions, one of my killer margaritas. These have proved to be the downfall of many.

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Judy The Stepfamily Coach July 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm

I offer whatever I have at the time, which is usually water, milk, coffee, tea, or sometimes juice (100% juice). I don’t keep alcohol on hand.

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Christina July 22, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Water is my preferred drink so that’s what I always have. If I have guests for dinner I try to whip up some juice or apple cider.

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lora July 22, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Longtime lurker here :) Make flavored ice cubes: I take lemon and orange zest (just small rind pieces) and some finely shopped up strawberries and raspberries and a tea spoon of honey, and add water and freeze in my ice cube containers. Then i serve ice cold water with ice cubes from the above. for a sour/a tiny bit of sweet addition to my water.

For party times I ass some mint.

For those who don’t like water I make virgin mojitos. Ground Mint and Basil with Freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, some honey and ice! YUM!

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jenn July 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I usually offered iced tea or coffee
…if it’s the summer sometimes I have limeade ;)
…if it’s a saturday night, possibly wine! :)

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Ruth Petersen Shorer July 22, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Since my son and I drink only water (well, an occasional glass of wine) and milk for coffee, there is usually not much choice here. I have brewed green tea with honey for a thirsty friend of my son and will provide a beer when I know people who like it are expected. But if you just drop by the choices is water, with or without ice. Usually.

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theboy July 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm

For goodness sake … if beer isn’t recession proof, I don’t know what is. (besides condoms of course) I offer my friends an ice cold beer. (all-be-it a cheap beer)

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Ben July 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

Iced club soda with a slice of lime or orange in a clear tall glass.

Colorful… Cool… Refreshing.

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