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Summer is quickly approaching and that means outdoor wedding ceremonies can go from “lovely” to “oppressive.” And, there is nothing we can do to control the weather — We just need to learn how to shine in spite of the weather. Here are some tips I have found to be helpful for our past weddings: […]

Surviving Hot Weather on Your Wedding Day

Mexican Mimosas. Howerton+Wooten Events

I’m claiming it friends — Today is Tequila Tuesday! Goodness knows we could use it. If you know me, you know I love a unique and yummy mimosa!  (Have you seen the recipe I created a while back for mimosa smoothies!)  Anyhow, I found this Mexican Mimosa recipe on the Don Julio Pinterest page, and I […]

Mexican Mimosas

Low Calorie Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are trying to figure out what to do with all of those blueberries you recently picked, check out our new favorite recipe for a low calorie cocktail. (yes, we are still counting points) This blueberry lemonade recipe calls for our favorite 15-calorie Minute Maid, and it is perfect for August entertaining.  It can also […]

Skinny Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you follow this blog, you know that one of my favorite drinks to make when I entertain is a two-ingredient low-calorie recipe for strawberry lemonade. But, since the 4th of July holiday is upon us, I wanted to add a little vodka to the situation. Why?  Well, I am counting weight watcher points again, […]

Our Favorite Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Beverage. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Whenever Chris Wooten and I get together with friends at our home, I serve a super easy, two-ingredient lemonade beverage that everyone enjoys.  To top it off, its calorie count is incredibly low. So, what are those two ingredients?  I place the contents of a 16-ounce bag of frozen whole strawberries into a pitcher, then I […]

A Two-Ingredient Beverage Your Guests Will Love

Fresh Watermelon Margarita. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Looking for a fun drink to serve at your 4th of July Barbecue?  You can’t go wrong with watermelon — It’s the fruit of summer. So, check out this recipe for a Fresh Watermelon Margarita! Ingredients — ½ Cup of White Sugar ½ Cup of Water 3 Strips of Orange Zest 2 Cups of Watermelon […]

Fresh Watermelon Margarita Recipe for Your 4th of July Barbecue

Basil Lemonade. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Summer is finally here, and no drink screams summer more than a glass of lemonade. Yes! This lemonade recipe became a “fan favorite” for me and my girlfriends because the fresh basil adds a refreshing twist to an otherwise “super sweet” beverage. It works perfectly for an afternoon lunch on your deck. Ingredients – 12 Cups […]

Sunny Basil Lemonade for a Light Summer Lunch

Sangria Recipe. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Last week, we had the honor of having our “Newlywed Dinner Party” featured on the MunaLuchi Lifestyle Sunday series.  One of the food items featured in that styled shoot was one of my favorite recipes, kiwi and white wine sangria. Ingredients – 1 Bottle (750 ml) of Chardonnay 2 Cups of Club Soda ⅓ Cup […]

Refreshing Kiwi and White Wine Sangria


It’s Memorial Day, and the unofficial start of Summer! Before, your summer schedule gets filled with work events, graduations, and weddings, plan some summer activities for you and your sweetie. If you live in, or plan to visit, the Washington DC metropolitan area, I have listed below 22 summertime activities that could bring you joy […]

A Summer Bucket List for Couples in Washington DC