We made it. Halfway across the country. With our loot and car attached. We said goodbye to our old home and hello to a new one. We unpacked globs of boxes, put together stupid amounts of Ikea furniture, and painted some of it too. High stress situations don’t always lead to the smartest decisions. Needless to say, I’m banned from painting furniture and reading Young House Love for awhile. They give me way too many ideas.
We started new jobs this week. My husband started his 2-year fellowship that brought us out east in the first place. I took a giant leap out of my comfort zone and started my own little design shoppe after a nudge from Fifth & Hazel. With a little change comes alot of change, I guess. Good change, but change none the less.
But one thing that hasn’t changed is my Sangria recipe. It’s a summer staple. With hints of lime, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a splash of tequila, it’s almost too good to be true. Cheers to change, a happy Fourth, and sips of sangria!
Love a good sangria! This looks delish.
Congrats on making the move and your new design studio, melissa! I can’t imagine a more perfect name for it, can’t wait to hear more.
I checked out the recipe…it looks FANTASTIC! I saved it in my bookmarks and will definitely check it out soon. Always a pleasure stopping by 🙂
gorgeous pictures! and perfect timing on the recipe-front–I’m in indiana and the heat has been 100+ for the past two weeks. cold sangria sounds fantastic right now. all the best with the move, and good luck with the new shop! if it’s anything like your posts, i am sure it will turn out beautifully
Such a summer staple. Love it!
Congratulations! I’m always jealous of my friends who take the leap and go freelance full-time. I’ve never done it (only side projects), but maybe I’ll get there one of these days.
Enjoy all that is new and good.
I hope you are enjoying your new home in “the have” ! Very exciting about your new business venture, I think it’s a wonderful idea – no better time than now, and it sure beats a commute down 95.
Looking forward to trying this Sangria…now if I could just will the sun to come out
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Sangria is a typical Spanish summer drink, and here’s a great recipe for it, from the food blogger thefauxmarta, who you should totally follow.
Congratulations on starting your own little design shoppe! Love your portfolio and your work nook. Love your blog!
Yum, this sangria looks positively thirst quenching!
Looks like you’re off to a great start! I can’t think of anything more stressful than moving, starting a business and going to Ikea all in the same week 🙂
So glad to hear the move went well. Gives me a little more hope that moving cross country to do a residency once I finish pharm school won’t be as scary as it seems. Can’t wait to make that sangria once I’m done with my rotation and back in my kitchen!
l wish you success and happiness.Happy 4th,of july
Congratulations on a successful move and your new business venture!
Gorgeous!! I just want to come over and drink it all with you. 🙂
I hope you have a relaxing 4th.
I love sangria! We’re going to make some when we go to the beach this weekend. It’s like a vacation tradition for us.
I’m happy to hear you made it and that you’re officially freelance! And hey, painting is like therapy so I don’t blame you [:
What a whirlwind life is for you at the moment, I hope you’re getting to take a little time off today and to enjoy a glass of sangria!