Monday In A Moment #50 | The Creative Drive


1 :: 50th MIAMHappy 50th Birthday Monday in a Moment! That means there have been 50 Mondays of shoe recommendations and recipes…. 50 Monday’s where I do my best to make your Monday a little less grumpy with a bright silver lining. There have been new add ins with Instagram picks, book recommendations, and sharing my favorites tunes. I want to personally thank those who have walked this journey with me by reading, commenting, and enjoying the blog each week. It is my hope to continue MIAM with lots of exciting things in the coming months! It is the creative drive of my passion for this industry that keeps MIAM alive and fresh!

2 :: Summer Time = Lemonade Time – I am obsessed with variations on a lemonade theme. While I absolutely hate juicing lemons {break out that electric juicer ya’ll!}, it’s completely worth it during these hot summer months. I have been collecting these pinterest pins all year to bring you the best and most unique summertime lemonade recipes. If you’re like me you can serve them with alcohol, or simply leave it out for a thirst quenching drink the whole family can enjoy! Click on an image to take you the recipe! 1) Lavender Lemonade – A House In The Hills 2) Watermelon Cantaloupe Lemonade – The Kitchen McCabe 3) Peach & Lemon Verbena Soda – Love and Olive Oil 4) Blueberry Lemonade – Damn Delicious 5) Strawberry Basil Lemonade – Natasha’s Kitchen 6) Blackberry Lemonade – Eclectically Vintage

Lavender LemonadeRefreshing Cantaloupe LemonadeFresh Peach & Lemon Verbena SodaBlueberry Lemonade - Made with an easy blueberry syrup, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy! It's the perfect way to cool down!Strawberry Basil LemonadeSimple Sweet & Tart Blackberry Lemonade

3 :: Wedding Wedges – I am still on the hunt for the perfect summer wedding wedge. Outdoor weddings are so tough to outfit in the shoe department. I’d always rather be barefoot, but for occasions that require a little more class, check out these beauties! Click on a shoe image to take you shopping online. 1) J. Reneé – ‘Chrissy’ Pump – $99.95 2) Nina – ‘Emma’ Crystal Embellished Ankle Strap Pump (Online Only) – $118.95 3) DAVID TUTERA – ‘Winter’ Wedge Sandal (Online Only) – $164.95 4) kate spade new york – ‘jumper’ sandal – $258.00 5) Badgley Mischka – ‘Harmony’ Sandal (Women) – $215.00 6) Matt Bernson – ‘Izabel’ Wedge – $175.95

'Chrissy' Pump - $99.95'Emma' Crystal Embellished Ankle Strap Pump (Online Only) - $118.95'Winter' Wedge Sandal (Online Only) - $164.95'jumper' sandal - $258.00'Harmony' Sandal (Women) - $215.00'Izabel' Wedge - $175.95

4 :: My Summer Reads – Yep, summer reading is on. I love relaxing in those lazy summer afternoons with the fan on full blast and a nice tall glass of sweet tea or flavored lemonade {see those recipes above!}, while totally buried in my latest favorite novel.  Some of these books will even be turned into movies soon! Pretty sweet deal right? So grab a comfy chair and settle in ya’ll! Click on a book to take you to Barnes& so you can read the summaries or purchase a digital copy!

Unwind (Unwind Dystology Series #1)The One (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Selection Series #3)The ProgramThe Bone SeasonGone GirlThe Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3)

5 :: Weekly Social Media Recap – Here’s what you missed last week! Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of the goings on!

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6 :: #christinagrevephotochallenge – One of my all-time favorite photographers, Christina Greve, is hosting a photo challenge for the months of July and August. If you aren’t familiar with her work, check out her blog… it’s chock full of bright fresh beautiful images. I adore her work because it’s consistent and clean with a slight lean towards the vintage side. My favorite part about the challenge is that at the end of August, she will choose a winner to receive a free seat in her Lifestyle Photography workshop valued at $600. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I would love to be a part of this class…. here’s hoping all the fun and hardwork pay off. Today’s photo of the day falls into category 11: #vintageblue. If you’re interested, all of the challenge categories and rules can be found HERE. Enjoy!

 Happy Monday Ya’ll!!! It’s my hope that Monday In A Moment brightens the beginning of your week so you can power through to the end!

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