Quiz Me

I am in the middle of a closet organization project that I’m hoping to post about on Thursday so in the meantime, how about a little fun and fluff? I love online quizzes; I think they’re a lot of fun and totally random sometimes. I remember a few Christmases ago there was a quiz out that would tell you what area of the US you were from based on what phrases you use. It definitely got a lot of conversation stirring at the holiday gatherings and was really funny to see different phrases people use for the same terms across the country.

This past weekend I was perusing BuzzFeed and came across two quizzes that I had to take. The first was What Your Bubble Tea Order Says About You. I really like bubble tea (a) because it tastes good and (b) because it has a cute name. The quiz was super short with only two questions: What kind of tea and what is my preferred add-on. After that I got the result that I am an Old Soul.

Bubble TeaPeople have told me before that they think I’m an old soul so from that standpoint I thought it was pretty cool that this was my result. The part about not much stressing me out however didn’t seem too accurate.

The second quiz I took was Which “Fraggle Rock” Character Are You?. This was one of my all-time favorite shows when I was growing up; I don’t know what it was but I loved it! I was so excited to take the quiz until I got my result:

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I don’t think I come off as a bad person to other people! Haha. I found this result to be very funny and not at all accurate (although we don’t have Fraggles in real life so I’m not sure what I was thinking it would say). I even took the quiz a second time with different answers to see if I got a different result and no dice! I got the same thing. I guess I’m just a big cranky pants when it comes to the Fraggles.

Are you a fan of online quizzes? I like all kinds – random fun ones like this, but also ones that tell you your “signature style” or “decorating tastes” or ones that are based on more scientific information like the linguistics quiz I mentioned above. They take me back to the days of summer vacations with my family and taking quizzes in magazines like Cosmo and Seventeen with my sister and friends. What is it about them that is so addicting?

Have you taken either of these quizzes? What were your results? Were they accurate or hilariously wrong?

Simple Summer Slushies

Lemonade is by far my favorite summertime beverage. It’s sweet, tangy, and so refreshing. A few years back I posted a recipe for strawberry mint lemonade in this post and still make it pretty regularly every summer. I love playing around with new combinations to spiff up traditional lemonade and use some other summery flavors.

A couple of weeks ago I had a friend over for a girls/crafting night. I wanted to make strawberry mint lemonade but didn’t have the ingredients or the time to pull it together. I mentally ran through what I had at home and remembered buying a few different bags of frozen fruit on sale at Target a while back. I knew the berries and lemonade combination would be delicious but hoped the frozen berries would give the drink a slushy consistency. Thankfully my friend was totally okay being a guinea pig while I tried it out! Turns out, it did come out slushy and was delicious! At the time I just eyeballed the amount of fruit and lemonade but have recreated this beverage a couple of times now so I can provide a recipe – if you can even call it that – so others can copy. I’ve also played around with different flavors so I have a couple of options to share.

Slushies

First up – Triple Berry Slushie [The Original]
2 cups frozen mixed berries
1 cup lemonade

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Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.

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I used blueberries, blackberries, and red raspberries, but I’m sure it would be great with any combination of berries. This makes one cup worth of slushie. I used mason jar mugs for the glasses so you may need to increase the recipe if you’re using a larger cup.

Triple Berry SlushieYou can also add more lemonade if you want a more liquidy slushie; using these measurements the drink has the consistency of a frozen margarita.

Sweet Peach slushie

The next variation is the Sweet Peach
2 cups frozen peaches
1 cup lemonade
Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.

This was good, but I think next time I may try pink lemonade instead of regular. I’m not sure if pink lemonade actually tastes different but in my mind it does, and I think it would add a little bit more pizzazz.

Cherry Limeade Slushie

The last combination was Frozen Cherry Limeade
2 cups frozen [pitted] cherries
1 cup limeade
Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.

This was so good; I know it’s not lemonade but since it’s along the same lines and I LOVE the cherry-lime combination, I couldn’t resist.

As I mentioned above, you can multiply this recipe if you want to make a pitcher of slushies or several glasses-worth. I have a hand blender {stick blender} so I made all of these recipes single serving sizes. I bet these would also taste delicious re-frozen as popsicles, or frozen adult beverages. All of the combinations were so refreshing and pretty healthy considering they are just lemonade and frozen fruit. It’s always a small victory {life high-five} when I find things that taste good AND are good for me; it makes the indulgence that much better.

What is your favorite summertime beverage? A cold beer? Maybe sangria? Are you on the lemonade bandwagon with me?