Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe!

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

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Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

With summer near, this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made with juicy strawberries, fresh mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea is the perfect quick drink to enjoy with friends and family! I’m happy to be partnering again with Milo’s Tea to bring you another fabulous party drink recipe. If you missed my Autumn Spice Punch recipe from the fall, click here to find it.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe. Made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party cocktail.

Low Calorie Drink

Summer holidays are a great time to impress your guests with a delicious cold party drink. This easy low calorie drink recipe is perfect for Memorial Day weekend and the 4th of July! Just add patriotic straws to your glass for some instant patriotic flair!

I made this delicious Strawberry Iced Tea with Milo’s Unsweet Tea, fresh strawberries, mint and Meyer lemons. It literally takes minutes to make and will look amazing on your summer holiday party table! Spike it up with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

 

All Natural Award Winning Iced Tea

Milo’s iced tea is so good! It’s an all natural award winning tea fresh brewed from real tea leaves. My kids are starting to ask for sweet tea, so I love the fact that Milo’s tea is sweetened with a clean ingredient list of pure cane sugar and no preservatives or added acids. It’s an ideal drink for the summer holidays!

A Strawberry Tea recipe made with Milos Famous Tea.

Milo’s famous sweet tea recipe is the same recipe that was brewed by Milo back in 1946! Being able to buy the gallon jugs makes this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe so easy to make. Using it saves you time not having to brew your own tea.

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea.

I really like buying this tea because, not only do they use all-natural ingredients, but Milo’s Tea Company is a family, women-owned business. Founded by Milo Carlton in 1946 as a restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, his tea recipe became so popular that buy 1989 the family started selling it by the gallon. The company is now run by Milo Carlton’s granddaughter.

Easy Strawberry Iced Tea Summer Party Drink

Look at how gorgeous this Strawberry Tea looks served in a clear glass pitcher! I whipped up this summer party tray in minutes and you can too!

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe is an easy cocktail with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and tea. LivingLocurto.com

Best of all, this drink is made by the pitcher which means no mixing individual drinks and more time for you to enjoy a Milo’s moment with friends and family.

Strawberry cocktail by the pitcher with strawberries, mint, lemons and tea.

 

Where to Find Milo’s Famous Tea

I get Milo’s tea at Walmart or Market Street in the refrigerated juice section. It’s also available in sweet or no calorie sweetened with sucralose. Click Here to find a store with Milo’s near you.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe is an easy cocktail with Milos Unsweet Tea.

I hope you enjoy this easy drink recipe and have many Milo’s moments with family and friends this summer!

Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe! Spike it with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

  • 4 cups Milo’s Unsweet Iced Tea
  • 1 cup strawberries (pureed)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup vodka (Optional)
  • Ice
  1. Cut off strawberry stems and puree in a blender or food processor. You should get 1 cup of pureed strawberries from about 2 handfuls of large fresh strawberries.
  2. In a pitcher, add 3-5 fresh mint leaves and muddle them with a spoon.
  3. Pour tea, sugar, strawberry puree and the juice of one lemon into the pitcher.
  4. Add vodka if you want a spiked Strawberry tea. If not, fill the rest of the pitcher with tea.
  5. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Serve by muddling mint in a glass. Fill glass with ice and pour the tea. Garnish with a strawberry and mint leaf.

If you like your iced tea sweet, add more sugar or omit the sugar and use Milo’s Sweet Tea instead.

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Plaid Christmas Table Decorations

Inspiration for creating cozy plaid Christmas table decorations. Learn how to set a table with flowers and fruit for a holiday party! Beautiful table decorations with navy and red plaid place settings, DIY centerpieces and simple place card holders. Enjoy these creative ideas for your Christmas tablescapes.

Cozy plaid Christmas table decorations. Beautiful holiday tablescapes, navy and red plaid place settings, DIY centerpieces and simple place card holders. Learn how to set a table with flowers and fruit for a holiday party! #homedecor #tablescape

Plaid Christmas Table Decorations with Flowers and Fruit

I love finding new ideas for Christmas table decorations. Lately I have been obsessed with navy and red plaid for the holidays. It’s also fun creating simple DIY centerpieces and finding unique ways of decorating with fruit. I’m excited to share these gorgeous plaid Christmas table decorations that our team styled during our Living Locurto retreat.

Cozy plaid Christmas table decorations. Beautiful holiday tablescapes, navy and red plaid place settings, DIY centerpieces and simple place card holders. LivingLocurto.com

Table Decorating Challenges

One decorating challenge for these Christmas place settings was to incorporate flowers. Did you know that having fresh flowers in your home actually reduces stress? I’m definitely ordering flowers during the holidays, because I need all the help I can get with our busy schedules. ha! If you are interested in learning more, click here to read all about the new study. It’s super interesting.

Plaid Christmas table decorations. Beautiful holiday tablescapes, navy and red plaid place settings, DIY centerpieces and simple place card holders. LivingLocurto.com

Another decorating challenge was to use fruit for table decorations. Either in a centerpiece, place card holder or as general place setting decor. Since red and navy was my choice of color scheme, we used bright red apples, pears and blueberries throughout our different tablescapes.

Plaid Christmas Table Decorations | Simple DIY Fruit Centerpiece with apples, pears and blueberies. LivingLocurto.com

5 Beautiful Tablescapes with Plaid Christmas Table Decorations

I’m so thrilled with these five beautiful table decoration ideas and hope you are inspired by our simple and inexpensive ways to set a table with flowers and fruit.

 

Elegant Plaid Tablescape

My grandpa was from Holland, so I have grown up with all kinds of Delft Blue china. The blue and white plates with pops of red is a classic look and perfect for any occasion. You can find beautiful Delftware at antique shops or newer less expensive blue and white dinner plates online.

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Plaid Christmas Table Decorations | Navy and Red Elegant Blue Plates Holiday Table Setting. LivingLocurto.com

Personalized Apple Place Holder

An apple makes an easy alternative to the usual place card for a pop of Christmas red. Use a metallic marker to write the names of your guests on the fruit. This is definitely one of my favorite DIY table setting tips!

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Rustic Plaid Christmas Tablescape

If you like more traditional Christmas table settings, then you’ll love this rustic plaid tablescape. You probably already have most of the items needed for this table decor in your home. With pine cones, fruit, candles, berries, greenery and a few flowers, this pretty centerpiece can be made in minutes!

In addition,  you’ll need a burlap table runner, plaid table cloth and rustic wood chargers.

Plaid Christmas Table Decorations | Navy and Red Rustic Holiday Party Table Setting Ideas LivingLocurto.com

 

Plaid Christmas Table Decorations | Navy and Red Rustic Holiday Party Table Setting Ideas LivingLocurto.com

 

DIY Apple Candle Holders

Cut the top off of an apple and hollow out the inside with a spoon to make room for a candle. Squeeze lemon juice over the apple to keep it from browning right away before inserting your candle. Use battery operated votive candles if you plan to keep them on for a long period of time.

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Simple Natural Christmas Tablescape

This simple Christmas table setting is one of my favorites! I love the easy DIY centerpiece made with fruit. This look can easily be done with items from your home.

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Plaid Christmas Table Decorations | Simple Natural Fruit Centerpiece with apples, pears and blueberies. LivingLocurto.com

Plaid Christmas Table Decorations | Simple Natural Christmas Tablescape place setting. LivingLocurto.com

 

Eucalyptus Tablescape

Fresh eucalyptus is wonderful to use on your Christmas table! It smells wonderful and is a trendy alternative to traditional holiday pine. Click here to find a local florist who can provide you with fresh eucalyptus arrangements.

You can also place large bunches of eucalyptus in the middle of the table and embellish with berry twigs, pine cones, fruit and flowers. Tie a napkin around a twig of eucalyptus and write your guests name on a leaf for a gorgeous place setting.

Plaid Christmas Table Decorations | Eucalyptus and fruit holiday tablescapes. LivingLocurto.com

Plaid Christmas Table Decorations | Eucalyptus and fruit personalized table setting. LivingLocurto.com

Which style is your favorite?

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More Christmas Party Table Ideas

You might also love these creative ideas for your holiday table decor!

Christmas Tree Donut Wall

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Christmas party food craft and homemade donut recipe will wow your guests making you and your adorable donut wall the hit of the season! Cute party dessert table idea, holiday decor and breakfast treat. #christmas #donuts

 

The Best Christmas Table Setting Decorations

From napkin folding ideas to snowman plates and centerpieces, these wonderful Christmas Table Setting Decorations are inspiring DIY holiday home decor!

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Stabbing Survivor Marries the Paramedic That Saved Her

This article originally appeared on YourTango.

By Brittany White, Editor
 

Her ex stabbed her 32 times … and he was the paramedic who rescued her.

True love appears when you least expect it. And this was certainly the case for Melissa Dohme Hill who found the love of her life when he saved her from a horrifying incidence of domestic violence.

According to an article in The Daily Mail, in 2012, Melissa Dohme Hill was stabbed 32 times by her ex-boyfriend, Robert Lee Burton, after a violent physical attack.

Melissa spoke of the terrifying experience during an interview with BBC News, in which she explained:

A young boy and girl nearby ran over because they heard me screaming, and the girl called 911. After seeing them Robert went and got a bigger knife with a serrated blade from his truck and attacked me with that. He had every intention of killing me. He knew the police were going to come and he wanted to get it finished … He left me lying in the road and I thought I was going to die. I just prayed to God to save me and give me a chance.”

Melissa got a second chance, thanks to the paramedic who is now her husband, Cameron Hill. 

Cameron was the first responder on the scene. He carried Melissa from the ambulance to a helicopter in order to save her life, which, luckily, he did.  

10 months later the two reunited at Melissa’s church and quickly fell in love.

Melissa told the Daily Mail, “I was weirdly giddy. I had this feeling about him.”

After two years together, Cameron surprised Melissa with a super romantic marriage proposal at a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game in 2015.

 

And on March 4, 2017, the two lovebirds officially became husband and wife at The Lange Farm in Dade City, Florida. 

“I didn’t even want to open my heart up to anything,” the 25-year-old bride told People Magazine. “I was afraid, but then I met Cameron.”

When Cameron was asked about his wedding day he responded, “It was beautiful, I married the girl of my dreams.”

Aww! We are so happy these two found each other despite the difficult circumstances under which they met. They are proof that love can get you through the darkest of times. 

Melissa and Cameron, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness

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