What's In My Cup

Those who know me intimately, know that it is hard for me to pass up a bottle of red. Yes. You read that right, not glass but bottle. And as my early twenties are quickly passing me by, I am coming to realize that my body just doesn’t recover from a bottle of wine like it use to. Can you relate?

As you butterflies know, I have been focusing on taking care of myself in mind, body, and soul, which is why this is an important step for me. I come from a family of alcoholics and as some demons of my past have been crawling up from the deeper depths of me, I feel that it is necessary that I shelf that bottle of wine for better days as I continue to embrace my darkness.

Up until a couple months ago, drinking has been more of a social habit for me and with summer fast approaching, I am still hoping to pair something refreshing with some great friends and conversation.

So what has been in my cup lately?

Cranberry Pomegranate Mocktail



  1. Fill a 24 oz. mason jar half way with water and mix a pomegranate fizz stick till blended.
  2. Add cranberry and ginger kombucha, feel free to add more or less to taste.
  3. Add desired mbout of ice and frozen berries.
  4. Pop a metal straw in, give it one more stir, and enjoy!

That pleasing clink of glasses touching and the sweet ring of friends cheering to life together. Possibly the warm sunshine kissing their cheeks as they spend the golden hours of the day out on the intimate lanai laughing and chatting about those quality memories that have made a lasting impression on their souls. And as the sun starts to dip below the trees, the smell of a freshly grilled meal leads them indoors to further their conversation as they share a meal together.

Summer is more than just a season, it’s a feeling.

And it is right around the corner butterflies. I am looking forward to creating heartwarming memories like this over the next couple months, what are your plans?

Until next time, tah.

Shelby is an Independent Lifestyle Consultant with Arbonne International and does receive a commission off any purchases that are made through her link. All recommendations are genuine and represent Shelby's current routine.