Everyday Mom's Meals: Little Princess

Monday, March 12, 2012

Little Princess

May 17, 2003
When I was a little girl, my mom and dad each had a nickname for me, neither of which was "princess." My dad called (and still does) me "Squirt" and no matter how old I get my mom will always refer to me as "Punkin". In fact, this year my birthday cake read "Happy 31st Birthday Punkin". And I'm okay w/ that. See, we're a family of nicknames. From the grandparents (mine) all the way down to Alex, and even Adam once he joined the family, we're always calling each other something other than our given name. Actually, if my parents, or even my husband refers to me as "Krista" I know something is wrong! But when Adam and I got married, somehow I was pinned "Little Princess" by my Daddy. Okay, so there's no question where it came from, or why, I know the exact moment. I always knew my wedding day would be my day. Yes, I was one of those brides. I wanted the big church wedding, the elaborate gown, the fun reception.....the whole nine yards. And God love them, my parents gave it to me. The dress? It was a white jewel encrusted couture gown that took 6 months to make, and topped off w/ 7 1/2 foot train. It was my dream dress and the minute I put it on I knew it was the one. And to complete the look, of course I needed a tiara!! So I was standing in my parents' living room showing my dad the gown he had purchased and had just placed the veil on my head w/ the tiara when he said "You are definitely a little princess." From that moment on, it became my new nickname. Heck, we even have video of him at our wedding hugging me singing "Little Princess, Little Princess". (Don't tell him I told you that!!) My husband and child have even picked up on this trend, refer to me as such and even threw me a "Princess Party" for my birthday this year. They had a princess cake, a different tiara for me to wear and a princess cup! So you can imagine my excitement when birthday shopping w/ my mother in law, we found the perfect wine glass for me to use! I had been wanting a "special" glass for sometime and when we found this one, we both smiled, laughed and said it was meant to be. And this is my favorite drink to have in my new glass--a little something to help the little princess to unwind after a long day!

Blackberry Spritzer
1/2 c Blackberry Merlot
3/4 c. Lemon Lime Soda, chilled
Lemon for garnish
Stylish wine glass, optional :-)

Pour wine and soda into glass. Mix well. Garnish.

Shared on Make Ahead Meals Mar. 12, 2012
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Unknown said...

I love an ice cold glass of Blackberry Merlot. So I'm sure I'll also love this drink. Will try this one soon! Thanks "Little Princess!"

Addicted to Recipes said...

Looks so tasty! Would love for you to share at http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html
Have a great day!!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Awesome! I am pinning this to my "drinks" board. I'm always looking for unique drink recipes.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I'm featuring this tomorrow on my Must Try Mondays Features post. Congrats!

Krista said...

Awesome, thanks!