Monday, July 25, 2016

Divine Summer Blog Hop 2016


Welcome to Man2manTastic! We have joined forces with Divine Magazine for their Divine Summer Blog Hop 2016. This years theme : Your favorite summer memories, your favorite summer tips, summer recipes or activities.  We will share with you some of our favorite memories, tips, and summertime recipes. We also have a little giveaway going on below, so make sure to check that out and don't forget to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway!! 
The Blog Hop Goes from July 25th- August 8th, so make sure to hit as many blogs as you can!! <3 

Stephanie's Favorite Summer Recipe
I like to keep it simple with blue-raspberry vodka and lemonade with LOADS of ice. I could drink these all day on a hot summer day!!

Stephanie's Summer Tip:
If you have dogs, take a giant tupperware bowl, fill it with chicken broth and dog toys and freeze it. When it's fully solid, take it outside and let your dogs go to town on it! They get a nice cool treat and a bunch of other fun surprises while eating away at the yummy ice. 

Stephanie's Favorite Summer Memories
I have to say it was when we were younger, my mother would take my sister and I to all the nearest lakes in the state to go swimming. We had so much fun diving off piers and meeting new friends and having picnics on the beach. I really miss those days!! 

E.Lo's Favorite Summer Recipe
I live in the land of watermelons, we even have a watermelon festival every summer around my birthday so naturally my favorite summer recipe is a good ol' spiked melon.
All you need is a watermelon that's about 10 lbs, and your favorite bottle of vodka. 
Cut a hole in the melon large enough to fit a funnel and start pouring. Pour enough that you are not overflowing the melon and let it rest for a bit, about 3 hours or so and repeat the process till you have enough vodka to your liking. Pop that melon in the fridge overnight, slice it up and enjoy! 

E.Lo's Favorite Summer Tip
When you know that you and the fam are going out for the day, pop a few wet washcloths or sponges in a ziplock bag in the freezer the night before. The next day, put them in your bag or cooler and you will have something to help you and your gang to cool off with. 

E.Lo's Favorite Summer Memory
As a kid growing up in the country in the Heart (and heat) of Texas we were outside from sunup till sundown. We had several tanks on our property that we usually found ourselves sneaking off to. We had a rope tied to a tree for a good ol' rope swing, it's a miracle that none of us broke our necks on that We would listed for our Grandmothers call and when we got to the house she would "rinse us off with the hose", because of course none of us were smart enough to change into our swim suits. Our evenings would be spent catching lightning bugs and putting them in a mason jar while eating homemade ice cream. I sure miss being a kid sometimes.


For your chance to win a surprise paperback, comment on this blog post one of your own favorite summery things to do or a recipe
 *cough* we like alcoholic recipes *cough*

The paperback WILL be an MM Romance! But we're not saying which one, because we reaaaallly like surprises!! ((Unless it's an accident from our dogs))

Winner will be chosen at random on August 9th. Winner has 72 hours to claim their prize.

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  1. One of my favorite summery things to do is spending my afternoons/evenings in my parent's garden, under a big willow, with a good book and a cup of tea or a nice cold beer, it was depends on my mood... ;)

  2. I like to sit out on the porch and just enjoy the summer breeze.

  3. my family reckons I make THE best Iced Coffee ever lol

    6 litres of milk
    50 gram bottle of Nescafe coffee
    2 litre tub of Cadbury Light Ice Cream
    Sucaryl liquid (sugar substitute) to taste

    combine the lot in a 9 litre cooler ....keeps a family group of about 20 people going for approximately 4-5 hours

  4. I am SO stealing your blue raspberry vodka and lemonade--sounds fantastic!

    I loved reading outdoors as a child, in a hammock, under a tree, you name it. :-)

    1. Sarah, you're our WINNER!!! If you could please email us your mailing information so we can get your prize out!

      Thanks for playing <3

  5. I like making ice cream with a little bourbon added to the mix (about 1/4 cup for a quart's worth of ice cream) makes nice frozen pops, too! (Don't overdo the booze or the mixture won't freeze.)


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  7. Thanks for stopping by everyone!Our Winner is Sarah M. please check our reply to your post.

    Lee, I LOVE iced coffee, i have been making cold brew lately because of summer! <3

    And bourbon ice cream sounds delish!!!

    *goes to store for all these ingredients*

  8. Thanks for your participation in Divine's Summer Blog Hop 2016



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