Coffee Time

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Coffee time with Shugary Sweets

I’m ready to put my feet up and relax a little bit this weekend. I love that we have an extra day off work and school! How about I give you a one sentence recap of my week?

My son got his driver’s license and I am a wreck.

Yep. That pretty much sums things up. He has had his permit since last July, so this shouldn’t have been a difficult transition. I’ve been in the car with him many times and he is a good and cautious driver.

But there a million other people on the road I don’t trust as much. Watching him pull out of the driveway the other night for the first time, in a car, on his own (MY BABY!!!!) was very hard. I’m sure he is mortified that his mother just called him a baby on this blog here…but whatever. YOU ARE MY BABY. hehe.

So today’s little roundup has some common threads…maybe you will notice???

Most Drool Worthy Photo: I absolutely LOVE margaritas. There was an awesome restaurant back in Chicago that had a whole wall of margarita flavors and choices. These Chocolate Margaritas from Sweet Life have been calling my name for over a year now. Yes, you heard me correctly. CHOCOLATE MARGARITAS!!!


I’m Lovin It: I first tried this product two years ago and have been hooked! Seriously, it’s red wine with chocolate milk. Chocovine. I find it at my local grocery store in the wine section. Check it out! I know what you might be thinking….red wine with chocolate milk sounds gross. I thought the same thing. Until I tried it. I used to think avocados sounded gross too!


Dinner Inspiration: This Red Wine and Garlic Braised Beef Shank recipe from Eatin’ on the Cheap looks amazing. I think my life could use a giant helping of comfort food right now!


What’s New: I just got one of these new Preservino VinoVault Wine Cellars delivered. I’m so excited to give it a try (and get some wine chilling in it for the summer)! I’ll be sharing a review soon on what I think….


Very Pinteresting: I came across these Red Wine Chocolate Fudge Brownies on Pinterest yesterday. They look amazing!!! Thanks to Butter Me Up Brooklyn for the perfect recipe! Follow my Pinterest Board: Cookies, Brownies and Bars for more delicious ideas!


Most Popular on the Blog this week: Okay, so there’s no wine in this recipe, but my Reese’s PB Cookie Dough Dip ranked number one this week. And I think with the long Memorial Day weekend, a double batch of this dip is going to happen in my kitchen!

Reese's PB Cookie Dough Dip: a creamy cookie dough dip (no egg) that is perfect for your next party! #Reese's #peanutbutter #gameday @shugarysweets

Blogging and Photography Tips: In my daily quest to take better food photos, I came across this awesome website: Dear Lillie BlogI love how clearly she gives instructions on photo editing, using step by step pictures in her examples. Plus the header photos is this gorgeous piece of cake!!!


Okay friends. That’s all I have for this week’s Coffee Time! But before I go, I want to wish my hubby a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! We celebrated our 18yr wedding anniversary this week. I’m so blessed to be married to an amazing guy who not only treats me with love and respect, but he’s the perfect father for our 4 awesome kids! Thanks for putting up with me for all these years. Especially my cray-cray paranoia this week!

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30 comments on “Coffee Time”

  1. I’m with you on putting up my feet and relaxing this weekend. How is the driving going? Give me 2 years and I will be paranoid with you about those crazy drivers! Hope you have a great weekend! I am off to bookmark that photo link 🙂

  2. Happy Weekend! Hope you have a great extra day off!

  3. Ohhh, these brownies look delicious!
    Happy anniversary to you
    Yasemin from

  4. I love this idea of a “Coffee Time” post; I’ll have to keep an eye out for it! I’m stuck on the fact that your son got his drivers’ license (mine is almost 8-years old but sometimes I can picture him all grown..yikes!). And I’m drooling over all the chocolate in this post – I love chocolate!

  5. Happy Anniversary, Aimee! But, so sorry you’re cray-cray paranoid this week. (Poor Shugar Mama!) Hopefully, a Margarita (or two…or three?) will help calm your nerves and relax you this weekend. Yes, that photo tutorial was helpful. Saw it at Pinterest a few weeks back. Thanks for a great “Coffee Time”. Love this feature and will be back for more!

  6. Happy anniversary! Looks like the theme for today’s coffee time is wine! Whoo hoo! Maybe some red wine brownies are in your future? 🙂

  7. Wow! A busy week you’ve had is right! Hopefully you can relax and enjoy the weekend. I love your Coffee Time’s!

  8. Janelle

    That cake in the picture with the coffee looks absolutely delicious!!

    • Ha! I was waiting for someone to comment on that cake 🙂 One of our good friends dropped it off with a bottle of wine for our anniversary! It’s store bought, but I plan on making my own fudgy german chocolate cake version soon!

  9. Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend! Mine will be anything but relaxing- I am looking forward to monday! LOL Going to that photo site right now, I am excited!

  10. Hope you have a lovely weekend Aimee! Loving your Reese’s dip, yum 🙂

  11. I cannot even handle the idea of my son driving. I have 10 years…

  12. I’m going to go straight the wine section this weekend and look for that chocolate wine! That sound so different-I sort of have to try it now! Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Andrea D.

    I wish I could eat that dip now. I will have to try this summer with my kids.

  14. I’m doing that wine fridge review too! Wine is, like, the best thing ever.

    The DL. OMG. I just can’t even imagine!!

  15. Happy anniversary, Aimee! Hope you have a great celebration and long weekend! I will definitely look into the photography tips. I so need to tap into my camera’s fullest potential!

  16. nessa

    Good luck with the driving thing!

  17. Oh my Aimee, I know how you feel! My son got his permit a few months ago and I’m going crazy! I can only imagine that once he gets his license it will be even harder. He too is a cautious driver so I’m thankful for that 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  18. Congratulations to your son, I’m sure I would be freaking out too! I love this list 🙂 I have always wanted to try Chocovine!

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