Who gets sick of the taste of water sometimes?! This girl right here. I know it’s good for me, I know I need it… but honestly, sometimes water is boring and tastes like the plainest thing on the planet! And who also doesn’t always have other drink options available when guests come over?! This girl again. Sometimes I only have milk and water to offer people… just label me the lamest hostess of all time I suppose.
Well with this simple recipe you can take ordinary water and fancy it up a bit to make it beautiful and pleasantly refreshing with minimal effort! This Strawberry Kiwi Mint Fusion is one of my favorite mixes because the vibrant citrus flavor of the kiwi blends wonderfully with the sweet strawberry and fresh minty flavors. All you need is a pretty jar or pitcher, water, kiwi, strawberry and mint. Seriously, that’s it! No measuring, no science… you just get to throw together yummy fruits in water and drink it! (And honestly, it can be just about any fruit you have on hand).
It’s also healthy!! Some perks of drinking fusion water over regular water….
– You drink way more of it because it tastes better!
– It can help detox your body and boost your metabolism (and who wouldn’t want to do that?!)
– And did I mention it’s just down right prettier!! Everything tastes better when it’s prettier!
Enjoy this naturally flavored fruity water fusion!
6-10 Strawberries, hulled and sliced
2-3 Kiwi, peeled and sliced
A few mint leaves
Water and Ice :)
Place a few slices of kiwi and strawberry with mint leaves in the bottom of the pitcher, add some ice, then a little bit of water. Repeat these steps to gradually fill the pitcher. If you put all the ingredients in and then add water OR if you add the water first and then all the ingredients… they will separate and not be evenly dispersed. The ice as well as the layering helps to keep the kiwis, strawberries, and mint evenly scattered throughout the entire pitcher.
Enjoy kicking off your fourth of July celebration with family, friends and this FRUITY FUSION WATER!!! Check back throughout the summer for these other fruity fusion water inspirations!
*One more tip: You can continue to serve this fruity fusion water throughout the day but I recommend changing out the ingredients for a fresh batch every 24 hours. *
Get excited for the OTHER two parts of this FRUIT FUSION SERIES!
Wanna try it for a cookout this weekend?! PIN IT so you can refer back to it!
This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!
I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.