Caramel Apple Sangria

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Disclosure: This post is all about an awesome Caramel Apple Sangria recipe, sponsored by Barefoot Refresh®

caramel apple sangria recipe

With summer winding down, and Labor Day BBQs coming up, I am all about a refreshing drink that also gets me excited for whats to come! You see, in AZ the temps stay like summer for what seems like forever! So while the rest of the world may be gearing up for Fall with their cute sweaters and scarves, we are still barefoot in shorts over here. So to make that sting a little less, I came up with a delicious Caramel Apple Sangria drink. It is super refreshing, while also being filled with anticipation and caramel! It is the perfect drink for what I call “Spritzer Season”. The time of year when the sun is still shining bright, fun memories are being made at gatherings, and cold drinks are in demand!

how to make caramel apple sangria

The awesome thing about Sangria in general is the ability to make it however you would like it! Peach Sangria? Wells thats a fave of ours! Traditional Red Sangria? Love that too! But this one puts an extra fun twist on it. It stays light and refreshing by using the Barefoot Refresh Crisp White Spritzer, but also oozes warm and cozy with that caramel rim! sparkling caramel apple sangria


1 Bottle Barefoot Refresh Crisp White Spritzer

2 Apples cored and chopped

2 Cups Apple Cider

6 oz Caramel flavored Vodka

Caramel sauce for rims of glasses


Simply chop up the apples and mix all liquids together. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least three hours before serving. Immediately prior to pouring, dip rim of glass in caramel sauce! Thats it- easy as can be!

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If you are wanting to make another flavor of Sangria, get creative! Think of your favorite type of drink- and go to town! Barefoot Refresh comes in five refreshing blends: Crisp Red Spritzer, Crisp White Spritzer, Sweet White Spritzer, Summer Red Spritzer and Perfectly Pink Spritzer. These vibrant spritzers retail for approximately $7 for a 750ml bottle- making it easy for you to be able to make a few new creations!

carmel apple sangria recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barefoot Refresh®. Content for 21+.

3 Best Tile Cleaning Tips

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While I love, love, love my home..I don’t love, love, love my homes bathrooms. They haven’t been DIYd at all, nothing fixed up, nothing new from us since moving in. We are constantly in the mindset of 100% or nothing, so since we can’t do a full makeover quite yet, we haven’t done anything.

The tile in there is by no means beautiful or fancy, but it was one thing- dirty. With two kids and two dogs, the house, floor especially, always seems to be dirty! And I felt like I finally need a true fresh start. So while you can get a ton clean yourself, sometimes its just so nice to call in the big guns to get you off on the right foot! I called Zerorez, and they did their magic.

They came and used the chemical free water system to power clean the floors and grout, and it was amazing the difference. You see that arrow? Ya, the left is before they ran over the floor with their cleaner, the right is after. That grout color difference is rather disgusting, for lack of a better word!


I was so excited to see this huge difference, but I wanted to know how to help maintain it. So I asked the awesome guy that came out from Zerorez, Albert, and he gave me some awesome tips.

First: Make sure you have your grout properly sealed. If you haven’t ever had it sealed, or it has been a long time since you did, get it all sealed up nicely. There are a a ton of easy DIY sealents out there, so don’t be afraid to do it yourself!

Second: Before cleaning your floor with any liquid, vacuum it. You wouldn’t think that that makes sense, but a lot of dirt gets ground down in the grout- so the vacuum gets it either out or at least loose.

Third: Do not, I repeat- do not use a harsh chemical to clean them. For a million reasons {health included, which is why I always to try use my Thieves cleaner} but harsh chemicals not only leave a residue on your floors, but they also have the ability to eat away at the grout and sealer! Want to see what left over cleaners look like coming up? All the foam and bubbles you see in this photo are residue from past cleaning:

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Those are some of the best ways to help maintain your tile and keep it clean. But if and when it gets too much and you just need a fresh start- call Zerorez! Right now they are offering all Dream Book Design readers a special for 3 rooms of carpet for only $129. Make sure to mention DBD, and get the hook up! Everyone we have worked with from there is amazing, from the customer service on the phone, to Albert who is our main man for cleaning. He makes our floors look as good as new!


Hope these tips help you! While I would much rather have new floors and a new bathroom, I will at least do my best to keep good what I have now:)

Disclosure: we partnered with Zerorez to bring you these tile cleaning tips.

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