It's easy to fall into the same routine night after night. The TV flickers in the background, dinner is inhaled on the couch and you slump into bed later than you should. After my trip last week, and all the subsequent catching up these past few days, I've been less than creative with my free time. In an effort to soak up the remaining days of summer, this weekend I'll be experimenting with new cocktails (my blood orange soda + gin + lemon concoction is pictured above) and hosting a game night. Sometimes it only takes a couple of ideas to pull you out of a routine rut.