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Sips & Dips Farmer’s Market Party

Sips & Dips Farm Inspired Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #DipYourWay #CollectiveBias In the summertime, all you need to make a party are some tasty snacks, cold drinks and good friends. Easy is the most important word for me when it comes to summer […]

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Healthy Chai Tea Cakes Recipe

Healthy Chai Tea Cakes Recipe

When my son was a baby, I used to escape to the cafe at the nearby bookstore for a little reading, relaxation and me-time, served up with an iced chai latte and a sweet treat. Now that Jackson is older and a lot more self sufficient, I don’t feel the need as often to hand […]

This Nutty Glazed Carrot Cake is the best carrot cake recipe ever. It's so easy to make, and you'll never guess the "secret ingredient that makes it moist.

The Easiest, Best Carrot Cake Recipe

More nights than I care to admit, I send my husband a 5 o’clock text that starts out, “Can you stop by the grocery store and pick up…?” No matter how many lists I make or how meticulous I am with menu planning, I always forget some crucial ingredient at the store. Or decide at the […]

What a gorgeous space! I love the vibrant colors, the mix of vintage and modern elements and the use of different patterns, textures and natural elements. Lots of great living room decorating ideas.

Vintage Meets Modern Living Room Decorating Ideas

Our formal living room has been in an almost-finished state for years. It’s not so much that the room is an afterthought, but since it’s not one of the spaces we live in everyday, projects elsewhere always take precedence. You may remember that it took me forever to hang curtains in the living room and to […]

Extend the life of your appliance with these tips for maintaining and cleaning a dishwasher.

8 Tips For Cleaner Dishes + Special Savings

We’ve only lived here for four years, but our house is nearing its 10th birthday, which could mean we’re in for some major repairs soon. If I had to guess, I’d say the dishwasher will be the first major appliance to go. It’s older than the fridge and washer and dryer, and it gets an almost […]

An effortless picnic menu? It's definitely possible and delicious, too. These are some great grab-and-go picnic food ideas that look and taste gourmet but don't require a lot of effort. #EdwardsPie #pmedia #ad

No-Cook Picnic Food Ideas

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EDWARDS®, but all my opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. #pmedia #EdwardsPies http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Where we live, there are lots of free summertime concerts and events. It’s the perfect excuse to pack a picnic and head […]

What a cool idea for a beach house or a nautical bedroom. Use nautical signal flags to spell out someone's name, then add some sailing knots as a finishing touch. Too cute!

Personalized Nautical Signal Flags & Sailing Knots Artwork

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. We’re working on a makeover in my son’s bathroom to give it a bit more of a mature feel. Jackson is over the monkey shower curtain and other little kid […]

Try this seasonal craft cocktail twist on the traditional mojito recipe. This one combines blueberries and basil with lime juice and rum. Fresh flavors with a kick!

Blueberry Basil Mojito Recipe

I’m sweetening up summer with Sweet’N Low® and sharing this brunch-worthy craft cocktail blueberry basil mojito recipe as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste Last month cherries were in season, and this month we’re picking blueberries and harvesting fresh herbs from the garden. You can only make so many batches of blueberry muffins […]

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Healthy Chai Tea Cakes Recipe

Healthy Chai Tea Cakes Recipe

When my son was a baby, I used to escape to the cafe at the nearby bookstore for a little … [Read More...]

This Nutty Glazed Carrot Cake is the best carrot cake recipe ever. It's so easy to make, and you'll never guess the "secret ingredient that makes it moist.

The Easiest, Best Carrot Cake Recipe

More nights than I care to admit, I send my husband a 5 o'clock text that starts out, "Can … [Read More...]

An effortless picnic menu? It's definitely possible and delicious, too. These are some great grab-and-go picnic food ideas that look and taste gourmet but don't require a lot of effort. #EdwardsPie #pmedia #ad

No-Cook Picnic Food Ideas

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media … [Read More...]

Try this seasonal craft cocktail twist on the traditional mojito recipe. This one combines blueberries and basil with lime juice and rum. Fresh flavors with a kick!

Blueberry Basil Mojito Recipe

I'm sweetening up summer with Sweet'N Low® and sharing this brunch-worthy craft cocktail … [Read More...]

Fig jam, ham and brie cheese are a delicious flavor combination. Mellow, sweet and salty. Combined, they make a great toppings for a panini sandwich. #BlackBoxWine #ad

Fig, Ham & Brie Panini Sandwich

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions … [Read More...]

Famously, Elvis Presley loved fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. This s'mores recipe would make the King of rock n' roll shimmy and shake! Toast up one of these, and you'll say, "Thankyouverymuch." #HersheysSummer

Elvis-Inspired Peanut Butter & Fried Banana S’mores Recipe

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JELL-O Mandarin Orange Salad is a light and refreshing dessert. perfect for potlucks and summer barbecues. It's easy to whip up a batch in a hurry.

Mandarin Orange Salad

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Vintage American Flags

All-American 4th of July Ideas

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This homemade cherry limeade recipe is the perfect low-calorie summertime drink. Made with fresh lime juice and cherry puree, it has the right balance of tart and sweet flavors. Mix in a little vodka, rum or tequila for a delicious adults-only version. #sponsored #donthesitaste

Fresh Cherry Limeade Recipe

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Sometimes, I like my coffee with a little kick! This iced coffee and chocolate martini really hits the spot! #IDelightIn10 #spon #IDelight

Coffee & Chocolate Martini Recipe

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These cupcake ice cream cones are perfect for summertime parties because they won't melt. You can make them in any flavor you like, but these tangy-sweet pink lemonade cupcakes are a great summer treat. Learn how to mix up a batch using a cake mix and Kool-Aid -- just click for the recipe.

Pink Lemonade Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

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Packed with protein and fresh flavors, you're going to love this healthy vegetarian twist on classic nachos. Click over for the easy nachos recipe.

Vegetarian Easy Nachos Recipe

Healthy and nachos aren't two words you usually find together. This easy nachos … [Read More...]

Kids will love making edible sand art creations. Mix up a batch of colorful, edible "sand" using sugar and your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. The sweet and sour flavor will remind you of your favorite candy.

Edible Sand Art Recipe & Party Printables

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This pesto pasta salad is the perfect spring or summertime side dish. It's great for picnics and potlucks, and it's so easy to make.

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

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Planning a Kentucky Derby party? You must try this refreshing mint julep recipe, served in a frosty silver julep cup.

Classic Mint Julep Recipe

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A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!) Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe

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This Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip is always the hit of the party! And it's so easy to make! Sometimes called "white trash dip," it's made with just three ingredients. Just dump them all into the Crock Pot, stir and heat!

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip

I'm kinda embarrassed to tell you the official name of this chili cheese dip. I … [Read More...]

Whip up a batch of this tropical yogurt fruit dip for an after-school snack! #PourMoreFun #cbias #ad

Tropical Yogurt Fruit Dip Recipe

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This frozen lemonade recipe is a refreshing spring and summertime treat. Tangy and sweet, The flavor will remind you of lemon meringue pie. If you like Chick-Fil-A's frosted lemonade, you'll love this make-at-home version.

Frosted & Frozen Lemonade Recipe

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120 Recipes for Leftover Ham

120+ Recipes for Leftover Ham

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Try this tangy barbecue crockpot meatball recipe featuring Coke Zero #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias

Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

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Plan a romantic night in with these dinner for two recipes inspired by the flavors of India and the film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Romantic Indian Dinner for Two

How about a date night and an exotic vacation all rolled into one -- without ever leaving … [Read More...]

Gourmet Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Truffle Oil

Easy Bacon Truffle Oil Gourmet Mac and Cheese

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Seriously...the best salad ever - a make-at-home version of the world famous Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad. It is a garlic and olive lover's delight. and so easy to make.

Seriously…the best salad recipe ever

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What a cool idea for a beach house or a nautical bedroom. Use nautical signal flags to spell out someone's name, then add some sailing knots as a finishing touch. Too cute!

Personalized Nautical Signal Flags & Sailing Knots Artwork

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions … [Read More...]

Vintage American Flags

All-American 4th of July Ideas

Looking for a way handmade or homemade way to show your patriotism? Recipes, … [Read More...]

Collect some small shells and hot glue them

Patriotic Nautical Flags + Patriotic Painting Projects

My patriotic decorating often takes on a nautical feel. All that red, white and blue … [Read More...]

These miniature succulent gardens, personalized with black-and-white photos, make perfect birthday party favors. Or personalized them with childhood photos of the bride and groom for wedding favors or place cards.

Mini Succulent Garden Personalized Birthday Party Favors

I have a love-hate relationship with birthday party favors. On the one hand, I think … [Read More...]

Make these patriotic denim and burlap placemats for July 4th, Flag Day or Memorial Day. These easy no-sew placemats are made with denim and printed burlap ribbon.

Patriotic Denim and Burlap Placemats

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Throwing a beach-themed party? Make some of these felt and foam beach balls to match the color scheme. #MakeItFunCrafts #spon

Foam & Felt Beach Balls

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S.S. Poise Nautical Wreath Craft #RecycleYourPeriodPad #ad

Crafty, Sassy & Irreverent Nautical Wreath

Poise Thin-Shape pads challenged me to get a little crafty as part of a sponsored post for … [Read More...]

Chalky Finish Stars & Stripes American Flag Serving Tray

Handpainted Vintage American Flag Tray

With Memorial Day just days away, I've been feeling quite patriotic. Time to bring out … [Read More...]

Aren't these edible Tic Tac Toe games made with Twizzlers Twists the cutest idea ever for a Memorial Day picnic or July 4th cookout. They perfect party favors for kids. #TwizzlersSummerFun #HersheysSummer #ad

Tasty Tic Tac Toe Party Favors for Kids

This is for every kid who has ever been told, "Don't play with your food!" How can … [Read More...]

Kids will love making edible sand art creations. Mix up a batch of colorful, edible "sand" using sugar and your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. The sweet and sour flavor will remind you of your favorite candy.

Edible Sand Art Recipe & Party Printables

Do you remember making sand art as a kid? And do you remember those Fun Dip candies … [Read More...]

Learn how to make an easy no-sew party banner using a beach towel. Plus, you'll find lots of great ideas for colorful beach party decorations.

No-Sew Beach Towel Party Banner

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Quotable Jane Austen Free Printable Chalkboard Art #IDelightIn10 #spon #IDelight

Jane Austen Quote Chalkboard Sign

As much as I love the go-go-go of life and flitting from here to there, in my heart, I am … [Read More...]

Love the look of gilding, but not the price? Learn how to DIY these turquoise and gold candlesticks and matching placecards using craft paint.

Turquoise & Gold Candlesticks and Placecards

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Pink and turquoise are the perfect color combination for a Mother's Day brunch, a spring luncheon or an outdoor wedding. #brightsettingshoa #spon #craftyhangouts

Pink and Turquoise Tablescape

Pink and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations. It's feminine, fresh, … [Read More...]

What a beautiful grapevine wreath. The purple, yellow and white flowers are perfect for spring!

Spring Flowers Grapevine Wreath

I must confess; I haven't done a lot of decorating for spring. I've been so enraptured … [Read More...]

Learn how to make a tote bag to match your spring wardrobe. Start with an inexpensive straw bag, and transform it with pretty fabric. The best thing? This is a no-sew project!

How To Make a Tote Bag: The No-Sew Version

I love the Dollar Spot at Target. As soon as I walk in the door, it calls my name, and I'm … [Read More...]

Use unique, upcycled containers, to create your own succulent dish garden. These tin coffee cups are just the right size to hold hens and chicks and other succulents.

Tin Cup Succulent Dish Garden

I am something of a wishful gardener. I have dreams -- some would call them delusions … [Read More...]

Learn how to make these pretty handmade gift tags in less than 10 minutes. Use them for gifts or as part of your spring decorating. #quickcraftshoa

Signs of Spring Handmade Gift Tags

Chirp, chirp! A little birdie told me it's time for another series of Crafty … [Read More...]

DIY Potting Bench Makeover

DIY Potting Bench Makeover

Before long, winter will be a memory and planting season will be upon us. So, it seemed … [Read More...]

Use a painter's canvas and gold thumb tacks from the dollar store to make this lucky four leaf clover artwork. This is a great St. Patrick's Day project for kids.

Lucky Four Leaf Clover Thumb Tack Artwork

As much as I love a good practical joke, green beer and leprechauns, I don't normally do … [Read More...]

Learn how to make tissue paper flowers with this easy step-by-step tutorial, featuring instructions for making three different types of blooms.. #FeelGlade #CG

How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

With flowers, it always seems I'm in the wrong season. I always want what's not blooming … [Read More...]

Looking for St. Patrick's Day craft ideas? Make these rainbow candy treats using pill cases from the dollar store. Click here for the free printable tags.

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Candy Treat

Who wouldn't like to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I can't help you … [Read More...]

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Easter Bunny Banner

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Easter Bunny Banner

I love the Pottery Barn catalog for ideas and inspiration, as well as for … [Read More...]

Give a straw tote a springy look by adding a pastel argyle pattern to it with paint and embroidery thread.

Argyle Pattern Spring Tote Bag

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