Budget Make-Ahead Lunch & School Snack Ideas

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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid® but all opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. You’ll save money and eat well when you prep ahead of time. I’m sharing some easy lunch and school snack ideas, for adults and kids alike.  My son’s small, private school doesn’t have a cafeteria, so […]

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Kalua pork, or kalua pig, s traditionally served at lHawaiian luas. The traditional method calls for cooking a whole pig in an underground oven. The pork is usually wrapped in leaves and roasted over a hardwood fire for hours. This make-at-home Hawaiian pork recipe uses just three ingredients. It offers an easy way to experience this Hawaiian feast at home.

Slow-Roasted Hawaiian Pork Recipe

Bring the flavor of a luau home with this three-ingredient, slow-roasted Hawaiian pork recipe, flavored with hints of garlic and ginger. It’s been more than a decade since I visited Hawaii, but I’m still thinking about the food. Fresh seafood served with a view of the ocean, juicy Maui Gold pineapples dusted with plum powder, […]

Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

Copper & Gold Metallic Apples for Fall

Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor. I love a project that gets your hand dirty. It makes people think you’ve been working hard! But these metallic apples are a breeze to make, and cheap […]

Use crochet lace ribbon and decoupage glue to transform inexpensive foam pumpkins into stunning seasonal decor for fall.

Decoupaged Lace Foam Pumpkins

Use crochet lace ribbon and decoupage glue to transform inexpensive foam pumpkins into stunning seasonal decor for fall. I tend to go overboard with fall decorating. I can’t get enough of pumpkins, apples, gourds and fall foliage. But all those trips to the orchard and pumpkin patch can really add up! So I love to […]

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

Jewel Tone Fall Fireplace Mantel Decor

You don’t have to use traditional colors when decorating for fall. A cozy plaid scarf inspired this fall fireplace mantel decor, featuring pops of aqua, indigo and purple. You never know where inspiration will come from. When it came time to work on my fall fireplace mantel decor, I found my muse in this jewel-toned […]

For those chilly fall days, mix up a hot buttered rum cocktail made with homemade infused spiced rum. Click for recipe for the hot buttered rum mix and the infused rum. @ajastro Atta Girl Says for @worldmarket #worldmarket #ad #worldmarkettribe

Hot Buttered Rum with Infused Spiced Rum

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market and contains affiliate links. I only recommend products and companies I love. Read my full disclosure policy here. Enjoy the flavors of fall by making your own infused spiced rum to use in a hot buttered rum cocktail. Single serving, slow cooker and stovetop recipes […]

A family favorite, this 14-day sweet pickle recipe is definitely worth the wait. Be sure to grab the free printable jar labels if you're planning on giving these pickles away as gifts.

Delicious & Easy 14-Day Sweet Pickle Recipe

A family favorite, this 14-day sweet pickle recipe is definitely worth the wait. Be sure to grab the free printable jar labels if you’re planning on giving these pickles away as gifts. The best recipes always have a lineage. They’ve been passed down, one generation to the next, notes scribbled in the margins to share […]

This peach trifle icebox cake, made with fresh, seasonal peaches, angel food cake and sweetened condensed milk, is the perfect summertime dessert. It's a light and airy confection, featuring vanilla, almond and peach flavors. It's an easy recipe that can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

Peach Trifle Icebox Cake

Looking for a no-bake dessert for summer parties and get-togethers? Try this tasty and easy-to-make peach trifle icebox cake. My oven and I are on a break this summer. Who wants to crank up the heat in the kitchen when it’s so hot outside? But we still like to eat well, so I’m always on […]

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Kalua pork, or kalua pig, s traditionally served at lHawaiian luas. The traditional method calls for cooking a whole pig in an underground oven. The pork is usually wrapped in leaves and roasted over a hardwood fire for hours. This make-at-home Hawaiian pork recipe uses just three ingredients. It offers an easy way to experience this Hawaiian feast at home.

Slow-Roasted Hawaiian Pork Recipe

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For those chilly fall days, mix up a hot buttered rum cocktail made with homemade infused spiced rum. Click for recipe for the hot buttered rum mix and the infused rum. @ajastro Atta Girl Says for @worldmarket #worldmarket #ad #worldmarkettribe

Hot Buttered Rum with Infused Spiced Rum

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A family favorite, this 14-day sweet pickle recipe is definitely worth the wait. Be sure to grab the free printable jar labels if you're planning on giving these pickles away as gifts.

Delicious & Easy 14-Day Sweet Pickle Recipe

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This peach trifle icebox cake, made with fresh, seasonal peaches, angel food cake and sweetened condensed milk, is the perfect summertime dessert. It's a light and airy confection, featuring vanilla, almond and peach flavors. It's an easy recipe that can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

Peach Trifle Icebox Cake

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Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

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This toasted coconut iced coffee recipe is a creamy, cold, refreshing treat on a hot summer day. #sponsored

Toasted Coconut Iced Coffee Recipe

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Staycation Ideas: Fun, Foodie Road Trip at Home

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These honey and blue cheese kettle chips turn plain potato chips into a fancy appetizer that's great for wine tastings and fancy parties. #ad #SnackSnapShare #SnackStories

Honey & Blue Cheese Kettle Chips

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Set out a tasty spread of classic southern dishes, including Nashville Hot Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffle Bites, mini pecan pies bourbon Cheerwine soda cocktail, to watch "The CMA Awards." #CMAAwards50 #worldmarkettribe #ad

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This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing. #sponsored #FreshWorksFreshness

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit Salsa & Poppy Seed Dressing

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Carolina Blue Cocktails & Blue Punch Recipe

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If you're looking for a light and tasty lunch, packed with delicious vegetables, you can't go wrong with this Mediterranean quinoa salad recipe inspired by the Live Med Salad at Zoe's Kitchen. Be sure to try the homemade roasted red pepper dressing, too.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

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If you love classic cocktails with a twist, give this Moonshine Old Fashioned recipe a try. Made with moonshine, spiced simple syrup and bitters, it mimics the flavors of a traditional Old Fashioned cocktail.

Moonshine Old Fashioned Cocktail

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Wonton envelopes filled with jelly and fried to a golden crisp are an easy party appetizer for an awards-show viewing party or black tie event.

Jam-Filled Wonton Envelopes

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Part appetizer, part dessert and totally delicious, this caramel chocolate bacon is a decadent Valentine's Day treat. The homemade chocolate and caramel sauces are delicious on their own. But wait until you try some thick applewood smoked bacon dipped in these sauces. Flavor explosion. Mind blown!

Caramel Chocolate Bacon Valentine’s Day Snack

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These bite-sized cream cheese wontons are flavored with homemade pepper jelly. They're great for parties.

Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese Wontons

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Celebrate snowy days with one of these 50+ cute-as-a-button-nose snowman snacks and beverages. This is the ultimate collection of sweet and savory snowman treats, including melted snowman cookies, marshmallow snowmen and Olaf-inspired cheese sticks and Frosty the snowman cupcakes. If you're planning a Frozen party, you'll find lots of fun food to serve.

50+ Cute-As-A-Button-Nose Snowman Snacks

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Made with three types of cheese and a little bit of "everything" else, this homemade cheese ball recipe is a party guest favorite. The recipe makes two cheese balls, so you can serve one and share one. (Content for 21+) #ad #WhenToWine

Easy Homemade Cheese Ball Recipe

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For those nights when you're too busy to cook, here's a recipe that is ready in 15 minutes.. Our family enjoys this Italian sausage pasta with mushrooms, onions and asparagus, but you can use any seasonal vegetables you have on hand. And did I mention that it only costs $10 and makes enough to feed six people? Dinner doesn't get much easier. #sponsored

Easy Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables

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Taco night meets Manwich thanks to this tangy, quick and easy chicken taco recipe that is ready in less than 15 minutes. #ad #ManwichTonight

Quick & Easy Chicken Taco Recipe

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Set out a tasty spread of classic southern dishes, including Nashville Hot Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffle Bites, mini pecan pies bourbon Cheerwine soda cocktail, to watch "The CMA Awards." #CMAAwards50 #worldmarkettribe #ad

Nashville Hot Chicken & Sweet Potato Waffle Appetizer

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Forget all that pumpkin spice and caramel apple nonsense. Cinnamon and sugar is the hot flavor combo for fall. Snickerdoodle cookies are great. But you have to try these 21 amazing snickerdoodle recipes for everything from muffins to martinis. Which is your favorite snickerdoodle recipe?

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Once you try this homemade hot dog chili recipe, you'll never buy canned again! It's also great on burgers!

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Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

Copper & Gold Metallic Apples for Fall

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Use crochet lace ribbon and decoupage glue to transform inexpensive foam pumpkins into stunning seasonal decor for fall.

Decoupaged Lace Foam Pumpkins

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A pineapple drinking glass filled with water and pineapple juice ice cubes. The water glass features an etched pineapple on it and sits atop a wooden cutting board. There's a yellow bowl filled with pineapple cocktail picks in the background.

Easy Etched Pineapple Drinking Glasses

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Make Your Own DIY Bow Flip Flops

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Add some red-white-and-blue style to your holiday by making a flag-inspired tassel garland with festive ribbon. These easy-to-make tassel garlands make great party decorations. Use them on the mantel, on a table or in a photo booth.

DIY Patriotic Ribbon Tassel Garland

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This luxurious, moisturizing homemade coconut oil lotion has a light, floral scent that will remind you of a tropical beach vacation. Made with coconut oil, avocado oil and a blend of fruity and floral essential oils, it's a great way to pamper yourself after a day at the beach. #sponsored #CreateWithOil

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#ad Learn how to build a base for an outdoor cast iron farmhouse sink using salvaged materials and pressure-treated lumber. (To help with the muscle aches and pains I experienced after lifting that heavy cast iron sink, I use TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain.) #ForWhatMattersMost #CollectiveBias

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Don't throw away junk mail and old scraps of paper. Use it to make scented handmade paper. It's easier to do than you might think. You can use the handmade paper for bookmarks, gift tags, handmade cards, scrapbook layouts and more.

DIY Scented Handmade Paper Bookmarks

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Aren't these bunnies just the cutest? Fill these Easter party favors with your white chocolate chips, marshmallows or seasonal M&M's. Click for step-by-step instructions on how to make them.

Candy Bunnies Easter Party Favors

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These Easter Peeps sugar body scrub soaps look good enough to eat. Add your favorite confectionery scents and pastel colors to make bathtime super sweet. And you can make a batch in less than 5 minutes! These would be great to include in a child's Easter basket. Just make sure they don't try to take a bite.

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Spring Fashion Makeover Featuring DecoArt Patent Leather Paint

Spring Fashion Refresh with Patent Leather Paint

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Just in time for May the 4th, download these free Star Wars stickers for your planner. Use sticker paper and a Cricut or Silhouette machine to cut them. Free SVG, Silhouette Studio and PDF files available.

Cut & Print Star Wars Stickers for Your Planner

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These DIY glitter champagne glasses will bring a little glitz and glamour to an Oscars party, New Year's Eve celebration or other black-tie event. Click to see how easy it is to transform inexpensive champagne flutes.

DIY Glitter Champagne Glasses

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Learn how to make custom party streamers and confetti in any shape you want using the Cricut Explore Air. #ad #CricutMade

DIY Glittered Stars Party Streamers

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This handy lotion stick winter skin balm is made with moisturizing and healing oils, essential oils and shea butter. It's an excellent dry skin treatment for chapped, cracked, flaky and itchy patches. Contains lavender essential oil, Argan oil, Palmarosa essential oil and other all-natural healing and moisturizing ingredients.

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if you love chocolate-covered strawberries, you'll love this moisturizing homemade lip balm made with dark cocoa butter and strawberry flavor oil.

Chocolate Strawberry Homemade Lip Balm

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With these heart-shaped bottle charms, you'll never lose track of your beverage. They're an adorable decoration for milk-and-cookies party or a Valentine's Day brunch.

Easy DIY Heart Milk Bottle Charms

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Did you know you can make your own custom can koozies using a Cricut Explore Air and craft foam. These DIY koozies can be easily personalized for your favorite team or players. They'd also be great for a wedding! #ad #CricutMade

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Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? If so, here's a cute red-and-pink striped pallet clock you can make in no time. #sponsored #decoartprojects

“Time for Love” Valentine’s Day Pallet Clock

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Made with coffee butter, black cocoa butter and caramel flavoring, this moisturizing caramel mocha lip balm recipe will remind you of your favorite coffeehouse drink.

Easy Caramel Mocha Lip Balm Recipe

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Use recycled glass jars and miniatures to make these adorable DIY Christmas snow globes for your tree. These cute ornaments cost just a few dollars to make.

DIY Christmas Snow Globe Ornaments

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Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas from Your Craft Room

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas from Your Craft Room

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Check out these adorable Thanksgiving turkey crafts you can make with leaves. Click to find links and instructions for them all.

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Make this red front door Christmas ornament for your tree in less than 15 minutes using office supplies!

Red Front Door Christmas Ornament

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