Category: Holidays

Red, White, Blue…and Sip!

May 22
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After my patriotic project last week creating the cork firecrackers for my holiday table, I  stayed in the mood for red, white, and blue!  It’s such a fun, summertime color combo whether you’re celebrating a stars & stripes holiday or not!  Inspired by something I saw in a catalog, I decided to try my hand at another really easy project to sweeten up a favorite hot-weather drink…the milkshake!  In our house we seem to be making this favorite treat any time of the year but summer is the season my boys REALLY crave them!  And though the official start of summer hasn’t arrived quite yet…it sure felt like it for a few days making it the perfect time to try this treat out!  The great thing about this project is that you can use the idea for any drink or any time of year…but since patriotic celebrations are on the horizon, I’m sticking with the holiday color trio for my frosty beverages!  See how easy and fun it can be to add some sugar to your sipper…

candy coat your straws!

Patriotic Project!

May 18
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It certainly has been feeling like summer around here lately!  I was complaining that it had been too chilly…and now all of the sudden it went from cool, spring showers directly into the sweltering dog days of summer!  The temperatures are feeling a lot more like July than May…so it got me a little inspired for some Red, White, and Blue.  And bonus, Memorial Day is just around the corner so this little DIY I have planned for today will be a fun addition to your May 29th celebrations AND the Fourth of July!  So we’ll get right to it today and work on a patriotic project to celebrate those red, white, and blue holidays!

create some “kaboom”!

Fancy Egg Scramble

May 11
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The countdown is on and soon Mother’s Day will be here…and as I promised on Monday, I’m sharing a wonderful brunch recipe that’s perfect for any special occasion!  (You can grab the printable recipe at the end of the post) This breakfast casserole is a family favorite…and what we love best is the fact you can substitute the meat or veggies to make it just right for you and your guests!  You can prepare it ahead of time too and simply bake it on the morning of your gathering so you can relax and enjoy your celebration!  My mom gave me this recipe years ago…and today I’d like to share it with you!

scramble up some goodness…

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8
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Mother’s Day is coming soon…and that means it’s time for special breakfasts, brunches, or dinners to celebrate mom!  Today I’d like to share an almost effortless way to dress up your table no matter what you might serve up!  I love the idea of a simple breakfast dished out on a pretty tabletop…but that doesn’t mean it requires a lot of work to make it look festive.  Let me share these easy ideas with you…

set a springtime table…

Time to Fiesta!

May 1
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Happy May everyone!  Can you believe that it’s the 5th month of the new year already?  And speaking of the 5th…Cinco de Mayo is this Friday so I sure hope you have something fun on your calendar!  I love to have a fiesta inspired meal on the 5th…and usually several days leading up to the holiday we indulge on a treat or two since one day just doesn’t seem sufficient to gorge ourselves on our favorites!  Today I’m sharing a fiesta dessert table which can be a sweet way to celebrate the holiday without serving up an entire meal!  And I’m also including some more EASY DIY projects that can help to decorate your serving station…AND are simple enough that the kids can help!  So let’s get ready for a sweet fiesta on Friday!

a Cinco De Mayo sweet treat!

Cinco De Mayo Snack Cart!

April 27
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Cinco De Mayo is just over a week away!  It’s such a fun and festive holiday to celebrate with friends or family…and it never needs to be overwhelming!  The best part about a fiesta is that anything goes, the food can be so simple and yet so tasty, and you REALLY can find whimsical ways to pull off a party-time snack table on a dime!  Let me share with you some ways I recycled my Cinco De Mayo supplies from our family fiesta to create a snack cart for hungry kids…or anyone who wants to have a little May 5 fun!  I’m also including more super simple DIY projects…so come on, let’s get ready to fiesta!

easy, affordable, fiesta fun!

Family Fiesta

April 24
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Cinco De Mayo is coming up soon and while I often times try to add some fiesta fun to some snacks or meals for my family, I don’t normally decorate my home for the holiday.  I might add some party supplies to serve up a treat or create some whimsical tabletop decor for our May 5th meal…but I’ve honestly never given much thought to decorating beyond that!  Since there’s almost two weeks until the celebratory day, I decided to fill the empty space on my dining room buffet with a little Cinco De Mayo fun!  Just like the end of any holiday, my rooms seemed a bit bare after the Easter decorations were packed away!  And though I don’t want to smother my spaces with pinatas and streamers (unless I’m having a party!) I did think it might be nice to create a simple display with understated touches of a traditional fiesta!  Let me share with you how I decorated my dining room for the holiday and incorporated those decorations into a family snack to get us excited and inspired for the 5th of May!

Cinco De Mayo decor, and more…

Cinco De Mayo Sneak Peek…

April 20
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Easter is now behind us and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  But just because all the bunny inspired decorations and activities are over doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of springtime festivities ahead!  I’m referring to the colorful celebrations of Cinco De Mayo…but spring is filled with plenty of opportunities to have some extra fun!  We’ve all been so ready to ditch the snow shovels and fling open the windows that we need nothing more than the sweet signs of warm weather to throw an “everyday” party to rejoice in the new season!  So while I’m sharing some sneak views of what I’ve got planned for the 5th of May, these fun & simple ideas can help you decorate and celebrate for any occasion!  The next couple weeks will be filled with fiesta-style inspiration…spring & summer are the perfect seasons for colorful festivities & decor!  See what’s coming…

time for a fiesta!

Last Minute Table Treats!

April 14
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If you’re serving a special meal for your Easter celebrations, you may have already considered some cute place cards or treats to help decorate your table!  It’s a festive addition that looks as cute as it is appreciated by your family and guests!  But if you’re still in need of some ideas that are quick and easy…I’ve got you covered!  And, the great news is you still have plenty of time to whip up these tabletop goodies in time for your Easter meal!  So let’s get right to it today…

sweet treats in a DIY snap!

Bunny Breakfast!

April 13
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Each holiday I try to squeeze in a breakfast inspired by the season.  Creating a special morning treat is relatively easy since you can use so many prepared foods to make it a cinch!  I often serve up some morning fun in the days leading up to the holiday…it really extends the festivities and is less stressful than trying to pack multiple celebrations into one day!  So with the long weekend arriving tomorrow, it just might be the perfect time for you to surprise your family with an Easter breakfast or brunch!  I’d like to share how I used ordinary food from my fridge to make a morning treat fit for the Easter Bunny!

hop on up to the breakfast table!