DIY Thanksgiving Party Decorations

DIY Thanksgiving Party Decorations

DIY Thanksgiving Party Decorations

Now that Thanksgiving is almost here, it’s time to start planning the menu and the decor. Making DIY Thanksgiving party decorations can be easy, inexpensive and fun. Here are a few tips for making your own.

Tips for DIY Thanksgiving Party Decorations

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Easy DIY Halloween Tutu

Easy DIY Halloween Tutu

halloween tutu

Hello my fellow Halloween lovers! Tomorrow is officially fall, who else is excited!? I am so glad that I have a kid that loves fall holidays as much as I do. Every year at my daughters school they are not allowed to dress up in full Halloween costumes, but they are allowed to dress in Halloween clothing. So I thought it would be fun to make a DIY Halloween Tutu for my daughter to wear! Something that has always amazed me is the price of tutu’s either in store or online. They can get super expensive. This project cost me $5 total, and turned out pretty cute in my oh-so-humble opinion. Would you like to learn how to make one for yourself? Let’s check it out! [Read more…]

How To Make An Edible Graveyard For Halloween

How To Make An Edible Graveyard For Halloween

edible graveyard

Can you guys tell that I’m a little bit excited about Halloween this year? Every year we throw a Halloween party for our family and friends, and I’m always looking for fun Halloween food recipes that the kids and adults will like. While grocery shopping over the weekend I of course had to stop by the Halloween section and found the cutest little gravestone peeps! I just knew I had to use them in some type of recipe, and I remember a “cake” my mom used to make me that resembled dirt and worms. That gave me the idea of my Edible Graveyard! My daughter loved the idea, and I thought some of you would too! [Read more…]

Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe

Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe

Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe

Serve a delicious chicken recipe to your family. This Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe is so flavorful and also perfect for remaking those leftover chicken.

Here’s how to make this Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe:

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4th of July Party

4th on the 5th

I’ve been knee deep in planning a 4th of July party.  Since many of my friends are watching fireworks or at family get-togethers, I’m starting a new tradition-the 4th on the 5th!  I downloaded some printables from Hostess with the Mostess (Amazing freebies), and scored some decor from my local crafts stores to create a really fun party!

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The weather put a damper on my plans for outdoor set-up and activities, but I made do and set it all up on my porch.  I had originally planned potato sack races, but the weather put a stop to all that.  The kids, however, didn’t seem to mind at all, and played outside through the whole thing!  I just now got around to deep-cleaning my carpet and floors! LOL

4th of July Party

We had hot dogs with all the trimmings, BBQ food, and cupcakes.

4th of July party

Guests got cute goodie bags, and we kept the party rolling with sparklers, poppers, and glow bracelets.

4th of July Party

I made custom matchboxes by gluing the party squares onto the matchbooks.  Took just a few minutes and made a huge splash with the guests.

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4th of July Party

Let me tell you-I made the BEST drink ever for this party-and it was SO simple.  I sliced up strawberries and put them in a container, topped with blueberries, and poured Sprite over the whole thing.  I let it sit for a few hours, and what emerged was a light, fruity, refreshing drink.  My guests loved it and I had tons of requests for the recipe.

4th of July Party

I just HAD to include cotton candy.  The kids loved putting it in their drinks.

4th of July Party

4th of July Party

4th of July Party

The decor was pretty simple to come by.  I purchased most of the goods from either the dollar store or my local Hobby Lobby.

4th of July Party

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What did you do this 4th of July?  Did you have a party?  Feel free to share your 4th of July party details and links in the comments!

Strawberry With Goat Cheese And Basil Bruschetta Recipe

Strawberry With Goat Cheese And Basil Bruschetta Recipe

Strawberry With Goat Cheese And Basil Bruschetta Recipe

It’s strawberry season down here in Tennessee ya’ll! Nothing says summer like a ripe red strawberry on a hot day if you ask me! I’m lucky to live in an area surrounded by farmland. We have plenty of fresh fruit, farmers markets, and something my family and I love to do every summer, a strawberry patch! It is so fun to head to the strawberry patch and pick out some fresh strawberries first thing in the morning. Lucky for us our patch also happens to be on a pig farm, so we can pick up some fresh bacon and sausage as well. Which means after our visit we go home and make a yummy and super fresh breakfast! But there is one tiny downside. When you have a daughter that loves picking the strawberries, you end up with 4 pounds of strawberries. So you have to get a little creative in how you are going to eat all those strawberries before they go bad. But don’t you fret! There are So many ways to eat strawberries. Today I wanted to show you one of my favorite ways, my Strawberry with goat cheese and basil Bruschetta! It’s SO good you guys!  [Read more…]

Healthy Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Healthy Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Healthy Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Eating healthy is very important in our family, that’s why I always try to incorporate veggies in our favorite food. My kids love chicken so this Healthy Chicken and Vegetables Recipe is perfect. I used organic chicken, lentils and veggies in this yummy dish.

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Balloon Wreath Tutorial

Balloon Wreath

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I love my balloon wreath.   In fact, I just plain love wreaths.  From burlap to balloons-I don’t judge!   I love them all.  This balloon wreath is no different.  While it was pricey to make, it’s usable for every single birthday party!

Directions for balloon wreath:

Balloons-LOTS of them-at least 250.  This project is kinda pricey.
Balloon Wreath
A straw wreath form with wrapping intact.  (I didn’t use Styrofoam in case all the pins made the form crack.  I didn’t get a picture of it, either.  I was too excited to start!)
Floral pins.  I would guess that straight pins would work as well.
Balloon Wreath
First, take your straw wreath while in the plastic, and lay it on the floor.

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Take balloons two or three at a time, and spread the larger part of the balloons out, but lay the narrow ends together.
Pin the balloons to the wreath.
 Balloon Wreath
Repeat.
Repeat.
Repeat.
Repeat x infinity.
 Balloon Wreath
Until your balloon wreath resembles something like this:
Balloon Wreath
You may have to stick a few extra balloons in once you’ve finished it.  Hang the wreath up and walk around it looking for any spots that show pins or the straw, and cover them.  Shake the wreath lightly and check for any loose balloons.  If both of these are taken care of, congrats!  You’ve just made a balloon wreath!
This project was SUPER simple, but it took probably an hour to make-and my hands were really sore from pushing in all those floral pins.  This wreath would look great with some glittery picks or bows, or even a small pennant banner!  And when you’re done, just take the balloon wreath down and put it away until the next party-or, take off the balloons & pins, and start over for another season.  Black, orange, yellow, and purple for Halloween, green, red, gold, and silver for Christmas, etc, etc.  The possibilities are endless with a balloon wreath!

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Starburst Jelly Bean Bark Recipe

Starburst Jelly Bean Bark Recipe

Starburst Jelly Bean Bark Recipe

How to make jelly bean bark.  I always saw people with this on their table but I didn’t realize how easy it is to make. I had no idea you could whip this up in minutes and your kids would go crazy. It is a yummy treat for your Easter celebration and you can make it in as many colors as you want for a treat they are sure to enjoy! This  Jelly Bean Bark Recipe doesn’t just look good, it tastes good and so easy to make too. [Read more…]

DIY Maracas Easter Egg Craft for Kids

DIY Maracas Easter Egg Craft for Kids


DIY Easter Egg Maracas

 

Happy Spring everyone! I don’t know about you, but I am super happy to feel the sunshine on my face and to put up my winter coat. Easter is right around the corner and it’s one of my favorite spring holidays. All the fun colors, treats, and of course, the meaning behind it. Over the weekend my daughter and I did a fun Easter Egg Craft for kids that I wanted to share with you guys. These DIY Maracas Easter Egg Craft for Kids are super easy to make and are fun to shake around during a dance break! (Which I encourage every family to take part in at least once a week!). Let’s check out how to make them! [Read more…]