(Used in this project: Rectangle Photo Labels, Collar Labels, Small Circle Labels and Coasters in Football style with a 4-pack Bottle Carrier.) My dad loves sports, especially football, so for Father's Day this year I decided to dress up his favorite beer with an old photo of him from college. I packaged up the bottles in a 4-pack carrier and also ordered some matching coasters. I know he will be so surprised to see himself on his favorite brew and will want to share stories of playing sports … [Read more...]
Plus free printable Father's Day coupon tokens!
(Used in this project: Square Labels in Champagne style.) Ok. So here’s my thing about ice cream parties. I LOVE THEM! So easy and oh so fun to make! “Shavuot” is the name of the Jewish holiday celebrating the receiving of the Torah (Ten Commandments) on Mount Sinai. It is customary to eat dairy products such as blintzes, cheesecake and ice cream. And honestly, this is one custom we are oh SO ‘religious’ about. We will create a delicious ice cream bar with various toppings … [Read more...]
(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Scallop Tags in Kashmir style.) Whether your feet contend with high heels, hard floors, and long days or get a workout in runners and gardening clogs, they deserve a little pampering, right? When I come in from the garden in my very favorite gardening flip flops I'm sure to leave a dirt trail behind me. But even after a hot shower and a quick sweep, my feet still ache from the pounding they just took. I made up a herbal foot soak just to pamper my … [Read more...]
Inspiration & Recipes
Sources left to right: Homemade Guacamole (My Own Ideas), Cinco de Mayo Coasters (My Own Labels), Spicy Corn Relish (My Own Ideas), Pepper Centerpiece (Hostess With The Mostess), Party Table (Martha Stewart), Corn Tortilla Garland (Hostess With The Mostess), Raspberry Lime Margarita (Tokyo Terrace). Salsa & Dip Recipes: Habanero Hot Sauce Tomatillo Salsa Spicy Corn Relish 7 Layer Dip Cups Homemade Gift Recipes: Pickled Carrots Candied … [Read more...]
For Cinco de Mayo!
(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Scallop Tags in Party style.) Homemade guacamole is one of my all-time favorite snack foods. It’s super simple to make at home, and it’s delicious served plain with tortilla chips or over Mexican food. This year, I’ll be making a double batch, and jarring it up for my Cinco de Mayo party. I want my guests to have some to take home for the end of the night. Homemade Guacamole • 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled • ½ medium … [Read more...]
Mom's Chocolate Cake Mix
(Used in this project: Large Photo Labels and Text Labels in Cherish Hearts style with Paper Tin-Tie Bags.) This year, I am celebrating my mom and the special talents she shares with others, by making this chocolate cake mix recipe that she used to love to make. When I first learned to bake, this was the cake my mom taught me. My brothers and I loved it, and I am certain mom and dad did too, because we had it all the time! I never got tired of it. When I grew up, I made it for my children … [Read more...]
A Special Gift for Mother's Day
(Used in this project: Large Circle Labels and Oval Tags in Briar Rose style with matching Note Cards.) Sometimes the way a gift is packaged can make it just that much more fun. If you have followed some of my posts in the past, I clearly have an affinity for mason jars. In fact, I have a overflowing collection of vintage or unique canning jars that I pick up from thrift shops or garage sales whenever I see them. Some of the jars are just too pretty to be stuffed with salsa and hidden in … [Read more...]
For Cinco de Mayo!
(Used in this project: Small Diamond Tags and Envelope Seals in Fest style.) I’m hosting a Cinco de Mayo party at my house this year, so I thought it’d be fun to make a batch of Horchata cupcakes for the occasion. This recipe, adapted from Chockylit’s Cupcake Bakeshop, is one of my absolute favorite cupcake recipes of all time, and it’s worth the extra effort it takes to prepare. Plus, if you make a double batch of the Horchata, you’ll have enough to serve as a beverage during the … [Read more...]
(Used in this project: Square Labels in Boxicle style and Pinwheel Clasp Boxes.) Days are becoming longer and the air bites less, bumblebees are dancing from bloom to bloom. Spring is such an inspiring season! It was difficult to choose from all the creative treat shapes and themes out there for my niece’s 2nd birthday. It was important for me to pick a recipe that didn’t include a ton of sugar, as to not terrorize my sister or any other parents of Lucy’s little friends— therefore I … [Read more...]