(Used in this project: Small Circle Vinyl Labels in Custom and Vida styles.) Celebrate simply and with a lot of class, using little dot labels with a photo of the person-(or people)-of-the-hour. Put a photo of the special people on a small circle label, and use it to decorate champagne glasses or any number of other surfaces. Be sure to select vinyl labels, because they are easily removed from glass and metal, and can be used again. Choose a high-resolution, high quality photo of the … [Read more...]
(Used in this project: Beer Labels in Boxicle style, Beer Labels in Fest style, and 4th of July Printable Snack Baskets and Napkin Wrappers.) Like many American families, I look forward to our annual 4th of July get-together. Living in Portland, July 4th usually marks our official beginning of summer (no more rain!). My family has a tradition of hosting a barbecue potluck in my mom's backyard. We grill hamburgers and invite friends and family to bring their favorite summer dish and join us. … [Read more...]
Plus free party printables!
(Used in this project: Large Bottle Labels, Collar Labels and Square Coasters in Football style with Printable Alphabet Garland and Mini Pennant Flags.) Everything you need to throw a slammin' football themed birthday! For Haden's 10th birthday party we served up bottles of root beer and turkey sandwich sliders for an outdoor picnic style party. For some extra flair and decoration we used the new free printable alphabet garland to spell Haden's name and display on 'game day'. We also … [Read more...]
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(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...]
The end of the school year is approaching and for some, graduation! My friend's daughter is a senior in high school this year - kids grow up so quickly! This time next week she'll be handed her high school diploma and take that giant leap into adulthood. As a graduation gift, I decided to give her a pack of her favorite grape soda personalized just for her. I soaked off the labels and added custom labels in her school colors from myownlabels.com. For the finishing touch I topped each bottle … [Read more...]
To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this year, my husband and I have decided to throw a dinner party for some close friends. Our menu consists of traditional Irish fare such as corned beef and cabbage, Guinness mustard, and Irish Soda bread. For dessert, however, we’ve decided to go the non-traditional route with homemade Shamrock Shakes. They’re green, minty, and super delicious – the perfect way to end the night. Enjoy! Homemade Shamrock Shakes Makes 2 to 3 servings. • 2 cups … [Read more...]
For Valentine’s Day this year, I thought I’d remind my friends and family how much I love them with a sweet chocolate treat to warm their mugs. These truffle balls are made with two simple ingredients, chocolate and heavy cream, and take very little time to prepare. Despite their simplicity, they make the best cup of hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted. Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls • 1 Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Dark Chocolate Bar (or 17.6 oz dark chocolate), chopped • 1 1/3 cups … [Read more...]
I've always enjoyed making festive beverages for friend and family gatherings during the holidays, so when I came across a recipe for candy cane coolers on the web, I immediately bookmarked it so I could try it myself once I got my hands on some candy canes this year. Much to my dismay, this particular recipe looked a lot better than it tasted. So, in order to salvage my ingredients, I took a few liberties and came up with a candy cane recipe that tasted exactly how I envisioned. And since I'm … [Read more...]
Who can resist a warm cup of hot chocolate in the winter time? When there's a chill in the air it always has a way of making me feel warm and cozy, so with the holidays fast approaching I wanted to pass on a little warmth to friends and family with some homemade hot chocolate on a stick. I saw this idea for the first time last year and knew that I needed to bookmark it for this winter. For a basic hot chocolate on a stick I used the recipe from More Design Please. It's easy and all you need … [Read more...]