Saturday, August 1, 2015

Needle Felted Ice Cream Cone Necklace Tutorial





This post originally appeared on Design Dazzle as part of their 5th annual Summer Camp Series. Now I'm sharing it here along with our instructional video on how to needle felt an ice cream cone necklace. 




Saturday, July 25, 2015

Baker's Housewarming gift with Expressionery WRAPS


This post is sponsored by World Market Expressionery and Laura Kelly Designs. I received products and compensation for this post but as always I put my own creativity into it and all opinions and wording are my own. 

It's summer time and it seems like everyone is moving.  We live in a newer neighborhood and there is a moving van parked in front of a new house every week.  What better way to welcome a new neighbor than with a gift basket? One of my favorite gifts to give (or receive) is baked goods.  So when I was asked to be part of the Expressionery WRAPS blog campaign and creatively wrap a gift from World Market with pretty wraps from World Market and top it off with an Expressionery stamp. I thought wouldn't it be fun to create a housewarming gift basket with the baking tools for the recipe included.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Inspirations with the Party Gals linky party

Welcome to the Party Gals Linky Party!  We're a group of  CREATIVE PARTY PLANNERS here to share with you our love of parties, entertaining, delicious recipes, DIY ideas and crafts!  Visit us every other Friday to see what's new in our party world and link up with us to share your own fabulous ideas!
Every other Friday, visit any of us on our blogs to check out a fun party inspired project, idea, recipe or craft. We'll share all our tips and inspiration with you and what's even better is, you get to share your creativity with us too!  Each post will have a linky party tool at the very end where you can link up with other awesome creatives!

To start things off, I'm sharing my Lemon Ginger Shortbread recipe. 




The full recipe can be found here or you can watch my video tutorial below.


Visit me on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter , Facebook and Youtube to see more of my own personal faves  - use the hashtag  #ThePartyGalsLinky" 

Here are more great Summery ideas from the rest of the Party Gals:
We'd love for you to link up with us too!  Leave a link to a post with a creative idea, craft, diy, recipe or project you would like to share.  We'll select our favorites in a future post and on our Pinterest/Instagram page!

By participating in our linky party and leaving a link below, you give us permission to share your photo and idea on our blogs and social media pages with a link back to you (we promise).  Links to shops, contests, sweepstakes or giveaways will be removed from the party.  Please link to your own blogs and projects and be sure to leave a comment on your favorite projects!

Lemon Ginger Shorbread Cookies


Tart lemons and sweet candied ginger are such a yummy combination anytime of the year, but lemons always say summer to me. So when I saw this Ginger & Lemon Peel White Chocolate candy bar from World Market I couldn't resist putting it into a recipe.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer Fun Ideas with the Party Gals Linky Party


Welcome to the Party Gals Linky Party again!  We're a group of  CREATIVE PARTY PLANNERS here to share with you our love of parties, entertaining, delicious recipes, DIY ideas and crafts!  Visit us every other Friday to see what's new in our party world and link up with us to share your own fabulous ideas!


Every other Friday, visit any of us on our blogs to check out a fun party inspired project, idea, recipes or craft. We'll share all our tips and inspiration with you and what's even better is, you get to share your creativity with us too!  Each post will have a linky tool at the very end where you can link up with other awesome creatives!

To start things off, I'm sharing my Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Parfaits.  Perfect for the summer season. 


Visit me on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter , Facebook and Youtube to see more of my own personal faves  - use the hashtag  #ThePartyGalsLinky" 

Here are more great Summer ideas from the rest of the Party Gals:

We'd love for you to link up with us too!  Leave a link to a post with a creative idea, craft, diy, recipe or project you would like to share.  We'll select our favorites in a future post and on our Pinterest/Instagram page!

By participating in our linky party and leaving a link below, you give us permission to share your photo and idea on our blogs and social media pages with a link back to you (we promise).  Links to shops, contests, sweepstakes or giveaways will be removed from the party.  Please link to your own blogs and projects and be sure to leave a comment on your favorite projects!

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Parfait


Summer is here and that means all the more reason to bake with blueberries and lemons. You know what's even better then baking with blueberry and lemons?  Not baking with with blueberries and lemons. As in no-bake blueberry lemon cheesecake parfaits. I loooove no-bake desserts in the summer time.  They make me happy. There's nothing better than a quick cool dessert on a warm summer day. Because who really wants to turn the oven on the summer? Not this girl. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

4th of July Firecracker treat boxes

Welcome to the Party Gals Linky Party!  We're a group of  CREATIVE PARTY PLANNERS here to share with you our love of parties, entertaining, delicious recipeS, DIY ideas and crafts!  Visit us every other Friday to see what's new in our party world and link up with us to share your own fabulous ideas! 



Every other Friday, visit any of us on our blogs to check out a fun theme inspired project, idea, party, recipe or craft. We'll share all our tips and inspiration with you and what's even better is, you get to share your creativity with us too!  Each post will have a linky tool at the very end where you can link up with other awesome creatives!

To start things off, I'm sharing my free printable 4th of July firecracker treat boxes.

Monday, June 8, 2015

"Papa Bear" Father's Day Brunch


Since Daddy has to work this Father's Day we decided to celebrate a little early with a Father's Day brunch. My inspiration for this brunch came from a sweet picture of my hubby walking hand in hand with our girls.  How I got a Papa bear in glasses, tie and bowler hat out of that will require a bit more explaining. 


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed with Blueberry Lemon Scones + $25 Zazzle Mother's Day Giveaway


Mother's Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than serving Mom breakfast in bed.  I think I've had breakfast in bed once.  When my kids were little and Daddy helped them make eggs with toast and coffee. It was so sweet, but it was just that one time.  My kids are older now and usually my hubby is working so we celebrate whenever or whatever way we can.  Usually it involves some homemade cards and gifts the kids bring home from school, lots of hugs and me making breakfast. Well if I'm going to make breakfast it's going to be what I want.  This year it will be blueberry lemon scones. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

White Chocolate Rainbow Popcorn


White chocolate rainbow popcorn is so yummy and easy to make that you won't want to share the secret. Just let everyone think that you slaved away for hours creating this colorful, fun masterpiece.  Or let them think you bought it from a gourmet candy shop. Because if you tell them how easy this is they may ask you to make it all the time.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

French Memory Board tutorial


I love memory boards.  It's such a sweet way to display your mementos, photos and nick-nacks.  My girls accumulate a lot of those things and we've been looking for a way to help organize the clutter in their room. I thought a memory board would be perfect since it serves double duty as wall art and storage.  So when Zazzle offered to send me samples of their new custom fabrics for review on my blog, I knew this was the perfect time to make a memory board.   

(Zazzle did provide me with fabric for this post but as always all opinions are my own.)



I think these new custom fabrics are so exciting.  Now I can add my own designs to their fabric and craft or sew to my hearts content with a pattern or design that's totally unique. You don't have to have a Zazzle shop or be a designer to create your own fabric either. Anyone can do it.  Zazzle makes it very easy to just upload your own photos or designs and then they do the rest of the work.  They also offer several different fabric styles to choose from depending on your needs. 


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ninja (editable) Valentine Card


If you're looking for a last minute valentine for your ninja crazy child then here ya go.  My son loves ninjas right now. So much that we even decorated his Valentine box as a ninja. After finishing his box he asked me to make some valentines to match and this is what I came up with. 

Since I'm sharing them I made the name block editable so you can personalize for you child. 



Monday, February 9, 2015

Panda Bubbles (Free) printable Valentine card


Valentines Day is almost here so we are scrambling in our house to get all the Valentine cards and boxes made.  I made these Panda Valentines for Mara's first grade class.  They get so much candy every year that I wanted a candy free Valentine this year. When I spotted these sweet little bubble wands at Target I knew they would be perfect for a candy free card.  I also knew that I had to make the card super cute in order to convince Mara to go candy free, because she is a candy-holic.  Which is why we went with pandas because pandas are awesome.



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cranberry Cream


This Cranberry Cream Jello Salad was always a staple at my Grandma Bea's Holiday table growing up. She loved the Holidays and any excuse to get her family together.  Now I make it for my family every Christmas and Thanksgiving or any Holiday if I can sneak it in. With only three ingredients this is so easy to make and the perfect compliment to turkey or ham.  I also love to snack on the leftovers with nuts sprinkled on top and a little extra dollop of whipped cream.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Chalkboard gift tags




We have so many gifts going out right now from our family and from my kids that I created a simple holiday tag with an editable name on it.  A quick and easy way to add a personal touch to your holiday packages. Happy Holidays!!!



Download your editable tags here.