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Entries in holiday (107)

Wednesday
Jun202012

july 4th bbq ::: frozen lemonade *sugar free

I love lemonade in the summer. But at the store when I checked for frozen lemonade, sadly there were slim pickings without corn syrup. This leaves one option—make my own. Recipe below!

::: honey herb lemonade :::

12 lemons or 2 cups of lemon juice
3/4 cup local honey
Handful fresh basil (or rosemary or favorite herb)
1 cup + 8 cups water

Make a simple syrup using 1 cup water and the honey. Combine in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Turn off heat and add the fresh herbs. Set aside while you prepare lemon juice and water. Combine both mixtures together (your preference whether to leave in herbs or not). Taste test to make sure it has your desired tart or sweetness!

Freeze in cupcake liners and definitely put them in the cupcake pan. I found these pretty liners at Hobby Lobby, and I think they might be made with wax paper. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a big bowl of ice with these set up for your July 4th BBQ!? Oh yes, indeed it would.

Recipe based of a printout from Honey.com

Monday
Jun182012

july 4th bbq ::: food baskets

Came across these adorable food baskets in Target and thought how perfect for July 4th BBQ! They are only 4 for 1$—spotted in the dollar section at the store front. And I don't mind a great excuse for midday bbq photo op (sweet potato fries = YUM). Another party suggestion is to do pulled pork, which is minimal work for a large group. The last party I hosted we catered the pork and the price was really reasonable.

Hosting is plenty of work, why not try and keep it simple?

Have a fantastic week!

Thursday
Jun142012

lovely bundle {father's day printable}

Adorable printable paper downloads for Father's Day, in case you need a last minute packaging solution.

Any fun plans this weekend? I hope to visit this epic flea market in Illinois (it's huge!) and maybe another outdoor movie night. Have a great one, friends!

Image Sources: 1. Gift Tags by The Graphics Fairy // 2. Tie Printable by Ruban Collectif for The Sweetest Occasion // 3. BBQ Tags by Jordan of Polkadot Prints for Design Mom // 4. Giftboxes by Papercrave (via FFFFound) //

Monday
May072012

mother's day idea ::: paper ranunculus

Happy Monday! It comes so quickly, does it not?

Should you have a few hours (perhaps vegging in front of the tv) and some pretty paper—I recommend making a sweet bouquet or stem of this flower. I'm such a cool color person that this paper had me at aqua & cobalt blue. Metallic silver is a lovely bonus.

Here's to a great week, friends!

Tutorial by: D.I.Y. or Don't! (pdf pattern available here)

Sunday
Apr082012

easter week {sunday}

Featured Artist: Yangyang Pan

Saturday
Apr072012

easter week {saturday}

Friday
Apr062012

easter week {friday}

Thursday
Apr052012

easter week {thursday}

Wednesday
Apr042012

easter week {wednesday}

Tuesday
Apr032012

Easter Week {tuesday}