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Link Party Palooza — and “New You” Essential Oils Giveaway!

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It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to … [Read more...]

New Year, New You: Being Happy & Healthy in 2015!

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I've been concentrating on being happier and healthier in 2014 -- and in 2015 I'm committed to be even better at it. I've been inspired by so many of you who have made the same resolutions for 2015! In 2015, it's time for a new year - and a new you! To help us all get inspired, I'm kicking off a weekly feature called "new year, new you!" It'll be a positive place for all of us to share ideas … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: Simple New Year’s Eve Party Favor

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Hi Tatertots & Jello fans! My name is Tauni and I am excited to be over to share a super simple New Year's Eve party favor that you can still put together before the holiday! I know a lot of people love going out on the town New Year's Eve. While I love the IDEA of hitting up a party or two, I've never truly loved it in practice. Our New Year's Eve starts at about 6 or 7 p.m. and is … [Read more...]

Individual Italian Seven-Layer Dip – Favorite NYE Recipe!

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One of my favorite New Year's Eve recipes is Italian Seven-Layer Dip! This year, I decided to mix it up a bit and make individual dip servings (large ones!) in glasses - wide enough for dipping. I love the look because you can see the individual layers as you dip ... no more scooping it out and mixing the layers (#insignificanthostessproblems LOL). And here's the recipe! … [Read more...]

Southern Rolled Meatloaf Recipe!

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My daughter loves loves loves meatloaf. So this holiday I decided to do something a little different ... and Southern inspired! I made it for Christmas Eve dinner. In the past I have made an Italian version, but to mix it up I wanted to try Southern so I substituted the spinach for kale, the Italian sausage for country-style, and the breadcrumbs for cornmeal and the ketchup for BBQ sauce. It … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Easy New Year’s Eve Appetizers!

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It's time to plan your New Year's Eve get-together, even if it's just getting your family together! These great ideas will make your prep easy and fast ... so get inspired with these 16 easy New Year's Eve appetizers! Bacon & Cheddar Bites @ With a Blast  Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Porcupine "Meatballs" @ Happy Food, Healthy Life  Barbecue Chicken French Bread @ Lil … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 New Year’s Eve Ideas!

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I love the holiday season -- and my family loves to celebrate New Year's Eve! I loved seeing so many great ideas this week, including ... These 20 New Year's Eve ideas! Read on and get inspired for your celebration!  Ring in the New Year Printables @ Chickabug via I Heart Nap Time Anchovies & Olive Appetizer @ Kleinworth & Co. $1 NYE Gift & Printable @ Salt and … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $25 Target Giveaway!

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It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: Pineapple Mason Jar Gift with Free Printable Tag

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Hello TT&J readers! I'm so happy to be here today! Hope your Christmas was the merriest! Today I'm sharing an easy New Year's gift great for neighbors, teachers, friends,....anyone really! I'm loving all things pineapple right now. Pineapples are symbolic of hospitality, prosperity, and a good ole' welcome.   A couple months ago I went through a study on hospitality, then I found a really … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holiday: Mexican Pinwheels

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Hello, TT&J readers! My name is Emily from is this REALLY my life? and I am honored to be included in this year's Tatertots & Jello holiday feature. To be honest, I pinch myself every time I'm invited to participate (not too hard because I bruise easily) and every time I find I'm not dreaming. It may all sound a bit dramatic but I think Jen is that awesome and guest posting on TT&J … [Read more...]

Ginger Molasses Chewy Cookie Recipe

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Do you ever wish you were at the kids' table still? Me too! Especially during the holidays, the kids seem to have the most fun! I always find it a challenge to make sure I'm making nutritious choices for my kids during the holidays. Thanks to Horizon Organic, I sampled their awesome organic milk and found it the perfect complement to my daughters' favorite cookie recipe! (As you can see … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: DIY New Years Eve Backdrop

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Hi Tatertots and Jello readers. My name is Stacy and you can usually find me blogging and crafting at She’s Kinda Crafty. I am humbled and honored to be here sharing a craft with you for the second year in a row. Last year I shared one of my favorite ornament crafts, my DIY North Pole Ornament. I just loved taking those out of storage to put back on our tree this year. This year I am back with a … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: New Years Free Printable Tags

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Hello Tatertots & Jello friends, I'm Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow.  I'm super excited to be here sharing these New Years Free Printable Tags with you. Have you started planning your New Year festivities?  These New Years Free Printable Tags would be such a fun addition to any party or festivities you have planned.  They even make a great gift idea to help someone welcome in the New … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: Simple Gift Idea for a Friend

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Hi TT&J Readers! I'm Stephanie from Somewhat Simple and I'm thrilled to be here today! If you're still looking for a simple, thoughtful gift for a friend, this one is for you! I have a good friend who happens to be a big-time magazine lover. One year for her birthday, I bought her a big stack of magazines, but I wanted to deliver the gift in a personal and thoughtful way. That is when I … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: Anthropologie Knockoff Trinket Dishes

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Merry Christmas Tatertots and Jello Readers! I'm so excited to be here today! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. At Flamingo Toes I love sharing all sorts of projects - sewing, embroidery, jewelry and fun things for the house! Today I have a super easy last minute gift idea for you! These Anthropologie Knockoff Trinket Dishes are super easy to make and so easy to design just … [Read more...]