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Great Ideas — 20 Fourth of July Recipes + Table Decor Ideas!

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I'm getting so excited about the Fourth of July! We have a hometown parade right around the corner from our home. And then a festive BBQ and party. I can't wait. So I was thrilled to see so many yummy recipes and Fourth of July Table Decorating ideas linked up this week.  So many inspiring ideas!  Be sure to click on the link under each picture to go directly to each tutorial. DIY … [Read more...]

Throw a Carnival Lunch Party!

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Hello Tatertots and Jello fans, Jen here from CraftOManiac. As always, it's a pleasure to be posting here today on tt&j! Thank you so much, Jen. Today I will be sharing with you all a fun   "Summer Survival-Carnival Lunch"  Summer can be a little bit difficult to get through with a house full of kids, and hearing the words.... "I am bored." So I wanted to make my children's mundane … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — { 23 DeliciousThanksgiving Recipes}

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This might be the most DELICIOUS time of the year. Can you believe there is less than TWO weeks until Thanksgiving?? There were amazing recipe link-ups this week-- be sure to check them out for Thanksgiving culinary inspiration!!!     Chocolate Pilgrim's Hats @ The Gunny Sack Indian Corn Cupcakes @ Reading Confetti  Pumpkin Spice Cookies @ My Computer is my Canvas Pumpkin Cupcakes @ … [Read more...]

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make Handmade Berrylicious Popsicles!!

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Hey TT&J readers!!! I'm Cheryl, aka TidyMom! When I am not baking, crafting or running around with my camera you can find me over in my little corner of the universe at TidyMom.net Like all of you I'm a HUGE fan of Jen's and SO impressed with how much that girl can do!! I've had the pleasure of meeting Jen a few times, and let me tell you, she's every bit as sweet, if not more, in … [Read more...]

Candy Party: Part 1 — The Cupcake Tower, Candy Bar and Invitations

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It was Hannah's 12th birthday last week and she really wanted to have a "Candy Party" with a couple of her good friends. Her favorite color is yellow, so we decided to go with a yellow and turquoise color scheme. So bright and happy!! And what better way to anchor a "Sweet Candy Bar"than a pretty cupcake tower?? There are so many different ways to make a cupcake tower. But Canvas … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Make a Charming Fruit Tray

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  There are so many great fruits in season at the grocery store, the farmers market, and at roadside stands right now. It's the perfect time to put them all together into a yummy fruit tray. You can to take it to barbecues and parties or just have out on your counter for snacking. And if you're going to put in the effort you might as well make it look pretty too. Wash and dry a head of … [Read more...]

Dinner Dilemmas: Part 5

How did dinner go at your house last week? Ours was hit and miss. I am still loving my new Food Nanny system. The kids love making picking out their dinners and making them. I love it because I get more help and everyone seems to like the meals much more when they can pick them out. I have a guest blogger that is going to talk about Meal Swapping next week! I am excited to hear more about that. It … [Read more...]

Spooktacular Halloween Munchies

Are you looking for something festive to make for a Halloween party, to take to your kids' school event, or just for fun? Here are some of my favorite Halloween munchies. Ghost cupcake from My Sweet Saucy Mummy Cupcakes from The Daily Southerner Creepy Spider Cupcakes from Kraft Canada   Eerie eyeballs from Chica and Joe. Taste of Home's Ranch Snack Mix. Creepy Deviled Eggs from Divine … [Read more...]

Simple Woman’s Daybook for August 10, 2009

For Today -- August 10, 2009... Outside my window... It is dark. We have had some rainy weather. On Wednesday night a group of women from our neighborhood went up the canyon for a cookout and hike. As we were going up, a huge thunderstorm came in. It stopped after awhile, so we were able to have a nice dinner and s'mores. Hannah came along and loved the hot cocoa. I am thinking... About Susan. … [Read more...]