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Great Ideas — 20 Ways to Make Someone’s Birthday ROCK!!

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You want to make birthdays special for those that you love! Here are 20 ways to help make that special person's birthday ROCK!! Birthday in a Box @ Teal & Lime What a birthday finale --  Dark Chocolate Frosted Cake @ Tidy Mom Make the Birthday girl a DIY Lace Crown @ Little Inspiration … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 21 End-of-Summer Recipes!!

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I love this time of year!! It's still Summer but there is a hint of Fall in the air. Make the most of the last bounty of Summer with these 21 recipes. And be sure to check out all of the AMAZING ideas linked up this week -- many more amazing recipes, DIY ideas, decorating solutions and more!! Apricot Squares @ Pint Sized Baker Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Sage Lasagna @ little … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 15 Tasty Summer Recipes!!

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I promise I wasn't even hungry when I found all of these great recipes in this week's Weekend Wrap-Up Party! I'm always on the lookout for yummy recipes that match the season ... something light and sweet, or spicy. Check out 15 of my favorites, and check out the party for even more! Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches @ Echoes of Laughter Blueberry Lemonade Cupcakes @ The NY Melrose … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 25 Superb Summertime Ideas!!


We're in the HEAT of summer-- all throughout the US! But it's a great time for fun summer projects -- and here are 25 of my favorite Summertime projects linked up this week! Watermelon on Popsicle Sticks @ A Pretty Life in the Suburbs Fourth of July Party Favors with Smarties @ Ginger Snap Crafts Refreshing Three-Ingredient Ice Cream @ One Sweet Appetite … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 15 Refreshing Lemon-Inspired Ideas!!

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Nothing sounds as refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day! Here are 15 lemon-inspired ideas to cool you off this summer! Lemon Coin Purse @ A Creative Cookie Lemonade Gumdrops @ Poofy Cheeks Strawberry Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting @ The DIY Dreamer Pink Lemonade Party @ Cherished Bliss … [Read more...]

Throw a Summer Soirée — Grilled Appetizers, Main Course and Dessert Recipes!!

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  Hello to all of Tatertots & Jello's Friends! I'm Ruthie from What's Cooking with Ruthie.com where I LOVE to talk about cooking, gardening, and a little dose of everyday life! I'm so happy to be guest posting here today... Welcome to What's Cooking with Ruthie's Summer Soirée...     Throwing the perfect Summer Soiree can be a lot of fun and it's even better if … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 28 Refreshing Summer Treats!!

28 refreshing summer treats

Are your kids out on summer break yet? If not, you might have a little bit of time to prepare for the best summer ever!   Win mother of the year by choosing some of  these  refreshing treats to fix your family over the summer! And be sure to check out all of the AMAZING links this week!  Peanut Butter Cookie @ A Pretty Life in the Suburbs   Oreo Popsicles @ Little Inspiration  Lemon … [Read more...]

Orzo Artichoke Salad Recipe! ( and share YOUR favorite summer recipe link up)

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I may have a little obsession with Orzo pasta. I love the shape, I love the the texture. And I love using it in salads! Here's my latest salad obsession -- Orzo Artichoke Salad. I made this a couple months ago and now I have to make it at least once a week. It's delightful and my family even loves it. My13 year old daughter takes it to school in a little tupperware container. I think I … [Read more...]

20 Scrumptious Spring Recipes to Make!!

20 spring desserts to make

Summer is rapidly approaching and I can't wait for those long, sunny swimsuit days! (well, maybe without having to worry about fitting into the swimsuit LOL) But...if it means that I can indulge in all this sweet springtime decadence just a bit longer, summer can wait!  I love all the fresh fruits (and even veggies!) used in these delicious sweets...and just maybe it gives me a way to justify … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Tempting Dessert Ideas to Make!!

20 yummy desserts

Anyone craving something beautiful, sweet, & delicious? Look no FURTHER -- plenty of YUMMY looking desserts!  Check out all of the posts this week, great inspiration is only a click away!  Birthday Cake @ little Inspiration Coconut Drippy Cake @ My 3 Monsters   Mini Strawberry, Lemon, and Shortbread Tirfles @ Madigan Made  Cupcakes to Go @ Naptime Journal   Birthday Cake in a Jar@ … [Read more...]