Friday, April 28, 2017

Funtastic Friday #124

We're so glad you're here!
It was so hard to choose our host pick this week--
there were just tons of great links last week!
Keep checking back for round-ups of some of our favorites!

We have a thing for cinnamon rolls at our house,
so we couldn't resist these Strawberry Sweet Rolls.
Can't wait to try strawberry!

Strawberry Sweet Rolls 4

This week on the hive we shared 9 Chocolate & Fruit Desserts 
that would be perfect for your Mother's Day lunch
or anytime!
Now on to this week's party!


Funtastic Friday 113 Hosts

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Fried Ice Cream
Fried Ice Cream @ Cooking on the Front Burner

Funtastic Friday 124 Host Favorites - Sherry and Angie Favs
Sherry's favorite - Iced Lemon Poppy Seed Scones @ Culinary Envy
Angie's favorite - Old Drawer Flower Box @ The Scrap Shoppe Blog

Funtastic Friday 124 Host Favorites - Heidi and Kimm Favs
Heidi's favorite - Super Easy Strawberry Sweet Rolls Recipe @ 5 Minutes for Mom
Kimm's favorite - Make A Paper Flower Out of Your Favorite Old Book @ Recreated Designs

Funtastic Friday 124 Host Favorites - Debra and Donna Favs
Debra's favorite - Fried Ice Cream @ Cooking on the Front Burner
Donna's favorite - DIY Rustic Wedding Card Caddy @ The Interior Frugalista

Funtastic Friday 124 Host Favorites - Liz and Joyce favs
Liz's favorite - Scalloped May Day Mason Jar @ Dukes and Duchesses
Joyce's favorite - Strawberry Lime Margaritas @ Delightful E Made
Lacie's favorite - Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich @ Simply Stacie
Donella's favorite - Coconut Shrimp & Gouda Grits @ The Bearded Hiker

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chocolate & Fruit Desserts for Mother's Day Luncheon

Check out these 9 wonderful desserts.
Chocolate and fruit varieties.
Perfect for your Mother's Day lunch!
I might need to test some of these out before M-day!

Mini Fruit Pizzas from Building Our Hive

If you love the classic coconut candy bar, then this chocolate poke cake recipe is for you! Cream of coconut is drizzled over chocolate cake, then topped with whipped topping, coconut, almonds and drizzled with hot fudge. This dreamy chocolate coconut dessert is not for the faint of heart!

Chocolate Almond Joy Poke Cake from Delightful E Made

Angel Food Cake with Yogurt Cream and Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries

Lemon Petits Fours Cake Recipe

Lemon Petit Fours from Home Cooking Memories

Chocolate marble cheesecake pie with nilla wafer crust. |

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake Pie from If You Give a Blond a Kitchen

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Funtastic Friday #123

Hey gang!
Welcome to another week of crafting and recipe inspiration
here on Funtastic Friday!

Homemade Poppyseed Soap

There were so many great links last week
that we'll be posting more of our favorites soon,
but we loved these homemade poppy seed soaps by Gluesticks.
I think I'll try my hand at soap making!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Table Setting

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!
I promised I'd share our Easter table setting with you all.
File these ideas away for next year!

I took some spring floral picks and laid them down the center of the table,
inserting 3 LED chunky candles.
Simple and elegant.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Funtastic Friday Link Party #122


Welcome to Funtastic Friday 122!
We're looking forward to enjoying a Easter weekend with our girls.

This week at the hive
Kristin shared some simple ideas on decorating with a Christ centered theme for Easter.
You can also watch this moving video about the Prince of Peace
and 8 ways to bring peace into your life.

If you still need some inspiration for your Easter Sunday dinner table,
we have 15 fun Easter table centerpiece and place card ideas.
Watch for a post this weekend on how we set our own Easter table!

You all may have noticed that the party shrunk considerably last week and might have had a problem submitting a link. Inlinkz tells me that all links identified as spam were prevented from linking up. Check your blog to make sure you don't have any malicious activity lurking beneath the code.
Now on to this week's Funtastic Party!

Bring Christ into your Easter Decorating

A great way to keep Christ at the center of your Easter

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Funtastic Friday #121


Welcome to another week of craft, cooking & DYI inspiration
on Funtastic Friday!

Last week we shared 14 of our favorite

Can't wait to see what's been linked up this week!
Let's get this party started!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring and Easter Banners & Garlands

We love banners and garlands!
They make holiday and events just a little more festive.
We've rounded up a few of our favorites from the past couple weeks.
Fun for Spring and Easter.

Bunny Tail Pom Pom Garland from Building Our Hive

Free Printable Watercolor Spring Banner | This fun banner has a dimensional aspect to make the letters really pop! A flattened version is available, too. Instant downloads.

Printable Watercolor Spring Banner from I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Funtastic Friday #120

Welcome to another week of crafting, recipe and DYI inspiration here on Funtastic Friday!
We are ready for Spring and Easter out in our neck of the woods!
Here's what we've been up to this week at the hive:

We shared this printable reminder to POP into General Conference this weekend.

I made this fun Bunny Tail Pom Pom Garland, so easy!
And it goes great with the Peter Cottontail Sign! (which are for sale locally, contact me :)

Now on to the Party!one and you get the chance to do something fun and relaxing!
Now on to the Party!


Funtastic Friday 113 Hosts

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bunny Tail Pom Pom Garland

You've seen these cute pom pom garlands around.
I've been wanting to try my hand at making one for awhile now.
My Peter Cottontail sign was just right inspiration
for a "bunny tail" garland.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

POP into General Conference printable reminder

Our church hosts a General Conference twice a year,
where you can hear inspiring messages giving hope, direction and strength.
I love giving out a fun reminder to my seminary class the Friday before the conference.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Funtastic Friday #119


Hope you're week has been grand!
We seem to be starting that end of the school year business early this year.
It seems like we are just running from one thing to the next!
Looking forward to slowing down this weekend ;)
Here's what we've been up to at the hive:

We shared our St. Patrick's Day tradition of green eggs & ham.

15 fabulous ideas to decorate for Spring inside and out of your house

And I show you how to make your own Painted Lettered Sign for Easter.
I just love this little Peter Cottontail sign!
Now on to this week's.....


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How to Paint a Lettered Sign for Easter

Remember that song when you were a kid,
"here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail.."
Brings back fun memories and was the inspiration for this sign.

Supplies you'll need:
pine board 1x 9 x16"
2 colors craft acrylic paint
white spray paint
vinyl letters or sticker letters
(for frame)
1/4" x 1 1/2" x 4'
nails, hammer, strong adhesive glue
wood stain

Start out by designing your wording on a vinyl cutting machine.
You can also use sticker letters, will take a little longer but is an option.
Paint the top of your board with the color you want your letters to be.
I wanted mine gray, so I'm using Dark Grey by Craft Smart acrylic craft paint.
With the weeded vinyl still attached to contact paper and backing,
lay that on the board and measure where the word Easter will fall.
(If using sticker letters, start to put down the words, stopping at Easter.)
Paint that section of the board with a second color.
I'm using Sea Breeze by Americana.
Then lay down your vinyl (or finish placing sticker letters)
Always make sure your paint is completely dry before adding the lettering.
I'm using pink vinyl so you can see it and
it is covering the color that I want those words to appear in.

Spray paint your board white.
Take your time and spray in layers.
The white will cover everything.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

15 Ways to Decorate for Spring

Spring is in the air!
From our last couple link parties,
we've rounded up 15 ideas to bring a little spring inside and out at your house.
A few are for Easter, but you could leave them up all season. So....
Hello Spring!

Hello Spring Decorative Board from Building Our Hive

Friday, March 17, 2017

Green Eggs & Ham

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
We have a tradition on this day to eat green eggs and ham.

I'm not sure how it started
but my kids loved it.
They were amazed that I knew how to make it ;)
Just like "Sam I am".
All it takes is a drop of green food coloring when you're scrambling them.
Just a little fun to start off your day with some green!
Don't forget to wear something emerald today too!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Funtastic Friday Link Party #118


Welcome to Funtastic Friday 118!
We're right in the middle of Spring Break--Yeah (we so needed a break)!
We're just staying around home this year,
working a lot in the yard,
tackling a few indoor projects and
trying to do something fun each day too.
Looking forward to seeing your spring projects linked up this week!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mini Gift Bouquets

What could be better than receiving a mini bouquet of flowers?
Great to give for someone's birthday, to say thank you or just for fun.

I found these fun pink tinted 1/2 pint mason jars
which are the perfect container for a small bouquet.
Also, picked up this mini banner kit. You can use the pennants as gift tags.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

20 Quick Breakfast Ideas and Funtastic Friday #117

Welcome to Funtastc Friday!
Can you believe we're in March?
Our Spring Break is even next week!
2017 is flying by.
Last week on the Hive we shared 20 Quick breakfast ideas.
We have busy mornings and I'm on the hunt for new meals that can be baked the day before, prepped ahead of time or quickly thrown in the oven while we get ready for our day.

Can't wait to see the recipes, DYIs and fun ideas you have linked up for us this week!
Now on to the party!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

20 Quick Breakfast Ideas

I'm always looking for something new to make for breakfast.
Something new to spice things up!
Today we've got 20 recipes to try.
Most of them are quick or you can make the day before and have it ready on those mornings when you're in a rush.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Funtastic Friday#116

Welcome back to another week of terrific crafts, recipes and ideas
from Funtastic Friday!

Here's what we've been up to at the hive.
We rounded up some of our favorite green treats

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