Thursday, July 19, 2018

Funtstic Friday #188

It's summertime and that means s'mores!

Getting the flavor of your favorite summer flavors has never been easier with this easy no cook s'mores parfait recipe. No cooking and only 6 ingredients to an easy dessert! #smoresparfaits #smores #smoresrecipes #smoresrecipe #chocolaterecipes #marshmallows #dessertrecipes #nobakedesserts

 Kelly has the perfect no bake recipe. An upscale version of the campfire classic.

Check out our s'mores in a bag too, for your next kid get together or campout!

Now on to this week's fantastic link party!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fantastic Friday #187

This is one hot summer!
All the cool drinks from last week's party really caught my eye,
especially Amy's Brazillian Lemonade

Brazilian Lemonade with Coconut

My daughter just left on an 18 month church mission to Brazil!
We're making this refreshing drink this week in her honor. ;)

We've got 15 more cool drinks for summer right {here}.

Now, it's time for
Funtastic Friday!

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Funtastic Friday #186

Happy Birthday America!
Hope you all enjoyed the 4th.
We had a great day at a family reunion, BBQ and outdoor symphony. 
grilled Mexican corn on baking sheet with lime wedges and bacon crumbles
Gotta try Mel's Mexican corn on the cob
for our next BBQ.
Doesn't it look delish?!

If you're looking for some summer fun for the kids...

you can find crafts, games and activities {here}
from our kid's Fun Friday posts. 

Now lets get to some Funtastic Friday posts for the "big kids"...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Funtastic Friday #185

I love patriotic décor.

Rustic American Flag Full VignetteTayrn created this rustic American flag all in neutrals.
Love it.
And she has a brilliant way to make a star stencil!
Are you ready for the 4th?  

I'll be wearing my red, white and blue ruffled apron
as we prep for July 4.
You'll find more patriotic and summer ideas at this week's party.
Let's get started.....

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Funtastic Friday #184

Happy summer!

DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters | Make these fun red, white, and blue coasters for simple hostess gifts or festive decor.
Love Kristi's patriotic coasters.
They would be a fun addition to an upcoming family reunion.

We've got more patriotic party ideas {here}

Let's get to this week's party...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Funtastic Friday #183

Summer is in full swig.
And we have a lot planned.
We've been rearranging rooms and decluttering.
I'm also interested in getting into more natural cleaning products
stack of cloths with a homemade non toxic cleaner
Any recommendations?

Tania has an all purpose cleaning solution that I'm going to try.
With our recent home renovation,
I'm wanting to keep things clean and uncluttered!

What are your plans this summer?

Next week is Girl's Camp.
I've been training all our youth camp leaders for the past few months.
We have our last leadership meeting and dinner tonight!
Such a fun bunch of young ladies!
Our theme this year is Look Up!
You can find previous camp ideas {here}

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Time to Party!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Funtastic Friday # 182

It's a busy summer for us.
First up, a high school graduation today!
Congrats to Kate and all the 2018 grads out there!
I think I must really be into patriotic poke cakes this year,
'cause another cake caught my eye from last week's party.

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake Recipe. This delicious poke cake recipe from scratch is so simple to make. If you are a fan of jello poke cake recipes, you will want to try this fabulous strawberry poke cake recipe! Dressed up in red, white, and blue, this strawberry and jello poke cake has a list of easy to follow instructions to customize your cake as you see fit. Bake and serve this mouthwatering poke cake tonight. Yum!

Ann's strawberry jello poke cake looks like a must try.
I think the star shaped strawberries are so fun 
plus there is the extra surprise of blue jello in the middle.

Here are 18 more patriotic treats.

Still looking for a Father's Day gift?

You can find over 10 ideas {here}

Now on to this week's party....

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Funtastic Friday #181

It's summertime!
What have you been doing to get your backyard ready for summer? 

Learn how to make an easy and comfortable DIY 2x4 bench.
Paula has the plans to build your own 2x4 bench.
Wouldn't this be fun in the backyard,
painted in a bright color?!

Let's check out what other fun outdoor ideas you have on this week's
Funtastic Friday!

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Funtasitic Friday #180

Have a terrific Memorial weekend!

Make this Jello poke cake is perfect for the 4th of July and any patriotic parties that you host!Angie's patriotic poke cake might be just the dessert you're looking for
at your backyard Memorial Day party.

Here's the latest and greatest link party for you to check out...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Funtastic Friday #179

Hope you've had a great week...
now on to some R & R for the weekend!

Maybe we'll make some of April's watermelon and cucumber salsa!

The next two weekends are Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.
Celebrate in style with our simple red, white and blue table décor.
Simply paint some mason jars and add fresh flowers.

Now kick back and check out the party!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Funtastic Friday #178

I'm getting ready to replant the pots by our front door.
And maybe add some inside the house too.
Katrin has a fun mini greenhouse
that would look great on an end table.
And you know I can't resist a mini succulent!

easy frame mini greenhouses

Are you ready for summer!
We are so ready.
Even the temps feel like July!

Start off the season by sharing {this} bag of summer goodies with a friend or teacher.
It makes a great end of the school year gift.
Think orange!

Now on to this week's fantastic party!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Funtastic Friday #177

Hey all, welcome back to Funtastic Friday.
Our last two parties have been the biggest yet!
Thanks for stopping by to check out all the DIY inspiration each week
and to all you bloggers who post- keep sharing all your creative ideas!

The Very Best Ranch Dressing - you can make your own homemade ranch dressing in just 5 minutes and it is so much better than anything sold at the store!

Who doesn't like Ranch dressing?!
It's a staple around here.
We are for sure trying out Kit's homemade recipe.
She includes dill, which I love.

I've really gotten into salads lately.
You can find our round up of 25 salads {here}

An if you love home remodels, 
check out ours here {here} and {here}

Now on to the party!

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Home Reno Days #2-5

Renovation is in full swing!
Here is what's been accomplished on days 2-5.

It's taken a few days to get the thick Satlillo tile out.
And what dust!
The guys taped plastic around walls to block it out,
but we still have a layer over everything.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Funtastic Friday #176

We've got our flooring in!
We went with wood looking tile.
(check back tomorrow for a new home reno post!)
Nicki's accent wall reminds me of this tile.

DIY Rustic Wood Wall- For Free!

Her wall is so cool made from old wood slats.
Definitely a fun focal point!

That business that always comes around May
with the end of the school year has already started!
Get ahead of the game and prep your end of the year teacher gifts now.
We have the perfect tag to attach to a flowering plant, potted herbs or mini cactus...
and gift done!

Now on to this week's party!

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Funtastic Friday #175

Our home remodel is coming along nicely.
Look for an upcoming post soon on the progress!
You can check out the inspiration board {here}
and the remodel plan plus demo day #1 {here}

Churro Ice Cream Cups that are easy to make and fun to eat! They're piped on cupcake tins for the perfect serving size and baked, not fried, so they're a little better for you. They're perfect for summer parties and everyone eats their cup so no dirty dishes.

I've got Cinco de Mayo on my mind.
and Miranda's churro ice-cream cups would be so fun to make on the 5th!
I love churros and this is a sweet twist on the traditional churro sticks.

We have another grad this year!
 I've got to make her a graduation banner.
I make one for each grad in our high school colors.
You can print off your own full size banner for 2018 {here}

You can also make a printable mini banner {here}
Don't worry, each banner has different number options
so you can print the right year for your graduate!

Now on to the party!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Funtastic Friday #174

Welcome to this week's Funtastic Friday!

Dairy Free Hawaiian Tropical Smoothie Recipe

We're in the middle of a home reno project,
so things are a little crazy around here.
Can't wait for the new kitchen and to make
Janice and Susan's  tropical smoothie. 
It looks so refreshing!
I'm not sure where the blender is at the moment,
but have this recipe Pinned!

Follow along with the beginnings of our kitchen/family room remodel {here}
and our farmhouse inspiration board {here}

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel-Demo Day #1

I've been waiting 12 years since we moved into this house
to take on some updating and replacing worn out fixtures.

It's one of those things when you move into a place
and have a list of things you want to replace, update or redo
and then life gets busy, money goes to cars, college, etc.
But when things start breaking, rusting out
and you finally convince the hubs--
reno begins!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover! -Inspiration Board

Getting ready for a kitchen makeover!
I'm beyond excited, this is a long time in the making
and we're finally doing it!

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We have exciting things going around here this week.
We started our long over due kitchen updates and remodel!
Check back each week for new posts on the progress!

Angie's canvas would look great in our new family room space.
A friend of mine showed me this technique a few months ago and I've been meaning to try it out.
Live Craft Love has a great tutorial-so easy!

I'm all about quick and easy projects these days.
And anything with black and white buffalo check.
Our check table runner fits the bill on both counts!
Fun as a handmade gift for a friend
and on your own farmhouse kitchen table.

Let's check out more crafty inspiration on this week's party!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Easy Buffalo Check Table Runner

I caught the buffalo check bug a few months ago
and found a quick way to make a quilted check table runner.

Bought a yard and 1/2 of this already quilted buffalo check fabric.
Love those black and white squares. 
The length worked well for my table, but I think next time I'll go with 2 yards

What's great with this fabric
is that you already have a grid for cutting.
I wanted mine to be about 12" wide so I just counted in 13 squares and cut the length of the fabric.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Funtastic Friday #172

We've been busy around here,
 finishing up middle school basketball and beginning club soccer.
The big news is that we are getting ready for a kitchen remodel!!
This was needed since we moved in 12 years ago--
and finally the hubs got on board.
Hoping to have some posts soon ;) 
Enjoy your Easter weekend!
We get a 3 day weekend starting tomorrow.
Our plans: need to clean out a couple rooms, attend a church pot luck/Easter egg hunt, go hiking, listen to some conference , possibly bake cinnamon rolls, soccer game, finish painting a child size rocking chair for a friend, cook and eat a little Easter dinner/bunny basket candy ;) Just the usual...

Maybe that's why Tania's bath bombs caught my eye....

Stack of bath bombs created with the lush bath bomb recipe

I need to relax! 
Enjoy your weekend and Funstatic Friday....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Funtastic Friday #171

Back to school for us after a great Spring Break last week.
Boy, Monday was hard to get back into the swing of things ;)

Non Sandwich Lunch Box Ideas

Getting back to school made me want to revamp our school lunches.
Sara has some fun ideas for something besides a sandwich.

And we've got 6 more ways to refresh school lunches

We can't forget about Easter!
It's coming up fast!

You can find all our Easter ideas {here}

Now on to the Party!

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