Balloon Party Ice

Balloon Party Ice I saw this super cute idea on Pinterest and had to try it for myself! The Pinterest pin I read said the balloons could be thawed and refrozen. I wouldn’t recommend doing that as the balloons become very fragile after freezing. I also will say to be very careful when handling these frozen balloons. Although this craft is super simple and cute to make, once the balloons are frozen, the ice inside has sharp edges and can pop the balloons. It’s not that big of a deal since they are frozen

Fourth of July, Memorial Day,
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American Flag Carnation Wreath ♥

I saw this wreath in a magazine while I was in the waiting room at my doctor’s office. Everything I used for this wreath was purchased at my local Dollar tree! It was so much fun and very easy to create. This can be used as a Memorial Day wreath or a decoration for the 4th of July ♥ Here you go: Gather your supplies: 1 grape vine wreath (I used the 12″) 24-36 artificial red carnations 24-36 artificial white carnations 12-18 blue carnations (or something similar) 1 pack of

American Flag Cake for Memorial Day/4th of July

American Flag Cake for Memorial Day/4th of July I saw a patriotic cake while surfing the web and knew I needed to try it!  This was SUPER easy and fun to make. My kids think I’m a genius for “figuring it out” LOL If you bake often, then you won’t even need the instructions, just a little nudge in the patriotic direction and VOILA!  Use your favorite white cake mix and white icing and there you go.  I even used a strawberry cake mix for the red layer this last time

Red, White, & Blue Jell-O Salad

* 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin * 2 cups boiling water, divided * 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided * 1 cup fresh blueberries * 1 envelope unflavored gelatin * 1 cup heavy whipping cream * 6 tablespoons sugar * 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin * 1 cup fresh raspberries * Whipped topping and additional berries, optionalDirections * In a large bowl, dissolve berry blue gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1 cup cold

Patriotic Strawberries ♥

Patriotic Strawberries ♥ I saw these in a magazine and just HAD to try them myself.  They turned out so stinkin’ cute and delicious ♥ These were super easy to make also.  Here are the details: Gather your supplies: 1# of fresh strawberries 10 oz of white chocolate chips sugar crystals tinted blue 1. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl. Heat them for 20 seconds at a time, stirring between each 20 second cycle. It should take 3-5 cycles to get them completely

Tips and Tricks,
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Let’s have a Yard Sale ♥

So, you have a bunch of stuff you need to get rid of. I do too! I hate getting a yard sale together. I have compiled a list of my favorite sites to sell your “stuff” for a profit. Having an online yard sale is a great way to get rid of household items without having to get up at 4:00 a.m. to put it all out in your driveway for strangers to sift through. I can clearly remember the last real yard sale I had and it was in

Thrifty DIY, Tips and Tricks,
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Flash Freezing ♥

Okay, for those of you who already know the magic of flash freezing, this will be a review LOL.  For those of you who are saying “Flash who?” hehe, this is going to be MONUMENTAL in saving you money on fresh produce and meat.  This will also allow you to save a LOT of time.  Flash freezing is what you call freezing a thin layer of food quickly for packaging and using later.  I have “flash” frozen strawberries, blackberries, raw chicken, grilled chicken, meatballs, tomato sauce, etc.  The possibilities are