" All About the Details: June 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quick Craft [Firecracker Decor]

Firecracker Decor
I've been buying crafting goodies from Pick Your Plum for only a couple of months now but I have to say I'm hooked! They have the cutest stuff at really great prices. No I'm not paid to say that; I just really like them... anyway I saw this Firecracker set from them about a month ago and knew I could make something cute with it. At the time I didn't have an exact plan, then two weeks ago they had patriotic Washi Tape and it all came together!

I just love the way this came out, here's how I did it...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Make it Monday [Patriotic Jello]

I've seen lots of different ways to make Patriotic Jello, most of which call for a mixture of milk & Jello. I'm not a fan of a milky jello. It just sounds off to me. So I bought some Cool Whip and decided to make red & blue jello; then top it off with that deliciousness.

Score! Easy and festive treat.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Freebie Friday [4th of July Printables]

Free 4th of July Party PrintablesToday is the first official day of summer!!!! Yippeee!

Summer is my favorite time of year, the sun is always shining so that means water fun! :)

Today I'm sharing with you some 4th of July Printables. These are great for food labels & cupcake toppers.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Little Blue Favor Box]

Little Blue Favor BoxNext week is a Baby Shower for one of my best friends and I'm so excited to see how the party comes together!

A couple of friends and I are doing the whole party DIY style... so much fun. We decided that we'd give delicious chocolate chip cookies [homemade] out as favors. Now that requires a special [and custom] package.

I decided we'd make these Little Blue Favor Boxes as our vessel. They are big enough for a few cookies and easy enough to grab as a small thank you.

Here's how you make them:

Monday, June 17, 2013

Make it Monday [Red, White, Bacon & Blue Potato Salad]

Red, White, Bacon & Blue Potato SaladHappy Monday Everyone! Hope you all had a great Father's Day yesterday.

We spent the day with my family & my in-laws. I really enjoy spending time with the whole family, its always a good time. We had a BBQ and I was asked to bring the potato salad. I remembered a blue cheese potato salad that we've bought from a grocery store deli before and I knew I had to make a blue cheese potato salad of my own.

I call it the Red, White, Bacon & Blue Potato Salad. I know its a mouthful but it's fun to say!

Here's how you make it:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Patriotic Firework Garland]

Patriotic Firework GarlandThe Forth of July is right around the corner so I thought I'd make a festive garland to add to my mantel. It seems like forever since I updated my mantel but I'll have a Patriotic one to share soon!

This Patriotic  Firework Garland is easy to make and can be used a few times a year; sweet!

Here's what you'll need:

Make it Monday [Hot Dog Cookies]

Hot Dog Cookies[this was my post for yesterday, sorry about the delay]These cookies are perfect for Fathers Day or even the upcoming 4th of July. They are a small and festive way to celebrate any BBQ!  I found this idea on A Taste of Home and I just couldn't wait to make them!  The original post didn't provide a lot of instruction so after making a large batch of cookies I think I got the method of shaping hot dogs down!
Here's what you'll need:

Monday, June 10, 2013

MOM Review [Cotton Candy Machine]

I love to host. Its something we do all of the time, whether its just a few friends or our whole family. I came across The LA Shop, they sell all kinds of items online. Everything from gardening, photography, kitchen goodies to trade show equipment. One of their kitchen goodies caught my eye, A Cotton Candy Machine!

I just had to try this out!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Tissue Paper Tassel Garland]

Tissue Paper Tassel GarlandWhen I first saw this idea on pinterest I thought it was super easy and super cute. I knew I was going to try it for a party as soon as I could.

After spending some time making these guys I'm in love! Tissue Paper Tassel Garland is easy and cheap to make! Parties can get pricey so I like to keep costs down where ever I can; there will be a lot of Tissue Paper Tassel Garland at my parties.
Update: These were used in the Little Blue Baby Shower

Monday, June 3, 2013

Make it Monday [Roasted Ranch Cauliflower]

Roasted Ranch Cauliflower
Another week has started and can you believe we're in June?  

Its practically summer which means fun in the sun and birthdays... I can't wait!!

I found a recipe for homemade Ranch Seasoning a few weeks ago and I can't stop using it! I guess I have a serious Ranch addiction but its not that bad for you so I'm OK with it! :)

Recently I've been topping my roasted vegetables with the Ranch Seasoning and its just declieous. 

Here's how I made my Roasted Ranch Cauliflower.