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Large Ice cubes for pitchers. Must remember this for summer.

Freeze Lemon Slices in Ice to Upgrade Your Water

Adding lemon to your water is a great way to give it some flavor, but a pitcher full of water and lemon slices needs to be emptied quickly or else the water will start to taste bitter. Try freezing lemon slices in ice using a cupcake pan for large, lemony ice cubes that will add flavor to your water or other drinks.

Mason Jars w/ Chalkboard paint. Great as a wedding favor!

SD Wedding - country style

Today I packed my bags & headed north with my little brother for a road-trip to South Dakota to attend a good ol' country wedding. Unfortunately Shane couldn't get out of work & Steve's wife had a bachelorette party weekend at the lake to go to so it was just him & I which ended up being a lot of fun! One of Steve's childhood friends, Jordan (aka: "Red") was finally getting married after dating his wife-to-be (Katie) for almost 10 years so it was definitely time for these two to make it…

Easy birthday cake, or add a star to the top and make it a Christmas tree....coke and Jack Daniels..........OMG @Alex Leichtman Blomquist this will someday be yours! If only I hadn't already bought your gifts!

Easy birthday cake, or add a star to the top and make it a Christmas tree....coke and Jack Daniels..........OMG @Alex Leichtman Blomquist this will someday be yours! If only I hadn't already bought your gifts!

balloon bunting - no need for helium, brilliant

Our first birthday party (plus balloon bunting!) — The Burlap Bag

Well, we did it. Josiah and I made it a year being our own bosses. We ran the shop full time, pretended to be all sorts of official when important people call us, started snarky blogging regularly, and even started an online shop. It's been crazy awesome and thank you everyone for supporting us. We

Plasticware in mason jars

Modern Bunny & Bear Cookout Party // Hostess with the Mostess®

I am totally smitten with this adorable "Modern Bunny & Bear Cookout"! From the darling little bear and bunny characters woven throughout to the DIY

Olde Fashioned Rustic Popcorn Bar

Olde Fashioned Rustic Popcorn Bar // Hostess with the Mostess®

I was flattered when Jenn asked me to share the Rustic Popcorn Bar I created for a Family Reunion party over the summer. If you are looking for something

50 & Hot Jar - 50th Birthday Idea #50th #birthday

50 & Hot Jar–50th Birthday Gift Idea - Poofy Cheeks

**This post contains affiliate links to products I use and recommend. I may recieve a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.** Both of my parents turned 50 this year. Yes the big 5-0! As I was looking around on Pinterest for fun gifts for them I […]

Great way to serve bread on a buffet table

Best Outdoor Entertaining Idea

Outdoor Entertaining - Southern Living Outdoor Entertaining - Southern Living Take the party outside with these ideas for entertaining and cooking on your porch, patio, or deck. Read more... » outdoor-entertaining-m Survey your home, and place the bar in a location with ample room for people to approach it. Make yourself a drink, and then retreat. Read more... » Outdoor Entertaining Area Designs | Interior Decorating Outdoor Entertaining Area Designs | Interior Decorating Read more... »…

40th Birthday Survival Kit

40th Birthday Survival Kit - Such the Spot

Over the weekend, our family attended a friend’s big 4 – 0 birthday celebration. Not wanting to show up empty-handed, I came up with the … Continue reading "40th Birthday Survival Kit"

DIY scalloped tablecloth from a drop cloth! by Sugar & Cloth

DIY Scalloped Tablecloth

DIY Scalloped Tablecloth — Make your own DIY Scalloped Tablecloth with just a pair of scissors and an old drop cloth! It’s a super cute way to dress up your table. Remember my rant about all things scalloped (and the five scalloped pretties you wish you had) that I posted last week? Well, go ahead and add this DIY Scalloped Tablecloth version that I made for my Martha Stewart dinner party to your to-do list, Read More