Archives for January 2013

Ideas to Host Your Own Pasta Bar – Buffet Party Menu

Ideas to Host Your Own Pasta Bar – Buffet Party Menu

Hello friends! This Pasta Bar post is a little overdue and I am hoping that it answers a majority of the questions I have received in regards to the Pasta Bar Party I posted about a couple weeks ago. We love to entertain frequently and my husband will be the first one to say I sometimes have a tendency to over-think parties and make things a little harder than they actually need to be. I kind of enjoy that part of the planning (in a weird sort-of way), however, I let most of that go as we quickly put together this impromptu playoff game Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 137

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. Pinned this week on pinterest...clockwise: i am momma hear me roar, the great american house, garden design, bhg, bhg full boards and direct pins can be found here It has been pretty quiet around here this week as my little guys sleep/wake cycles are out of sync again - every so often this sleeping disorder makes an appearance. CJ seems to flawlessly transition in and out of these crazy sleeping patterns, however, I struggle Continue reading

Creative Reader Projects No. 184: Valentine’s Day Crafts, Decor, and Recipes

This is the time of year the Showcase links begin to fill with various shades of red and pink - love is in the air. If you're looking to add a touch of love to your home this Valentine's Day - here are some creative reader projects to get you inspired.  Ice Heart Valentine Garland Submitted by Susan at Oh My Creative Valentine's Day Framed Countdown Submitted by Crystal at A Pumpkin & A Princess   Giant Hershey Filled Kisses made with a Bottle Top Submitted by Christina at I Gotta Create    Paper Valentine Treat Continue reading

The Sunday Showcsae Party | No. 136

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. Pinned this week on pinterest... clockwise: jay mug, coco republic, housemartin, serena & lily, the paris apartment full boards and direct pins can be found here Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you have made or created and would like to showcase this week. Please do not link up work that is not your own. *Please do not link to Etsy shops, selling sites Continue reading

Baked Parmesan Crisps | Quick Homemade Snack Recipe

Baked Parmesan Crisps | Quick Homemade Snack Recipe

I have another quick and easy snack to share - Baked Parmesan Crisps. They were included on the Game Day Party Table and only require one ingredient. These crispy treats take just a few minutes to prepare and they are tasty warm, right from the oven, or served cooled. Parmesan Cheese Crisps Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1. Preheat the oven to 400° 2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. A silpat baking mat can also be used. Even though both of these surfaces are non-stick, I still like to spray a very light coat of cooking Continue reading

Spaghetti and Meatball Pasta Cups Recipe | Pasta Cupcake Finger Food

Spaghetti and Meatball Pasta Cups Recipe | Pasta Cupcake Finger Food

Happy Friday my friends. I still have a couple of recipes to share from the Game Day Party Table I posted the beginning of this week. These recipes are pretty simple and I really like the fact that they can all be prepared ahead of time. The first Game Day recipe is for Spaghetti and Meatball Pasta Cups. These are actually just a fun and convenient way to serve spaghetti and meatballs for a party - just pick them up and eat them like a cupcake. Spaghetti and Meatball Pasta Cups click here for printable recipe 1/2 box of Continue reading

Game Day Party Table | Italian Pasta Bar, Buffet Style

Game Day Party Table | Italian Pasta Bar, Buffet Style

It's game time and as many of you know I love to entertain. Any reason to gather friends and family and put together a party table makes me smile..big time. For this years Game Day Party table I decided on a pasta bar. It's something a little different and unique for a football game, but a simple idea to execute without a lot of fuss. My little two little secrets for creating this easy-to-put-together table - mini tasting serving dishes and pre-packaged gourmet food - thanks to some help from World Market.  World Market is one Continue reading

2013 Project Plans: plus a Ryobi Combo Set & $100 Home Depot Gift Certificate Giveaway

As the second week of the New Year comes to a close, I have been getting excited thinking about some home project plans we would like to tackle in the next eleven months. I love the fresh, promising start each January brings and use it as a catalyst to get ourselves headed in the right direction around here.Due to the unpredictability of our little guys daily schedule - our project plans are never set in stone...though it does feel good to at least have outline of ideas to keep us on track when things are aligned and we are ready to Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 135

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. Pinned this week on pinterest... clockwise: belmont design group, robert benson photography, the scholarly gentleman, vogue full boards and direct pins can be found here Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you have made or created and would like to showcase this week. Please do not link up work that is not your own. *Please do not link to Etsy shops, selling Continue reading

A Salvaged Wreath for Valentine’s Day & Our New Jeep – Woody

A Salvaged Wreath for Valentine’s Day & Our New Jeep – Woody

Happy weekend my friends. Wanted to pop in and show you my Valentine's Day wreath - which took all of a few minutes to put together.  I salvaged my fresh pine wreath from the holidays as I have a hard time just tossing such things away. I still consider them 'living' until they are completely brittle and falling apart.  If the temperatures stay the way they have been I am thinking I may possibly be ok... I used some of the large cookie cutters left over from the cookie cutter bird feeders CJ and I made the other day. I bought Continue reading