Summer In Bloom Link Party

Hi Everyone! Hope your summer is in full bloom! I have teamed up with an amazing group of blogger to bring you lots of amazing summer recipes, printables and party ideas. Now, we would like to see your favorite summer ideas. Our summer in Bloom Link Party starts today and will run through August 1st. Link up any ideas new and from years past that make summer special! You ideas will show up on all of these participating blogs Bloom Designs | A Night Owl Blog | Giggles Galore | Jaco'lyn Murphy … [Read more...]

Asparagus and Artichoke Orzo Pasta Salad

During the summer we love taking advantage of the warmer weather and we dine al fresco as much as possible.  This Asparagus and Artichoke Orzo Pasta Salad is one of my favorite summer recipes.  It's the perfect side dish and goes with everything from grilled chicken to sandwiches.  I like to serve it in small Mason jars which makes it portable and fun for picnics and family BBQ's. Speaking of BBQ's eleven of my friends have shared some of their favorite summertime recipes that are great for … [Read more...]

Surfin’ Into Summer Pool Party

School is out and we're celebrating with a bright and fun Surfin' Into Summer Pool Party! Last year we celebrated the end of the year with a Popsicle Pool Party and since I love traditions we couldn't let this school year end without a celebration. Hosting a simple party at the neighborhood pool is a great way to accommodate a large group of people and it really is the perfect way to welcome summer.  I wanted everything to be bright, bold and fun, just like our summer plans. I decided on a … [Read more...]

End of School Interview Printable

I can't decide if I'm excited or sad, but whether I'm ready or not school is almost over!  At the beginning of the school year I created a Back to School Interview to help us document the start of a new school year. Our kids seem to be growing up way too fast and I want to remember these precious days and their excitement as they enter each new grade and milestone. As the year comes to a close I thought it would be fun to compare just how much they have changed and created this End of School … [Read more...]

Luau Birthday Party

Aloha!  This tropical Luau Birthday Party is full of fabulous ideas for celebrating summer birthdays. Who wouldn't want to celebrate their birthday in paradise?  For this birthday party I transformed the backyard into a special tropical paradise for the birthday girl and her 2nd birthday celebration.  The beautiful backyard provided the perfect backdrop for this Luau themed party where guest enjoyed tropical goodies from custom tiki huts.  A small kids table was set up … [Read more...]

Lemonade Bar

One of my favorite things about summer is outdoor entertaining.  And when it comes to entertaining my philosophy is keep it simple. Whether you are hosting a small pool party or a big backyard BBQ, summer entertaining should be stress free so you can enjoy quality time with family and friends.  Entertain in style at your next party and set-up a refreshing Lemonade Bar for guest to quench their thirst.  The best part is garnishes are easy, options are limitless and everyone is happy! To … [Read more...]

DIY Fishing Pole

This fun DIY Fishing Pole original appeared as one of the featured projects in Design Dazzle's Summer Camp series.  I love being a "camp counselor" in this fun series for kids and in the past years I've shared my Naturally Fun Bucket and Lemonade Stand Kits.  This year I wanted to make something reminiscent of old fashioned fun and created a DIY fishing pole. My kids love exploring and being outdoors, even during the blazing hot summer months.  Recently while feeding the ducks at our … [Read more...]

Popsicle Kit

It is hot, hot, HOT out there today so I thought I would share a COOL idea I originally shared as a guest over at Made From Pinterest.  I made these fun Popsicle Kit to give to our friends and neighbors as a "Welcome to Summer" gift.  Now that summer is officially underway and the temperatures are starting to soar let's turn an ordinary summer into an extraordinary one with a creative Popsicle Kit your friends will love! Beat the heat this summer with a bucket full of popsicle supplies and … [Read more...]

DIY Snow Cone Stand

Hello!! I'm Toni from Design Dazzle! I love Giggles Galore {and Mariah}. She is a sweetheart! I'm sharing some fun ideas with you today while I guest post! Recently on Design Dazzle I shared how to Turn a Night Stand into a Lemonade Stand. Well - we are now turning that same night stand into a Snow Cone stand! Who wouldn't stop for this cute stand to purchase a snow cone? Go to our post for full directions on how to build the snow cone stand. We are also sharing the free Snow Cone … [Read more...]

Summer Splash Cash Giveaway

Summer is officially here!  Today marks the first day of summer and we want you to make this summer one to remember with our Summer Splash Cash Giveaway!  I've teamed up with some amazing bloggers to offer you the chance to win $1200 cash!   Yes, you read that right $1200 cash for one lucky winner and entering is easy! Think of all the fun you could have with the money if you win the Summer Splash Cash Giveaway.  You could take a trip to Disney World, make a big splash in the ocean on your … [Read more...]