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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make Handmade Berrylicious Popsicles!!

16 Aug
Hey TT&J readers!!! I’m Cheryl,
aka TidyMom! When I am not baking, crafting or running around with my camera
you can find me over in my little corner of the universe at
TidyMom.net
Like all of you I’m a HUGE fan of
Jen’s and SO impressed with how much that girl can do!! I’ve had the pleasure
of meeting Jen a few times, and let me tell you, she’s every bit as sweet, if
not more, in person as she is on her blog.
I share a lot of stuff on my blog,
everything from my favorite
recipes to my favorite household tips.
I like to share
photography tips and blogging tips, crafting , being thrifty
and
makeovers and a little bit of everything in between. I host a weekly
link up party on Fridays where you can share your great ideas, project or
anything you are loving, called
I’m Lovin’ It.

I thought since Jen was having a
summer soiree, and I loooove to bring food to a party…….what’s a summer
time party with out popsicles?!
These berrylicous popsicles are so
easy, even the kids can join in on the fun!

What you will need:



Berry
Blue Popsicles
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons berry blue gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2 cups cold water, divided
  • 6 tablespoons strawberry gelatin
  • 18 Popsicle molds or paper cups (3 ounces each) and
    Popsicle sticks
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve berry blue gelatin powder and
    1/2 cup sugar in 1 cup boiling water. Stir in 1 cup cold water.
  2. In another bowl, dissolve strawberry gelatin powder and
    remaining (1/2 cup) sugar in remaining (1 cup)boiling water. Stir in
    remaining (1 cup) cold water.
  3. In a small bowl, combine half of the berry blue gelatin
    mixture and half of the strawberry gelatin mixture. (so you now have 3
    bowls of gelatin)
  4. Place all 3 bowls in freezer for about 2 hours or until
    slushy.
  5. In a large bowl, lightly swirl the three colors as
    desired.
  6. Fill each mold or cup with 1/4 cup gelatin mixture; top
    with holders or insert sticks into cups. Freeze.

Yields: about 10-18 pops depending
on the size.
Enjoy!!

Big thanks to Jen and all of you for
letting me stop by today!! Enjoy what’s left of your summer! We started school
this week already!

Cheryl – those look delicious!!
Thank you for sharing them with us! I’m going to make those tomorrow with my kids – they’ll think I’m supermom 🙂

Not only are Cheryl’s recipes beautiful, but they are family-friendly and yummy! Like this Italian Grilled Pizza!

Or this Pina Colada Sorbet – delicious!

And not only can Cheryl cook, but she also makes some fabulous DIY projects!! Like this T-Shirt Scarf – one of my favorites!!

And this DIY Burlap Covered Bulletin Board – fabulous!!

I love following along with Cheryl at TidyMom to get great recipes ideas and so will you!!

xoxoxo

PS — will you be attending SNAP? It’s a fabulous conference in Salt Lake April 19-21,2012. I am thrilled to be helping with the conference and we would love to have YOU attend!! Plus, if you would like to speak at the conference, we are accepting applications for speakers.

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Great Ideas — Sweet Summer Treats {1}

14 Aug
There were so many amazing Summertime recipes linked up this week, I just had to share a few with you!
 Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites @ TidyMom
 Peach Cobbler @ Two Twenty One
 Sweet Cherry Peach Jam @ Sweet Little Smoothie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding @ This Chick Cooks

 Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies @ No Biggie
Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies @ My Blessed Life
 White Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies @ Lil’ Luna
Cake Batter Gelato @ Jaysey’s Crazy Daisy
Watermelon Slush @ Babblin Brooke
Chocolate Cheesecake Bars @ Jam Hands
Easiest Sweetrolls Ever @ Thrifty Decorating
Brownie-Bottom Raspberry Swirled Cheesecake @ A Crafty Cook
Frozen Yogurt Popsicle Recipes @ Seven Alive
Plum Cake @ Simple Girl
Frozen Banana Bites @ The Prudent Pantry
Gingersnap Lemon Layer Dessert @ Pressed Down Shaken Together
Orange Creamsicles @ Homespun With Love
Whale Cookies @ Lotte Lu and Brother Too
 Key Lime Cheesecake @ Create-a-torium Crafts
Cereal Pops @ Sugar Swings
Thin Mint Cake @ Joyful Baker
Strawberry Tart @ Room to Inspire
There are so many more yummy recipes that are being shared this week! Come over and check them out. And see all of the other great ideas — so inspirational!!! 

 Come link YOURS up for a chance to win $50 to Vinyl Crafts — beautiful signs and typography!!

Have a Happy Sunday!!! 
xoxo

Great Ideas — Parties {1}!!

17 Jul
 Make a Birthday Ruffle Wreath @ Fireside Studio
 Start a new tradition with a Birthday Hat @ Kiki Creates
And what little girl wouldn’t want a Vintage Barbie Party? So cute. @ The Matthews Family Happenings
Bake up some Party Cupcakes and DIY Flags @ Ellementary Home

Turn wood blocks into a Happy Birthday centerpiece @ The Happy Scraps
Throw an Ice Cream Social Party @ It’s Always a Party at the Parkers
Or a Patriotic Pool Party @ Hi Sugarplum!
 Host a Cupcake Tasting Event @ Landee See, Ladee Do
 Throw an Ice Cream Party @ The Creative Momma
Celebrate with a Pirate Party @ Everyday is a Celebration
Or a Pirate Cake @ East Coast Mommy
Make a Cowboy Boot Centerpiece @ La Dee Da Creations
Organize a Monopoly Party @ The Heartfelt Home
Throw a Beachy-Theme Bridal Shower @ Leslie’s Life
How sweet is this Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake? @ Momma D and Da Boyz
 Throw your explorer a Safari Birthday Party @ Creative Juice
And this adorable Safari Party @ Sweet Rose Studio
Throw a Lemonade Party @ The Layered House
Your kids will love a Magic Party @ The Gunny Sack
Upcycle some tin cans into handy Silverware Containers @ Crissy’s Crafts
 Check out these Little Hoot Owl {free before Monday} Printables @ Kiki Creates
 Print out this Free Birthday Party Printable @ No Biggie

There were so many FUN party ideas linked up this week — I just had to do a feature! 

 Come check out even more party ideas, PLUS decorating, recipes, DIY, refashions, sewing projects and so much more!!!
 
 and —
 

Link up YOUR ideas and you can win SIX clothing patterns from

 
Lily Bird Studios — specializing in adorable children’s sewing patterns {sizes 0-8T}!!



 Have a Wonderful Day!!! 
xoxo

Great Ideas — Parties {1}!!

17 Jul
 Make a Birthday Ruffle Wreath @ Fireside Studio
 Start a new tradition with a Birthday Hat @ Kiki Creates
And what little girl wouldn’t want a Vintage Barbie Party? So cute. @ The Matthews Family Happenings
Bake up some Party Cupcakes and DIY Flags @ Ellementary Home

Turn wood blocks into a Happy Birthday centerpiece @ The Happy Scraps
Throw an Ice Cream Social Party @ It’s Always a Party at the Parkers
Or a Patriotic Pool Party @ Hi Sugarplum!
 Host a Cupcake Tasting Event @ Landee See, Ladee Do
 Throw an Ice Cream Party @ The Creative Momma
Celebrate with a Pirate Party @ Everyday is a Celebration
Or a Pirate Cake @ East Coast Mommy
Make a Cowboy Boot Centerpiece @ La Dee Da Creations
Organize a Monopoly Party @ The Heartfelt Home
Throw a Beachy-Theme Bridal Shower @ Leslie’s Life
How sweet is this Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake? @ Momma D and Da Boyz
 Throw your explorer a Safari Birthday Party @ Creative Juice
And this adorable Safari Party @ Sweet Rose Studio
Throw a Lemonade Party @ The Layered House
Your kids will love a Magic Party @ The Gunny Sack
Upcycle some tin cans into handy Silverware Containers @ Crissy’s Crafts
 Check out these Little Hoot Owl {free before Monday} Printables @ Kiki Creates
 Print out this Free Birthday Party Printable @ No Biggie

There were so many FUN party ideas linked up this week — I just had to do a feature! 

 Come check out even more party ideas, PLUS decorating, recipes, DIY, refashions, sewing projects and so much more!!!
 
 and —
 

Link up YOUR ideas and you can win SIX clothing patterns from

 
Lily Bird Studios — specializing in adorable children’s sewing patterns {sizes 0-8T}!!



 Have a Wonderful Day!!! 
xoxo

Great Ideas — Fourth of July Food!! {2}

2 Jul

WOW – there are so many awesome ideas linked up!! 
So inspiring!!!
One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 


A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!! 
Have a Super Saturday!! 
xoxo
PSAnother Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight!!

Great Ideas — Fourth of July Food!! {2}

2 Jul

WOW – there are so many awesome ideas linked up!! 
So inspiring!!!
One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 


A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!! 
Have a Super Saturday!! 
xoxo
PSAnother Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight!!

20 Summertime Projects!!

27 May
School’s almost out and I have been thinking of fun ideas to do  this Summer.  
I can’t wait!!
Here are a few Summertime ideas that have caught my eye:
{Celebrate the beginning of Summer by making a Summer Gingham Bunting @ A Pretty Cool Life}
 {Download this 101 Summertime Ideas Printable @ Laura Winslow Photography}

 {Summertime Hot Dog Party with free printables @ HWTM}
 {Plan a Water Party with homemade sponges @ One Charming Party}
 {Make Homemade Sidewalk Chalk @ The Idea Room}
 {Throw an Outdoor Movie Party @ Celebrations at Home}
{Grab the recipe for Strawberry Puff Pastry}
{Make Pudding Pops @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM}
{Create a 30 Days of Summer Fun Board  from Sew Dang Cute via Brassy Apple}
{Check out the 20 Summer Activity Ideas @ Parents.com}
{Make a Summer Reading Fort @ Something Hiding in Here on Flickr}
{Organize a Lemonade Stand and use these free printables @ The TomKat Studio}
{Celebrate the Last Day of School with a Party @ Design Sponge}
{And here’s one of our favorite Summertime Activities from last year — Giant Bubbles}
{Make Grilled Pizzas @ Tidy Mom via Living Locurto}
{Create a Pinwheel Garland @ Pinterest}
{Make Mason Jar Lanterns @ Tumblr}
{Create Leafy DIY Stepping Stones @ Sunset Gurl Design}
{Sew up a Library Bag @ Whip Up}

What are YOU looking forward to doing this Summer? 
I’d love to hear! 
xoxo
PS It’s Friday. My favorite day of the week! Come show off YOUR ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party tonight! The party starts at 6 pm MST.