12 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes and Block Party

Welcome to this week's linky party! I've already started gathering ideas for a fun family meal on March 17 - and these St. Patrick's Day recipes are colorful, delicious and will cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages!
12 Delicious St. Patrick's Day Recipes
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20 Last Minute Valentines and Block Party

Valentine's Day is like 2 days away and I haven't done a thing, awww!  Anyone else in the same boat?  Luckily for all of us, there are lots of great last minute valentines out there.  Here are 20 plus ideas that will make making homemade valentines a cinch!
20 last minute valentines great DIY printables
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DIY Disney Ears Crafting Tutorial

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Know anyone heading to Disney any time soon? Well get them ready in style with these darling DIY Disney Ears. SO easy and cute for Disneyland vacations. DIY Disney Ears Tutorial R2D2 Star Wards Princesses. If you're not the crafty type I have linked a bunch of places where you can go ahead and get the ears already made but guys this is really an super duper easy crafting project that even the uncrafty can do!   I made a bunch of them live on Facebook. I'll be editing it down to put here but for now you can catch the replay here. What You Need
  • Printable Mouse Ears Template
  • Headband
  • Cardboard
  • Batting (or fluffed up cotton balls)
  • Fabric for Ears
  • Fabric or Ribbon for bows
  • Glue Gun
  • Embellishments depending on your character (ex. feathers, jewels, fork, scrapbook paper)
What to Do
  1. Print out free Disney Ears Template. Cut out 2 insert circles out of cardboard.
  2. Lay next to your headband and cut out any of the circle that goes BELOW the headband. Mark left and right.
  3. Cut 4 fabric circles (from template) out of the fabric. These should be two sets of mirror images.
  4. With right sides together sew or glue two pieces of ear fabric together leaving an opening big enough to insert the cardboard.
  5. Insert cardboard.
  6. Stuff with batting or fluffed up cotton balls.
  7. Glue or sew the bottom edge closed folding under to tuck in any raw edges. Repeat for the other ear.
  8. Add any ear embellishments
  9. Sew or tie bow.
  10. Glue ears and bow to the headband.

How to make DIY Disney ears. Star Wars Mouse Ears, Princesses, Villains and more.

But for now here is some inspiration.

Adorable R2D2 Mickey Mouse Ears. Star Wars

Love Star Wars? So do my nieces. I'll be making T some cute R2D2 Mouse Ears!

chewbacca ears so so cute fun star wars mickey mouse ears

Oh and these Chewbacca ears I might have to make them for my sister since we found out grown ups can't wear costumes to Disneyland so she can't wear the Ariel Dress I made her.

maleficient ears great for disneyland trips

Speaking of my sister she requested some Maleficent ears. I think I'll do something like these fun ones above but maybe add in feathers! Help me decide during the live video.

Ariel Little Mermaid Mouse Ears Headband I wanna be where the people are (Disneyland).... But really how stinking cute are these Little Mermaid Ariel Mouse Ears?

cinderella ears adorable mouse hear headband for Disney vacations

My other niece requested Cinderella ears for her Mouse ears headband. I have a feeling that Teddy is going to be super jealous!

Monster's Inc. Sulley Ears love these for Disneyland and Disneyworld

And even though I won't be going to Disneyland with my sister and nieces this year I'm really tempted to make myself a pair of these awesome Sulley from Monster's Inc. Mouse Ears. Crazy cute right!?

DIY Disney Ears super cute and easy for Disneyland trips

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Disneyland Count Down Chain

30 Valentine’s Day Crafts, Treats, and More and Block Party

Valentine's Day Crafts Treats and More
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16 Projects to Brighten Your Day and Block Party

Looking for something to brighten up things up or add a little pick-me-up to your day? Well here are a bunch of fun ideas. Fabulous crafting tutorials and recipes to brighten your day

I'm growing tired of the cold Winter over here in Salt Lake so I picked some great projects to brighten life up a bit!

Rainbow Princess Dress | DIY Astronaut Boots | Dog Collar Slip Cover | Angry Birds Yard Game

Scrabble Coasters | Monster Quilt | Hard Lotion Bars | Five Rubber Ducky Games

Crochet Fox | Cinnamon Chip Biscotti | Summer Sausage Skewers | Bunt Pan Wreath

Rainbow Cauliflower Pizza

Raspberry Poke Cake | Hulk Cake Pops | Fabric Strip Rag QuiltRainbow Cauliflower Pizza

Rae Gun guest posting picture Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. I hope your 2017 has been off to a great start. Here are a few of my favorite posts since last time I was host.

we love this and make it all the time so fast great for weeknight meals butter chicken indian curry recipe

This Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken Recipe is so good and easy we made it twice last week haha.

MUST Read books of 2016

Want to read more this year? See all the books I read and loved in 2016.

awesome lemony snicket necklace tutorials

The easiest way to bottle cap necklaces plus a bunch of awesome reading inspired quotes!

Now let’s see what YOU have been up to. Link up to the Block Party and be featured on all four blogs!

Bite Size Biggie | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping it Simple Crafts| Pieces By Polly

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10 Things to DIY for the Kitchen and Block Party

I've rounded up 10 simple but wide-ranging projects for the kitchen to make it more warm, charming and productive. We all spend SO much time in the kitchen even if we're making basic meals - might as well make it a happier place to be!

kitchen diys great things to make for your cooking space

Organized pantries and accessible spices sure do make cooking easier! Cute towels and aprons and reusable tea bags make any kitchen cozier. Cutting boards and casserole carriers that are your own make your kitchen feel more your own! And, well, a shiplap wall for $75 and a little elbow grease? How FUN! Enjoy clicking through to each of these projects for big time inspiration!

Mason Jar Utensil Holders

How to Organize your Pantry

Zippered Casserole Carrier

6 Ways to Create Kitchen Towels

DIY Tea Bags

Test Tube Spice Racks

Child Size Apron

Shiplap Wall

DIY Cutting Boards

Scrappy Dish Towels

I'm Susan from Bite Sized Biggie, hosting this week. I work with a small team of bloggers who share tips, ideas, projects and recipes that make life a little sweeter and more manageable.

susan-from-bite-sized-biggie Here are 3 recent posts we've shared that I think you'll love!

DIY Crayon Heart Valentine

How to Respond when they Hate your Gift

An Entire Photography Lesson in One Image

Now let’s look at what YOU have been up to. I can't wait to see! Link up to the Block Party and be featured on all four blogs!

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DIY Valentine’s Day Crafting Projects and Block Party

Did you know that Valentine's Day is just a month away??  It's going to be here before we know it and I'm sure that I will be scrambling to get things down before I know it :).  So to help you stay ahead of the game, here are some great Valentine's Day crafting projects. 
15+ Valentine's Day Craft Ideas
 
 It's time for another Block Party hosted by Rae Gun Ramblings Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By PollyBite Size Biggie!  Be sure to check out all of our blogs, because we've been up to some fun things lately.
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Lemony Snicket Quotes DIY Bottle Cap Necklaces

affiliate DISCLOSURE I love a good quote about reading and Lemony Snicket Quotes are some of the best!

lemony snicket necklace DIY crafting tutorial

I'm super excited that A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket is getting another chance this time on Netflix. I really liked the movie version I thought it was gorgeous and got the wacky quirkiness of the books.

Easiest way to make upcycled bottle Cap necklaces and Lemony Snicket quotes

I read a bunch of the books which I think are lots of fun for your young reader. A lot of silliness and adventure. And there are tons of them. I didn't get through all of them because I just don't do middle grade (or this might be younger even, chapter books?) that well and like most book series for this age group the stories are pretty formulaic but they are still fun.

DIY book nerd necklaces. Cute upcycled bottle cap craft tutorial

So I'm excited for the new life and to celebrate I thought I'd pull together some of my favorite book and reading related Lemony Snicket quote because there are tons. And of course I had to make a couple into some bookish necklaces because I can't pass up a good book quote necklace! What You Need
What to Do
  1. Print and punch out your images.
  2. Glue image into your bottle cap and allow to dry 1 hour.
  3. Add a thick layer of dimensional magic and let dry at least 3 hours.
  4. Glue a necklace bail or pin back onto the bottle cap!

how to make lemony snicket quote necklaces crafting tutorial

I just love how these turned out! In the past we used to do Resin Bottle Cap pins and necklaces but I love that this technique is SO fast, simple and you don't have to mix a huge batch of resin. You could easily just make one at a time.

DIY Lemony Snicket Quote necklaces with video tutorial

I had such a hard time choosing between all the awesome bookish Lemony Snicket quotes I thought I would share a few of the runners up!

lemony snicket quote

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Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. Lemony Snicket

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awesome lemony snicket necklace tutorials

I hope you'll try making your own bottle cap necklaces. They really are super easy and fun! I'm sharing this as a part of a fun blog hop. Check out these other great Lemony Snicket Recipes and Crafts from my friends! Slow Cooker French Onion Soup-7

The Islanders Onion Soup (Slow Cooker Style) | The Love Nerds

Ideas for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Recipes, DIY, Crafts, etc!

DIY Quote Book Bag | Happiness is Homemade

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DIY Disney Princess Countdown Crafts

Going to Disneyland? These adorable DIY Disney Princess countdown crafts will make the wait bearable.

DIY Disney Countdown Chains crafting tutorials

I'm so jealous, my sister gave the nieces a trip to Disneyland as their big gift for Christmas this year. I will for sure be making them new DIY Disney Princess Dresses last trip I made Princess Jasmine, Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White for me!  but to kick the trip prep off they wanted to make a fun craft.
Because the anticipation is just as fun we decided to do some cute Disney Princess countdown calendars. They each picked a different character and we made them live on my FB page. See the edited version above.

Disney Princess Countdown Chain Ideas

Cinderella Countdown Ring and Princess Jasmine Countdown Ring*

Disney Vacation idea mickey mouse countdown calendar

Mickey Mouse Countdown Ring

Disney Princess Countdown chain. Great kids craft for Disneyland trips

For even more Disney Characters Countdown Chains my friend Tiffany has tons of options! Shes' got the classics like Goofy and Donald Duck, Finding Dori, and more!

DIY disney countdown chain. great kid crafting project and disneyland vacation idea

Fun right? Let me know if anyone knows where that princess picture is from. It's all over pinterest but as an uploaded image and no link :( You also might like:

How to make princess sleeves, bustles, corsets and more. Great Princess dress tutorials - Rae Gun Ramblings

Everything you need to know about how to make princess dresses!

Grown ups can get in on the fun of dressing up at Disneyland too. A fun and comfy Snow White Shirt Tutorial from Rae Gun Ramblings

Turn a regular tank top into an adorable snow white shirt!

DIY DIsney Princess Costumes. Tutorials at Rae Gun Ramblings

Full Princess Jasmine outfit tutorial and a peek at my Belle dress.

 

Fun Food Recipes Crafts and Block Party

Happy New Year! I thought we'd celebrate with a lot of fun food ideas.

Fun food crafts recipes and more

Whether you're looking for a DIY food inspired project for the kids or an unusual snack here's some good ones!

Lollipop Cookies | 3D Food Printing | Gold Fish Nuggets | Orange Felt Food

Toucan Treat | Felt Sandwich | S'mores Cookies | Princess Leia Cupcakes

Fajita Cups | Caramel Cashew Clusters | Polar Bear Marshmallows | Crispy Crack Pretzel Snacks

Loom Knit Hat (looks like Ice Cream to me) | Felt Food | Tortilla Snowflakes | Pinwheel Cookies

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Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. I've been sick most of the last few weeks but I'm finally on the mend so I am all the more excited for the New Year. I'm just ready to get going you know?

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Here are my 10 MOST POPULAR posts of 2016 did you catch them all?

Peanut butter cake mix cookies recipe

And if you love Peanut butter and Chocolate I'm obsessed with these easy cake mix cookies.

Now let’s see what YOU have been up to. Link up to the Block Party and be featured on all four blogs!

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