Friday Finds Linky Party #22

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It’s time for another fun Friday Finds Linky Party and we can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Same thing as last week, add your latest creations to the link up below for a chance to be featured on all 8 blogs. While you’re at it, visit a few other blogs to share the love! Let’s get this party started!
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Messy Bun for Kids: SoCozy Review

This Messy Bun for Kids tutorial is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BeautyStat. All opinions are my own and not edited by the sponsor.

Messy Bun for Kids: SoCozy Review

My babies have a lot of thick, beautiful brown hair. They’re born that way. Baby shampoo does not cut it, especially for my daughter. She’s five, but I’ve been using shampoo and conditioner on her hair since she was 3. I would have loved to have known about SoCozy Stylers back then…but at least I know about them now! I love that they are high quality products with clean ingredients, plus, they make my daughter’s hair look great!

Messy Bun for Kids: SoCozy Review

 I like my daughter’s hair to look cute, but I’m usually in a rush in the mornings getting her ready. This messy bun is PERFECT for those hectic days.First off, her dad did her hair (which I was actually pretty impressed he pulled off the pigtails), and she had been playing in the playground all day. Her hair was not the most fragrant thing in the world, let me tell you! I love how easy it is and I love how you can see her cute face. I created this look this time after school. 

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To recreate this messy bun for your own daughter, she will need to have at least medium length hair. My daughter’s hair goes past the middle of her back, but it doesn’t have to be that long. You’ll also need a brush, hair tie and bobby pins. I used the following SoCozy.com products in her hair before styling:

  • SoCozy 2 in 1 Shampoo + Wash
  • SoCozy Conditioner
  • SoCozy Detangler
  • SoCozy Styling Cream

Messy Bun for Kids: SoCozy Review

You can find these at Target.com in the shampoo section. One of my favorite things about blogging is I get to try products that I normally wouldn’t. I was compensated for this post and received SoCozy products from BeautyStat.com and I’m so glad, because I LOVE these!!!

 

 Messy Bun for Kids: SoCozy Review

  1. First, I washed her her with the SoCozy 2 in 1 Shampoo and Wash, then used the SoCozy Conditioner. Even though Riley has a TON of hair, I don’t have to use too much of this product on it…a little goes a long way!
  2. I have a Wet brush for her hair, but usually, her hair is so tangled after a bath, it needs a little help, so I used SoCozy Detangler as well…works wonderfully! I then brush her hair with the wet brush.
  3. Next, I dry it with a towel and air dry it as much as possible. I don’t want the blow dryer to damage her hair.
  4. I then blow dry it straight with a large brush.
  5. Once it’s dry, I add a small amount of the SoCozy styling cream and distribute it through her hair (again, a little goes a long way!)
  6. Next, I pull all of her hair into a pony tail. I noticed with the styling cream, it’s WAY easier to get all the bumps out, but the beauty of this style is that it doesn’t need to be perfect!
  7. For the last time I wrap the hair tie around her hair, I don’t pull it all the way through.
  8. I then grab the sides of her part way ponytail and gently move them to the front of her head to make the bun.
  9. I hold it in place with bobby pins.
  10. Finally, I pull on the bun a little bit to make it a little messier. This step is optional if you want a cleaner look.

Messy Bun for Kids: SoCozy Review

That’s it! I like to add a flower hair clip or head band to top it off. It’s adorable on her and I always get tons of compliments. What is your favorite style to use on your daughter?

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Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

This Chic Eggo Waffle Bar shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoWaffleBar #CollectiveBias

Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

You probably never expected to hear Chic and Eggo Waffles in the same sentence…but I’m here to tell you that chic doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, chic should be simple, yet elegant. It can also be fun and colorful. That’s exactly what this Chic Eggo Waffle Bar is…simple, elegant and oh my goodness is it tasty!

Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

I always eat my Eggo waffle with vanilla yogurt, fruit and granola. This is my favorite way to eat a waffle and my kids love it, too. I pile on the toppings because they’re good for me! I had so many options of fruit, jams, yogurt and granola.

Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

One of my favorite things is to mix tropical fruit with berries, so I provided pineapple, mangos and bananas mixed with raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. I also had apples for good measure (the texture on a waffle is soooo yummy!). 

Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

The decor was so easy! I normally create printables from scratch, but I really wanted to incorporate some of my artwork from SMC Art. I printed out one of my designs and cut it out into scalloped circles with my 3″ hole punch, then attached the 2″ round label and a gold flag with a small clothespin. I LOVE the way they turned out! I also printed out a full page and wrapped it around the jam jars and a book to add a little more height and dimension to the table. You’ll also notice I have a matching vase in the background that I made at a pottery painting place. The We Love Food sign will be available in the shop soon :)

Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

Even though I don’t sell my art prints in digital format, you can still create a similar look by using your favorite scrapbook paper and printing out my black and white labels!

Get the FREE Printable HERE, and leave a comment letting me know how you like them!

Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

I wanted this waffle bar to be beautiful, but I also didn’t want to spend any money on decor. Everything I have here was already in my dish collection. I pulled pieces that matched the theme and I love that it gave it an eclectic look! Also, I’ve always thought my toaster was great, but doesn’t it look fabulous on this table? It’s super convenient, too…people can just toast, then add their favorite toppings!

Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

 You can find many varieties of Eggo Waffles in the freezer section at Walmart. I got whole wheat and blueberry. I love the whole wheat and my kids really enjoyed the blueberry. Both paired great with all these toppings!

Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

Make sure you follow Eggo Waffles on Tumblr and Facebook for more waffle bar ideas!

Chic Eggo Waffle Bar

 What toppings would you add to your waffle bar?

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Pineapple Salsa & Sweet Potato Fries

I know…the title of this recipe is a mouthful. Trust me, this meal is a mouthful too. In a good way. Seriously…SOOOOO good! As the wife of a blogger, my husband has to be a good sport about what I put on his plate. He’s pretty helpful because he’ll tell me whether he likes it or not. When he sat down to this meal, he thought it was the weirdest combination ever…but being the man he is, he gave it a try. He LOVED it! And my brother loved it. And my sister-in-law loved it. I loved it. So much I ate it 3 meals in a row. Bottom line, this Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa & Sweet Potato Fries is something you want to add to your meal plan rotation.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Pineapple Salsa & Sweet Potato Fries

I used to eat at this restaurant that had a Jamaican Jerk sweet potato that was delicious. Said restaurant has REALLY gone down in quality, so I lived for years without that delicious potato. I can’t believe I never even tried it until now. You know what? This is better.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Pineapple Salsa & Sweet Potato Fries

I love the texture of the crispy sweet potato fries and the quinoa is not only good for you, it’s wonderful mixed with red beans and topped with my crock pot Jamaican Jerk chicken thighs. Of course, it isn’t complete without the salsa. This dish has the perfect amount of sweet and savory, plus the texture is killer! I don’t mean to brag (okay, maybe a little), but I outdid myself with this one. I think this is the perfect meal to start off your spring. It’s warm and inviting for all those that don’t live in the Arizona heat, yet also fresh and new.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Pineapple Salsa & Sweet Potato Fries

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Pineapple Salsa & Sweet Potato Fries
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Ingredients
  1. For the chicken
  2. 2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
  3. 1/2 c. chicken broth
  4. 1 Tb. Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  5. 1Tb. Teriyaki marinade sauce
  6. 2 tsp. brown sugar
  7. salt & pepper, to taste
  8. 1 tsp. Jamaican Jerk seasoning (yes, again!)
  9. For the Quinoa
  10. 2 c. chicken broth
  11. 1 c. quinoa (rinsed)
  12. 1 can red beans
  13. salt and pepper, to taste
  14. For the Salsa
  15. 1 mango, diced
  16. 1 c. pineapple, diced
  17. 1 jalapeno, diced
  18. 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
  19. 1/4 red bell pepper, diced
  20. 1/2 c. jicima, diced
  21. juice of 1 lemon
  22. 1 tsp. chile con limon (in the Mexican food aisle)
  23. salt and pepper, to taste
  24. 1 bag Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt
  25. 1/2 c. shredded red cabbage (optional)
Instructions
  1. First, add all the Jamaican Jerk chicken ingredients in the crock pot, besides the 1 tsp. of Jamaican Jerk seasoning.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours. Shred chicken, add tsp. of seasoning, then cook for another hour.
  3. Combine all salsa ingredients in a medium bowl, then refrigerate until it is time to serve
  4. While chicken is cooking for the remaining hour, prepare quinoa and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  5. Add broth and quinoa to a pot and boil water. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove quinoa from heat, fluff with a fork, then cover again for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add red beans and salt and pepper to the quinoa.
  8. Spread fries on a cookie sheet. You don't want to layer them otherwise they won't get crispy.
  9. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  10. Layer fries, then quinoa mixture, Jamaican Jerk chicken, then cabbage and salsa and serve immediately.
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Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Pineapple Salsa & Sweet Potato Fries

For the Sweet Potato Fries, I used Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt. They were so good, you guys! I also bought Alexia Smart Classics Crinkle Cut Fries and Alexia Crispy Onion Rings from the freezer section in Walmart. I’ve seen so many creative recipe ideas using these products, so check out Alexia’s Facebook page and Pinterest boards to get more yummy ideas!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Pineapple Salsa & Sweet Potato Fries

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Chocolate Raspberry Cream Puff Pastries

I created these Chocolate Raspberry Cream Puff Pastries with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. I have been compensated for this post and all opinions are completely my own.

Chocolate Raspberry Cream Puff Pastries

I made pastry dough once. It actually wasn’t bad! I was pretty proud of myself for taking the time to fold it 20 times to make the flaky crust. I will never do it again because I don’t really enjoy it…and the store bought kind is so much better. Especially Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. I had the opportunity to attend a beautiful and delicious brunch last week featuring several recipes using the pastries. Laura from Pink Cake Plate did such a fabulous job with the decor and food! She definitely inspired my recipe.

Pepperidge Farm Pastry Puff Brunch

I always love connecting with other bloggers in Arizona. We’re usually all at the same events so it’s always a good time when we get together! It was so nice to enjoy their company and some amazing food. My favorite was the Chicken Carbonara Pot Pies. I wanted to eat them all up!  It was just the perfect combination of savory and sweet dishes and the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry was so light and fluffy. It was wonderful!

Pepperidge Farm Pastry Puff Brunch

And how amazing are these salad bowls? You can find the salad recipe on Pink Cake Plate today.

Pepperidge Farm Pastry Puff Brunch

Now, on to my Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry creation. This stuff is super easy to work with. I love anything that makes my life easier in the kitchen. These are a blank slate, so you can pair them with savory or sweet recipes. Since I made my Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothies, it’s been hard for me to get those flavors out of my head. I LOVE the combo of chocolate and raspberries, thus this yummy creation was born!

Chocolate Raspberry Cream Puff Pastries

Making the pastries was super simple. You just thaw it, roll it out, cut it and bake it! Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry is made with the same ingredients as pie crust, but it’s folded multiple times to create soft, flaky layers. Steam makes the layers rise 8 times larger when you bake it.

Chocolate Raspberry Cream Puff Pastries

Chocolate Raspberry Cream Puff Pastry
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
  2. For the Pudding Mixture
  3. 1 Package instant chocolate pudding
  4. 2 c. milk
  5. 1 1/2 c. whipping cream
  6. 1/4 c. sugar
  7. For the Raspberry Sauce
  8. 6 oz. fresh raspberries
  9. 1/4 c. apple juice or orange juice
  10. 3 Tbs. sugar
  11. 2 tsp. corn starch
  12. 2 Tbs. cold water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Thaw out the pastry for no more than 40 minutes. You want it to be somewhat cold when you work with it.
  3. Fold it in half, then roll it out onto a very lightly floured surface. Roll to a little less than 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut out with a small circle cookie cutter (mine was 2").
  5. Place onto ungreased cookie pan, then bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. While pastries are cooking, whisk instant pudding with 2 cups of milk for about 2 minutes until the pudding thickens. Place in the refrigerator.
  7. Using an electric mixer, whip whipping cream with a whisk attachment on high for about 4 minutes or until the cream makes peaks. Add sugar, then mix again until combined.
  8. Add pudding to the whipping cream and stir until combined, then place in the refrigerator.
  9. Add raspberries, juice and sugar to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  10. Add to a small pan, then heat on medium heat.
  11. Combine corn starch and water in a small bowl, then stir into raspberry mixture.
  12. Turn up heat until it bubbles, then turn down to low. Cook until it thickens (about 5 minutes), stirring frequently.
  13. Once pastries are cooled, take the top layer off the pastries.
  14. Fill them with pudding mixture, then drizzle with raspberry sauce and cover with the top pastry layer.
Notes
  1. Make sure you don't over roll the dough. You can also cut it straight out of the packaging and sandwich two pastry pieces together.
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My whole family loved these little pastries! I even ate them for breakfast the next day! I’ll definitely be stocking up on Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry for more recipes for entertaining!

Chocolate Raspberry Cream Puff Pastries

Look for these in the freezer section! Pastry sheets are $4.95 and the cups are $3.88.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.

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FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyEaster #CollectiveBias

FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables

I don’t know what it is like in everyone else’s households…but the children in mine are STILL obsessed with FROZEN. Like singing “Let it Go!” at the top of their lungs all day long obsessed. The other night I was telling a somewhat riveting story at dinner and I had the opening credit song going on in the background, courtesy of my 5 year old. As my story intensified, she got louder. It actually made the story much better. My point is…kids love this show! I created these FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables for my kids and I CAN NOT wait to see their faces Easter morning. They’re going to love it!

FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables

I try to limit my kids’ sugar intake, even on the holidays because it’s like a free for all crazy train when they get candy. I don’t mind them having some, but I much prefer giving my kids small toys for holidays instead of candy treats. I love all the FROZEN Easter and toy options that are out there and they were all perfect inspiration for my Easter printables, along with my bunny boxes from last year!

FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables

These printables are super easy to put together. You’ll just need:

FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables

  1. First, download the printables and unzip the files. Then print and cut them out.
  2. Next, you’ll glue the ears to the back of the box, like the image shown. It’s important you face them the correct way!
  3. Fold all the flaps of the box.
  4. Glue the flaps to the side of the box (on the outside so they are showing).
  5. Fill with Easter grass and candy or toys!

FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables

For the mini candy bar wrappers, simply cut them out and wrap them around small candy bars. Super easy and oh my goodness, they’re ADORABLE!

FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables

I got EVERYTHING for these baskets at Walmart. I’m in love with the wire “FROZEN-esque” basket and the Olaf plush basket. I have a boy and a girl, and these just fit them perfectly! My son walked around Walmart all day saying “I’m Olaf, I like warm hugs!” Can you tell we watch FROZEN a lot? I found the toys in the Easter section and in the toy section and some (like the playing cards) in display pallets.

FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables

I really wanted these baskets to combine my kids’ love of Easter and FROZEN. I didn’t want them to look too wintery, so adding the bunny boxes and candy wrappers really helped with that.

FROZEN Easter Bunny Printables

Do you do Easter themes for your Easter bunny gifts? What kind of theme are you doing this year?

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Softsoap Printable Gift Tags

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoamSensations #CollectiveBias

Softsoap Printable Gift Tags

When I had my third child, Beau, I didn’t ask for much. I would have been fine without any gifts because he was my third and I already had everything I needed. A woman from my husband’s work gave us a little gift basket and she included hand soap and lotion. I didn’t realize until we brought Beau home, but it was such a thoughtful gift! I was constantly washing my hands and every little bit of charity from my family and friends helped a lot. I wanted to spread the idea around with these Softsoap Printable Gift Tags because I loved it so much. And since these tags are really cute…I decided to make gift tags for neighbor and teacher gifts, as well!

Softsoap Printable Gift Tags

 I like this gift idea because it’s versatile and you can include it in a gift basket or on its own. I created each printable to match Softsoap’s new foaming hand soap scents. They’re really easy to make, they look great and they’re inexpensive!

Softsoap Printable Gift Tags

You can find the new scents at Walmart in the personal care section by the body wash. They come in Jasmine and White Cotton, Kitchen Citrus Bliss (my favorite!) and Whipped Cocoa Butter. This Softsoap Liquid Foaming Hand Soap is a premium product at a great price.

Softsoap Printable Gift Tags

To make these, just print out the tags on card stock, cut them out and punch a hole in the top, then tie to soap with baker’s twine. It literally takes like 3 minutes to make this pretty and fresh gift! For new moms, pair one of these with diapers and wipes. For your neighbors, you could pair it with some kitchen utensils. Teachers would love this paired with lotion.

Download the FREE Printables HERE (and leave a comment letting me know how you like them)

Softsoap Printable Gift Tags

 What scentsational person do you need to treat in your life? What would you pair this soap with in a gift basket?

Softsoap Printable Gift Tags

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Cherry Coke Pork Lettuce Wraps and Free Game Night  Printables

It’s no surprise that I usually think of two things when having a party…FOOD, DRINKS and PRINTABLES! I have a passion for these (thus, the blog), so that makes for a pretty rockin’ party. My family loves sports, especially basketball! Since my brothers are moving closer to me for a few months, I’m sure I’ll be throwing the NCAA® March Madness parties at my house. I’m okay with it because A) parties are fun and B) food. Sensing a theme here? My brothers and husband LOVED these Cherry Coke Pork Lettuce Wraps and got a kick out of my Game Night Printables!

Cherry Coke Pork Lettuce Wraps and Free Game Night  Printables

I don’t know about the men in anyone else’s lives…but the men in mine like meat and they eat a lot. I knew I couldn’t stick to my usual mini party dishes so I came up with these lettuce wraps. OH MAN…these are amazing! They have the perfect amount of sweet and savory with a little added heat. Everyone devoured them and ended up being very full. That makes them a success in my book! The Cherry Coke adds a unique flavor from the usual crock pot Coke recipes. Plus, it pairs perfectly with an ice cold Coke!

Cherry Coke Pork Lettuce Wraps and Free Game Night  Printables

Crock Pot Cherry Coke Pork Lettuce Wraps
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Ingredients
  1. For the Pork
  2. 1.5 lb pork tenderloin
  3. 1 tsp oil
  4. 1 garlic clove, grated
  5. salt and pepper, to taste
  6. 1 can Cherry Coke
  7. 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  8. juice of 1 lime
  9. 1/2 tsp ancho chile pepper seasoning
  10. 1/4 tsp cumin
  11. 1/2 jalapeno, chopped
  12. 1 Tb. brown sugar
  13. For the Wraps
  14. 2 c. uncooked white rice
  15. 3 Tbs. chopped cilantro
  16. juice of 3 limes
  17. salt and pepper, to taste
  18. 2 heads of iceberg lettuce
  19. 1 avocado, diced
  20. cherry tomatoes, diced
Instructions
  1. Heat up 1 tsp oil on a skillet.
  2. Season meat with salt and pepper and grated garlic, then add to pan. Brown on each side, then transfer the meat to the crock pot.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot, then cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Shred the meat, then continue cooking for one more hour.
  5. While meat is cooking, cook rice according to your rice cooker instructions.
  6. Once rice is done, transfer it to a large bowl, then add lime juice, cilantro and salt and pepper.
  7. Cut lettuce leaves so they create a bowl shape.
  8. Layer lettuce wraps with rice, pork, then tomatoes and avocados.
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Cherry Coke Pork Lettuce Wraps and Free Game Night  Printables

Since this wasn’t a huge party, I got my drinks in the Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Pack available at Walmart. Since only four come in a pack, I was able to get one of each flavor without having a ton of soda left over. I loved having the variety! You can get them at Walmart 4 for $5 or 2 for $3. I found them in a giant display at the front of the store.

Cherry Coke Pork Lettuce Wraps and Free Game Night  Printables

I paired all of these with my FREE Printables. To make the popcorn boxes, you’ll need:

Cherry Coke Pork Lettuce Wraps and Free Game Night  Printables

  1. First, download the printables, then print them off.
  2. Cut out the printables along the black line, then fold all the white flaps in ward.
  3. Place hot glue along the side flap.
  4. Glue it to the inside of the other box like the image above. Repeat with the other side
  5. Place hot glue on two of the bottom flaps, then fold over and hold in place.
  6. Serve popcorn or other game night treats!

Cherry Coke Pork Lettuce Wraps and Free Game Night  Printables

I also glued the straw flags to some paper straws and taped them to the cans with washi tape. You can serve them at the party or give them to guests as party favors!

Make sure you upload a selfie with a Coca-Cola product on the site below, and be entered to win 2016 NCAA Final Four tickets. The, head over to the site to find your selfie and see all of the others!

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Friday Finds Linky Party #20

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Welcome back to Friday Finds! You guys seriously blow us away with your creativity and we can’t wait to see what you link up this week! Here are the favorites from last week’s linky party:

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

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DIY Gold and White Bead Earrings from Pitter and Glink

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Jenny from Bloom Designs || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

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Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Garland from Duct Tape and Denim

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

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Easy Rainbow Snack Mix from Shaken Together

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

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DIY Nautical Rope Rug from Do it with Heart

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

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Lemon Infused Sugar from Kleinworth & Co

 Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook

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Slow Cooker Beef and Rice Bowls from Shaken Together

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Caramel Marshmallow French Toast

Caramel Marshmallow French Toast from Kleinworth & Co

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

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Ikea Striped Clock from Delineate Your Dwelling

Now on to this week! Make sure you link back to this blog so you can be featured next week and follow our Pinterest Board and social media channels to see if we feature your posts!


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Whimsical Tinkerbell Party with FREE Printables and Tutorial

My daughter has been asking me to have a Tinkerbell party for years. Okay, like 2 years because she’s only 5.  Since Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast came out last Tuesday, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to grant her wish. She and her two best friends LOVED this Whimsical Tinker Bell Party and we all had a really great time!

Whimsical Tinkerbell Party with FREE Printables and Tutorial

When I start dreaming up a party, I usually focus on the key elements first: What do I want it to feel like? What is the main theme? What colors can depict that theme? What textures should I use? How can I make it unique?

For this party, I wanted it to be Whimsical and I wanted it to feel like a fairy tale garden party. I have been obsessed with green and gold lately and I knew this had to be a green, gold and yellow party). I just had to use all things sparkly because it reminds me of Pixie Dust…sparkly ribbon, glitter place mats, gold gumballs and sprinkles. I especially love the gold banner I made that I hung from my light fixture. I feel like I made it unique by holding the party in my kitchen at my round table in a dinner type setting. Everything for the party was displayed at the table so I kept all the “whimsy” in one place.

Whimsical Tinkerbell Party with FREE Printables and Tutorial

I also try to DIY my and reuse and repurpose old items…otherwise it can get expensive planning a party! The tree in the background is actually a Christmas tree that I pinned flowers to. I also created my own printables that you can download for FREE. My favorite part about this party is the flower cupcake (or in this case, cheesecake) toppers. These were so easy to make and they are adorable. They really pulled off my garden party effect!

Download the FREE Printables HERE, then leave a comment letting me know how you liked them!

Whimsical Tinkerbell Party with FREE Printables and Tutorial

To make these,  you’ll need:

  • 2″ fake daisy flowers
  • green construction paper
  • 1″ round hole punch
  • cake pop sticks
  • green ribbon
  • washi tape
  • hot glue gun

Whimsical Tinkerbell Party with FREE Printables and Tutorial

  1. First, cut out green construction paper with a 1″ hole punch.
  2. Place some hot glue on the green circle.
  3. Place the flower in the hot glue and hold it there until the glue almost dries.
  4. Place hot glue on the back of the green dot, then attach the cake pop stick to the back of the flower.
  5. Tie a small bow with the ribbon, then glue it onto the stick, under the flower.
  6. If you would like, you can wrap gold washi tape around the stick.

Whimsical Tinkerbell Party with FREE Printables and Tutorial

It wouldn’t be a Tinker Bell party without some Tinker gear! I got my daughter the new Tinker Bell movie, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast and a Tinker Bell Bubble wand. Plus, I got each girl a small Fairy doll (BEST party favor ever…they were so excited!) I got all these at Walmart. These toys and the movie are really popular, so make sure you act fast!

Whimsical Tinkerbell Party with FREE Printables and Tutorial

I’m so happy I was able to FINALLY throw this party for my daughter. She and her friends had a blast playing with their new toys, eating food and watching their movie!

Whimsical Tinkerbell Party with FREE Printables and Tutorial

 This party was actually really easy to put together, which shows you don’t have to throw a huge, elaborate party to make your kids happy!

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