Printable Ice Cream Scorecards

By Melanie of  You Are My Fave
ice cream crawl
I’m an ice cream fanatic and as such, feel it my duty to encourage others to intake as many frozen treats as possible during the summer months. If you’d like to join the cause, may I introduce the ice cream crawl? Gather up a group of fellow ice cream lovers, choose 3 to 5 shops to try in your area, bring along the scorecards, eat yourself silly, and declare a winner.

Get the free download after the jump.


DIY Gilded Bowls (the perfect hostess gift!)

Written by Ashley of  Sugar & Cloth

DIY gilded wooden bowl gift set

DIY gilded wooden bowl gift set

Summertime means loads of get-togethers and if you have neighbors like us—and by that I mean ones who need zero reason to throw a party!—then these DIY gilded bowls are the perfect hostess-gift project for you.

They’re simple and quick to make (plus, they’re an excuse to regift those bowls you received that weren’t exactly your style!). Here’s how:


Fourth of July Paper Bag Printables

By Melanie of  You Are My Fave
4th of July party favors

4th of July printables
Are you ready for a weekend of flag flying, fireworks, BBQs, and singing “I’m Proud to be an American” at the top of your lungs? Here’s a quick project to make things even more festive: printable paper bags. They’re perfect for storing loot from the parade, picnic lunches, or goody/distraction bags for the kids. Get the free download below.


DIY Footed Candy Jars

By Ashley of  Sugar & Cloth

DIY footed candy jars

DIY footed candy jars

I’m all about easily accessible candy as much as the next gal, but I think we can get a little more creative than a plain old apothecary jar, don’t you? These DIY footed candy jars are really inexpensive to make (I used basic glass hurricane vases!) and they’re a much-more-modern take on the standard dessert table.

Customize your candy jars with bold stripes, geometric patterns, or just let the sweets do all of the showing off…


DIY Patterned Flatware Pouches

By Ashley of Sugar & Cloth

DIY patterned flatware bags

DIY patterned flatware pouches

Every table setting needs a few key pieces (who could forget striped straws, after all?), but sometimes your flatware needs a little sprucing up, too! These DIY patterned flatware pouches not only add a pop of color that you can mix with any theme, but they also keep utensils nice and neat, all gathered together.

Even better, they only require a few inexpensive supplies, and you can whip them up in a pinch in just under ten minutes!


Homemade Salsa Recipe and a Father’s Day Printable

By Melissa of Alice & Lois
We love to create something homemade for the dads in our lives for Father’s Day and what dad doesn’t love salsa? You can’t go wrong with this fresh tomato salsa recipe. It takes 15 minutes to make this homemade gift for dad’s special day. The kids will love helping out with this simple recipe. All you have to do to make it extra special is print out this label, cut it out and adhere it to the jar. All the papas
out there will love this “Salsa de Papa!”

Keep reading to get the printable and recipe!


Design to Dish: “Not Quite” Fried Ice Cream Sundaes

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

fiesta fried ice cream sundaes

I know Cinco de Mayo is behind us for the year, but I can’t resist a good party theme, and fiestas are always especially colorful and lively. The food is fresh and flavorful, the colors are bright and bold, and the company is always fantastic. I think a fiesta-themed graduation party would be amazing. So would a fiesta-themed baby shower. Or a bridal shower. Or a summer birthday party. Pretty much all parties should be fiestas!

I wanted to come up with a fun, Mexican-inspired dessert to go along with the darling papel picado fiesta invitations from Minted pictured above, and the first thing that came to mind was fried ice cream. But seriously, who wants to deal with the hassle and mess of frying ice cream balls?! And it doesn’t seem like a very party-friendly dessert. My mom makes a yummy summer dessert with vanilla ice cream surrounded by a crispy, buttery, sauteed coconut/cereal crust and topping, and it occurred to me that it would be pretty easy to rolls ice cream balls in that crunchy coating to make almost-friend ice cream. My dessert experiments aren’t always successful, but these “Not Quite” Fried Ice Cream Sundaes got two very enthusiastic thumbs up from the entire family over Memorial Day weekend, and they were super easy to make. Ole!

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