Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Coming up in just a few short days is the celebration of Cinco de Mayo!  If you love Mexican food, colors and culture as much as I do, you’ll love these ideas and recipes!

Crafts

Tropical fish pinatas

Raisin box maracas

Straw flowers

Ribbon lanterns

Holiday lanterns

Food

Mango salsa

Orange kissed tomato salsa

Southwest corn spoon bread

Mexican cheese fondue

Black mole

Fish tacos with cabbage and chile pepper slaw

Baked tilapia Veracruz

Grilled garlic lime fish tacos

Chicken tortilla soup

Stacked burrito pie

Tequila orange grilled shrimp

Corn quesadillas

Arroz con leche

Margarita cheesecake

Cinnamon apple burrito

12 margarita recipes

Honeydew agua fresca

Horchata

What are your favorite Mexican crafts, activities and food?  Share your ideas in the comments!

Earth Day Recycles

Yesterday was one of my favorite days all year, Earth Day!  I love the reminder to be out there in nature and care for the world that we all share.  To continue the focus on caring for the earth, today I’ve got some fun, recycled, projects we can all do!

Wood crate recycle bin

Recycled water bottle bowling

Earth ball toss game

Mosaic vase

Eco chic cork bracelet

Dancing giraffes

Robot pencil holder

Cardboard flowers

Can-do robots

Fairy tea set

Cardboard cabinets

Portable golf course

Spring no-snow globe

Rockets

Upcycled crayons

Garden hose door mat

Organic laundry sachet

Recycled wine bottle torch

Door bells

Wool-tweed patchwork throw

T-shirt bag

Balloon ride

What fun recycled crafts have you tried and loved? Share your ideas below.

Celebrate the Earth

Today I’ve got some snacks and crafts to help you celebrate the earth! Next week we’ll have some recycled wonders you can use!  From superfoods to super crafts, you’ll be busy from morning til bedtime!

Crafts and Fun:

Vintage tote bag

Sun prints

Botanical note cards

Hanging bugs

Knee pad

Outdoor pillows

Grassy crafts

Button snake

Nature prints

Earthy Cooking

Dirt pudding

Vanilla yogurt and fruit dip

Blueberry cornmeal muffins

Earth day bars

Veggie chips

Avocado smoothie

Quinoa salad with apples and almonds

Whole wheat Greek pizza

Vegetable market salad

Orange sherbet

What are you doing to celebrate the earth and Earth Day?

Spring Sweets and Treats

Last week we shared some fun crafts and activities you can do to celebrate the arrival of spring.  Today we’ve got some recipes that will put you in the mood to get out and enjoy nature.

Dinner:

Spring vegetable soup with pesto

Garden linguine with ricotta

Spring chicken ragu

Spring risotto with peas and zucchini

Linguine with spring vegetables

Grilled trout with marinated mushrooms

Spring herb rice

Pasta salad with orange dressing

Gingered beef and broccoli salad bowl

Herbed frittata with edamame

Asparagus quiche

Sesame, bean and pasta salad

Dessert:

Spring shower almond petits fours

Almond macaroon galette with strawberries

Coconut cupcakes

Lemon blackberry mini tarts

Rhubarb streusel bars

Flower cupcake

Hummingbird nests

Umbrella cookies

Spring shower umbrella cupcakes

Meringue nests

What are your favorite springtime treats and eats?

Spring Celebrations

It’s finally time to celebrate spring!  I love all the beautiful flowers and opportunities we have to get out and be in nature!  Today we’re celebrating with some crafts, next week some spring eats!

Flower Friends

Dragonfly chip clips

Petal portraits

Flowery notes

Brighter batik table linens

Floral pillows with petals

Jasmine vine folding screen

Hand stamped spring stationary

Spring scrapbook ideas

Spring motif glassware

Baby peeps glassware

Butterfly lantern

Spring ribbon wreath

Floral succulent wreath

Burlap and flowers wreath

Spring butterfly card

How are you celebrating spring?