Magical Mermaids

In honor of summer, today we’re looking at the mysterious mermaid, and all the fun and festive summer things we can do and create.

Whimsy Wearables:

Crochet wearable mermaid tail

Mermaid costume

Mermaid tail blanket

Mermaid quilt and baby outfit

Mermaid tail necklace

3-D mermaid tail painted t-shirt

Mermaid crown

Mermaid tiara

Mermaid costume

Magic mermaid tail

Mermaid earrings

Mermaid skirt

Decorations and Fun:

Mermaid slime

Mermaid beadboard sign

Mermaid sequin pillow

‘Mermaids Welcome’ poolside sign

Mermaid journal

Mermaid beach frame

Mermaid plush dolls

Mermaid mason jar light

Mermaid makeup brushes

Mermaid vase

Crochet Amigurumi mermaid doll

Mermaid soap

Mermaid hand puppet

Mermaid tail chapstick holder

Mermaid greeting card

Treats and Treasures:

Mermaid cupcakes

Mermaid tail treats

Mermaid tail cake

Mermaid candy bark

Mermaid ice cream

Are you a mermaid fan? If so how do you decorate and celebrate them?

Summer Sandals

With the official start of summer just a couple of days ago on Friday, today I thought we’d take a look at creative ways to celebrate something iconic to summer: sandals!

Not your ordinary sandals:

Tassel sandals

Tribal sandals

Scarf sandals

Macramé gladiator sandals

Ribbon flip flops

Embellished sandals

Pom pom flip flops

Decorative straw slippers

Ribboned sandals

Embellished chain sandals

Braided flip flops

15 more ways to update and decorate sandals

Sweet sandals:

Flip flop cake

Nutter Butter flip flop cookies

Dipped Nutter Butter flip flop cookies

Fruity flops treats

Flip flop cupcakes

Frosted flip flop Milano cookie treats

How do you enjoy to decorate with sandals and flip flops?

Donuts for Days

Today in thinking both about Father’s Day as well as those cute little shops along the beach, I thought we’d look at donut/doughnut recipes.

Simple Donuts:

Old fashioned cake

Yeast raised

Biscuit dough donuts

Old fashioned sticks

Chocolate:

Chocolate glazed pumpkin

Chocolate fudge cake

Boston cream

Devil’s food

Chocolate with coffee glaze

Fruits:

Apple cider with maple glaze

Salted caramel apple

Lemon cake

Other Flavors:

Pumpkin cake

Coconut donuts

Vanilla Chai

French donuts

Butter pecan

Baked with blood orange, rhubarb and blueberry glaze

Donut Holes:

Jelly donuts

Chocolate cake

Cinnamon baked

Pumpkin donuts

Chocolate caramel

Orange sugar fried

Gluten Free or Vegan:

Gluten free classic baked 

Gluten free pumpkin cake

Gluten free baked coconut

Vegan baked banana donuts

So what’s your donut preference?

Plate of Potatoes

With Father’s Day in the US next Sunday I thought we’d take a look at something that’s really very stereotypical regarding men, the idea that all they eat is meat and potatoes.  I’ve done a potato salad post in the past, so today I’ve got some other potato recipes to try and bring some variety to the table.

Crunchy potato puffs

Braised potatoes

Potato galette

Lemon potatoes

Potato pave

Duchess potatoes

Lemon fingerling potatoes

Potato casserole

Spiced potato stuffed pastries

Potato basil frittata squares

Loaded baked potato casserole

Potato and chorizo enchiladas

Mashed potato skins

Crispy potato stacks

Mustard roasted potatoes

Molten mashed potato bites

Cheesy sausage and potato breakfast casserole

Curried potato fritters

Potato leek soup

Baked potato soup

Chorizo potato stew

Potato seafood chowder

Smoky roasted potato soup

What are your favorite potato recipes?

Congratulations Graduate

It’s that time of year when we’re moving off to bigger and hopefully better things, graduation.  So today I thought we’d take a look at some ways to commemorate and celebrate that graduate and their hard work.

Crafts and Decorations:

Graduation cap party card box

‘Let The Adventure Begin’ shadow box

Metal stamped graduation keychain

Graduation cap centerpiece

Personalized picture graduation wreath

Chalkboard tassle picture frame

Origami money graduation cap and tassel

‘Glad to be a grad’ card

Graduation owl

Graduation bear

Graduation bookworm

Graduation cap cupcake stand

Bottle top graduation cap

Food:

Chocolate dipped pretzel graduates

Lolly pop graduation favors

Candy cup graduation caps

Graduation s’mores pops

Chocolate hazelnut crepe diplomas

School colors chocolate covered Oreos

Graduation peanut butter cup push pops

Are you celebrating a graduation this year?