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Pinterest Party: Carissa Miss

Hello Pinterest Friends!!

Bev here with this week’s PFF! Along with my co-hosts, Michele, Malia and Kara, we just love featuring you and all your favorite pins, boards and projects!

This week our special feature is the adorable Carissa from Carissa Miss!

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Carissa has 86 Boards and 10,729 Pins for us to browse through – so let’s get started!!

I had to start off with Carissa’s Back to School Board – there are so many cute pins here for this time of year!

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I had so much fun looking through Carissa’s Art Ideas board! I love how creative everything here is.

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I am repinning up a storm from Carissa’s Gifts board – I am always looking for fun DIY gift ideas!

Gift Ideas

So let’s find some new pins!

I am so in love with this Planter Box Picture Frame pinned from Liz Marie Blog. I mean seriously – the artwork, the stripes, it’s all so fabulous.

DIY planter box picture frame - lizmarieblog.com

You know I’m all about pom poms so I just love the whimsy of this Summer Pom Pom throw†pinned from Sugar and Cloth!

DIY summer pom pom throw | sugarandcloth.com

Um seriously with this DIY Stitched Geometric Feather Art pinned from Pitter and Glink! I am dying over the colors, the combination of thread and ink is so fabulous.

DIY Stitched Geometric Feather Art

I just adore the idea of covering a bit of wall with a fabulous piece of fabric – like this project pinned from Young House Love. It adds so much fun and color to the area!

I love the colors and simplicity of this Summer Wood Banner pined from The Crafted Sparrow. It would be such a pretty addition to any space!

Summer Wood Banner

These adorable Gold Foil planters pinned from Nest of Posies are still one of my favorite projects – I just love how fun the sayings are and the touch of gold is fabulous!

DIY Gold Foil Lettering on Flower Pots

This Faux Gold Deer pinned from Little Miss Momma is so super fun and I love that bright frame around it! I need to hunt up a paper mache deer!

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Wow Carissa, I had so much fun looking through your boards – thanks for linking up to the Pinterest Master List!!

Have you joined the†Pinterest Master List? Who knows, you would be our next feature!

Cute Crabs Kid’s Craft

Cute Crabs

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 5 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Craft Shells, Darice Chenille Stems in orange, Delta Creative acrylic paint in Orange Soda, googly eyes, glue and scissors. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Cute Crabs Kid's Crafts

Step 1: Child paints shells orange (may take two coats).

Step 2: Adult helps child cut eight 2 1/2 inch pieces of chenille stems.

Cute Crabs Kid's Crafts

Step 3: When paint is dry, child flips crab over and glues chenille stems for crab legs.

Cute Crabs Kid's Crafts

Step 4: Child adds goggly eyes to crab.

Beach Crafts for Kids

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Fifty Patriotic Mason Jar Ideas

50 Patriotic Mason Jar Ideas

Patriotic Mason Jar Crafts, Decor and Food IdeasHi There! I’m excited to share more than Fifty Patriotic Mason Jar Ideas with you! There are oodles of crafts as well as decor and food ideas.SO MUCH inspiration! Mason Jars are some of the easiest items to create with! Please pin from the source. Thank you.

Watermelon Margarita Recipe

Watermelon Margaritas by Yesterday on Tuesday

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Patriotic Mason Jar Centerpiece for the 4th of July by The Country Chic Cottage

Red, White and Blue Mason Jars

Red, White and Blue Mason Jars from It All Started with Paint

Fourth of July Entertaining

Jam Jar Lid Tic Tac Toe by Yesterday on Tuesday

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Red, White and Blue Popcorn Jars by Whipperberry

DIY Patriotic Mason Jar Vases

Patriotic Mason Jar Vases by Yesterday on Tuesday

Mason Jar Chandelier by Homeroad

Mason Jar Chandelier by Homeroad

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns by Architecture of a Mom

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Red White and Blue Mason Jars by Mason Jar Crafts Love

Patriotic-Glitter-Candles-4th-of-July-Printable

Patriotic Glitter Candles by A Pumpkin and a Princess

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Berry Crisp in a Jar by StoneGable

4th of July Mason Jar Toppers

Fourth of July Cupcake and Mason Jar Toppers by Pretty Providence

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Super Simple 4th of July Mason Jars by My Frugal Adventures

Patriotic Candles DIY

Patriotic Candles DIY by Passion for Savings

Red White and Blue Trifles

Individual Red White and Blue Trifles by Eat Drink Eat

Patriotic Mason Jar Candle Holders

Patriotic Mason Jar Candle Holders by Yesterday on Tuesday

Painted Mason Jars

Painted Mason Jars by Burlap and Lace

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns by Addicted2DIY.com

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns by Addicted2DIY

Fourth of July Jar by The Gunny Sack

Fourth of July Mason Jar by The Gunny Sack

Salted Watermelon Slushies

Salted Watermelon Slushies by Cherished Bliss

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Patriotic Mason Jars with Succulents by Mom 4 Real

Blue Mason Jar by Artsy Mama

Blue Mason Jar by One Artsy Mama

Smores in a Jar

Smores in a Jar by A Pumpkin and a Princess

Striped Mason Jar

Striped Ball Jar by The Crafted Sparrow via Mason Jar Crafts Love

Mason Jar Tea Lights

Mason Jar Tea Lights from Thrifty Vintage Kitchen

Summer Peach Blueberry Trifle

Summer Peach Blueberry Trifle by Practically Functional

painted frosted glass mason jars by the country chic cottage

Patriotic Frosted Mason Jar by The Country Chic Cottage

Burlap Wrapped Mason Jars

Burlap Wrapped Mason Jars by Kindra Boroff  via Plaid Crafts

Patriotic Mason Jar Lids

Patriotic Mason Jar Lids by The Graphics Fairy

Easy Mason Jar Utensil Holders

Easy Mason Jar Utensil Holders by FrugElegance

Red White Blue Candy Kabobs

Red White Blue Candy Kabobs by Sugar Bee Crafts

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Patriotic Mason Jar Utensil Holder Crochet Pattern by Petals to Picots

Red White and Blue Party Decoration

Red White and Blue Party Decoration by She Wears Many Hats

Patriotic Party Glasses

Patriotic Party Glasses by Sweets Indeed via The Hostess with the Mostess

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4th of July Mason Jar Candle Holders by The Frugal Girls

Easy American Mason Jar Planters

Easy American Mason Jar Planters by Sweet Bella Roos

Recycled 4th of July Table Lanterns

Recycled 4th of July Table Lanterns by Creative Green Living

Fourth of July Fun and Games Station

Fourth of July Fun and Games Station by Uncommon Designs

Red White and Blueberry Layered Shortcakes

Red White and Blue Layered Shortcakes by Yummy Healthy Easy

American Flag Mason Jars

American Flag Mason Jars by Maison de Pax

Cherry Pies in Jars with Stars by Stonegableblog.com 7

Cherry Pies in Jars with Stars by StoneGable

Patiotic Mason Jar Tea Lights from My Crafty Spot

Patriotic Mason Jar Tea Lights by Pink When Jen via My Crafty Spot

Festive Summer Vases by View from the Fridge

Festive Summer Vases by View from the Fridge

Firecracker Punch

Firecracker Punch by Boulder Locavore

4th of July Rustic Mason Jar by Artzy Creations

4th of July Rustic Mason Jar by Artzy Creations via Made from Pinterest

Patriotic Painted Mason Jars from The Happier Homemaker

Patriotic Painted Mason Jars by The Happier Homemaker

Mason Jar with Lid to Strike Matches by Yesterday on Tuesday

Mason Jar with Lid to Strike Matches by Yesterday on Tuesday

Red, White & Blue 4th of July Drink by Somewhat Simple

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Drink by Somewhat Simple

Felt Cozies for Mason Jars by Dukes & Duchesses

Felt Cozies for Mason Jars by Duke and Duchesses

Lemoon Mousse Fruit Parfaits by Inside Bru Crew Life

Lemon Mousse Fruit Parfaits by Inside Bru Crew Life

Patriotic Jello Krispy Pops

Patriotic Jello Krispy Pops by Crazy Little Projects

4th of July Mason Jar Luminaries by Four Flights of Fancy

4th of July Mason Jar Luminaries by Four Flights of Fancy

Fireworks Painted Mason Jar by The Country Chic Cottage

Fireworks Painted Mason Jar by The Country Chic Cottage

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Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil

Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil

Hi Friends! I am so excited to share some exciting news and a delicious recipe with you. If you’re like me, you REALLY want to eat healthier and use local ingredients that are in season… but you sometimes feel stumped by WHAT to make. That’s where Seattle’s Whole Foods Interbay comes in!

Cherry Salsa

I recently got the opportunity to spend a fun and educational evening at Whole Foods to celebrate the launch of their special Whole Plate area. This is a beautiful space where you can take cooking classes or even rent it out for your own events. Chef Anne Haerle is the Healthy Cooking Coach. She shared some amazing cherry recipes with us (they are in season now) including this yummy recipe for Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil.

Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil
 
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8, Makes about 1-1/2 cups
Prep time:
Total time:
 
Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil Cherry salsa makes a sweet and spicy condiment for salmon, chicken or pork. For a milder salsa, remove all of the ribs and seeds from the jalapeño, or leave it out altogether. For an extra special touch, use a dark cherry balsamic vinegar. A refreshing and delicious summer appetizer.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sweet cherries, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Juice of ½ lime
Instructions
  1. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
  2. Serve on crackers with a smear of your favorite cheese.
  3. Add small ribbon of basil on top.

Heathy and delicious recipes like this make me feel empowered and inspired! For more awesome food ideas, don’t miss the Whole Plate Grand Opening Party.

 The Whole Plate Grand Opening Party

Whole Plate at Whole Foods Market Interbay

So here’s the exciting news part. Today, Whole Foods Interbay is having a special event. The Whole Plate Grand Opening Party is happening from 4pm-7pm. This FREE celebration features yummy bites, giveaways (included free private lessons, cooking classes and lunches at Whole Plate), along with a 60-second cooking
classes where customers can drop in for free.

Register for Cooking Classes and Get a Deal!

If you can’t make today’s event, no worries! You can still register for Whole Plate Cooking Classes. Some of the upcoming topics include “Knife Skills Workshop with Chef Anne” (I’d love to take this class!), “Not Your Average Salmon,” and “Plant Powered Protein for the Whole Family.” There are tons of classes to choose from!

Here’s the deal: Whole Foods Market Interbay is running a special promotion to offer 20% off any cooking class. Once you select a class (or classes) on the Eventbrite page, just use the promo code WelcomeWP during checkout to
get the discount. The offer is valid through July 14, but can be used on an unlimited number of classes. Go register now!

#WFM Summer Fun

Connect with Whole Foods Interbay

Whole Foods Interbay is the go-to neighborbood store for Seattle residents in the Queen Anne, Magnolia, Ballard, and Interbay neighborhoods. Connect with them on social media so you can be the first to know about special events, deals and news!

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Here’s to healthy cooking and healthful eating!

Get Excited for BlogHer ’14!

 

 

It’s a BIG year for the BlogHer… their wildly successful BlogHer Conference is turning 10. It’s time for BlogHer ’14! BlogHer14 Conference

This amazing conference will be held in San Jose, California…bringing it Bay Area where it all began!

There are so many reasons to attend. First off…  you can catch some inspiring speakers, from your fellow bloggers to world famous celebs. Who’s going to be there you ask? Some HUGE names!

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Jenny Lawson/The Bloggess

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Kerry Washington/Actress

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Ariana Huffington/The Huffington Post

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Tig Notaro/Stand-Up Comedian

Second, you can connect with old friends and make new ones. When I went to BlogHer Food in my hometown of Seattle a few years ago, I literally didn’t know a soul. But it was easy to make friends… we all had a lot in common.

And third, you can find out about brands and services you love. That is a a code phrase for SWAG! Seriously, you will have a chance to interact with representatives from some great brands and they will be passing out freebies!

Register for BlogHer ’14 right now!

Easter Bunny Granola

 The Easter Bunny will soon be hopping around, delivering eggs… and we’ll soon be “hopping” around to Easter celebrations and parties ourselves! What can you bring to share that’s cute and cheap? I have an idea. Here’s my Easter Bunny Granola recipe. It’s the perfect hostess gift (or present for a neighbor or a teacher).

Granola

 Easter Bunny Granola

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 10 oz package of Nestle Toll House Springtime Chocolate Morsels
1 8 oz package of Jet Puffed Bunny Marshmallows
2 cups of raisins
2 cups of peanuts
Makes enough to fill six pint-sized Mason Jars
 
Craft Supplies: Googly eyes, pink pom pom for nose, white rik rak for whiskers, glue dot or glue, springy fabric, a small bowl for a template.

Easter Bunny Granola

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with foil
2. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, oil and vanilla. Add the oats combining well.
3. Bake mixture until golden brown and crisp, 20 minutes. Let cool. 

Easter Bunny Granola

 4. Add raisins, marshmallows, mnm’s and chocolate chips and mix well.

Easter Bunny Granola

 5. Using pinking shears, cut a piece of fabric larger that the lid, place over insert and seal.

6. Download and print these Mason Jar Bunny Ears, cut them out and use glue dots or double sided tape to attach them to jar.

Granola

7. Add googley eyes, a pom pom for the nose, and white rik rak for whiskers. 

Granola

For more fun Easter themed Mason Jar printables by Printabelle for YoT, click here

Easter Printables

Wishing you a delicious Easter!

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Project Inspire{d}: Eggcellent Easter Egg Ideas

HELLO and WELCOME to Project Inspire{d}! We (my co-hostesses (Cupcakes and CrinolineThe Silly Pearl and An Extraordinary Day) are so pleased that you’re here. Thank you for sharing your projects!

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 Here’s what’s been shakin’ around here this week:

Easter Printables

FREE Have a Ball on Easter Printables

How to Clean Everything

40+ Ways to Clean Everything

Upcycling Ideas

Earth Day is just a few weeks away! Here are some Amazing Upcycling Ideas to try.

My Features

Easter-Chair-Cover

Easter Egg Chair Cover by Handmade in the Heartland 

Marbled Eggs

Marbled Eggs from One More Time Events

Easter-Egg-Garland

 Easter Egg Garland by Naptime Creations

Easter Egg Trees

Easter Egg Trees by Restoration Redoux

Easter Egg Hair Ties

 Easter Egg Hair Ties by Jacolyn Murphy

My C0-Hostesses Features

Fabric Flower Necklace

Cupcakes and Crinoline: Fabric Flower and Jeweled Necklace by The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom

Easter Art

The Silly Pearl: Make Your Own Art with Free Digital Elements from Cup of Delight

Thrifted-Table-Makeover

An Extraordinary Day: Thrifted Table Makeover by Confessions of a Serial DIYer

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  We’d love for you to include the Project Inspire{d} button code in the footer, somewhere on your blog or a link back to this post  so that others can join in on the inspiration.

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Posting to our party means you are giving us the right to post your project and photos and promote via social media ~ links will be pinned to our  Party Board throughout the week and can be seen here: ♥Project Inspire{d} Party Pins♥. OK time to link up!


Fruity Pebbles Flower Cake

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Post Pebbles, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PostWalgreens http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV 

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Spring is here and you can see her beautiful colors everywhere. I love color and finding ways to celebrate this special season. There is one pretty cereal that really encompasses all the gorgeous shades of spring: Fruity Pebbles Cereal, which I bought at Walgreens.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Seriously… aren’t all the colors of Fruity Pebbles amazing?

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 I felt inspired to create a festive spring recipe using Fruity Pebbles as the main ingredient. 

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Ingredients for the Cake: 2 cups of crushed Fruity Pebbles, 1 package of white cake mix (and the ingredients you need for the cake mix including egg whites, oil and water). For the Frosting: 1 package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 6 tablespoons of milk. For the “flowers”  large marshmallows, 3 per flower.  Optional: Colored sugar cookies and white store bought frosting. * I used Bundt Pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Make the cake batter.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Add the crushed Fruity Pebbles. Follow package instructions to bake cake.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Isn’t this a pretty cake? While it’s cooling off, you can make your “flowers.”

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Dip the marshmallows in the Fruity Pebbles, they will magically stick to the cut side! I used colored sugar cookies and white store bought frosting to make flowers BUT you could also jut mix up the bunt cake glaze and put the flowers on the cake.

Bundt Cake Glaze: Mix ingredients and add more milk if you need to make it thinner.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Add Bundt Cake glaze and adhere cookies (or flower petals).

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Score Fruity Pebbles for a Steal!

Post Cereal will be on sale at Walgreens for $1.99 from March 30 thru April 5. While supplies last.

Enjoy this gorgeous Fruity Pebbles Cake.

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Disney Fairy Treasure Hunt

My daughter and I are so excited about the all-new Tinker Bell movie! We wanted to celebrate with a special fairy activity. We decided to do a DIY Fairy Treasure Hunt to get us in the mood for “The Pirate Fairy” movie, which looks like a wonderful adventure.

Tinker Bell Movie

Speaking of adventures, fairies always seem to be going on them. So when they’re home from their adventures and back in Pixie Hollow. they need certain items in their “fairy habitats.” Here’s a fun Fairy Treasure Hunt activity that kids can do as a warm up before watching the new movie, or for any fairy-themed party.

The first thing you need to do is to create a list of items each child will need to find for the Fairy Treasure Hunt. I just made one on the computer with free graphics from The Graphics Fairy. You could also use the free version PicMonkey to make your own.

Tinker Bell Movie

I used some free graphics and flower stickers to make a list of things the kiddos had to collect:

Birdies: In case the fairy needs a ride to travel a long distance

Coins: Always handy (and shiny)

Critters: Good company

Feathers: For playing and keeping the habitat cozy

Flowers: To make the jar feel homey

Keys: You never know what they’ll unlock

Treats: In case the fairy gets hungry

Fairy Trinkets

 Then I made handwritten clues to guide the kids around the backyard to find all these items. 

Each kid got their own empty Mason Jar. I decorated empty Mason Jars (large enough for a fairy to comfortable fit). To make it special, I added each fairies name as well as some ribbon and a gem.

Empty Fairy Jar

The children had to go around as a group and find the items. Then after they found them all, I sprinkled glitter in their jars (aka fairy dust). For the grand finale, each child got “their” own fairy, including…

Tinker Bell

 Tinkerbell

Vidia

Vidia 

Rosetta

And Rosetta. It was a ton of fun! And speaking of fun:

Disney Pirate Fairy

You can buy Disney’s ” The Pirate Fairy“… from the world of Peter Pan!  Own It On Blu-ray™ and Digital HD Apr 1.

Check out Disney Fairies Facebook Page too.