Sunday, April 19, 2015

Summer Time Drinks-Refreshing & Delicious Fruit Recipes!

It's starting to heat up around here and a refreshing summer drink is a MUST. We found some fun recipes that would be great for everyday, parties and more. Be sure to click through to the get recipe and then come back for more.....Enjoy!

This drink is Quick and easy.....especially since you can use frozen peaches and already made lemonade.  We like Simply Lemonade better than other lemonades. It will make this drink even more delicious!  Click HERE to get the recipe.

Sparkling white grape juice, lemonade and pineapple juice make this an amazing drink recipe.  Click HERE to get the recipe.

Watermelon and lemonade.....So tasty! I made this drink up for our Camping Birthday printable party. It is sooooo refreshing and delicious. Be sure to cut some small sedges so you can use them as garnish.  The picture above shows the slushy version.  Click HERE to get the recipe.

Infused water is so popular right now and very very good for you. I've looked over several recipes and decided these recipes sounded delicious!  Makes drinking water even better (I have developed a real love for water over the years since I stopped drinking soda)  Click HERE to get all the recipes.

Doesn't this Melon Ball Punch look so good. It's a drink and a fruit tray (?) It's just screams SUMMER!  Click HERE to get the recipe

Now you can have an Orange Julius without going to the mall. Orange and refreshing!   Click HERE for the recipe.

Save your money by making this Jamba Juice Strawberries Wild copycat recipe at home. Doesn't it look delicious, especially if you are a fan of strawberries!  Click HERE to get the recipe.

There is nothing as refreshing and delicious as a Cherry Lime drink. This one is a copycat recipe that looks pretty easy. Don't forget the key ingredient.....the maraschino cherries  Click HERE for the recipe.

Here are some infused water recipes that include the health benefits of each drink.  I'm especially interested in the drink for "Muscle Recovery" and "Relaxation"  Click HERE to get all the information on each one. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Make Your Own Streak-Free, Wipe-Free Window Cleaner!

This is such an amazing idea that I had to share it here on my blog. It is of a particular interest to me as the entire wall of our family room/kitchen is a wall of windows.  I love them but it is a chore to keep them clean. Particularly trying to reach the windows at the very top and make them look good after using the squeegee is difficult.  I'll have to admit that they aren't always streak free.

I found this wonderful information over at "One Good Thing, by Jillee"  I intend on putting it to the test very soon. My husband just washed our windows.  Not having to wipe the windows dry is really great when you can't get close to the windows for the bushes.

So head over to "One Good Thing, by Jillee" and get the VERY inexpensive recipe for cleaning your windows. You probably already have the ingredients in your pantry.

Something Special for Mother's Day | Printables for Mom's Dessert, Breakfast in Bed and More

We've designed some really fun printables to use this Mother's Day. Whether you are decorating and celebrating Mother's Day for YOURSELF  or for your mother or mother-in-law, we've got you covered. So many fun things. Be sure to scroll all the way down so you don't miss a thing. (All these printables are an Instant Download and you can print as many as you need for personal use)

Choose from 50 different "Mom" images to place on a candy wrap.  Add mom's name to another candy wrap. Mom will appreciate all the thought you put into one of her Mother's Day gifts.  

Click HERE to get this fun gift for mom

Simply topping a yummy cupcake with these toppers will impress everyone. Click HERE

We've also included in this Mother's Day Collection something to dress up dessert for mom.
Add a wrap and a party circle to your favorite cupcakes that says
"Happy Mother's Day"

Homemade ice cream would be so great for Mother's Day dessert, especially for the kids. Wrap the cone with our Mother's Day wraps and add a cute tag and you've got something unique and special.

Whether you want to use a 1.5" tag or a 2" tag to top your dessert we've got you covered!

Click HERE to see all our Mother's Day Printables

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sweet and Fun Birthday Party Favors, Chevron and Polkadot Bags Let's Party!

These party favor bags can be for birthday parties or any other kind of party, since you can choose which message you want....."Thanks for coming"  "Let's Party" or "Happy Birthday"  Not just for kids birthday parties either.  Choose from Orange, red, black or pink.

We can make this kit up in any number you need for your celebration. Super simple to put together. 

Each color comes in a polkadot design and a chevron design. 

Shown is a regular sized chocolate Hershey Bar. 

Parties for boys or girls, or even adults, we've got you covered.  Make giving a sweet chocolate bar even more special with these party favor bags.  You can use Hershey bars or Nestle bars or any other kind of candy that you can fit into each bag.  

Click HERE to get more Info on our Party favors

Happy Party!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

(Freebie) 30 Easter Lunchbox Notes For School Kids & Preschoolers

We've tweaked last year's Easter lunchbox notes and are releasing them today. There's lots of new ones with 30 notes in the collection.  I know these cards will put a smile on your child's face....and who knows, they might just make some new friends in the process.

We've received some great feedback from all of you about our lunchbox notes. Some are using these notes for their husbands lunches, kids that away at college (especially if they are going to be teachers) and their preschoolers.  One friend even said that their child was now putting lunchbox notes in her lunches. I can't tell you how much this simple small piece of paper means to the kids when they open them everyday at lunchtime.  Some tell me that all their children's friends gather around them at lunch time to see what new card they have in their lunch. Teacher's love them and so do Principals. Some kids are collecting their lunchbox notes as treasures.

Click HERE to download our free Easter Lunchbox Notes. Would love for you to leave a comment below before downloading. Thanks!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Oh, The Lovely Things You Can Do With Lemons

I love lemons....Their fresh and clean smell is something that's so great for your home.  Do you know all the fun things you can do with lemons? From household cleaning to skin care, age spot removal, detoxification and a lot more! It's an inexpensive natural alternative to chemical cleaners, face products, cough syrup and more.  Read all about it below.

When we add organic lemons into our diet, we get a better working digestive system, a healthier immune system and better-looking skin.  We enable the body to remove bad cholesterol, and we create a sportive environment for good bacteria; all of this means the body works more efficiently and effectively.  Lemons are an amazing way to keep bad bacteria at bay.  When you make my LemonAID - 8 ounces filtered water (heated), juice from half an organic lemon and 2-4 drops of natural sweetener - and consume it upon waking or before bed, you get the bacteria-fighting benefits of lemon juice that improve digestion and support your immune system.  Adding lemon juice to a glass of water can detox your liver and cleans the kidneys and digestive system.  It also helps remove toxins from your body.
Ashley Koff, RD/Dr Oz

Unleash the anti-aging of lemons with this homemade facial cleanser.  The acid from the lemons will rid your skin of outbreak-causing bad bacteria while the healthy probiotics from the yogurt will infuse your skin with good bacteria. Just a few ingredients required. Get the Recipe from Dr.Oz

If you've ever wondered about the difference in raw lemons compared to bottled lemon juice, the vitamin C goes from 139% to about 100% of the daily value per serving, with the calcium from 7% diminished to 3%. In addition, bottled lemon juice and other processed fruit juices are not as healthy as they seem, and contain very high amounts of fructose and potentially dangerous additives. Dr. Mercola

One of the most effective cold remedies known is made from lemon: Start with one pint of raw honey over very low heat. Chop a whole lemon into a bit of water in a separate pan, warming for two to three minutes. Add that to the honey, warming for about an hour, then strain out the lemon bits and seeds. Cool the mixture, seal in a jar with a lid and refrigerate for up to two months.  To soothe a cough: give 1/2 tsp. for a 25 lb. child, 1 tsp. for a 50 lb. child, or 1 Tbsp. for adults, about 4 times a day or as often as needed.  Dr. Mercola

The citric acid in lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent and exfoliates the skin, reducing the appearance of age spots.  Even if age spots are harmless, many still consider them unattractive.  But there's more good news because they are lots of simple, all natural remedies you can use to lighten brown spots at home.....Lemon juice is one of those remedies.  One Good Thing By Jillee

Wouldn't you love to have a glass shower door that is sparkling clean and smells of lemons?   Now you can.  Check out this post that tells you exactly how you can do that.  Super Simple! One Good Thing by Jillee

Lemons look great just sitting in a bowl on the counter.  Well, it turns out, that's about the worse way to store them (go figure) Cook's Illustrated tested severe ways of storing lemons and also discovered that the rinds don't protect the fruit from drying out very well.  Cook's tested storing lemons at room temperature and in standard refrigerator conditions  In the refrigerator, they also tested sealing the lemons in plastic bags, with and without water.

The RESULTS? The lemons stored in room temperature conditions only lasted a week before hardening. But the ones they sealed in plastic bags in the refrigerator?  Those lasted FOUR times as long. A  month verse a week on the countertop.  The lemons stored loose in the refrigerator didn't fare quite as well but were till an improvement over the room temperature examples.  And the article makes a point that the lemons should be sealed in a plastic bag and not just shoved in a drawer in their flimsy, open supermarket produce bags.

One of the tricks to finding a good quality lemon is to find one that is rather thin-skinned since those with thicker peels will have less flesh and therefore be less juicy. Therefore, choose lemons that are heavy for their size and that feature peels that have a finely grained texture. They should be fully yellow in color as those that have green tinges will be more acidic due to the fact that they have not fully ripened. Signs of overmature fruit include wrinkling. WHFoods

I love the idea of dusting with a lemon dusting cloth.  They look very easy to make. Just need a few ingredients including lemons, rags, vinegar, olive oil.....Head over to get all the information and the "recipe"for making Lemon Dust Cloths  One Good Thing By Jillee

If you've tried over the counter remedies to remove warts and they haven't worked....then try this. Apply a dab of lemon juice directly over the 
 using a cotton swab.  Repeat for a few days until the acids in the lemon juice have dissolved the wart completely. That seems easy and would be less expensive than a store bought remedy.

Applying lemon juice to your scalp an help treat problems like dandruff and hair loss.  It can also give your hair a natural shine. Dandruff relief may be no further away then your refrigerator.  Just massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water.  Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water and rinse your hair with it.  Repeat this daily until your dandruff disappears.  Lemon's acidity helps balance the pH of your scalp, which helps keep dandruff at bay. Source