RECIPE: Awesome Pasta Caprese Salad

by Jillian Leslie on

If you need to put together a super quick appetizer with a lot of flavor, this pasta caprese salad is it!

It's simple to make, and all I recommend is using super fresh ingredients (and not overcooking the pasta).  I use farmer's market cherry tomatoes, yummy virgin olive oil, fresh lemons for the lemon juice, and the best buffalo mozzarella I can find. And I have to say I get so many compliments on this. Here's how to do it:

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DIY: How to Make A Rice Krispie Treat Dragons for Chinese New Year

by Jillian Leslie on

Norene from Party Pinching puts together some of the most creative dessert tables on our site. Because it's the Year of the Dragon, her most recent Chinese New Year table featured these incredibly creative Rice Krispie Treat dragons.

If you want to do something for Chinese New Year, how about making some for yourself (and even getting your kids to help because they'll love the ingredients). Plus, they're quite easy, take a look...

DIY: How to Make Crayon Hearts for Valentine's Day

by Jillian Leslie on

Melissa from The Joys of Home Educating made these fantastic crayon hearts to give to her kids' friends for Valentine's Day. I think this is a terrific idea and my silicone heart molds are on their way right now from Amazon so I can make some for my daughter and her friends.

The best part is they are simple to do. Put your broken crayon pieces in silcone cupcake trays and place in the oven at 250 degrees for about 15 minutes. That's it!

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FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables from Anna and Blue Paperie

by Jillian Leslie on

Wait until you see the Valentine's Day party printables Stefanie from Anna and Blue Paperie designed exclusively for us! I love how playful, yet modern this "So Sweet" collection looks.

The collection includes: invitations, party circles/tags, bag toppers, a "Happy Valentine's Day" banner, water bottle wrappers, candy circles, Valentine's Day cards, labels/gift tags, tented cards, thank you tags, straw ribbons, and an 8x10 "Happy Valentine's Day" welcome sign. There's everything you'd need to throw yourself a fantastic party!

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FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables from Bird's Party

by Jillian Leslie on

How lucky are we... The famous Bird of Bird’s Party created another adorable collection of Valentine's Day party printables for us. I'm calling this our "Sweet Cupid" collection as I'm sure you can see why.

The collection includes: editable invitations (where you can type in your own info), editable tented cards, party circles, "Be Mine" mini cake bunting, sweet Valentines, and a "Happy Valentine's Day" banner.

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GIVEAWAY: Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Mirabelle Creations

by Jillian Leslie on

Deanna from Mirabelle Creations, who created these adorable "Owl Always Love You" Valentine's Day printables we're giving away, is also generously offering to one of our readers, a $50 gift certificate to her Etsy shop. Thank you, Deanna!

If you're looking for party printables, this is the giveaway for you because Deanna creates sophisticated, beautiful designs that will add that extra touch to any party. Take a look at some of her work below, plus she can customize any order.

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FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables from Paper & Pigtails

by Jillian Leslie on

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I've been a fan of Kori Clark's from Paper & Pigtails for a long long time, so I was excited to finally get to work with her. Kori is not only a delight, but she also designed these "Sweethearts" Valentine's Day party printables for us that are so happy and bright, they put a smile on my face. Take a look...

The collection includes: editable invitations, party circles, favor tags, editable tented cards, an editable banner, straw flags, and little cute Valentines to give to your friends. (Please note: the editable files must be used with Adobe Reader, a free download.)

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