I just love the simplicity of this outdoor table setting. Bamboo plates are topped with patterned plastic ones. And that's right-those are dishtowels underneath! So easy to recreate this look. Throw in some blue accents and you've got a festive 4th of July table.
Now I've got some good news and bad news. The bad news is I'm going to have to put off the White Wine Tasting for awhile. The good news is I got my first job decorating for a baby shower! Scary news is it's only a few weeks away! The mom-to-be has requested a Pea in a Pod theme which I think is going to be fun. I've got several ideas floating around so stay tuned to see everything come together and feel free to share any ideas you have!
Things are not always as they seem. These "Watermelon Pops" are so cute and perfect for outdoor entertaining. Oh wait...
Makes 12 pops
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup frozen whole strawberries, thawed
Stir together orange juice and yogurt.
Process berries in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Stir into juice mixture.
Hollow out lime halves, leaving rinds intact. Spoon pop mixture into lime rinds. Sprinkle with semisweet chocolate mini morsels, and freeze 8 hours. Cut frozen lime halves in half with a bread knife to make wedges.
How cool is that?!?! I bet kids would love these. They are perfect for a backyard bbq and definitely a conversation starter.
Combine the dressing ingredients in a blender, using 2 teaspoons salt, and pepper to taste; process until smooth. Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Let sit at least 15 minutes before serving, or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
Memorial Day is just around the corner, can you believe it? I can't. Here is an easy way to make your plain candle holders look more patriotic for the occasion. Also great for the 4th of July.
Tools and Materials Assorted cylindrical clear-glass containers Glassine sheets in red, white, and blue Tape measure Rotary cutter or edgers Double-sided tape Glue stick
Patriotic Votive How-To 1. Measure the height and circumference of the container, adding 1/2 inch to the circumference. Cut a piece of glassine to these measurements. Wrap the glassine around the container, and adhere using the double-sided tape.
2. Use the remaining colors to create patterns and decorations on the votive, such as stripes of colored glassine. Cut the stripes with the edgers or rotary cutter to give them an added visual appeal. Affix the decorations to the votive using the double-sided tape or glue stick.