Southwestern Chili Recipe

Southwestern Chili Recipe - Corn, Black Beans and Green Chilies give this hearty soup a taste of New Mexico.

As we approach the cooler months, I want to share with you my Southwestern Chili recipe. It is my favorite thing to serve at a party because not only is it totally delicious – you can make it ahead the day of, or a whole week before and keep it in the freezer. It’s one of those things you can just keep warm in a crock-pot during a party and it’s good the whole time! It’s so simple to make, hearty, warm (thanks to the green chilis) and even kid approved (according to my 4 year old daughter and various nieces and nephews). I love to have a big pot of it bubbling on the stove while we go out trick-or-treating or to serve it at a bridal/baby shower in the fall. Continue reading

Marshmallow Beach Balls: Pool Party Treats

I’ve had this idea for marshmallow beach balls in my head all summer and I’ve been meaning to post it, but I swear this week everyone is posting back to school updates on facebook and I feel like summer just ran away from me! But, I figure all of my fans in Australia (insert crickets chirping) who are just headed into the summer will love that I’m posting this now! 

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These would be so cute to do for a swimming pool party or slip n’ slide party. The absolute best thing about them is that the kool-aid flavors the chocolate! Sure, you could just purchase different color candy melts, but the flavor the kool-aid gives is awesome and makes them taste as good as they look!

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Disney Princess Birthday Party Ideas: Invtations & Favors

From start (the invitations) to finish (the favors I sent home with the guests), I wanted to make sure every aspect carried the Disney Princess birthday party theme.

Disney Princess Birthday Party Invitations

Disney Princess Invitation

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Disney Princess Birthday Party Ideas: Games & Activities

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My daughter was extra excited for the games I had planned for her Disney Princess Birthday Party. I got some of the ideas from other blogs through Pinterest (check out my entire Disney Princess Birthday Party board on my Pinterest account). There are so many Disney Princess birthday party ideas out there, it was actually hard to narrow it down for her party, but I think we hit the perfect balance. 

Disney Princess Birthday Party Games

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Disney Princess Birthday Party Ideas: Food & Decorations

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For my daughters 4th birthday party she couldn’t settle on just one princess to have a party themed around, so we used them all! Now, I’ve got a lot of Disney Princess birthday party ideas to share with you. It was the easiest party I’ve ever put together because there is so much already available in stores and such great ideas on other blogs that I borrowed from. We had each of the girls dress up in a princess dress for the party and had such a wonderful time!

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Diaper Cake Tutorial

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I still remember the first time I made a diaper cake for a baby shower. It was before the days of Pinterest and YouTube tutorials. It was kind of a disaster. I had seen one in a photo and figured it couldn’t be that difficult, but it took me a little while to figure out how to get everything to stay together. Let me give you a few tips that will help you put one together.

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Minnie Mouse Baby Shower Ideas

 I was sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. to style a baby shower, one of my favorite things! With over 50 nieces and nephews I’ve done a lot of celebrating! I shopped at Walmart, where you can find all of the Disney Baby products I used that made putting together this Minnie Mouse Baby Shower a breeze! #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias

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Paper Flower Lei

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My niece had a slip n’slide birthday party a couple of weeks ago and I came up with a few ideas for her. I always like to have a craft for the kids to do, even at a swim type party because it gives those who want a break something fun to do. I got creative with Kool-Aid powder packets by turning them into flowers for the lei! We happen to go through a lot of Kool-Aid at our house and I’ve always thought I should do something with them. I have a thing for anything that comes in a rainbow of colors. But, that said, you could really easily do this with patterned paper. 

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