Red White and Blue Popsicles

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This delicious Fourth of July treat recipe is courtesy of Design Happens, part of the HGTV series.  Cool and refreshing, not too mention, FUN Red, White and Blue popsicles.

Giveaway Winner, and Last Minute 4th of July Recipes for FUN!

It’s time to announce the winner of the Rachael Ray Cookware set giveaway… and the winner is….Diana C!  Diana, you will get an email from Diva Entertains today


And because we still have a little time before the 4th of July, I thought I’d share a few more ideas for making the holiday fun!  (You can read our other 4th of July posts HERE, HERE, and HERE).

From Tasty Kitchen, a great tutorial and recipe for making Star Ice Cream Sandwiches!



From Pam’s Party and Practical Tips, a cute idea for making 4th of July Rice Krispie and Oreo POPs!


And from Number 2 Pencil, a super, SUPER cute idea for making Uncle Sam Mustache Pops:



4th of July Cupcakes

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These super fun 4th of July Cupcakes come from Jennifer at NotYourMommasCookie blog.  These aren’t hard – just a bit time consuming.  Her are some tips that will help with this recipe:

  1. Note that this recipe makes 10-12 cupcakes.   If you want to make more just use 2 packages of cake mix.
  2. When filling the cupcake pans, it helps to have someone ‘hold’ the star while you gently add the rest of the batter to the liner.
  3. If you don’t have a pastry tip – no worries! Just cut end off the pastry bag and start frosting!

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4th of July Printables

Quick post today, but seriously good stuff to share!  You need to click on over to Tom Kat studio and check out their FREE 4th of July Printables… AND check out the “blog hop” with links to a bunch of OTHER free goodies for the 4th of July.




4th of July Favors

My only serious complaint about summer is that it goes TOO fast!  (Well, that, and the 115 degree weather we sometimes get in Las Vegas).  I just can’t believe how quickly the days go by, and the 4th of July will be here before we know it!  SO, today… some crafts for July 4th that will result in awesome favors!

From Martha Stewart, a tutorial on making Rocket Favors!




From the Hostess blog, a 4th of July photo album of red, white, and blue inspiration!




From Something Turquoise, super cute flag inspired favors!


And from Kara’s Party Ideas, check out the super fab POP Party favors!  Great tutorial and free printables are included! Push pop containers are now available at craft stores at at Kara’s.


And we’ll leave you with a fun kids activity: making 4th of July cake pops.  Cooking With Sugar shows you how to do it with a step-by-step photo tutorial:

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LAST minute 4th of July decorations and ideas

For all you LAST MINUTE Divas out there, this post is for you… a few last minute deco and dessert ideas for the 4th of July…

Easy-peasy 4th of July paper pinwheels, from Good Housekeeping:


Also from Good Housekeeping, simply decorate vases with patriotic ribbons, and fill with white hydrangeas – classic, lovely look!


Got kids running around for the 4th?  How about whipping up a batch of Rice Crispy treats, and letting them decorate them Americana style?  Check out the quick and easy tutorial from No Time For Flash Cards:

For those of you who live in no-fireworks areas, or want to stay away from the LOUD booms and ashes, here is a great idea for celebrating safely.. confetti balloons, from lil Sugar:

And one last quick and easy idea… (so quick and easy that I will be pulling it together this afternoon)… 4th of July Dessert kabobs in the shape of our flag!  Strawberries, marshmallows, blueberries and sticks… and you are in business!

Happy 4th of July!!

Fab Fun Friday FREE Printables – Americana and Patriotic Style

Just a few more days and Americans will be celebrating the 4th of July.  In case you are doing last-minute planning for your holiday event, I’ve got some links to FREE printables… Americana style!

From Kiki Creates, some GREAT ways to “dress a cupcake” for the 4th of July:

From Pizzazzerie, a TON of great tag printables, AND bunting printables!

Check out the FAB stars and stripes cones from Martha Stewart:

And from Made In A Day, some adorable 4th of July cupcake toppers / tag type printables (I love to dress up cupcake toppers with glitter glue or rhinestones!):

Happy Fab Friday!!

4th of July Dessert Recipes

I realized yesterday that June is basically HALF over already.  (Wait, what??)  And that means I better get a move on with my 4th of July party plans.   SO, I went in search of ways to celebrate and EAT well for 4th of July.   (And I was specifically looking for EASY ideas, because… well, it’s summer, and I don’t want complicated!) Found these terrific 4th of July dessert recipes that I had to share!

From Bakers Royale, check out these adorable EASY Fruit Pops.  I love, love, love the star shapes!

If you are looking for a super cute, super EASY 4th of July patriotic dessert, check out the Red, White and Blue cookie from Get Off Your Tush and Cook:

So, I’m not a fan of the beet and blue potato chips idea in this next tutorial from Martha Stewart, BUT I love the free printable paper cones.  I’m thinking popcorn would be cute in the cones, and maybe even colored popcorn!?

I’ve seen a lot of variations for EASY 4th of July Fruit Kabobs, but my daughter is voting for this recipe from The Frugal Girls.  Why?  Because it has MARSHMALLOWS!  (Bananas would work too, but we love marshmallows around here).

And finally, because I couldn’t help myself, I have one more EASY Fruit and Brownie Kabobs recipe for you.  And this recipe from Simple Organized Living?  Has brownies!  AND Marshmallows. Oh yea, baby!

Is it July yet??