To make them print out the labels, cut them out and punch a hole in the top. (Don't do it too close the edge or the ribbon will rip the paper). I would also suggest printing them on heavy paper. I then stapled the Kool Aid packet to the tag. If I use this idea again, I think I will get the clear party goodie bags and put the straw and kool aid in the bag. Then tie it up with ribbon and add the gift tag to front so that the gift is more durable. It is a little difficult to get the tag and kool aid to stay tied on to the crazy straw.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Growing up I lived in Kentucky for 10 years and each year the Kentucky Derby was a big deal! The city of Louisville turns into a big party prior to the the Derby! The two week party kicks off with a huge firework display called Thunder Over Louisville and then there is the Chow Wagon, the Pegasus Parade, and the Great Balloon Fest just to name a few events.
I moved from Kentucky almost 10 years ago and this is the time of year that makes me miss Kentucky the most. This year Dan and I decided to host a Kentucky Derby Party...it was our goal to show our friends what the Derby was all about!
I'll first start with my hat. Oh the hats at the Derby...got to love them and the bigger, the better. People spend hundereds to thousands of dollars for hats to wear to the Derby, unfortuantly for me that wasn't an option so I made mine. I purchsesd just the plain pink hat and added some "jazz" as I called it. I think it turned out pretty well! We had a hat contest and the winners got to take home a vase of red roses since the Kentucky Derby is called the Run for the Roses!
Below are some random pictures that I snapped. As usual I was rushing around right before the party and didn't get as many photos as I would have liked but here are a few. I found all the great free printables here!
I made this centerpiece by covering an old box with scrapbook paper, adding some ribbon that I had in my scrap ribbon box. I hot glued a horse from the Dollar Tree and some red silk roses from Wal-Mart.
The wreath that I made uisng a Dollar Tree wreath base, wired ribbon, silk red roses, and a wooden fence and horse which I got from Michaels. To make the jockey silks, I printed, colored and glued them to foam board and then cut them out.
Run for the Roses...
My Mom made Derby Pie and in the madness of the party I forgot to snap a picture of it so I borrowed one from here! This stuff will send you on a sugar high but is so tasty!
We also had an adult and kids pool and people drew horses which gives everyone a reason to cheer for a horse and makes the party even more exciting!
We had a great turn out and everyone seemed to have a great time!
Friday, December 16, 2011
I started with a random assortment of old Christmas cards that I have been saving. Every Christmas it kills me to throw them away because some of them are so pretty. I try to save them and use them for my Christmas scrapbooking pages. If you don't have any old Christmas card, you could use scraps of wrapping paper or scrapbook paper.
One of the old cards had letters that spelled Merry Christmas so I cut those out and glued them to the top of the clothes pins.
I clipped the cards on in a line following the top of the handrail.
Then I used the branches that hung below the first row of cards to clip on another row.
I love that I can display the cards without taking up valuable table and shelf space so that I can save that space for other Christmas decor! One dollar for the clothes pins (and recycling old cards) beats $50 for a store bought card holder tree any day!
Posted by Lyndsey at 5:58 AM
Thursday, December 15, 2011
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped onion (I usually add a little extra)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth
Constantly stir over medium heat until the rice puffs and is golden brown.
Bring it to a boil.
Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 20-25 minutes. Don't stir it, just let it simmer and absorb the liquid. Don't get impatient or the rice will be hard.
When it is done, remove from heat and lightly fluff with a fork.
Serve and enjoy! I served mine with enchaladias and beans.
I also froze half of our enchaladias and half the rice for another meal. Make sure to remove all the air from your bags to prevent freezer burn.
Posted by Lyndsey at 12:52 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Green and black paint
Witch hat (Dollar Tree)
Old black pants
Broom (Dollar Tree)
Black Cat (Target--Dollar Spot)
Fabric for a cape
Dress up shoes (Dollar Tree)
Packing Foam/Bubble Wrap/Plastic Grocery Bags
The head is made of a styrofoam ball that I painted with green acrylic paint. For the face I painted on the smile with black paint and used paint caps (from the little bottles of acrylic paint) for eyes. I used a set of pom-poms for hair and a added a hat. I put a hole in the styrofoam and lined the hole with packing foam so the styrofoam did not scratch the mailbox ball and stuck it nice and snug on the metal ball.
Posted by Lyndsey at 6:38 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
1 cup golden raisins (I used regular raisins, cranberries might also work well)
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided (see my suggestions below for decreasing the butter)
1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
First bring 1/2 cup of broth to a boil. Once boiling remove from the heat and add raisins and set aside. Do not drain extra raisin sauce.