Friday, July 11, 2014

Western Party: Food Labels {Free Printables}

FREE Printable Food Labels for Western-Themed Party | Apples to Applique #party #cowboy #cowgirl #western


It's amazing how simple little details can really "make" a party...but man, some of those little details get expensive! There are hundreds of darling printables out there for sale, but all those costs add up! You all know I'm a crazy DIYer, so for my daughter's western-themed first birthday, I designed these printable labels for the food we were serving from the chuck wagon (aka food table).

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Two-Minute Tuesday #11: DIY Bandana Skirt

Welcome to Two-Minute Tuesday, where I share quick tips, tidbits, and ideas.

Last Tuesday, as part of my on-going series on throwing a cheap and easy DIY Western Party, I shared how to make these cute and easy invitations for 50 cents a piece.

Today, I want to share with you all how I made the bandana skirt my daughter wore for her first birthday party.

Quick and Easy DIY Bandana Skirt | Apples to Applique #sewing #tutorial #western

This skirt was so quick and easy, I was finished in under an hour--hence the inclusion in Two-Minute Tuesday. :) Honestly, a good portion of that hour was spent rethreading a serger I wasn't super familiar with, so I bet you could knock this out much faster than that!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Meal Review Monday #13: Banana Bread Pancakes

Welcome to Meal Review Monday, where I review Pinterest recipe finds.

Up this week: Banana Bread Pancakes from Chef-in-Training.

Banana Bread Pancakes on ...These are SO amazing! Pancakes merge with Banana Bread to create something SO good!
Image from Chef-in-Training. Please respect the creator and pin from the original site!
I love banana bread, and I love pancakes, so I just had to try this recipe! I mean, what could be better than two breakfast treats in one?

Friday, July 4, 2014

Western Party: Pennant Banner {Free Printables}

As part of my ongoing series on throwing a cheap, DIY, Western-themed party, I want to share with you one of the free printables promised in the first post! This one is for a pennant banner.

FREE Printable Western-Themed Pennant Banner (includes all letters and numbers) | Apples to Applique #western #party #cowboy #cowgirl #birthday

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mabel's Labels Back-to-School Early Bird Pricing

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Two-Minute Tuesday #10: DIY Western Party Invitations

Welcome to Two-Minute Tuesday, where I share quick tips, tidbits, and ideas.

For today and the next couple of Tuesdays, I'm going to be sharing with you some of the shorter posts in my series on throwing a cheap and easy DIY Western Party. Today's project: invitations. (Okay, okay, this is longer than the usual Two-Minute Tuesday post, and these will take longer than a couple minutes to put together, but they are pretty quick).

Easy and inexpensive DIY invitations for a Western themed party | Apples to Applique #kidsparty #birthday

The first thing in throwing a party is sending out invitations, right? They set the tone for the party and help guests know the theme and what to expect.