The Life of Jennifer Dawn

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fruity Frozen Pudding Bites

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These Fruity Frozen Pudding Bites are a fun and delicious way to enjoy Snack Pack Pudding Naturals. Whip up a batch to cool off with on a hot day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

DIY Farmhouse Style Decor & A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #178

Are you a fan of Farmhouse Style decor? Or maybe even a fan of the fabulous Joanna Gaines from HGTV--the queen of rustic but modern farmhouse decor. Yes?! Me too! Long before I ever watched Fixer Upper, it was a style that I was drawn to. We Southerners love things that are rustic and cozy.

The Farmhouse Style has that comfortable, simple vibe that's organic and fresh. I love the mix of rustic pieces with modern decor and finding ways to make it all feel cohesive. The style has certainly been growing in popularity, and it's no wonder with its neutral palate being a perfect fit for homes of all types.

Want to know what's better than those beautiful Farmhouse Style pieces that have been splashed across magazine covers and showcased on design shoes? Farmhouse decor that you can make yourself on a minimum budget! Sure! I adore that Magnolia Wreath that's currently being sold in Joanna's shop, but I don't love the $95 price tag. Why not make your own? That's just what the blogger behind this week's first feature did!

Enjoy taking a peek through these lovely Farmhouse Style Decor Projects! You might just find one that would be perfect to make for your home.
1. Magnolia Wreath / Jolly & Happy
This gorgeous wreath is definitely going to be my next DIY project! It's looks stunning by also surprisingly easy to make.

2. Easy DIY Herb Garden / Levicky Landing
Two of my favorite things combine in this awesome DIY project--chalkboards and herb gardens. The end result makes a great decor piece or gift item!

3. Reclaimed Pallet Frames / One More Time
What screams Farmhouse decor more than rustic wood pallets? Here pallets were repurposed into decorative frames. Fantastic!

4. Lamp Revamp / The Navage Patch
You aren't going to believe the before picture for this lamp! This amazing transformation turned an outdated piece into something rustic and charming.

5. Mini Calendar Cards / Designs by Miss Mandee
These are adorable! Use them as invites or display them in a frame or along the glass of an old window pane like Liz Marie did here to create a unique piece of decor.

6. Floral Imprinted Coasters / Sparkle
I love the gold and blue against the creamy color of the clay! It's the flowers that give these coasters that natural, organic vibe that's a trademark of Farmhouse Decor though.

7. Wind Chime / Little Free Monkeys
It's another repurposing project! Here old spice bottles were turned into a wind chime that looks lovely filled with fresh flowers.

Now it's time for...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bark

When snack time rolls around, my little ones are usually already foraging through cabinets to find something to eat. I always try to keep healthy snacks on hand that the kids can enjoy like fresh fruit, carrot sticks, cheese, crackers, or even yogurt--just a little something to fill their tummies until dinner.

Some days I like to get a little more creative with snack time and make a homemade treat. On those days, I stick with recipes that are simple enough for the kids to make with me. That's certainly the case with this easy and healthy recipe for Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bark.

This is a scrumptious treat for the kids to cool off with on a hot day! They get to enjoy the sweet and delicious coolness of frozen yogurt, but I secretly know they are eating a treat that's healthy! Mix up a batch earlier in the day to enjoy in the hot afternoon hours or store it in freezer bags to eat during the week. Whenever or however you choose to eat this frozen yogurt bark, it's sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fun Birthday Party Ideas & A Little BIrd Told Me Link Party #177

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Planning a child's birthday party? We've got you covered! From treats to favor boxes and even an activity for the kids, here's a festive sprinkling of birthday ideas! They are sure to bring smiles to your guests' faces and make the party a BIG hit!

Kids don't need those elaborate "Pinterest parties" to have a wonderful birthday! Stick with these sweet and simple ideas. Mix in a few balloons. And you're done!
1. Brownie Pops  / Sugar Aunts
Cake pops are wonderful but brownie pops are even more fun--especially when you add a heaping of sprinkles!

2. DIY Paper Cupcakes / White House Crafts
Tuck prizes inside and you have adorable favor boxes for your guests. These would make super cute party decor too!

3. Edible Birthday Cake Playdough / The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Mix up a batch for hours of fun! The best part is that it smells and tastes like real birthday cake!

4. Rice Krispies Treats / Gluesticks
Who says you need elaborate treats for a party? Stick with a classic! These treats loaded with marshmallows and sprinkles are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Such fun ideas! Now...