Gluten Free Cannoli Cupcakes

Easy and delicious cannoli cupcakes with lemon.While not exactly authentic, cannoli cupcakes are a delicious twist on the classic Italian dessert. The topping combines ricotta cheese, whipped cream and lemon zest for a flavorful, light and fragrant frosting alternative. The unique flavor of these cannoli cupcakes makes them irresistible!

Dress Your Body with Monroe and Main

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic. Thank you to Monroe and Main for the clothing and info featured in this post!

Dress Your Body the Right Way

Learn how to dress your body type with these easy steps

Back when we had cable, I loved the TLC show, What Not to Wear. During each episode, a woman with a questionable sense of fashion would be nominated by her friends and family for a wardrobe intervention. The hosts, Stacy and Clinton, would then teach her basic rules for dressing her unique shape. Every time, the transformation was remarkable. It always amazed me how much of a difference finding the right clothing for your body could make.

Thank you Card Printable

Make your own gorgeous cards with these thank you card printables.

There is something meaningful about receiving a handwritten card. Maybe it is the pretty stationary or just the fact that someone took the time to write a personal note, but seeing a letter from a friend peeking out of the daily mail is a great feeling!

Make your own gorgeous cards with these Thank You card printables.

I love to send cards, but it seems I never have any around when I need them. Store bought cards have become ridiculously expensive as well. So I created three thank you card templates to print out whenever the need arises. For my thank you notes, I used blank index cards ($.88 for a pack of 100), so printing up a batch was extremely inexpensive.
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Thank You Card Printable

thank you card printableGet the Bird Cage Printable

thank you card pritnableGet the Flower Printable

Thank You card printableGet the Arrow Card Printable

Make Your Own Cards

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Simple DIY Makeup Bag

Thank you to Kiehls for providing samples for this post!

I have never been mistaken for an organized person. Both at work and at home, my things can often be found in chaotic looking piles. It’s okay though, I have a system. I know where everything is…usually.

For some reason, however, when traveling I like to pretend I am totally neat and orderly. I fold my clothing into neat little bundles and go crazy over cute bathroom bags with lots of little pockets to house all of my girly necessities.

Because I have such a fondness for makeup bags, I thought it would be fun to create one of my own. One of the main benefits of designing your own bag is you can customize the pockets to fit your favorite products perfectly. I have recently fallen in love with Kiehls (if you haven’t tried them yet, you absolutely must!), so I filled my pouch with my favorite goodies from their line. Check out the bottom of this post, to see my top five Kiehls must-haves for summer.

Make a Simple DIY Makeup Bag

What You Will Need:

  • Either a hand towel or washcloth
  • Thread that matches your cloth and a needle
  • Ribbon

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Instructions:

1. Bring the bottom edge of the cloth 3/4 of the way to the top edge (as shown in the photo above).

2. Sew the outer edges of both sides closed.

3. Using your own overnight products as a guide, insert pins to mark where your pockets will be.

4. Sew straight lines up from the bottom of the cloth to form the pockets.

5. Fill our makeup bag, roll it up and tie with ribbon.
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Summer Picnic

Today’s story is brought to you by Kool-Aid and Country Time.

There are very few things I love more then a picnic on a warm summer’s day. It is the perfect occasion for family and friends to come together, bask in the sun and eat favorite foods.

Last night, my family and I decided to have enjoy a last minute picnic of our own. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t cooperating, so we improvised and had our meal on the floor in the living room. With bright colored napkins and plates, easy dishes, and  drinks from Kool-Aid and Country Time, it was a fun and simple party that took less then an hour to prepare.

We started our picnic preparations at Walmart. We first made our way to the juice aisle to pick up some drinks. We easily found the new Kool-Aid Easy Mix Liquid and the Country Time Lemonade Starter and selected our favorite flavors – Tropical Punch for the kids and Lemonade/Ice Tea for the adults. We also purchased strawberries, gluten free pasta, and veggies to create our summer inspired menu.
WalmartpicNext, we headed home to create our indoor picnic party. The first task was to create the food. I chose two easy recipes – gluten free pasta salad and yogurt filled strawberries.

Gluten Free Pasta Salad Recipe

picnicpastaPasta salad is a great addition to any picnic. With colorful, fresh veggies and gluten free pasta, this salad is sure to become a summer time staple.