Mini Strawberry Shortcake Favors

Miniature Strawberry Shortcake Favors

This is the absolute sweetest favor I have ever made! These mini strawberry shortcakes were packaged lovingly for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. The labels, which matched the decor, made them stand out and added that personal touch. A simple addition to these favors were the wooden forks, which were hand-stamped to match the color of… 

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Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Flavored waters are super easy to make, and add a special touch to outdoor parties, wedding receptions, picnics and gatherings with their burst of color and subtle hint of fresh flavor. The best thing about them is that they are all-natural, and can be made by using fruits and herbs that are growing right outside… 

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4th of July Party Ideas

4th of July Party Ideas

Hosting or attending a 4th of July barbecue this Friday? Check out some of our favorite Independence Day ideas from our archives: Fruity Lemonade Firework Cookies 4th of July Brew Napkin Wrappers 4th of July Cupcakes Caprese Kabobs Happy 4th of July!

4th of July Root Beer Float Kits

Root Beer Float Kits for 4th of July with Personalized Liberty Labels from Evermine (www.evermine.com)

4th of July is coming up and this year I’ve decided to gift Root Beer Float Kits to my friends and family. To me, a root beer float is the classic American treat, and what better time to enjoy one than on July 4th! Creating this kit was both fun and easy, and will make… 

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Saturday Sips! The Rhubarb Mojito

Saturday Sips! Rhubarb Mojitos

With summer just a short week away, we couldn’t help but dream about lazy days lounging by the water with a cocktail (or mocktail) in hand. That’s why we’ve decided to start a brand new blog feature – Saturday Sips! – to share some of our favorite seasonal beverage recipes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic… 

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Father’s Day Gift Idea: Nautical Knot Keychains

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When it comes to brainstorming gift ideas, Father’s Day generally seems to give people more trouble than Mother’s Day. That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for clever gift ideas for dad so we can share them with you here, and we hit gold when we ran across this DIY Sailor Knot Keychain tutorial from… 

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Father’s Day Snack Jars

Father's Day Treat Jars

My husband, my father, my father-in-law, and my brother all work in an office. So, this year for Father’s Day, I decided to make some personalized snack jars for each of them, because, let’s face it, we all tend to snack while we’re on the job. The tutorial for this Father’s Day gift idea is… 

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Homemade Bitters

Homemade Bitters

Bitters are one of my favorite cocktail ingredients. A classic cure-all and drink flavoring, if you go to any cocktail bar here in Portland, you’ll find them used in many different drinks. I usually stick to using Angostura or Peychaud’s at home, but after reading this book, I decided to try making my own. I… 

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May Photo Contest Winner!

Evermine Photo Contest - One new winner each month!

Congratulations to Christine White from Baltimore for being our very first photo contest winner! Christine submitted her photo through the photo contest app on our Facebook page, and it was voted #1 for the month of May, earning her a $50 dollar coupon from Evermine! Here’s what Christine writes about her photo: Description: My fiancé… 

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Graduation Favor: Monitor Cleaner and Mini Spray

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Graduation, a fantastic milestone to be celebrated! My daughter is part of a worldwide online homeschooling program, and ‘goes to school’ on a computer. She has many friends from around the world, and has met up with them at overnight camps and in New York for an official graduation trip. My daughter and her online… 

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