Simple Gift: ‘Soda-lighted’ Soda Block Party Favors

Soda-Lighted You're My Neighbor!

Block parties are a great way to get to know the people who also call your street home. Where neighbours are friendly, there is an increased sense of community, reduced crime, and pride of ownership (or rentership!). This is why there is a community small grants program where I live where neighbours get together and… 

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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 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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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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Fire Cider Recipe

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I first learned of Fire Cider while taking Stephanie Perkinson’s Deeply Rooted Cleanse this winter. It’s a homemade concoction said to prevent cold and flu symptoms and boost your immune system. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, congestion clearing and warming. As soon as Stephanie shared her recipe with the cleanse group I quickly went to my grocery… 

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DIY Birthday Cake Shots

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My best friend is celebrating her 30th birthday this year, and she asked me to help put together a little party. She expressed that she didn’t want anything over the top; just a few close friends, some card games, and, of course, drinks. While browsing around my favorite craft store I found the cutest pink… 

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Wedding Favor Idea: Tea Blends

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If you and your spouse-to-be are aficionados of the tea leaf, you may want to consider gifting a hand-blend featuring both your favorite tea flavors as favors for your wedding guests. When it comes to tea, there are endless possibilities for combining tea leaves with flowers, herbs and spices (for a comprehensive list, see Jeanne’s… 

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Guinness Beer Floats

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St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, so to celebrate the day properly, my husband and I will be hosting a dinner party at our house with all the traditional St. Patrick’s Day foods we can muster: corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and, of course, a simple St. Patrick’s day-themed dessert:… 

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40th Birthday Liqueur Bottle Favors

40th Birthday Liqueur Bottle Favors #labels #custom #evermine #milestone

My husband just celebrated his 40th Birthday! In our invitation to our community, to join us for a fabulous dinner celebration, we wrote: “Join us for a birthday, celebrating 100 years!”. Now, you may be thinking that this is how old he may feel at 40, but in truth my husband shares a birthday with… 

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