Link Party Palooza #90
Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week! I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back on Sunday afternoon to see if you were featured! :D Make sure you check out last week’s features HERE. We’ve got 13 creative and beautiful Mother’s Day gift ideas.
I am in love with this Classic White Kitchen from Maison de Pax. Between the white subway tiles, countertops, floors and light fixture, I can’t pick a favorite part!
Here are some favorites from I Heart Naptime this week:
Free Printable Spring Wall Art
Free Printable Spring Wall Art by Melissa of Design Eat Repeat for I Heart Naptime.
With winter finally gone-so in this neck of the woods, I’ve decided that there’s no better feeling than taking that heavy winter coat off the coat hook and packing it away to the very back of the closet. I’ve been embracing the open windows with open short-sleeved arms and there is truly no better mood booster than fresh Spring air. And now that Easter has passed and the next decoratable (< not a word, but should be) holiday is a few months away, my walls could use a little bit of this upbeat & fresh vibe for themselves. So today I’m sharing a Free Printable Spring Wall Art design that you can print out to freshen up your holiday-less walls!
To begin, print off this free printable 8×10 wall art, cut it out, and pop it into your favorite frame or tape to the wall with some cute washi tape. I printed mine on thick white cardstock, making it nice and sturdy to be able to hang on the wall without a frame.
Pair it alongside a vase of fresh flowers in your entry way or fireplace mantle for a fun seasonal design to bring some Spring colors to your favorite spaces. And the best part? It’s free to make! Most of us already have extra 8×10 frames laying around the house, so why not put them to use without the hassle of having to hunt for a design to put in them?
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Download the Free Printable Spring Wall Art by clicking here.
50 Creative Ways to Announce you’re Pregnant!
50 creative ways to announce you’re pregnant!
Here’s how I announced my pregnancy on Instagram a few months ago.
And here’s how I announced it to my friends and family. We thought it would be so fun to wait until Christmas… so we held out and waited until I was 16 weeks. We were able to find out the gender before then too, so that made it extra special! My kids were so excited to open their last gift and find out they would be getting a new baby sister!
Here’s some other really cute and creative ideas! Click through the link to find the original source.
I’m a big sister book
Due date in the sand
Boy or girl? We’re blessed!
Here’s a pinnable collage if you’d like to pin these ideas for later!
Looking for more baby ideas? You’ll love these too:
Thai Pizza with Zucchini and Pickled Onions
Thai Pizza with Zucchini and Pickled Onions, by Karen from The Food Charlatan, for I Heart Naptime.
It’s almost that time of year again! Zucchini time, that is. Do you have a garden? I don’t. But zucchini is one of those crops that is usually so abundant that I feel like people are handing it out like candy. (Not that people actually hand out candy. Wouldn’t that be awesome??)
Eric and I tried to grow tomatoes last year, it was our first experience gardening and we were only mildly successful. Mostly because of Truman, our then-one-year-old son. He’s a regular tomato swiper. Half green or all green, maybe some tomato leaves in there, he wasn’t picky. Seriously, kid? Are you that desperate?
Anyway, I know summer is a ways off for some of you, but you can never plan too early. And even if it’s not in season, you can usually find zucchini in the store year-round for pretty cheap anyway.
So buy some and put it on a pizza! With Sweet Chili Sauce and carrots and pickled onions. You’ve never pickled onions? Never fear. It’s just onions in lime juice, and it cuts the bite of the onion a little. I’ve been obsessed with it lately. They are particularly good on tacos.
I used half pork and half chicken on this pizza, and liked them both equally. The pork I used was from this Cuban Mojo-Marinated Pork, which is some of the best meat I’ve ever had! I used some of it for the pizza and some to make these amazing Cuban Sandwiches. Definitely check out those recipes! They have been huge hits around here.
Thai Pizza with Zucchini and Pickled Onions
This veggie-packed pizza gets a little Asian kick from Sweet Chili Sauce.
Yield: Serves 2-4
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper
1 12-inch pizza dough
1/3 or 1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
1 and 1/2 cups mozzarella, divided
1 cup cooked chicken or pork, shredded or cubed
1/2 small zucchini, sliced thin
1 very small carrot, shredded
1/4 or 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Put your pizza stone in the oven if you have one.
Put the sliced red onion in a small bowl and stir in the lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside, stirring every few minutes so that they all get pickled.
Lightly flour a square of parchment paper. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about 12 inches.
Use your hands to spread about 1 tablespoon of olive oil all over the dough, especially the edges. Use a flat baking sheet or a large cutting board to transfer the parchment paper and the dough to to oven. If you have a pizza stone, great, otherwise put the parchment paper directly on the rack.
Set a timer for 1 minute, then remove the parchment paper and pizza dough and put it on the counter.
Spread the Sweet Chili Sauce all over the pizza, leaving a crust if you want. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese on top. Add the chicken or pork and distribute evenly. Add the zucchini slices and shredded carrot.
Stir the pickled onions one last time, and add them to the top of the pizza, leaving the remaining lime juice behind.
Transfer the pizza and parchment paper to the oven rack or pizza stone, and bake for about 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and some of the carrots have just started to brown.
Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve hot!
Recipe by The Food Charlatan
Cinnamon crisps and Cinco De Mayo kid’s craft
Homemade cinnamon crisps with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce -the perfect dessert for Cinco De Mayo.
We don’t do much for Cinco De Mayo (usually just some delicious tacos), but I thought it would be fun this year to make a little dessert and Cinco De Mayo kid’s craft.
These cinnamon crisps with ice cream and caramel are such an easy and delicious treat!
All you do is brush the tortillas (I used Old El Paso flour tortillas) with butter and cinnamon sugar. Then when they come out of the oven allow them to cool and break into pieces.
Enjoy with ice cream and caramel sauce. YUM!
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
- 3 (6-inch) Old El Paso flour tortillas
- Vanilla ice cream
- Caramel sauce
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Brush each side of the tortillas with butter and then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar until evenly coated.
Place tortillas on pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce.
For the craft we made these homemade boleros. We got similar ones in Mexico for the kids and they absolutely loved them. We thought it would be fun to try and make our own at home. This is a super easy craft and game all in one. You probably have everything you need to make these at home and it will take less than 10 minutes to make. Promise!
- paper cup
- hot glue
- paper straw
- string or twine
1. Poke a hole in the bottom of the cup with a pen or pencil. Push the straw through and then secure with hot glue.
2. Tie the string around the straw and then tie the bead around the opposite end.
That’s it! Then let your kids try to get the bead in the cup. :)
Super easy, inexpensive and fun!
Looking for more ideas for Cinco De Mayo? You’ll love these too:
- Free printable Fiesta banner
- 50 Best Mexican food recipes
- Churro cupcakes with cream cheese frosting