Happy (Belated) Mother’s Day

This year for Mother’s day I was fortunate enough to celebrate three Moms!  But what to get for the super women who do it all?

Well, I love sharing our family recipes because my mother is particularly notorious for accidentally leaving out ingredients or crucial steps.  So it’s important to write them down to remember exactly how to make them!  Since chalkboard style printables are all the rage (see a million examples on Pinterest like this board), I decided to craft up a few family recipes chalkboard style – one for each of the ladies.

I started with finding a chalkboard background and downloading a few key chalkboard fonts.  There are tons of great posts on chalkboard fonts from Jenni from the blog, Lil Blue Boo, and Side of Sneakers just to name a few.  Don’t forget to download some doodles, dingbats, and ornaments.  I found quite a few helpful ones like LCR Kitchen Dings and Sugar Coma that were cooking themed.

Then I grabbed a few family favorite recipes and set to work with my Mom’s favorite dish from her mother.  This particular recipe cracks me up because when my Mom gave it to me, I got practically NONE of the actual assembly instructions.  So I was pretty anxious to see if I was able to interpret them correctly to see if this is actually how Nana makes the mac n’ cheese.
Nana's Macaroni

I haven’t gotten any edits back yet, but she may be saving them up to let me know in the future 🙂

Next up was my Mother’s chocolate chip recipe which I like to enjoy sans chocolate chips.Jane's Chocolate Chip CookiesFinally, Heather’s recipe for my favorite – Black Bean Hummus.  Probably not her signature dish (see Jello Pretzel Dessert) but this one had so many comments in it that I thought it was pretty funny to see how she’d changed it up from the original. Heather's Black Bean Hummus

So there’s the whole set!  I put them in frames and all the Mothers had a great treat on their celebration day.

–Martta

Oscar Ballot Categories Printable

I’m working on my mystery game for this year’s party.  Well, it’s not really a game, but I’ll have to post all about it later.  Anyway, I found that I needed a little printable of each of the ballot categories.  These are the same size as the wine charms I posted earlier – print them out and punch them out with a 1 1/2″ circle cutter.

Use them as more wine charms or as adorable cupcake toppers… or for your own mystery game!Oscar Ballot Categories Printable–Martta

America the Beautiful Printable

Finally wrapped up the last of the set of Americana printables and I’m all ready for the 4th of July!  After a bit of back and forth debate, I went with America the Beautiful as the inspiration for the final print in the set of three.  Hope you enjoy!  Check out the anthem and America versions if you haven’t seen them already.

-Martta

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Anthem Printable – More Americana

Well, I sort of really loved the “Sweet Land of Liberty” printable I made last weekend.  So I’m following it up with another printable along the same line this week, but with the national anthem in mind.  

And you know that all good things come in threes so I’ll have to make another.  What’s your favorite patriotic song?  What printable do you want to see next?  Let me know in the comments!

–Martta

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Memorial Day Printables

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

I hope everyone has great plans for grilling and spending time with family.    But we don’t want to forget what Memorial Day is all about, remembering our heroes in the military.  In honor of that I made a quick printable. 

Well after that I was on a bit of an Americana printable roll so inspired by an image I found here, I made this printable.  Hopefully the original artist thinks that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

And then because all good things come in threes, I rounded it out with another of my favorite patriotic songs 

Hope you are having a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!

–Martta

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One Cannot Have Too Large a Party

Looking back at the pictures of the baby cake from last week made me think of one of my entertaining mantras.  It’s a delightful quote from Jane Austen’s Emma: “One cannot have too large a party”

So true my dear Emma, so true.

I decided I needed a bit of inspiration today and here it is: my mantra in printable format.  

One of my guy friends asked me once, “What is it with women and Jane Austen?!?”.   I think the simplest answer is that she wrote to women and for women in a way that men can never understand.

Or as I told him at the time “I don’t know, but it’s like crack.  I’m going to go watch Pride and Prejudice again now.”

Hmm maybe an afternoon viewing of Pride and Prejudice is in order today as well!

–Martta