Uncommon Designs http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com Creating Crafts and Home Decor Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:34:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 A Tea Party with Passionhttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/my-greatest-passion/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/my-greatest-passion/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:34:59 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=23963 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea. All opinions are 100% mine. Spending time with my girls is one of my greatest passions. As they get older, I need no excuse to find time for a little fun.  Today we had a tea party with Tazo® Tea.  It was a blast and they we were our typical goofball selves.

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Spending time with my girls is one of my greatest passions. As they get older, I need no excuse to find time for a little fun.  Today we had a tea party with Tazo® Tea.  It was a blast and they we were our typical goofball selves.

One of my most favorite passions is spending time with my girls. We enjoyed a quick tea party together and they were completely themselves! So much fun! #SipJoyfully

Here is the most serious pose we could manage. Everything else was giggles and silly faces, just the way I love them most… being themselves and enjoying every one of life’s moments.

One of my most favorite passions is spending time with my girls. We enjoyed a quick tea party together and they were completely themselves! So much fun! #SipJoyfully

I set up a plate of cookies and brewed us all a cup of Tazo’s Passion™ blend and the party was in full swing in seconds. The tea was delicious and bright, just what we needed.

One of my most favorite passions is spending time with my girls. We enjoyed a quick tea party together and they were completely themselves! So much fun! #SipJoyfully

If you haven’t tried the new featured blends by Tazo Tea, they have some amazing new blends, made with some of the highest quality tea leaves.  They are packed with flavor and perfect for any time of day!  Here are a few for you to try out:

  • Zen™ – a harmonious blend of green tea with lemongrass & spearmint
  • Awake™ English Breakfast – a breakfast-style black tea of malty boldness & bright flavor, invigorating any time of day
  • Passion® – An exuberant herbal infusion of hibiscus, orange peel, rose hips & passion fruit flavors

One of my most favorite passions is spending time with my girls. We enjoyed a quick tea party together and they were completely themselves! So much fun! #SipJoyfully

La La and I gave a little cheers and she was her normal ball of giggles.  She decided that she wasn’t going to be fancy and put her pinky finger out.  She is well behaved, but given the chance, she will do things her own way.  I love that about her!

One of my most favorite passions is spending time with my girls. We enjoyed a quick tea party together and they were completely themselves! So much fun! #SipJoyfully

And my beautiful Ann.  I think I blinked last week and she became a young lady… for the most part.  She is in the seventh grade and living it up to its full potential. She is my social butterfly and she loved the citrus hint of the tea.

One of my most favorite passions is spending time with my girls. We enjoyed a quick tea party together and they were completely themselves! So much fun! #SipJoyfully

La La and I played a little bit with some of her favorite tiny toys. I still don’t quite understand them, but she adores them. She’s just like my mom.  She can have a hundred bits and bobs of something and know exactly what they are and where she got them.  Cracks me up!

One of my most favorite passions is spending time with my girls. We enjoyed a quick tea party together and they were completely themselves! So much fun! #SipJoyfully

I’m so happy that I can spend time with them like I do. I wouldn’t trade my flexible work schedule for the world. A tea party in the middle of an afternoon with the girls taking turns as photographer.  We laughed and laughed and I continue to be amazed that they want to hang out with their goofball mama.

One of my most favorite passions is spending time with my girls. We enjoyed a quick tea party together and they were completely themselves! So much fun! #SipJoyfully

This one loves that phone and social media. We keep a close eye on what she is doing and we also have tons of fun together.  I have felt closer to her than ever lately and I’m grateful for that… so insanely grateful.

One of my most favorite passions is spending time with my girls. We enjoyed a quick tea party together and they were completely themselves! So much fun! #SipJoyfully

Speaking of that phone… who doesn’t love a good filter? These girls are amazing. When I look at them, I know I’m at least giving the world a little goodness. They are kind and funny and I love them like crazy.  The amount of joy they bring me is endless. I hope they never get too old for tea parties or giggles with mama.

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Boho Girls Room Simply Whitehttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/boho-girls-room-simply-white/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/boho-girls-room-simply-white/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 01:27:07 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=23959 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape®. All opinions are 100% mine. I never thought I would like anything Boho and I never thought I would paint a wall something named Simply White. But I did… and I love it! Boho Girls Room With Simply White Painted Walls This is the reason why I even decided to try out Boho

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I never thought I would like anything Boho and I never thought I would paint a wall something named Simply White. But I did… and I love it!

Boho Girls Room With Simply White Painted Walls

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This is the reason why I even decided to try out Boho and brighten up a paint color.  This girl.  She is happy and colorful and just lights up any room.  She was also tired of the boring yellow walls and mismatched decor in her room, which happens to be the smallest in the house.  Bless her sweet heart.

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This is what her room looked like before, but it was about to get a complete overhaul.  She wanted no more yellow walls, no more oversized bed (after all there should be room to do back handsprings in everyone’s bedroom, right?) and no more lack of her eclectic style. She has watched a million home improvement shows and knows a thing or two about her style.

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When preparing to paint any room, you have to have the right supplies.  We picked out  Simply White paint, it barely eeked by hot pink in the decision race. We also gathered our rollers and my go-to painters tape, FrogTape® brand painter’s tape.FrogTape® is introducing the only tapes in the market treated with PaintBlock®: FrogTape® Multi-Surface and FrogTape® Delicate Surface painter’s tape.

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It is so simple to use and we had the room taped off in less than an hour. This is the best painters tape to use because FrogTape® brand painter’s tape is the only painting tape treated with patented Paintblock® technology. It reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a barrier against paint bleeding so you have sharp lines.

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I even had mini-blogger, La La, helping me.  And then we painted and painted … and then painted some more.

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As you can see, I would not say that I am the cleanest painter and there is still a crisp clean line when the tape is removed!

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Ta da!  A gorgeous white room! We put together an inexpensive daybed, so now there is plenty of tumbling room for my girl.

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My favorite part of the room is the tapestry.  When my sister got married, she danced with my dad to the John Denver song, Sunshine on My Shoulders.  I can still remember it vividly, which I’m so grateful for since has has been gone for over five years now.  That tapestry makes me think of him and her… La La and my sister are a lot of like, so it was fate and also the inspiration for the entire room.

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I love that the white background allows me to go wild with color.  If you know La La, you know that she is vibrant and fun and she loves color.  Bright, bold, and it never all has to match and she can totally pull it off. So fun pillows in every shape, pattern and color and a fun throw were destined for the bed.

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I kind of want to move in to her room… you can’t help but smile when you are in there.

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Golden Tote Reviewhttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/golden-tote-review/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/golden-tote-review/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:44 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=23911 Disclaimer: We were supplied products to review from Golden Tote but all opinions are 100%  our own.  Soooooo…..can I share a secret with you? Shopping gives me hives. Like I hate it. Seriously, all my life. I just want a magic fairy to stop by every now and then and deliver perfectly picked out clothes for me to wear. Can anyone else relate? I hope

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Soooooo…..can I share a secret with you?

Shopping gives me hives.

Like I hate it.

Seriously, all my life.

I just want a magic fairy to stop by every now and then and deliver perfectly picked out clothes for me to wear. Can anyone else relate? I hope so.

With the age of online shopping, the ability to not have to leave your home to shop is quickly becoming a way of life. Enter GOLDEN TOTE.

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Never heard of Golden Tote? It is a wonderful, online way to shop each month without having the commitment of a subscription service or fee.

Let me tell you quickly how it works in 4 easy steps…

1. Choose Your Tote. The first Monday of each month a new “tote” goes on sale at 9am PST. You can choose a Golden Tote (5 items total) a Mini Tote ( 2 items total ) or a Surprise Tote ( 3 items total). Psst. they also will have a few mid-month additions for those of you who just can’t have one tote a month.

2. Pick Your Favorites. Yes, this is the best part. Unlike a monthly subscription service, YOU get to choose some of your favorites to go in your tote depending on which tote you have chosen. The other items will be surprises picked out just for you by the Golden Tote stylists.

3. Select Your Add Ons. Ok this is another way Golden Tote is set apart from other styling services. When you choose a tote, you can also add on other items at reduced prices. They have shoes and accessories to complete that perfect outfit.

4. Create Your Style Profile. Golden Tote has one of the best style profiles I have seen and I have tried quite a few styling services and monthly subscription services. The style profile really helps those fabulous Golden Tote stylists choose your surprise items to include in your tote.

That’s it! Best part…you decide if you want a tote and which one each month. No subscription necessary.

So when we were asked to review a tote, I gladly said.. “You bet!”.

Have you tried Golden Tote? The review by www.uncommondesignsonline.com explains it all.

Let me give you a bit of background on myself. I am a 46 year old stay at home mom to 2 teenagers. I went back to work part time last year and, well only had my mom uniforms. So I have tried a few monthly subscription services because of time and lack of enthusiasm about shopping. I can tell you….I am loving Golden Tote.

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When you receive your tote, well it will come in just that.. a tote! Each month the tote bags are different and so cute. A great bonus!

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I was given the opportunity to review a Golden Tote, so that meant 5 items total. 2 that I specifically chose including size and 3 selected for me based on my style profile. The Golden Tote is $149 and the shipping to you is free.

Let me share with you my items.

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My first chosen item was this beautiful midi dress called the Endless Possibilities Dress. So comfy, and a great length for work. It is warm here until October so this one will be awesome all fall and throw on a dark wash denim jacket over it and I am done! The fabric is polyester but a beautiful weight and color. Love!

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Yep…that is elastic smocking at the waist…can you say comfy! The quality is great and I adore the color on my fair complexion.

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I love the feel and colors of this Everyday Adventures Dress. This was the second of my chosen items. I love a shift dress,but I am not sure if they love me. I think the addition of a simple jean jacket this fall will give me the waist definition that I am missing from this shape. But, the colors just scream fall and I love them.

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The criss cross front detail is so unexpected and unique. I am gonna make this one work for my curvy figure.

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I adore navy and pair it with a fall floral color scheme and, well it is a winner! I actually requested this beautiful She & Sky Floral Pleated Dress in my style profile. Yep, even though it is a surprise item I was able to ask for it. I had seen it on the Golden Tote Instagram account and knew I wanted to try it. I plan on adding a long cardigan when it get cooler to carry me through the fall.

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 This one is a bit short for me but nothing some tights and a long cardigan can’t camouflage. The quality of Golden Tote items was better than I expected. They really do search for quality boutique pieces to offer at great prices. The founders are clothing designers from LA. They work with fashion brands to get you deep discounts and they design clothing items as well.

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My next item was another surprise one. I had mentioned in my style profile that I love throwing on a simple cardigan to carry tops through seasons. This Peach Love Colorblock Cardigan is super soft.

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This style is not really me. I am usually a solid cardigan, non-color block kinda girl. It is also just a bit big on me. But OH SO COMFY! Another benefit to Golden Tote is that you can join a Golden Tote Facebook Group monitored by them where you can buy,sell, and even trade items that do not work out for you. The tote prices are so fabulous that if you love almost everything, it really does make sense to keep the tote and perhaps visit the facebook group to make a trade. They also have a new return policy which allows you to not have to keep the entire tote. You can send back individual items and keep the ones you love.

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My last surprise item was this really cute Le Lis Surprise Back Tank. This is completely out of my comfort zone but my 17 year old daughter gave it the thumbs up for me. I don’t usually go for such a mixed media look. It was a bit sheer so I added a simple navy tank underneath it and it fit perfectly.

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That’s another benefit of using Golden Tote, allowing you to step out of your comfort zone and try something unexpected. All styles are not for everyone, but don’t let your age keep you from trying something new. It is all in the way you style the outfit.

So what are you waiting for? Step out and give Golden Tote a try. You can sign up for their newsletter and/or create an account to get started.

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Have a Fabulous School Year Printable Tagshttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/have-a-fabulous-school-year-printable-tags/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/have-a-fabulous-school-year-printable-tags/#respond Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:41:18 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=23931 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreatewithHP #CollectiveBias As I write this post, I can hear my eight year old snoring like a tiny beautiful bear in the next room.  It is nearly ten o’clock in the morning and school starts in six days.  I know that we should have been waking up early

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As I write this post, I can hear my eight year old snoring like a tiny beautiful bear in the next room.  It is nearly ten o’clock in the morning and school starts in six days.  I know that we should have been waking up early to prepare for the start of school, but my girl was tired!

I used to be so worried about every tiny detail about back to school and I still suffer from my addiction to school supplies. Doesn’t everyone get a high when they see all of the beautifully colored notebooks and folders in the store?

It is back to school time!  These printable tags are great for a little treat for your child, teacher, bus driver... anyone!

The worries of do we have everything we need and will those short jeans pass for capris are still there, but I also worried about my girls’ teachers. Would they be a good fit, would they really get to know my child, would they see if they are struggling, would they instill a hunger for learning?  Bless their sweet hearts with this recovering helicopter mom.  Not this year, though.

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My fears haven’t been quelled because I know who their teachers will be, but because I have a new found love for teachers and I know their capabilities and the large hearts of those in the education system.  In the last couple of years, I have acquired so many new friends in the education field and a few that are studying to become teachers. Let me tell you, their hearts are overflowing with love and a mission for the lives of each child they touch. I have been so inspired by them… their days are long and they have their own families to care for at the end of the day, but they love what they do and it shows.

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I was given the opportunity from HP and Walmart to give this printer to someone.  Through my work with the PTA, I learned that the teachers really have such limited resources and come out of pocket for so many things, I knew that I wanted to give it to a teacher. This would be perfect for the classroom. It is the world’s smallest All-in-One printer, so it wouldn’t take up much space and the ink consumption is top notch. No constant trips to the store to purchase ink cartridges when you have the Original HP high yield ink cartridges.

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Look how great it looks! It is as tall as a cell phone and can print, scan and make copies. You can easily set it up and get connected quickly for wireless so you can even print from any mobile device. You can even scan any object with the HP All-in-One Printer Remote mobile app from your smartphone or your tablet.  The best part… this small, but powerful printer will fit your budget. It is so affordable and would be great for a student, teacher, just about anyone!

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This printer is only available at Wal-Mart in the printer section at , the HP DeskJet 3752 and you can also purchase it online. I used the shipping pass to purchase the printer and it was on my doorstep in two days.

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I wrapped up my printer with a ream of copy paper and attached some cute printable tags that are available for you guys to download and use as well. Click here to download.

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I was so excited to carry my printer package up to our school and deliver it to our principal. I knew she would know which teacher could use it in their classroom.  By the way… she is my favorite principal ever. She is warm and loves each and every child.  She holds their hands as they cross the walkway after school and it is my favorite part of the day.  Those kids are beaming.  She is another reason why I don’t worry about my kids at all while they are at school.  When they are that loved my worries are needless.  I just pray for her and the teachers constantly and I do what I can to help out when they need me.

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Be sure to download a set of “Have a Fabulous Year” printable tags and you can give a sweet surprise to a teacher, your child, or anyone as they prepare for a fresh new start in school this year! You can also visit the Create with HP site for more creative ideas to use with your new printer!

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Have a Ball Summer Partyhttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/have-a-ball-summer-party/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/have-a-ball-summer-party/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:04:15 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=23882 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DayMaid #CollectiveBias Have a Ball this Summer Party I have one favorite thing about summer…. okay maybe a few.  Fun in the sun with friends and yummy treats.  There doesn’t always have to be a major reason for a party, I can be swayed by a forecast of

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Have a Ball this Summer Party

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I have one favorite thing about summer…. okay maybe a few.  Fun in the sun with friends and yummy treats.  There doesn’t always have to be a major reason for a party, I can be swayed by a forecast of sun and time catching up with old friends.

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Today… we were ready to have a ball this Summer breakfast with beach balls, cool water and loads of giggles.

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With this wild crew, they always have something up their sleeve.  They have been friends as long as they can remember and some have been friends since the womb.  They are forever friends.

have a ball party 7To prepare a spread for such an occasion was rather simple.  They love fruit, any kind of juice and they are huge fans of belVita Breakfast Sandwiches, Peanut Butter is their favorite.  What I love best about them is that they taste good they provide 4 hours of nutritious, steady energy and 15g of whole grain. Creamy and yummy and full of goodness! Add in some fruit and you have a really delicious balanced breakfast.

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They also a good sweet dip.  The girls loved the Honey Maid Dippers Honey version and they loved the chocolate dip that went along with it. When added with a serving of low fat dairy like low fat latte or low-fat Greek yogurt and fruit, this makes for a complete breakfast. This chocolate dip was made with yogurt, so paired with the fruit the kids were in heaven!

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The moms loved the Honey Maid Dippers Chocolate, no surprise there.  It also didn’t hurt that there was yummy dip to dip it in! You can definitely dip it in loads of choices from yogurt, pudding, whatever your heart desires! I can’t complain that it is breakfast for me, treats for them!

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How cute was the set-up?  The kids loved waking up to an early morning breakfast and swim with friends.

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They also loved the beach ball sipping cups and the juice bar of OJ, apple juice and water.

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They also had a fun, but headed beach ball volleyball game!

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Here is the best part… you can walk right into your local Walmart and find these beauties in the cookie section. For more inspiration visit http://cbi.as/45n2l .

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There is also an Instant Rebate Coupon on Honey Maid Dippers for .50 off 1 starting 6/6… score!

 

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Outdoor Entertaining – Savor the Summerhttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/outdoor-entertaining-savor-the-summer/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/outdoor-entertaining-savor-the-summer/#respond Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:36:41 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=23869 I love to entertain during the Summer.  Every year as the weather gets warmer, I make plans to clean off the porch, add some new throw pillows and get ready to have some folks over! Outdoor entertaining is so much fun and it can be so easy if you let it! Today I’m going to show you how I prepare for a small gathering, some

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I love to entertain during the Summer.  Every year as the weather gets warmer, I make plans to clean off the porch, add some new throw pillows and get ready to have some folks over! Outdoor entertaining is so much fun and it can be so easy if you let it!

Aidells andouille sausage pasta with Cupcake Wine: Savor the Summer with a simple gathering

Today I’m going to show you how I prepare for a small gathering, some of my favorite wine and a simple, but company-worthy andouille sausage pasta recipe that is to die for! 

Aidells andouille sausage pasta with Cupcake Wine: Savor the Summer with a simple gathering

Let’s talk about set up.  This doesn’t have to cost a fortune or have you working for hours.  I finally got my husband to move our picnic table up to our back porch and I simply placed a fun striped runner down the center of it. I set up a small beverage station by simply placing some shatterproof wine glasses on a tray and added some napkins and a simple starfish.

Aidells andouille sausage pasta with Cupcake Wine: Savor the Summer with a simple gathering

Here is my absolute favorite part… the wine. The Wine Group’s Cupcake® wine is a favorite at our house.  I love the Pinot Grigio, but my husband is a fan of the Chardonnay.  I picked them both up in the refrigerated wine section at my local Publix and so they came ready for a party.

Aidells andouille sausage pasta with Cupcake Wine: Savor the Summer with a simple gathering

The white whines pair perfectly with the pasta dish and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Aidells andouille sausage pasta with Cupcake Wine: Savor the Summer with a simple gathering

This is our favorite recipe for creating a fresh summer pasta dish with something other than chicken! It is so yummy and our kids will even ask for seconds! It is also a one pot meal so clean up is a breeze.

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We used Aidells® Sausage for this recipe.  I love cajun food, so I chose the Adouille flavor and it did not disappoint!  Here is the full recipe so you make this dish for yourself or for the next time company comes to town.

Andouille Sausage Pasta 

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pkg Aidells® Sausage, we used the Cajun Andouille Pork flavor
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped mini peppers
  • 1 cup of spinach, washed
  • 32oz. chicken broth
  • ½ cup milk
  • 8 oz dry pasta, I used spiralized pasta
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage,peppers and onion and cook until browned and softened.
  • Add in chicken broth and milk, then stir in the pasta.
  • Cover and cook until the pasta is al dente, about 15 minutes.
  • Add in handful spinach
  • Stir and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese.

 Aidells andouille sausage pasta with Cupcake Wine: Savor the Summer with a simple gathering

It turns out perfectly everytime and you can pick and choose if you want to add more or less veggies or sausage. If you are feeding more than four people, I would double the recipe.

Aidells andouille sausage pasta with Cupcake Wine: Savor the Summer with a simple gathering

 After you enjoy your meal around the table, be sure to enjoy any leftover wine and savor those moments of Summer.  They are truly magical!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aidells® & The Wine Group. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Cheer Banquet Ideashttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/cheer-banquet-ideas/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/cheer-banquet-ideas/#comments Fri, 06 May 2016 19:42:05 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=23852 You are going to love these cheer banquet ideas! You guys know I love a good party, so the chance to help with the girls cheer banquet was a no-brainer.  The girls worked so hard this year and their teams grew so much, they deserved a beautiful party and a celebration for their efforts.  A few moms and I gathered together to plan an event

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You are going to love these cheer banquet ideas!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

You guys know I love a good party, so the chance to help with the girls cheer banquet was a no-brainer.  The girls worked so hard this year and their teams grew so much, they deserved a beautiful party and a celebration for their efforts.  A few moms and I gathered together to plan an event that they would love. 

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

We had the cheer banquet in the most beautiful room at a church where several of our team’s families attended.  It was such a gorgeous room and one entire side was filled with the prettiest windows.  We decided upon a red flower theme and used the team colors of red, black, white and blue.

tissue paper chair flower

I think my favorite part were these flowers on the chair backs.  They were a last minute decision and the girls adored them.  At the banquet, they wore them as hats, crazy belts, and they each took one home.

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

We made a cheer bow out of two napkins with this sweet polka dot pattern.  They sat right on top of the plates and made quite a statement.

 

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

The tables were set with white plates, cheer bow napkins, embellished cutlery and tissue paper flowers.

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

I love how the simple addition of the palm leaves made the floral arrangements come alive.  Sometimes you just need a bit of green!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

We had a trio of large cans with stripes.  We simply spray painted them white and used electrical tape to make perfect stripes.  The smaller cans were made with polka dots and some silver glitter.  Every cheerleader loves a little bit of bling.

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

The cupcakes had their own table with confetti and a tower made from wrapped boxes.  I found the polka dot paper at Michaels and it was a steal!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

The cupcakes were topped with cheer bow cake toppers.  You have to have some bows with this crowd!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

Even the gift for the coaches was color coordinated!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

We gave each cheerleader a framed team picture and an acrylic cheer bag tag with their name on it.

Cheer Banquet Photo Props

We even had a photo booth with some really fun props and speech bubbles.

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

Any cheer mom can relate to this one!  One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight… do you dream of this at night like me?

 

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

It was a blast and I had so much fun collaborating with all of the moms.  I think some of them realized that they were super crafty after all.  One thing is for sure… we are all expert tissue flower fluffers! I guess we all learned new skills during this cheer season!

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