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Individual Blueberry Lemon No-Bake Cheesecake Jars

Blueberry Lemon No Bake Cheesecake Jars – an easy and delicious make-ahead summer dessert!   Use this simple no-bake recipe when you need a quick and crowd-pleasing dessert.  This is a dessert with lots of possibilities!  You'll have fun playing with different flavors and toppings for this one.   Plus, they’re perfectly portable if you want to take them on your next BBQ, picnic or trip to the beach!    These yummy treats are the perfect summertime dessert.  Light and full of layers of goodness - sweet cream cheese with lemony flavor, and a delightful homemade blueberry sauce. … you will love. You can make these ahead and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.  And of course, the mason jar is perfect for those times when you need a dessert for your cookout or picnic… just grab and go.   Have fun decorating them too!! BLUEBERRY LEMON NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE JARS RECIPE INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries  1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 cup water ½ cup fresh lemon juice 1/4

5 Easy Steps For Creating A Festive Patriotic Table

Hello sweet friends!   It's hard to believe.  Memorial Day is days away and i f you love the idea of hosting family and friends for the unofficial start of summer, then I have a few ideas that will offer inspiration and help you set a fun and patriotic table with everyday dinner plates and glassware. Keep in mind that your table doesn’t have to be elaborate to be festive.  For this tables, I kept the colors solid.  I just went with the traditional red, white and blue colors.  No need to buy more plates… Follow the simple steps below and in no time, you will have a charming and buzz worthy Memorial Day table that you can put together in no time.    Step 1:  Pull Out Your Red, White, and Blue Party Decorations Gather all your patriotic decorations such as small flags, treat cups, ice cream cups, and straws.  Most of my patriotic decorations came from the Dollar Store.  These small party essentials will help you set a festive tone without too much investment yet w

My Blooming Lilacs

Hello everyone!  Are you a fan of lilacs?   It is spring and the lilac shrubs in our garden are exploding with gorgeous and fragrant lilac blooms.  And when I see our shrubs full of these spectacular blooms, I stop whatever I am doing, run outside to clip a few branches and grab my camera to capture their enduring beauty.   I LOVE lilacs!!!  In fact, my love affair with this beautiful classic began twelve years ago when we purchased our home and I discovered a couple of shrubs on our property.  It was early spring when we moved in and the lilacs were just starting to bloom.  I didn't know anything about lilacs then but I knew that these flowers were something special just by their captivating beauty and glorious scent!!   After much research, our collection of lilac bushes evolved.  It has grown from two to eight shrubs - we have added white and dark purple.   I combine them with roses  which turn into a dramatic floral display during springtime.  And let's not forget the sweet

Add Personality To A Room With Stylish Wall Art

Choosing what to hang on the walls can be daunting for many of us.  Believe me, I get it!  Especially because there so many rules and endless possibilities .  Often, we end-up with plain walls with zero personality because we don't want to give it too much thought.  But we got this friends!   It's time to give those empty walls some personality....  Artwork is an easy and an affordable way to add interest and style in a space.  You can choose a large scale single piece, like I did, or you can create a gallery wall to make a bold statement. But be intentional with your pieces!!  Remember that you will be spending time in these rooms and for that reason, be mindful of the art work that you will choose to display on your walls.  Go for art that captures your artistic eye, inspires you and makes you happy!!!  I am thrilled to be be collaborating with Photowall to offer a few basic tips that will help you create a space that is stylish and that's decorated tastefully. I have al

A Sunny Spring Table Two Ways - Using Basic White Plates

If you are passionate about entertaining like I am, then you know that investing in a set of white dinnerware is a must.  They are essential for food stylists, bloggers, cookbook authors and for anyone that prefer a timeless and versatile option for everyday use.   A set of white plates can be instantly transformed into something special and sophisticated by simply adding a patterned tablecloth.  Elevate the table with  romantic flowers, vintage flatware and stylish napkins.  Even a chic place card can do wonders!   Lately, I've noticed that I am sticking to basic pieces and adding personality and seasonal touches with accent/salad plates.  So much less to store with minimal out-of-pocket costs. My favorite white plates mix easily with seasonal accents to create a table that welcomes springtime.  Cheerful yellow and vibrant tulips spread the joy of the season on this happy table. I've created two inviting spring tables using basic white plates topped with floral accent plates t