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Cookie Cakes DIY

Today I’m super excited to share a DIY by Jodi Levine. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since I discovered her work years ago while she was working at Martha Stewart. This project is inspired by her new book Candy Aisle Crafts which comes out August 26. It’s about crafts you can make from the candy aisle and it’s genius. I preordered it last month (you can too by clicking here!) I’ve seen a sneak peek of the book and it is AMAZING. I’m thrilled to say that we’ll be giving away copies for 2 Oh Happy Day readers! Just click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these brilliant little Cookie Cakes.

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Blue Apron Delivery Service

We tried out Blue Apron Ingredient Delivery Service a couple weeks ago and I am seriously obsessed with it. This is a sponsored post but I promise they aren’t paying me to say that! I feel like it is an answer to my cooking conundrum. My dilemma is that I really love to cook. I usually have my kids help and it’s a really great part of the day for our family. When I have time and am on top of things I also really enjoy meal planning and going to the Farmer’s Market to get groceries. In an ideal world I would do it every week and everything would run smoothly. The problem is if I miss the one day of meal planning or the grocery trip then the entire week is thrown off course and we end up getting take out (which is expensive and is usually not super healthy.) What Blue Apron does is makes a meal plan for you (you get to decide if you want fish, meat or vegetarian etc.) and then they ship the ingredients to you for the week . What I love about it is I still get to cook and have that time with my family but I never have that terrifying moment where I don’t know what to do for dinner and there is no food in the house. I also like that it’s flexible. If we have plans to go out with friends then we can make the meals the next day according to our schedule.

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Printable Tracing Paper Candy Wraps

by Alix Sorrell

I’ve always loved the look of vintage candy wrappers. This simple printable takes inspiration from all of those pretty packaged candies and looks especially great if you have some fun colored treats to showcase. Printing on tracing paper can be a little bit tricky but it’s well worth the end result. This printed paper also makes great tissue paper!

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Origami Picnic Boxes DIY

Here is a sweet little idea that would be great for a baby shower or a picnic. The best part is all you need is paper and our handy template to put this together. We’ve partnered with Blue Diamond Almonds for this easy way to serve food at a party or a picnic. (Perfect for holding healthy snack foods like almonds!) These come together really quickly and I like that you can customize colors to suit your party really easily. It’s a nice little easy touch to add to a laid back party. See below for full instructions!

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8 Summer Party Appetizers

I’ve been drooling over these yummy summer appetizer ideas. They give me one more reason to throw a big bash before the season ends!

8 Summer Party Appetizers

1. Caprese Tea Sandwiches | 2. Caramelized Peaches + Cream with Toasted Crumble | 3. Fruit Kabobs | 4. Baby Greek Salads | 5. Kale & White Bean Crostini  | 6. Tomato Toasts | 7. Little Lobster Rolls | 8. Watermelon Mint Lollipops