Grilled fruit pizza

BBQing? Why not throw on dessert? This Grilled Fruit Pizza is an easy & yummy way to end a summer meal!

Barbecuing is in full swing around this part of the country (mostly because it's too darn hot to cook inside!) and we are excited to share 6 new recipes with you this week in honor of swapping out my hand-me-down grill for a brand new one. The hubster was thrilled to choose our new STOK® Quattro 4-burner gas grill  and we are thrilled to be a part of the STOK® Revolution's Hall of Flame, featuring celebrity recipes that are downright delicious! Because the 4th of July is right around the corner, we're sharing dessert first with our grilled fruit pizza. Mmmm! STOK®  is know for its popular interchangeable cooking inserts and … continue reading

30+ 4th of July desserts

30+ yummy 4th of July desserts |via LollyJane.com

Well the 7th Creative Connection group link party was a success!  We had so many fun 4th of July desserts linked up, we had to share them before the big day arrives.  Kelli will be in Utah for the 4th and Kristi in California...Arizona is an amazing state but it's just too darn hot to actually celebrate the 4th correctly!  We'll be enjoying time with our families and you bet we'll be whipping up a dessert or two as well!  YUM! Red White & Blue Pudding Pops |Like Mother Like Daughter via Lolly Jane Patriotic Sugar Cookies |She's Kinda Crafty Naked Cake |Ooh La Lovely Gluten Free American Pie |Pins & Procrastination American Flag Marshmallow Pops |The Cards We … continue reading

the Creative Collection group link party

The Creative Collection link party! Link up your creativity now! (:

Happy Friday! We've had a busy week here on the blog and in case your week was busy too, here's a little roundup of what we've been up to... our fresh-off-the-stand issue of Creative Spaces, Vol. 3 arrived with our very first 4-page magazine spread! Yay! Kelli revealed her refreshed kissed-by-summer master bedroom update: We had our cute contributor (and new mom) Aimee from LMLD share the perfect summer drink, a mint cherry limeade: And our newest contributor Stephanie from Life Created showed us a mouth watering garden dipping oil: We also have an online photography class giveaway going on from Live Sweet so be sure to enter! (: Now let's party!! Happy weekend, … continue reading

fresh garden dipping oil

Fresh garden Dipping Oil recipe. YUM!! |via lollyjane.com

We are super stinkin excited to announce a new foodie contributor to the Lolly Jane team!  Stephanie from Life Created is an AH-MAY-ZING photographer!! We love her so much that we took a food photog class from her and learned a TON!  We threw it out there if she ever wanted to join, she was welcome anytime.  She took us up on our offer and you are oh so lucky to see her gorgeous work.  She rocks! Take it away, Steph! Having spent time growing up in the wine country of Northern California, it was common for our family to eat breads/cheeses/meats with dipping oils as appetizers. I was lucky enough to live a short drive away from Napa, and we visited many wineries that served delectable oils … continue reading

Online Photography Class | Giveaway

sSweet Life Photography Workshop | Free ticket via www.lollyjane.com

Hello and Happy Thursday!  We've had quite the eventful couple of days already!  We're still on a high from our craft room being plastered all over Creative Spaces vol 3 magazine earlier this week!!  Too bad we didn't have the power of photography under our hood, our own shots of the craft room could have been a little better from our perspective.  Lucky us, Lindsey from Live Sweet is having a DIY online photography class.  We just registered and CAN'T WAIT!!  {We took a food class from one of our lovely foodie contributors, Steph from Life Created, earlier this year.}  She definitely helped us up our game but when it comes to taking large scale snap shots of STUFF, we definitely lack the … continue reading

mint cherry limeade

Mint Cherry Limeade, yum!! |via lollyjane.com

We're happy to have Aimee from Like Mother Like Daughter back today sharing her delicious mint cherry limeade!  We know you'll love it! Did you all have a happy first day of summer? It's not like its a holiday to celebrate, but summer sure is wonderful, isn't it? Summer to me used to mean no school, which was the best of all. But I still love it - sunshine, laying out, going to the pool, grilling meats, eating lots of watermelon, and drinking lots of refreshing drinks. What does summer mean for you? Like I said, the hot weather of summer time makes it perfect to sit pool side, soak up some rays and sip down on a refreshing drink. This mint cherry limeade is perfectly refreshing and … continue reading

Magazine feature… yay!

Awesome mag full of craft spaces! | via lollyjane.com

So you may remember when we were prepping for a professional photo shoot in Kelli's bright & cheery craft room, (and went into panic mode which included tearing out the carpet, sanding down the concrete floors then painting them in chunky yellow stripes. Phew! LOL) Well it all went off without a hitch and that mad rush to finish Lolly Jane's official headquarters once and for all was getting all gussied up for its recent publication in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking's Creative Spaces magazine, Volume 3 this month: This issue displays over 200 photos of 152 ideas to create an inspiring space that is jam packed with clever craft tool supply organization, storage solutions … continue reading

Master Bedroom Refresh, hello yellow!

Master Bedroom Refresh, hello yellow! Gorgeous duvet + shams! | via www.lollyjane.com

Do you switch out your linens seasonally?  One of my close friends does this and I always thought she was bonkers, who can afford to swap every bed set out when the weather changes?? And she even has four seasons, here in AZ we only have two.  And that second one isn't much different than the first, lol!  Well now that I've refreshed my bedroom for summer...I totally get it!!  My room feels happy and matches the bright sun outside.  I love it!  And all I did was swap some linens around...totally loving my master bedroom refresh, hello yellow! Crane & Canopy supplied this gorgeous duvet, Montgomery Yellow.  I love it.  I chose Euro shams in place of standards and couldn't be happier. … continue reading

Summer Recipe and Ideas

25 summer ideas and recipes!

Happy Weekend! We're still goin' strong during our 7th Creative Collection group link party.  We had so many inspiring link-ups, we had to share a handful today!  We thought these 25 Summer Recipe and Ideas would be just the right thing to get you decked out for summer!  From home tours to cute pillows to yummy food + drinks, we've got you covered to have a great summer! Summer Home Tour |A Home Full of Color via A Stroll Through Life Summer Wood Bunting |The Crafted Sparrow DIY Cork Chalkboard |Lemon Thistle Mini Lemon Tarts |The Casual Craftlete Cottage Style Summer House Tour |The Happy Housie Banana Raspberry Icebox Cake |Just Short of Crazy DIY Outdoor … continue reading

The Creative Collection group link party

The Creative Collection link party! Link up your creativity now! (:

Happy Friday!!  We're happy you're here at The Creative Collection group link party, where you link up your ideas to get exposure on 8 great blogs!  This week at Lolly Jane, Kristi whipped up four gorgeous patriotic mason jar free printables.  Have you downloaded your favorite yet? We shared our experience visiting As You Wish pottery painting, if you're a local. Must check out their Dr Seuss inspired summer classes!  Just Rhonda shared some yummy Double Chunk Chocolate Cookies with us, can't wait to bake 'em ourselves! We built this fun moose head frame, really easy to make!  The diagonal gray stripes are our fav! We also spotlighted YOU!  Loving your 20+ cute Patriotic … continue reading

Patriotic mason jar printables {free!}

Cute (FREE) patriotic mason jar printable perfect for the 4th! via @lollyjaneblog #4thofJuly #printable

I JUST discovered Etsy! I mean, I've known about Etsy for ages but I've just noticed how stinkin' cute the digital graphics are on there and I simply can't get enough! I spied this darling mason jar set (you KNOW we're suckers for anything related to ball jars!) and popped these cute flags inside, added some free fonts and viola! Free patriotic mason jar printables, just perfect for the 4th! Here's a few more styles for you to choose from: Click the text style below to download for free then simply print in 8x10 size and enjoy! Let Freedom Ring Blank (no text) Happy Independence Day God Bless the USA Please pin it for future reference and to share the love with … continue reading

As You Wish pottery |Summer Classes

As You Wish pottery / cake stand

As You Wish pottery so kindly invited my kiddos to experience a sneak peek of their summer classes.  We were excited to go since I took my daughter in March along with three of her cousins for her birthday party.  It was so fun!!  So my other three kiddos were happy to be included this time around and I can't say enough how much fun they had.  I took pottery classes in high school and loved it.  I still have 2 pots that we use for change!  You'll want to sign up your kids for at least one class, it's Dr Seuss themed and so cute! This is the Fingerprint Tree Plate we made for each of my kids.  It's after the book, The Giving Tree, and most of the plate is made from your kids fingerprints. … continue reading

Double Chocolate Chunk cookies

Yummy DOUBLE chocolate chunk cookies!! |via lollyjane.com

Hello again Lolly Jane Readers!! I'm glad to be back here sharing something I love...COOKIES!!   I love making cookies. In fact our cookie jar is pretty much always full. Most kids who live by us know that and even will check the cookie jar for cookies when they come over.  I hope you'll just love these double chocolate chunk cookies! One of my favorite things was a summer or two ago someone pulled out a bag of cookies from the store and Eli said to her looking at the bag "Cookies come in a bag???" He had no idea you could buy them. ;) I have cookie recipes that I have gathered from friends and other places that I love when I am looking for a certain kind. I love chocolate chip … continue reading

moose wood framed sign

Fun striped moose head framed sign tutorial |via lollyjane.com

Happy Monday!  We are kickin off the week with a fun DIY project, isn't this moose wood framed sign so fun?  We love the animal head trend and thought we should add to the collection.  This mustard moose is the perfect rustic touch to your home.  The gray and white diagonal stripes would match any style since they're neutral but that fun colored moose wood framed sign is a great pop of color.  Keep reading for the free moose head printable if building this frame seems out of your league (; To get an idea of what animal heads were more popular for our latest craft night, we used Bing to search for inspiration, their Rewards Program rocks.  Basically, we can search our DIY obsessive … continue reading

20+ cute patriotic ideas

20+ cute Patriotic ideas! Great for the 4th of July |via lollyjane.com

We are in full patriotic mode with Father's Day being over now.  We've already started posting some of our own goods for this year but had to share YOUR ideas from our current weekend link party.  Y'all are so talented, LOTS of eye candy to get you ready for the 4th of July!!  Hope you'll implement some of the 20+ cute patriotic ideas, and be sure to visit the talented bloggers we've featured too!! 4th of July gift basket |Tatertots + Jello Stars + Stripes Flower Pot |Lolly Jane Foam Firecracker Slingshot |Lolly Jane Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote |Titi Crafty Nautical Star Banner |The Thinking Closet 4th of July printable |Simple as That Patriotic … continue reading

Creative Collection group link party #6

The Creative Collection link party! Link up your creativity now! (:

Welcome to the Creative Collection group link party!!  One spot to link up, eight blogs to be seen...whoop!  We had a busy week ourselves, how about you?  We crafted up some cute goods like our stars + stripes patriotic flower pot, a quick makeover of a frame turned dry erase board, plus our cute foodie contributor, Carrie/My Recipe Confessions shared this yummy Southwestern club sandwich, come to mama! Looking for bedroom inspiration? We teamed up with Crane + Canopy to bring you some refreshing master bedroom ideas, love it all! Plus we shared YOUR ideas!  Check out your inspiring fun summer ideas, and Father's Day printables & ideas! Speaking of YOUR ideas, here … continue reading

Southwestern club sandwich

Southwestern Club Sandwich with avocado spread via @myrecipeconfessions

We're happy to welcome our sweet monthly contributor Carrie from My Recipe Confessions! With my kids out of school, our summer vacation is in full swing and our schedules are filling up fast! Between dance, baseball, swim lessons, and camping trips, there isn't a whole lot of time for dinner preparation. Not to mention the fact that it is already hot outside, so who wants to heat their house up even more by turning on the oven? I certainly don't and that is another reason why I love to make my Southwestern Club Sandwich. I also love the fact that it is fast to prepare and it just tastes absolutely amazing!   These sandwiches are great to make ahead of time. You can wrap … continue reading

stars + stripes patriotic flower pot

Stars and stripes flower pot, perfect for year round or any patriotic holiday! via @lollyjaneblog

If I could be a flower pot, I would be this stars + stripes patriotic flower pot!  Even though I wouldn't fit in year round (;  I love the chippiness of it, the old aged look of it, and the fact that it is all about the U S of A!  We've always been a little star obsessed since our teen years, even decorated our teenage cars in stars, and have been known to draw them on our feet!  We've partnered up with 109 other bloggers to give you the mother of all patriotic ideas blog hop! Read on to make your own 4th of July flower pot then visit the other fun ideas too! Supplies: This is a quick project that took me about an hour to make.  (My blow dryer is key to speed up the process ;)  Start with … continue reading

Framed polka dot dry-erase board

Turn a thrifted frame to a cute dry-erase board in less than 30 minutes! via @lollyjaneblog

It's the 10th, yippee! We've been looking forward to another fabulously themed roundup from 9 other bloggers who are making POLKA DOTS look good for this months theme! Who doesn't love polka dots, right? So fun, playful and classic. Each month we love seeing how each blogger takes the theme and runs with it... and this month is no different. You can see my framed polka dot dry-erase board below and then be sure to click over to see what everyone else is sharing as well! Such amazing projects and loadsof pinworthy fun! 1. Summer Punch Card from Thirty Handmade Days 2. Popcorn Cake from Your Homebased Mom 3. Polka Dot Jewelry Boxes from eighteen25 4. Polka Dot Photo Booth Background … continue reading

refreshing bedroom ideas

Love these gorgeous items that would make an absolutely refreshing retreat! via @lollyaneblog

Ah, summer! Time to swap out the bedding for lighter, fresh colors. Check out these gorgeous refreshing bedroom ideas from Crane & Canopy ... from linens to candles, duvets to throws and everything in between, they've got you covered (quite literally! hee hee!) We hope you love this gorgeous mood board that will inspire some refreshing bedroom ideas for you! 1 embroidered sheet set | 2 ruffled pillows | 3 entertainment & gifts | 4 luxe cotton down comforter | 5 relaxation | 6 patterned collections | 7 entertainment & gifts | 8 textured collection | 9 studded throw pillows | 10 relaxation | 11 patterned throws You may remember from my coastal master bedroom reveal that I … continue reading