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Apr 22

Frozen Strawberry Margarita


It’s almost time for Cinco de Mayo and time to celebrate with a Frozen Strawberry Margarita.  Enjoy the celebrations and enjoy the recipe!

 

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I love Cinco de Mayo – the colors, the food, the festivities.

 

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

You can make a frozen strawberry margarita in a blender, or in a Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker like this one.

 

 

If you want to make one at home, they are available on Amazon.

And of course they have to be served with a paper umbrella.

 

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

Do you have a fun set to serve them in?

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Click on the recipe card to open a new window for a printable version.

 

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

More Cinco de Mayo Ideas

 

Susan at Organized 31 is sharing a delicious Cheesy Black Bean Dip Recipe.

 

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Cynthia at Feeding Big shares a wonderful Pico De Gallo with us.

 

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What about you?  Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?  What is your favorite way to celebrate?

 

Love, hugs, and salt or no salt on your ‘rita?

 

Holly

 

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Apr 21

DIY Vintage 70′s Wreath


This is the super fun DIY vintage 70′s wreath that is on our front door – perfect for spring.

 

DIY Vintage 70's Floral Wreath by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I’ve had this amazing vintage 70′s fabric sitting around waiting for a project.  I found the fabric at a yard sale, and it reminded me of my childhood bedroom.

 

Then I saw Jenna’s Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Wreath.   Check it out over at Rain on a Tin Roof.  I knew I had my project and I dropped a note to Jenna to let her know how inspired and excited I was.

 

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The Supplies

 

The only thing I had to purchase was a wreath form.  I had the fabric and other miscellaneous supplies.

 

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The Project

 

I laid the form on top of the fabric to make sure I had enough.

 

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I cut a hole in the middle, and started spray-gluing the fabric around the form.  I went back and used the hot glue gun for the bigger pieces folded over.

 

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I hot glued the adorable butterfly, and added a pretty yellow ribbon.  What used to be someone’s curtains is now adorning our front door.  Don’t you love re-purposing vintage materials?

 

DIY Vintage 70's Floral Wreath by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I was going to add some additional flowers, but I think this butterfly holds his own.

 

DIY Vintage 70's Floral Wreath by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Welcome guests and welcome spring!

 

DIY Vintage 70's Floral Wreath by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Want more 70′s vintage?

 

Have you seen the 1970 Oleg Cassini dress I wore to the Garden Show?

 

Vintage Oleg Cassini dress by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Love, hugs, and yes, I’m still a bit of a flower child!

 

Holly

 

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Apr 20

DIY Nautical Mason Jar


The inspiration for this DIY nautical mason jar came from two places.  First, I saw the post from the Quinton Wench – pinned to my Pinterest DIY Board AND added to my DIY folder.  Then… I saw it again on While He was Napping.  I couldn’t help myself.  I had to try.

 

DIY Nautical Mason Jar by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

But… I wasn’t sure about all of those knots.  This is what the project from Quinton Wench looked like.  Beautiful, don’t you agree?

 

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I was afraid.  Very, very afraid!  Then I remembered this rope ribbon I had, and wondered if I could make something similar.  Here’s how it turned out:

 

DIY Nautical Mason Jar by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 Project DIY

 

I wanted to make this with a large blue mason jar.  I know I have one in the house somewhere and after 30 minutes of searching, I couldn’t find it.  Sigh…and I pride myself on being uber organized.

 

The materials were very simple.  I knew I would need some kind of glue.  Hot glue is too thick, and spray glue would make the jar sticky forever.  I didn’t know how using Mod Podge would turn out, but it actually worked quite nicely.  Everything I used for this project, I already had, so nothing was purchased new.

 

DIY Nautical Mason Jar by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I used two strips of the “rope ribbon” (no clue what it’s officially called so we’ll go with that name ok?).  Turned the Mason jar upside down and glued and wrapped it to cover all four sides.

 

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The hands-on time for this project was mere minutes, but it did take several hours in between for drying time.  Once the bottom was dry, I glued the rope ribbon up each of the four sides of the jar.  The Mod Podge dries clear and actually gave the glass this really nifty tempered look.

 

Also good to note that I didn’t glue it to the very top – I left the last 1/2 inch or so at the top unglued.

 

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Once the Mod Podge was dry, I carefully cut the rope ribbon at the top.  I wanted enough left to cover the groove at the top, but not go over the top.  Does that make sense?

 

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And then I wrapped it with the jute yarn enough times to cover everything up.  Instead of making it into a lantern, I filled it with wine corks and it now holds a place of honor in the almost finished guest bath.

 

DIY Nautical Mason Jar by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

More Bathroom DIY Projects

 

See the shelf the jar is sitting on?  Remember that easy DIY?

 

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On the other wall of the bathroom is the DIY serenity sign.

 

Serenity framed print decor by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

While I am still coveting the other ladies beautiful DIY, I think mine turned out pretty good… or at least good enough.  I don’t represent the super crafty person, I represent the normal and average person who likes to DIY once in awhile and I know my limits.  I’m here today to tell you don’t be afraid to try.  At the end of the day, it’s still a lot of fun.

 

Love, hugs, and not quite at the end of my rope.

 

Holly

 

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Apr 18

Holocaust Remembrance – Dachau

April 28th is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and today I’m going to share some pictures from my trip to Dachau when I was vacationing in Germany almost 10 years ago.  These pictures do NOT contain graphic images, nor am I going to write about the Holocaust in any kind of detail.  I do have some younger readers and followers and this is one of those topics I feel is best left to the parents.  That being said, each picture will contain a word or two and nothing more.

 

I’m not Jewish, but have Jewish friends I am very close to.  I’m having a hard time writing this post for obvious reasons and with that, I’m going to share some of the pictures.

 

Entrance

Entrance to Dachau by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 Map of Concentration Camps in WWII

Map of Concentration Camps WWII - by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 Where daily roll call took place

 

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Beds

Beds at Dachau by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 Memorial Structure to depict the suffering

Sculpture at Dachau by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 Never again.

 

Never Again - Dachau by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Love, hugs, and never again.

 

Holly

 

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Apr 17

Vintage Flowers


What did I wear to the opening day at the AHS Garden Show…. why vintage flowers of course!

 

Vintage Oleg Cassini dress by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

This dress is vintage Oleg Cassini circa 1970.  On a taller person, it’s a cute 70′s profile to hit above the knees, but for me, it’s a more um… modest length to hit perfectly at the knees.  How adorable is this dress for a beautiful spring day at the garden show?

 

Vintage Oleg Cassini dress by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I channeled my inner SJP and wore it with a long double strand of pearls, knee high boots, and a top knot in my hair.  I love vintage clothes, but I didn’t want to look like I walked out of 1970 (although technically I kinda did LOL!), so I paired the vintage dress with modern accessories.

 

Vintage Oleg Cassini dress by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Oleg Designs for Jackie Kennedy

 

While he is not one of my favorite designers, Oleg Cassini definitely made his name in fashion.  Did you know that he designed for First Lady Jackie Kennedy?  Want to learn more?

 

 Article:  Vintage Style: Jackie Kennedy’s Oleg Cassini Peach Bow Dress

 

Jackie Kennedy in Oleg Cassini

 

Can you believe the same person designed both of these dresses?

 

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What about you?  Which Oleg Cassini dress is your style?  Are you more conservative or do you walk on the funkalicious side?  Or both?

 

Love, hugs, and a classic will never go out of style.

 

Holly

 

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Apr 16

Best Roasted Red Potatoes


This is hands down the best roasted red potatoes recipe ever.  Seriously.

 

Best Red Potatoes Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Delicious AND easy to make.  Red potatoes are a good source of Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin C.  I personally like red potatoes much better than standard potatoes.

 

Best Red Potatoes Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Quarter the potatoes, then mix with Emeril’s Essence and some olive oil.  And then bake until they reach your desired crispiness.

 

Best Red Potatoes Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Recipe

 

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Best Red Potatoes Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 Goes With…

 

These red potatoes go perfect with Sunday Steve’s Bachelor Chicken.  Have you tried that yet?

 

Sunday Steve's Bachelor Chicken by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

What are you waiting for?  Grab your Flirty Apron and let’s get cooking!

Love, hugs, and five potato, six potato, seven potato MORE!

 

Holly

 

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Apr 15

Who is Your Favorite Person?

 

Who is your favorite person?

Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb
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Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don’t enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

Not sure what to write about? Take a look at what some of the people at Blurb say about their favorite people.

Who is YOUR favorite person?

 

Love, hugs, and how could I narrow it down to one?

 

Holly

 

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Apr 15

Daffodil Days


Daffodil Days was always one of the American Cancer Society’s signature events.  They no longer officially sponsor it, but organizations all over the world still use Daffodil Days to raise money and awareness for cancer.  Today, it’s a simple tablescape centerpiece hand picked from my garden.  Take a few minutes and enjoy how beautiful they are.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Daffodils are the poster child for spring.  After the dead of winter, daffodils are one of the first flowers to bloom.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

They don’t just bloom… their bright yellow color screams “SPRING” at the top of their lungs.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

What a beautiful symbol of cancer recovery… and how you start to bloom and grow again.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The past few months have been tough for four friends and loved ones.  Please keep my dearest “warrior brother and sisters” in your prayers as they are struggling through some rough cancer treatment – Garnet, Denise, Cookie, and Mindie.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Please add these dear friends to your prayer list.  They will feel the silent love.  And bloom in the midst of their trials.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

A little bonus… here are some of the spring daffodils and bluebells from our garden.  The row of all white daffodils are in my next door neighbor’s yard.

 

Daffodils by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 

Daffodils by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Daffodils by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Daffodils by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Want more inspiration from the garden?  Have you read my article, “What are you Growing?”

 

Love, hugs, and bloom where you are planted.

 

Holly

 

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Apr 14

What Are You Growing?


For today’s post, I’m going to send you over to my friends at the Breast Cancer Yoga Blog to read my article on “What Are You Growing?”  This article is for anyone, not just breast cancer survivors.  It’s a bit of self-reflection you might say.  Come join me!

 

April Showers Porch Vignette by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Why are you still here?  Click on THIS LINK and enjoy a little of my daily inspiration.

 

Love, hugs, and see you over there!

 

Holly

 

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Linking to these fun and fabulous parties:
Monday - Monday FundayMaking MondayMore the Merrier MondayMonday BloomInspiration MondayIn and Out of the Kitchen – Feeding BigMet Monday - Between Naps on the PorchMake Your Home Sing, The DIYersProject Inspire{d}Frugal Crafty HomeBusy MondayMake it Pretty MondayTDC Before and After, How Do You do It,
 
Tuesday - Inspire Me TuesdayPower of PaintReturn to LovelinessYou’re Gonna Love it TuesdayTuesday’s TableEmpty Your ArchiveShare Your StuffSalt Tree SocialShare it Link PartyTuesday TreasuresTuesday ConfessionalTake a Look TuesdayMaria Elenas DecorTurn it Up TuesdayTips and TricksHit Me With Your Best ShotTreasure Box Tuesday,               
 
Wednesday - Centerpiece WednesdayWow Us WednesdayHookin on Hump DayDucks N a RowWhat I Wore WednesdayCuisine KathleenMoms Test KitchenStart at HomeWork it WednesdayWonderful WednesdaysBefore and After WednesdayMoonlight and Mason JarsBloom Designs,        
 
Thursday - Organized 31Between Naps on the PorchNo Minimalist HereFrom My Front Porch to YoursMade in a DayCrafty Thursday ObsessionsAll Things With PurposeA Delightsome LifeKrafty InspirationFabulously Frugal ThursdayThursday S.T.Y.L.E.,        
 
Friday - Dedicated HouseTablescaper Places I’ve BeenThe Life of the PartyKitchen Fun with My 3 SonsLink Party Palooza,  Craftionary Friday Link PartyPin JunkieCraft Frenzy FridayFriday’s FiveBest of the WeekendParty Junk, Inspire MeFrugalicious FridayPin Me Link PartyPractically FunctionalFollow Along FridayMeet the NeighborsFridays UnfoldedGet Him FedJunkin Joe,          
   
Weekend - Be Different Act NormalTablescaper Seasonal SundaysNifty ThriftyUSS CraftyGet Your DIY OnSuburbs MamaSpotlight SaturdayCraft, Create, InspireSerenity SaturdaySunday Best Linky PartyHappiness is Homemade,   
 

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Apr 13

AHS Spring Garden Show


Some folks get excited for the opening day of baseball season… I was excited for the opening day of the American Horticulture Society (AHS) Spring Garden Show.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The River Farm Gardens on George Washington’s estate are beautiful, and the perfect location for a garden show, overlooking the Potomac River.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Local vendors were out selling their prize plants, flowers, and other various garden sundries.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I didn’t purchase anything, but took plenty of pictures and copious notes for ideas for our garden, especially the front flower garden.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

We are still going through a major garden transformation at the Homestead, and this year’s focus is the front flower garden.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

There were so many different kinds of flowers and plants, I was excited to see all of the new varieties.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Right now I have the flower garden plan on paper.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be planting and planting and planting…..

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

… and weeding and weeding and weeding.  :-)

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The front flower garden is the first thing you see when walking up to the front door, how on earth am I going to decide on what flowers to plant?  It was a perfect day to walk around the Garden Show and get a bunch of ideas.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I love the blank slate of a flower garden to start new.  To plant new.  To make the space beautiful with beautiful flowers.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Inside was the judging of the flower show.  All of these daffodils look the same to me, but obviously some of them are more prized than others.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The fragrance in this room was amazing.  It smelled like spring.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

On the way out, some alpaca’s were there to wish us well.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Hey there good lookin’!

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Want to see the actual River Farm Gardens?

 

River Farm Garden Tour by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Hope you enjoyed the garden show!

 

Love, hugs, and flower power!

 

Holly

 

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Linking to these fun and fabulous parties:
Monday - Monday FundayMaking MondayMore the Merrier MondayMonday BloomInspiration MondayIn and Out of the Kitchen – Feeding BigMet Monday - Between Naps on the PorchMake Your Home Sing, The DIYersProject Inspire{d}Frugal Crafty HomeBusy MondayMake it Pretty MondayTDC Before and After, How Do You do It,
 
Tuesday - Inspire Me TuesdayPower of PaintReturn to LovelinessYou’re Gonna Love it TuesdayTuesday’s TableEmpty Your ArchiveShare Your StuffSalt Tree SocialShare it Link PartyTuesday TreasuresTuesday ConfessionalTake a Look TuesdayMaria Elenas DecorTurn it Up TuesdayTips and TricksHit Me With Your Best ShotTreasure Box Tuesday,               
 
Wednesday - Centerpiece WednesdayWow Us WednesdayHookin on Hump DayDucks N a RowWhat I Wore WednesdayCuisine KathleenMoms Test KitchenStart at HomeWork it WednesdayWonderful WednesdaysBefore and After WednesdayMoonlight and Mason JarsBloom Designs,        
 
Thursday - Organized 31Between Naps on the PorchNo Minimalist HereFrom My Front Porch to YoursMade in a DayCrafty Thursday ObsessionsAll Things With PurposeA Delightsome LifeKrafty InspirationFabulously Frugal ThursdayThursday S.T.Y.L.E.,        
 
Friday - Dedicated HouseTablescaper Places I’ve BeenThe Life of the PartyKitchen Fun with My 3 SonsLink Party Palooza,  Craftionary Friday Link PartyPin JunkieCraft Frenzy FridayFriday’s FiveBest of the WeekendParty Junk, Inspire MeFrugalicious FridayPin Me Link PartyPractically FunctionalFollow Along FridayMeet the NeighborsFridays UnfoldedGet Him FedJunkin Joe,          
   
Weekend - Be Different Act NormalTablescaper Seasonal SundaysNifty ThriftyUSS CraftyGet Your DIY OnSuburbs MamaSpotlight SaturdayCraft, Create, InspireSerenity SaturdaySunday Best Linky PartyHappiness is Homemade,   

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