Spring Mantel

Before I threw the Favorite Things Party, I wanted to invite spring into my home.  Especially since the weather was making me less than convinced it was spring.  I have some fun spring decor that I got out for my 'mantel.'  It's really my entry table since my actual mantel houses the television and will never look super girly and pretty. I know Easter is now past, but this spring mantel could work for at least another month. I started … [Read more...]

15 Enjoyable Easter Crafts For Kids

Easter is upon us...almost! Just over one more week. Have you been doing fun Easter crafts with your kids? Or are you looking to do some? Here is a list of some fun Easter crafts for kids! 1. Yarn Bunny:  How cute is this little yarn bunny?  It's easier than you think! 2. Easter Subway Art:  Everyone loves a good subway art, and its even better in a jelly bean frame! 3. Sugar String Eggs and Baskets:  Make your own egg baskets with sugar … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Use Peeps

Peeps are the Easter candy icon.  You can't go more than ten feet in a grocery store around Easter without running into a Peeps display.  The problem is that Peeps are hard to eat plain...unless you are into marshmallow.  Then you don't have a problem.  But I love marshmallow, as long as it's IN something else.  I can't do marshmallow plain.  So here are 10 Ways to Use Peeps in yummy recipes. Peeps Push Pops Tuxedo Chocolate Dipped … [Read more...]

Quilted Easter Egg

I have been playing with the new fabric collection from Riley Blake called Unforgettable and have just fallen in love with the color scheme!  I thought it would be perfect for something Easter themed, so when Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain asked me to participate in her A-Z series, I knew I would want to do something Quilt related and use this Unforgettable collection. I also happened to have these oval shaped frames from a local wood … [Read more...]

Cadbury Crack

I love chocolate and salty things together.  One day in the not-too-distant past, I bought some Cadbury eggs and some Ritz crackers.  When I got home, somehow they both mysteriously got opened.  And I started to eat them one after the other, and it was sooooo good!  It occurred to me to make some sort of treat that included both the salty butteriness of Ritz with the sweet rich chocolate of Cadbury eggs and my first thought was Christmas … [Read more...]

Easter PEEPS Bouquet

This post was originally published on Time Out For Women Today I'm sharing with you a very easy Easter gift idea using those irresistible marshmallow bunnies--PEEPS.  Easter seems like the time when all of the kids get Easter baskets full of goodies, but what about the rest of us?  There is always a reason to give a little something extra to the loved ones in your life, or even as a way of saying "thank you" to anyone at all who has helped you … [Read more...]

15 Easter Crafts to Try

I have an Easter and Spring Projects Link Party  going on and here are some of my favorite Easter Crafts from the party!  To see the rest, go visit the party and link up something of your own!  {Heads up--Next week I will be doing features for the theme of Spring!} I have to confess that Easter is probably my Achilles heel of holiday decorating.  This time of year always seems to just make me tired and I'm like 'meh' with decorating for … [Read more...]

Easter Chocolate Bundt Cake

I've been excited to make this bundt cake for a very long time. It's my all-time favorite cake recipe. It's SO chocolatey, moist, gooey goodness. And I wanted to decorate it for Easter! So what better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than to make an Easter cake? Haha! Yes, sometimes I am THAT blogger...the one putting up Christmas decorations in October so I can post pictures for all of you.  But seriously, I bet you wish you ate dinner at my … [Read more...]