Fab Friday – Fun Free Easter Printables

Last year, we shared some adorable Easter Tag Printables, and we thought we’d share them again for all our new friends and readers!

These free Easter printable tags are 2 inches round, and come 20 to a sheet.  The downloads are in a PDF format file.  Just download, print, and then cut.  (We recommend a circle punch, like THIS ONE, but scissors work too!  Punches are lost cost and once you have one you’ll find zillions of reasons to use it)

You can punch a hole and add tags to your party favors with string or ribbon… or use the design as a cupcake topper.  If you decide to print them on STICKER paper, these will make great seals for favor bags or boxes. You can also make adorable Easter cupcake toppers out of them!

Get the BLUE BUNNY tag here.

Get the YELLOW BUNNY tag here.

Happy Friday!!

Theme Thursday – Boys’ Birthday Ideas – BIG trucks!

I’ve shared some great ideas recently for GIRLS birthdays… it’s time the boys had a chance!  There are lots of great party ideas out there, but I thought I’d stick with the construction, big machines, bright colors ideas for today.

From Kara’s Party Ideas, a Construction Truck Themed 1st Birthday.  There are some SERIOUSLY awesome ideas and inspiration in this post!!

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From the Hostess blog, a great gallery of ideas with Trucks as the birthday party theme.  Make sure your scroll to see all 13 pictures!

From I.D. Mommy, a DIY Monster Truck party… with great ideas for invitations, activities, and decor!  Her tutorial for the cake, is FAB… AND easy!

 

And we can’t forget FIRE Trucks as a great party theme.  Check out this Fire Truck Birthday post on the Hostess blog:

Planning on having a truck birthday cake?  Turn to Google.com/Images for inspiration.  Simply type “truck birthday cake” in the search box.  Or you can be very specific such as “fire truck birthday cake” or “monster truck birthday cake”.

 

 

Easter Crafts for KIDS!

We talked about some fun DIY Easter projects last week, but today’s post is a little more “kid-friendly” with ideas your kids can enjoy and help with!

First, from Parenting.com, check out these fab chalkboard Easter eggs!  You may have to do the chalk painting, but the kids can have at ’em after that! Make sure you scroll through the pictures in the posts – there are actually 12 easy Easter crafts for kids!

Also from Parenting.com, adorable… A.DOR.A.BLE clothespin bunny rabbits.

Now, this one might be for AFTER Easter with your leftover plastic eggs… or not… but check out these Easter Egg Maracas, from Made:

And from First Palette, some Bunny Mask Printables.  They provide them in different colors, AND one you can print and your kids can color themselves!

DIY Spring Time Wreaths

It’s been awhile since we had a wreath post, and I think it’s definitely time for a post on beautiful spring wreaths to make – don’t you?

First up, from TwelveOEight, a how to make a burlap wreath for spring– love how simple this is, and how shabby chic!

I’m not sure it gets much easier than the following wreath from Living Locurto.  It’s a 10-minute how to make a napkin wreath tutorial, isn’t it FAB!

From Just Dip It In Chocolate, a  DIY Easter Wreath with Spanish Moss – she warns that it’s  messy to put together, but I love the final result:

From Piccadilly Peddlers, another shabby chic look in her DIY Spring Wreath… LOVE that chevron ribbon!

Will you be making Spring wreaths this year?  We’d love to hear about it!

Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Pudding

 

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I’ve been on a mission this year to share decadent chocolate and peanut butter dessert recipes such as this.  This winner combines homemade peanut butter pudding (very quick and easy to make) with a topping of chocolate ganache and then decorated with some chopped Reeses cups.  Soooooooooooo good!

 

 

Friday FAB Giveaway – an Immersion Blender!

It’s time to announce the winner of the $75 Visa card.. and the winner is……..  Kendra.  Kendra, you’ll get an email from us this morning!

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This week’s giveaway is pretty incredible!  Check out the Immersion Blender from Cuisinart:

You will find blending easier than ever with this Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender. Pick it up to blend cold drinks, hot soups, and crêpe batter – right in the pitcher, pot or bowl. It’s comfortable to hold, easy to use, and the blending shaft and beaker are dishwasher safe. Enjoy!

This Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender is designed to handle a variety of basic tasks. Elegant brushed chrome or a variety of bold colors houses a powerful motor, and the handy “stick” design lets you blend in a pot, bowl, or pitcher. Operation is easy and cleanup is quick. What could be better?

 

One lucky (US) winner will win this Immersion Blender on March 22nd.

We’ve tried to make it as simple as possible to enter… AND we are giving you multiple chances to win!

1. Sign up for our once-a-week blog recap email list HERE and then leave us a comment below letting us know.  (If you are already a follower, just leave a comment saying, “I already receive your weekly recap email”)

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SO, to recap… you can enter our blog giveaway up to FIVE times.  Do any or all of the above five things, and leave a comment EACH TIME on this giveaway post.

We will choose a winner on March 21st at midnight, and announce the winner on March 22nd.  Winner must have a US shipping address.

Theme Thursday: Rainbows

I did a post a couple of weeks ago about My Little Pony, and it include a couple of rainbow ideas… but I found so many more great rainbow projects, I just had to devote an entire post to the subject!

First up, from the Purple Pug, an post full of Rainbow goodness.  I love how many different ways they used rainbows – a true theme party!

From Icing Designs, a super sweet tutorial on how to make a Rainbow Birthday Hat complete with ruffles!  I will be making some of these… no doubt!


We’ve linked to rainbow cakes and cupcakes before, I know.. but I love this very easy to follow tutorial from The Blushing Bride – DIY Rainbow Cake:


Looking to add a rainbow touch to your table?  Check out this DIY Rainbow Felt Table Runner from Say Yes to Hoboken:


And finally, I just loved the inspiration from this Rainbow themed wedding, from rock n roll bride:

Fun Easter Craft Ideas

Easter will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start making your decor and DIY plans!  (I have a birthday party to plan this month too, so I may be getting overly anxious – we do still have 20-something days to get our Easter DIY on).

Here are some fun, unique Easter DIY projects I found… some are practical, some are not, but all are Diva-licious!

First up, if you are looking for Easter wreath ideas and your a crafter, you’ll love this wreath tutorial from A Lemon Squeezy Home.  I love her very detailed photos, and this looks easy to make with a lovely WOW factor:

From Polka Dot Easter Eggs, from Style At Home.  These would be lovely in a centerpiece basket, especially with a variety of colors.  When you click through to this post make sure you scroll to see ALL FIVE of these fab Easter egg crafts!

A very Diva idea from Stylizimo… golden Easter eggs!  I love how simple this is – ugly Easter eggs with gold leaf painted on.  Gorgeous!

And from BHG a very shabby chic idea for Easter egg door decor! This is only one of 25 Easter egg decorating ideas in their post – make sure you scroll through all of them!

What kind of DIY Easter projects are YOU making?  We’d to hear about them… leave us a comment or send us an email!

Easy & Fun Chalkboard Projects for Parties

One of my favorites trends right now is using chalkboard for favors and decorations.  I’m not sure why I like it so much, or why it’s so popular, but I’m guessing nostalgia.  We have electronics and gadgets and white boards in school… and we miss the feel (and smell?) of chalkboards of our youth.  Ok, maybe that’s over-reaching, but I bet it has something to do with it!

Regardless, I have some great chalkboard projects and ideas to share today!

From Emmaline Bride, DIY Chalkboard Flower Pots – such a great idea for spring showers and birthday parties whether as table numbers, centerpieces or favors!

From With a Dash of Color – wooden DIY chalkboard tags!  These could be used as favors, place settings, candy buffet signs… and oh, so much more!

How about a DIY tutorial for Chalkboard wrapping paper?  I love the idea of being able to personalize a gift this way.  From Make the Best of Everything, a quick and easy tutorial:

From bell’alimento, a DIY tutorial on making Chalkboard Painted Wine Bottles – perfect for decor and table numbers!

And finally, from Cottage in the Oaks, a unique idea… chalkboard chargers.  Another great way to personalize each place setting, or a fun way to give your guests a doodle pad?

 

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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I have been making these peanut butter cookies for over 10 years.  They are easy to make (4 ingredients), have loads of peanut flavor, and because they don’t use include flour, are the perfect Passover cookie recipe!  If you’d like – you can add mini chocolate chips or chopped peanuts to the recipe.