Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

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I picked up a book called “Best Church Recipes” when our library had a booksale and I darn neared drooled over these chocolate peanut butter eggs.  They were super easy to make too!

 

 

Fab Friday – Free Easter Printables

It’s LAST MINUTE time… and to help you out, here are some fun FREE Easter Printables.

From Mr. Printables, adorable Bunny Party Favor Bags:

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From It Is What It Is, a treat bag topper – perfect for Peeps!

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From Aly & Ash, super cute Easter cupcake toppers:

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Spring Break Activities for Kids

I know a lot of folks (kids) are already enjoying spring break, and many (kids) are looking forward to next week, so they can relax and enjoy a bit of time off.  As a parent of three such kiddos, I have been doing some searching for fun spring break activities, that won’t break the bank… and that won’t cause TOO big of a mess! (Because really, I don’t want to be cleaning up messes on our week OFF).  Sharing what I’ve found so far…

From SheKnows.com, a great post with four craft project ideas… but I especially like this yarn butterfly DIY project.  They are all easy and fun spring break activities!

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From The 36th Avenue, a tutorial on how to make paper bead bracelets – my daughter is going to be making a TON of these, I’m sure!  I love that it doesn’t require a lot of supplies, and I can even recycle some old magazines!

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From Parents.com, a very simple craft that can then be turned into a game that can be played (and played and played some more)… magnetic fishing game craft!

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From BHG, check out these adorable lightbulb sheep – so stinkin’ cute, and you aren’t really limited to just sheep… birds, dogs, cats… the only limit is your child’s imagination! There are actually 20 Easter crafts to make – check them out by scrolling through the pictures.

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And from Martha Stewart, a project that includes some learning AND long-term fun!  Eggshell flowerpots – a perfect after-Easter activity!

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Easter Cupcakes Ideas – Cookies Too!

So excited to show you some lovely edible Easter cookie and cupcake ideas today!

From Somewhat Simple, yummy looking Carrot Cupcakes.  The carrots are made from fondant which can easily be purchased and she used real carrot tops!

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From Seeded at the Table, some adorable Easter Sugar Cookies that looks like a nest with eggs… easy to make, and so, so cute!  You’ll want to read her post and then click here for her Easter Sugar Cookie Recipe.

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From Munchkin Munchies, a great tutorial on how to make these Easter Bunny cookies on a stick.  An edible marker from the craft store makes it so simple!

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From Sweetopia.com, an incredible Mini Easter Cookie Tree – oh. my. goodness!  Lovely, and so sweet…

I’m sure your kids would love to make their own versions with cookies that they decorated themselves!

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And from Ingrid’s Adventures in Baking, some adorable Easter chick cupcakes – I love these, and I know my kids would get a big kick out of them too.  They are made from one large cupcake (for the body) and one mini cupcake (for the head).  She piped feathers using cake decorating tip #16 and some yellow butter cream. The eyes and beaks are made from fondant, with the pupils painted in with gel food coloring.

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What are YOU baking for spring and Easter?  We’d love to hear about it!

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!!

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!

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!

More Free Easter Printables!

I have one last Easter-y post for you today.  And since it’s Friday, that means Fab Friday Free Printables!

BUT…. since I’m on Spring Break with my kids?  I’m just LINKING to printables, instead of making any fun new ones for you. (I know, it’s cheating, but I’m BUSY napping.. which I may have mentioned once or three times this week already).

So, first up, hershey kiss printables from AndersRuff, these are absolutely adorable!:

And check out these adorable Easter / Woodland Creature printables from Moo.com.au! The collection includes free printable Easter cards!

And finally, get these a whole party-full of free Easter printables from CatchMyParty.com – you’ll love these!:

Cinna-bunnies! And more Easter baking…

Popping in again today with two quick FUN Easter ideas for you.

Today, we’re in the kitchen playing with flour and sugar decorating sugar cookies, and I am determined that we will also make some of these adorable Easter Egg Cookies, from Pillsbury:

I’m 99.9% sure our cookies won’t look as good as the ones in the photo, but that’s because I have messy little birdies kiddos.  The good news is that they will still TASTE good, even if the nests are a bit off-kilter.

We are not stopping with cookies, oh-no-we-are-not!  The kids saw the picture of the “Cinnabunnies” (from Betty Crocker) when I was browsing Pinterest, and insisted we make some of our own:

How could we NOT make these??

Are you baking this week?  If so, what are you making?