End of The Rainbow!

March 16
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St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and whether you’re Irish or not, it’s the perfect holiday for getting a little festive!  We have a tradition of boiling up a big pot of corned beef and cabbage for dinner and then indulging on our favorite recipe of Irish soda bread!  But on top of that dinnertime fun, I love to have special holiday treats prepared for my family and friends when they stop by.  And even though the Leprechauns will be arriving in one day…I have the perfect snack that will satisfy anyone who might be paying you a holiday visit.  It’s such an easy treat to create and looks practically professional…but guess what?…it’s not!  You still have time to whip this one up and be ready for some St. Paddy’s Day fun!  Let me share what’s at the end of the rainbow…

lucky coin cupcakes!

Lucky Morning!

March 14
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Welcome to the St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!  I’ve teamed up with 8 other bloggers to share inspiration and ideas for the festive holiday!  Visit all the blogs listed below and then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of the post to be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card!  All blog links available at the end of today’s post.  Keep hopping along for plenty of fun!

St. Patrick's Day blog hop

Now I’ll share with you a simple but festive tradition we have in our home each St. Patrick’s Day…

a lucky Leprechaun breakfast!

Thinking Ahead to Easter Fun

March 13
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I know St. Patrick’s Day hasn’t quite passed yet but it’s never too early to be thinking about all the festive springtime occasions that are headed our way!  And usually the Easter goodies are in the stores as soon as the lucky Leprechaun items hit the shelves which can make it easy to stock up early for those holiday celebrations to come!  You know by now that I can’t pass by the dollar spot shelves without spying an item or two that inspire me!  Such was the case when I found several bright and happy goodies that I plan to use for several family celebrations and throughout my home to create some springtime displays!  Today I’d like to share some easy projects you could use for a party or just to brighten your spaces for the upcoming season!  It can be really easy to pull together some Easter fun pretty effortlessly and I love to share DIY ideas that can double duty as fun kid projects too…so get ready to countdown the days to Easter with some fun and simple crafts!

springtime in the carrot patch!

Cereal Topper

March 9
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Today I want to share a really fun and easy  DIY cupcake topper.  You could make one for any special occasion…or just because it’s adorable!  It would make a fun kid-project too so you could keep the kiddos busy in the kitchen creating some edible fun!  All you need are some simple crafting supplies and cereal…so keeping it short this Thursday, let’s have a

“cereal-sly” good time!

Sugar Cookie Fun!

March 6
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I love to bake cookies…and one of my all time favorites would have to be a good old sugar cookie!  There’s not many things more festive or tasty than a cute, cut-out cookie topped with sprinkles! I love them to be a little on the soft side too which in the past made it hard to find a recipe that would hold its shape when cutting them out!  It’s so disappointing when you’ve got an adorable cutter but when the cookie bakes it ends up looking like a puddle!  Well, no more!  several years ago I was searching for a tasty AND easy cookie recipe that would keep it’s form, taste delicious, and require no chilling…yes I said no chilling!  If you’re an impatient baker like myself, the last requirement is the icing on the cookie for sure!  So today I’d like to share with you this wonderfully simple cookie recipe and a peek at some cookie fun I’ve got up my sleeve!

it’s time for spring baking…

Recycled DIY

March 2
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I’ve been on a spring cleaning kick lately!  I’m pretty sure I’m driving my family crazy cleaning out the drawers and cupboards, the playroom and closets…even the garage!  I feel the need to purge and create a fresh beginning to a new season!  And even though I’ve been somewhat successful in getting rid of things we’ve outgrown, don’t use, or just don’t even remember why we got it in the first place…the hidden hoarder in me sometimes shows her face and makes me think twice about discarding an item or two!  Such was the case when I found some sweet little spice jars in a box of mostly junk that I was ready to throw away.  I pulled the tiny containers from the trash and was about to plunk them right into the “donate” box when I realized that I just might want to see if there was a way I could make these things useful!  So even though my goal has been to clean house…a simple DIY idea made it possible to hang onto these mini vintage beauties…at least for a little longer!  Let me share a fun, any day project…

a “spicy” repurpose!

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

February 27
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Easter is late on the calendar this year but that’s no reason to put off getting ready for some bunny lovin’ fun!  In a way it’s kind of nice that the holiday will be late…1:  it will undoubtedly be warmer for enjoying egg hunts, services, and festivities, and 2: it gives us more time to enjoy the season and all the decorations that go with it!   I received some darling supplies the other day from Oriental Trading and I can hardly wait to get started on some spring-inspired projects and party ideas!  Today I’d like to share a whimsical centerpiece that I plan on using on my Easter buffet!  A really easy way to combine table decor that double-duties as favors for your guests…and you can create it with the simplest supplies too!  Take a peek at what’s…

hoppin’ down the bunny trail!

Academy Award Time!

February 23
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I can’t believe how fast the time is flying…February is almost over already and the Academy Awards will be presented this Sunday night! It seems like yesterday I was taking down Christmas decor and counting the hours until the Valentine decorations could go up!   But here we are approaching the eve of the Oscars and I’m so excited to pull together a little fun for the festive evening!  I don’t normally have an Academy Award “party” but a fun find prompted me to go ahead this year and create a treat table for my family and maybe a friend or two!  It’s not too late to think about hosting a little soiree…there’s still plenty of time to grab some easy goodies for a special night!  I’d like to share with you some simple steps to create an award winning treat table…

and the Oscar goes to…

Springtime Snack

February 20
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After a long day of yard work on what might have been the most beautiful February afternoon I can remember, I whipped together an easy snack for grab and go munching.  It really wasn’t much, some sparkling waters and mini cookies & marshmallows.  It kind of reminded me of a s’more minus the chocolate!  But what that simple snack really did was inspire me to make an even better one the next day!  This incredible warm spell in the dead of winter is making me believe it’s already April, and even though I know Easter is a long way away and it most likely WILL snow again before the springtime holiday arrives…I’m going to go ahead and enjoy some sneak peeks of the new season to come!  So today I’d like to share this sweet and EASY snack that you can serve in the days leading up to Easter…or whenever you want a little treat!  Get hoppin’ and whip up some…

bunny s’mores mix

Favorite Things

February 16
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Happy Thursday!  I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day doing something that made you feel special!  It was a busy week around my house with several gatherings, celebrations, and events all falling within a couple days time!  And for me, that’s not the norm!  I’m so content to hang at home that when I don’t have those opportunities it can make my week feel a little frazzled!  But frazzled or not, it was an lovely holiday week and BONUS, we now get a 4 day weekend due to a teacher work day and Presidents’ Day…and I’m so thrilled to have that extra time with my family!  So today I’d like to share some favorite things…some festive goodies for those “everyday” celebrations & upcoming holidays, AND a fun and EASY treat from the oven!  I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!  Take a peek…

celebrate simple moments!