Cadbury Egg Fudge

Oh how I love Cadbury Eggs! I usually buy myself three eggs as a treat each Easter. I’ve seen this recipe several times on Pinterest and really wanted to try it out; however, I know me, I’d eat the whole mess of fudge if I did. Instead I found the recipe to share with you…this way

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Nail Art: Awareness Mani — Make Mine Chocolate!

I’m passionate about raising awareness for the plight of abandoned Easter bunnies.  The folks involved in the Make Mine Chocolate! campaign are pretty passionate about it, too.  Make Mine Chocolate! is an educational program that was started by the Columbus House Rabbit Society in 2002.  Its goal is to encourage people to buy chocolate or plush toy

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Cadbury Creme Egg Scones

Ingredients 8 regular sized Cadbury Creme Eggs 3 1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 Tablespoons cold butter, diced 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream raw sugar or Easter themed non-pareils (optional) Directions Remove the foil

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History of the White House Easter Egg Roll

Originally started as an activity by children in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill on their day off from school, the egg rolling and related activities became too much for members of Congress so it was banned by law.  The event was moved to the White House in 1878 after President Hayes consented to using the White House lawn and it

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Easter Sunday Dinner

What’s on your Easter Menu? We’re traditionalist in our family, and this holiday is no exception.  Our menu has been the same for as long as I remember, and like most family traditions, I have no plans of ever changing it. Why mess with perfection…especially when it holds my family memories, love and laughter. If

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The History of Egg Decorating

Good Ole’ Fashioned Vinegar and Food Coloring Is What I Prefer For Egg Coloring …but why do hard boiled painted eggs represent Easter?  Well, I have the answer! Easter egg dyeing, and hiding, is a popular activity that dates back 100′s of years.  According to PAAS, a popular manufacturer of Easter egg dye, the tradition

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DIY: Jelly Bean Prayer

Happy Good Friday! Here’s a poem which we used to recite when I was a kid growing-up at Easter.  Every Palm Sunday our Sunday School Teacher would place jelly beans inside of empty cupcake liners, and with our eyes closed, we would eagerly pick out a jelly bean.  Whichever jelly bean you pulled out, you

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DIY: Wash Cloth Bunny and Chick

No Sew Easter Craft Just in time for Easter, Katherine of Own Two Hands has a tutorial for making bunnies and chicks out of rolled-up face cloths. They’re cute, cheap, easy to make! Let’s get started… Wash Cloth Bunny Materials: – wash cloth – narrow ribbon(s) – 2 googly eyes – 2 pom-poms (one large for

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Healthy Bunny-Shaped Fruit Snack

Isn’t this Bunny Eat-orable?! Save some calories this week before the Easter Bunny comes hippity-hoppiting down the bunny trail bringing delicious treats for your Easter Basket!  Make this easy snack for you and the family.  Levi’s not impressed, but Ivy thinks its creative and sweet….what’s your thoughts?  Comment below, we’d love to hear your from you

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Easter Bunny Cake

Easter is this Sunday! In our family, that means it’s time to go buy eggs, coconut and ham, and get ready to feast on a delicious Sunday dinner!  Like most folks, each family member had their own dish that they’d bring every year, and you could count on devouring. For my grandma it was her

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Nail Art: Easter Baskets

Look at these festive Easter basket nail art!  I would love to have one basket on each of my big toes, and a grassy look on the rest of my toes, with one egg hidden on each foot. If you want to know how to create these Easter Baskets, check-out, That Leanne, to learn the techniques.

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Easter Egg Chair Covers

This Dog Can Hunt Howdy Flockers! I was searching for some cute ideas for my Easter table this year, and by golly, I found it! Now this dog did some hunting. Look at these fabulous Easter Egg Chair Covers! If I were able to sew a straight line, I believe this would be easy to

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DIY: Crystal Egg Geodes

Tools and Materials Blown-out eggshell (Get the How-To) Alum powder White glue Small paintbrush Plastic or glass container Egg dye Hot water Craft stick or spoon Latex gloves Drying rack or newspaper Crystal Egg Geode How-To 1. Start by blowing out a large white chicken egg (Get the How-To) and splitting it in half, lengthwise.

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History of Ash Wednesday – Lent

Many Christian Americans mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday, which features Mardi Gras celebrations. What do people do? Some Christians in the United States attend special Ash Wednesday church services. This includes students who attend Catholic and other church schools. Priests usually place blessed ashes in form of the cross

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U.S. National Parks Opening Weekend 2014

U.S. National Parks Opening Weekend 2014

Fee FREE Entrance U.S. National Parks Opening Weekend   April 19th thru 20th - Any U.S. National Park Service offers Fee FREE Entrance! http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm Grand Teton and the Central Peaks Photograph by Ben Graham, Aurora

Cadbury Egg Fudge

Cadbury Egg Fudge

Oh how I love Cadbury Eggs! I usually buy myself three eggs as a treat each Easter. I’ve seen this recipe several times on Pinterest and really wanted to try it out; however, I know me, I’d eat the whole mess

Nail Art: Awareness Mani — Make Mine Chocolate!

Nail Art:  Awareness Mani — Make Mine Chocolate!

I’m passionate about raising awareness for the plight of abandoned Easter bunnies.  The folks involved in the Make Mine Chocolate! campaign are pretty passionate about it, too.  Make Mine Chocolate! is an educational program that was started by the Columbus House Rabbit

Cadbury Creme Egg Scones

Cadbury Creme Egg Scones

Ingredients 8 regular sized Cadbury Creme Eggs 3 1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 Tablespoons cold butter, diced 2 cups

Nail Art: Goofy Giraffe

Nail Art:  Goofy Giraffe

Did you know it’s International Giraffe Day? Well, to honor our long-neck friend, we’re thinking about wearing his face on our toes! I know it’s not a Monday, but for the Giraffe, we’ll break the rules of Mani Monday, and

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Doge Meme

Maybe I’m not as quick as the average Jack Rabbit, and I missed this craze, but this is news to me….. Did you know if you typed, ‘doge meme’ in the YouTube.com search bar, your fonts change color and style?!

Dulce de Leche (Sweet Milk)

Dulce de Leche (Sweet Milk)

Maybe you’ve tried Dulce de Leche. Maybe you haven’t. Maybe you eat it by the spoonful like me. Did you know it was so easy to make? All you need is some milk, sugar, vanilla and a little free time.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

Do you like peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Good! Then you need to make these pancakes. They taste just like a peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie…imagine that?! hehe They’re soft and fluffy with an array of peanut butter

Tow a Fifth Wheel With Your Car…

Tow a Fifth Wheel With Your Car…

No really….they did in 1974!  Of course, I’m waaaaay too young to remember that…hehe Here’s a trailer that hooks on the top of your car. Here is a video describing it: I love watching the Beetle push the trailer into

30 of the Best April Fool’s Fun Food & Prank Ideas!

30 of the Best April Fool’s Fun Food & Prank Ideas!

If you’re a prankster and like to create fun food, like me…you’re going to love these links for April Fool’s Day… KFC Chicken & Sides Dessert from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons… Chicken Not Pie from Spoonful… Tricky Taco Cups from Taste of Home… Potato