Recipes

Easter Bunny Granola

 The Easter Bunny will soon be hopping around, delivering eggs… and we’ll soon be “hopping” around to Easter celebrations and parties ourselves! What can you bring to share that’s cute and cheap? I have an idea. Here’s my Easter Bunny Granola recipe. It’s the perfect hostess gift (or present for a neighbor or a teacher).

Granola

 Easter Bunny Granola

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 10 oz package of Nestle Toll House Springtime Chocolate Morsels
1 8 oz package of Jet Puffed Bunny Marshmallows
2 cups of raisins
2 cups of peanuts
Makes enough to fill six pint-sized Mason Jars
 
Craft Supplies: Googly eyes, pink pom pom for nose, white rik rak for whiskers, glue dot or glue, springy fabric, a small bowl for a template.

Easter Bunny Granola

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with foil
2. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, oil and vanilla. Add the oats combining well.
3. Bake mixture until golden brown and crisp, 20 minutes. Let cool. 

Easter Bunny Granola

 4. Add raisins, marshmallows, mnm’s and chocolate chips and mix well.

Easter Bunny Granola

 5. Using pinking shears, cut a piece of fabric larger that the lid, place over insert and seal.

6. Download and print these Mason Jar Bunny Ears, cut them out and use glue dots or double sided tape to attach them to jar.

Granola

7. Add googley eyes, a pom pom for the nose, and white rik rak for whiskers. 

Granola

For more fun Easter themed Mason Jar printables by Printabelle for YoT, click here

Easter Printables

Wishing you a delicious Easter!

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Fruity Pebbles Flower Cake

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Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Spring is here and you can see her beautiful colors everywhere. I love color and finding ways to celebrate this special season. There is one pretty cereal that really encompasses all the gorgeous shades of spring: Fruity Pebbles Cereal, which I bought at Walgreens.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Seriously… aren’t all the colors of Fruity Pebbles amazing?

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 I felt inspired to create a festive spring recipe using Fruity Pebbles as the main ingredient. 

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Ingredients for the Cake: 2 cups of crushed Fruity Pebbles, 1 package of white cake mix (and the ingredients you need for the cake mix including egg whites, oil and water). For the Frosting: 1 package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 6 tablespoons of milk. For the “flowers”  large marshmallows, 3 per flower.  Optional: Colored sugar cookies and white store bought frosting. * I used Bundt Pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Make the cake batter.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Add the crushed Fruity Pebbles. Follow package instructions to bake cake.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Isn’t this a pretty cake? While it’s cooling off, you can make your “flowers.”

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Dip the marshmallows in the Fruity Pebbles, they will magically stick to the cut side! I used colored sugar cookies and white store bought frosting to make flowers BUT you could also jut mix up the bunt cake glaze and put the flowers on the cake.

Bundt Cake Glaze: Mix ingredients and add more milk if you need to make it thinner.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Add Bundt Cake glaze and adhere cookies (or flower petals).

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Score Fruity Pebbles for a Steal!

Post Cereal will be on sale at Walgreens for $1.99 from March 30 thru April 5. While supplies last.

Enjoy this gorgeous Fruity Pebbles Cake.

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Disney Fairy Treasure Hunt

My daughter and I are so excited about the all-new Tinker Bell movie! We wanted to celebrate with a special fairy activity. We decided to do a DIY Fairy Treasure Hunt to get us in the mood for “The Pirate Fairy” movie, which looks like a wonderful adventure.

Tinker Bell Movie

Speaking of adventures, fairies always seem to be going on them. So when they’re home from their adventures and back in Pixie Hollow. they need certain items in their “fairy habitats.” Here’s a fun Fairy Treasure Hunt activity that kids can do as a warm up before watching the new movie, or for any fairy-themed party.

The first thing you need to do is to create a list of items each child will need to find for the Fairy Treasure Hunt. I just made one on the computer with free graphics from The Graphics Fairy. You could also use the free version PicMonkey to make your own.

Tinker Bell Movie

I used some free graphics and flower stickers to make a list of things the kiddos had to collect:

Birdies: In case the fairy needs a ride to travel a long distance

Coins: Always handy (and shiny)

Critters: Good company

Feathers: For playing and keeping the habitat cozy

Flowers: To make the jar feel homey

Keys: You never know what they’ll unlock

Treats: In case the fairy gets hungry

Fairy Trinkets

 Then I made handwritten clues to guide the kids around the backyard to find all these items. 

Each kid got their own empty Mason Jar. I decorated empty Mason Jars (large enough for a fairy to comfortable fit). To make it special, I added each fairies name as well as some ribbon and a gem.

Empty Fairy Jar

The children had to go around as a group and find the items. Then after they found them all, I sprinkled glitter in their jars (aka fairy dust). For the grand finale, each child got “their” own fairy, including…

Tinker Bell

 Tinkerbell

Vidia

Vidia 

Rosetta

And Rosetta. It was a ton of fun! And speaking of fun:

Disney Pirate Fairy

You can buy Disney’s ” The Pirate Fairy“… from the world of Peter Pan!  Own It On Blu-ray™ and Digital HD Apr 1.

Check out Disney Fairies Facebook Page too.

 

 

Pretty Spring Flower Cupcakes

Happy Spring! I am SO excited that it’s finally here. Are you ready to join me in shaking off the winter doldrums… and welcome the new season? Let’s celebrate with a treat!

Flower Cupcakes

 These are really easy to make and would be a great activity for kids (with adult help of course).

Supplies: Cupcakes, frosting, marshmallows (large and mini), colored sugar, MNM’s and mini MNM’s. Kitchen scissors are very handy, but you could also use a sharp knife. If a grown-up did the cutting… the kiddos could do the decorating.

Flower Cupcakes

 Cut the marshmallows in half diagonally and dip in colored sugar.

Flower Cupcakes

 Arrange marshmallow petals.

Flower Cupcakes

 Place MNM’s or mini MNM’s in the center.

Flower Cupcakes

Enjoy your Pretty Spring Flower Cupcakes!

 

Lucky Charms Treats

I recently put a little twist (or should I say dip) on the traditional Rice Krispie Treat. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I made Dipped Lucky Charms Treats… (I dipped them in white chocolate to make them even more magically delicious).

Dipped Lucky Charms Treats

St. Patrick's Day Food

 Everyone loves these festive treats!

St. Patrick's Day Food

 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of butter, 5 cups of mini marshmallows, 5 cups of Lucky Charms cereal, 1 package of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips, cooking spray, spatula, large pan, microwave safe bowl, sprinkles and an square baking dish.

1. Grease the dish and the spatula

2. Melt the butter and add the marshmallows

3. Stir in the cereal and mix well, making sure cereal is coated with marshmallow.

4. Spread mixture in greased pan. Let it set and cut into 12 bars.

5. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl, stirring after 1:30. 

6. Once it’s melted, dip the Lucky Charms Treats and add sprinkles.

St. Patrick's Day Food

17 Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Treats

St. Patrick’s Day Treats 

St. Patrick's Day Food

The countdown is ON… just seventeen days till St. Pats! Here are some delicious St. Patrick’s Day Treats to make and share. You know what’s I’m gonna say now… please pin from the source. Thank you!

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Your little ones will love this Leprechaun Crunch from Yesterday on Tuesday.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

I can almost taste the salty-sweet goodness of this Minty Shamrock Popcorn by Kleinworth & Co. 

St. Patricks Day Treats

“Elevate” the average brownie recipe with these Mint Oreo Brownie Push Pops from Yesterday on Tuesday.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

ALMOST too cool to eat:  Rainbow Jello Cake by Mommy Like Whoa.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

A sweet “trick” for St. Patrick’s Day: St. Pat’s Cone Cupcakes from Yesterday on Tuesday.

St. Parick's Day Treats

OH MY! Mint Torte and Cream Dessert from Creative and Delicious.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Simple and sweet: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies by Yesterday on Tuesday.17 St. Patrick's Day TreatsFun for the class party: Lollipop Cupcakes from Yesterday on Tuesday.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

No baking required! Pot of Gold from Yesterday on Tuesday.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Fudgy yummy goodness: Mint Oreo Brownies from Yesterday on Tuesday.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Go for the Gold! Gold Cupcakes with Golden Butter Frosting by Memories by the Mile.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

A twist on the traditional rice krispie treat: Shamrock Surprise Treats from Yesterday on Tuesday.

 St. Patrick’s Day Drinks

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Refreshing Lime Sherbert Floats from The First Year Blog.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Gorgeous Sparkling Mint Lemonade from Creative and Delicious.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

How cute is this? Tipsy Leprechaun by Our Mini Family

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Healthy Green Smoothie from Vintage Zest.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

I’d love of a sip or two or three of this Frost Bitten White Cocoa from Keep It Simple Sweetie.

 

Beautiful Burlap Projects

 10 Beautiful Burlap Projects Featuring You

Burlap Projects

Hello! I am so excited to share these Beautiful Burlap Projects. They have each been shared by you at Project Inspire{d}, the weekly linky partyI co-host with  Cupcakes and CrinolineThe Silly Pearl and An Extraordinary Day.  Let’s check them out!

Burlap Table Runner by The Colored Door

Polka dots and burlap. I’m in love! Burlap Table Runner from The Colored Door.

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So bright and happy… Layered Wood Monogram Canvas by Shaken Together Life.

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What a great idea. No-Sew Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home.

burlap-canvas-art-by-the-seasoned-homemaker

All of these are so fab! DIY Burlap Canvas Art from The Seasoned Homemaker

Dress Up Burlap Bunting from Delineate Your Dwelling

How sweet is this? Dress Up Burlap Bunting from Delineate Your Dwelling.

Asian Inspired Art from Reposhture

This looks so professional! Asian Inspired Art created by Reposhture.

diy-simple-burlap-wreath-by-the-turquoise-home

Great idea… you can use the same wreath and switch out the embellishments. DIY Simple Burlap Wreath from The Turquoise Home.

Burlap Heart Sign by The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom

The key on this Burlap Heart Sign from Life of a Craft Crazed Mom is the perfect touch!

owl burlap pillow by the silhouette school

 This darling Owl Burlap Pillow by Silhouette School makes me smile.

Burlap Heart Wreath by Minettes Maze

What a fun idea… Burlap Heart Wreath by Minette’s Maze.

Thanks so much for linking up at Project Inspire{d}! I hope you’ll join us again this Monday at 5 pm Pacific for the party.

Pinterest Party Featuring The Sewing Loft

Hello Pinterest Lovers!

Bev here with this week’s PFF! If you are new to Pinterest Feature Friday, every week Michele, Malia and I choose someone to highlight from the Pinterest Master List! We show off their boards of some of their pins. It’s a great way to find new friends to follow and new projects to make!

This week our special feature is Heather from The Sewing Loft!

Heather is a sewing guru extraordinaire – and she has great Pinterest boards too! Heather has 80 Boards and 2495 pins. Let’s take a look through those boards.

I had so much fun looking through Heather’s Studio Inspiration board – makes me want to redo my sewing space right now!

Heather Board3

Oh – I could use some serious Organization help – and Heather’s Organize Me Please! board has tons of inspiration.

Heather Board2

If you have lots of fabric scraps around, you’ll want to check out Heather’s SEWING: Scrap Inspiration board. So many cute projects here.

Heather Board1

So let’s check out some pins!

How cute is this Glitter Heart Pillow! I would leave this out year round.

How cool is this DIY Glitter Pillow by High on DIY

Pinned by Heather from High on DIY

I have had this project on my to-do list for a while now – this Crochet Ripple Mug Rug is so cute!

Sew Chatty: {Crochet Rippled Mug Rug Tutorial}

Pinned by Heather from Sew Chatty

This Burlap Pillow and felt flower are just gorgeous. I love the neutral colors but it would be pretty in mint or tiffany blue too for spring!

felt flower. The Golden Sycamore: Embellished Burlap Pillow Tutorial

Pinned by Heather from The Golden Sycamore

um. How awesome is this Fabric Deer Head pattern?? I need it in my life.

Pinned by Heather from Charming Doodle

Here’s a great idea for converting a closet to storage space for sewing or crafting!

Use closet for organizing. DIY & Crafts | Homemaker Chic

Pinned by Heather from Sew Woodsy

These flowers made from vintage book pages are darling and they look pretty easy! I am thinking a whole bunting of these would be awesome.

Vintage book flowers

Pinned by Heather from Better Homes and Gardens

Yum, this Orange Vanilla Iced Tea sounds so good – it makes me ready for summer!

Orange Vanilla Iced Tea- looks amazing for the summer

Pinned by Heather from Living Chic on the Cheap

I am loving the elbow patch trend, and these Leather Heart patches look so cute and easy to do!

Leather Heart Elbow Patch- my favorite cashmere sweater needs some tlc and this is perfect! Pinned by Heather from Alida Makes

Wow – so many fun pins Heather! Thanks so much for linking up to the Pinterest Master List!

Make sure you go follow Heather so you don’t miss out on all the inspiration!

Are you on the Pinterest Master List – who knows – you could be our next feature!!

Game Day Party Ideas and Coupons.com Giveaway

Disclosure: I received compensation from Coupons.com in exchange for this post. All opinions and ideas are mine.

I’m so excited about this post, featuring Game Day Party Ideas and an amazing Coupons.com giveaway. My Mason Jar Football Vase tutorial is below. But first, enter this giveaway to score a $200 e-card, good at Amazon.com and fifty other businesses!

Super Bowl Party Ideas and Coupons.com Giveaway

  I have such a great giveaway for you today! I teamed up with Coupons.com and 12 other creative bloggers to give one lucky reader a $200 e-gift card. And the best part? You have a huge selection of options to choose from!

Super Bowl Party Ideas and Coupons.com Giveaway We were asked how we would decorate for a fun game day party. I can’t wait for you to see what we all came up with! Coupons.com has so many Super Bowl sales going on right now that you can easily get prepped for your own Super celebration. But first, the giveaway:

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Thanks for entering… now let’s get crafty!

{Mason Jar Football Vase}

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Mason Jar Football Vase Supplies

Materials: You need a wide mouth Mason Jar, a glass candlestick holder, brown spray paint, E-6000 glue, a sheet of white Duck Tape, a ruler and scissors.

1. Spray paint the Mason Jar and candlestick holder brown. Let the piece dry overnight

2. Using E-6000 glue, adhere the jar and candlestick holder. Let them set.

3. Cut the Duck Tape. You’ll need one piece that’s 1/2 inch wide and 3 1/2 inches long. Eight pieces that are 1/4 inch wide and 1 1/2 inches long.

4. Stick longer strip of tape in the middle vertically, and add smaller pieces on the first strip, placing them horizontally.

Super Bowl Party Ideas and Coupons.com Giveaway

 Here’s how this Mason Jar Football Vase fits into my game day party tablescape!

Superbowl Party Ideas and Coupons.com Giveaway

I love using Mason Jars in creative ways! But wait, there’s more… 



Super Bowl Party Ideas and Coupons.com Giveaway Also be sure to enter the Coupons.com Quarterback Sweepstakes giveaway on their site. They are giving away 160 Amazon Gift Cards and a Samsung LED HGTV!

Have a blast with your Game Day Celebration!