Saturday, March 31, 2012

You've Been Egged

This is always a fun 
neighborhood tradition...

Just fill an Easter Basket with 
baked goods and leave a sweet treat for a favorite neighbor!

Thank you 
for sharing this fun printable
to download!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt Free Printables!

Love these 
Easter Egg Hunt

BUNNY BUCKS: Cut out this play bunny money to put in plastic eggs for the hunt. Kids can use their bucks to "buy" items off of a treat table or trade in for privileges around the house like more TV time. Eight per page. 

"HOP TO IT!" TAGS: Label baskets, buckets or bags for collecting the eggs. Three per page. 

"HUNT STARTS HERE" SIGN: Let the games begin with this 7x10 sign. 

"I HEART EGGS" DESIGN: Use as a print in a 5x7 frame or make into a card. 

Thank you to the creative folks at
for sharing these fab free printables!
Just click on over to their site to download these lovelies for yourself!

Hippity Hoppity
Easter is on it's way!!! 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Asparagus Risotto

This is 



Asparagus Risotto
1 lb. asparagus
3 Tbsp. plus 1 Tsp. butter
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 cup arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine (or 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and 1/4 cup water)
About 3 1/2 cups Knorr  chicken concentrate stock,  can substitute some of the asparagus cooking water for stock. (heated and simmering to add to the risotto)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
  1. Prepare the asparagus by breaking off discarding the tough ends (about the last inch of the spear).  Cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces (tips longer, base shorter).  If your asparagus are especially large, cut into even smaller bite size pieces.  Bring a saucepan with a part of water to a boil.  Blanch the asparagus pieces for 2 minutes.  As the end of two minutes, use a slotted spoon to remove the asparagus pieces to an ice water bath to shock asparagus into a vibrant green color to stop the cooking.  Drain from ice water bath and set aside.
  2. In a 3 or 4 quart saucepan, heat 3 Tbsp. butter on medium heat.  Add the shallots and cook for a few minutes until translucent.  Add the rice and cook for 2 minutes more, stirring until nicely coated.
  3. While the shallots are cooking, bring the stock to a simmer in a saucepan.
  4. Add the wine.  Slowly stir, allowing the rice to absorb the wine.  Once the wine is almost completely absorbed, add 1/2 cup of stock to the rice. Continue to stir until the liquid is almost completely absorbed, add 1/2 cup of stock to the rice.  Continue to stir until the liquid is almost completely absorbed, adding more stock in 1/2 cup increments.  Stir often to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.  Continue cooking and stirring rice, adding a little bit of broth at a time, cooking and stirring until it is absorbed, until the rice is tender, but still firm to the bite, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Remove from heat.
  5. Gently stir in the Parmesan cheese, the remaining 1 tsp. butter, and the asparagus.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve immediately.
  6. Serves 4

Be sure to go to

Southern Hospitality

to get the step by step instruction on how to make this yummy dish...

I just might have to make 
this for Easter!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Bunny Fold

I will be trying this...

Hop on over and see
To get the step by step instructions on how to create these bunny lovin' napkins yourself!!!

So fun!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bunny Butt Cake

"Bunny Butt Cake"
is darling...

Go to
To get the step by step instructions on how to make 
this cute cake!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Me & My Peeps!

I was so in love with the

"Peep Wreath" 

featured on yesterday's post 
that I just had to 
dedicate another post to the

"Perfectly Precious Peeps"

"Rainbow Peeps"
peep cupcakesfrom Fancyflours

"Peep's In Disguise"
It's amazing what can be done 
with a little chewing gum!!!
peep bunnies 3 Peeps in Disguise: Easter Bunny Peeps
from Babble

I love me some peeps!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

So Many Peeps!

I love this wreath...
there are so many 

I am soooo
looking forward to Easter!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L Life!

It's a

I just returned from an ah-mazing trip to New Zealand and among the many fantastic things this country has to offer, I discovered some ah-mazing crafters & artists during my travels. One in particular, really moved me...
Hayley Hamilton 
of Raglan New Zealand
is a painter, sculptor & all around talented gal... I just had to bring home one of her wall art pieces for my craft room... 
every piece is so fun & detailed!

It is a wonderful life!!!

Punched Accordians

Love, Love, Love
these darling 
Punched Accordians

Scrapbook paper
Lucky 8 Punch
Paper Cutter
Hot Glue Gun
Fishing Line/String

These beautiful accordions were made using
LUCKY 8 Punches

To find out where you can get your 
LUCKY 8 Punch 

These beautiful creations 
are brought you by
you'll definitely want to pop over 
& checkout this darling blog and get the detailed step by step instructions on how to make these beauties...


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lemonade With Raspberry Ice Cubes!

A Delicious Idea

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 
with Raspberry Ice Cubes
Raspberry ice cubes
1 cup water
½ cup sugar
1 pint raspberries
Simple syrup1 cup sugar
4 to 5 cups water
8 lemons, juiced
Raspberry ice cubes
1. To make the raspberry ice cubes, add one cup of water and half cup of sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. 
2. Once boiling, add the raspberries and let cook for about five minutes. 
3. Remove from the heat and use a potato masher or fork to gently mash the raspberries. You want some of them to stay mostly intact and others to let out their delicious red juices. 
4. Let cool for about 20 minutes, and then pour the raspberries and syrup juice into ice cube trays. 
5. Allow four to six hours for complete freezing. Makes 30 to 36 ice cubes.

Simple Syrup
1. For the simple syrup, add one cup of sugar and one cup of water and bring to a boil, stirring once or twice. 
2. Then remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes before adding to the lemon juice.
3. Juice the lemons and pour the juice into the serving pitcher.
4. Dilute with three to four cups of water, depending on how strong you like your lemonade. 
5. Stir in the slightly cooled simple syrup and refrigerate for at least two hours.
6. Serve the fresh squeezed lemonade with raspberry ice cubes.
Makes four to six servings.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bunny Rolls!!!

Another fun 
"Must Try Idea"
for Easter

Bunny Rolls!

These are a "from scratch" recipe, 
so you'll have to hop on over to
to get the "full monty" from her... 

I will say, I might have to experiment with some Pillsbury Dough to see if I can come up with a simplified version for these darling little treats!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kool Eggs!

With Easter right arounds the corner,
I think I'll have to try this... 

Kool Idea
 from Hey Jen Renee

So much more fun than the 
stinky vinegar based egg coloring!!!

Please hop on over to
to get the step by step how to on this one, 
it's well worth it!!!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Party Poof!

I love this fun & easy
"Party Poof"

from Pinterest

It's amazing what can be done with 
some inexspensive plastic tables clothes 
& some balloons!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring-y Wreath

More Spring 
Wreath Inspiration...


from Duitang

Thanks to my friend Mary Guest for pinning this darling wreath,
it's so very Spring-y!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Wii" Love to Party!

Planning a 
"Wii Party"???

Here are a couple of fun ideas to 
get the party started!!!

Wii love candy!

Wii are clean!!!
16 WE GET CLEAN Game Remote Kid Soaps--Party Favors--Birthday Party--Mario Party--Videogame Party
from Mel's Fun Suds

Wii always have fun!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Centerpiece

Love this 
A spring party with this center piece
from Pinterest

Fun, colorful, easy & refreshing...
those are some of my favorites!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Backyard Movie Night

"Old Hollywood 
Backyard Movie Night"
from Cake
looks ah-mazing!

I gotta try this!!!

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