Wednesday, March 20, 2013

6 of My Favorite Spring and Easter DIY Craft Tutorials

With Spring in the air and Easter just around the corner, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite tutorials to celebrate the new season. I feel like it was just Christmas... I'm not sure where the time goes, but luckily I always have a bunch of season and holiday-appropriate craft tutorials in my back pocket to share. 

One of the things I love most about Springtime is the beautiful and vibrant colors that come out to play again after a long winter's nap. I hope you find something here that sparks your fancy and gets you itchin' to put your craftin' pants on and take 'em out for a spin!


I love pretty much anything papier maché, but these are made with one of my favorite craft supplies -- tissue paper -- so I love them even more! Plus, these little cuties are designed to break open and reveal a secret stash of sweetness, so in my book, you can't go wrong!!

Easter and Spring Craft ideas: how to make papier mache easter eggs

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sweet Treat Ideas for St. Patrick's Day!

I was hoping to be able to come up with a special recipe for you just for Saint Paddy's day, especially since I love green so much, but I'm afraid I've been spending too much time gawking at other people's treats on Pinterest and well, you know. I lost a few weeks in the abyss :/

Anyway, at the very least, I thought I could put together a recipe roundup of some of the most awesome ones I found so that I appear somewhat more productive than I actually have been. Heheheh.

Now that I've got this post out of the way and no plans for the weekend, I have plenty of time to bake!! I think I'll start with #2 and make the cupcakes and the cake balls at the same time...but then, I may as well go ahead and make the Green Velvet Whoopie Pies (#4) while I'm at it. But I really don't want to miss out on the Minty Creme Cocoa, so I should really try that one, and I don't imagine it would hurt to make some cookies to dunk into it so I will either bake the Frosted Sugar Cookie Shamrocks or the Mint Chocolate Chips....but I can't really decide which one... Oh DEAR what have I DONE??

1.) Leprechaun Hat S'mores from the HostessWithTheMostess

St Patrick's Day treats recipe: leprechaun hats smores

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Musings: Be True to the Best that is in You...

Promises to yourself ( the Optimist's Creed) by Christian D. Larson

"Promise yourself to live in the faith that the whole world is on your side as long as you are true to the best that is in you." 

(excerpt from "Promises to Yourself", also known as The Optimist's Creed by Christian D. Larson).

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