Posts Tagged ‘ Easter ’

Cute (and Cheap) Easter Garland!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I love paint chips, and I especially love crafting with them. Check out this happy Easter Egg garland made by Modern Parents Messy Kids. Visit the site (or just look at these photos) for the very easy how-to. You can hang this garland on your mantle, front door, or in the trees near the egg hunt!

Found via Design Mom

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The Most Eggs-travagant Easter Treat Ever

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

The-MILK-Ostrich-Egg-IMG300083USLooking for a sweet surprise to give this Easter? Then hop on over to Hotel Chocolat’s site and check out their MILK Ostrich Egg. Crack into these super-sized shells for a gorgeous selection of cocoa confections, such as pecan and macadamia pralines, melt away caramels, solid chocolate slabs, a chick lolly kids will go crazy for, and more. At $140, we’re guessing most Easter Bunnies won’t be hiding this mega munchie, but the company has other goodies for the holiday at more reasonable prices, like these sticky toffee eggies. Now please excuse me while I wipe the drool off my chin..

What’s your favorite Easter basket sweet?

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Easter Sweets

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

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We've blogged about Bakerella's cake pops before. But now, I think she has outdone herself with this precious array of Easter characters. Display any of these sticking out of a flowerpot full of wheat grass and voila! Dessert is served!

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The Easiest Easter Eggs of All

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

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Last year, when my friend Lea invited me to help make Easter eggs with her daughter, I almost laughed in her face. Everything at Lea's place—from the couch, to the tablecloth, to the cushions on her kitchen chairs—is white; it's about as dye-unfriendly as apartments come. But it turns out that this super-prudent (and creative!) mama wasn't planning on coloring her eggs in spillable pots of neon liquid—instead, she was planning on doing it dye-free, using silk ties she'd picked up for pennies at a stoop sale.

I'd never before heard of the "tie dye" egg method—but after spending an afternoon trying it out, I can vouch that not only is it completely mess- and hassle-free, the results look amazing. In fact, this weekend, I'm planning on hitting the flea market to pick up a few silk neckties for my own eggs. Want to give this technique a try? Here's how:

What you’ll need:
-Silk ties
-Eggs
-White rags (like an old t-shirt or sheet)
-Rubber bands
-Household Vinegar

What to do:
1. Cut silk ties into square pieces of fabric (large enough to cover an egg).
2. Cut even larger squares out of the white rags.
3. Place egg in center of a silk square, with the printed side facing the egg. Wrap fabric around the egg.
4. Place silk-wrapped egg on white square. Gather  edges and secure the "sack" with a rubber band.
5. Place eggs in large non-aluminum pot. Fill with enough water to cover the eggs.
6. Add a few glugs of vinegar to the pot; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat; let simmer 25 minutes.
7. Use a slotted spoon to remove eggs from water and let cool before removing the fabric.
8. For more vibrantly colored eggs, wipe with a little vegetable oil once dry.

Gorgeous photos via The Little Red Hen.

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“So, What Are You Giving Up?”

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

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Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent for most Christians. When talking about the day, one of the first questions out of anyone's mouth is "Whatcha' giving up for Lent?" And this seems like something that crosses the borders of the faiths. One of my friends describes herself as being "raised retail" but follows this old venerable tradition.

For some, it's something as simple as chocolate, fried foods, TV, or alcohol. For others, it's something a bit more difficult, like smoking, negative attitudes, worry, and whatnot. For religious folk, Lent includes added devotions throughout the week and works of charity.
 
So, what am I giving up? It's going to be economics. Following the DJIA, the S&P 500, the ghost of John Maynard Keynes running amok, &c. isn't helping my mental or spiritual situation and is just driving me crazy. (This includes my long-suffering friends and family having to hear me babble on about bubbles bursting.) Cutting down on the chocolate couldn't hurt either…

My question is the same as anyone else by the water cooler: If you observe Lent, what are you giving up this year?

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Good Eggs: Fresh Easter Ideas

Friday, March 21st, 2008

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Have you decorated your Easter eggs yet? We have THE cutest Easter projects in our latest issue, including these adorable egg cozies made out of baby socks. I almost have to look away they’re so darned cute. Get the how-to here, and check out our sprinkle-decorated eggs and our fun and easy dying technique too.

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Little Bunny Frou Frou

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

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It’s Easter this weekend, and I’m absolutely in love with this little girl’s Bunny Costume from FAO Schwarz (found via GiftRap). I think that any little girl in a tutu is probably the cutest thing on earth… but add some bunny ears and a tail and we’re reaching cute overload. The FAO Schwarz $105 price tag definitely isn’t wallet-friendly, but this costume seems like something you could easily DIY at home. (And if you do—please send us the adorable pictures!) Happy Easter!

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It’s Peeps Season!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

445647225_89f0a2c8bcIt’s funny how people either can’t get enough of Peeps or find them so repulsive they can’t even imagine taking a nibble of a beak. I, for one, am a Peeps fanatic, and with Easter around the corner am in a yellow, sugary, marshmallowy heaven. When I expressed my Peeps passion to a friend yesterday, he declared  that only Circus Peanuts could top them for worst candy creation ever. Sigh. Whether or not you like Peeps, you’ll get a kick out of the hysterical dioramas from Peep Show.

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