Friday Favorites – Week 314 – Easter Candy Recipes

Happy Friday, Friends!  Easter may be over, but at our house we still have plenty of Easter candy!  How about you?

If you’re in the same boat as us, you’re in luck!  Today I’m featuring some fun recipes that you can make using your leftover Easter candies!  Hope you enjoy!

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Friday Favorites – Week 313 – With Easter Sweets

Hello all! And welcome to another fun linky party!  It was go great to go over this week’s links and see some new faces and blogs.  Welcome to everyone who’s new!  And as always, thanks to all of our veteran party-goers for stopping by for this week’s link up!

This week I’m celebrating with an Easter edition, featuring some adorable and yummy sweets & treats! Hope you enjoy them!

Also, this week I’ve got a fantastic Easter giveaway for a box of Peeps and other Easter candies! After you link up, I’d love for you to go over and enter this great Easter giveaway! [Read more…]

Happy Easter with PEEPS & COMPANY® and a Giveaway

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Happy Easter with Peeps & Company

Easter is just around the corner! Do you have everything you need to make the perfect Easter baskets?  PEEPS & COMPANY® are here to help!

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to getting a box of yellow Peeps in my Easter Basket.  (I loved all things yellow when I was a kid!)  Of course, as the years have rolled on Peeps has expanded to include a lot of different colors, and now they even have a number of different flavors and products!  I recently received a whole host of Peeps products and other candies, which I used to make the 3 Easter baskets pictured above. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 312 – With Spring Decor

Hello everyone! I am so excited to welcome you to this week’s Friday Favorites party. This week you’ll notice we have a new banner, and we’ve also added new hostesses to our party!  They are Jen from a Heart Full of Love, Bonnie from Our Secondhand House,  Gloria from Homemade & Yummy, and Dawn from LeroyLime.  As usual, you’ll find links to all of our hostesses’ blogs below, as well as links to their social media pages.  They are all lovely bloggers and I encourage everyone to go over and visit their sites, and follow, follow, follow them!

I’m really looking forward to collaborating this group of women, and I think they will bring a lot of great things to our party!

Now let’s get the party started!  This week I have some absolutely inspirational spring and Easter decor ideas.  I think you will love them!

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Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial with Printable Tags

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Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial

March is here, and Easter is just around the corner! (It’s March 27 this year!)  It’s time to gather up your favorite Easter goodies and create some fun Easter Baskets!  Of course, the Easter Bunny has the kids covered, but what about the adults?  Are there any special adults in your life that would get a little joy out of an Easter basket this year?  Perhaps a neighbor, a grandmother, or a teacher?

As someone who always “loved school” and “loved learning” I’ve always had a huge appreciation for teachers.  In fact, when I was kid I either wanted to be a writer or a teacher, and if I wasn’t working from home, I’d likely be teaching English or history.  That being said, I generally love the profession, and I appreciate everything that the teachers in our local schools do.

Generally the kids give gifts to the teachers at Christmas and at the end of the school year, but I personally love giving gift baskets, and what better time to give one than at Easter?  If you happen to be the head room mother, this is something great that you can give as a class gift to your teacher!  If you have an adult child or other relative who’s a teacher, it could be a great project to put together for them as well.  Today I’m going to show you how I put together a fun Teacher Easter Basket using MARS & Wrigley’s products and other items.  Plus, I’ve got some free printable tags that you can add to your baskets! [Read more…]

Lemon Muddy Buddies Mix

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Still eating leftover jelly beans from Easter?  Or are you more like me and you like to buy jelly beans year round?  Either way, you’ll love today’s fun recipe. Over the weekend I made some delicious Lemon Muddy Buddies Mix.  I love muddy buddies, and I’ve been wanting to try the lemon flavor a while…believe me, it didn’t disappoint!  When I make muddies, I always like to have at least one “add in.”  The add-in not only mixes things up in terms of flavor but it also adds a lot to the overall color and presentation of the mixture.  To liven up these lemon muddies, I added some Brach’s Jelly Beans.

The jelly beans went perfectly with this lemon, and I’d imagine it would be great with other fruit flavored and even plain vanilla muddies.  So break out your left over Easter jelly beans or go out and buy a new bag, and give it a try!

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Easter Party Solutions & Inspiration

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Easter Party Table

With all the cold weather we’ve been having, I am SO ready for spring!  The warmer weather gives us an excuse to get out of the house and it brings so many opportunities to entertain.  Last weekend I jump started the season with a small family get together, and today I’m sharing just a few of my ideas and Easter party solutions.  I hope it gives you a little inspiration.

When it comes to parties, the most important thing is the food!  Last weekend I used a variety of products from DiGiorno and Nestlé. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 213 – with Easter Treats

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Hey everyone! This week we have more Easter treats from our friends.  Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway from Essential8. You could win a $25 gift certificate for organic beauty and cleaning products.

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Friday Favorites – Week 213 – More Easter Treats

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Hey everyone! Welcome to Friday Favorites!  This week we’ve got more Easter sweets!

Also, while you’re here, please check out this week’s giveaway from Essential8.  You could win a $25 gift certificate for any of their products, including organic bath & body and natural cleaning products. [Read more…]

White Chocolate Chip Pink Lemonade Bars and the Pillsbury #BakeOff

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Do you love to bake? Pillsbury is hosting their 47th Annual Bake-Off Contest. Now through May 8, you can enter your recipes for the chance to win $1 million!   Visit their website to learn more about the contest categories, sponsoring brands, and rules.

I love to bake, and I was very excited when the folks at Pillsbury sent me a box of baking supplies, complete with Watkins Vanilla, Pillsbury Flour, Reynolds cupcake liners, foil, parchment paper, and more!  In conjunction with the Pillsbury Bake-Off, and the celebration of spring, I decided to make some White Chocolate Chip Pink Lemonade Bars!

These bars are sweet and delicious!  Their lemon flavor and lovely pink color make them a perfect spring treat, and they are also very easy to make, using just a few ingredients, including Pillsbury Pink Lemonade Cake Mix!  Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]