Easter Bunny Rolls

Easter Bunny Rolls

You got me. The only event necessary for this Easter-themed baked good is to show off my beautiful niece Lucy! I saw the idea on Pinterest, but none of the links associated with the picture had a recipe that coupled like the one from Taste of Home that I tried. Easter Bunny Rolls Ingredients: Adapted… 

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Sesame Seed Candies

Sesame Seed Candy

In celebration of the freshness of spring, I’ve been on the lookout for a new kind of sweet treat recipe to share with everyone. The recipe I found on RadMegan.com provides the tools to make the sesame seed candies that you see everywhere in stores. This recipe is not only great for sesame seeds, but… 

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Homemade Jello Cookies

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I don’t know why it never occurred to me before: a dessert mix that is already super flavorful and colorful? Of course it would make for a wonderful cookie base. While perusing recipes on various blogs, I came across this recipe on The Farm Girl Recipes, and I was awakened to a whole new perspective… 

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DIY Painted Wooden Spoons

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I found this cute idea from The Gilded Hare, and I’ve been dying to try it for a special occasion. My friends Ana and Theo are getting married in spring, and I’m providing the bridal shower favors to thank everyone for celebrating the bride! What You Need: Assorted Wooden Spoons Painters Tape Spray Paint Food-Safe… 

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DIY Sharpie Mugs

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When I found this craft on Living Well Spending Less, I was insatiable! The idea of doodling fully personalized tableware is sublime. In fact, our friend Ana was over and sipping from a graphically pretty cup with doodles by yours truly, and she insisted that Denise and I hand-draw designs on mugs as favors for… 

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Cardamom & Pistachio Biscotti

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When moving to Florida in the Fall of 2009, I donated all of my coats, and cast away nearly all of my long-sleeved cozies. I never imagined I would experience a chill again. For the first time, Winter of 2014 (because as it happens, Winter doesn’t truly occur until after the first of the year),… 

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DIY Hanging Twig Heart

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For a long time I’ve seen crafts done with found items, and I have to say— they’re my favorite! Anything you can put together after a good long walk outside is pretty fantastic. In order to start this craft I took my pups along for the search. For this project, you’ll want to find twigs… 

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Chalk Painted Seed Starters

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To help stave off the gloom that befalls the winter months following the holidays, you can brighten your friends’ days by gifting little, chalk painted seed starting planters! I’ve wanted to make homemade chalkboard paint for a while, and this is the perfect occasion. These gifts are cute favors for many different reasons, for instance… 

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Handmade Paper Fans For Chinese New Year

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New Year in the Chinese calendar falls on January 31st this year and is a holiday that celebrates good fortune, happiness, and wealth, among other positive things. I was wandering through my local thrift store the other day, and decided to start looking for books about China, or kids books with lots of illustrations of… 

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Homemade Honey Herbal Cough Drops

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The cold weather of winter months can take their toll on our immune systems and respiratory systems so I thought it would be nice to give out a little something to family and friends that will help ease the havoc caused by winter air! This recipe contains an assortment of herbs that are believed to… 

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