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Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

The perfect Easter sweet!

Easter Recipe: Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Easter is right around the corner and I am getting excited! Things I love most about this holiday are the spring colors, candy, cute animals, and secret gifts. This year, in addition to leaving behind the traditional dyed eggs, our Easter Bunny is planning to leave individually packaged carrot cupcakes for my family and neighbors! Carrot cake is a flavor I often overlook, but love. This was my first time baking carrot cake from scratch and I chose this recipe from Averie Cooks as my … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Tails

A cute DIY Easter gift or favor idea.

Easter Bunny Tails

Looking for a cute Easter treat that's a bit different than chocolate eggs? These favour bags make for a fun gift to give after the hunt, or perhaps they can be used for the hunt! Send marshmallow-loving families home from Easter brunch with a bag of bunny tails "collected from your garden." Use a white tin-tie bag with a window to show off the collection. Add an Easter themed tag with a poem or message to your guests: The Easter Bunny has been working hard, Delivering Eggs in … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Easter Favor: Peep Skewers

A simple Easter gift idea using Peeps!

Peep Skewers Tutorial

Spring is here and Easter is right around the corner! I love coming up with simple, fun ways to celebrate the season and this year I decided to make these colorful Peep Skewers to give to my friends and family. I absolutely LOVE bright colors and making these candy favors was just what I needed to get me excited for spring. Peep Skewers Supplies: • Peeps® marshmallow candies (1 package of each color) • Bamboo skewers • Cellophane Bags • Ribbon • Custom favor tags from … [Read more...]

Easter Gift: Carrot Snack Bags

A simple tutorial for an Easter gift your kids will love.

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As Easter approaches, I find myself once again trying to come up with healthy alternatives to candy to fill the kids’ baskets. I try to limit the amount of sugar I give them, and holidays are no exception. I have seen many alternatives to this idea while browsing Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try. What makes this treat bag unique is the type of bag that I used. You can purchase treat bags already shaped and colored to look like carrots and fill them with anything you'd … [Read more...]

DIY Easter Gift Bags

We love this tutorial for a colorful hand-doodled Easter gift.

How to make DIY Easter gift bags for your friends and family

I love celebrating holidays and getting inspired to make something new each year. For Easter this year, I decided to make gift bags decorated with my own art doodles. I plan to fill them up with candy and strategically (and secretly) leave them for my friends and family to find. I hope these little surprises will brighten their day! Easter Gift Bags Supplies: • Muslin gift bags (I ordered mine online from Celestial Gifts on Etsy) • Fabric markers • Personalized favor … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Hosting an Easter Gathering

Ideas for an Easter dinner + egg hunt.

6 Tips for Hosting an Easter Gathering

We love any excuse to host a gathering with friends and family, and Easter is no exception. It can be hard to come up with ideas, though, so we thought it would be fun to share a few fun elements we’ve put together at Evermine for an Easter dinner + Easter egg hunt extravaganza! Hopefully our ideas will be helpful for you if you happen to be hosting a party and you’re looking for inspiration. 1. Pick a theme: “Easter” is a theme in itself, but because some of us at Evermine happen … [Read more...]

Easter Gift Baskets

With DIY naturally dyed Easter eggs.

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Every Easter, images of gorgeous Easter eggs colored with vibrant natural dyes pop up all over the internet, and the results always look so fantastic that I decided to try it myself for my family’s Easter gathering. So, with the help of a few ingredients from the kitchen, I came up with three natural dye colors for my eggs, and I'm really happy with how they turned out. To make the natural dyes: RED This dark red coppery color is made using the outer skins of several red and yellow … [Read more...]

Bird Nest Treats

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(Used in this project: Square Labels in Boxicle style and Pinwheel Clasp Boxes.) Days are becoming longer and the air bites less, bumblebees are dancing from bloom to bloom. Spring is such an inspiring season! It was difficult to choose from all the creative treat shapes and themes out there for my niece’s 2nd birthday. It was important for me to pick a recipe that didn’t include a ton of sugar, as to not terrorize my sister or any other parents of Lucy’s little friends— therefore I … [Read more...]

Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns, which are made with lightly sweetened dough mixed with currants, ground cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, are traditionally baked and served warm on Good Friday. They are given their signature cross in one of two ways: either by slashing a cross in the dough with a sharp knife before baking (the more traditional method), or by piping two lines of frosting over the top once the buns have cooled. I prefer the former option, myself, which makes it easy to slice the buns in half for the … [Read more...]

Easter Ideas & Brunch Recipes

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Sources left to right: Easter Favor Baskets (My Own Ideas), Mini Easter Terrariums (My Own Ideas), Egg Planters (Emporio74), Sugar Cookies (source unknown), DIY Doily Easter Baskets (My Own Ideas), Daffodil Centerpiece (My Own Ideas), Daffodil Candy Cups (Martha Stewart) Easter Gift Ideas: Easter Basket Favors Handmade Doily Baskets Easter Egg Cookies Mini Easter Terrariums Easter Brunch Recipes: Yogurt Berry Clusters Baked Doughnuts Bacon … [Read more...]