This year, go beyond the traditional vinegar and water egg dying method and try something new with the family! There are so many unusual mediums to create designs and colors.  Here are some Egg-spirations to get you decorating!

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Nail Polish Marbled Eggs create unique and colorful eggs.

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Use leftover scrapbook paper and a glue pen to create Confetti Eggs.

marbled-eggsBright and Marbled Eggs can be created using a secret ingredient…Oil!

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Liquid Frisket Easter Eggs are a fun way to create your own designs using an unusual ingredient.

DIY, Easter, Eggs, DecoratingMake Piñata Eggs using jumbo eggs covered with crepe paper and include a special surprise inside.

DIY, Easter, Eggs, DecoratingGold Marbled Eggs add a special touch to the traditional dyed egg.

Peeps Cupcakes

There is a lot to do before the Easter Bunny arrives! Decorating, dyeing eggs and making super cute bunny shaped foods, just to name a few!  It is so fun to see how excited the children get just thinking about that special day.  Here are a few ideas to help you get "hopping"! Try an Easter Egg Lunch that's super fun and easy! Carrot Napkin Holders for the table. Peeps Cupcakes for { Read More! }

Puppy Love Valentine Mailbox

Valentine's Day always means giving or receiving valentines of some sort. Our young puppies made some super cute dog house shape letter boxes for their valentines at our puppy love party. As a valentine to you the templates to make doggie valentine boxes of your own are available here as free printables! Materials: Free printable valentines letter box templates Gable box (9 x 6 x { Read More! }

Valentine's Day puppy love doggie bags

Valentines day is a day for giving gifts from the heart. In my family, the presents we give are usually very small but heartfelt. Since I have always been a firm believer that the way the gift looks when given is a very important part of the gift itself. Everyone loves a beautifully or thoughtfully wrapped gift, even kids! To go along with our puppy love theme, I created these free printable { Read More! }

New Year's Eve Noisemaker Tutorial

Looking for a fun, easy, and probably highly inexpensive way to amuse your kids on New Year's Eve? Make up a few of these DIY New Year's Eve noisemakers! Shopping the Christmas clearance aisles, I picked up gold beads, clear plastic ornaments and some jingle bells. You can visit the full noisemaker tutorial over at Project Nursery. While you're there, spark some ideas with my top 10 things to { Read More! }

A Grinchmas Party

The Grinch who Stole Christmas Whoville Party

  All the Whos down in Whoville would heartily approve of this Grinch party to celebrate the 25 days of Grinchmas! We put this together for Random House and the winter issue of Yum! Food and Fun for Kids. There was roast beast, Who pudding and Cindy Lou Who wreaths (recipes available in the magazine).         After dessert, the kids made paper { Read More! }

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Choosing of the perfect gift for someone is part of the joy of giving the gift.  I enjoy thinking of what the person would like and selecting that special "something" to wrap up.  For the person in your life that loves to plan parties, entertain, bake sweet treats or just enjoys a good party, one of these books is sure to delight!  Make it to the top of everyones' Nice List and order one of these { Read More! }

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All opinions are my own, but Michael's did send over this kit for me to review! Every year, there are the best of intentions to hand-make some utterly meaningful and beautiful handmade gifts for the people I love. Every year, I am completely unsurprised when I rush out to the store at the last minute to find something I hope the people I love like, much less adore because i created it with my own { Read More! }


  The 4th annual Christmas Wonderful series is in full swing over at Design Dazzle. There are some fabulous ideas from some talented ladies and they're not done yet...the fun is continuing through the middle of December! We thought it would be great to have one big giant link party to celebrate this magical Christmas season because we know YOU have some awesome ideas to share too! { Read More! }