Friday, March 31, 2017

edible easter egg terrariums

ok, so you gotta make these easter egg terrariums!
here comes peter cottontail...
he must have some easter eggs to deliver.
wonder what kind he has?
he seems to be in a hurry to get them 
delivered seeing he's not hopping...

well look, this must be what he used.
let's see what he did here.

hey i saw those sprinkles at walmart.
and those candy eggs are from oriental trading but i bet you can use any candy
like jelly beans for instance.

looks like you need to make some of the mini bunnies using that mold from michael's.
oh! goodness!
look at those mini bunnies!

can i see them up close again?
a candy eye was attached to them.
it's a bunny sitting on a grassy field 
with some easter eggs.
why, you could add some candy flower sprinkles 
in there too if you have some.
uh oh! he's still in a hurry!
wait! wait! can you stop a sec so 
we can see the finished eggs?
oh i want one!
wait! wait! i want one!!!
well goodness i think he's gonna stop.

don't mind if i do.
but look! he dropped one.
i'll take that one, thank you very much.

these are awful cute.
i think i want them all.

but oh no there he goes again!
i think he said he's coming your way.
just look for him down the bunny trail...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

easter egg table with oriental trading company

hi guys!
today i have an easter treat full of 
easter eggs that i had to use a 
whole table to display them!

this is such a simple easter egg table 
that can be set up in no time flat.
except for the giant egg (from ??),  
tablecloth (from party city), and 
grass fields and fences (from michael's),
all the other stuff comes from the fantastical website, 
the idea for this table came about 
a fairly long time ago actually...

y'see, we live in florida and having 
an outdoor easter egg hunt for my kids 
was always so tricky to do cuz 
i would want to set it up 
the nite before so when they woke up, we could say,
"LOOK! the easter bunny was here!"
as they looked out at our yard filled 
with easter eggs all over.

but that never happened because of a few things:

1. doing an egg hunt meant i had to wake up earlier than they did and hide the eggs outside. this never happened because they always woke up before me. zzzzzzz
2. our garbage can gets attacked quite frequently with raccoons, bears, and 
other critters i thought the only thing 
that would be left if i did it the nite before 
would be chewed up easter egg shells 
all over the yard.
3. ants ants and more ants
4. all the chocolate would be a melted pool 
of sad bunnies or reese's cups because of 
the hot florida sun baking the eggs.

so what to do?
i had an indoor easter egg hunt forever.

but alas the kids are way over the age 
for any easter egg hunts.
dang it.

anyway, i decided to still have an "egg hunt"
only do it this way cuz then i still get to fill eggs up 
cuz i am an obsessed holiday head that 
cannot let go of holiday traditions.
so gosh now i have to have an easter party.
i mean, look how cute this garland is:
 here's a a closeup of all the things
on the table,
courtesy of the awesome oriental trading company.

carrot containers and emoji bunny lollipops.
chocolate easter eggs with their chicks.
i put eggs in the chicks.
all the candy is from oriental trading too.
and i put chicks in the eggs.
check out these bunny eggs.
i think i may recolor their spooky eyes 
though, but they're still cuties.
i put bunnies in the bunnies.
so there you have it.
an easter egg hunt kinda table that 
requires no hunting at all.
it has no melted chocolate, raccoon chewed up eggs, 
or pesky ants. just candy and fun and
lots of easter sweetness.
stick with me and i will show you what i made for the carrot containers for more easter sweetness to come!

for this review i was provided the party supplies free of charge by Oriental Trading Company. 
no other type of compensation was received for this review and i provided my own 100& honest opinion..

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

year 4

happy 4 year blogiversary to me!
golly whiz i have been slaaaaacking 
on the blog lately!
i just read last year's blogiversary post 
and LOL cuz i surely did not make 
much progress blog-wise.
gosh i even took more breaks from 
this blog than i ever expected.

and guess what?
even though it was hard at first, 
it's now soooo freeing!!!

i mean, i love love love to create but 
i was getting into a blog rut where i was 
 forcing myself to make something just for 
 the blog and thus it took away some 
of the joy out of it, not to mention 
time away from my family.
and that was the last reason i wanted to do 
a blog in the first place...i just wanted 
to get joy out of it and pass it on.
but blogging is actually serious business. 
it's serious crafting and serious creativity.
but seriously.
sometimes serious is not that fun 
when it is forced so i am no longer  
putting unneeded stress on myself to make 
2 posts a week like i did.

from now on, i am blogging whenever 
and whatever needs to be shared,
about ideas that i make come alive 
outta my silly strange head.

i wonder where this blog will take me now?...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

st. patty's day pot of gold rolo bags

ok i know i'm on a rainbow role so 
i might as well continue with it.
here we have a cute pot of gold bag 
filled with rolo candy :)
it's guaranteed to make the recipient 
feel awfully lucky!

so put on your best clint eastwood face 
and ask that someone,
"are ya feelin' lucky?" 
and then hand them one of these.

oh i guess i better show you how to make them first right?
it's your lucky day.

first, download this free image
and print on an 8x10 size to fit 
a 5x7 inch party favor bag that you can get at 
michael's or any party good store.
carefully cut out the image and place on 
top of your bag to be sure it's a good fit.
then do the following:

then, if you're in the mood and have 
stickers or dollar spot tattoos from target 
like i had, do this next step:
so are you feelin' lucky?
cuz i think these would give a pretty good answer when clint or anyone else asks you,
"go ahead. make my (st. patty's)day!"

Saturday, March 11, 2017

st. patty's day churro chex mix favors

are you a fan of churro's?
holy cow if you're not, 
you don't know what you're missing.
i mean cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar?
and then mix it with corn chex and add a clover and a rainbow cupcake liner?

do this and you'll get a st. patty's day treat of churro check mix favors for all your little leprechauns.
it all started when i ran into this recipe.
oh my my my. 
it wasn't calling my name, it was screaming it.

so i got some chex mix,
and i got some of my favorite paddy whack sprinkle mix from here.
(isn't it wonderful?)
and i got to work on the recipe,
using only one kind of chex mix cuz 
that's all i had but it worked!
it's just a matter of making caramel mix and 
then adding the last few ingredients:

oh my my my.
this stuff is magical.

since i thought it needed some extra packaging cuteness,
 i used these liners that i got from home goods:
i stuck the liner in a clear bag first 
then added the mix and well,
you can see the rest below:

are these better than a pot of gold?
well, considering i almost ate 
the entire mix myself, i think so...