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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dying Easter Eggs

I love spending time with my kids, but I also love spending time with my sweet nieces and nephews!  My brother and I got our kids together to color Easter eggs.  For the most part it went off without a hitch, (if you consider child #3 breaking a glass before it even begins and child #6 having a melt down because said egg was put into the green food coloring when apparently said child didn't want it to be so).  But isn't that what makes these family events memorable?

Isn't Tato the sweetest little boy, he was totally posing for pictures with his finished eggs when we were all done and he was so stink'en adorable.  I love that kid! 
We hard boil our eggs so that we can have them on toast the next morning, which means the eggs are really hot and the wax crayons just melt right on to them.  Makes for some sweet designs!
I sure hope you all had a fantastic Easter and created some of your own family memories this Easter weekend.
(My brother let me use his super fantastic camera, now I may have to get one of my own!  John if yours is missing I likely didn't take it and it's probably not at my housee.  Just saying) 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Basket Cupcakes

My sidekick Monica and I decided to make these fantastic Easter cupcakes for the kids at church.  Really I think it was more about how we needed an excuse to get together.  These are so easy and quick to make.
First just make a batch of your favourite cup cakes, set them aside and let them cool until you are ready to decorate them. 
 To make the grass, you take some coconut and put it in a bowl.  Keep dropping a few drops of green food coloring into it and mix it around until it's green to your liking.
 We cheated here and took some store bought icing, divided it into four and made four Easter colors!  Easy peasy, I'm telling ya!
 Start icing the cupcakes and dip them into the "Grass". 
 Are you seeing how quick and easy this is.  They were so tasty too!
 Last but certainly not least, your going to dip Cadbury Mini Eggs (those bad boys are my Easter indulgence, we have a love hate relationship) into a bit of icing and place them on top of the basket so they don't roll off.  We then cut 1/3 of the pipe cleaners off and then just stuck them into the cupcakes to make the handles. 
The kids loved them and I bet yours will too!  Happy Easter everyone.  Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Margarita Punch

Did you know that when you have your friends over to play you should always serve some yummy punch.  This is a tasty Margarita Punch, that I absolutely love the color of as well as how it looks when it's made.

1 Can Frozen Lime Aid
1 Can Frozen Lemon Aid
1 Bottle Sprite

Mix the juice up with 6 cans of water.  What I do is use some ice cubs and water to make the six cups and I blend just the water and Ice in the blender to make the Margarita like a slushy.  Super fun and your guests will love it!

Friday, April 15, 2011

April Club

I hosted April's club at my house tonight.  It's always fun to get together with the girls, be creative and enjoy their company.
This purse bag card is probably my favourite card we've made yet.  It uses the Stampin Up Cup Cake Punch to make the purses.  I think I'll be recreating this card.  Coconuts would love to give these to her friends for birthday cards. 

I decided to make a waffle bar for our treat.  I pre made the waffle batter and put it in the fridge so that I could make them fresh when we were ready to eat.  I used this waffle recipe.  I put out all sorts of topping so everyone could decide what tickled their fancy.  Have you ever put Nutella on your waffles?  Me neither until tonight.  Hello sweet hazelnut goodness on my waffle.
I also made a pineapple topping which is so delicious.  I will share that recipe later on this week.  Thanks a bunch for stopping in to read my blog.  I sure do appreciate you.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blueberry Cake

My mother in law is a wonderful cook and this is one of her recipes.  It's so delicious and moist,  your going to love this cake.  I used some of the blueberries that we picked as a family last summer so it was especially tasty!

1 1/2 Cups White Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs

Mix these ingredients well until smooth (use beaters or kitchen aid mixer), then add;

1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt

Mix until it is well blended, then fold in

1 1/4 Cup Blueberries

Top with a cinnamon sugar mixture.  Bake in the oven at 350 for 50-60 minutes.  It needs that long to cook.  It will look as though from the top that you are over cooking it but it's necessary to properly cook the whole cake.  Bake it in a square pan.  This cake will be moist and delicious.


Monday, April 11, 2011

March's Club Cards

I think that my family is finally on the mend after two plus weeks of a virus kicking our trash!  The final score was Wentzell's 0 - Crazy Flu Virus 4.  But here I am back to the world of the living with projects up my sleeves.  In the mean time here are the cards we made at club last month.

It's my turn to host club in April, which also means I need to come up with some fun snack to share.  I'm thinking it's going to be a dessert waffle bar, with Margarita punch. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

I'm being featured over at B is for Boy today and giveaway winner!

I'm really excited that some of my work is being featured over at B is for Boy today, go check it out!

Also the winner of the Meaghan Smith CD is:

Amy who said: What a great night!!! Is was so much fun hanging out with the girls and cheering on our Meaghan!!! No one deserves this more than she does. She is such an inspiration to me. She has to be the kindest and most caring and genuine person I know. She makes me want to be a better person. It is an honour knowing her and a true privilege to be her friend. Thanks Nancy and Monica for such a great night!!! Love you guys.

We've also had a really bad cold/flu come through our home so I'll be back and crafting soon, once my little kiddies don't need all my love and hugs!


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