crochet bunny ears hat

Um. How adorable is this bunny hat?! I don’t even have to ask; I know that it’s the cutest thing ever. If you are looking for an Easter craft please consider this one! It’s white and got the cutest little floppy ears. I can’t wait to try this lovely little critter on!

This bunny hat will kill ‘em with cuteness. Everyone needs one and with this free pattern everyone can have one. The pattern is so versatile and can be made to fit any head size. There are instructions for how to make it for your new born babe and you too.

Don’t feel like making this hat but still want one? Life is crazy busy, especially with holidays and family and there isn’t always time for crafting. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of the cuteness. Buy it on Etsy from Three Little Kittens Knitting. It has 1,218 review and all of them are positive!

Wanna attempt making one on your own? Check out the world’s cutest tutorial here…

Repeat Crafter Me: Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern

nail art

Top O’ The Mornin To You! What do shamrocks, green beer, bagpipes, and corn beef and cabbage (ewww) have in common? St. Patrick’s Day. A lot of funny traditions have developed around this holiday and I’m sure many would make the Saint himself laugh. Don’t you dare forget to wear your green. Lol. I love how this fun and festive day gets us ready for spring! Winter isn’t quite over but we can celebrate all the same. Celebrate with fun decorations, food, and nails!

I’m as Irish as they come. Red hair, freckles, and the temper to match. These adorable shamrock nails are so creative! I’m afraid I would screw up the design but I’m willing to give it a go. How about you? Word to the wise…be careful! Nail polish remover is needed to get excess of your nails and DO NOT SPILL IT! I did when I was doing marbled eggs last year and ruined the finish on my table. Be sure to hang onto this tutorial! Change the color, modify the shape and you can use is for other holidays. Awesome!

Who was Saint Patrick? Did you know he wasn’t even from Ireland? Get some History here before celebrating this ‘green’ holiday.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Eggs

Easter is almost here and my holiday Pinterest board is filling up with crafts and recipes that I really want to try this year. Last year I ran out of time because we were so busy with family. I maybe got two things done. This year I’m aiming high…three things. Lol. I want these string Easter eggs to be one of them.

String easter eggs is such a fun and simple craft. You need some string/yarn/thread, a small balloon, a small prize to put inside your ‘egg,’ and equal parts water and sugar. I have all those things already! You are also going to need something to mix the sugar/water in and something to pop your balloon with.

Here are 37 other Easter themed crafts you should think about trying this year. Country Living knows what’s up! I really like the ombre eggs. See all the other brilliant craft ideas here.

Hop to it! Here’s the full tutorial from Instructables…

Instructables: String Easter Eggs

egg cake

Can you believe Easter is just around the corner? It seems like just yesterday that I was making the most adorable egg wreaths and delicious bunny shaped cakes. I’m so excited that it’s almost that time again! I associate any egg/bunny crafts with the Easter holiday and that includes this super creative ‘egg cake.’

This DIY looks a bit challenging and time consuming because eggs are so delicate! You must be careful when blowing out eggs or they crack. No Bueno! It would be really fun to decorate the eggs before baking if making these for an Easter treat. Maybe dye the shell? A bright pastel cake mix would seal the deal for me. It would be fun to have an all chocolate one too.

Another great thing you could do with these egg cakes? Have the best April Fool’s prank ever! Lol! So perfect! It’s never too early to start planning for Easter or April Fool’s. Find a bunch of fun and harmless pranks here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Valentine Fudge

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Literally. It’s in three days and I am not prepared. (Don’t tell but I haven’t put away my manger scene yet!) I haven’t decorated, baked, or shopped. I need to get to that ASAP. I have some time tomorrow and I’m gonna hit the stores and knock out my holiday list like a boss! No matter how lazy, there is always time to make fun and delicious treats. Thanks to the internet anything is possible. Things like this yummy cherry fudge take only minutes and will wow your friends and fam!

This isn’t a microwave recipe but it’s still super quick! It’s perfect if your microwave is broken like mine is! Cream, marshmallows, white chocolate, butter, sugar. Healthy! We all know fudge isn’t healthy but there is no pretending with this recipe. I love how this desert is a pretty pink color. I don’t really like cherry so I would probably substitute raspberry or strawberry. If you’re not a fan of cherry either, you might want to try these delicious chocolate fudge recipes. There are 8 of the them featured at Mr Fudge. Yum.

Here’s the delicious video… Enjoy!

Heart shaped Cake

I made myself sick the other day by eating a whole bag of conversation hearts. They were so delicious that I just couldn’t stop. I love Valentine’s Day and all of the cute candy and cards. I love all the yummy sweets. This heart shaped cake looks adorable and delicious! P.S. Its incredibly easy to make!

I want to make this cake and I’m so glad that I don’t need a heart shaped pan to do it. I definitely don’t have one and unless someone gives me one I’m not going to buy one. You will need a square pan and a round pan to shape your cake like a heart. Simple! Don’t worry about cutting and pieing it back together like a puzzle. It’s only going to take one cut! Brilliant. I ‘heart’ this heart shaped cake!

Another fun cake, perfect for February 14th, is a cake with a heart inside of it. Bake It In A Cake shows us how it’s done here

Find the full recipe and tutorial from Better Recipes here…

Better Recipes:
How To Make A Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Cake

Here’s What You Should Do Instead Of Making New Year’s Resolutions

Here’s a fun way to start the New Year. Instead of resolutions…try rememberlutions. What, you might ask yourself, is a remerlution? Well, it’s the opposite of a resolution. A resolution is something that we want to change in the upcoming year. “I’m going to lose 20 pounds.” “I’ll drink less alcohol this year.” “I’ll run 3 times a week for a whole year.” It’s good to be ambitious and have goals but the problem with resolutions is that we often don’t keep them. We diet for January and February and then fall off the wagon. Guilt Guilt Guilt with a capital G. Rememberlutions are another and guilt free way of looking at the new year.

First you need to grab a jar and a plethora of craft supplies (I’m always looking for ways to use that word). Once your jar is decorated, you’re ready to start! Over the year fill it up with all of the positive things that happened. Good memories and personal accomplishments, big or small. Some of mine for 2014 might have been that I camped for 4 day without taking a shower. That was a major accomplishment for me! Another would have been that I finished the wedding photo album that I started years ago.

Look at all the memories at the end of the year and and celebrate instead of beating yourself up for being a quitter. You could read them during the year too if you needed a boost or extra encouragement. I would save the jars and have years worth of memories that I could go back and look at down the road.

You can still make resolutions too and USA.gov has a list of the most popular ones for 2015. I know some of mine are on that list! Find them here

Find the full article from BuzzFeed here…

BuzzFeed: Here’s What You Should Do Instead Of Making New Year’s Resolutions

nutella star bread

What did I get for christmas? I got…FAT. I also got some bad A** slippers and towels from JCP but mostly I gained some weight. It’s because of all the tasty and creative recipes. Guess what? I’m going to share the calories and this delicious treat with you. You’re welcome! This is Nutella at it’s finest and just in time for the holiday!

What a wonderful pull apart bread. You can use store bought pizza dough/mix to speed things up or you can make your own. A brioche would be delicious! Roll out your dough like a pie crust. Spread with Nutella x4! After that, cut it into 16ths (math is handy after all) and twist. 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Yum!

I think I would start by making it on the cookie tray with parchment paper. I don’t trust myself to not mess it up in the transfer. A savory version would be delicious too. Maybe with spinach and parmesan or feta! It’s simple to make, impressive to serve, and delicious to eat. So is this Swedish Tea Ring from King Arthur Flour….

Here’s the video…Enjoy!

DIY Peppermint Shot Glasses

If there is one candy that screams Christmas it would have to be the peppermint. No tree would be complete without candy canes! And now no party will be complete without these delicious mint shot glasses. Yum! Peppermint shot glasses! They are so holiday and festive.

Not only are these delicious but they are easy! Believe it or not, melted peppermint candy is really easy to work with. Easy but hot! Watch your fingers! To make these you need 20 minutes, an oven (set to 350), some parchment paper, shot glasses (for molds), 7 peppermints of any color (each), and a delicious shot recipe. Be sure that the liquid is the same temp as the shot glass or it will crack it and no one wants to get Baileys or Schnapps on their holiday shoes.

Theses are so super creative and will compliment any party. Just like these ice shot glasses from instructbables

Here’s the video tutorial…Enjoy!

Fastest Roast Turkey

Baking emergencies. We have all had them. I’m confident in saying that even Martha Stewart, before she was the Martha Stewart, had them. We run out of ingredients, mess up recipes, and run out of time. Nowhere is that more common than the dreaded Thanksgiving turkey. Timing is everything with this ‘foul’ bird. (Get it? Because a bird is a fowl? Lol!)

I have found the solution for last minute emergencies. Do you believe that it is possible to cook a turkey in an hour? It is but it’s not by cooking it at 700 degrees. Hotter for shorter doesn’t equal the best results. How do you reduce cooking time? By increasing surface area. I hope you aren’t squeamish because increasing the area takes some butchering. You will be removing the backbone, chopping legs, flattening, and all sorts of other things in the name of a delicious dinner.

I’d opt for buying a pre-cut turkey but this might come in handy in a pinch. Once your turkey is out of the oven, golden brown and delicious, don’t forget to let it rest! It helps firm and moisten the meat back up. If you’re looking for a delicious turkey recipe, The Pioneer Woman has an awesome brine…

Here’s the video…Enjoy!