Pinata

Arriba! Cinco de Mayo is next week and that means that it’s time to party! And no party is complete without a bright and colorful pinata. Think you’re too grownup for a fun party game/treat?! Booo! If paper mache isn’t your style how about flour, butter, and sugar? Make a pinata cake!

I love this cake! It looks delicious. I love cake in general but a cake that has a fun secret surprise of M&Ms inside is the best thing ever! I think this would be wonderful for a ‘gender reveal’ cake. Pink or blue?! Lol.

Brit and Co has an adorable collection of DIY pinatas. Edible is all good but there is just something satisfactory about smashing colorful paper mache creations and seeing candy scatter everywhere. I love the individual mini ones! Who has time to make those?! I hope that I do someday. Check out all of the ‘smashing’ ideas here.

Find the delicious video tutorial here… Enjoy!

silk eggs hack

Krafts With Kendra has done it again! She has put together a brilliant video tutorial on dyeing Easter eggs. There are so many tutorials out there but this one is different from the rest because it uses silk and produces vintage looking eggs. Love.

I’ll have to try this dying style next. I did marbled eggs last year, much to the dismay of my kitchen table. This method is perfect for beginners and non-Picassos.

You will need; eggs (of course), silk scarves (they can be used 2-3 times), white fabric, twist ties, white vinegar (to help the color set, and oil (to shine them up after). The eggs end up patterned and have a faded vintage look.

From everything I’ve seen you can’t eat these eggs. Fabric dye and food dye aren’t the same thing. So before you do this, remember you won’t be able to make a huge bowl of egg salad for Easter dinner after all the eggs have been found. If you decide to use food dye so you can make that salad, make this recipe. Yum.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

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!