Moss Easter Egg with Baker’s Twine Cross

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I've been seeing so many moss crafts this year and I love them.  They are so darn earthy {moss is earthy so that makes sense}.  A few weeks ago I shared my Moss and Succulent Peat Pot and today I wanted to share something for those last minute Easter Decorators {I'm raising my hand right now....I hope I'm not the only one who waits until the very last minute} ~ a Moss Easter Egg with Baker's Twine Cross. … [Read more...]

Be Inspired – 21 Easter Ideas

Easter Ideas #Easter #cupcakesandcrinoline

Easter is less than 2 weeks away ~ here are 21 Easter Ideas to Inspire You!  Stenciled Burlap Bunny Plaques from View from the Fridge Easy Easter Bunny Bunting from The Happy Housie Glittered Easter Eggs from Virginia Sweet Pea Carrot Treat Bags from Sum of their Stories Burlap Easter Bunny Canvas from The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom Peeps Houses from Yesterfood Easter Bunny Spring Wreath from The Happy … [Read more...]

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher {Easter Crafts and Decor Showcase}

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher Proverbs 1624

Have you seen all of the touches of gold and gilding that are coming back into vogue?  I remember years ago doing some gilding with those little sheets of gold leaf.  I actually just donated my 'stuff' a year or so ago and now here I am buying it again ~ don't you just love when that happens?  I try so hard to de-hoard and then I end up re-hoarding.   I started with a white pitcher (new but it … [Read more...]

How-To Pack a Fun and Healthy Kids Lunch #fruitshoot #fuelyourimagination #ad

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A big Thank You to Fruitshoot for sponsoring today's post. I remember growing up lunchtime was very serious business ~ I went to a private school and there was NO WAY we could play with our food...not even poke at it but now that I'm a mom and I homeschool my kids lunch is fun. :) Sometimes lunch is just a sandwich cut in triangles or leftovers from dinner the night before but sometimes lunch is something … [Read more...]

All Natural Egg Dye

All Natural Egg Dye @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I have a recent love for all things avocado ~ I just can't get enough of them.  I baked some cupcakes {vegan} that I'll be posting next week and was thinking about uses for the skins.  I made a 3D Bunny and still had some skins left and after doing some research found that you could also use the skin for a natural dye.  I dyed some fabrics and decided to keep the dye for future use.  I strained it well and placed it in a … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Easter Basket, Cotton Candy Peeps and an Easter Basket Rainbow

Easter Basket Rainbow 2 @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

This is a post filled with color....and lots of fresh, squishy Peeps! This would be so cute for an Easter table display or on a buffet ~ I used some margarita glasses, filled them with little puffs of cotton candy and plopped some Peeps right into the center. I like symmetry and when things in my life are color coded ~ I have no idea why....everything just seems to make more sense.  I don't have any daughters … [Read more...]

3D Bunny Wall Art & An Amazing Avocado Giveaway ~ #AvocadoTwist

Avocado Bunny @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I love avocados but to be honest with you, other than guacamole, I don't think I've ever thought too much about avocados ~ until now!  I had the awesome opportunity to create something NOT food related with avocados.  I started to do some research and found out just how amazing avocados are. I ended up making avocado vegan cupcakes with avocado icing {my husband insists these are his favorite cupcakes ever and I'll have … [Read more...]

Easter Candy Nests ~ A Make With the Kids Recipe

Easter Candy Nests @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

These Easter Candy Nests are easy to make, messy, fun and tasty.  This is an old school recipe that I remember from when I was little but I've never made it with my boys until this year.  They had a blast, got gooey and sticky, and I had fun watching them make these pretty little Easter Candy Nests. These would be pretty on an Easter buffet atop upside down glasses ~ I filled some of the glass bottoms with speckled … [Read more...]

It’s a Spring Thing Blog Hop Recap and One BIG Linky Party

It's a Spring Thing Blog Hop 2013

Do you love a party?  The kind of party where everyone gets to see you swirling and twirling in your finest?  If you do then this is the party for you.  Link up at ANY of the 13 Blogs participating and your link will be seen on all 13 blogs.  We'll be pinning links daily to our It's a Spring Thing pinterest board and we'll also be doing a feature post with our party favorites. Before this party begins, here is a recap of … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating

Easy Spring Decor @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I started my spring decorating today and began in the dining room.  My table is all ready for spring and Easter.  While I love elegant decorating I also have to be practical.  My home is small, the kitchen is a galley kitchen and the dining room table is THE table in the house so I can't have anything too elaborate or too space consuming on the table. A few days ago I went to the Thrift Store and found this awesome … [Read more...]