Mar 152015
 

This Disney Princess shop and homemade silly putty tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyEaster #CollectiveBias

The older Bubbles gets, the more fun the holidays are.  Her excitement and anticipation are infectious and make me look forward to all the activities and festivities even more.  It was no surprise to me that with the sighting of Easter goodies in stores, that she has started to ask about when the Easter Bunny will be coming.

Disney Princess Glittery Homemade Silly Putty Tutorial #DisneyEaster

Putting together a basket for her is one of my favorite parts of the season.  Last year I made her a DIY tutu skirt basket and added a homemade playdough carrot.  She had such fun with that aspect of it that I decided I wanted to do something similar this year. Continue reading »

Apr 132014
 

While I absolutely love all the new Disney movies and characters, the Winnie the Pooh movies will always had a fond place in my heart.  There’s just something about that lovable bear, unlucky Eeyore, cute little Roo, and all the other friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.  I even still have the plush Easter Eeyore with the butterfly wings that my Gram bought me over a decade ago.

Disney Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo on Blu-Ray + Homemade Playdough Carrot

So when Disney recently offered to send us a copy of Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo – on Blu-ray for the very first time – I was excited to have the chance to share it with Bubbles.  She’s a big Eeyore fan and was happy to sit and watch it with me.  The Blu-ray packaging also comes with a free Springtime with Roo mobile that you can put together, and she was excited to work on that with me. Continue reading »

Mar 142014
 

I received Hershey’s products to fill my DIY Tutu Easter Basket as well as a stipend from Global Influence. All thoughts and words are my own.

Awhile back my Aunt made Bubbles one of those cute tutu skirts.  They’re quite adorable, and Bubbles loved it.  She liked to put it on and dance and pretend to be things like fairies and butterflies.

DIY Tutu Easter Basket with HERSHEY'S Goodies #BunnyTrail

She’s grown out of it now, so I need to make her one.  In the process of gathering the materials to do so, I thought – hey, it’s almost Easter.  Wouldn’t a tutu Easter basket be really cute?  So I decided to pick up a basket along with a few lengths of tulle and make one along with the skirt. Continue reading »

Mar 282013
 

Diabetic Friendly Easter Basket Ideas for Kids & Adults

As you know, Ashley (A1) was diagnosed with diabetes when she was really young.  While diabetics can have sugar and chocolate, I try not to over-load her Easter basket with those items so that she can more easily enjoy the holiday.  I generally limit the sugary treats to a couple of her favorite brands and then finish the basket out with both food and non-food items.

10 Filler Ideas for Teen & Adult Easter Baskets

  1. Sugar-free chocolates
  2. DVDs
  3. Yogurt-covered raisins
  4. Dried fruit snacks
  5. Accessories (scarves, ties, etc.)
  6. Sugar-free gum
  7. Dark Cocoa-dusted Almonds (or other nuts)
  8. Cash or gift cards
  9. Jewelry
  10. Coffee or Tea

10 Filler Ideas for Kid Easter Baskets

  1. Stickers
  2. Spring-print pencils
  3. Crayons & coloring books
  4. Bunny-shaped cheese crackers
  5. Small stuffed animals
  6. String cheese
  7. Small toys
  8. T-shirts
  9. Mini Puzzles
  10. Sugar-Free Chocolate Bunny

What ideas for a diabetic friendly Easter basket do you have?

Apr 032012
 

Easter Crafts – DIY Easter Peeps Centerpiece

When I saw the Peeps Topiary on Pinterest (from the post at The Hungry Mouse), I knew I had to try one.  We’re hosting Easter brunch/lunch at our house again this year, and I thought it would be a great centerpiece for our table.  Plus it just looked fun to make!  And other than coloring eggs, I don’t always see a lot of Easter crafts, so it was nice to find something a little different to try.

DIY Easter Centerpieces: Peeps Topiary

To start, you’ll need the following items:

  • Two 6″ Styrofoam balls
  • 1 wooden dowel or stake (12″ long; 1″ thick if using a stake, at least 1/2″ wide if using a dowel)
  • Pointed toothpicks (not the flat kind)
  • 6″-7″ clay flower pot
  • 8 packages of Peeps (5 of the 1st color, 2 of the 2nd color, 1 of the 3rd color)
  • jelly beans
If you would like, you can start by painting your clay pot.  I like the terra cotta look, but if I were to paint it, I might choose white so the colors of the Peeps are still the focal point.  It’s totally up to you, though.
To assemble the topiary, start by cutting the bottom 1/3 of one Styrofoam ball off, and use a knife to shave down the sides.  (You can discard the remaining piece of Styrofoam or save it for a future project.)  You want to be able to fit it snugly into the bottom of your clay pot. Continue reading »