Apr 012012
 

75 Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Filling Easter baskets is as fun for me as filling Christmas stockings – but it can also be a little stressful.  What do you buy to make each basket special for the recipient?  I’m always trying to come up with unique Easter basket filler ideas to keep up with the changing tastes of the kiddos as they reach different stages of their lives.  And at 20, 15, and 1, they’re not exactly all clamoring for the same things.

I do try and pick up a few things throughout the year as I see items they might like, and I also shop the after-Easter (and other holiday) sale at Target; last year I found quite a few things at 90% off.  Just remember to store the items somewhere you’ll remember them!  Nothing is worse than opening a package of Easter item scores when you’re putting up your Halloween decorations.

Easter Basket Filler Ideas - Ages 3 & Under

Easter Basket Filler Ideas – Ages 3 & Under

Since sometimes even the Easter Bunny needs a helping hand, here are some Easter basket filler ideas for a variety of ages.  Not all of the items are small enough to necessarily fit inside your basket (unless you’re using a really large basket), but I personally think that’s okay; we often had some wrapped gifts outside of our baskets when I was a kid. Continue reading »

Mar 292012
 

Last week Matter of Cents and I covered Easter crafts and this week we’re going to cover Easter recipes and treats!  There are so many tasty-looking recipes out there, I’m sure you’ll find something you’d like to grace your Easter table with.  I know I found a few that will definitely be part of our feast!

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We’re still deciding whether to do brunch, lunch, or a combination of both.  Some of these brunch ideas might come in handy.  The colors are very festive, too!

Easter Recipes for Brunch

I think this little guy is so cute!  An Easter cheeseball “chick”.

Easter Recipe for a Cheeseball "Chick"

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Mar 222012
 

Easter Crafts via Pinterest

A quick look at my Pinterest boards and blog posts will tell you: I love holidays.  And so I get excited thinking about what crafts to make, recipes to cook, sweets to bake, etc. with each approaching holiday.  Because we have Easter just around the corner, this week Matter of Cents and I have choosen Easter Crafts as our weekly Pinterest Pin Me! theme.

I could easily have linked about 90 other things, and that’s what I love most about Pinterest.  It is a great repository for ideas of every nature; every time I visit the site, I find things I both want to recreate, and projects I want to tweak to my own tastes/needs.  Here are a few of my top picks.

Easter Crafts

Decorative Easter Craft

Framed Easter Craft

Peep Topiary Easter Craft

Decorative Easter Craft

Do you have any favorite Easter crafts? Have you found any on Pinterest? Feel free to leave a link!

Mar 092012
 

One of my first experiences at BlissDom ’12 a couple of weeks ago was meeting some very wonderful folks from Hershey.  They were accompanied by a pal of theirs (and mine!).  It was…

Hershey's Easter Bunny

Hershey's Easter Bunny

(Sorry for the fuzzy picture, I must have been shaking with either excitement or a chocolate-rush.)

I stopped to chat with one of the Hershey team members and the Easter Bunny hopped right up with a basket full of yummy eggs – Cadbury Creme Eggs, to be exact!  I hadn’t been aware that Hershey now offered the Cadbury line of chocolates, so I received a little education along with my treat.

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