Here comes Peter Cottontail…

Happy April Fools Day!!

Did you prank anyone today, or did someone prank you?  Luckily none of that happens in my house, or my kids just haven’t figured out it’s April Fools day! LOL

It’s Easter weekend, which means there will be lots of chocolate and good food all around!  I did a little search on Pinterest to help us all get in the spirit!

How cute are these tags with the little bunny ears sticking up!!

I couldn’t resist this next one….little bunny bottoms are just too cute!!  You can view the original post HERE

If you didn’t see this fun little project on the Tim Holtz blog recently you’ll want to check it out!!!  And while you’re there be sure to check out his April tag!

For me growing up we always celebrated Easter twice because Ukrainian Easter follows the Orthodox calendar the two dates don’t always land on the same weekend.  I remember going to my Baba’s house to decorate the traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian Ester Eggs), we got to choose our own designs and the smell of the bees wax to this day makes me think of my Baba’s kitchen.  I haven’t made these since I was a child….maybe next year I’ll see about making some with my kids.

Another Ukrainian Easter tradition is the sweet braided bread called Paska.  Recently my son Zach and I embarked on the journey to make this together.  Now I’ve made bread before so making the dough didn’t intimidate me too much, it was putting it together that was a little scary! Let’s just say we had some laughs and we weren’t too sure how it was going to turn out but I think my Baba would be proud.


If you’d like to try your hand at making this bread check out the recipe & instructions HERE.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter Weekend!!!

Posted under Fun Stuff, Recipes

This post was written by Lisa on April 1, 2015


Recipe ~~ Nibblers

At Christmas time, I tasted this delicious little mix, and I have since found the person who had the recipe.  She got the recipe to me a couple of weeks ago, and I have had to make two batches since then.  Thanks Andrea!

Wanted to share this awesome recipe with you …..

Mix together in large roaster …..
1 bag Crispers (Ranch or Salt n’ Vinegar)
1 box Ritz cheese sandwich cookies
1 box Triscuits (broken up)
1 box cheese bits or mini fish crackers
1 bag Bugles
To one cup of oil, add …..
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch or Clubhouse dressing mix (dry).
Mix together and pour over cracker mix.
Bake at 250 F for 20 minutes, stirring once.

Posted under Recipes

This post was written by Lori on May 1, 2012

Quick, simple, perfect

January seems like such a long month, and sometimes it’s nice to just give a friend, a loved one a little *just because* gift.  As Norine shows us, sometimes the simplest wrapping can be just perfect.  Using her Tim Holtz sizzix die, Norine creates the perfect pillow box gift holder.

Quoting Norine ~~ “Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder, Elle’s Studio Winter Pennants (pennants available at Liitd), Zing white embossing powder. “

I absolutely love the look of this gift package, thanks for the great idea Norine.  You have also reminded me to not overlook my Sizzix dies when packaging.

Isn’t this card Norine made the cutest ever - the snowman is absolutely adorable and I love these treat cups from Stampin’ Up.  I have some, just gotta remember to use them.

Quoting Norine ~~ “Stampin Up treat cups, Little Yellow Bicycle Twig line, snowman digi image from Polka Doodles.”

Love these things you have made Norine, things which can be used all winter long.


I want to share a recipe that my friend Wanda has told us about.
Overnight Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal  (click photo for recipe)

Wanda says to not use quick oats - just steel cut oatmeal - which I have been told can be found at Superstore.

Happy Wednesday!

Posted under Christmas, Design Team Inspiration, Holidays, Recipes

This post was written by Lori on January 4, 2012

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