Friday, April 18, 2014
I made this little Easter Egg tree to help "Easterfy" my house. I made this one just like this one, but I used small plastic Easter eggs instead of foam ornaments. I found the eggs in a discount store by me, I spent $1.00 for 2 packs of 24 eggs! Thanks to the supper sale on the eggs, this decoration only cost me $2.00 to make! For a tutorial on how to make your own, check out the other Easter Egg Tree I made.
As we prepare for Easter this year, I have really been trying to make some decorations because I really don't have any. I love how this came out! This little Easter Tree was simple to make, it didn't take too long to make, and it only cost about $5.00 to make.
I picked these little foam egg ornaments up from the dollar store, they are the same ones that I hung on my Easter Tree. I used almost 4 packs of them to make the tree. I cut the ribbon off of each egg with scissors and they worked perfectly.
I picked up the foam cone from the dollar store as well. If you don't have any leftover paper grass, you can also pick up a bag in the dollar store.
I heated my glue gun and started to glue these eggs in place.
I started at the bottom and worked my way up...
Until the whole cone was covered in eggs.
Then I took the paper grass and using a pencil, I "stuck" it in all of the cracks, spaces, and crevices.
I didn't need to use any additional glue to hold the paper in place.
Easy Peasy Easter Decoration, I love it :)
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Today, I had 10 kids and 7 moms over for a brunch. It was our little Easer celebration before things get too crazy next week. We ate, we made little Easter Baskets out of recycled soda bottles (I will post pictures this weekend at some point), and we had an Easter Egg Hunt! It was a fun and delicious day! My main course was this delicious, inexpensive, and very easy to make French Toast Casserole. I love casseroles and bakes that you prepare the night, it makes the mornings so much easier! Give this one a try, your family and friends will thank you for it!!
French Toast Casserole
Ingredients1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
14 slices of white bread or Texas Toast bread
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top
Melt butter in microwave & add brown sugar, mix until combined.
Pour butter/sugar mix into bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan and spread evenly.
Beat eggs, milk, & vanilla until combined.
Cut the bread slices in half and lay a single layer of bread in pan over the butter/brown sugar mixture.
Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture evenly on top of the layer of bread.
Add the second layer of bread on top o the other and spoon remaining egg mixture on top.
Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and cover & refrigerate overnight.
Remove the casserole from the fridge and let it sit for 30 minutes. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and let it bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes or until bread is puffed and golden.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup if desired.
I prefer it without the syrup, this recipe is plenty sweet! Enjoy!
Trust me, it tastes even better than it looks!
Sunday, April 6, 2014
It is time to race!
Ready, Set, PEEPS!
We made these adorable (and yummy) cars out of Twinkies.
We used half of a large marshmallow to make each wheel and a pretzel for the steering wheel.
So simple and fun to make with the kids!
My kids and I had so much making these with their friends!
They were so easy to make, we used Vienna cookies, Gummy Life Savers, and a tiny bit of frosting to make the skateboards.