Friday, April 18, 2014

Our Friday Five | Jen Edition

Printable Easter Worksheets  - print and have kids fill in!
03 | Disney Pictures
we waited over 3 hours to see Anna and Elsa, but no wait to see Cochran!
04 | The Organically Clean Home
We love to celebrate with our blogging friends when they accomplish great things... like writing a book! You can order Becky's book today HERE. It's full of 150 everyday organic cleaning products that you can make yourself! Check it out... it's pretty awesome!
The Organically Clean Home  via Clean Mama
05 | SNAP!
I've been to Minnesota, California and Nevada in the past week. Looking forward to Utah next week!! Can't wait to see some of my favorite people and take some great classes!
Happy Friday Everyone!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cookie Salad

Well, it's about that time...
the weather is getting warmer, the kids are jumping in the pool
(at least here in the desert)
and the BBQ's are calling your name.

We have a perfect side dish for you that will leave everyone wanting more.
(and a little more, and a little more)
It's such a simple dish too!
You can throw it together in 5 minutes or less!

Here's what you'll need:
1 cup of buttermilk
3 oz. packet of instant vanilla pudding
15 oz. can of pineapple chunks (or mandarin oranges, sliced bananas), drained
8 oz. tub of Cool Whip
15 fudge striped cookies, crumbled

First, mix together the buttermilk and instant vanilla pudding.  Add your fruit of choice and slightly mix.  Fold in your Cool Whip.  Before serving, add most of the crumbled cookies leaving the remaining to sprinkle on top.

That's it!
Simple. Quick. Yummy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Matchbox Easter Treats

Please welcome back today...


I'm always trying to think of new and pretty ways to package gifts.  

So for a little change of pace from the usual Easter eggs and baskets, I thought I'd try making matchbox treat boxes.  {I still love how the teeny ones I made for Valentine's Day turned out!}

I found the big boxes of matches in the grocery store near the plastic silverware and toothpicks...and now we're totally set for the next time the power goes out and we need to light a few hundred candles. :)

I filled them each with little trinkets and treats nestled in Easter grass.

To decorate the outer sleeves I used colored copy paper and for the pinwheels I used double sided scrapbook paper.

If you need to refresh your memory on how to make paper pinwheels, this is a good tute.

{I used 4 inch squares for my pinwheels.}

I hot glued the pinwheels to the tops of the boxes and slid the inner section filled with treats inside. Super easy and super cute!

I hope you all have a very happy Easter!


and check out these other great projects...