It seems like everyone is working on DIY projects this spring. Whether you are working on the outside of your home or tackling indoor projects, these 10 projects are sure to get you inspired. Check them out! (Links below the pictures).
Rice Krispie Treat Bird Nests are an Easter favorite in our house. I shared this recipe last year and so many people loved it that I had to post it again! This is a great treat to make with kids, especially over spring break. (For the full tutorial, click here).
3 Tbsp. butter
5 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
6 c. Rice Krispies cereal
Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs
1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies.
2. Butter the bottom of a muffin tin. When the Rice Krispie treat mix is cool enough to touch, spoon it into the cupcake tin and press down the center, shaping it into a nest. Allow to cool completely.
3. Place 2-3 Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs in each nest.
4. Spoon the nests out of the muffin tin and they’re ready to serve!
What’s your favorite Easter treat to make?
Easter is Sunday! Are you getting together with family or going to a church potluck? If you’re looking for a great Easter recipe, check out these 10 delicious Easter treats! (Links below pictures).
New spring wreaths are popping up all over my neighborhood, how about yours? I went with a Picture Frame Wreath this year:
Looking for ideas for your door? Check out what these 10 bloggers came up with! (Links below the pictures).
I found this old ladder at this great antique shop up the road from my house. For $15, I couldn’t pass it up. It had seen better days and was really weathered but I loved it.
When I brought it home, I took off the rear rails and the bucket shelf but kept the front.
Instead of spray paint or latex paint, I made a yellow wash using water and two different colors of acrylic craft paint (1 oz each of Craft Smart Butter Cream and Apple Barrel Sunny Day and 1 c. distilled water). I wanted a matte finish and really let the wood to show through.
After applying the wash, I distressed the ladder with coarse grit sandpaper.
A good wipe down with a damp cloth and the ladder was ready.
All I had to do was add a few of my favorite herbs and my ladder plant stand was done!
To see the entire porch transformation, click here.
Have you made a ladder plant stand before? Tell me about it in the comments!
For more DIY ideas, check out the DIY page!
Here’s what I added:
I stained the backs and seats of the rocking chairs with Rustoleum Summer Oak stain. It dried in about a day and really brought the chairs back to life. The cute pillow covers came from The Pillow People. It’s an Etsy store that I absolutely love. Mandy is super talented and has a ton of different patterns and colors.
I found these silk orchids at Michaels and it gave the table (and the porch!) a pop of color that it needed. Lanterns are a great place to display everything from candles, flowers, or in this case a little bunny for Easter.
Do you remember this table that I painted last week? It fit right in with the rockers. I added a burlap tray from Hobby Lobby so I have a handy place for my gardening gloves and small tools this summer.
I found this old ladder at a really cool antique shop up the road for $15. After I painted and distressed it, the ladder became the perfect place for my little succulent and herbs.
This cute indoor/outdoor rug came from Joss and Main. That website is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
I just love my new porch! It’s my family’s favorite space now and I can’t wait for the weather to stay warm so that we can enjoy it more.
Do you have a favorite outdoor space? Tell me about it in the comments!
I’m so glad that it’s finally starting to feel like spring outside! Making a seasonal wreath is one of my favorite things to do. Since I loved how the St. Patrick’s Day Picture Frame Wreath turned out, I made one for spring. It was so easy, here is what I used:
8×10 wooden picture frame
Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze Spray Paint (Gloss)
8 inch wooden letter
1/2 yard patterned fabric (you’ll have extra)
1 1/2″ ribbon
Hot glue gun
Spray paint the wooden letter and picture frame. (I used 2 coats).
Remove the back of the frame. Cut the fabric to fit the backing of the frame plus an extra inch or two on each side so that you can glue it to the back with hot glue.
Put this back into the picture frame. Center the letter and attach it with hot glue.
Add any embellishments you want like a bow, and add a ribbon loop at the top for hanging.
That’s it! If you need a more detailed tutorial, click here. Do you have your spring decorations up? What’s your favorite spring decoration?
Now that the weather is warming up, my family has gone from eating Crock Pot meals all the time to lighter, more snacky food. We’re on the go a lot in the spring and summer months so making big meals just doesn’t work for us. Mini Taco Bites are one of our favorites this time of year! They’re easy to make and can be a meal or just a snack. Here’s what you need:
Soft taco shells
1 packet Taco seasoning
Shredded Mexican blend cheese
Any other topping you like!
1. Using a biscuit cutter, cut 12 small circles out of the soft taco shells. Microwave for 15 seconds with a damp paper towel covering the shells to soften them. Place them in a muffin tin.
Brown and drain your ground beef and finish preparing it according to the Taco seasoning directions. Set out everything you want to put in your taco bites and layer the ingredients in the taco shells.
I put meat on the bottom, then onions, refried beans, cheese and then topped with Jalapeno peppers.
Sophie is at that fun age now where she wants to help out a lot in the kitchen. And I love it. I gave her a few recipes to choose from for Easter and the Rice Krispie Treat Bird’s Nest was the winner! It’s an easy recipe to make with kids and it doesn’t take long at all. Here’s what you need:
3 Tbsp butter
5 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
6 c. Rice Krispies
Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs
Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies.
Butter the bottom of a muffin tin. When the Rice Krispie treat mix is cool enough to touch, spoon it into the cupcake tin and press down the center, shaping it into a nest. Allow to cool completely.
Place 2-3 Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs in each nest.
Spoon the nests out of the muffin tin and they’re ready to serve!
That’s it! For more recipe ideas, check out the Recipes page!