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These Egg Tarts from Sunset Magazine are perfect for Easter brunch.  Egg yolks, sugar, and milk in a light filo crust; prep time + cooking = 30 minutes. (Full recipe after the jump.)

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Have a baby shower in the works? If you’re looking for a fun concept, here’s an owl-themed baby shower that I created for this month’s issue (April 2009) of Pregnancy magazine, featuring super-cute plush owls, colorful feathers, woodsy elements, and more! {view the article at a larger size} P.S. This could also be a fun […]

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Feel like being crafty & creative this weekend? These 5 fun projects from ’round the web are great inspiration for Easter projects and beyond! Pick your fav: 1. DIY Homemade Marshmallow Peeps (via Twig & Thistle) 2. Photo Lantern Tutorial {via decor8} 3. Paper Bunting/Banner {via tiny décor}

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Here’s another easy Easter project for you: Paper Bunny Garlands! The best part about this craft is that you can tailor it to any colors & patterns you want… and there are SO many great papers available. I used the new Craft Fair papers from American Crafts™ for this one (and also for the Terra […]

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Today over at Simply Stated: check out some clever & unique “Dining Meets Mod Art“  product finds from A+R. (Yes – those are PANTONE MUGS!!)

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WINNER Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are… Commenter #36: Erin – and Commenter #350: Beverly M. Congrats, ladies! Salus will be contacting you directly to coordinate your bath & body shopping spree! ***** Who’s ready to be pampered?! Salus Custom Bath and […]

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Question for you: What are your favorite “little things” to do for the ones you love? I think we all have certain “little things” that we do for others.  Some are conscious efforts – like cooking a special meal or treating a friend to lunch, and some are almost second-nature… like making sure the fridge […]

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In my quest to come up with easy & budget-friendly Easter decorations this year, here’s another idea that fit the bill and only took a few minutes to whip together: mini pails +  window gels + flowers = super cute Easter Centerpieces! Shopping Resources: Mini pails: $1 bins at Target Window gels: Target ($1.99/pack of […]

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Well, the Queen of baking cuteness has done it again! Check out these adorable new Easter-themed cake pop designs from Bakerella….starting with my personal favorite – the Spring Chickens! I just love these little cuties – both the “chicks on sticks” version (above) and the stick-free version (below).  This design would be really fun for […]

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If you’re looking for a quick & easy Easter craft/centerpiece idea, these Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets” only take a few minutes and will look super cute on your Easter table! Added bonus: they’re really inexpensive! All you need are small terra cotta pots in various sizes, scrapbook paper, “grass” filler, and any embellishments you want […]

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Even your most refined dinner guests will have a hard time resisting these clever Mustache Napkin Rings! Each laser-cut, clear acrylic ring is fused with a chalkboard mustache that doubles as a placecard. Love it! ($24/set of 4 at Modern Dose)

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There’s something about the new Flamingo and Trees collection that Bailey Doesn’t Bark debuted this week that’s so delicate & lovely! I’m especially loving the chic color palette of soft pale pink, burnt sienna and gold that designer Re Jin Lee used for the hand-painted flamingos and decorative accents… (Prices are in the “luxury” range […]

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No matter which critter you’re looking at, these colorful, felt toy party favors are pretty much the cuteness! Find out more about them over at Simply Stated today!

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Project Wedding ran a fantastic DIY Wedding Challenge recently and the level of creativity in the 160 entries is truly inspiring! I was excited for the opportunity to be a guest judge for the contest – especially alongside these 4 fabulous women: Bee from Weddingbee, Grace from Design*Sponge, Mackenzie from Something Old, Something New, and […]

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When it comes to decorating Easter eggs, I usually opt for the easy route, but these Egg Creatures from Martha Stewart are so ridiculously cute, I’m thinking they might be worth the extra effort! Especially the momma and baby pig design… how adorable is that?! (Cute decorating ideas for baby showers & kids parties too!)

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