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Nutter Butter Carrot Cookies – Easter Treat!

Nutter Butter Carrots

Nutter Butter Carrot Cookies

Alert! Alert! Easter is next week! If you are like us, then you are totally not ready. In fact, when Dustin asked me the other day what I wanted to do for Easter dinner my reply was ‘I don’t know. We will figure it out.’ To which he said, ‘You do know Easter is next week right?’


Mind. Blown.

Carrot Nutter Butters

Luckily, these Nutter Butter Carrot cookies are suuuuuuper simple to make. And they are adorable.

Adorable is always important.

Carrot Nutter Butters

To make Nutter Butter Carrot Cookies you will need:

Instructions to make Nutter Butter Carrot Cookies:

Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Carrot Nutter Butters

Cut a Sour Patch Straw in half and then half again. Trim to the desired length.

Carrot Nutter Butter Cookies

Carefully open a Nutter Butter cookie.

Carrot Nutter Butter Cookies

Spoon a small amount of frosting on the cookie and press your green topper in.

Carrot Nutter Butter Cookies

Put a thin layer of frosting on top and put the top of the cookie back on.

Carrot Nutter Butter Cookies

Melt the orange candy melts according to the package instructions.

Carrot Nutter Butter Cookies

Coat the Nutter Butters in orange candy melts.

Place on the cookies on the parchment paper and put the cookie sheet in the freezer until it sets (just a few minutes!)

Carrot Nutter Butter Cookies

See? Super simple and super cute. And as one of the boys stated, ‘finally a vegetable I like.’ So it must be good right? 🙂 You can package these Carrot Nutter Butter Cookies in treat bags and put in Easter baskets or pass out at church.

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18 Easter Basket Ideas: Fun Easter Basket Alternatives

18 Fun Easter Basket Ideas

Easter will be here before we know it! It’s time to start picking up things to add to the Easter baskets and eggs! Are you ready? This year, Josh is a little bit older so I wanted to something besides a traditional Easter Basket so I went on the hunt (haha, see what I did there? Hunt? Like an Easter egg hunt? … It’s the little things guys… LOL) I wanted some fun Easter basket ideas that were unique and really just some Easter basket alternatives. There were so many ideas that I found that I just had to share with you all!

Just a hint before I share! My favorite place to pick up Easter basket items; well, anything really, is Kmart! Kmart has both a grocery side and their traditional retail side (filled with clothes, toys, and everything home). Their prices are always low and they have great options for saving big (including the Shop Your Way Rewards program).

Here are a few great offers that will come in handy with your baskets:

Easter 6 pack Candy or Lindt Gold Bunny – Just $2.50 on sale! (Expires 4/8)

Easter Packaged Chocolates for $1.50 (Good 4/9-4/15)

Earn 25% in points with $10 + worth of Smart Sense Food and Drug Products at Kmart! (Expires 5/1)

AND scroll to the bottom…I’m giving away a $100 Kmart Gift Card!!!!!!!!


18 Fun Easter Basket Ideas

Umbrella Easter Baskets

Umbrella Easter Basket



This is so neat! You can add candy and trinkets and then, blow up the balloon with them inside!

Makeup bag

Pool Noodle & Beach Towel Basket

Potty Baskets

Candy Baskets

Tackle box basket

Tote Basket

Truck Basket

Easter Bouquet

Maybe fill with dollar bills for a teenager?

Soda Basket

Swing Basket

Sandbox Basket

This is great if you have several kiddos and want to do a group basket!

Rain Boot Easter Basket

Cozy Coupe

Basketball Goal Basket

Aren’t these super fun? The best part is that you can pick up EVERYTHING that you need at Kmart to recreate any of these! Plus, don’t forget to check out their Smart Sense brand. Seriously, everything that you need for your Easter get together at huge savings!

And now the $100 Kmart Gift Card giveaway!!!

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18 Fun Easter Basket Ideas

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29 of the Best Easter Ideas


Easter will be here before you know it. Are you ready? I admit, we have a lot to do still, but these 29 ideas will have you ready in no time! These are the best Easter ideas around!

Easter Recipes and Crafts:

1. Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies (just 3 main ingredients)

2. Easter Peeps S’Mores (including gluten free options)

3. Easter Cookie Pie

4. Very Berry Peeps Milkshake

5. Easter Bunny Patch Recipe using Palmer’s Easter Candy

6. 5 Unique Ideas for a Reusable Easter Basket

7. 5 Creative (non candy) Easter Gift Ideas

8. Easy DIY Resurrection Garden

9. Resurrection Rolls Recipe

10. Easy Resurrection Snack and Activity for Kids

11. How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

12. Easy Bunny Pie Pops

13. How to Plan an Easter Egg Hunt

14. 9 Lego Ideas for Easter

15. Free Easter Printable for Kids

16. 9 Tips for a Successful Easter Egg Hunt

17. Easter Cupcake Ideas

18. Kids’ Party Food:Mr. McGregor’s Garden Patch

19. Easter Bunny Pizza

20. 20 Easter Supplies and Favors

21. 20 Easter Baking Supplies

22. 25 Easter Craft & Activities

23. Easy Easter Stencil Cookies

24. Kids Party Food: Easy Easter Cookies

25. Kid’s Party Food Ideas: Delicious & Darling Easter Cake Pops

26. Monster Eggs {DIY Party Craft Ideas}

27. 33 FREE Easter Printables Boys Will Like Too

28. [Inspiration] Easter Egg Hunt

29. Bow Tie Easter Party for Your Little Man



Our favorite Easter Traditions:


My Mom always made the ‘lambie cake’ for Easter every year. She has this cake mold shaped like a lamb and she always decorated it up to look so cute every year. I’m not that ambitious but I love a sweet treat for the kids and we have fun filling and hiding baskets and eggs. I think I get a bigger kick out of finding good hiding spots than they do out of finding them!

– Lindsay is the mom of 2 and author of See Mom Click. She shares great deals, Disney happenings and recipes. You can follow her on Twitter here!

Easter was always one of my favorite holidays growing up. My dad would always buy about 10 large chocolate bunnies and hide them around our living room. (Why so many? So he could eat them, too! Haha) After we had our 9am chocolate fix, we’d head to church and then to my grandparent’s house for turkey dinner with all the fixings. Every year it was the same and I loved it. We’re still developing our traditions with my son Sam, but Easter is becoming one of his favorites.

– Stephanie is the mom to Sam and the author of Spaceships and Laser Beams. If you ever need party ideas her site is the place to visit! Specializing in all things boy, it’s full of inspiration! Follow her on Twitter here!


We always had Easter Egg hunts at my grandma and papaw’s house when I was little. Now that I have my own family, we still get together every year with our big ole’ family and let the littles hunt eggs. They always have such a great time. My addiction to those Cadbury Creme Filled Eggs comes into full on and I always have to keep a stash hidden. Shhhhh!!!

– Jenni is the mom of one and the author of Sweet Pennies From Heaven. A hearth and home website, Sweet Pennies From Heaven focuses on recipes, crafts and creating a comfortable home. Follow her on Twitter here!


I love Easter. It’s an important day for us and what it symbolizes. We try to do something really fun each year. Last year for the older kids we put glow sticks in the eggs and let them hunt them after dark. They loved that! It’s a wonderful day filled with faith, friends, family and of course, a trip from the Easter Bunny!

– Amanda is the mom to Joshua and owns It’s a Fabulous Life. If you are looking for a one stop place for all things mom, It’s a Fabulous Life is it! Full of recipes, fashion, DIY projects, recipes and parenting articles it’s the place for all of Mom’s favorites to come together! Follow her on Twitter here!


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18 Easter Hacks

18 Easter Hacks

Easter will be here in just a few weeks! Can you believe it? I feel like it has completely crept up on us this year. Even though there are just a few days until the big day, there is plenty of time to implement some of these awesome Easter hacks! These easy tips will not only simplify your day, but help make this Easter the best ever!

18 Easter Hacks - Easter Scavenger Hunt

1. A Scavenger Hunt From The Easter Bunny

Your kiddos will be so excited to get a list from the Easter Bunny! Plus, no more worrying over the eggs getting evenly divided! Problem solved!

18 Easter Hacks - Dying Easter Eggs the Easy Way

2. Use a whisk to help keep dying Easter Eggs clean and mess free.

How great is this idea? No more dying your fingers! This tip will keep your eggs the only thing that are getting dyed!

18 Easter Hacks - Dye Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

3. Dye Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid!

These eggs are not only pretty with gorgeous colors, but I would think that the Kool Aid would make them smell (well, better than eggs smell!) 🙂

18 Easter Hacks - Organize your eggs

4. Make sure everyone gets an even amount of eggs.

I thought this idea was so smart! Each child gets a specific color to hunt. No more arguing over who has the most eggs!

18 Easter Hacks - How to decorate eggs with shaving cream

5. Decorate Eggs with Beauty Supplies!

These pretty eggs were made with shaving cream! Can you believe it?

18 Easter Hacks

6. Minute To Win It – Easter Style!

We love Minute to Win it games! And these 10 Easter inspired games are no different!


7. Check your refrigerator for decorating inspiration!

Don’t these floral arrangements look amazing? Who knew that your veggie crisper could be hiding the perfect props!

How to dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

8. Make gorgeous eggs with….men’s neck ties!

Who would have ever guessed? No mess, no boiling the eggs prior….just vinegar, water and a silk tie. Time to hit up the thrift shops!

18 Easter Hacks - Nail polish eggs

9. Nail Polish Easter Eggs? Nailed It!

See what I did there? 🙂 I know, I couldn’t help it! But seriously – these eggs would make great teacher gifts or would be perfect for filling baskets for tween/teen girls!

Amazon is a great place to get nail polish!

18 Easter Hacks - Plant Jellybeans to grow a lolly pop garden

10. Plant Jellybeans to grow a Lollipop garden!

This is such a fun and magical tradition. Have your kids plant Jellybeans and watch their excitement as lollipops grow in their place!

Candy Filled Cupcakes - Awesome idea for all of your leftover Halloween candy!! Super easy too!

11. Fill cupcakes with Easter candy!

Think of it as a box of chocolates – you never know what you will get! Add different candies to cupcake batter and it turns a box mix into something super special!

18 Easter Hacks - Bunny Footprints

12. Proof the Bunny was here!

Bunny prints are so easy to make! Plus, aren’t they cute?

18 Easter Hacks

13. For the 21 and over crowd….

I always loved chocolate bunnies, but I admit, my heart would sink when I found out they were hollow chocolate bunnies. But now, after this Easter hack, I’m second guessing that!

18 Easter Hacks - Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt

14. Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt

We have been doing this for a few years ago! This is officially the way-to-make-hunting-Easter-Eggs-Cool-for-tweens Easter Egg Hunt. Glow sticks! The kids love em!

Bonus: It’s cheaper to fill eggs with glow sticks than it is to fill them with candy! 🙂

18 Easter Hacks

15. Add a puzzle piece….

This is one of my favorite ideas! Usually at our house the kids get their eggs, dump them and count up their candy. Then the parents go through counting eggs (usually two or three times) to make sure we don’t have eggs that get stranded outside. While you are filling up the eggs but one puzzle piece in each egg. Then, once the kids find the eggs they can take the puzzle pieces out and put the puzzle together. If the puzzle is complete, they have found all the eggs!

Check out some great puzzles here!


16. What to do with those Peeps?

Make S’mores of course! Peep S’mores are the best!

What flavor Peeps do you love the best?

18 Easter Hacks

17. Fill the eggs with coupons (everyone loves coupons!)

These cute coupons are free to print and would be a great candy alternative for filling up Easter Eggs!

18 Easter hacks

18. Impress the kids (and the adults!) with this trick!

This is one cool trick and only takes 5 seconds! After all nothing says Easter like a little egg trick!

18 Easter hacks

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Easter DIY Craft – How to Make a Resurrection Garden

Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

Last year I shared with you our Resurrection Rolls and yesterday I shared with you another snack to use while teaching the Easter Story. Today I am sharing an Easter DIY project that is one of my favorites! A Resurrection Garden! Just seeing this on our table reminds me of the true meaning of Easter and is a great reminder of so many things that I am blessed with! It’s an amazingly easy project with lots of variety so feel free to make it your own!

You will need:

– A pot/saucer – Potting Soil

– A smaller terracotta pot

– Rocks (1 bag of small rocks and 1 large)

– Sticks

– Twine/Yarn

– Either Wheat Grass or Moss

Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

First just put a little potting soil into your saucer. Not a lot!

Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

Next, lay your smaller pot on it’s side. This will be your ‘tomb’. Position it where you would like.

Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

Now, lets add the rocks. Use the small ones to create a pathway. The large rock I rolled to the side of the tomb. That way you can see inside that it is empty and that He is risen!

Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

Fill in your garden with dirt. You will want to go over the tomb!

Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

To make the Crosses you simply break a stick and using either yarn, twine or even hot glut stick them together.

Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

Originally we were going to plant wheat grass on ours. It grows really quickly and is nice and thick. But, instead we decided to go for the instant gratification of the moss. 🙂

Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

Ta da! A great reminder and teaching tool for the Easter Story!

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Easter DIY How to Make a Resurrection Garden

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No Bake Easy Easter Snack & Resurrection Activity For Kids

He He Risen Easy Easter Snack & Activity for Kids

Easter is one of my favorite holidays! I love everything about it! I try to make sure that the reason behind the season isn’t lost in all the jelly beans and Easter Eggs. If you are looking for a quick and easy snack and activity to do with your children or a project for Sunday School at church this one is always a big hit!

No Bake Easy Easter Snack & Resurrection Activity For Kids

Resurrection Snack and Activity For Kids

Start with a Graham Cracker and spread on some green tinted icing. Green grass is always very Easter-ish! 🙂

Easy Resurrection Snack and Activity for kids Easter

Then we add a doughnut to represent the tomb that Jesus was buried in.

ressurection snack and activity for kids

Then we added half of a doughnut hole to represent the rock that had been moved to reveal the empty tomb. And for fun we added a toothpick with the words “He Has Risen!”.

He has Risen snack and Resurrection Activity

This project is quick to hold the kiddo’s attention, a great lesson, easy for the small kids to make and fun for the big ones to want to make one too! Feel free to decorate with green coconut for grass, flower sprinkles, or fun Easter toppers!

ressurection snack and activity no bake

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Silk Dyed Eggs – Easy & Mess Free!

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs Cover

Tonight we dyed our Easter Eggs. Our tradition is dying them with silk ties. You can find the instructions here.

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs 2

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs 3

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

I wasn’t sure how this one would come out. But I’m so glad I picked up this tie with the men riding the old fashioned bicycles! Isn’t it cool?

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs Favorite

You have to have at least one tie with flowers on it!

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs Green Paisley Favorite

And of course a paisley print!

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs Its a Fabulous Life

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Resurrection Rolls – A Fun (and Yummy) Easter Tradition

Resurrection Rolls a fun and yummy way to teach the Easter Story

I wanted to make sure to share with you one of our favorite Easter traditions – making Resurrection Rolls! This is such a fun and yummy way to teach the Easter story! Plus, it’s so incredibly easy! 🙂

Resurrection Roll ingredients

You will need:

1 package Crescent rolls (here is a coupon)

8 Marshmallows

4 tbsp melted butter

3 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp cinnamon

The How To:

Melt the butter and put the cinnamon sugar mixture in a bowl. Grease your baking pan and pre-heat the oven according to the crescent roll directions. (You can read John 19 if you would like!)

Give your child a marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus. After Jesus died on the cross he was prepared for burial. Back then that meant using oil (the melted butter) and spices (the cinnamon sugar mixture.)

Resurrection roll butter

(Dip the marshmallow in butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture)

Then he was wrapped in linen cloth.

Cinnamon coated marshmallow Resrrection Roll

(Place the marshmallow in the crescent roll. You will need to wrap it up tightly and pinch it shut. You will want to make sure that it is sealed!)

resurrection roll

(Place on a cookie sheet.)

Then, he was placed in a tomb (represented by the oven) and a large rock was placed to block the entrance (the oven door).

(Close the oven door and cook according to crescent roll’s package instructions)

On Sunday morning, the third day, Mary Magdalene and several other women went to the tomb. When they arrived, they found the tomb had been opened already. When they went in, they did not find Jesus’ body and the wondered what had happened.

Suddenly, two angels appeared. The women were terrified, but the angels said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you that He would be turned over to sinful men, be crucified, and rise again on the third day!”

The women ran back to tell Jesus’ apostles what they had seen. Peter and one of the other apostles went to the tomb to see for themselves. They looked in and saw the linen cloths that Jesus’ body had been wrapped in but nothing else.

Resurrection Rolls a fun and yummy way to teach the Easter Story2

(Open your roll! Jesus – represented by the marshmallow – is not there! He has risen! All that is left are the linens he was wrapped in – the roll.)

We do this every year and it never gets old! It’s such a fun way to bring the Bible alive and really helps kids understand the Easter Story!

Do you have any Easter traditions?

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DIY: Silk Dyed Easter Eggs Tutorial

Silk dyed Easter Eggs eggs together

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs Its a Fabulous Life

See this year’s eggs here! (They turned out AWESOME!)

Easter is about a month away; can you believe it? I wanted to share with you my family’s favorite way to dye Easter eggs so you have time to get your supplies if you want to make some as well! We make silk dyed eggs each year for a few reasons:

  1. They are super easy.
  2. They are mess free! No spilling, no dripping, no dye stains!
  3. They are gorgeous!
  4. Everyone thinks you are an Easter Egg making master because they are quite impressive. 🙂

Silk dyed Easter eggs step 1 cut the tie

You will need 100% Silk ties. On the back of the tie there should be a small tag that says either 100% silk or all silk. Dark colors work best and we’ve had the best luck with some of the ugliest ties! You want ugly ties on your egg – not your man! 🙂 You will also need some white fabric of some sort (I’ve used an old pillow case before and last night I used a flour sack that I had cut up. You can get a pack of flour sacks for about $1 each at Target). You will also need hair ties (or you could use bread ties but hair ties are the easiest), vinegar and a pair of scissors.

First you need to cut the tie and take out the lining. Flip your tie over and just snip like shown above. There will be a lining piece that comes out. All you want is the pretty silk pattern.

Place your egg on a section of the silk tie.

Silk dyed Easter eggs step 3

Gather the silk around the egg. Try to pull it tightly around so the pattern lays flat on the egg. Secure it tightly with a hair tie.

silk dyed Easter eggs step 4

Then wrap with the white fabric and secure. In a pot, boil water and add 1 cup of vinegar. Place the eggs in the water for about 20 minutes. Remove the eggs and place in a colander to cool. This is the hard part – waiting for them to cool!

After they have cooled unwrap them!

Silk dyed Easter eggs egg 2

I bought a wild flower print tie and I absolutely loved the eggs that it made!

Silk dyed Easter Eggs egg 3

The yellow wasn’t quite dark enough but the other colors from the tie made some really great details!

Silk dyed Easter Eggs eggs together

We only did a few eggs last night, but I will show you our Easter Eggs when we dye them in a few weeks! In the mean time, hit up the thrift stores for some great ties! I can usually find them for $0.50 – $1.00 each.

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