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Crafts Desserts Easter Recipes

Easter Cake

Each year, the kids and I look forward to baking for Easter. Last year, we made cupcakes with Peeps sitting in nests filled with candy eggs. This year, I have seen so many variations of cakes with pastel colored M & Ms and an assortment of Peeps marshmallow candy on Pinterest and Facebook, that this was on my list to make with the kids this year.  Today we made the cake.  From start to finish, working with my 8 year old and 5 year old helpers, it took about 2 hours.  This cake may not be perfect, but it sure is filled with love and the kids were thrilled with their accomplishment.

Crafts Family Fun

A Sewing Project

I have double pink eye.  So, I don’t get to spend too much time with the chickens.  I do not like handling them when any of us are ill.  We try to keep our interactions to a minimum on sick days.  I realize that it is rare that illnesses cross between humans and animals but we like to err on the cautious side. My daughter was off from school and we needed a project to keep us away from the chickens.

Chickens Crafts Family Fun Gardening

Backyard Chicken Fairy Garden

Today,after scouring thrift stores and searching for unique items, the kids and I created our very own backyard chicken fairy garden.  We took a walk through the woods and gathered moss, bark and twigs.  We also had some smooth stones from a recent trip to Sandy Neck Beach.  All of our found items would be incorporated into the garden.  As we live in New England, we decided to create our fairy garden in a large terracotta saucer.  This way, in the Winter, it is portable and we can bring the little house into the garage.  We spent all afternoon creating this magical place.