Resurrection Cookies & Easter Scripture Eggs}Activity Day Idea

Resurrection Cookies

  I realize Easter is just a few days away and this post may be a little late for some of you but maybe you can pin it for next year! This activity would be a fun thing to do as a family this weekend, Saturday night, the night before Easter.  We did it with our Activity Day girls this week and they really enjoyed it.  Especially eating the cookies. The process of making Resurrection cookies is a wonderful way to share the Easter story.  Each step and ingredient of [Continue Reading...]

The Best Lemon Bars

lemon bars

You may have noticed a bit of a lemon theme these week.  I hope you non lemon lovers will bear with me. This is a recipe that I have had for a really long time. The recipe originally came from a childhood friend’s mother in Wisconsin.  This recipe has been in my family for about 50 years.  That is no indication of how old I am! It is the lemon bar my mother always made and it is the one I always make.    I am pretty picky about my [Continue Reading...]

Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes

lemon roasted potatoes

This Sunday is Easter and many of you may have ham on the menu.  We’re having pork tenderloin at our house, a little non traditional.   Traditionally people serve their ham with potatoes, usually scalloped potatoes or as we like to call them at our house “funeral potatoes.”   I plan on being non traditional in the potato department too because I am serving these yummy lemon herb roasted potatoes!  Lemon is traditional when it comes to Easter after all. As many of you know I am not a huge [Continue Reading...]

Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

So I think I may have just begun a love affair with brussels sprouts.  I know, weird, but true. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to finally give them a try.  My first try at brussels sprouts was this recipe for Teriyaki Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts which is delicious!!  Truly amazing.  I think Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts would make the perfect vegetable for your Easter dinner.  I know asparagus is more traditional but these are so good!  I promise! If you are a non believer when it [Continue Reading...]

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs


For Activity Day Girls this week we dyed Easter eggs except we didn’t use store bought dye.  A few years ago I experimented with natural dyes using fruits, vegetables and spices.  I loved the results and the beautiful muted colors you got.  I decided it would be a fun science experiment for the girls to do it too.  It was so fun to see what colors certain fruits and vegetables would result in. The prep work for this is a little bit more intense than picking up a pack of [Continue Reading...]

Monday Motivation Linky Party


Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party! Thank you for being here and for sharing all of your talents with us. You continue to inspire us every week! When you link your project here, it is displayed simultaneously on all FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.   Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too. I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Scattered Thoughts of [Continue Reading...]

What’s For Dinner}Weekly Meal Plan #24

meal plan 24

Be sure and check out the THREE giveaways going on right now on the blog. Chinet Gift Pack and $100.00 Visa Card   –  Ninja Power Blender  – $500.00 Michaels Gift Card. What Leigh Anne’s Loving: One of the things I wished I had done earlier was take better care of my skin.  As a teenager and even in my 20′s and 30′s I would go to bed without washing my face.  It wasn’t until I hit 40 that I started taking this skin thing seriously.  I am lucky that as [Continue Reading...]

Vanilla Malt and Ninja Ultima™ Blender Giveaway

Vanilla Malt

We spent the weekend in beautiful San Diego last weekend visiting our son Logan.  He is so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.  I could totally move there!  We had a great time and ate our share of amazing fish tacos.  We spent one morning riding beach cruisers around Coronado Island.  Of course we had to stop at the Del Coronado hotel and take a look around.  So beautiful.  Since we had burned so many calories biking around we decided to fuel up on some ice cream at [Continue Reading...]

Malted Milk Ball Bunny Brittle

Malted Milk Ball Bunny Brittle

It’s the tenth of the month and that means it’s time for another fun Blog Hop with 9 of my favorite bloggers.  Our theme for this month is Bunnies and I hope you are as excited to see what everyone came up with as I am! Ah, spring is in the air and what’s more springy than sweet bunnies? Get your pin fingers ready and take a looksie at these 10 bunny themed projects then read on for my full tutorial how to create your own Malted  Milk Ball Bunny [Continue Reading...]