Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chocolate Birds Nest

These sweet little chocolate birds nests are a perfect decoration and dessert for Easter! 

 1 bag chow mein noodles
3 packages mini chocolate bars
1 bag Cadbury mini eggs (or jelly beans)
Mini muffin pan
Cooking spray
Wax paper  (optional)

1. Break up chocolate and place in a microwave-safe container. Heat the chocolate in 30 second intervals until thoroughly melted. Be careful to not burn the chocolate. It took me two 30 second intervals.

2. Carefully add the chow mein noodles, stirring until completely coated in the chocolate. 
 
3. Lightly spray mini muffin pan with cooking spray.

4. Spoon mixture into mini muffin pan. (note: if you don't have a mini pan, you can also spoon it into little nests onto the wax paper)

5. Refrigerate until firm, about one hour or so.

 6. One chilled, gently remove the nests from muffin pan. I used a paring knife to pop them out.

7. Place three Cadbury mini eggs (or jelly beans) inside each nest.
 Hope you have a fabulous Easter!

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Fortunes

I love to bring treats to my daughters classroom for any & every holiday. St. Patrick's Day is no different. I found these silly green fortune cookies from Oriental Trading and made a fun printable that I attached to them! Easy peasy.

I think the kids will get a kick out of cracking them open & reading their St. Patrick's Day message!


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Thursday, March 13, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Clover Hair Clip

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner & I want to make sure my daughter and her girlfriends avoid the celebratory pinches from classmates. 

With some green felt, ribbon and crystal embellishments I whipped up these fun clover hair clips!

100% leprechaun approved!

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pinch Proof St. Patrick's Day!

I love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! A day filled with leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold - yes please! Plus do I even need to mention Shamrock Shakes? I've been indulging on them for the last few days! Yum!  

I'm always looking for an excuse to make goodies for friends! This year I decided to make some 'pinch proof' St. Patty's gifts. I purchased some sparkling green nail polishes and attached a fun little tag. Now they'll be sure to be safe from any feisty pinchers!


Do you join in on the green festivities on St. Patrick's Day?

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

I will eat them in the car
I will eat them going far
I will eat these green eggs and ham
Thank you, thank Sam I Am!

What you'll need:
 Pretzels
Wilton white chocolate melts
Green M&M's
Spread wax paper on a cookie sheet and lay out pretzels on paper. Add one chocolate melt on top of each pretzel. Stick in 350 degree oven for five minutes. 
 Make sure your assistant doesn't eat all the ingredients.

Immediately remove from the oven and press a green M&M on top of chocolate melt. Put in fridge to harden candy.

That's it. Easy peasy right?

I created this bag topper & packaged them up for my daughter's classroom!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dr. Seuss Day Classroom Treats

 Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on Dr. Seuss's birthday. Across the country, schools, libraries and communities encourage young minds to pick up a book and read! 

 To mark the celebration, I put together these fun treats for my daughters classroom. I attached Dr. Seuss pencils to an adorable blank printable from Lolly Jane and added one of my favorite quotes. Quick & simple, yet sure to be a huge hit!

The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you'll go.


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Penny

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, I wanted my little gal & I to do something different for her friends! I was so excited when I stumbled across an adorable 'Lucky Penny' printable from Pumpkin Petunia. In just a few minutes, you can create these cute goodies & spread some cheer!

First you'll need to gather your pennies! We busted into our piggy bank & gathered up as many coins as we could. Upon inspection we realized pennies are d-i-r-t-y. Gross! We wanted shiny coins for our project, so we soaked our pennies in ketchup for 5-10 minutes.

After a quick rinse with water, they are brought back to their shiny golden luster. Crazy ~ but it does work!

Next we printed up some of the 'Lucky Penny' printables available HERE. We added a touch of glitter to the shamrocks for some sparkle & attached each coin with a dab of hot glue.

I also hand-stamped a few pennies to send to family!
Everyone can always use an extra little bit of luck right?


For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~Author Unknown


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