Easter :: Eggs

Growing up, one of my favorite things about Easter were the egg hunts!! I loved dying, painting, and drawing on the eggs! My favorite patterns were tie-dye eggs in bright neon colors! Oh, those were the days sigh…

Check out these egg-citing creations from across the www…

Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs (recipe here):

cheesecake filled chocolate easter eggs || photo raspberricupcakes.com

Easter Egg Marshmallow Truffles (recipe here):

easter egg marshmallow treats || photo tasteandtellblog.com

Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs (recipe here):

homemade cadbury creme eggs || photo instructables.com

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she cooks, he eats holiday gift guide: edible treats

I don’t know about you, but I love opening up packages and finding delicious treats! I would consider it being one of the benefits of the holidays…an excuse and reason to indulge in sugary goodies. Rather than spend the extra money, why not save and make your own homemade edible treats and ship those out to friends and family members. To me, there’s not more special than receiving something that’s homemade.

Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, it’s always nice to send a small thoughtful gift. Here are a few fun and tasty true-and-tried ideas that will guarantee a smile of anyone’s face…

Candied Popcorn Gifties (instructables here):

candied popcorn gifties || photo rock-ur-party.tablespoon.com

Hot Chocolate Dipping Spoons (instructables here):

hot chocolate dipping spoons || photo alpahmom.com

 Praline Dipped Oreos (recipe here):

praline dipped oreos || photo loriesmississippikitchen.com

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O Festivus Tree! O Festivus Tree!

our beautiful Festivus tree with red star-shaped lights :)

When I first met my boyfriend and he told me that he doesn’t like to decorate his house for the holidays, I was shocked. Shocked because I love the holidays and decorating and getting into the season. Well, every time the holidays roll around, I buy him a holiday tree from Trader Joe’s (it has to be from Trader Joe’s, I don’t know why but I’ve been doing for years so it’s almost like traditional lol).

Instead of telling him “Hey, I got you a Christmas tree even though you don’t like them”, I told him “Hi, I got you a tree so we can celebrate Festivus together!” And he bought it, oh what a sweet boy! Haha, I think he actually appreciates them because he tries to water them and take care of them. Sadly, I don’t know what happened to the first two Festivus trees…

For those of you that aren’t Seinfeld junkies, Festivus is a non-traditional holiday celebrated on December 23. It’s a Seinfeld-esque holiday, so you know what that means! It’s a holiday made to poke fun of commercialism. Gotta love Seinfeld, right? :)

Anyhoo, this is how we celebrate the holidays together. How do you ladies and dudes celebrate the holidays together as a couple?

love, kat

ps, this tree makes 3 :)