Friday, 11 April 2014

Friday Finds

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A few of the wow moments, or things I discover each week that tickle my fancy.  I hope that they may inspire or tickle yours too!  

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20+ Egg-citing ideas for Easter from the people at Better Homes and Gardens.  I have always had a lot of respect for the BHG people.  I used to buy their magazine years ago.  Do they still have a magazine?   Their recipes were always the best.  I also bought their cookery encyclopaedia when I was about 17 with money I earned from baby sitting.  You can see my food and recipe fetish goes way back. ☺

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 What a brilliant idea if you are feeding a crowd for Easter!  Orange napkins and green cutlery stogged into a basket looking forever like a basket of carrots!  I wish I'd thought of that!  (Not that I am having a crowd over!)  Found this on Indulgy.

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From Hostess with the Mostess, a brilliant tutorial on how to make Carrot Cupcakes!  Aren't they cute?   How fabulous would these be at an Easter Pot Luck or family get together?   I think they're just wonderful!

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The cutest candy melt Easter Candy bowls from Kids Stuff World.   So simple to make and something you can get the kiddos to help with.   I wish the grandchildren didn't live so far away as I would be doing this with them!  It looks like a real fun activity!  (And tasty too!)

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Free Printable Boxes to put some Easter Eggs in.  Mini Egg Easter Boxes from Oh Happy Day.  I love free printables.  Don't you?

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Twelve creative ways to decorate Easter Eggs from The Girl Creative.Com.   These are calligraphy eggs.  Very Jane Austinish I think.  If this doesn't strike your fancy, there are eleven more ways to choose from.

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Parmesan Bunny Ears from Savvy Mom.  Such a cute idea and so easy to make too!  You just need a few bits and some puff pastry!

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Paper Carrot Treat Bags from Oh Happy Day.  So simple to make and so cute!  There is a full pictorial tutorial.  I think they are really sweet!  (No pun intended!)

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How to fold a Bunny Napkin from Singing With Birds.  Again a complete pictorial tutorial!

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And finally another free printable, this time from Five Heart Home.  And you get a colour choice with this one!

Well this has been a very Eastery Friday Finds, but I know you won't mind.  I hope that you found some springtime Easter inspiration here!

A thought to carry with you through today . . .

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"Pray as though everything depended on God. 
 Work as though everything depended on you."
 ~Saint Augustine  

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Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . Decadent as Sin Potatoes.   Oh boy . . . these naughty potatoes are delicious!

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Have a great Friday everyone!


  1. NICE egg ideas at BHG. My Mom used to get their magazine for MANY years--nice memory. :o) CUTE carrot cupcakes. So are those Parmesan bunny ears. Bunny napkins--LOVE! Fun with the Easter theme today, Marie! And must go see about those naughty potatoes... LOL! Happy Weekend to you all there ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  2. Awww thanks Tracy! I am always a bit hesitant to do it all on one subject, but with so many nice Easter ideas about today I just couldn't resist sharing some of them! Love and happy weekend to you too! xxoo

  3. Happy Friday Marie. Now I want little ones for next weekend.

  4. Maybe you can borrow some little ones from your friends Suzan!

  5. Happy Friday and Love to you too Suzan! I Love this time of year, don't you?

  6. What a lot of wonderful, wonderful Easter treats and ideas. Aren't people so clever - just a simple serviette and plastic cutlery made into something really special. It doesn't take a lot of money, but just using one's imagination. The internet is a real treasure trove of ingenious ideas.

    I'm going to do those parmesan bunnies - they'll be ideal at out Easter smörgåsbord. Thankyou for the tip!

  7. Thanks Marie, happy to help! I am trying to think of a way to incorporate those Parmesan bunnies as well!

  8. Great finds Marie..
    It's a perfect time to share these..
    Yes the magazine still exists.

  9. They always have the best recipes Monique! I love my BHG cookbooks, even if they are ridiculously old!


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