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!


Tracy said...

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))

Marie Rayner said...

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

Suze said...

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

Marie Rayner said...

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

Marie Rayner said...

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

Marie said...

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!

Marie Rayner said...

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

La Table De Nana said...

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

Marie Rayner said...

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