Easy Easter Tablescape Inspiration!

 You know that feeling when you find your seat at a dining table and pause before putting your napkin in your lap because you think "I hate to mess-   up this beautiful place-setting"?  Well, I love that feeling and I REALLY love creating tablescapes that give my guests that feeling.  In this world of lightening-speed technology, it is more important than ever to slow down and take time for face-to-face, human interaction. What better place to spend quality time with family and friends than around a lovely and thoughtfully set table.  With Spring in the air and Easter around the corner, I hope to share some ideas and inspiration for your table by giving you a look at my dining room this year.Every good tablescape starts with some source of inspiration.  That can be … [Read more...]

Easter Craft: Easy Easter Decorations

Easter crafts that your children can make CAN become an actual decoration in your house, not just a keepsake.  Using an old gift bag and tissue paper, we created two really cute wall hangings.SUPPLIES NEEDED:Gift bag (old or new) Tissue paper (old or new - it is going to get crumpled) Glue Construction paper Old cardboard or foam board Tape ScissorsPREPARING YOUR CRAFT SUPPLIES: The crucial key to a successful craft with your children is to have the supplies all ready.  Your children will lose interest quickly if they have to sit still and watch Mommy do a bunch of gathering and sorting.Trace a circle from a plate for the chick decoration. I suggest using yellow paper to keep the chick all one color.Draw a decorated egg on construction paper.  … [Read more...]

Easter Entertaining and Decor Ideas

Hop In, it's going to be fun.Get your home ready for Easter with these simple and charming decorations that will bring joy and festivity to your home.Are you getting ready for the Easter Holiday?  We've found a few decorative details that will create a festive mood and add the finishing touches to a wonderful day of memories.  Entertain your guests with this selection of decorative accents and springtime treasures. Greet your guests and neighbors daily with this festive Easter wreath on you front door. // Easter Wreaths 14” Tissue Paper Pom Poms: Add a DIY touch of whimsy to your celebration with these tissue paper pom poms.  The scale and bright color choices offered make this a party essential. Consider hanging them from branches and ceilings, or … [Read more...]

Bird’s Nest Cake for Easter

Easter is right around the corner! It's time to start thinking about what decadent and precious dessert you'll be whipping up for your friends and family.If you ask me, you should make this lovely little cake. It's the kind of super chocolatey that screams for a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt.In addition to being absolutely delicious, it's also too cute! You'll have all of the women oo-ing and ah-ing over it! Trust me. I did!Plus, they'll be in for a surprise when you cut the cake to reveal a vanilla chocolate chip frosting inside!Happy Easter and Happy Baking!Bird's Nest Cake adapted from Martha Stewart Ingredientscanola oil spray 1/2 cup Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder + some for dusting 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 tablespoon instant espresso … [Read more...]

Easter Wreath Tutorials for Gorgeous Door Decor

Greet guests with a Happy Easter look right from the first step with a gorgeous wreath. Easter wreaths? Yes!We've found some of the simplest, most beautiful, and quick-to-assemble wreaths available for all your last-minute Easter decorating needs. From washi-tape decorating on the Easter Eggs, to marshmallow Peeps turned into home decor - the possibilities are endless.1. I love the Easter wreath which could stay up through most of Spring with the fuzzy ribbon "grass" and ribbon daisies. It's so inviting and cheerful! See the tutorial at Capture the Details. 2. This pastel Easter or Spring wreath from Country Chic Cottage has a fabric feel but is actually coffee filters and food coloring. So smart and easy to make! 3. With bright and colorful ribbons galore there is only things to … [Read more...]

Easter Cake Recipe

 I still can’t believe that Easter is in March this year, I always think of March as the month of Women’s day in Italy (8th of March) and it’s a way too early for Easter eggs and bunnies! So I decided to decorate my traditional carrot Easter cake with mimosas (typical flowers women are given on the 8th of March in Italy) to bring together the two celebrations! This cake is extra light and moist and it’s perfect for family parties. The frosting is very simple but blood orange juice pairs really well with the carrots, I also don’t add any butter because I like my frosting light, but you can use your usual cream cheese frosting recipe if you wish to. I used two 6 inch round pans  (plus a 7 inches square pan for the extra batter) but I think it can be baked in two 8 inches round … [Read more...]