Baby Matcha Eclairs

  This is one of the cutest recipes I have ever made: tiny eclairs filled with a delicate matcha cream and glazed with the coolest naturally green glaze. Baby eclairs are so much better than regular ones because you can eat more than one without an excuse, plus they are perfect for a party! You can double and triple the recipe and make multiple flavor creams and icings: for the cream swap the matcha with your flavor of choice (coffee extract, vanilla extract..)  and add some colorant to your glaze. Baby Matcha Eclairs (makes about 12) Matcha cream Ingredients 250 g full fat milk 1 egg 5 tbsp. sugar 1 tsp matcha 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp + 1 tsp flour Instructions Heat the milk in a medium pan, when it boils, add in the vanilla and … [Read more...]

Finding Magic on a Leprechaun Hunt {an Outdoor Game for Kids}

One of my favorite parts of having a two year old is exploring the world through her eyes. Everything is new, oh-so exciting and I know that I am building in fun traditions with her. Those memories she will have forever! Every holiday has its charm, and St. Patrick's Day is no exception! This year, Izzy and I decided to head out into the woods to see if we couldn't find a leprechaun, or at least his treasure!  Having your own Leprechaun Adventure is easy, and an affordable alternative to throwing a party. You and the little's can get out, explore nature and by the time you're done with your aventure, a nap will be in order!  Exercise AND a tuckered out kiddo-sign me up! For our adventure, we chose a selection of green and gold coins and a fun pot. Since everyone knows that the pot of … [Read more...]

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Door Hanger

Have you started to see green?  We have transitioned from Valentine's day to St. Patrick's day just like that!  Are you ready for the green holiday?  I made a St. Patrick's burlap door hanger to help get in the mood.  It was super easy and I'm going to show you how to make your own today!   To make your own door hanger, you will need: 1 yard of burlap green paint of your choice glue gun newspaper floral wire ribbon scissors To start, cut your burlap into two identical clover shapes.  Make one clover a few inches longer around the edges so that you can glue it together easier.   Paint your smaller clover however you would like.  You need two layers of paint.  I painted first layer Kelly green and then used an apple green on top, but feel free … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Spring Cleaning – Naturally!

If you're anything like me, you're more than ready for sunny days and the fresh breeze of springtime. It's high time to open the windows, air out the house, roll up our sleeves and get going on that spring cleaning! I tend to be a bit hesitant to pull out the harsh chemicals when it comes to deep cleaning my home in preparation for warm weather. With children and pets running around the house, I'm a big fan of natural ways to make my home sparkle! This week found me scouring the internet (pun absolutely intended!) for new ideas on keeping my spring cleaning safe, natural, simple and effective. Here are a few I've found! // 1 // "To clean and disinfect a laminate counter top or cutting board, cut one whole lemon and in half and squeeze its juice onto the counter top. Work the … [Read more...]

Leprechaun Chocolate Bark

It's magically delicious! This chocolate bark recipe is such a great way for the kids to get creative in the kitchen and decorate some homemade leprechaun inspired candy. Or how fun would it be to quickly whip this leprechaun chocolate bark and pack it in your kids lunches? I know I'd be excited to have this for a little treat on St. Patrick's Day! Simply round up your favorite white and green sprinkles and decorate to your liking. You can even throw on some edible star sprinkles to make it extra magical! The bark also keeps well at room temperature, even though it probably won't last long because it's so delicious! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope it's magically filled with chocolate! Leprechaun Chocolate Bark Ingredients 2 cups 60% Ghirardelli chocolate chips 1/4 … [Read more...]

Decorating a Cottage in Pink and Green

Decorating rooms and homes in pink and green is so popular that it's fun to look at this color combination in a specific setting.  Pink and green are the perfect color choices for decorating a cottage. Adding floral throw pillows to seating on the front porch welcomes visitors and introduces the cottage theme.  Inside, more floral motifs in a variety of pinks and green are showcased in window treatments, upholstery, and even an area rug.  Light streaming in from the window and fresh cut flowers celebrate the spring and summer seasons. Using bark cloth and vintage linens in floral patterns of pink and green in the kitchen lends cohesiveness to the color scheme.  Choosing one type of flower, for example roses, adds to the charm and quaintness of cottage decor. Choosing only one floral … [Read more...]