Pinterest Project Tuesdays – Egged

With Easter right around the corner, I couldn’t wait to “egg” our neighbors! I saw this pin a couple of weeks ago and I just knew we had to do this!

IMG_1909We love our neighbor and we are really bummed they are about to move. They are so sweet and have twin teenage girls and they are so nice! I thought it would be fun to remind them how fun Easter Egg Hunts were! Here is the pin that inspired me for this weeks project!

photo-7The pin takes you to a wonderful blog called Fab n’ Free. There are tons of free things on this blog from patterns for clothes to free printables. You should really take a look at it!!

Here is what I did!

What you will need:

  • 12 Plastic Eggs
  • Grass Stuffing
  • You Got Egged Print out (from Fab n’ Free)
  • Scissors
  • Items to stuff eggs

IMG_1901The first thing I did was cut out the egg print out.

IMG_1906IMG_1909Then I started stuffing the eggs! Since our neighbors are twin girls, I picked out stuff I thought they would like! I got socks, nail polish, chapstick and some candy! The nail polish I got was too big to fit so I just put it in a ziplock bag! HA Don’t forget to leave one egg empty like the sheet says!

IMG_1915IMG_1918IMG_1919IMG_1920IMG_1921IMG_1925Then we went over and hid the eggs!

IMG_1932IMG_1936IMG_1937IMG_1938I placed the Egged sign on the door.

IMG_1933Ring the bell and run!

IMG_1934It was so much fun and the girls loved it! They knew it was us right away and sent us a thank you text!

You should give it a try and make someones day!

Until next time!

Love,

Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple

Pinterest Project Tuesdays: St. Patrick’s Day Treats

The last week was a rough one. We picked up one of our doggies yesterday from the hospital after she had to have neck/spine surgery and today, I had to have the 3 hour Glucose Test. More to come about that all on a later post. Today is about the cute treats that I made for St. Patrick’s Day! On Friday of last week, I brought in a couple of treats at work to celebrate St. Patty’s Day!

IMG_6314Who doesn’t love cupcakes and candy?? I mean I know I do (lets hope I pass that glucose test! HA) so I thought these would be the best treats to bring to spread some joy! Here are the pins that inspired me for this weeks projects.

photo 1 photo 2The first pin is from I Heart Naptime. I love this blog! She has tons of craft ideas and recipes for all holidays. I look at her site everyday! The second pin is from Cupcakes Take the Cake. Another great blog with TONS for cupcake recipes. I really didn’t follow the recipe for this one, I more went with the concept.

Here is what I did for the Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow Jars!

What you will need:

  • Skittles
  • Rolos
  • Bakers Twine in Green
  • Labels ( I used the free download from I Heart Naptime)
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Plastic Jars (I got mine at Michael’s but they also sell them at Hobby Lobby)

IMG_1487The first thing I did was cut out all of the labels. Again, I used the label from I heart Naptime, it was super cute and a free printable so why not!

IMG_1491 IMG_1496 IMG_1499Then I hole punched each one.

IMG_1503 IMG_1506After that, I sorted out the Skittles by color.

IMG_1509 IMG_1511Then I started filling the Jars. I started with the Rolos first. I only used 4 at the bottom of each.

IMG_1521 IMG_1527 IMG_1532Then I moved to the Skittles starting with Red first then Orange, Yellow, Green and last the Purple.

IMG_1539 IMG_1540 IMG_1536 IMG_1542 IMG_1543Once filled, put the cap on and tie on your label with the Bakers Twine.

IMG_1545 IMG_1549 IMG_1554Then your done! They are super cute and super easy to make. The hardest part is separating the Skittles. I was super excited to pass these out to everyone!

IMG_6311NOW on to the cupcakes. Here is what I did for my Lucky Charm Cupcakes.

Here is what you will need:

  • Boxes Yellow Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Water
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Green Colorbursts (optional)

IMG_1572First thing I did was prepare the cupcake batter following the directions on the box.

IMG_1578Then I added my Green Colorburst. I found these at Michael’s and thought they were perfect for these cupcakes. I didn’t want to dye the cupcakes green so I these were just enough for that green pop!

IMG_1580 IMG_1582Then I scooped the batter into the cupcake liners and put them in the oven.

IMG_1583 IMG_1585Remove  and let cool.

IMG_1593While the cupcakes were cooling, I made my frosting, Vanilla Buttercream. Here is what I did.

What you will need:

  • 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3 Tablespoons of Milk
  • 3 Cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

IMG_1597First thing you want to do is cream your butter. Add butter to your mixer using the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and fluffy.

IMG_1599Turn mixer off and add in 3 Cups of Powdered Sugar. Turn mixer on low and incorporate the sugar into the butter.

IMG_1603Once mixed together, add in your Milk, Vanilla and Salt and mix well. If the frosting is too thick add more milk and if too thin add more sugar.

IMG_1606Now its time to frost and decorate! Here is what I did!

Here is what you need:

  • Lucky Charms
  • Green Sprinkles
  • Frosting

IMG_1607First thing is to frost the cupcake.

IMG_1608Then sprinkle on some Green Sprinkles

IMG_1609Then press in some Lucky Charms. Make sure each cupcake has a few marshmallows.

IMG_1610IMG_1611 IMG_1612Then your done! They came out great and everyone seemed to love them!

IMG_1613I had a blast making all these treats and I can’t wait until next year to do them again!

I hope you give them a try or keep them in mind for the next St. Patty’s Day!

Until next time!

Love,

Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple