Happy Easter!

Spring invokes vibrate pastel colors. There is no better time than Easter to celebrate spring and use these fun colors in your table linens, flower arrangements, Easter eggs, and other decor. Be creative and add a pop of color in your flower arrangements with candy, lemons, oranges, or colored glass balls.

For my tablescape I started with a scrap piece of coral fabric and blue napkins from another lien set.  I framed my table with three flower arrangements varying in height and color.  Then I started adding wooden painted eggs that I had decorate with paper pom poms, faux jewels, and stickers. Again, varying the height, size and color of the eggs.

Don’t limit your decor to the dinner table.  You can add a festive design to your living room with a simple spring wreath and a few  colored Easter eggs.  As seen below, you can decorate your mantel with fun Easter decor.  Draw the eye in with a centerpiece and then add several decorative pieces at different heights.

St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just for the Irish!  While my celebration of St. Patrick’s Day has changed over the years, especially this year with a 6 month old, I still enjoy a reason to get together with family and friends.  You can get creative, especially with March Madness going on at the same time this year, with  a beer tasting and Irish food items such as corn beef.  Below are some other creative and fun recipes, party ideas, and treats that are sure to please your guests.

1. No Bake Thin Mint Cookie Truffles/Six Sisters’ Stuff  http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/01/no-bake-thin-mint-cookie-truffles.html

2. Rainbow Oreo Pops/The Sweet Swiper        http://thesweetswiper.blogspot.com/2012/03/rainbow-oreo-pops.html

3. Shamrock Cookies http://thirtyhandmadedays.com/2012/03/shamrock/

4. Leprechaun Cookies/Sweet Sugar Belle http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/blog/2012/02/leprechaun-cookies/

St. Patrick's Day Inspiration from Half Baked - The Cake Blog

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1.  Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark/Your Home Based Mom                  http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/lucky-leprechaun-cookie-bark/

2. St. Patrick’s Day Free Party Printables/Living Locurto   http://www.livinglocurto.com/2012/03/st-patricks-free-printables/

3. Rainbow Cookie Party Favors/Hostess With The Mostess    http://blog.hwtm.com/2012/03/rainbow-oreo-st-patricks-day-party-favors/

4. Shamrock Pops with Printable Flags/Oopsey Daisy    http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2012/03/shamrock-pops-with-printable-flags.html