Bunny Napkin Tutorial

Are you hosting Easter this year?

Need a cute napkin ideas for the table?  I did these for my table(s) last year, and they were so darn cute, I’m doing them again!  This is all over Pinterest, but I thought I’d share it with you here!  Now, this is a little easier with paper napkins, but I’m a white cloth napkin girl when it comes to holiday tables…so it’s a little trickier folding these, but it works!

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Fold your napkin in half and then half again..so thirds!

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Take one end and bring it straight down the center.  Do that again on the other side.

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Take your corner and fold it back up to the center.

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Repeat on the other side.

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Take your two outer points and fold them in to the center…you’ll see that you are creating the ears here.

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Flip your whole napkin over….

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Fold up the point to create the tail.

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Turn the napkin over and tuck one corner into the other.  This is where it gets a little tricky with the cloth napkin because it’s thicker, but just keep adjusting, and it will hold.

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Cute huh??  Even if you add nothing else to your place settings, these make your table look adorable!

Happy Easter!

xoxo~Dawn

 

Easter Basket Ideas for the Tween/Teen

In our house we are past the days of toys in Easter baskets…don’t get me wrong, my 20 something boys still love a good Nerf gun!
 Gone are the days of wind up bunnies and bubbles…so I thought I would put together a few basket ideas for the little girls (ahem…the big girls 😉 in your life.  My daughter, Lucy, will be 13 this year, and I know all of these things would be a huge hit with her!
Tween/Teen Easter Basket

sunnies

purse

robe

notebook

feather pens

lotion 

lip gloss

You could always add in gift cards and books!
This age really is so fun, as the girls are wanting to be treated older, but still love the idea of getting an Easter basket…I mean seriously, I wish I still got one!
xoxo~Dawn
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A Peep Four Ways!

Are you a fan of Peeps??  You know, those sugared covered marshmallow bunnies and chicks that used to only come out at Easter??  Now they make an appearance for every holiday AND they are now in Oreos!!  Heaven help me!

I am a fan!!  Yep, right here!!  However, my favorite way to eat a Peep is after it has been out of the package 1 day!  I like when it tends to have a little more “bite” to it than the squishy soft right out of the package texture!

I thought it would be fun to show you Peeps 4 ways!  Two ideas you can eat, but if eating them is not your thing, you can always decorate with them!

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How about Peeps and jelly beans lining the inside of my trifle bowl, and a vase of tulips stuck in the center!  Super easy and a darling Springtime centerpiece!

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My kids always get Peeps in their Easter baskets..some love them more than others, but everyone loved this S’mores Peep dip!  Just line the bottom of a 9×13 pan with chocolate bars, lay your chicks in a row, and bake at 300 until the chocolate is melted.  Use graham crackers for dipping!

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I am crazy for these Peeps Pops  I found on Pinterest from Gimmie Some Oven…this is what I’m making this year!

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Ok…and is this not the cutest wreath ever from Tried and True Blog???

So whether you love ’em or hate ’em…maybe you could decorate with ’em!

xoxo~Dawn