Happy Easter 2016


    Moving into a new house is exciting and time-consuming, and no matter what time of the year it is, planning for the holidays can seem to take the backseat to other responsibilities. Considering that Easter is just around the corner, here are a few last-minute decorating ideas and recipes to make this Easter in your new home as memorable as possible, and hopefully the first of many wonderful Easters to come!

DIY Easter Egg Balloons

What you need:

-Balloon Helium tank

-Acrylic or Craft Paint

-String, Ribbon or Twine

-9’ or 11’ latex balloons

-Clear shipping tape


        1.Inflate balloons using your helium tank and temporarily tie a loose knot to the tail so they don’t slip away.

        2. Flip your balloon over so it looks like an egg shape, and use your paintbrush and acrylic paint to paint your favorite Easter egg designs on them. Use enough paint to get even coverage, without it being too thick. (You don’t want to weigh down your balloon.) Then let dry.

        3. Once dry, carefully untie the string from the tail and use a small piece of shipping tape to adhere the string to the “top” of the balloon, which will now become the bottom. Finished!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Peeps Skillet S’mores

What you need:  (serves about 6):

-3 cups chocolate chips (I use a dark and milk mix)

-1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

-2 packages of PEEPS marshmallows (obviously more if you want all the colors)

-graham crackers for serving


1. Place the chocolate chips in a 9-inch oven-safe skillet in an even layer. Drop spoonfuls of the peanut butter on top of the chocolate chips. Cover with an layer of peeps - you can stuff them in there! You'll need around 25 peeps.

2.   Heat the broiler on your oven to HIGH. Place the skillet underneath for 1 to 2 minutes, just     until the marshmallows get golden and the chocolate chips are melting. Watch the skillet the entire time. If you find that the chocolate isn't melted easily, turn the oven to 350 degrees F and let the skillet sit in there for a few minutes so it all melts. Serve immediately - carefully since it's hot! - with graham crackers for dipping.