eight easy easter eats.

Whew, that title right there is alliteration at it’s finest…if I do say so myself.

First off, I just want to say HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY! Do we have an awesome Savior or what?! PTL!

Secondly, If  you know me at all, you know that I loooove (with a capital L) desserts. I can’t go many meals without one and in fact, I’ve been known on occasion to eat my dessert before the meal. Judge on, friends.

So, I’m here today to give you some hopefully helpful ideas for delicious desserts you can make this Easter weekend to impress your friends and family with (note: these are not my recipes – links will take you to them).

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Carrots

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Rice Krispie Easter Egg Baskets

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Bunny Cake

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Carrot Cupcakes

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Tomb Stone ‘He is Risen’ Snack

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Bunnies and Carrots

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Easter Egg Cake Pops

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Jelly-Bean Bark

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I hope this gave you some inspiration and a tasty dessert to end your meal on. Have a happy Easter!

Enjoy!

‘Hoppy Easter’ Centerpiece

It’s almost Easter and as I look out the window while writing this post, I’m watching the beautiful snow fall. Wait, what’s wrong with that sentence?

Snow in late March? Come on mother nature, get your stuff together.

Since Easter is just six days away, I thought I’d share with you the easiest, cheapest, easter centerpiece you could ever make. It doesn’t take much supplies; it doesn’t take much skill; it just takes 5 minutes of your time.

All you need for this project is:

A bag of plastic easter eggs

White (or green if you’re going for the grassy look) shredded paper

A hurricane jar/large vase

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See how easy that was? And it’s cute, right? This would be a great project for your kids to help you with. Just be sure to tell them there is no candy hidden inside these eggs. Or if you’re a cool parent, maybe there is…

Happy Holy week!

 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” -Matthew 28:5-7

‘Dinner & a Movie’ gift basket.

Every year our church has a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and raffle with a silent auction to raise money for the church. This year they asked the high school youth group to make a gift basket to put in the auction. One Wednesday at youth group the kids decided on the theme of their basket: Dinner and a Movie.

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Everyone was assigned one thing to bring for the basket the following week. This is what we came up with:

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I’m pretty impressed with how well it turned out. Everyone contributed and I’m proud of the kids for participating.

Here’s a list of what could be found in the basket:

  • A $25 gift card to the movie theatre in town
  • Spaghetti and Fetechini noodles
  • Marinara and Alfredo sauces
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • $5 to Kroger (for meat of choice)
  • 1 bottle of Merlot
  • 2 DVDs
  • 2 boxes of popcorn
  • Various kinds of movie theatre candy

This was a fun project and I’m glad it worked out for the youth to help. The basket ended up being a big success at the auction as well. 🙂

it’s dancin’ time!

Tonight I was a proud alumni. I always am, but tonight I was even more so.

WKU basketball has won back to back Sunbelt conference championships now. It was an incredibly fun tournament to watch. It wouldn’t be a WKU game if it didn’t come down to the last few seconds. And if you’re as competitive and intense as me, you really get into the games and stress out a bunch. Sorry people at the bar that had to hear me yell. There were some really bad calls at the end.

Now that we won the Sunbelt conference, we are going to the NCAA MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT! Whew, got excited there. We went last year, but lost to UK early on. This year, we could definitely go further. We have some great guys this year. They are young too, so if we don’t, there’s always next year! We’ll just have to see…

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typical big red…

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Inspiration from Psalm 34:4

The Lord has laid this on my heart today…

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When we seek the Lord’s will and not our own, that’s when we find the answers we’ve been looking for and lose all of our anxieties. I’m finding this to be so true in recent days. I’m praying the Lord will continue to reveal his great plan to me and that I would open my heart and mind to what he has in store for my life. Amen.