Easter 2021 | Eggs and Basket Ideas

Hello! Sunday is the big day, are you ready? If not, I am here to help! I have some simple and pretty inexpensive ideas that will make your kids so happy on Easter!

A little bit about my kids – I have two girls, Ashley is 6 and Allie is 9. Most of these ideas are for girls, but you could easily swap these things for the boy versions.

First off, the egg hunt. The egg hunt is always so exciting, but sometimes it is so hard to find little treasures that fit inside the eggs.

You can never go wrong with candy.

I got some unicorn fruit snacks, Reese’s cups, York peppermint patties, and candy necklaces. All easily fit into the eggs.

I found these little unicorn zip pouches that I thought were adorable.

I also found some bunny hair clips, some butterfly claw clips, small scented markers that look like candies, and press on nails.

Stickers are really great because I cut them up and stick some in a bunch of the eggs. Also, I found these pink dice – I know they’re random but my girls love to play the game YAHTZEE and I thought they would love having these.

I also found these little eggs that actually expand into washcloths when you put them into water.

Lastly, just some dollar bills and quarters. Cant go wrong with $$$. I was able to fill 60 eggs with all of this. I usually put a few things into each egg.

Now for the Easter baskets.

Here is Ashley’s.

Here is Allie’s.

This pink bunny is so so soft and cuddly. Ashley still really likes stuffed animals, so I know she will love this. I got Allie a hat because she isn’t very into stuffed animals and she will love this hat. Both of my girls play tennis, so they love to get hats and visors.

I got them both matching swimsuits, I thought the stripes and colors on this one was so cute.

I got them each a book and a movie, they both got a Barbie movie because they love those. Barbie Princess Charm School and Barbie Rockin Royals. Ashley got a Junie B Jones book, and Allie a Candy Fairies book. Both of them love those series.

I got each of them a water bottle, LOL Surprise for Ashley, and a pretty marble pattern for Allie. They can use these for tennis practice and school.

I also got them some floral springtime themed pencils, a strawberry push pop with a bunny on top, a chocolate bunny, and a package of LOL Surprise jelly beans.

I found this cute pair of pink flip sequin bunny ears for Ashley, and a pack of Easter themed earrings for Allie, who has her ears pierced.

So that’s it for the baskets. I’m sure they will love them.

I also bought them these matching tie dye dresses (they love to match) and some confetti eggs to put out with their baskets.

I always like to do a Easter Scavenger Hunt with clues. I found these online and copied them down:

I hide all of these clues around the house and then at the end it will lead them to one of these LOL Surprise dolls. They LOVE these and collect them, so I know they will be really happy.

So that’s it for Easter! I hope I gave you some ideas for what to do with your kids!

Thanks for reading xx

Best Amazon Products For KIDS

What did we do before AMAZON? I don’t even remember of a time without it! It makes finding random things so much easier than searching around in a store.

I have a few Amazon posts if you want to check them out!

Amazon Accessories

Amazon Kitchen Products

Amazon Home Products

I use Amazon a lot for things for my girls, so I thought I would share these great finds with you all.

Here are the best ones.

First up, a couple of things for shower time!

My girls are 9 and 6, so they are shower-takers now! My littlest cannot reach the built in wall nooks that hold the shampoo/conditioner/soap, so I picked up this little caddy! This goes over the tub and is fully adjustable! It is super easy to assemble and holds all of the products in it so that she can reach them. It would also be so good for bath toys!

Next is this extra long non-slip bath mat. It is fun and pink, and it covers every inch of the bathtub so they don’t slip while showering. It is also very easy to clean.

Both of my girls have long hair, so I swear by the It’s a Ten Miracle Leave in Product. This detangles, protects from heat, and does 10 things for your hair. The main reason why we use this is for detangling. To go with it, the Wet Brush. We have 9 of these in our house (I just counted) and they work so much better than a comb! They don’t pull the hair and are the best for combing wet hair.

Next are these little sound machines. I have one in each of the girls’ room. There are 6 different sounds, and an adjustable volume. It also has a timer, but we leave them on all night. It is very very quiet where we live, and you can hear every little sound, so they have had these in their rooms since they were babies! You can either plug them in or put batteries. Highly recommend!

This arts and crafts caddy is such a space saver! We have every marker, map pencil, and crayon out there, so we needed a way to organize. This thing is HUGE, and holds everything we need. I also LOVE how you can remove each section depending on what you are using. Here is ours on our craft table in the playroom! It is chock full.

Next, a couple of things for lunchtime!

I have talked about these lunch containers a lot; I have some back to school lunch ideas on my blog if you want to check those out! These containers are awesome, they are dishwasher safe, and fit perfectly in a lunchbox. I love how we don’t have to buy plastic baggies- there is no waste with these. They always stay closed and the girls love them.

Also, these Thermos cups. We have 8 of these and the girls drink out of them daily. They keep their drinks cold and I like how they open and close with the push of a button. They come in a ton of different colors and patterns! They are durable and easy to clean!

That’s it for the Amazon Kids Products!

What do you love from Amazon?

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Thanks for reading! xx

EAT | Whipped Strawberry & Chocolate Milk

Have you guys tried that whipped coffee that went viral a few months ago? It is called Dalgona coffee and it is AMAZING. I even made a blog post about it. Something about whipping air into the coffee just makes it tastes so good…AND it also works with strawberry and chocolate milk!

I can’t be the only mom out here buying 3 gallons of milk a week at the store. Between my husband drinking a glass of milk with his Oreos at night, and my two girls who drink milk twice a day and in their smoothies, I can’t keep milk in the house! Strawberry and chocolate milk are big here. We love the Nesquick powders, and we use them to make our whipped milk!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp nesquick powder (either flavor)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice

In a small bowl, combine your cream and powder. Use a handheld mixer to whip it into stiff peaks.

works with chocolate too!

Pour over a glass of iced milk.

It is so simple and my girls go crazy for it! The top tastes like melted ice cream, and when you stir it with the milk it is delicious!

Not to mention, it looks super cool and fancy.

I hope you guys try it!

xx

KIDS | Clipboards for Chores and Reading + Book Recs From the Girls!

Hello! Today I am sharing my girls’ clipboard system that we use for their chores and reading. We aren’t on any kind of schedule since it is summer break, but I do like the girls to have set chores to do every day and also read every day. We also aren’t planning on returning to school in August, so we will be able to do these in addition to their distance learning.Hopefully these ideas can help you too!

I have these pink clipboards for them, and I hung them up in their playroom with some command hooks.

Chore Charts

Allie is 9 years old, so her chores are a little bit harder than Ashley’s, who is 6. These can give you some ideas for chores for your kids if they are about the same age.

Allie’s (9) :

  • Get dressed
  • Brush teeth
  • Wash face
  • Brush hair
  • Make bed
  • Clean up room
  • Feed Mollie
  • Help with unloading dishwasher
  • Help with laundry
  • Dust
  • Reading

Ashley’s (6) :

  • Get dressed
  • Brush teeth
  • Brush hair
  • Make bed
  • Clean up room
  • Let Mollie out
  • Give Mollie a treat
  • Empty hampers
  • Empty trash cans
  • Set table
  • Reading

The girls use a dry erase marker to check off their chores each day. They are given a weekly allowance for their chores, so they always do them.

Also attached to the clipboard are their Reading Logs. They are enrolled in the local library’s summer reading program, so they were given these maps to track their reading.

These maps would be so easy to create on your own, and a fun project to do with your kids! We plan on making our own after these are finished. Every time they read for twenty minutes, they get to color in a dot. The yellow dots are for reading, and the white dots can be for coding, helping in the kitchen, or playing outside. It is fun for them to get to the different spaces and they really enjoy this.

Here are the girls top recommendations for books. They both love to read, and have tons of books.

Allie’s favorite books are The Babysitter’s Club and the Candy Fairies series.

We have the entire Babysitter’s Club Little Sister (she’s already read all of those) and the Babysitter’s Club series saved from my childhood! She is currently reading the Babysitter’s Club books and loves them. She also loves the Candy Fairies series and has most of those.

For Ashley, she loves the Unicorn and Yeti series, and also the Phoebe and Her Unicorn series. These books have pictures, but are chapter books. She loves unicorns so I think that’s why she picked these.

I hope these ideas will help you if you want to implement a chore system or a reading incentive for your kids!

MORE ideas for kids this summer HERE!

Thanks for reading!xx

Easter | Traditions + Basket Ideas

Hello! This Sunday is already Easter, and even though we won’t be able to go visit with our families like we normally do, we are still planning a fun Easter celebration.

When the girls get up in the morning, they open up their baskets, and I usually make a fun breakfast for them, like cinnamon rolls with pastel colored icing, or waffles with sprinkles inside.

This Easter, since we have time, I will be making my Baked Donuts. Instead of using nutmeg and cinnamon, and dipping them into cinnamon sugar like I did here, I will be making a pastel colored glaze out of powdered sugar and milk to go over the top of them. Here’s the recipe.

We always do an Easter egg hunt for them, putting little chocolates, stickers, erasers, stamps, coins, dollar bills…just anything we can fit into the little plastic eggs. We hide them in the front and back yards, and they love to run around and find them. We have about 75 eggs.

I also do a “mystery egg” for each of them, where I give little clues like a word jumble or a riddle. This is like a scavenger hunt that leads to toy or fun surprise.

Here are the clues I have for this year! Feel free to use them for your kids! I cannot take credit for them, I found them online.

I will cut each of these out and hide them. I tape the first clue to their basket. Keep in mind that the last clue is where you will hide the surprise.

At the end of the mystery egg hunt, I have a big surprise for them. I got them each one of these LOL dolls that they have REALLY been wanting. They’re going to flip when they see these.

We are also planning to barbecue and dye these little plastic eggs I found (since it’s hard to find REAL eggs to dye).

Now onto the baskets! I always go overboard, but my little princesses deserve it. They are my sweet girls!

Here’s what I got them this year.

I got them each these books that teach you how to draw things. Both girls love to draw, so they will love these. Ashley will get the Cute Stuff one and Allie will get the Animal one.

Next, I got them each a chapter book. Phoebe and Her Unicorn for Ashley, Candy Fairies for Allie.

Next, just some little notepads. They love to put these in their bags or take them into the car so that they have something to do.

Next, a new toothbrush. The girls love to get a new one, so I thought they would like these since they are OBSESSED with LOL dolls. These have timers too so they help with brushing long enough.

Next, a chocolate bunny for each of them.

And some more little candies.

So, that is pretty much it for what we will be doing for Easter this year!

What traditions do you do with your family?

thanks for reading, and Happy Easter!

xx