Itty Bitty Bunny Cupcakes {Perfect for Easter}

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I made these darling little bunny cupcakes for the Pearl Girl’s first birthday party, and thought they would be perfect for Easter. Her party had an Easter theme because, well, I’d already decorated for it and didn’t feel like taking the Easter stuff down to put birthday stuff up. You can find some of my other Easter posts here. I’ll share more about our little party soon, but had to show you these little cuties because they were so easy and I really loved how they turned out. I am obsessed with my mini muffin tin lately, so I used it to create 24 itty bitty bunny cupcakes – bite sized for adults and perfectly sized for toddlers.

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Create a Thumbprint Cross to Teach Your Child About Easter

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Holy Week is one of my favorite times of the year because we get to take the time to focus on Christ’s work on the cross and what it means for us. I’ve shared with y’all about simple ways to bring Jesus in to your child’s daily life here, but talking about Easter and what it means can be a bit more difficult. Christmas is easy with the baby Jesus and all of the manger scene and Jesse Tree activities. Death on a cross for the sin of humanity is slightly more difficult to discuss with preschoolers, am I right? One way we’ve made it personal for our kids this year is to create a thumbprint cross with each of them. Their unique thumbprint represents the personal nature of Jesus’ death and resurrection – that it means the possibility of real relationship with God and eternal life for them. Plus, they are super fun and easy to make.

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Kid Art: Make and Paint Baking Soda Dough Easter Egg Ornaments

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Recently we experimented with making dough from baking soda and corn starch, and ended up with a ton left over after we created hand print ornaments. I  thought it would be fun to create a few Easter egg ornaments with the Bear and let him paint them. The boy loves a good project, and every time we get the paint out he gets so excited. This ended up being a really fun craft to do with him and would work for kids ages 2 and up. I’ll share the details of our process along with a few things we learned and would do differently next time.

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Save 25% on Coobie Seamless Bras {Ends 4/30/14}

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Coobie Seamless Bras are offering a 25% discount when you use the code USFG25 through the end of April on any order over $40. If you’ve heard about “the world’s most comfortable bra” but haven’t tried Coobie yet, now is your chance. Head over to www.shopcoobie.com and grab a few for yourself. Why try Coobie? They have a range of bras made for almost EVERY woman.
They are comfortable and cute, affordable and seamless. The one-size fits from a 32A-36D (really) and the full size fits up to a 42D.  The bras come in 7 styles and over 50 colors and patterns. I was so excited to see cute bras to fit larger sizes. These bras are great for every day, yoga, sleeping, and pregnancy. One of my favorite things about them is that they are popular among mastectomy patients because of the comfort and the pad pocket to insert a breast form. So cool. Check out Coobie Seamless Bras, use the discount code, and let me know what you think. Feel free to share the discount with friends and family. It will be live through the end of April.
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Have you tried Coobie Seamless Bras yet? What did you think about them?

Honor the Earth Giveaway Event ~ Sckoon Cup Review and Giveaway {$39.99 Value}

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Welcome to the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a prize package to help you Honor the Earth for Earth Day. Here on BFOTDB I’ve partnered with Sckoon for a Sckoon Cup review and a giveaway of one Sckoon Cup valued at $39.99 for one lucky reader. While Earth Day comes just once a year, we want to give you ideas on how you can care for the environment every day. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post. The grand prizes look amazing – I’ve got my eye on that composter.

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Showered with Love Giveaway: Win an Amber Teething Necklace & NumNum Dips for Baby #ShoweredLove {$35 Value}

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Welcome to the [2nd Annual] Showered With Love Event hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! I am so thrilled to be giving away an amber teething necklace from Amber for Babies and a set of NumNum Dips baby feeding utensils to one lucky winner in this virtual baby shower giveaway. We all know that April Showers bring May Flowers, and some of your favorite bloggers have come together throw a huge Shower of our own – a virtual Baby Shower! The Showered with Love Event will run from April 1-15, giving you plenty of time to enter all of the great giveaways, in the linky below, including the Grand Prize of a Combi Catalyst Travel System!

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Three Simple Ways to Make Lunch Fun for Kids ~ #Sponsored by Fruitshoot #FuelYourImagination

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Meal time with a picky kid can be a challenge, so we try to mix it up and keep it fun but simple. Today I’m sharing three ways to jazz up your child’s lunch while keeping it simple for you. Today’s conversation is sponsored by Fruitshoot, a delicious fruity beverage flavored with real fruit and no high fructose corn syrup. Robinsons Fruitshoot is new to the U.S. but the company has been making fruit drinks for 110 years. Welcome to the U.S., Fruitshoot!

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