Easy Easter Pudding Cup Dessert Ideas

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Hoppy Easter! We are getting in to the spirit at our house with these sweet little Easter pudding cup desserts. They are super easy to whip up, and give awesome Easter flair to afternoon snack time or after dinner dessert. Everyone in our family loves a Snack Pack, so this was a huge hit with my kids and husband. I’ll show you how to make them in less than five minutes to surprise your family with a special treat.

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Eight Natural Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

In our quest for a green lifestyle, we’ve tried lots of different things. Some worked for us, some didn’t. We love cloth diapers, but as hard as I tried I just couldn’t get used to a menstrual cup. We switched almost entirely over to reusable microfiber cleaning cloths, but I just can’t make the switch to using cloth baby wipes. Getting started with essential oils has opened up a whole new world of natural solutions for our home, and I know I’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg so far. Today I’m sharing eight super easy and eco-friendly cleaning hacks to help get your bathroom sparkling clean without using harsh chemicals or creating waste. I’m joining my amazing team of Oil Explorers to share our favorite tips for spring cleaning using natural products.

8 Great Natural Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

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Kid Art: Painted Mason Jar Scented Oil Reed Diffuser DIY

Kid Art DIY Painted Mason Jar Scented Oil Reed Diffuser

If you’ve been following along on our journey through The Jesus Storybook Bible during Lent, welcome back. Today I’m sharing how the Bear painted a mason jar to create a reed diffuser diy to help us better understand the story of the sinful woman anointing Jesus, “Washed with Tears” (Mark 14/Luke 7/John 12). Read on to find out how to create your own scented oil reed diffuser with your kids. It was a fun interactive art project for the Bear, and now he gets to enjoy the essential oils diffusing in his room. Mason jar reed diffusers make a fabulous child made gift for mother’s day or grandparents.

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Pottery Barn Inspired Tulle Tutu Easter Basket DIY Tutorial {Fabulously Frugal}

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Tulle Tutu Easter Basket

Last spring I fell in love with a gorgeous white Easter basket from Pottery Barn Kids that came with a pink tulle skirt around it. I was *this close* to paying way too much money for it, justifying the purchase with thoughts of the Pearl Girl’s first Easter holiday. Thankfully I came to my senses and decided to make one myself. It was so easy to put together and cost less than $10 to make. Read on to find out how to make your own tutu Easter basket DIY and be sure to link up your latest frugal post to our Fabulously Frugal Link Party.

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Four Sweet and Simple Easter Traditions to Start with Your Family

Starting Sweet and Simple Easter Traditions with Your Family

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I love the joy and the promise of new life that comes each spring, and I love dressing my kids in cute outfits and hunting for Easter eggs. As a young family with little kids, starting new traditions for our little family can be a challenge as we unite those of our families of origin with what we want for the future. My goals for our family Easter traditions are that they would be three things: memorable, special, and simple. I don’t want to add stress to an already hectic time of year, and I don’t want to get caught up in trying to make things too perfect while forgetting about what is really important. Today I’m sharing four simple Easter traditions we’ve started with our family to make the holiday special while keeping it stress free.

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Teaching Kids to Give

Giving our money, time, and love to others is an outpouring of God’s love for us. Teaching our kids to have giving hearts is important to us, because it will enrich their lives and help them to be people of gratitude rather than entitlement. Teaching kids to give can be a challenge, but it is worth it. We talk about giving, model service in front of them, give them opportunities to serve with us and each other, and try to lead by example. This week I got the kids involved in a giving project for my very favorite non-profit outreach ministry (YoungLives – a Christian outreach to teen moms & their babies), and tied it in to a story from The Jesus Storybook Bible.

A Lesson on Giving with Easter Eggs

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Do More Knowing Your Child is Safe with the Levana Sophia Video Monitor {Giveaway}

Do More Knowing Your Kids are Safe with the Levana Sophia Video Monitor {Giveaway}When our kids were newborns, I remember checking on them constantly on our video monitor. We still use video monitors today with our almost 2 and 4 year olds, and the peace of mind they give me are priceless. We are totally spoiled by the convenience they offer, and wouldn’t go without them. The ability to check on my kids and actually SEE that they are ok is such a relief and really allows me to get things done during nap time and rest easy at night. The Levana Sophia Video Monitor is the latest innovation in video monitors and has so much to offer parents and caregivers. Read on to find out more and enter to win one of your own.

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DIY Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers and Preschool Kids

DIY Resurrection Eggs for Teaching Toddlers and Preschoolers about Easter - Made to Go with the Jesus Storybook BibleEaster is one of my favorite holidays, bringing a joyful celebration of faith to our family every year. Though the holiday itself is filled with joy, the season of Lent reminds us of the suffering of Christ and is difficult to teach to young children. While teaching about Christmas is easy, because babies are fun and easy to celebrate, the Cross and Easter are a bit of a challenge. I created a set of DIY Resurrection Eggs for toddlers and preschoolers and paired them with stories from The Jesus Storybook Bible to help us teach our kids about the real meaning of the holiday. We still celebrate with bunnies and chocolate and cute Easter outfits, but this activity is simple to create and really explains it in a way kids can understand. Be sure to check out our other fun ideas for Easter here.

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Join the Fabulously Frugal Link Party!

After a busy weekend away, I’m sharing our weekly party late this round. Have you got a great frugal post to share from your own blog? Link up to the party below and hop around to check out the others. You’ll find fabulous ideas to help you save and life a frugal life. Be sure to visit my co-hosts, The Mad House, Diary of a Frugal Family, Emma’s Savvy Savings, and I as we share our favorite fabulous and frugal tips of the week. My favorite post from last week’s party was this round up of 20 Easter Basket Finds for your Little Bunny for $5 or Less from Syncopated Mama.

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Taste Safe Strawberry Lemonade Sparkle Sensory Play Dough

Make this fun and taste safe Strawberry Lemonade Sparkle Sensory Dough

We are having so much fun with our latest homemade play dough this week. It smells and looks so fun, and the kids have been playing with it nonstop. The recipe is super easy AND taste safe for your little ones. My Pearl Girl puts everything in her mouth, so I try to make sure all of our play dough recipes are taste safe. You can see our sparkly snow dough recipe here, and our chocolate cinnamon scented sensory dough here.

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