Spring Cleaning – What’s on The Icky List?

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Spring Cleaning – What’s on The Icky List?

Have you got filthy, neglected nooks and crannies?

 


It’s time for Spring Cleaning! And today, I’m going share with you how to make that job easy-peasy. It’s simple.


Hire someone to do it for you! Hmm… don’t want to fork over the big bucks to have somebody come into your home and crawl up into all of your filthy, neglected nooks and crannies? Me either and thanks to The Libman Company you can get all the tools and supplies you need to make YOUR SPRING CLEANING JOB EASY.


And here’s a list of some of those aforementioned neglected nooks and crannies. Be sure to get these clean!

The Icky List for Spring Cleaning


  1. Garbage Disposal – Unplug before cleaning! Clean the inside and the rubber baffle.

  2. Toilet Brush Caddy

  3. Window Tracks and Sliding Door Tracks

  4. Vent Covers, Registers, and Grilles – Don’t forget the fan vents for your bathrooms.

  5. Shower Head

  6. Dryer Ducting

  7. Fan Blades


I’m spilling my secrets on a great way to clean behind hutches, buffets, or bookcases–use a dry Wonder® Mop or Microfiber Wet & Dry Mop. The long handle and Microfiber GRIPSTRIPS help you reach behind and capture all the dust, spiderwebs, or whatever else is lurking in the dark. In our case, it’s cat fur. Watch for our family horror story coming soon, Fur, It’s Everywhere!

 

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Guess what? A dry Wonder® Mop works great for snagging cobwebs from the ceiling too. It is also fantastic for cleaning your floors. The Microfiber GRIPSTRIPS lift up to 20% more dirt leaving your floors cleaner.  The power wringer removes more water allowing your floors to dry faster. And a super duper big BONUS–the removable head can be machine washed up to 50 times!!!


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Craft Ideas for National Crafting Month + HM #225

It’s National Craft Month! Find fun and creative craft ideas. Plus, link up at Home Matters w/ DIY, recipes, crafts. #CraftIdeas #Crafting #HomeMattersParty

Craft Ideas for National Crafting Month + HM #225

Happy Spring! I’m sp excited for spring. All the beautiful flowers, the birds, the fun c rafts and  decor ideas. I love everything about it. And, since it is National Crafting Month, the gals of Home Matters have  a fantastic roundup of Spring Crafts Ideas. Enjoy!

 

12 Spring Crafts You Need To Make Right Now from Mary @ Life As Mama

 

Spring Umbrella Craft with Free Printable from Kim @ The Pinterested Parent

 

12 Beautiful Spring Dollar Store Crafts from Aimee @ The Crazy Craft Lady

 

18 Decorative String Lights Ideas DIY Crafts from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Craft Ideas for National Crafting Month Blog Hop

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Spring Decor Fresh and Beautiful + HM #224

Spring is here! Strat the season with fresh and beautiful spring decor. Plus link up at Home Matters. #SpringDecor #SpringDecorating #HomeMattersParty

Spring Decor Fresh and Beautiful + HM #224

Spring is knocking on the door? Are you ready to open it? The gals of Home Matters are bringing you some lovely ideas to help you with your spring decor. Decorate your home with the fanciful beauty of spring. Enjoy!

 

DIY Tulip Wreath from Kylie The How-to Mom

 

10 Pretty Spring Vignettes from April House by Hoff

 

18 Spring Mantel Decorating Ideas from MarlyA Brick Home

 

Gorgeous Spring Printable Art for the Home from KimMade in a Day

 

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Spring Gardening – Grow Your Gardens + HM #223

Tips and ideas for Spring gardening! Grow your garden. Plus, link up @ Home Matters w/ recipes, DIY decor, more. #Gardening #SpringGarden #HomeMattersParty

Spring Gardening – Grow Your Gardens + HM #223

I am not sure there is anything that saySpring more than a beautiful garden! Whether is is flowers, bushes, or vegetables seeing the ground come back to life is a spectacular view. We love to garden (with 23 rose bushes, we’d better! LOL). You can find lots of other garden tips on this blog. Since spring is getting ready to spring, the gals of Home Matters want you to be prepared. Enjoy!

 

Gardening Beginners: 11 Tips for a Successful Start from Sarah @ The Free Range Life

 

Spring Garden Prep + FREE Printable Planting Notebook from KristiHomestead Wishing

 

15 Vegetable Seeds to Plant in March from Tiffany The Imperfectly Happy Home

 

Lilac Bushes – How to Plant Healthy Shrubs from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Spring Gardening – Grow Your Gardens Blog Hop

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Hello Spring Geo Style Hoop Art by Jennifer @ Busy Being Jennifer

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No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake by Jen @ Cincy Shopper

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Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies Recipe

A delicious cookie full of the bright flavors of orange and a hint of mint. Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies delight and tickle your taste buds. #Cookies #Recipe

 

Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies Recipe

A deliciously aromatic soft-style cookie

 

This easy to make cookie is a must add to your recipe box. Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies are perfect all year round. Citrus with a hint of mint is deliciously paired with ricotta cheese for a soft-style cookie. My family gobbles them up!

Are you looking for a new and refreshing recipe for a cookie exchange party this coming holiday season? Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies are a tasty option. Plus, the aromas from baking these cookies makes your home smell fantastic!

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Let’s get baking!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups – Granulated Sugar
  • 2 – 3 – fresh Oranges (for 6 Tablespoons Juice and 3 – 4 Tablespoons Zest)
  • Fresh Mint (for 1 – 2 Tablespoons finely chopped)
  • 2-1/2 Cups – All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon – Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon – Salt
  • 2 – large Eggs
  • 1 Stick – Butter (softened)
  • 15 Ounces (one container) – Ricotta Cheese
  • 1-1/2 Cups – Powdered Sugar.

 

Directions:

for the cookies…

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Line baking sheets with Parchment Paper.
  • Zest the rinds of 2-3 Oranges (enough to get 3 – 4 tablespoons of zest).
  • Finely Chop Mint (enough to get 1 – 2 tablespoons).
  • In a medium bowl, pour 2-Cups Granulated Sugar.
  • Add 2 – 3 Tablespoons Orange Zest and all of the Chopped Mint to sugar, and mix well with your fingertips.

  • Set aside and stir occasionally with fingertips. Allow sugar to become very fragrant.
  • Whisk together 2 1/2 Cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, and 1 teaspoon Salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a large bowl (or stand mixer), combine 1 stick Butter and the prepared Orange Sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add 2 Eggs, one at a time, mixing slightly after each addition.
  • Mix in 15 ounces (1 container) Ricotta Cheese and 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice until incorporated.
  • Stir in dry ingredients a little at a time, until just combined.
  • Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons for each cookie).
  • Bake for 13 – 15 minutes, until just slightly turning golden at the edges.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire racks (placed on top of the wax paper), and allow to cool completely.
  • Prepare the Orange Glaze/Icing.

for the Glaze/Icing…

  • Sift 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar into a small to medium bowl.
  • Add 2 – 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice, and 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest.
  • Mix well.
  • Adjust Powdered Sugar for the thickness of the glaze/icing.

 

A Printable Recipe for you.

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Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies Recipe
 
A delicious cookie full of the bright flavors of orange and a hint of mint. Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies delight and tickle your taste buds.
from:
Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 40 cookies
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups - Granulated Sugar
  • 2 - 3 - fresh Oranges (for 6 Tablespoons Juice and 3 - 4 Tablespoons Zest)
  • Fresh Mint (for 1 - 2 Tablespoons finely chopped)
  • 2-1/2 Cups - All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon - Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Salt
  • 2 - large Eggs
  • 1 Stick - Butter (softened)
  • 15 Ounces (one container) - Ricotta Cheese
  • 1-1/2 Cups - Powdered Sugar.
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Line baking sheets with Parchment Paper.
  3. Zest the rinds of 2-3 Oranges (enough to get 3 - 4 tablespoons of zest).
  4. Finely Chop Mint (enough to get 1 - 2 tablespoons).
  5. In a medium bowl, pour 2-Cups Granulated Sugar.
  6. Add 2 - 3 Tablespoons Orange Zest and all of the Chopped Mint to sugar, and mix well with your fingertips.
  7. Set aside and stir occasionally with fingertips. Allow sugar to become very fragrant.
  8. Whisk together 2 1/2 Cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, and 1 teaspoon Salt in a medium bowl.
  9. In a large bowl (or stand mixer), combine 1 stick Butter and the prepared Orange Sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  10. Add 2 Eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  11. Mix in 15 ounces (1 container) Ricotta Cheese and 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice until incorporated.
  12. Stir in dry ingredients a little at a time, until just combined.
  13. Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 1 1/2 - 2 Tablespoons for each cookie).
  14. Bake for 13 - 15 minutes, until just slightly turning golden at the edges.
  15. Remove from the oven, let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  16. Transfer to wire racks (placed on top of the wax paper), and allow to cool completely.
  17. Prepare the Orange Glaze/Icing.

    For the Glaze/Icing:

  18. Sift 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar into a small to medium bowl.
  19. Add 2 - 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice, and 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest.
  20. Mix well.
  21. Adjust Powdered Sugar for the thickness of the glaze/icing.
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More Cookies!

Try these cookies with other citrus flavors like my Lemon Ricotta Cookies. Looking for other cookie recipes for your jar? Check these out…

S’mores Cookies, Candy Corn Cookies, Haystacks, and Mexican Wedding Cakes.

 

 

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Spring Cleaning Tips and Ideas + HM #177

It’s spring and it’s National Cleaning Week, so we have some fantastic spring cleaning tips and ideas to help you get your home looking its best. Plus link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #SpringCleaningTips #NationalCleaningWeek #HomeMattersParty

Spring Cleaning Tips and Ideas + HM #177

I love the feeling of a fresh clean house. It is more relaxing and enjoyable. Having a clean house makes me more productive and organized in every part of my life. And that means our family functions better. So, I like finding new and different spring cleaning tips and ideas.

The gals of Home Matters have put together a fabulous Spring Cleaning Tips and Ideas Roundup. We hope you will find some things that will work for you as you tackle this annual cleaning event. Enjoy!

 

Bullet Journal + Spring Cleaning from Megan @ Page Flutter

 

10 Spring Cleaning Tricks: Work Smarter Not Harder from Courtenay @ The Creek Line House

 

Make Your Furniture A Reflection Of You from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

7 AMazing DIY Scents to Make Your Home Smell Like Spring from Silas & Grace @ Chasing Foxes

 

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Hand Lettering Caligraphy Free Practice Sheets from Claire @ Heart Handmade

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Home Office Makeover Full of Budget-Friendly DIY Projects from Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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Amazing Ham Leftover Recipes @ Easy Holiday Ideas

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Wagon Wheel Farmhouse Style Wreath Tutorial from Lydi @ Lydi Out Loud

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Pecan Rum Cake Recipe from Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking

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Spring Season – Fresh and Beautiful + HM #175

The spring season is just around the corner with all its freshness and beauty. Let your creativity be inspired by these fun and fabulous ideas to make the most of your home this spring. Plus link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #SpringSeason #HomeMattersParty

Spring Season – Fresh and Beautiful + HM #175

Spring is full of so many wonderful things, and I am sure that you, like me, will be excited to peruse the Spring Season blog hop to see what the other co-hosts have put together. I though I would share some amazingly beautiful, fresh, and delicious spring season recipes with you. So please do enjoy…

 

Easy Pineapple Fluff from Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl

 

Blueberry Key Lime Cupcakes from Lyuba @ Will Cook for Smiles

 

Healthy Hydrating Refreshing Vitamin Water from Karen @ Soup Addict

 

3 Tea Sandwich Recipes from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Spring Season – Fresh and Beautiful Blog Hop

Click through all the Hosts and Co-hosts blogs to see the complete Themed Roundup!

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Next Week’s Theme: Easter Celebrations and Decorations



Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

We would love to have you visit our blogs and follow us on social media!

Hosts

Lorelai @ Life With LorelaiFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Kristen @ The Road to DomesticationFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Co-hosts

Sahana @ VikalpahFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Nicole @ Mom Always Finds OutFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Emily @ Domestic DeadlineFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Donna @ Modern On MonticelloFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Nina @ Vintage Mama’s CottageFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Ashley @ Sweetpea LifestyleFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Jenny @ Cookies, Coffee and CraftsFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

 

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Check out this week’s features below.

 

DIY Wood Doormat from Wendi @ H2O Bungalow

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DIY Utility Sink Makeover from Kristen & Vicki @ Timeless Creations

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How To Paint Buffalo Check Plaid Pastel Colors from Lisa @ Fresh Vintage by Lisa S

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March Madness Basketball Party from Mariah @ Giggles Galore

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Non-Sandwich Lunchbox Ideas from Sarah @ Life, Love & Thyme

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

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If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

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We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

 

Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

Spring is just around the corner. Let your creativity be inspired with fun and fabulous ideas to make the most of your home this spring. Plus link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #SpringSeason #HomeMattersParty Click To Tweet

We are looking for Co-Hosts for April 2018. Help us Rock this party!
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Backyard Fence Decor Creates A Personal Touch

Creative inspiration to give your yard a personal touch with DIY Backyard Fence Decor. You’ll love spending time outside in your garden. #Backyard #FenceDecor

 

Backyard Fence Decor

Personalize Your Fence with a Creative Touch

 

This past week, we got a NEW FENCE! You have no idea how thrilled we are. I will be putting a post together on the subject very soon, so keep watching the blog. But, with this lovely new fence in our yard, I thought it would be fun to look at ideas for backyard fence decor. So, please, enjoy this roundup of creative and easy DIY fence decoration ideas.

DIY A Framed Succulent Wall Planter from Mackenzie @ Lonny

 

DIY Tin Can Fence Garden from Kristi @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor

 

Old Window With Shutters Fence Decor from Melissa @ Empress Of Dirt

 

Fence With Birdhouses from Balcony Garden Web

 

Garden Fence Barbecue Cooking Station from Site House

 

Herb Garden Planter Boxes on the Fence from Stacy @ Not Just A Housewife

 

Mirrored Window Fence Decoration from Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

 

Junk Garden In Bloom from Jen @ Jen Bowles Design

 

Outdoor Chalkboard Goodness For Your Fence from Darci @ The Good Life

 

DIY Fence Table from Sara @ Sensibly Sara

 

Hang a DIY Outdoor Movie Screen on your fence. From Jessica @ Running With Scissors

 

Plates Used To Decorate Garden Fence by Roland Smith @ Garden World Images

 

Garden Salvage Fence Door from CC on Hometalk

 

The Original Table Leg Dragonflies With Ceiling Fan Blade Wings from Lucy @ Lucy Designs

 

Garden Art on the Cheap – Glass Marbles On Your Fence from Eric @ Garden Drama

 

 

See anything you like? There is a lot of creativity and inspiration with these amazing ideas. I’d love to hear what you think, and please share your ideas for backyard fence decor!

 

 

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10 Beautiful Container Garden Ideas

A collection of 10 beautiful container garden ideas that you’re sure to love! Popular planters for versatility, space, lovely to make any setting a garden!

Well, folks, I have a right-hand crush injury. So, I am incredibly thankful to my friend, Michelle, for putting together this awesome guest post for me. Do be sure to stop by her lovely blog, Our Crafty Mom.

10 Beautiful Container Garden Ideas

Get creative and turn any space into a garden!

 

Hi! I’m Michelle from Our Crafty Mom and I’m happy to be guest posting at Life With Lorelai today. With Spring in full swing and Summer on its way, I put together a collection of 10 beautiful container garden ideas that I am sure you will just love! One reason I think container gardens are so popular is they are so versatile. You don’t need to have a huge space for container gardens and they look lovely in all kinds of settings. Let’s take a look at these gorgeous ideas from some of your favorite home and garden bloggers.

House of Hawthornes-Creative Container Garden Ideas

Duke Manor Farm-Knock Out Roses Container Garden

Flourish and Knot-Pretty Planters

Duct Tape and Denim-Patio Garden With Succulents

Rain on a Tin Roof-Tips and Tricks Container Garden

Nourish and Nestle-Container Gardening

Michelle James Designs-Creating Pretty Outdoor Spaces

Our Southern Home-Container Garden Ideas

Empress of Dirt-Succulent Garden Ideas

Penny’s Vintage Home-Junk Garden

So many different options, but all beautiful! I hope you enjoyed this post and I look forward to visiting with you at Our Crafty Mom. Have a great day!

Thanks again, Michelle, for this beautiful roundup of container garden ideas! Be sure to see more from Our Crafty Mom on her social media:
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Hometalk/ Instagram

 

You may also enjoy these other amazing ideas for your garden.

 

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Easter Chalkboards – Creative Inspiration For Holiday Decor

Find creative inspiration for your own Easter Chalkboards DIY, or get a printable! Holidays are always fun for decorating, make this Easter special.

 

16 Easter Chalkboards

Creative Inspiration for Holiday Decor

 

I love holidays. So, I am always looking for creative inspiration and holiday decor ideas. And with my love of chalk art, I decided to gather some amazing Easter Chalkboard ideas for you. I hope they will inspire you and add a little holiday fun to your home decor.

So, let’s hop right in…

Easter Bunnies and Teacups – Printable Haven

Egg Hunt – The Painted Apron

Bunny and Tulips – source

He Is Not Here For He Is Risen – Dear Lillie

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s On Its Way – HelloSugarMint Etsy

Hoppy Easter Bunny – source

Happy Easter Wreath – Ellis Home and Garden

Hippity Hoppity Bunny Silhouette – Clean and Scentsible

Happy Easter Tulip Wreath – Printable Haven

Rabbit Face – source

Easter Egg Garland – A Thoughtful Place

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today Alleluia – Less-Than-Perfect Life Of Bliss

Happy Easter Bunny Silhouette with Eggs – source

Happy Easter with Eggs – Freepik

Happy Easter Eggs – Printable Haven

Easter Blessings – Printable Haven

Aren’t these the cutest chalkboards? So pretty! I hope you have enjoyed the festive display and are inspired by these to bring a little chalk art into your Easter decor. Embrace the holidays!

If you are looking for another chalk art idea or a fun Easter tradition, check out my Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial.

Here is an Easter treat perfect for class parties, Sunday School, and more — Easter Jelly Bean Prayer Poem.

Perhaps the adults would enjoy a festive libation or two. Here are 9 Easter Cocktails Every Bunny Will Love!

Celebrate with your family and friends. Enjoy the beautiful freshness of spring, and have a happy and blessed Easter!

 

 

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