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101 Fabulous Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

It’s that time of the year—gotta get your Easter eggs decorated!!  Ariel and I found so many great ideas and wanted to share them with you!

So without further ado, here are our 101 favorite egg decorating ideas (it did seem like a bazillion when looking through all of them!  There are so many creative and artistic folks out there!!)  Later, I’ll tell you which ones we tried and found success with!

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8 delicious pecan recipes

Growing up in the south, there’s always a discussion on how to pronounce the word “pecan.”  Is it “PEE-can” or is it “pa-CAHN”?  I guess it really doesn’t matter as long as you can enjoy it in various ways…. and we do!!

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How do you pronounce “pecan”… and do you have any great recipes to share? :)

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tantalizing grilled cheese sandwich combinations

Ariel swears her favorite sandwich is a grilled cheese…. and she LOVES the way I make mine!

Let’s celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!!

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6 Scrumptious Caramel Treats

Today is National Caramel Day!!  How will you enjoy caramel today?  My paternal grandmother made a delicious caramel icing for her layer cakes and forever made me a caramel fan!  I’m frantically searching for the recipe and will share it when I find it, but enjoy these yummy ways to celebrate while you’re waiting!

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This beautiful cake from Confections from the Cody Kitchen looks a lot like my Mama’s—lots of thin layers with that scrumptious icing in-between…. but the recipe isn’t the same as hers. It does look delicious, though! May have to try this caramel cake thing soon!!

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caramel cake from Confections from the Cody Kitchen

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14 Tulip Projects to Welcome Spring!

I love spring and one of my favorite signs of spring is the joyful site of tulips!!

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We have lots more spring things pinned on our Pinterest boards here!

Come follow us through all the seasons!!

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What?!?  There’s such a thing????

Ohmygoodness.  I think I may have died and gone to heaven!!

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day collage

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And now I may just have to run to the grocery store to buy some of the needed ingredients to make something yummy to celebrate National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day!   :)

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Candy corn is everywhere this time of year!  Truly, it’s become a great symbol of fall, and I can’t say that I don’t love the color combinations… because I do!  Bright in a fall palette.  It just seems right.  I guess Mother Nature is a pretty stylish gal, eh?

So many ways to use these colors… and not just in candy corn!  Check it out!!  And don’t blame me if you get a craving for some candy corn!!

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summersweeping

Summertime means lazy days, no school, loads of free time…. and all of that means Ariel and all of her friends are busy being tweens.  And let me tell you, American Girl knows what tweens like–arts and crafts is one of Ariel’s favorite ways to pass time!

American Girl Book Giveaway from The Tween & Me!  Enter today!!  (contest runs August 1 - 15, 2013)

Two of her favorite American Girl books are Design By Me Tropical and Scribble, Squiggle & Sketch.  Because she loves them so much, we’d thought we’d give away copies of these books to a lucky fan!

Who wants to win these two American Girl craft books?

To enter, tell me your favorite tween-appropriate book and/or author!

(If you’re in need of ideas, check out some Amazon tween books here!)

It’s that easy!

Optional entries (be sure to leave a separate comment for each action so you’ll get counted!!):

  • Pin our giveaway picture.  Be sure to comment here with the link to your pin. (5 entries)
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  • Tweet “I want to #win #AmericanGirl craft books from @TheTweenAndMe  #giveaway  http://ow.ly/nwmJO “  May be done once per day.  Leave a comment here with the link. (1 entry)
  • May be done 10 times: leave a relevant comment on a non-giveaway post (be sure to leave a comment below telling which one (s) you did!) (1 entry per comment)

Giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. ONLY comments left on this post will count as entries. All entries will be verified. Any that are not verifiable will be deleted. Giveaway ends Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 11:59 pm EDT. Winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply to our e-mail. Please add thetweenandme (at) gmail (dot) com to your address book so you don’t miss our e-mail!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by The Tween & Me. Links in this post are our affiliate links to Amazon, which means we make a very small commission if you buy something from Amazon after clicking our link.

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Want to win some other great prizes?

Check out the other participants in the Summer Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

Each blogger linking up has a Giveaway for you worth at least $25, so be sure to hop around to them all!

 

According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Summer Sweeping participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

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If there ever was an artsy-er, crafty-er tween than Ariel, I’ve never met her/him!  Today’s sale at Office Depot was right up her alley!!  She scraped together her various bits of change and bought some great new Sharpies!!

Check out her beautiful new colors:

new Sharpie markers

 

She’s SO happy and has spent the entire afternoon breaking them in.

Would your tween like some new Sharpies at a great price?

Here’s what we did:  Sharpies are on sale this week at Office Depot for 50 cents each.  Limit is 10 per household. This is a great price, as individual markers are priced $1.59-1.99 each.  Even buying a jumbo package of 24 markers is pricy–almost $1 each that way.  Believe me when I say this is a steal!

When we started out on our Sunday afternoon back to school shopping excursion, we immediately picked up our 10 markers at Office Depot.  (First!  These girls have our priorities straight!)  Then we headed over to Staples to pick up a few of their sale items.  While I was waiting in line, Ariel browsed the Sharpie selection.  And then it hit me!  Most office supply stores will price-match!!  When I got to the register, I asked… and was told yes, Staples would price-match as long as I had the ad (smartphone version worked).  So Ariel was able to pick out 10 more!  To say she was thrilled is an understatement.

I must warn you, this is only in stores and is limited to stock on-hand.  It is a tremendous deal, though, and I was glad my tween was able to realize such a savings on something she values!

What awesome deals have you and your tween scored this back to school season?  I’d love to hear about it!

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National Martini Day

 

I just checked the calendar and realized that today is National Martini Day!  No kidding!!  King Triton and I have collected a certain pattern of Depression glass, Manhattan, and I have several martini glasses in Manhattan, but I’ve never made and served martinis in them.  Maybe it’s time to change that with some of these very intriguing recipes!!  ;)

(Here’s what the Manhattan pattern looks like, just so you know what I’m talking about.  It’s a gorgeous design!)

 

Manhattan martini glass

 

Okay, now on to the recipes!  (And just to be clear, I am *not* in any way advocating irresponsible or underage drinking!!  I do occasionally enjoy an adult beverage, but would never suggest that a minor partake in adult beverages!)

Pecan Pie Martini from Everyday with Rachael Ray

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini from Daydreamer Desserts

Birthday Cake Martini from DrinkedIn

Cool As A Cucumber Martini from The Daily Meal

Blow Pop Martini from Taste for Adventure by tablespoon

Watermelon Martini from Gina’s Skinny Recipes

S’mores Martini from Tasty Trials

 

So now the only question is,

Which one to start with???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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