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Easter Pins

Jennifer Michie Hopping in to Easter 2016

  1. Honeycomb Easter Egg Garland // Oh Happy Day!
  2. Adult Easter Basket // Cupcakes and Cashmere
  3. Easter Egg Hunt Printables // Lia Griffith
  4. Rit Dyed Eggs // The Rit Studio
  5. Coconut Lemon Layer Cake // Blahnik Baker
  6. Pussy Willow Basket // Burda Style Magazine

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Hippity Hoppity

Just a few things I’ve been Pinning lately:

Jennifer Michie Hopping Into Easter Pins

1. Carrot macaroons // Project Denneler
2. A hidden surprise Easter Egg cake // Zucker, Zimt und Liebe
3. An Easter basket 3 ways // Oh Happy Day
4. Easter cupcake decorating idea for kids // Handmade Charlotte
5. A carrot corsage // Aesthetic Outburst
6. Pinata Eggs // A Subtle Revelry

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St. Patty’s Day Pinning

Jennifer Michie St. Patty's Pins

1. St. Patrick’s Day Clover Crown // Oh Happy Day
2. Printable Leprechaun Mini-Cupcake Toppers // Oh Happy Day
3. Mini Rainbow Balloon Arch // Oh Happy Day
4. Traditional Irish Coffee // Style Me Pretty
5. Green Candygrams // A Pretty Cool Life
6. Surprise In-side Cupcakes // Betty Crocker

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Valentine’s Day Pins

Tomorrow is a pink, red and white filled day of LOVE. I love the sweetness of Valentine’s Day, but I think it is important to spread your love around. Don’t save it for one day, let someone know that you care about them and that they matter to you any chance you get, because you never know when you might not have the chance again.

Here’s a few things I’ve been pinning lately to celebrate the day:

Jennifer Michie Valentine Pins 2015

1. You’re A Perfect Peach // The Alison Show
2. Lovebug Pins // Adventures in Fashion
3. Mini Jam Swirled Donuts // Joy the Baker
4. Handmade Treat Pouches // Minted
5. Valentine’s Crackers // Oh Happy Day
6. Valentine’s Bark // Pink Patisserie
7. DIY Paper Hearts // Cakies
8. Heart Favors // Oh Happy Day
9. Goldfish Valentine // Oh Happy Day

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Christmas Pinning

The Holidays are almost upon us. Below are a few things I have been pinning lately to my Christmas Board. Enjoy!

Jennifer Michie Christmas Pins Make

1. Felt Ribbon Candy – The Purl Bee
2. Jingle Bell Wreath – Whipperberry
3. Scandinavian Inspired Clay Ornaments – A Field Journal
4. A Honeycomb Wreath – Oh Happy Day
5. Glittery Gumdrops – The Sweetest Occasion

Jennifer Michie Christmas Pins Bake

1. Classic Mulled Wine – Style Me Pretty
2. Nutella Hot Chocolate – Merry Thought
3. A Wintermint Cake made by Baked in Brooklyn – Sweet Paul Mag
4. Candy Stripe Meringues – Twigg Studios
5. Gingerbread Men Ice Cream Sandwiches – Beekman 1802

Jennifer Michie Christmas Pins Home

1. Norwegian Style – Vibeke Design
2. A Cozy Entrance
3. Christmas German Style – Hearth and Made
4. I’m Dreaming of A White Christmas… – found
5. Holiday House Walk – Jennifer Rizzo

 

Easter Round-Up

There are still a few more days before the Easter Bunny comes to visit. If you are stuck for ideas, here are some things I have been pinning lately. Enjoy!

These Bunny Cake Pops are perfect for little and big hands alike to munch away on, while searching for eggs the Easter Bunny has hidden with their free hand:

Joy the Baker does it again, with these fabulous looking Hot Cross Bun Pancakes, a glorious Easter breakfast treat:

Hide little candy surprises in these Bunny Ear Bags, that you could tuck into a basket or use at a place setting for your Easter table:

Don’t have an Easter basket? Martha Stewart has created some beautiful crepe paper ones:

The Cake Blog shows you how to make a Speckled Egg Cake. Quite the centerpiece for your dessert table:

These Paper Flower Headbands are adorable and would look fetching on any gal, be she big or small:

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A Valentine’s Day Round-Up & Lenten Thoughts

This will be a post in two parts today since I just have so much to say! Firstly, today we walk into the first day of Lent. I know that this is a period of reflection and abstaining. I have spoken about this before and I shall speak about it again this year.

In my family we had the tradition of adding something to our daily lives, instead of subtracting it. We still gave up things (and if you chose to give up chocolate, what a blessed morning Easter Sunday was because it meant you could finally touch it again and oh boy did you hope that the Easter Bunny left you plenty in your basket!), but my parents always made sure that we added something to our daily/weekly lives that would be to the benefit of others.

I am going to get on my soap box for a moment here and say that I have always felt it is wonderful to give of oneself; it is marvelous that Church organizations and charity organizations help so many people around the world. I grew up in the South and I was always amazed at how many churches in my town took trips to Mexico, South America, Haiti, Cuba and Africa.  Those were extremely valuable trips for all involved, but I think it is just as important to know where we are from, to teach your children and others what is around them as well.

You don’t have to go far to help someone in need. Not only were there people who needed help within my own community, you only had to drive a few hours into the mountains and there were families that would have benefited from a little extra help as well.  Start in your own backyard, so to speak and branch out.

I had the great fortune to meet Mother Teresa when I was in High School and I read an article recently that quoted her; it sums up my thoughts, better than I could:

“Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. … You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society — completely forgotten, completely left alone.”

I want to make it clear now that I am in no way demeaning the work that others do, to give of your heart and of yourself in any capacity is a wonderful act. I just think that sometimes we might need to be reminded we can still make a difference just where we are right now, we can make a difference in the place that we call HOME.
 
Secondly, we sit on the Eve of St. Valentine’s Day today and I thought I would do a last minute Valentine’s round-up. I have breakfast planned for Mr. Michie, I will be making homemade doughnuts tonight and working on my dessert for our Valentine’s dinner, but I will share more of that later.

In case you need a few last minute ideas, this is for you:

These cookies from the lovely Sweetopia Blog are just too SWEET! Learn how to make them here:
 
 
For those classroom Valentine’s where teachers won’t let you give out candy, Inchmark has come up with adorable bookmarks instead:
 
The House that Lars Built, shows you a cute way to make your own wrapping paper, to make that special gift, extra special:
 
 
The lovely I am Baker blog, shared these Neapolitan Spritz Cookies this week and they look like a very scrumptious box of goodies for a Valentine to receive:
 
 
These “Sealed with A Kiss” waxed lips from Oh Happy Day, are a sweet and funny way to pass out Valentine Cards. Who doesn’t have fun playing with waxed lips?:


And last but not least, via Martha Stewart, you can give your Valentine a tied posy in a flower cone. These would be sweet to give to friends at a little Valentine Day Luncheon:

 
 
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