Wake Up Wendnesdays

Welcome to Wake Up Wednesdays {Week 32}!
The day when YOU get to take over our blogs!


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So, is it
spring in your neck of the woods? We had fabulous temperatures here over
the weekend – 80′s and short weather…and Monday morning we woke up to
snow. Um, Mother Nature? I’m so not happy with you right now,
justsoyouknow. In the meantime, I’m trying to get myself in a
springy-state of mind by perusing all of your awesome ideas – SO many cute
things for Easter and for spring entertaining! If you don’t have your
holiday menu lined out yet, make sure to check some of these out!

Eeek! This Bunny Brunch from Your
Homebased Mom is too pretty for words!


When the weather was nice last weekend, we
got our grill out for the first time this year – I can’t wait for more good
weather days so I can make these Rosemary
Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Skewers
from Mom on Timeout!


Okay, these Hard-Boiled
Egg Chicks and Bunnies
from Five Heart Home have to be one of the
cutest things I’ve seen! The kiddos will go crazy for these!


These Sugar
Cookie Nests
from Mandy’s Recipe Box are super adorable!

Sugar Cookie Nests on Mandy's Recipe Box

I love carrot cake and I love cheesecake, so
I’m super excited to try these Mini
Carrot Cake Cheesecakes
from The First Year Blog!


And, if you need more Easter
dessert ideas
, Life with the Crust Cut Off has you covered with this
round-up of 40!


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XO, Ashley

More than 20 ways to use your Coconut Oil

more than 20 uses for coconut oil

Coconut oil is the "it" oil, at least for now. I pretty much cook with it all the time. It's great for rice, breads, pancakes, and of course baked goods like this carrot cake for one. Blended  with coffee and you have a delicious coconut latte and it tastes amazing in no bake cookie dough bars but it has so many other uses; here are just a few: salad dressing deodorant toothpaste lip balm facial scrub whipped body butter lotion bars natural sunscreen body wash body scrub makeup remover body lotion shaving cream cuticle oil eye cream insect repellent face wash oil pulling night cream hair conditioner shampoo … {continue reading}

Soft White Sandwich Rolls

  My kids are picky eaters.  One is actually much pickier than the other, but still I usually hear it from both at least once during the day. This is not news; I've mentioned it many times before. One likes pasta, one doesn't. One loves burgers, the other won't eat meat.  Neither really loves fish, or chicken, or pork... What do they like? Pizza, caesar salad, and sandwiches. Of course the fussier of them will only eat a sandwich on a homemade roll, and only if it's a soft roll.     This recipe, originally from King Arthur Flour, is by far the BEST roll for sandwiches; just ask Stella.   [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:208]       enjoy! … {continue reading}

Wake Up Wednesdays

Welcome to Wake Up Wednesdays {Week 31}!! The day you get to take over our blogs! Happy Spring!! Is it starting to get warm where you are? We've had a couple warm days here that make me feel like packing up all our winter gear! Though I've been warned that if I do that, it will start snowing almost immediately and it will be entirely my fault. So instead I will keep thinking spring by looking at all the amazing things you all link up! Make sure you are following along as we share all the goodies that you share with us. Kitchen Meets Girl | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Tasty Fork | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Wine and Glue | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Heather’s French Press | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest We're also pinning to our Wake Up … {continue reading}

Perfectly Poached Egg

Last month I shared this with Ruthie, but I LOVE it so much I am sharing it with you all today;   aren't you lucky :) Today I am sharing with you one of my all time favorites, Poached Eggs, and even better than that, I have a fool proof method for making them. Are you ready...it's the microwave.   you need a microwave safe tea cup and saucer then you need to add 1/2 cup of water to the teacup carefully crack the egg, and gently slide it into the cup {you may not be able to tell my my girls lay the most gorgeous blue/green eggs} cover the cup with the saucer and microwave on high 45 - 60 seconds {I like a runny yoke so I go 45} remove the egg using a slotted spoon, and ENJOY! … {continue reading}