April 18, 2014

Peter Cottontail's Tail {DIY Pom Poms}

I find myself buying yarn often in hopes of making lots of pom poms, but truth be told, I've really only made one set of them in my entire life.  They turned out just how I'd wanted, and they were really easy to make.  I'm not sure why I don't make them more often.


Peter Cottontail's Tail {DIY Pom Poms} @ Blissful Roots

A few winters ago, I shared some winter ornaments I'd made for my white January tree.  As I was putting them away this year, it hit me that the white pom poms I'd hung on the tree would make the perfect tail for Peter this Easter.   So when I was getting out my Easter decor, I went back to my winter tote, pulled one of the pom poms out,  fluffed it up a bit, trimmed it down, and hot glued it to a bunny silhouette (click here for the one I used). 


Peter Cottontail's Tail {DIY Pom Poms} @ Blissful Roots

You can click here for my DIY winter ornament post.  I have several ornaments, but the pom poms I made and used for the cottontail were made using Bernat Boa yarn in Dove, and I followed this Martha Stewart video: How To Make Mini Yarn Pom Poms.  Really simple! 

The bunny silhouette I used came from Matthew Mead.  He actually used a white carnation for the tail, and I love that look as well.  Check out his entire white Easter collection on Pinterest here.  So, so gorgeous!!

Holiday with Matthew Mead

Holiday with Matthew Mead

Holiday with Matthew Mead

So, what are your Easter plans?  An egg hunt or two, family time,  enjoying the beauties of spring, and lots of candy?  That's what we'll be up to.  Enjoy this special holiday!


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April 17, 2014

Kids Pinterest Board

Summer vacation will be here before we know it!  I start getting really excited for it this time of year, but often times a month into the summer I feel like I'm out of ideas to keep my boys entertained and out of trouble. 

Follow Brooke @ blissfulroots.com's board Kids on Pinterest.

So, today I share my Kids Pinterest Board with you so you can start following, or pinning whatever activities look like they might save your sanity this summer.  There really are so many fun things to do with your kids!  Not to say you have to jam every minute of summer vacation with some earth-shattering activity, but having a resource to turn to, and an plan can make all the difference! 

What are your favorite summer activities? 

On, and you can check out all 105 of my Pinterest boards here.
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April 16, 2014

Four Bean Salad

 Once this warmer weather settles in, we can't wait to get the grill cleaned up and ready to go for the season.  I love grilling because it's so easy, but I often exhaust my same four or five grilling side dishes in a few weeks, and then I start repeating.  Which isn't always bad, but something new is always appreciated.

Four Bean Salad @ Blissful Roots

Well, I now have a sixth side dish to add to my repertoire.
Last time we were together, my sister was raving about a bean salad recipe she'd had at my grandma's house.  She wanted to make it as soon as possible, and because we cook when we're together, we had a batch whipped up in no time.  Let me tell you, it was amazing!  I've only have a bean salad a few times in  my life, but never remember loving them.  This one, I do!  It's amazingly fresh, and I  find myself craving it!  

It's a simple recipe.  You just need to make it the night before serving so it can marinate. 


Four Bean Salad @ Blissful Roots
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Now you also have a fantastic side dish to add to your repertoire for all your summer barbecues.  I promise it'll be a crowd-pleaser!

Four Bean Salad @ Blissful Roots

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April 15, 2014

Printable Bunny Banner

Apparently I'm in a bit of a printable creative slump because I'm here with another banner.  If you were here last week, then you know I shared an Easter egg banner.  I really do love banners, and this sweet little bunny makes this one absolutely adorable, so all is not lost.


Printable Bunny Banner from Blissful Roots

I found this simple bunny image on PicMonkey (in their 'Ordinary Beasts' Overlay) awhile back, and have been in love with it ever since.  I knew I wanted to use it for some type of Easter decor, and a banner seemed to be the perfect fit.  

I made a collage of the bunny banner pieces with four images on one page.  A good-sized banner should only take two to three pages.  Two to three pages is nothing, but when I want a really good quality printing job I always email my images to my local UPS store to have them printed out. 


Printable Bunny Banner from Blissful Roots
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The perfect addition to any Easter table, mantel, or backdrop!

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April 14, 2014

Online Bible Easter Videos

As much as I love all the food, crafts, decor, and festivities of the holidays, the deeper meaning of Easter (and Christmas) means a lot more to me.  I thoroughly enjoy the fun of the secular part of holidays, but it's the spiritual side that makes me who am I, do what I do, and believe what I do.
Online Bible Easter Videos @ Blissful Roots
So, today I share an amazing resource for some touching video clips you can use with your family during this special week leading up to Easter Sunday. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a website I'm sure many of you have heard about (lds.org).  They have, in my opinion, the most touching series of bible videos anywhere!  I love watching them, and they actually really capture my boys' attention (their latest favorite being The Good Samaritan).  I love how quite and simple the videos are.  Not a lot of talking, but it's not needed.  You feel what you need to feel without it.

I have quite a few video links here.  You'll find the actual resurrection videos at the end, but I included all the videos they offer of the days before the Savior's death and resurrection. 

Online Bible Easter Videos @ Blissful Roots
To This End Was I Born
Online Bible Easter Videos @ Blissful Roots
Jesus Is Scourged and Crucified
Jesus Is Resurrected
Just in time for Easter The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is also sponsoring a "Because of Him" campaign.  You can click the image below to view a short clip of what His suffering and resurrection mean to each of us.  My everyday life is more meaningful, and hopeful.  I know I'll see and be with my family and loved ones again someday, even after we've left this earthly life.  I also know I can start new again, be forgiven when I fall, and never feel defeated.

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I hope you'll take the time to view, if not all, just a few of these videos.  The I know they'll touch your heart, and bring the true meaning of Easter to life.

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April 11, 2014

DIY Glittered Marshmallow Bunnies

So, here I am once again glittering food.  This strange habit started last year when I painted and glittered a chocolate bunny, then glittered some dollar store cookies for Halloween ornaments.  This year it's migrated to marshmallows.  Hearts in February, and now just in time for Easter- bunnies!

DIY Glittered Marshmallow Bunnies from Blissful Roots

I just couldn't help myself when I saw these adorable bunny marshmallows at Walmart several weeks ago.  I had to buy them, and the glittering them up was the next obvious step- at least for me. 

DIY Glittered Marshmallow Bunnies from Blissful Roots

The bunny marshmallows came in pale yellow, pink, green, and purple.  I loved the colors so much (except for the purple, for some reason once the glitter hit the purple marshmallow, the color didn't work at all for me) that I didn't want to cover them up too much.  So, I used an iridescent  embossing tinsel (the one I used here on my chocolate bunny) to sprinkle on the marshmallows after I'd sprayed them with spray adhesive.  The embossing tinsel gave the perfect amount of sparkle to the beautiful colors without drowning them out.

DIY Glittered Marshmallow Bunnies from Blissful Roots

Aren't they sweet?  I'm in love!  You can click here for more details on how I glittered my hearts, which is exactly how I glittered my bunnies.  It basically involves sticking the marshmallows on a toothpick, spraying them with spray adhesive, and then sprinkling the glitter over them.  Not hard  at all!  And adorable results!

DIY Glittered Marshmallow Bunnies from Blissful Roots


These glittery little bunnies would be perfect for toppers on cupcakes, table scatter, displayed in a glass jar, strung together for a garland (let the bunnies sit out for a few days and harden before attempting to string them), or whatever else you can come up with.  Endless possibilities!

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