Jalapeno Kale Dip for Cinco de Mayo

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We’re huge Mexican food fans in our house. Seriously, my kid eats guacamole by the truck load and we have at least one Mexican inspired dish on our menu every week. So, of course, we are super excited about Cinco de Mayo. The only bummer is that it is a Tuesday which means I won’t have time to put together a lot of stuff for our celebration. Thankfully, I know where to get delicious taquitos and tamales. Then, all I have to do is make a few delicious sauces and toppings so my family can make their own taquito platter. One of our favorite sauces is jalapeno kale dip which my kids think is just avocado ranch {and I am not tell them any different since the word kale would instantly get a disgusted face and rejection}.

Jalapeno Kale Dip

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May Day Craft: Paper Butterfly Box

Hello! Jennifer from Satsuma Designs here and very excited to be back at Just Us Four blog – thank you Shannah! At Satsuma Designs, I create Seattle-made baby products and content that help make caring for kids as easy as child’s play. At my blog, you’ll find crafts, organizing tips, recipes, holiday and everyday treats to delight you and your kiddos. Come by for a visit!

Do you and your kids love to surprise neighbors and friends with May Day flowers on May 1st? We do and if it’s not raining in Seattle this year, I want to drop a little butterfly on each doorstep to welcome spring in with a bang. Here’s an easy May Day craft to try with the kids. My Paper Butterfly Box requires only a few materials that you’ll have on hand and what’s more is that you can fill each little box with leftover Easter candy!

may day craft paper butterfly box pin

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Carrot Cake Dip

I can’t get over the fact that Easter is just over a week away! I am hosting Easter brunch at our house this year so I definitely need to get my butt in gear when it comes to planning a menu. At least I know I have a good resource for Easter recipes to turn to but I am still thinking of different dessert options. I don’t love the time it takes to bake so I am leaning towards something much easier like this three ingredient carrot cake dip.

Three Ingredient Carrot Cake Dip

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Ombre Easter Egg Tree

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I love spending time with my kids. My daughter has recently been really interested in helping with whatever craft or recipe I am working on and it is so much fun to have her by my side. We were recently given the chance to try out some of the PAAS products for coloring Easter eggs and she was so excited. I bought two and a half dozen eggs (!) and we spent an entire Saturday morning, along with Grandma, coloring them with various PAAS Easter products. Her favorite was the spring silhouette kit and she also had a great time with the monogram kit.

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Scrap Fabric Easter Basket

Hello! Jennifer from Satsuma Designs here and very excited to be back at Just Us Four blog – thank you Shannah! At Satsuma Designs, I create Seattle-made baby products and content that help make caring for kids as easy as child’s play. At my blog, you’ll find crafts, organizing tips, recipes, holiday and everyday treats to delight you and your kiddos. Come by for a visit!

Spring is upon us and so are all the festive holidays of the season. With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share my scrap fabric Easter basket tutorial that’s easy, fast and fun for kids to try. Using a few scrap materials, you can whip up this scrap fabric Easter basket in no time. If the kids are interested, it’s a great craft to teach dexterity, pattern and patience!

scrap fabric easter basket pin

Here’s what you need to make your own scrap fabric Easter basket:

  • Cotton material ripped into 1″ wide strips. Your strips can be as long or as short as you like. I used 4 yard long strips to make my little Easter basket shown here. You could double the strips to make a larger basket big enough for an Easter bunny, some candies and a book for Easter morning.
  • 1-2 yards of jute rope or cotton cording. I had a bunch of this brown jute rope left over from a Valentine’s Day project that was the perfect gauge or diameter for this craft. A clothesline works great for this too.
  • Scissors

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21 Essential Easter Recipes

I know you may be nursing your St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage {casserole, natch} hangover but it is time to think about brunch. As in, Easter brunch. We always try to get together with family on Easter and enjoy brunch together. I’m leaning towards hosting at the house this year so I went searching for inspiration and collected these 21 essential Easter recipes!

21 Essential Easter Recipes

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Kahlua Coffee Poke Cake

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t usually share a holiday themed recipe on the actual holiday but, if you are like me, the real St. Patrick’s Day celebration will happen this weekend! So, I am here to help you out with the perfect dessert to close out your delicious meal. While I love Guinness and Irish Coffee cupcakes, I was searching this year for something a little different. My indecision led me to create this Kahlua coffee poke cake that I am in LOVE with.

Simple Kahlua Coffee Poke Cake

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Mini Shepherd’s Pie Bites

Who here loves shepherd’s pie? It isn’t one of those dishes that ranks up there in the favorite foods list like pizza or pasta but it is still so delicious. I love it during winter months when it is cold outside and you want something filling. I was dreaming up ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day party recently and decided that mini shepherd’s pie bites would make the perfect, one-bite treat.

Delicious and easy mini Shepherd's Pie Bites

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Moss Wreath for Spring or Anytime

Moss Wreath Tutorial

I love bringing the outdoors in! My personal home decor style is all about things that are light and bright with lots of outdoorsy touches for a clean and fresh feel. This moss wreath is the perfect addition to your front door or over your mantle. The green is perfect for this time of the year too. It transitions perfectly from St. Patrick’s Day, to Easter, to plain and simple Spring decor.
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21 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

I love holidays that have lots of themed foods. We just finished with Valentine’s Day with all of its chocolate and heart shaped foods. Now, we are headed straight for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether it is more traditional Irish fare or just fun green food, these 21 St. Patrick’s Day recipes will surely give you something delicious to eat as the holiday rolls around. 

21 St. Patrick's Day Recipes

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