3 Easy Breakfast Ideas


Breakfasts on weekday mornings are crazy around here. I am not typically here for the morning rush because I’ve already been at work for at least 30 minutes before anyone in my house gets out of bed. BUT, I know the hectic pace that our house takes on a weekday morning so I like to have easy breakfast ideas ready to make mornings much easier for the people that do have to feed my kids before school!

3 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

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Pinworthy Projects Link Party

Happy Friday! It is has seriously been one of those weeks where nothing seems to go as planned. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a little bit of the trouble I have been having since my computer died on Tuesday night. It has been crazy stressful and unfortunately there is no solution. So, I offer you this from my experience: back up your files every.single.day. I was a few days behind and was actually turning the computer on to back up my files. I lost a lot in just in a few short days. 

Technology continues to be giving me challenges (looking at you PicMonkey) so I couldn’t put together the collage for this week’s features. Even though you don’t have nice gorgeous pictures to see, do me a big favor and go visit these awesome posts. I (and the post owners) will be puffy heart love you for it!

One Sure Thing About Blogging // Easter Bunny Cones // Bird’s Nest Sugar Cookies // Easy Irish Soda Bread // Easy Coffee Cake // Homemade Potato Chips with Sriracha Ketchup

Now, let’s close out this week with something great…a party!

Pinworthy Projects Party

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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!

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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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Easy No Churn Ice Cream

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We had our first warm day this past weekend and it was glorious. While still jacket weather because of a light breeze, it was a great reminder that Spring and Summer are on their way and we have lots of sunshine to look forward to. Of course, thoughts of summer got me in the mood for some ice cream. I couldn’t convince Mathlete to go out for ice cream because “it is still March” so I decided to break out my recipe for the easiest no churn ice cream ever!

Easy No Churn Ice Cream with M&Ms

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Pinworthy Projects Link Party

Happy Friday! I am so excited for the weekend. Ours starts with date night which is always super fun. What do you have planned for the weekend?

I can’t tell you how excited I am each week to visit the party and see so many of your linking up AMAZING stuff. Here are a few of my favorites from last week.

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10 Easy DIY Drop Cloth Projects // Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie // Easter Egg Hunt Sign // Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge // 5 Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Ideas // Olive & Vinegar Bruschetta

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Baked Apple Fritter Muffins

Baked Apple Fritter Muffins are filled with delicious tender apples, brown sugar, and topped with a dreamy glaze. Perfect option for baking, not frying!

Hey y’all! It’s me, Allyson, again, posting on Just Us Four as Shannah’s Dessert Contributor!  This month I whipped up some delicious Baked Apple Fritter Muffins for y’all, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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4 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress

Let’s talk stress. As a mom of two gorgeous kids who also works 2 jobs {full time “real” job plus this blog}, I am definitely no stranger to stress. When deadlines start to pile up plus the demands of being a mom grow more and more, I find that I need have a few easy ways to relieve stress that I can turn to on a regular basis. Since I know we all get stressed from time to time {all the time?}, I thought I would share my top 4 ways to relieve stress.

4 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress

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