Friday, March 20, 2009

Get "Springy" with it!!!

Hello and Happy First Day of Spring!!
Guess it's safe to say...It's time to get "Springy" with it!! So that is just what I did!!
I made a very quick and super simple Easter Bucket for Hannah (I'll make one for Ella, Landon, McCoy and Jussie later). When I was little my Mom ALWAYS made the 4 of us Easter Baskets, decorated and filled with lots of candy and treats. They would be waiting on our coffee table or the old floor model T.V. for us on Easter Morning. We could tell whose was whose, since the treats she put in the baskets were very personalized...using our favorite colors, candy, coloring books and toys.
That is one family tradition if have carried on to my children.
I decided this year to make all my 5 little candy monsters a smaller version of my normal Easter morning surprise. This year I will make them all their own little miniature bucket.
Less, Candy for them...Less work for me!! Hee Hee!!!

Here is a peek at Hannah's Little Easter Bucket!!


Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite Easter Basket treat was when you were a child was and I will enter you for a chance to win my Spring Blog Candy!!
On Sunday at Midnight, I will close the blog candy contest and announce the winner
Monday on The Pink Elephant Blog!!

SU! SAB Stamp Set - Congrats
2 Small Paper Bag Albums
Making Memories - Spring/Easter themed Epoxy Shapes
Baggie of SU! Sizzix Naturally Serif Alphabet Die Cut Letters - 26 in Pretty in Pink
and 26 in Bashful Blue


Don't forget The Pink Elephant is also
welcoming the First Day of Spring... with our very first Blog Hop. Lots of games (first one starts tonight at midnight), a mini challenge (that just started and will run all weekend), tutorials, and bunches of prizes!!!
I have to admit, I have done very little to help with this Blog Hop.
Robin on the other hand is another story!!! She has planned and organized it all!! I must send a very special Thank You to her!! Robin you have been amazing!! You have taken our ideas and made them reality!!
I have been crazy busy with life and all it brings and you "hopped" in and made it happen!!
Thanks from the bottom of my heart!!
You are the BEST blog partner in the world!!
Love U Friend!!

69 comments:

Kath said...

Hi Lori....loving Hannah's little easter bucket...so cute and my favourite easter treat was hard boiling eggs from our chickens...painting them and then rolling them and finally eating them.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

melita said...

adorable Easter basket! my parents were immigrants so we didn't have Easter baskets growing up and to be quite honest, i am not much into candy, but i can't resist the chocolate eggs! =)

WendyP said...

we didnt have easter baskets but always went to the Easter Show when we were children and got to pick a doll and have cotton candy! smiles W

JennK said...

I would have to say my favorite easter candy was cadburry eggs YUM!!

silvia said...

Cute bucket!! My favorite easter treats were chocolate covered marshmallow eggs... YUM!!!

MrsETaylor said...

What a sweet Easter Bucket Lori. I love it.

My favorite easter treat was the chocolate bunny that had a bag of smarties inside.

Jeanne said...

Oh that is the cutest! My mom used to do something very similar for us. I think my favorite candy would have been PEEPS lol

Jess said...

Such a cute little Easter basket! My favorite Easter treat was marshmallow creatures. We got them from a small chocolate shop and they were so much fresher and gooier than Peeps.

Terri said...

Love the bucket!! It's so cute! My favorite candy for Easter is the chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies! Mmmmm Now I want one! :o(
Terri

Gabriela (Gabi With AN Eye) said...

I love visiting your blog and listening to Shania. Okay, my whole family likes to listen to your blog music. Your Easter bucket is adorable! Love those little ribbons. My favorite Easter treat were Peeps, but my favorite Easter basket "toy" were those litlte pipe cleaner chicks that were about 3/4" tall.

Sandie said...

My fave Easter treat was always the eggs we coloured and decorated. Such fun!!!!

Max said...

Oh ... how lucky your children are to have such pretty buckets.
We didn't have Easter baskets when we were little ... but I used to enjoy making bunnies out of facecloths and putting Cadbury Cream eggs in them to give to my friends as a wee treat.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Valerie Durham said...

Well, I don't know if I love the bucket or the frame better. They're both cute!
My favorite Easter treat was not in our Easter basket. Our parents always tried to get us spring chicks or bunnies to raise at Easter. I loved playing with them. I know they made a mess, but I just loved them (until, of course, the fox got them!) We lived on a small farm, so we always had animals of some sort around. I will always treasure that.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

LORi, what a cute bucket!! SWEET!

Dawn said...

Hello Lori!! My Mom also did this for me and my siblings, except our baskets were hidden and we had to find them Easter morning. I do this with my kids now too :)I think my favorite candy were those Robin Eggs, (colored malted milk balls). I liked them because once you licked them you could paint your lips with them lol. They don't make em like that anymore!

Michelle said...

Hi Lori - I think that my favorite Easter candy was the chocolate Bunny. I always looked forward to him/her.

Southern Cricut said...

Every Easter, my grandfather would give me the chocolate covered marshmallow eggs in the egg carton and the marshmallo peeps in pink. That was my favorite memory. He is gone now, but my husband still leaves them for me on Easter morning in his memory.

Tina

greenc said...

What a cute basket! My favorite treat was the chocolate bunny in the middle of the basket! Yummy! Cathy

katy said...

I just love you basket! My favorite treat is chocolate eggs.

Tonya said...

Love the bucket!

My favorite treat was the peanut butter eggs covered in chocolate. Yummy!

Thanks for the fabulous giveaway and have a great weekend. >:0)

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Love the bucket my favorite candy was a solid hershy's rabbit still love them to this day.

andyjay said...

Adorable bucket! I always make a basket for my parents, but this might be a really cute idea for them this year! My favorite candy when I was a kid would have to be Sweetart chicks and eggs. And it's still my favorite now!

Kim said...

Lovely project.

My favourite easter basket item was always the tiny foil covered chocolate eggs. And they are still a favourite today, so many years later.

Patti J said...

Guess I'm showing my age, but my favorite things at Easter were just the colored eggs and plain old jelly beans. We got circus peanuts and robins eggs (malted milk balls) as we got a bit older too.

Love your bucket!

Bekki B said...

Great blog candy, Lo! I guess my favorite Easter treat was the stuffed animal!

Heaven Helped said...

Hi Lori,

My favorite candy is the cadburry eggs, that's because the Chicken bunny leaves them. I never knew there was such a critter till our daughter was born and old enough to enjoy Easter, she always asked grandpa for chicken bunny eggs.

Enjoy :) Lori m

Christine said...

I used to love the big malted easter eggs. I used to like that you could lick them and pretend you were putting on lipstick. Now I eat the little ones because I don't want it all over my face.

I heard a funny story one time about easter baskets. A brother got up in the middle of the night and put raisins in his sister's easter basket. When she found it her brother told heer that the easter bunny did you know what in her basket. I think maybe I saw it on the Cosby Show!!!

Have a nice weekend with your kids!!

Blessings,
Christine

Carisa said...

I don't know what they are called but I loved the chocolate eggs with the hard candy shell. Those are THE best, now I want some! LOL

Tina said...

*very* cute idea, Lori!!! XXTina

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

That bucket is so cute! I think I'll copy you! I love it! My favorite candy in my Easter basket were the malt eggs. Loved rubbing them on my lips as lip stick then eating them!

cloudofdreams said...

OMG I love PEEPS or those chocolate covered marshmallow eggs!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Favorite Easter basket treat was and still is choc covered marshmellow eggs, yum yum
Lynn
minpinsloveme@msn.com

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

It was black jellybeans. I still love them.
I looked around a little, and just want to say that you have some pretty cards.

Heidi said...

Great Easter bucket! I'm new to your blog and can't wait to look through it! My favorite Easter treat was rice crispy treats cut into bunny and duck shapes!

Jennifer (gojenlaw) said...

go to love those peeps

Tip Top said...

Ah - has to be chocolate buttons especially when I'd carefully opened up the bigger egg around it and found the little packet inside - it was the excitement I think!!

Debbie said...

My favorite was the easter nests, now I'm a big kid it still is!

Lorraine A said...

we didn't have baskets, the tradition in our area was bonnets, we always made easter bonnets decorated with flowers and wore them to church on Sunday !! ha ha bet we looked lovely ha ha then we went home and made ourselves sick with choccy easter eggs :-)
lorraine

~*Joni said...

Adorable baskets Lori!!!! The colors are just perfect for spring. :D I love the story and how you are carrying on the tradition with your kids. What a sweet thing to look forward to.

My fave had to be the little malted colored eggs. My sister and I would use them as funky retro lipsticks then eat them. haha! HAPPY SPRING!

Geralyn said...

My favorite easter basket treat was the chocolate bunny and fudge eggs.

JanJ said...

Hi Lori

I just adore that little bucket, it's so gorgeous!

My favourite Easter treat was quite simply having an Easter Egg, we didn't get loads of chocolate as kids, so having a big Easter Egg was such a treat!

Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy too

Jan x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Lori your basket is sweet and delicious!!! Love the cheery look..... My favourite Easter Treat is Laura Secord Buttercream Eggs!

Have a great weekend!

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous baskets Lori, really adorable!
My favourite Easter treat was and still is the Cadbuy's creme egg. I just love to bite the top off and get into the creme inside yum!!!
hugs
Anne

Bonnie said...

My favorite Easter treat was a white chocolate bunny. I ate one small piece at a time to make it last a long time.

thequeenbeecrafts said...

Hi I all loved those mini easter egg's and still haven't outgrowen them, I'm addicted to them or is it just all chocolate that I lovemmmm I'll have to think about that one, the egg's win with all other chocolate close second.
So I'll just have to admit I'm a chocalohic so you see I need it not want it, I NEED IT NOW lol
Grace

Ruby said...

Your bucket is gorgeous, so bright and cheery. My favourite were Cadbury's Mini Eggs, I'm a chocolate addict!

maiahs_momma said...

Cadbury cream eggs are my fav. easter basket candy :)!

Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Janet L. said...

Cute basket for your little one! My favorite candy was and still is chocolate and peanut butter eggs. Yum, Yum.

Crazy Creations said...

Hi ther I love this blog hop I love all your cards Its been fun Thank you for the chance to win

debbie said...

my favorite easter treat, was a new dress, but for candy have to love the malt eggs, and jelly beans.
Thanks
Debbie
ebat@cox.net

-Agnes- said...

My favourite easter basket treat was a big hollow chocolate egg filled with delicious truffles (I didn't know what they were back then but they sure tasted great...)

Elizabeth said...

what a wonderful Easter treat you have created - fantastic. My favourite treat when I was a child was the chocolate Easter egg.

Elaine said...

I loved the pretty sugar eggs with delicate little scenes inside of them...I looked forward to them every year in fact!

Karen said...

I loved jelly beans as a kid and those are still my go to Easter candy....except, now they are Jelly Bellys! :>

Lyneen said...

HOW SWEET and what Awesome Candy.... Love the Easter bucket you created... the colors are beautiful!

My favorite candy was M&Ms... my Grandma always had tons of them in the baskets she gave us.

I am putting a link on MY CANDY BAR!! http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/

Cheri Howard said...

That little treat pail is adorable!

My favorite Easter treat was (and still is) Cadbury Eggs!

Allison said...

My favourite treat was a cream egg, Easter was the only time you could buy them back then
Love the bucket
AllisonX

Sue at Stampndaly said...

I loved the white chocolate easter bunnies.

Kathy Eddy said...

My favorite then and now would be the Reese's Peanut Butter eggs. I just love them. Nothing goes better together than chocolate and peanut butter! Kathy Eddy

Ellen said...

My favorite Easter Candy was a chocolat Bunny together with some chocolat eggs, yummie!
Fabulou Blog Candy, Lori!

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable little bucket!!!

My favorite easter treat was getting a Chocolate Bunny. My Mom still gives me one every year...lol

SemSee said...

Oh my goodness, that Easter bucket is just the cutest!!

My favourite Easter treat was (and still is!) Cadbury's Creme Egg. What makes them eggstra special is that they are only available to buy in the run up to Easter, so they are a real 'treat'.

Thanks for the fabby candy.

Hugs, Sem

Arty Party NI said...

Oh my favourite Easte candy is the wee mini creme eggs. I just love those wee boys and unfortunately I eat far to many of them. Love the Easter bucket, might get my son to make one of those this year, thanks for the idea, Karen xoxo

Chrissy's Creations said...

I'm not much of a candy girl so my favorite treat was always the yummy hard boiled eggs made all the better by being some fun bright color.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Hi Lori,

Love the Easter bucket! Can there be any other answer than PeeP's marshmellow Chickens. I can still picture raiding the pantry at a friends house (my mom always hid the peep's with the next door neighbor)when I was 3 years old. We were just taking a bite when the pantry door opened and we were busted. I'm sure there wasn't really a flashbulb and news camera going off for a front page picture of thieves caught but that's how I remember it in my guilty mind! Totally Busted!

I still look longingly at the packages of Peeps 48 years later but the last time I tried them they were just too, too sicky sweet so while they still look good I don't eat them any more. So sad to leave childhood behind.

Thanks for the inspiration, the walk down memory lane and the offer of awesome candy!

Easter Blessings - Jean

Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed the blog hop and all the tutorials and Easter projects. When I was young my favorite Easter treat was chocolate covered marshmallow rabbits. I have several siblings, and my Mom used to buy them by the gross!

Swedie

mamia said...

I have to say peeps are my all time favorite.

Nikki said...

Hi My fave easter treat when I was A kid was those little foil wrapped easter bunnies and eggs. Simple but yummy.
That bucket is so cute sure would last longer then those baskets we got as kids.
Thanks for the chance
Nikki

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

I love your creative ideas!And that RAK is drooling!I just love chocolates on my basket goody once I was a kid.Thanks.