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Orange Halloween Jack o' lantern

From the girl who loves Pinterest, but sorta hates doing crafts about 30 seconds into making a craft, comes the Halloween Orange  Jack-O’-Lantern. This could not be easier, takes a total of maybe 5 minutes, and the results are adorable. I mean, look at that little guy – so cute! I think they would be perfect for a Halloween party, or lining the steps of your house for trick or treaters.

I have to give credit to my cousin, who had made Orange Jack-O’-Lanterns with her sons for a fall camping trip. They were so cute, all little and glowing. She mentioned they were super easy, so I decided to see if I could recreate the results at home. Turns out, I could, easily!

Here are the step-by-steps to get your own sweet little Halloween Orange Jack-O’-Lantern.

Halloween Orange Jack-O’-Lantern

You will need:

  • Oranges (look for large ones)
  • Metal spoon (a serving or tablespoon works well)
  • Small knife or pumpkin carving tools
  • Tea light candles

To make:

  • Being by cutting a small, round circle in the top of your orange. It should be big enough to get a spoon into, not much larger. Remove the circle, cut off the orange flesh and save as the lid.
  • Begin scooping the flesh of the orange out. This will be slightly difficult at first, but keep working until the flesh begins to peel away the way an orange normally would. You can put the orange guts in a bowl and eat as you go along.
  • Once your orange is all clean inside, make your design and carve with a knife or pumpkin carving tool.
  •  Place a tea light inside your orange, replace orange’s lid.
  • Light candle and enjoy the cuteness!

 

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Easter Ideas From Pinterest

I’m dog sitting (again!) this week. I’m with two cute and cuddly poodles, in the house of what I would call an elegant minimalist. Everything has a place here, everything is intentional, and the lack of clutter is admirable. The decorations and knick knacks are restrained, far from my typical holiday Dollar Tree decor. Every here and there around the house you get a whiff of Easter, mostly in bowl filled with beautiful Easter eggs. As I get older, and without kids, the holidays that aren’t the big ones, or the ones that don’t involve all day drinking, are something I’m starting to overlook. I don’t think I own any Easter decorations, and we all know the only Easter eggs I have around are the ones that wouldn’t last long in a bowl.

It’s a little bit sad to realize the traditions that you looked forward to as a kid don’t have the same special meaning to you as an adult without kids. I remember so many Saturdays before Easter coloring eggs with my family. We always made sure to make an “ugly egg” at the end – one that got dipped in every color of dye. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the traditions – I still do, but I’m not going to go to all the work to decorate, or bake a bunch of special goodies – my pants are ready for all that extra jelly.

I was browsing through Facebook today when a co-worker came in and said he’s been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately. I browsed to the site and was instantly hooked on how many creative and awesome Easter pins there were. So…I decided if I’m not going to decorate or make anything special for Easter, I can at least write a blog post on the 20 Coolest Easter Ideas and Recipes on Pinterest. Things that I appreciate and admire for their creativity, but things it’s doubtful I’ll soon try. Enjoy!

1. Easter Oreo Bark from Lil’ Luna

Easter Oreo Bark

 

2. Easter Cheese Puff “Carrots” from Blooming Where I’m Planted

Easter "Carrots" with Cheetos

 

3. Easter Peeps S’mores from Eclectic Recipes

Peeps Smores

 

4. Easter Jelly Bean Topiary Tree from Crafty Sisters.

Easter Jelly Bean Topiary

 

 

5. Easter Cookie Butter Popcorn from I Heart Nap Time.

Cookie Butter Easter Popcorn

 

6. Easter Floral Arrangement with Peeps from The Autocrat

Easter Floral Peep Arrangement

 

7. Fruity Pebbles Easter Pops from The Novice Chef

Fruity Pebbles Easter Pops

 

 

8. Peeps on a Stick from Your Homebased Mom

Peeps-on-a-Stick

 

 

 9. No Bake Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs from Tidy Mom

No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

10. Easter Rapper’s Delight Printable from Fontaholic.

Rapper's Delight Easter Printable

 

11. Easter Bunny Butt Cake from Betty Crocker

Easter Bunny Butt Cake

12. Deep Fried Cadbury Creme Egg from Something Swanky

Deep Fried Cadbury Creme Egg

13. Easter Marshmallow Bark from Butter with a Side of Bread

Easter Marshmallow Bark

14. Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham with Pineapple from Six Sisters’ Stuff

Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham

 

15. Oreo Bunny Truffles from One Sweet Appetite

Oreo Truffles Easter Bunny

 

16. Chocolate Covered Easter Carrot Strawberries from Sugar Bean Bakers

Easter Carrot Strawberries

 

17. Carrot Cake Roll from Woman’s Day

Carrot Cake Roll

18. Silk Dyed Easter Eggs from Country Living

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

 

19. Easter Egg Nests from Nestle Meals.com

Easter Egg Nests

 

20. Nutter Butter Easter Bunnies from Plain Chicken

Nutter Butter Easter Bunnies

 

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