About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.

Peeps N’ Egg Houses Easter Treats

These Peeps N’ Egg Houses Easter Treats are pretty much as adorable and as fun as it gets. And they're easy to make! Make them with your kids, or maybe have the Easter Bunny leave them! The sky is the limit with Easter fun.

No matter where you stand with Peeps, I think there’s something we can all agree on.

They are an iconic symbol of spring! AND, they’re super fun to play around with. I think it must skip a generation because my mom LOVES Peeps, I wouldn’t eat them unless you paid me, and Scarlet loves Peeps. Des does not. As far as I know, Cassidy has never had one in his life! I might be wrong, but we’re a 1 out of 4 family for eating them, and a 4 out of 4 family for playing with them. They’re really magical that way. You can make these for your kids, or you can make them with your kids.

If you’re feeling really enterprising, you can leave them on the table and give the Easter Bunny the credit.

Easter treats

What’s Needed:

1 pkg. Graham Crackers
1 pkg. Edible Easter Grass
1 pkg. Peeps Chicks
6-8 oz. Wilton Chocolate Melts, pink
Easter Candy Eggs, chocolates or jelly beans

What You Do:

1 – Break the graham crackers in half. You’ll need 5 halves for each chicken house.

2 – Melt the chocolate melts according to package directions and put it in a small plastic bag or piping bag.

3 – Lay a graham cracker half down and pipe a line of chocolate on each side of a graham cracker half. Stand a graham cracker half up on each line of chocolate. Hold them until the chocolate sets, about a minute or so.

4 – Now pipe a line of chocolate on top of the two graham crackers that are standing up. Then take 2 more halves and place each one on the chocolate and bend them towards each other so they touch at the top like a roof peak. Hold them for a minute or two. Then pipe a thick line of chocolate right on the crack where the two roof sides meet at the peak. Let this set for 3-4 minutes.

5 – Now put some of the edible grass into each chicken house that you made. Set a peep chick in each one. Add a couple of Easter candy eggs around on the grass in each chicken house.

6 – This is clearly a cute and fun treat for Easter that the kids can all help make! Enjoy!

These Peeps N’ Egg Houses Easter Treats are pretty much as adorable and as fun as it gets. And they're easy to make! Make them with your kids, or maybe have the Easter Bunny leave them! The sky is the limit with Easter fun.

And.. that’s about as cute as it gets by 8:00am on a gloomy Sprinter morning. Third Winter morning. Mud Season morning. Narnia morning. I don’t even know what to call it but I know that I needed to post something cute and colorful and cheerful, because honestly, how could anyone resist these? They make me want to eat Peeps. They make me want to be a better person. And although I have trouble with the transitions of seasons, there’s something about Easter cheer that has caught me by the heart since the 1980’s. And I love that my kids still see all of the magic of the holiday, and that makes me feel the same way. So really – make these Peeps N’ Egg Houses Easter Treats – because they are so adorable and uplifting.

Are you on Team Peeps or against Team Peeps?

These Peeps N’ Egg Houses Easter Treats are pretty much as adorable and as fun as it gets. And they're easy to make! Make them with your kids, or maybe have the Easter Bunny leave them! The sky is the limit with Easter fun.

Gorgeous Orange Slush Drink For Easter Brunch

This post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Think about your perfect Easter brunch.

I have the biggest weakness EVER for this time of year, and it rivals even the pumpkin coffee, velvety flannel shirts, wood-burning, leaf pile-jumping bliss of a New England autumn. Spring? That’s what we wait all year to enjoy. It’s rainbow marshmallows, chocolate rabbits, white linen, baby bonnets, spring dresses, and more. My mom has historically made it special, with her antique bunnies, her love for marshmallow chickens, and her farmhouse kitchen table – often inhabiting 10-20 party guests. The pastel linens come out, the brunch casseroles are served, and there’s a gorgeous pitcher full of brunchy beverage goodness. It’s like a cold, drinkable orange creamsicle with just a little party fizz. You will LOVE it for brunch.

When I think about March, April, and even May, my mouth waters for chocolate eggs, baked hams, and my orange slush drink. It’s festive, zesty, sweet, refreshing, and perfectly pretty for your Easter brunch spread as well. You can also serve it for any Easter meal – you don’t have to limit it for brunch. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all the in-betweens count too. I think my mom even served it with Easter dessert once! That was actually really special. Enjoy this versatile drink all spring.

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t confess that we have it for Christmas too. See what I mean about versatile!

Gorgeous Orange Slush Drink For Easter Brunch:

2 cups ice
1 cup white milk
2 cups Simply Orange® Juice
1/2 cups Sprite® (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons white sugar
Sliced oranges or clementines for serving

Directions:Place ice, milk, orange juice, vanilla, Sprite® and sugar into a blender. Blend well until mixture is smooth and slushy. Immediately pour into cups and serve with a fun straw and slice of orange on the rim of the glass.

Makes 3, 16 oz glasses

It’s delicious! Fizzy and festive. Coca-Cola beverages and Sam’s Club help to make the perfect Easter meal. You can shop at Sam’s Club for all drink ingredients. Some of our favorites are Simply Orange®, Simply Lemonade®, smartwater®, vitaminwater®, Gold Peak® Tea and Sprite®. For a non-fizzy drink, you can skip the Sprite®, and make sure your Simply Orange® takes center stage. Either way is delicious! It’s not too soon to think about your perfect Easter meal.

Sam’s Club is my place to go for holiday shopping. I take Des with me and usually go on a weeknight. When I know I need Coca-Cola products in bulk, for serving many party guests, there’s just nowhere else to go for that great value and selection. You can also make a nice beverage bar with all of their products, in addition to making a few pitchers of this orange and yummy goodness. That way you’re covering all your guests’ beverage needs – from children to adults.

What’s your favorite drink for Easter brunch?