Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

When I was a kid, the dessert on Easter was always carrot cake and cheese cake.  So I just get in the mood for carrot cake come Spring (which is kind of weird since it’s more of a Fall flavor).

Here’s an uncommonly easy recipe for Carrot Cake Blondies that will take you 10 minutes of prep time and half an hour in the oven.  So you’ve got about 40 minutes until you can stuff these in your face with a glass of milk. :)
You’ll need a boxed carrot cake mix, any kind should do, and a couple eggs and butter.  If you have that, you’re ready to roll on basic blondies.

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21 Cheap Easter Basket Ideas for Artsy/Crafty Kids


Easter morning doesn’t have to mean a basket full of dentist visits…  instead of candy, feed your little artist or crafter’s love of creativity with new supplies and projects! Check out this list of 21 Cheap Easter Basket Ideas for Artsy and Crafty Kids.

While brand new markers (especially Mr. Sketch!) are always fun to get,  think outside of the box with Make Your Own Bouncy Balls, or Origami Dragons!  All of these ideas are in the $2 – $8 range – so nothing too pricey. (Although prices at the time of this posting may change)

And check out our other post of Easter Baskets for Teens & Tweens (6 Frugal Ideas)



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Markers don’t have to be hum-drum… .pick up the holy grail of all marker sets – the Mr. Sketch markers!  Or let them decorate cards and notes with these fun stampers.  The Paint Pallette will really fill an Easter basket shape nicely!


dottodot doodlepad


New gel pens and a challenging activity book are great boredom busters – but the real excitement comes from a design-your-own bouncy ball kit!




My oldest loved origami with a PASSION – and he still has many of the projects that he spent especially long on.  Paper airplanes are just the beginning!

Or for the younger folders:






Shrinky Dinks are Perler Beads are SO much fun – here are some inexpensive sets and supplies!


Perler Beads 6,000 Count Bucket Multi Mix

Perler Beads 22,000 Count Bead Jar Multi-Mix Colors

Shrinky Dinks Jewelry

Shrinky Dinks Minis Vehicles




If you have a budding embroiderer, jewelry designer or painter – these might do the trick!

 Melissa & Doug Design Your Own Bracelets

Alex Needlepoint Flower

Melissa & Doug DYO Monster Truck 




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Easter Deviled Eggs: So Cute and Easy!

easter deviled eggs


My friend Wilmari made these cute Easter Deviled Eggs.  As soon as I saw her picture, I asked if I could share with y’all.  I thought the idea was so cute, she said that she made them with her 5 year old daughter and they were super easy.  If you don’t already know the secret to boiling the perfect hard boiled egg, you can find Jamie’s post here (although she hates deviled eggs). [Read more...]