I always feel very incompetent around Easter. First of all, I can’t wrap my head around the Easter bunny, and what I’m supposed to be saying about that. And then I wait until the last minute to figure out our eggs/basket situation, by which time, I’m in just-get-it-done mode. So when someone at work showed […]


God bless my mother-in-law, who loves her a project.  On the Saturday before Easter (though these are good for any time of year) we set out to make these adorable chick cupcakes from Martha. Here’s the deal: make any vanilla cupcake and buttercream frosting recipe you like. The frosting should be sculptable without being too […]


If you’re looking for some last minute inspiration for this weekend…check out the April issue of Martha Stewart Living–we did a story on two SF based families who made a beautiful Easter brunch, and an egg hunt in Golden Gate Park. The recipes come from Maria Sinskey, one of the families featured in the story—and […]


I’m a big fan of surprise balls. Not that I’ve had so much experience with them, but I found these ones at a store in SF called Unionmade, and they’re great. The woman who makes them seeks out dead stock vintage toys, and each surprise is a treat. They’re not cheap at $55 a pop, […]

egg opener

So here comes Easter. Yup, and this is the part I really, really love about it (don’t judge me too harshly)- the egg dyeing.  I just love all the colors and the simplicity of those little color tablets from Paas. But this year Martha came out with that super cute Egg Dyeing App and I discovered the option […]

easter opener

Materials: Food dyes and vinegar, fine point Sharpies, stick-on gems If you like a color scheme, pick out three colors that are similar in range. Yellow, orange and pink work well. Blue, green and yellow is another nice combination, or blue, purple and pink. That way, however the little ones choose to dip or mix, […]

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