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Breakfast Bird Nests

Hey y'all!  Mandee from The Kitchen Wife here, and recently I hosted three of the most amazing little people on the planet for an Easter slumber party, my two nieces and my nephew.   One thing they have come to expect when they visit is fun food.  This day DID NOT disappoint.  We make these adorable Breakfast Bird Nest.
The finished breakfast bird nests, on a white plate, with the title above.

With only a few ingredients, this simple recipe is perfect for making memories in the kitchen with your little ones, and I can't wait to share with you.

You're Gonna Love It: March Wrap Up


Welcome back to another Party!  I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to!   So let's cut right to the chase. 

What was the most popular link this week? 

Our Secondhand House’s 10 DIY Decor Ideas
DIY Kitchen Decor Ideas to brighten your kitchen
Bonnie shares some great ideas for decorating your kitchen with DIY projects.

My featured projects this week were: 
Woods of Bell Tree’s Painted Animal Mason Jars:
I am now dying to raid my kids plastic toy stash and make these! 


Sawdust to Sequins Chalkboard Easter Eggs:chalkboard easter eggs
Such a fun and flexible Easter project 

Raggedy Bit’s Jute Carrots 
painted animal jar
Aren’t these just the cutest? 

Besides these links I also added at a bunch of great links to my Pinterest board this week.  You should be following it if you aren't already! 
Ands a few of our absolute favorites went up on my Facebook Page and on Kathe's Facebook page (just look for the hashtag: #YoureGonnaLoveIt)  
If you have been featured here or at Kathe’s (her features aren't the same as mine) make sure to grab the "I've been featured" button (located on my buttons page under the "About Me" tab.)
Now for this week's link-up! 

Here are the really easy party rules: 
Feel free to link up anything you have created (recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed). Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others.

You can follow Kathe and I on social media, but it is not required. (We want you to follow us because you want to, not because you have to.)
KimFacebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
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We would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us. Either grab the party button or add my blog link to your post or on your blog party page. But again, it's not required.
The Kim Six Fix
The Kim Six Fix

We ask that you please DO NOT link up giveaways, Etsy shops or anything for sale. Save those for the first Tuesday of each month when, Anything Goes!  We will reserve the option of deleting any post that we do not feel fits the theme of our blogs.
And now let’s see what you’ve got this week! Remember:The order of the links changes, so you don't have to stress out about getting here right at the start. 


*By linking up your post, you are giving The Kim Six Fix and/or Kathe With An E permission to use your pictures as a feature on this blog and other social media outlets.

Have a great week!

20 Ways To Use Up Hard Boiled Eggs

20 Ways to eat hard boiled eggs
I am in that post Easter haze.  Since Easter came early this year I felt like everything was really rushed.  This weekend we tried to cram in all our typical Easter activities (dying eggs, doing an egg hunt, hiding the baskets..) and it was such a whirlwind.

And, as it does every year, Easter leaves in it’s wake a plethora of hard boiled eggs I need to figure out how to use up.  As the kids get bigger, they each get more involved in decorating eggs, and so we are using more and more every year.  Which means the good old stand by of egg salad and deviled eggs isn’t going to be enough.

I need MORE WAYS TO USE UP HARD BOILED EGGS! 
So I did my research.. and hunted down some of the most popular ways people use hard boiled eggs.  The interesting part is that many of these dishes are international and so they add whole new flavor profiles to the lowly hard boiled egg.  And granted, some may not be for everyone (I know I’m not going to make Pickled Eggs) but it does demonstrate the versatility and different palate of people world wide!

20 Ways To Eat Hard Boiled Eggs:

35 Ways to Repurpose Cribs (and Parts of Cribs)

35 Unique Repurposing Ideas for Old Cribs

My toddler is starting to get a little too big for his crib and I’m really considering my options on what to do next.   I am on the fence about if I should just get rid of it or convert it to something else.   You may have seen the crib before if you were around during my Nursery Reveal a few years back. (Boy how times flies!) 
The crib itself is a convertible style and with the older girls we have used it as a ‘day bed/toddler bed’ by taking off the front rail.  It also converts to a full size twin bed (using the back as a headboard) but we have never used it that way.

It is actually quite beat up.  Three kids have used it and it has been in assembled and reassembled more than 8 times with all the moves we have gone through. I’m just not sure I want to keep using it as a bed.  Here it was back when my youngest daughter used it in the Boston Money Pit:

Which brings me to today’s post.  I was looking around for ideas on what I could do with an old crib.  I considered donating it, but it was formerly a drop-side crib (although we have the conversion kit so it no longer drops) but because of the liability very few charities even accept it.

So that left me with the idea of repurposing it.  I have seen so many crib upcycles I ended up on an hours long tour of the internet getting inspired. I actually haven’t decided exactly what I will do with it, but I did decide I wanted to share some of the most unique and interesting ideas I found.

I thought I would break the list down by which parts of the crib were actually used for the projects (since not all projects used all the parts!) That division is also nice if you ever find parts of a crib or different styles of crib (for example.. our crib doesn’t come with a set of springs, it has an MDF bottom.. so I couldn’t necessarily use all the ideas that are out there..)

Enjoy the list, I’d love for you to leave me a quick comment with your favorite!  


Spring Easter Egg Mantel

Here comes peter cottontail bunny mantel
Nothing like the last minute to finally put up my Easter mantel!  Well, honestly I've actually have had it up (mostly) for a while now, but finally got around to photographing it today.

You're Gonna Love It: A Few of My Favorite Things!

Welcome back to another Party!  I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to!   So let's cut right to the chase. 

What was the most popular link this week? 

Easy DIY Wooden Dowel Doormat

Today’s post is presented in conjunction with The Home Depot.  
(Also known to me as The Happiest Place On Earth!) Easy DIY wooden dowel door mat
Today is the day!!  Blogland’s biggest virtual DIY party!   I am so excited to share my (and a bunch of other bloggers) fabulous versions of this month’s Home Depot DIY Workshop!   I’m going to give you a quick overview of my version, but if you want to see a hands on demonstration (and depending on your location possibly build your own), make sure you head to Home Depot on March 26, 2016 at 10 AM.
MAKE SURE YOU HEAD TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHANCE TO BE INVOLVED WITH THIS DIY WORKSHOP AS WELL AS OTHER INSPIRATIONAL VERSIONS OF THIS PROJECT.  

Stenciled and Embroidered Pillow

Hello again from Steph @ The Silly Pearl! I have an easy tutorial today to make a stenciled and embroidered pillow. I really had fun creating this pillow, with all of the colors and patterns, and it was so quick to make as well. Here's the how-to!

Scrap Wood Chevron Easter Egg

Chevron Easter Egg from Scrap Wood. An easy DIY project to get rid of those short board scraps
I’m so happy to once again be participating in the Power Tool challenge hosted by Wendi of H2O Bungalow.  This month the theme was “Spring” and so I took this opportunity to use some power tools to create an oversized Easter Egg made out of nothing but wood scraps leftover from other projects.

The other entries in the challenge this month are also fantastic so make sure you head down to the bottom of the post to see them all!
Easter rabbit with chevron

Come Build Along With Me (And Home Depot!)

I have some super FUN news to share today.  If you read my blog you know my heart is near and dear to a certain big orange home improvement store.  (In fact I’m there so often they know me by name!)

I’m a very loyal customer to The Home Depot and they are my number one go to place when it comes to DIY projects.   But they are more than just a store.
Home depot 1
Every month my kids participate in the Home Depot kid’s workshop and they get to build a simple woodworking project that gives the the chance to work with their hands.
Home depot 2
The older girls have gone dozens of times, and last month the baby participated in his first build, a little toy wagon. It was so cute!

But did you know that Home Depot offers workshops for adults too?  I have attended quite a few of the Do it Herself workshops (that is where I learned the tricks to install crown molding!) and Do It Yourself workshops too.  They are all great programs that give you a taste of a project so that it seems so much less intimidating.  And they aren’t all building projects, I’ve learned how to tile and install a faucet via workshops.   There is something for every experience level and interest.

So imagine how excited I was when one of my favorite bloggers, Cristina from Remodelando La Casa, invited me to join this month’s DIY Workshop online and give this month’s project my own spin! (WHAT?!? SERIOUSLY!?! YES!!)

My own version of this darling wooden door mat:
Along with myself, Cristina also asked three other fabulous bloggers to do their own versions as well:
On March 21st we will be revealing our projects!  (Mark your calendars!!)

And the best part?  If you like this project, it will be COMING TO A HOME DEPOT NEAR YOU

The Wooden Door Mat workshop will be held on:
March 26th
10:00 to 11:00 am
Stop by next Monday to get lots of inspiration from the virtual party.
Register to create the wooden door mat right HERE.
Share your very own project throughout your social media channels using
  #DIYworkshop.

I’d love to see your projects so don’t forget to tag me or send me a photo! I’ll feature them on my Facebook page.  The whole project costs less than $20 and the tools to make it are super straight forward! So no excuses! 
So don’t forget to come back on March 21st to see my version and get fired up.. so that on Saturday you can build your own doormat!

IT IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!  
*I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this Workshops Program. As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commision guidelines.*

Pottery Barn Inspired Gold Glittered Easter Banner

 I thought it was about time to decorate my mantel for Easter and so I was on the hunt for inspiration on the internet.  I found this cute banner on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with it. 
 
You can find the original at Pottery Barn for $20, but there was really nothing to it.  It was only made of cardstock and glitter.. I was pretty sure I could come up with my own version, and that is just what I did.

Here is mine (which I think I nailed:)

You're Gonna Love It: March's Featured Small Business


Ugh.. Is daylight savings time killing anyone else?  I'm feeling really off my game today.  But luckily it is Tuesday (or Monday night) again! Which means it is time for another linky party! 

It is also the week after ANYTHING GOES (the first party of the month) which means today I am sharing a featured business! 

This month's featured business is:
Linda's Stamping Up business: Paper Seedlings 


Linda has some absolutely lovely design inspiration and she lists the sources to all of them right there on her blog.   (Like this darling DONUT paper!! ) 

This 3D floral card is my absolute favorite

If you are a scrapbooker you need to check it out.   Support small business!! 

IF YOU HAVE A BUSINESS RELATED SITE OR POST, PLEASE LINK IT UP NEXT MONTH (APRIL 4th) SINCE WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO FEATURE! 

Of course, we always have our regular features...

Three Dimensional Textured Easter Eggs With Hot Glue

Easter comes early this year.  And so I thought it was about time to get working on my annual tradition of transforming plastic eggs.  It has become one of those things I love doing every year. Seeing all the fun variations I can make out of dollar store eggs.  (Like this, this, this, this and this)

And this year I’ve started off by really thinking outside the box.  These monochromatic textured eggs are clean and modern. The polar opposite of the brightly colored cheesy plastic basket filler they started out as.  They almost look like plaster or concrete.   But they aren’t.

So how did I get them to look like this?

The answer is “Hot Glue and Spray Paint!”

Ultimate Recipe Challenge: Slow Cooker Cheesy Ham and Potato Gratin

Cheesy slow cooker ham and potoato casserole
Today I’m introducing a fun new challenge that I have started and recruited about 100 other bloggers to join me.  It is a bi-monthly recipe challenge where I challenge us all to come up with a recipe using a specific ingredient or technique (think “Chopped” but a lot easier.)  It will be held on the second Wednesday of every other month.. and we're calling it the “Ultimate Recipe Challenge”

This month’s theme ingredient (since it is March.. and in honor of St. Patrick’s Day) is:  POTATOES


White, red, sweet, fingerling, yukon gold or even powdered mashed.. ANY potato counted.  Plus the dish could be sweet or savory, a entree or a side.. Heck, even a dessert!   But there had to be potatoes in it somewhere.


My submission for this challenge was:

Slow Cooker Cheesy Ham and Potato Gratin

Slow cooker ham and potatoes

You're Gonna Love It: March's Anything Goes

Even though February was a day longer this year.. it still felt like it flew right by.  But at least, with the start of March we get to PARTY with EVERYTHING GOES!

Today you can link up your ebooks, online shops, small businesses, your own linky party, giveaways, contests.. you name it!

And don't forget, that means next week I'll be showcasing one of those links as the "Featured Business" of the month.  

As a small business owner myself, I know these people work HARD and so please consider visiting these businesses!

Now.. on with our regular weekly features from last week: 

Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken over Quinoa

Tracking PixelSlow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken
I am not sure why I rarely think to make curry in the crock pot.  It is the perfect dish for that slow low cooking, since it gives all the flavors plenty of time to meld together in the slow cooker.  During the busy work week, it is a great alternative to take out. 

Today’s recipe is a super quick and easy Coconut Curry recipe made in the slow cooker and I have once again teamed up with my favorite brand of Organic chicken, Foster Farms, to show you just how easy it is to get a great home cooked meal on the table without too much effort.

Applique Easter Egg Pillow Tutorial

Easter Egg Pillow TutorialHi everyone! It’s Pam from Leaves and Stitches. Have you started decorating for Easter yet? I have to admit, my house is a complete mishmash right now. I still have a winter wreath on the front door, Valentine's day runner on my dining room table, a few Easter decorations scattered around and I've been working on a couple little projects for St. Patrick's day. When Easter falls this early in the spring, it gets a little confusing!


Having said that, my favorite recent projects is this set of Easter pillow covers. They're so bright and cheerful! I'm sharing the tutorial for the Easter Egg version below. If you'd like to make the coordinating bunny butt (as my son calls it) version, head on over to this post for the pattern.

Easter Egg Pillow Tutorial

Ready? Let's get started! 

20 Creatures You Can Craft from K-Cups

A great way to upcycle old KCups.  20 Unique Ideas for creatures you can craft out of coffee pods.  Great for kids!

Anyone who has read this blog for more than 5 minutes (or who follows me pretty much anywhere on social media) knows how much I LOVE my coffee.  More specifically, they know how much I love my Keurig.. but that also means they know how guilty I feel about the waste those little K-Cups create.   In fact, I just recently shared an article about how some countries are BANNING K-Cups until they can be made recyclable.

I've always tried to focus on projects that upcycle or repurpose my KCups, and it appears I'm not the only one.  I found TWENTY projects where someone used KCups to create crafty critters and I'm sharing them with you.

From snakes and snowmen, to whales and robots.. these creative ideas are a fun way to reuse those unrecyclable plastic cups and would be great craft ideas for kids.

Enjoy!

20 Crafty Things You Can Make Out of KCups:

 
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