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The Best Homemade Gift Ideas Monthly Digest: free-gift-ideas-newsletter-April2011.html

by: Brenda Mullard

Table of Contents:

1.Are Your Baskets Filled?

2. Welcome New Subscribers

3. What's new? Homemade Easter Gift Ideas!

4. Project of The Month - Ukranian Eggs

5. Reader Recipes

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1)Are Your Baskets Filled?

Growing up we always looked forward to Easter to find a large hollow chocolate bunny and our baskets filled with sugary deliciousness! My basket was a bright pink and my brother's was florescent green. Every year we could depend on that good ole Easter Bunny to hide one of the baskets in the oven. As we got older it became a joke. I think back to those times and how a tradition began without us even trying.

These days I have started celebrating the Spring holiday with my own family. Even my husband gets an Easter basket filled with his favorites. The kids have started making their own

Homemade Easter Baskets Each year they keep getting more creative and silly. I just love them! Think about how you can build memories with your children or grand children. What do you want them to think back on or joke about as adults? How about planning an Easter Egg hunt where one of the eggs is black or brown? Whoever finds this egg gets a prize! How about Green Eggs and Ham for Easter brunch? There are so many great creative things your can do to make this holiday more special.

I LOVE Family Fun Magazine for their great ideas. They have some wonderful Easter crafts and other creative ideas for fun activities and homemade gifts.

Something my kids have found that has been a ton of fun is the Shrinky Dinks Easter Fun Pack. Hours of serious entertainment!! My kids also love Legos. A friend of mine got my youngest son the Lego Easter Basket with Eggs and all three of my kids have been playing with that. Adding their own lego creations to it as well.

2.Welcome New Subscribers A big welcome goes out to all of my new subscribers! This website wouldn't be worth creating if it weren't for my wonderful valued readers. Thanks for your continued support! I have been receiving some awesome homemade gift ideas from many of you. Keep them coming. Don’t forget to attach pictures along with your instructions.

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3)What's new? I have some fun Easter Gift Ideas and Project Instructions for you to try this year and make some memories!

Artists and Crafters... WE WANT YOU! Do you like to create homemade gifts or have a crafty hobby others would like to hear about? We want YOU!! Like always, if you try a gift idea from the website or any other, show us pictures and tell us how it all went for you! We all learn from each other.

5) Project Of The Month Check out our project of the month pick for April! Ukranian Egg Art



4.Looking for reader recipes!

Do you have a great recipe that you would like to share? I know I am always looking for a super yummy recipe to take to the family and friends as homemade gifts. What about a family friendly recipe for a casserole or a yummy batch of cookies? Please send them my way! Here’s another yummy recipe perfect for brunch on Easter or any other morning you are looking for something great for breakfast!

Brunch Pizza Brunch Pizza Ingredients

1 12" pre-baked pizza crust (Sometimes I really just want some good crust and I get the dough fromt the grocery store and bake it myself)

1 tablespoon butter

5 eggs, beaten

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) country-style cream gravy

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon

1/4 cup cooked pork sausage

Breakfast Pizza Directions

1) Place pizza crust or dough onto an ungreased pizza pan and bake according to directions. For already baked crust it's usually 375 degrees for 5 - 7 minutes. The dough will be longer. Follow package instructions.

2)In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add eggs; cook until soft-set, stirring occasionally. 3)Spread gravy over crust; top with scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon and sausage.

4)Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

5)Bring out of the oven and let set for a few minutes. Use a pizza cutter to cut. Enjoy!

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We also have a Discussion Board up and running. We are always looking for your new ideas and want to hear what you have to say!

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I am always playing around with greeting card ideas and designs. I am adding new stuff all the time so keep an eye out for more card designs coming soon!





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