Happy Weekend and Happy Spring! Here in Florida we seemed to have gone straight to summer, but we are definitely enjoying the warmer temps! I’m not sure how much longer my little garden will hold out now that it is downright HOT outside, but I’m going to try to keep it going as long as possible. In other news, I bought a composter this week, which I am eager to get set up this weekend. What are your plans for the first weekend of Spring?

Here is what I loved this week:

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First of all, this Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal from A Mind Full Mom sounds like a yummy breakfast treat!


This easy homemade Hummus Recipe from Practical Stewardship is great as an appetizer or anytime snack.


These Mini Bacon Quiche from Smart Party Planning can be made ahead and only requires 4 ingredients. The perfect Easter appetizer?


This recipe for Marinated Mozzarella from Flour on My Face sounds absolutely delish!


These Seafood Stuffed Tomatoes from Confessions of an Overworked Mom look really yummy.


This Pepper Jam Burger with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola from Cooking With Vinyl is the perfect meal to kick off grilling season! Yum!


Onto some yummy desserts…This Lemon Meringue Martini from Blue Crab Martini looks amazing!


This semi-homemade Cookie Berry Torte from All She Cooks looks so fancy but is actually incredibly simple.


These Edible Easter Baskets from Three Kids and a Fish would be fun to make and eat!

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Moving on to DIY….This DIY Button Easter Egg Craft from A Cultivated Nest is just adorable!


These Rockin’ Peeps from Crafty Journal would be a fun & easy craft to do with the kids!


These Easter Egg-ercises from The Seasoned Mom are a fun way to get your kids moving!


 Creative Savings has 50 Easter Basket Ideas Under $5 that don’t include candy! This is such a great list.

Pink easter egg with rough strokes of the brush

These 5 Easter Basket Ideas for Babies from The Frugal Navy Wife are age appropriate and budget friendly.


These Frugal Easter Ideas from The Loggers Wife are all so much fun!


Financially Wise on Heels shares her Top 5 Tips for Managing Money. Tip number 2 is so important!


These 3 Budgeting Tips to Make Your Life Easier from Life’s Sweet Ride are super practical!


Finally, Short Cut Saver shares 8 Starbucks Hacks That Will Save You Money. Woot!


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What did you love this week?

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