Happy Spring to You!
Easter is just around the corner and along the celebrating, feasting, remembrances, and family togetherness; we would like to send out one small reminder…
Stock up on Cadbury Milk Chocolate Eggs!
Why? Because these little beauties are not only nummy, they are part of a fun “unplugged” activity that the whole family will enjoy.
In my co-authored book, A Year in the Secret Garden, readers can explore all sorts of amazing things that are inspired by the classic children’s tale The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. One of the many things I love most about The Secret Garden is that together, Mary, Colin, and Dickon, hold the key to unlocking the natural world. Through their struggles, triumphs, and adventures they unlock the wonders of nature and magic to us too.
Within the pages of A Year in the Secret Garden, there are unique 48 activities for your family and friends to discover and enjoy together. These activities include gardening, outdoor fun, crafts, character studies, and yes…cooking!
While creating the book, one of the activities we had the most fun with was our Robin Cakes. Robin Cakes are creamy cupcakes with a Cadbury egg in the center; an egg that is whole and does not melt. It’s so magical!
The full from-scratch-recipe is included in the A Year in the Secret Garden book, but we can tell you that a Cadbury Egg tucked inside basic cupcake batter, then baked, will reward the taster with a sweet surprise!
NOTE: To add a little flair to your Robin Cakes, spread a creamy vanilla frosting on the top and then create a little robin made out of fondant to go on top. These cakes are hit at any party!
Looking for a beautiful and unconventional diverse picture book for kids? Check out, Sissy Goes Tiny!
In Sissy Goes Tiny, eight-year-old Sissy and her parents make the bold choice to downsize their life and embark on a journey of living tiny and doing more with less. At first, Sissy struggles to get used to the idea of living in a tiny house on wheels and traveling around the U.S, but as she and her mommy and daddy learn about downsizing, repurposing, and how “stuff is just stuff,” she soon understands that a life of “living tiny” will be filled with the big adventures and learning.
“I believe that Sissy Goes Tiny is going to open so many minds for people! A tiny house is absolutely not for everyone, but we all like to dream and step into the shoes of another lifestyle in our minds. Learning about this lifestyle I think will help people be more supportive of people who do choose to live unconventionally. Sissy and her family are a great example of that.” Co-author, B.A. Norrgard
Join us in celebrating the idea of Tiny Living and BIG Adventures!