20 Sweet Easter Desserts

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Don’t you just love all of the sweet treats that come along with the holidays?  If you are looking for some new dessert recipes to try out this Easter, look no further than this awesome list of 20 Sweet Easter Desserts!

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Easter Eggs
  2. Easter Cookie Pops
  3. Spring Butterfly Cupcakes Recipe
  4. Carrot Cake Pops
  5. Jellybean Fudge
  6. Easter Candy Macadamia Bark Recipe
  7. Easter Rice Krispies Treat Cookies
  8. No-Bake Easter Nests
  9. Easter Gooey Butter
  10. Easter Candy Cupcakes
  11. Bird Nest Dirt Cake Cups
  12. DIY Candy Buttons
  13. Easy Coconut Macaroon Birds Nest Cookies
  14. Carrot Patch Brownie Bowls
  15. Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
  16. Springtime Filled Cake Cookies Recipe
  17. Cookie Butter Eggs
  18. Milano Cookie Easter Eggs
  19. Homemade Cadbury Eggs
  20. Easter Krispie Bars

15 Super Cute DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts!

 

DIY Valentine's Gifts

What kind of gifts are you planning to give out for Valentine’s Day this year?  I am always a sucker for homemade gifts and I know that I’m not the only one!  Check out this awesome list of 15 Super Cute DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts!

  1. Orange spice potpourri
  2. Coffee bath scrub
  3. Marbled mugs
  4. Heart scribble mug
  5. Bird feeders
  6. Wood photo signs
  7. Hair ties
  8. Goat Milk soap
  9. Fingerprint heart keychain
  10. Pyrography spoons
  11. Rosemary infused olive oil
  12. Bath bombs
  13. Whipped body butter
  14. Magnets
  15. Lemon sugar scrub

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The Best Christmas Light Displays in Oregon

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Do you ever visit Christmas light displays in Oregon?  I have lived here almost all of my life and only recently have discovered the amazing Christmas light displays that this great state has to offer.   This was never an activity that we did as a family when I was growing up and my husband had a similar upbringing.  We want to do things a little differently for our children.  Each year we make it a point to travel to nearby light displays armed with hot cocoa in hand and Christmas music blaring in the car.

We live in the Willamette Valley and we tend to stick within an hour’s drive of where we live, but even in such a small area, we have found so many wonderful light displays.

Here are what we consider to be the best Christmas light displays in Oregon:

Pastega Christmas Light Display – For years this display was located at the Pepsi Co Building in Corvallis, but has recently moved to the Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis.  It features thousands of lights and 130+ plywood displays.

Zoo Lights – With over a million lights, Zoo Lights is easily Oregon’s most popular light display.  They also offer over 200 animated displays and a scavenger hunt.

Christmas in the Garden – The Oregon Garden in Silverton is beautifully decorated with over 400,000 lights.  You can ice skate with your family, take a picture with Santa, warm up by the fire pits or enjoy hot cocoa while you walk through the garden.

The Lighted Boat Parade – This event in Newport is a unique play on a Christmas Light Displays.  The bay is filled with brightly lit and decorated boats.

Portland International Raceway Winter Wonderland – During the holiday season, PIR is transformed into the largest light display in the Northwest.  This drive through display features over 250 displays placed along the 2 mile raceway.

Starfest Holiday Light Celebration – This event at Eagle Crest Resort in Central Oregon is a mile long light display that features animated displays that you can walk through, view from your car or you can ride a horse-drawn carriage.

Peacock Lane –  This neighborhood in Portland has been one of the most popular places to view Christmas lights since the 1920s.  A four block stretch of this SE Portland street is full of Tudor English style houses that are decorated for the holiday.  If you prefer to avoid being stuck in a traffic jam, it is highly recommended that you either ride public transportation or you take carriage rides through the neighborhood.

Queen Anne Victorian Mansion – This famous mansion outside of Portland is decorated with over 2 million lights, which makes it the brightest house in the area which can be seen from miles away.  There are also 10 beautifully decorated trees and a gift shop with Christmas treats.  The entire 5500 sq foot mansion, including the inside rooms, is decorated.

If you are hoping to catch a great Christmas Tree lighting display, chances are, you can find one (or more) in every city.  There are though, some Tree Lighting Ceremonies that are more popular than others:

Pioneer Courthouse Square – This tree lighting ceremony with holiday singalong and more is the most popular tree lighting ceremony in Oregon.

Oregon State Capitol – This tree lighting ceremony is done in the capitol building and features music from a local high school choir.

 

Do you have any awesome Christmas light displays in Oregon that you recommend?  I didn’t really touch on any in the Southern Oregon area and would love to add some to my list!