15 Last Minute Easter Ideas {Link Party Features}

15 Last Minute Easter Ideas

 Hello everybody! Thanks to everyone who linked up at this week’s link party!

Link party palooza every Friday on iheartnaptime.com

Abbey, from The Cards We Drew, will be helping me round up the top 20 this week and we both agree we have some super talented readers out there!!! If you’ve been featured, please make sure to grab a button below!


Today we’re sharing 15 last minute Easter Ideas!


Easter Bunny Favor Boxes from Tried and True


Easter Floral Arrangement from The Casual Craftlete

easter treat cups

Easter Treat Cups from Simple as That


Bunny Milk from The Seasoned Mom

pretty easter tags

Pretty Easter Tags from Bloom Designs

some bunny loves you tags

Some Bunny Loves You tags from Bloom Designs

he is risen free print

He is Risen Free Print from Glamorous Affordable Life

chalkboard easter eggs

Chalkboard Easter Eggs from Ash and Crafts


Cadbury Egg Cheesecake Dip from A Pumpkin and a Princess


DIY Foil Eggs from Simply Designing


Simple Easter Treat from Juggling Act Mama


DIY Metallic Easter Eggs from Delineate Your Dwelling


EOS Bunny Lotion Print from The Cards We Drew

watercolor easter prints

Watercolor Easter Print from Just the Bee’s Knees


Easy Easter Favor and Free Prints from The Crafted Sparrow

Thanks to all who linked up! Can’t wait to be inspired by your creations next week!

Mexican stuffed shells

Mexican stuffed shells recipe -delicious, easy and family friendly!

These Mexican shells are a fun twist on the traditional stuffed shells. They are stuffed with a cheesy mixture full of spice and flavor. They are perfect for busy weeknights and are easy to freeze as well!

Mexican stuffed shells

These Mexican stuffed shells are sure to become a staple at your house. They have a delicious and cheesy feeling with a little bit of spice. We love to top these shells with fresh salsa, sliced olives, avocado and sour cream. Eat them as is or load them up with your favorite toppings.

Mexican stuffed shells

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 10-ounce package jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 ounce package Old El Paso taco seasoning
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (10-ounce) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Monterey or Pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Optional toppings: sliced olives, sour cream, salsa


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Boil pasta shells according to package, drain and set aside.

Meanwhile cook ground beef and onions over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Drain any excess grease and then stir in green chiles, taco seasoning, cream cheese and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Allow the cheese to melt. Once the cream cheese has melted, gently stir in the black beans.

Place half of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Then fill each shell with 1 to 2 Tablespoons of meat. Place the shells in the pan and then pour remaining sauce over the top of the shells. Top with cheese. Bake for 15 minutes with foil and 10 minutes without foil, or until cheese is hot and bubbly. Top with fresh cilantro and desired toppings.

If you’re cooking for a smaller crowd, place half the batch in a freezer safe container before you cook them and then pull them out to thaw before cooking. You may need to cook an additional 20 minutes as well.

Cheesy Mexican stuffed shells

I love the Old El Paso enchilada sauce poured on top of them. It adds the perfect flavor.

Looking for more Mexican recipes? You’ll love these too:

This post was brought to you by Old El Paso. All opinions are 100% my own. Find out more about their products here or connect with them on Facebook

Link Party Palooza #86

Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week!

I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back on Sunday afternoon to see if you were featured! :D

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Make sure you check out last week’s features HERE. We’ve rounded up 20 spring dessert ideas.

20 Spring Dessert Ideas


Check out this cute little Hanging Book Holder from Table and Hearth. It would be great for a nursery or kids room!


Here are some favorites from I Heart Naptime this week:

Smoked Italian Cheese Dip

Smoked Italian Cheese Dip -so easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Free Easter Bunny Printable

Easter Bunny Printable Party Favor Labels

Room makeover giveaway


Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata, by Karen from The Food Charlatan, for I Heart Naptime.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Spring is here! At least over here in California. Those of you blanketed in a snow are shaking your fists at me now, but what can I say? I am loving these open-window days.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Spring does have it’s consequences though, one of them being shoe-less children. I swear, no matter how many times I yell, threaten, or beg, my kids are determined to run around outside barefoot. Then they run in the house with muddy feet and jump on the couch. I would strangle them, except I’m in too good of a mood from the breeze coming through the window.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Today I’ve got a tasty breakfast idea for you. It would actually be great for breakfast, dinner, brunch, Easter, or Mother’s Day, to name a few. Frittatas are such an easy, cheap, and fast way to serve a crowd. No slaving in the kitchen making 7 omelettes, and no waiting an hour for a casserole to bake.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

You can add whatever veggie/meat combo you want, but I am particularly fond of this ham-broccoli-cheese version. Instead of shredding the cheese, cut it into chunks so you get little pockets of oozy goodness. Yes please.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

This easy ham and broccoli frittata with chunks of cheddar cheese is a perfect (and fast) low carb breakfast option!

Yield: Serves 4


1 teaspoon olive oil

1 small onion, or half a large onion, chopped

1 crown fresh broccoli, florets separated

1 and 1/2 cups cooked ham, chopped (I used a ham steak)

6 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into chunks

9 eggs

1/2 cup whole milk

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 pepper, or to taste




Add 5 cups water to a small pot. Season with 2 teaspoons salt. (Not the salt called for in the frittata). Bring the pot to a boil.

In an 11 inch cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until translucent, 5-8 minutes. If the onions are finished cooking before you are ready to add the rest of the ingredients, turn the burner off.

Add the broccoli florets to the water when it's at a rolling boil. Immediately cover with a lid and set a timer for 3 minutes. No peeking! When the timer goes off, drain into a colander right away. Don't rinse.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, 3/4 teaspoon salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

Preheat your broiler. Move the rack to about 5 inches from the flame.

When the onions are cooked, spread the broccoli in the pan. Top with the chopped ham. Sprinkle the chunks of cheese over the top.

If you have turned the burner off, turn it on to medium. Make sure the pan is hot before adding the egg mixture.

Pour the egg mixture over the top. Don't stir. Cook for 7-9 minutes, or until the edges are starting to set.

Transfer the pan to the broiler. Broil for 2-5 minutes. Don't walk away! Check it every 1 minute. The frittata is done when the top is brown and the eggs are set (not wiggly).


By The Food Charlatan

Here are some other healthy breakfast-for-dinner ideas!

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli FrittataOvernight Bacon & Asparagus Casserole            //        Bacon Gouda Frittata                 //              Baked Veggie Eggs Cups

Mini Spring Banner Printable

Mini Spring Banner Printable by Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes.
Mini Spring Banner Printable

I have a confession to make…I’m a blogger WITHOUT a fireplace mantel. Shocking, I know. I’m hoping that my handy husband will be able to build me one soon, but since we live in the dessert, it’s not incredibly urgent. The problem is that I keep pining away at all those mantel pictures on Pinterest. I got really jealous that everyone can hang their holiday banners up, so I decided to be creative. I made this CUTE Mini Spring Banner Printable and placed it on a wreath and I love the color and texture it brings to my home!

Mini Spring Banner Printable

Also, I have another confession. This is the first wreath I have made EVER! It’s pretty shameful, really. This is so easy to make, I don’t even know if it counts. To make this, you’ll need:

Free printable mini Spring banner 

Please note I Heart Naptime’s free printables are for personal, non-commercial use only. If you are pinning or sharing this post, please share from this page only and not the direct download. Thank you!

  • FREE Printable (will automatically download when clicked)
  • Card Stock
  • Scissors (or I use the svg file with a Silhouette Cameo)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Gold Ribbon
  • Wood wreath (I got mine at Target in the dollar bins)

Mini Spring Banner Printable

  1. First, print and cut out the printables. Next, glue the ribbon to the front of each banner piece.
  2. Next, cut the roses along the dark lines and roll up the rose, like shown (starting on the outside going in).
  3. Glue the rolled paper in place on the bottom of the rose.
  4. Attache the roses to the blank banner pieces, then hang banner where you wish.

Mini Spring Banner Printable

I glued some extra roses on the wreath to give it an extra cute touch. I also love the idea of hanging this banner on picture frames or cakes. It would be fabulous for a Spring party! Although, I’m a little partial to my wreath ;)

Mini Spring Banner Printable

Check out more free printables and craft ideas on my blog, Strawberry Mommycakes!