Sweet Bunny Buns with Dixie Crystals

This is a sponsored post, written for Dixie Crystals.

Sweet Bunny Buns

Easter dinner is always filled with lovely dishes such as ham, deviled eggs, macaroni and cheese, and more.  We usually don’t give a lot of thought on Easter breakfast to serve before church, but this year we are prepared!  Thankfully, Dixie Crystals has a simple and fun recipe that is perfect for an easy breakfast!  So simple that even the kids can help!

They have a recipe for these Sweet Bunny Buns, which are a lovely cinnamon treat!  We’ve  actually made these twice this weekend since the kids enjoyed them so much!

To make, first gather your ingredients.  I used my bread machine on the dough cycle to make the dough and it turned out great if you don’t want to work on it by hand.  In that case, skip the first couple of steps and start working with the dough.


  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk (110°-115°)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, room temperature


  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Dixie Crystals Cinnamon Sugar


In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, add flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix until combined.

In another bowl, whisk milk, melted butter, and eggs. Add to the mixer, and knead on medium speed until the dough pulls away from the sides, about 5 minutes.

Place the dough in a large oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 ½ hours.

Line two baking sheets with parchment. Punch down the dough and turn out onto a floured board. Knead for a minute, then roll out into a large rectangle, approximately 8×12 inches.


Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into strips. Reserving one strip for the tails. Roll and stretch the dough into a snake shape. Make a U, then twist in the center to make two ears. Use your finger to make an indentation for the tail. Cut the reserved dough into 1-inch pieces and roll into a ball. Place in the indentation.IMG_3882

Place on the baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Repeat until you have made all of the bunnies. Space 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.IMG_3869

Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush bunnies with melted butter and generously sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until golden brown.

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NOTE: Instead of a dough ball, you could pipe cream cheese frosting as the tail.

For more fun recipes and activities, visit Kids Kitchen.


OshKosh – New Fun Spring Colors! #ImagineSpring

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Spring was here last week, but it seems we have slipped back into the arctic tundra for this weekend!  It will be back very soon, though, and hopefully in time for a warm Easter!  We cheered up despite the colder weather by venturing out to OshKosh to check out their spring lines!  The bright and vibrant colors helped with the cheering up and getting ready for spring!

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(It was super windy out, so please ignore crazy hair!)

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For my oldest, I was pleased to see that OshKosh offered a variety of fun and bright outfits that still said girl instead of teen.  I was especially happy that their shorts for the older girls weren’t super short!  This has always been a battle for us to try and find shorts of decent length!  OshKosh definitely had us covered in this area!  The shorts were the perfect length without being too long and looking boyish.

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My son picked out a nice collared shirt that screams spring!  He calls it his Easter egg shirt, all in fun, but he does love the shirt!  Beautiful brilliant blue colors in stripes made it the perfect shirt to go with his blue eyes!  I just adore the selections that they have for boys this year!

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The little girls always love matchy-match and together picked out some bright leggings with a darling gray and white top with bright melon-colored highlights.  So sweet and girly!  They fit perfectly and are so fun to wear!

Lastly, we purchased an outfit for baby brother to wear when he arrives this fall.  We went with a fun striped one piece with a hood and oh-so-soft material!  My kids helped pick out this outfit and were convinced that this was the perfect one for baby brother.

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Zoo Atlanta Presents Scaly Slimy Spectacular – April 2nd!

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Today we had the absolute privilege of visiting Zoo Atlanta for a preview of their new Scaly Slimy Spectacular exhibit that opens April 2nd.  I was absolutely blown away!  So much work has gone into making this a spectacular exhibit!


The new Scaly Slimy Spectacular will be replacing the reptile house.  You’ll see some of the same beautiful and unique reptiles but in a more interactive and animal friendly environment!  I loved that the animals appeared more in their natural habitats instead of lines of aquariums.


The animal signs were interactive instead of just a plain old sign.  The kids could tap on them and learn more about the animals.  They also had computers throughout where you could quiz yourself on the animals and at the end, create your own reptile.  The kids loved this!


As you wind through the exhibits, you’ll see animals such as Meller’s Chameleon, Chinese Mountain Viper, Emerald Tree Boa, Lemur Leaf Frogs, Alligator Snapping Turtles, and tons more!



We cannot wait until all the animals are moved over from the reptile house!  It will be fantastic!  Here are some facts about the new exhibits:
  • The $18-million complex is the result of 18 months of construction.
  • The complex will be home to more than 70 species.
  • The experience’s iconic glass entry dome is 45 feet tall.
  • The project is approximately 14,000 square feet in size.
  • The aquatic animal habitats channel some 60,000 gallons of water.
  • The complex features around 9,700 square feet of custom-designed rockwork.

Huge thanks to Zoo Atlanta for allowing us a fun sneak peek today at the exhibit!  Can’t wait to share more in the coming days after one of my assistants, Edith, spends the night tonight at the exhibit with her boys!  Somehow sleeping in the same room as snakes doesn’t sound like much fun to me ;-)

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College Football Hall of Fame-Atlanta


This past weekend, the blog assistant, Edith, and her family were invited to check out the College Football. Here’s what she thought:

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I’ll admit it, I am not into football. I mean, it’s ok and fun to watch, but I don’t consider myself a super fan or anything. So when I was invited to the College Football Hall of Fame and the Chick fil a Fan Experience, I figured the kids and my husband would enjoy it, and I would go along for the ride. Was I in for a surprise!

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After being welcomed by the Hall of Fame’s adorable mascot, Fumbles, we got to personalize our experience by linking our names and favorite teams to our passes. This allowed us to have a fun, one of a kind experience specifically tailored to us.

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Many of the displays interacted with us as we walked past them, identifying us by name and popping up information about our favorite team.

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Yes, there were fun artifacts and displays, but the highlights for my kids and I were all the interactive elements. They could even electronically paint their face to match their team’s colors, insert themselves into a sportscast about their team, and sing along, karaoke style, to their team’s fight song!

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As if that wasn’t enough, the bottom floor is a 45 yard replica football field where you can practice your football skills. The games and experiences change, but when we went you could run a passing drill, practice a field goal kick and toss the ball to teammates.

Tickets start at just $16.99 for kids (3-12, under 3’s are FREE), and $19.99 for adults.  For more information, or to plan your visit check out their website HERE. It’s located near many other downtown attractions and is also part of the Atlanta City Pass, so be sure to add it to your list of must-see attractions. My kids can’t wait to go back again!





Thirty-One Gifts Introduces New Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Design (GIVEAWAY!)

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The school year is winding down and you may be wondering what you can get your children’s fantastic teacher for an end-of-the-year gift.  Thirty-One Gifts have you covered!

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 11.31.40 AMNot only do you get the wonderful quality of a Thirty-One Gifts bag, but they have a fun new owl to show our appreciation for teachers and nurses!

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You can choose between a Large Utility Tote, Picnic Thermal Tote, Spirit Cinch Sac or Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote with this embroidery and they can be added to any of the solid spirit color items as pictured above.

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I received the Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote in Spirit Royal Blue with the “This Teacher Gives a Hoot” design and I absolutely love it!  It holds much more than I expected it to hold!  I was able to put all 4 of my kids’ 3 ring binders inside plus some folders and spiral notebooks and even school supplies!  All of it fit nicely and zipped with room to spare!  Of course the quality of Thirty-One Gifts products are top notch, so I totally expect it to hold up under the weight of the notebooks.  Perfect for a homeschooling mom to pack up all her kids goodies to go to the park on a beautiful day as well as a school teacher bringing home homework to grade in style.

The Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote is the same size as the classic Organizing Utility Tote, with seven pockets for all your essentials, plus a convenient zipper to keep everything safe and secure!  The dimensions are approximately 10.75”H x 14.5”L x 6.5”D, so you can definitely tell there is room for lots of goodies!

Our friends over at Thirty-One Gifts have generously offered to give one lucky reader their own Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote in your choice of colors and owl personalization!  Fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

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