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Hershey’s Donates Baskets to the Domestic Violence Shelter March 19, 2010

Hershey’s doesn’t just have great chocolate, they also give back with BIG hearts.

I received a gift card from Hershey to create  Easter baskets that I could donate to whoever I chose. I decided the children at the local Battered Women’s  Shelter were more than deserving! So off I went to Walmart and I filled my cart with hershey’s candy that is only sold at Walmarts and not at other retail locations.

I called the shelter and found out there were four       children, so i put together four baskets and of course included other goodies for them like crazy straws, jumpropes, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and coloring books.

The best part is that the children will be told that this was given to them from Hershey’s! I think Hershey’s just made four children very happy this Easter!   

I had a few helpers and I think we created wonderful Easter baskets!

Now don’t YOU want to HELP???????

Keep reading and see how you and Hershey’s can make a difference this Easter!

Hershey’s has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network and they are hosting this #BetterBasket Blog Hop. Hershey’s will donate $10 per blog post written using the specific rules up to $5,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network. It’s so easy to participate and will only take a few minutes of your time.

So please take a minute and make a virtual basket and keep passing this on so we can raise some money to help the kids!

Here’s what to do:

* Make sure you copy and paste the following rules into your post.


* Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
* Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.
* Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
* Leave your link at comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
* Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).
* Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

I’m sending my virtual basket to:

Erin @ErinJeany at pyleoflove

Shellie @Blog4mom  at Blog4Mom

Carissa @CFerrucciBeam at TheBeamerBuzz


Easter Bunny Napkin Holders April 11, 2009

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wax paper
Toilet paper rolls
paint and brush
pipe cleaners
wiggle eyes
mixed size bag of pom poms
small piece of pink felt
glue- I use a glue gun, but if kids are helping, you can use Elmers

Place a sheet of wax paper out
Paint the outside of your toilet paper rolls (it’s easy if you have a couple fingers inside roll)
place on wax paper to dry completely

Once dry glue
2 med size pom poms in middle of tube
1 sm size pom pom on top in the middle of the two med size (this forms the nose and cheeks)
cut a small U shape tongue out of the pink felt and glue on the bottom under the med size pom poms

Cut pipe cleaners about 3-4 inches to make a total of 4
glue 2 on each side of the pom poms (this make the whiskers)

Glue 2 wiggly eyes 1/2 inch above the nose

Walla Done!

To use- start rolling cloth napkin from one corner to the other, fold in half, place the folded half into the top of the tube and push it down. Let the two ends of the napkins “flop” to each side of the bunny head. You now have a floppy eared bunny napkin holder. You can make the ears as long or short as you want!

If you like this idea- Please leave a comment so I know to keep sharing!