Leprechaun Tricks

'Lil mischief, family fun, and "Parties We Have Held"

Pint-Sized Piñatas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Create festive, individual piñatas that can be used as decorations, or colorful treat holders for partygoers big and small. Materials: Colorful tissue paper Curling ribbon Toilet … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kaffir Lime Cashews

When the kids started selling kaffir lime leaves a the Farmer’s Market, no one knew what to do with them. We printed out our favorite Evil Jungle Prince recipe (included … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sock Bunnies

We’ve got the perfect Easter décor solution using orphaned socks; so don’t throw those mate-less toe warmers away! Have the kids dig through their sock drawer, so you can whip … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Easter Bunny Buns

Use your favorite bread dough recipe or pick some up from the grocery store. With a few twists and sprinkles, you and your child can make Easter Bunny Rolls for … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

DIY Cinco de Mayo Maracas

Wondering what to do with all of those left over plastic Easter eggs? With a few simple materials, your child can transform them into festive maracas. Perfect for a Cinco … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tips for Traveling with Kids

Heading somewhere for Spring Break, but worried about the plane ride and keeping the kids entertained and your sanity intact Traveling with my kids became MUCH easier when we added … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Despicably Adorable Minion Easter Egg Treats

The Aucellos have not had enough of these adorable guys. We saw some Minion Easter eggs on Pinterest and had to give them a try. We also found some cute … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chasing Rainbows

Everyone knows Leprechauns love rainbows. That’s where they hide their gold. Hide some golden coins in Rainbow Rocks for your child to discover on St. Patrick’s Day.  All you need … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Leprechaun Tricks, 2014

March, 2014. Our 5th year trying to catch the leprechauns. Actually, we’re kind of over the whole trap thing. We knew they were back when we found a new colorful … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our St. Patrick’s Day eBooks!

Yipee! Our ebooks for ipads are now available in iTunes. Only 99¢ each! Go to the iTunes store and search for “Aucello.” Want to learn about leprechaun traps and tricks? Check … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Shamrock Pancakes

Surprise your little ones this St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrocks for breakfast. If they ask why they are green, tell them the leprechauns must have messed with the ingredients.   … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Leprechaun Traps, 2012

The 2012 St. Patrick’s Day season was very involved. I ended up with over 160 images, which is  why I ended up writing an ebook about it. It was too … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Leprechaun Tricks, 2013

Welcome to the 2013 version of Leprechaun mischief. By now, if you know us, you know we are big fans of St. Patrick’s Day. This is our fourth year of … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Leprechaun Tricks, 2011

It was that time of year again. Nearly March. Leprechaun season.One the last day of February, Isabella decided to make a leprechaun trap. Her plans…. and the first attempt. And … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Leprechaun Tricks, 2010

Each year the Irish in us comes out. Big time. In March of 2010, Isabella and Luca put their Irish roots to good work. They almost caught a leprechaun. A … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Waffle Pizzas

Did you know you could make pizzas using a waffle iron? Purchase or make your favorite pizza dough, assemble your favorite toppings and plug in your waffle iron. This is … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas

Surprise your child with one of these lovable Valentine’s Day ideas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Short on time? Invite the kids to help. They can even make their own … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Minion Valentine

Who doesn’t love the cute little Minions from Despicable Me? Here’s a Valentine idea suitable for girls and boys of all ages. Materials: Milano-brand cookies Powdered sugar Milk Blue food … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make Your Own Snowmen

This activity is perfect for  vacation days in December. Spread a blanket outside and give the kids their own bank of “snow.” Materials: One 16 oz. box of cornstarch 1 … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Christmas Wish List Ornament

Here’s a cute way to capture a moment in time. Your child’s Christmas Wish List in his own handwriting is a priceless keepsake. Make one this year, and next year, … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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