Leprechaun Tricks

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

Elf on the Shelf, 2014

Our Elf on the Shelf days have begun again!

November 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Elf on the Shelf, 2013

It’s that time of year again! Jack and Julia appeared on Thanksgiving morning, right on schedule. They had the remote in hand and a list of things to look for … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Elf on the Shelf, 2012

Jack and Julia have been at it again. Follow their 2012 adventures! Here’s how it all started… Happy Thanksgiving! Our elves Jack and Julia have been waiting MONTHS for the … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Elf on the Shelf, 2011

They’re BAAAaaaack….. The Elves on our Shelves have returned! Right. After. Thanksgiving.Who could wait? The first morning our elves Jack and Julia brought some cute new placemats. Day 2 saw … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Elf on the Shelf, 2010

The Elves on our Shelves In 2009 we received our very first elf. We named him Jack and enjoyed seeing where he’d pop up each morning. This year he brought … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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
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