Leprechaun Tricks

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

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

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

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wrapped Signature Ornament

Capture your child’s signature and make it into an ornament to hang for years to come.     Here’s a craft for the older kids. Have them use their very … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 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

December 5, 2013 · 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

December 5, 2013 · 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

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment
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