Monday, April 6, 2009

Peep Show


I bought these little guys thinking I might use them for some kind of Easter cupcakes. I mean, they are cute in a marshmallowy sugar kinda way.


And look how much cuter they are on sticks. (couldn’t resist.)


But, then as they lay in the kitchen next to my handy dandy edible ink pens, I thought about something else I could do with them. Something a little less Easter, and potentially a lot more fun.


So I grabbed my red and black pens, turned these little guys over on their tummies and went to town. Oh, and I pinched their ears, too.

Don’t laugh. I was bored.

Peeps + pens =


Pikachus or in this case … Peep-achus!

I don’t think I can ever look at Peeps the same way again.

FYI… Pikachu is part of the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. They’re not something I know a whole lot about, but they were on my mind because I had just recently bought some Pokémon stuff for my friend’s daughter who has been collecting these things for awhile.


See what I mean. There are like hundreds of these strange little creatures that belong to the Pokémon family, but Pikachu is the only one I know of by name and as you can see, pretty conducive to a Peep makeover. I couldn’t wait to surprise her with them.


She squealed when they saw them and her little brother was pretty excited, too. Just seeing them smile makes me happy. Totally worth it.

Okay, so I mentioned Nintendo earlier for a reason. Have any of you ever played the Nintendo DS? Because my niece got one for Christmas along with the Super Mario Bros. game and I have become a-d-d-d-ddddicted to it. She’ll come over to stay sometimes and when I pick her up, I’m like… “Sweetie, do you want to bring your Nintendo?” and “Don’t forget the charger.” (Insert evil laugh)


We’ll sit on the sofa together and take turns. Well, she usually gets 10 turns to my one. Then, when I do get a turn, I usually die right away. But she, graciously offers to help … by taking it away from me … to show me what I did wrong! Then I wait another ten turns before I get another go. I should just buy one for myself, but, i’m scared to own it. I definitely wouldn’t get much done until I could finish World 8. Besides, it’s too much fun when we play together. Well, when I watch her play. :)

Anyway, you guys can see what I mean because I’m giving away one of these players! Yippee! (Super Mario Bros. not included.) Thank me later.

Not only am I giving one away, but I’m giving away the BRAND NEW Nintendo DSi. It was released TODAY! Lucky.

Music Capability.
Photo capability.
Bigger screen.
Basically, awesome!

Want one? All you have to do is identify my friend’s daughter’s five favorite Pokémon by name.


Just kidding. Just kidding. I wouldn’t do that to you.

To enter for a chance to win the Nintendo DSi:

  • Leave a comment to this post with your favorite easter candy obsession.
    (Cadbury eggs? Reese’s? Peeps? Jelly Beans? Chocolate Bunnies… hollow or solid? Whatever!)
  • Make sure to leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win. (Either email or blog link.)
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm (timestamped by the comment entry). The winner* will be announced sometime Tuesday evening and announced on this post.

*One winner will be selected at random using the integer generator.

Good luck!

Holy Peeps! I cannot believe how many entries there were for this giveaway. It so makes me wish I had more Nintendos to give away. But, alas, I only have one. A brand new bright blue one for one luck winner. And that person is ………

Comment #4,837

Congrats Cindy. Your wish is my command.

And everyone else, thanks for sharing your Easter candy obsession. By the way…What’s up with the stale Peeps. I’m outta the loop on that one. Guess I’ll have to try it.

Oh yeah, the Pokemons in order are Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario. Thanks dj, Cake Believe, Alyssa, Wendy, Vanessa, Chris, Shutterbugs, Heather, The Pike Family, Shawnee, jenny, talda, suedaisy, talei, Loralie and the rest of you that know way too much about Pokémon for clearing that up for me.

deoesigns said...

Peeps. Chicks are my fav and only in yellow and pink. The new-fangled colors taste weird.

April 7, 2009 10:32 PM
deodesigns said...

Peeps. Chicks are my fav and only in yellow and pink. The new-fangled colors taste weird.

April 7, 2009 10:32 PM
Sandy said...

Wait…I didn't miss the cutoff! You are in a different time zone….yippee!! I love easter M&M's…love the pink ones!

April 7, 2009 10:33 PM
karin said...

My favorite Easter candies are the Sees Bordeaux eggs…YUMMY!

April 7, 2009 10:33 PM
lotek said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs, omg so good.

April 7, 2009 10:34 PM
kristin said...

I love love love Reese’s peanut butter eggs. So delicious that I have to wait until the day before Easter to buy them…otherwise they are all gone before Easter!


April 7, 2009 10:36 PM
tara said...

Definitely a Cadbury egg! I’m all stocked up :)

April 7, 2009 10:36 PM
Cay said...

I have to say, some of my favorite chocolate indulgences around this time of year are those Lindt truffles. They have peanut butter, and white chocolate, and this cool white chocolate + cocoa chip stuff, and pumpkin … well, I really could go on forever. :)

BTW, i did recognize Mew in the lineup :)

April 7, 2009 10:37 PM
millers said...

This is so awesome. My friend just emailed me your blog. You have the cutest ideas. I am so excited about you blog. Mt favorite Easter candy is Cadbury Eggs.

April 7, 2009 10:38 PM
Linny said...

I think I have missed the time cutoff, but I have a question. I have recently discovered that I am allergic to gluten, dairy, and soy. Do you have any ideas for some desserts that I could make? Back when I could have Easter candy, the bubblegum eggs in the egg carton were my favorite! :)


April 7, 2009 10:38 PM
fruitfulwords said...

Such a cute, easy way to be so hip – love these peeps. I won’t look at them the same way ever again either. :-)

Cadbury eggs are by far my fav Easter candy. I may have to go and buy some tonight while I finish up finals. A gal has to treat herself sometimes.

April 7, 2009 10:40 PM
Ri-Zhi said...

The solid chocolate bunnies. :)

April 7, 2009 10:40 PM
chasemaster said...

the peeps are great, and I play nintendo with my kids too! I would love one of my own.

April 7, 2009 10:41 PM
Kristin said...

Ahhh!!! My son would die if I won this! My favorite Easter treat is the Cadbury Mini Eggs…I wait all year for them. You should be able to link to my blog through my name!

April 7, 2009 10:41 PM
Terri said...

I’m obsessed with reese peanut butter eggs, but none for me this year. maybe. I hope.

April 7, 2009 10:42 PM
Kellee said...

Cadbury mini eggs…not the yucky big ones!

April 7, 2009 10:44 PM
teamseaton said...

chocolate covered marshmallow eggs (they come in egg cartons). Love it.

April 7, 2009 10:46 PM
Anonymous said...

Cadbury Mini eggs Oh so addicting!!!

Love the easter pops!

April 7, 2009 10:49 PM
Gretchen said...

Reese’s eggs. Easter is of the times that i feel fortunate that my son is allergic to milk and peanut. Any Reese’s that he gets at an Easter egg hunt are instantly MINE.

gjgorline at gmail dot com

April 7, 2009 10:52 PM
Anonymous said...

Cadbury Carmel eggs yummy!

April 7, 2009 10:53 PM
Carissa Spraberry M Ed, ATC, LAT said...

I have to choose?!?

Marshmallow chocolate bunnies, reese’s eggs, jelly beans, robin’s eggs…

sooooo many!

April 7, 2009 10:55 PM
kobilyn said...

Yummy looking treats. A favorite spring candy in our house is Cadbury caramel eggs and Reese’s eggs.

April 7, 2009 10:56 PM
Sarah said...

Coconut eggs

April 7, 2009 10:57 PM
Morgan said...

I havn’t had them in FOREVER, but when I was little, I’d always get these marshmallow filled chocolate easter eggs. I don’t even usually like marshmallows but WOW, were those good! Definitely my favorite!

April 7, 2009 11:00 PM
Julie said...

Cadbury eggs!

April 7, 2009 11:00 PM
FishMama said...

My boys were standing at the ready to name all five of those suckers! We’d LOVE to win this.

Love the Peeps hack. Love it!

April 7, 2009 11:01 PM
Lori said...

Malted milk eggs!


April 7, 2009 11:02 PM
Kristi said...

I love cadbury mini eggs!

April 7, 2009 11:04 PM
Desiree said...

I’d have to go with the peanut butter filled Cadbury egg… YUM!

April 7, 2009 11:04 PM
Cassidy said...

jelly beans!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 7, 2009 11:06 PM
Anonymous said...

I love chocolate bunnies. Not the hollow kind, the solid ones. You get more chocolate that way.

April 7, 2009 11:07 PM
Kelly said...

I love the pastel colored M & M's, I might be crazy but I swear they taste better than the other holiday colors!

April 7, 2009 11:08 PM
Stephanie said...

My favorite candy has always been Cadbury Eggs. The perfect amount of chocolate shell with the really yummy white and yoke inside, mmm.

April 7, 2009 11:10 PM
-dj said...

Reester Bunnies!! Oh boy oare those good. And just for kicks, those pokemon are:

I think.

April 7, 2009 11:12 PM
Amanda C said...

For sure the cadbury mini eggs. I bought 3 bags and they didn’t even last until easter.


April 7, 2009 11:13 PM
Dashalin said...

My favorite easter candy, hands down is the Cadburry cream eggs. Not sure if it is the eggs themselves or the classic commercial I love more, but I always look forward to when they hit the shelves.


April 7, 2009 11:14 PM
DeDe Ray said...

Oh…what great giveaway! Just what I wanted to get my daughter for her birthday! My easter addiction is the chocolate covered marshmallow! But it has to be a certain kind, I can’t remember for sure (I just know it when I see it) but I think it is a Cadbury brand one…the bunny is usually the best!

April 7, 2009 11:17 PM
Anonymous said...

Jelly Beans are my weakness! I Love the Bunnies!

April 7, 2009 11:18 PM
Stacy said...

turning those peeps into peep-ichus is so clever!! as a candyaholic i’d have to say pretty much everything, but i do enjoy some Cadbury Easter Eggs! And I’ve only bought 2 this year!!

April 7, 2009 11:20 PM
Thrifty Living Mom said...

I LOVE Cadbuty Eggs!

April 7, 2009 11:20 PM
The McDaniel Five said...

I love both peeps and carmel cadbury eggs (however you spell it-the wrappers never stay on long enough to notice).

April 7, 2009 11:21 PM
Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Definitely Cadbury eggs.

April 7, 2009 11:24 PM
Megan J said...

peanut butter eggs!!! Soo great!

April 7, 2009 11:26 PM
Jenn said...

OK I am not sure if this is 6 my time zone or not — but I’ll try. My son says the Pokemon are Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, Lucario. But you didn’t ask that right:)

His favorite Easter treat is a solid chocolate bunny. I love Easter kisses.

And my son is obsessed with DS!

April 7, 2009 11:27 PM
Kara B. said...

chicks and rabbits (aka carefully disguised circus peanuts)

April 7, 2009 11:29 PM
The Dayley Fam said...

Peeps are my favorite for color; I love to decorate with them (yes, sometimes sticks are involved).

To eat–it has to be the Cadbury Mini eggs. They are a from of torture (because you can’t stop eating them!)

April 7, 2009 11:31 PM
Deric and Muria Family said...

Cadbury eggs without a doubt, or maybe the reese pb egg, or… ok so I love all chocolate/candy. Love your blog

April 7, 2009 11:36 PM
Marisol Avendano Avila said...

Robin eggs…ROBIN EGGS!

April 7, 2009 11:39 PM
Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

The chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies are not safe around me!

Loved your peeps! We dipped some in chocolate with sprinkles.


April 7, 2009 11:39 PM
Rin said...

I love Cadbury Mini Eggs!

April 7, 2009 11:43 PM
Julie said...

Love the Peeps makeover!
I used to go for Cadbury eggs, but then I met Mr. Milky Way egg and that was it for me – they are so yummy!

April 7, 2009 11:43 PM
Pony Girl said...

Hate to say it, I’ve never liked Peeps!! Or those marshmallow ball things covered in coconut, the pink ones? Those scared me.
But what you did with those Peeps and those edible pens was nothing short of brilliant! I know a lot of kiddos that would be thrilled with them! Actually, I don’t like a lot of Easter candy. Sad, eh? The Cadbury eggs maybe. And just the traditional chocolate Easter bunnies are okay, too. I’m more of a Halloween candy person. Mini Recess Peanut Butter cups and Twix bars. Mini boxes of nerds. ;)

April 7, 2009 11:44 PM
Shawna said...

My fave is definitely Cadbury Mini Eggs! I’m ashamed to admit exactly how many bags I’ve purchased and consumed this Easter season lol!

April 7, 2009 11:46 PM
Kim said...

six thousand comments…wowee!
my fave is Laura Secord Easter Eggs…..yummy.
I’ve never had a peep so I’m going out to see if I can find some:)

April 7, 2009 11:48 PM
Jennifer said...

I absolutely looove the dove eggs and the reese’s eggs. I squealed with joy when I found a whole bag of the smaller reese’s eggs at the grocery store! :)

April 7, 2009 11:51 PM
christine said...

Cadburry caramel eggs

April 7, 2009 11:52 PM
ali said...

I personally love Peeps & the weird malty chocolate eggs. Yummm :)

April 7, 2009 11:52 PM
Jill said...

Cadbury, milk chocolate mini eggs, yumm-o!!

ps you are SO talented!

April 7, 2009 11:54 PM
kari said...

russel stover milk chocolate marshmallow eggs! i can’t help but buy 6 and hide them from everyone else! thanks for your amazing ideas- can’t wait to try the cake pops.

April 7, 2009 11:56 PM
carmel_camel1 said...

Robin’s Eggs (whoopers), my absolute favorite!

April 7, 2009 11:56 PM
Ryan and Heather said...

Black jelly beans! My favorite

April 7, 2009 11:57 PM
Our little family said...

Peeps of course

April 7, 2009 11:59 PM
Wendy said...

peeps are definitely the best easter treat. they taste oh so good when you microwave them!!! they blow up to great proportions and then deflate, leaving them tasting like toastyy!!! MMMmmmm. =)

April 7, 2009 11:59 PM
Twolly said...

I hope I’m not too late.

My favorite Easter Candy used to be chocolate oranges, but I can’t seem to find them around here anymore. Now I’m liking the Butterfinger Eggs, they’ve got the creamy peanut butter stuff in the middle, but it’s like the flaky Butterfinger middle, not regular peanut butter. My grandma however, is the only person I know who can stomach black licorice jelly beans around Easter time. Bleh!

April 8, 2009 12:00 AM
Nori said...

My favorite treat is a bunny from See’s. You can’t go wrong with See’s!!

VERY cute Peeps!

April 8, 2009 12:01 AM
gho said...

I dislike candy.


April 8, 2009 12:04 AM
dctm said...

I love Reeses Eggs!


dctm at bellsouth dot net

April 8, 2009 12:06 AM
Jessica L said...

I like Cadbury Mini Eggs.

April 8, 2009 12:06 AM
Kacie said...

I love Cadbury Eggs too much.


April 8, 2009 12:09 AM
janel said...

Cadbury malty egg things. I’m dreaming of them…just like I’m dreaming of a chance to win out of the 6073 comments left already! Holy cow!

April 8, 2009 12:09 AM
Andrea said...

Cadbury solid chocolate eggs will have to be the winner for me! (

April 8, 2009 12:12 AM
Mike and Emily McDougal Family said...

You are so creative! I love it!

My favorite Easter candy are the Cadbury Minis. They are SO good! I seriously could eat the whole bag myself! But, of course, I won’t! :)

Thanks for all you do (and the cool prize giveaway)! You are the best!

April 8, 2009 12:12 AM
Mallory said...

I love starburst sour jelly beans. i can only find them this time of year.

April 8, 2009 12:13 AM
vie5 said...

Cadbury’s mini eggs and caramilk eggs. Easter is a dangerous time for me, because I will literally just sit and OHMNOMNOM them all day long if I was allowed.

maplemooh at gmail dot com

April 8, 2009 12:14 AM
Laura said...

i’m probably late.. :(

but i die for the tootsie rolls that are blue and pink.. i think they’re called fruitsis or something. they’re much smaller than the regular colored tootsie rolls, and i haven’t seen them in years. when i lived in north dakota (over 15++ years ago) they were in the penny bin at a store.

other than that, i guess cadburry eggs.

ps. mew two, mew, ok so i’m not as nerdy as i thought since i don’t know the other two.

April 8, 2009 12:16 AM
Alli said...

My Easter obsession always has been and always will be Reese’s peanut butter eggs. I think that they are far superior to the regular Reese’s cups.

April 8, 2009 12:18 AM
Anonymous said...

I may be to late to win, but I loooooooove the little malted milk eggs. (Robins eggs)


April 8, 2009 12:18 AM
Anonymous said...

I love cadbury eggs .. yummy

April 8, 2009 12:24 AM
Reader said...

Bunny Corn is my new obsession! Previously, it had been chocolate mini-eggs. (PS: pick me! pick me!)

April 8, 2009 12:27 AM
Teressa said...

Peanut butter eggs are my favorite.

April 8, 2009 12:27 AM
Jennifer said...

I love the Hershey’s Eggs – pastel crunchy shell, solid chocolate in the middle – yum!

April 8, 2009 12:27 AM
Teressa said...

Peanut Butter eggs.

April 8, 2009 12:29 AM
Amy A said...

Anything with peanut butter works for me. Loved the Peeps Poke’mon. My 8 year old son can’t wait to try to make them. Thanks for sharing all the AWESOME ideas.

April 8, 2009 12:30 AM
Amy said...

Robin Eggs…but they are so hard to find nowadays!

And your peeps aew adorable!

April 8, 2009 12:30 AM
Cockadoodledoo said...

i never know what time it is_ but its always time for peeps! Especially if they are picapops!

April 8, 2009 12:33 AM
Cockadoodledoo said...

I never know what time it is, but there is always time for peeps!

April 8, 2009 12:35 AM
Emily said...

I can’t get enough Robin Eggs this time of year!

April 8, 2009 12:37 AM
Stephanie Smith said...

My favorite is Robin Eggs. YUMMY!!

April 8, 2009 12:37 AM
Brooke said...

Peeps!!! Trying to stay out of them!

April 8, 2009 12:38 AM
Renee V. said...

My absolute favorite Easter candy are the Cadbury Eggs. LOVE ‘EM!
Thank you so much for the chance to win this! OMgoodness, it’s awesome and so very nice of you!
Love your Pikachus…… you’re so clever!

April 8, 2009 12:39 AM
Charlene said...

Definitely Mini Eggs!


April 8, 2009 12:40 AM
Samantha said...

Oooh I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and Cadbury eggs! :D

April 8, 2009 12:41 AM
pj said...

I love the coconut nests w/ jelly bean eggs!

April 8, 2009 12:41 AM
Poroma said...

omg, definitely jelly beans. tangerine! i’m addicted to those..year-round.

April 8, 2009 12:41 AM
dbockstahelr said...

See’s Bordeoux Chocolate Egg, mmmmmm.

April 8, 2009 12:42 AM
Anonymous said...

The gum that comes in the mini egg cartons!

April 8, 2009 12:43 AM
Jenn said...

I love Dove eggs!

April 8, 2009 12:44 AM
Brianne Sheppard said...

im all about the dependable ol’ easter eggs… and if i win I even promise to show you my disaster cake pops i made… next batch should be better!

April 8, 2009 12:45 AM
Deborah said...

Reese eggs and hearts, pumpkins, trees all of the holiday reese candy.

April 8, 2009 12:46 AM
matt said...

You can never go wrong with Cadbury eggs. Those things are freaking amazing.

April 8, 2009 12:50 AM
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