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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Around The House 2014

Like I said yesterday, Easter totally snuck up on me this year.  So I didn't go all out with the decorations. I drug the bin down from the attic on Wednesday, set up the Easter tree, stuck a few rabbits here and there, and called it good.  The flowers all over the house are Easter-y enough for me.

I brought some of my wild and crazy clematis in.
It's so pretty in a vase - who knew?!







Hafta have a cute stuffed bunny.




The Easter tree.







Another cute bunny.



Lilacs and Solomon's seal.




Some bunny boxes and a lit bunny house in the girls' room.


And one in The Kid's room.



More lilacs.
They are so dang pretty.











And last, a bit of spring on the kitchen windowsill. 




And there ya have it.
Have a great Easter.
I plan on eating pork.
Lots and lots of pork.


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Idea Roundup

Soooo, Easter sorta snuck up on me this year.  I just realized on Monday that it's this Sunday.  Whoopsie daisy.  My sister is hosting at her house, so I'm off the hook there, but I have yet to round up anything to help out the Easter Bunny. Which means I either go out running around Friday night or Saturday late afternoon (after the morning plant sale, of course).  Gad, I'm an idiot.

Anywho, I thought I'd put together another roundup post, for those of you still looking for food and drink ideas.  Some of these things are typical Easter fare for our family - others are things I've tried and will do again if I have time.

I do hope to get to these.
They're so cute, and they're super easy, too.
It will be a good way to keep them busy while I'm doing last minute get-out-of-house stuff.




I got our eggs boiled this morning, so I think we'll try to decorate them tonight.  Not sure how yet.  There are a ton of great ideas on Pinterest.
We did the Kool-Aid thing a few years ago and they were fun.
The post I did tells which flavors worked good and which one's turned out terrible.




If ya wanna do something fun for the kids, you could make an Easter themed lunch on Saturday.



I haven't hosted the last few, but this is what I did for the centerpiece a couple years ago.



Easter Table Setting

Easter Table Setting

My sister did a mimosa bar last year with three different juices and berries.  Um, what's not to like?




My mom made these cute little bunny candy holders for the kids out of mini water bottles, cupcake liners and card stock.



We did these a couple years ago and the kids loved making them - and eating them.




These potatoes are a must every year.
I could eat my weight in them.



I got assigned dessert this year, so I'm trying to narrow it between these three.

(this is one of my all-time favorite desserts in the land - pure pistachio goodness)




Carrot Cake



These are the bars I just made recently.
They're definitely worthy of Easter.



Crud, I forgot about the cookies.
We always make these cookies.
There are a zillion and one sugar cookie recipes out there, but this one is, hands down, my favorite.


Sugar Cookies With Buttercream Frosting

Hmmmm, I might need to make two desserts.  :o)

Are you hosting this year, or do you get the pleasure of stuffing your face at someone else's house?
Any super fantastic Easter Bunny basket ideas you wanna share? 
This mom is stumped - especially for The Kid.  
Boys are hard to buy for!



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