Easter

IMG_7566If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know that Easter is my MOST favorite holiday of the year. It’s so bright and cheery – Spring has Sprung and the temps are getting warmer. I mean, this happens more when Easter falls in April instead of March – but lets just go with it!

IMG_7565                            Wire Basket (similar here) and ‘B’ Monogram Magnet from Target Dollar SpotIMG_7626Crayons / Fish / Peep / One Fish, Two Fish / Night Before / Runaway Bunny / Pajama Time / Going to Bed / Egg Sidewalk Chalk

I went real small and real basic with Brandon’s Easter Basket this year. Books, a toy and some crayons that he’ll be able to play with more in the coming months. We had such an enjoyable Easter this year with my Parents and Kevin’s Mom coming down to visit. We did a BUNCH of prep on Saturday which made Sunday a breeze. The less time in the kitchen and more time mingling with family – there’s nothing better. We were even able to sit outside and play some cards while the babe napped and dinner cooked!

IMG_7624 IMG_7625 IMG_7628I had so much fun planning this meal from the snacks to dessert! Pumpernickel chips cut out in Bunny Shapes with Avocado Hummus, Salami Rollups, Cheese & Crackers all for apps. Our entree consisted of Salad topped with Beets and homemade Vinaigrette, Leg of Lamb, Squash Mac & Cheese and Asparagus along with homemade Challah bread (<– so worth the work!). I made some easy vanilla cupcakes with Honey Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting.

IMG_7634I didn’t really get a picture of my final table-scape which is a bummer, but totally LOVED how it all come together. But these glasses from Pier 1 were the final touch on my table and I absolutely adore them. Revision – thanks to my Mom who snapped a picture of my table (not the best quality – but it’ll do)!! I used my Great Aunt’s green glass dishes, some salad bowls my Mom unloaded to me and other odds and ends. The felt carrots held the forks and were from the Target Dollar Spot as well.

image1Brandon was a little too small last year to know what the heck was going on and if I remember correctly, he screamed his head off almost all day. This year he was much more tolerable and loved coloring his eggs!

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IMG_7627 We were able to get some family photos – even though Brandon was more interested in the wind blowing and birds flying overhead! I wished the day would never end and our family didn’t have to leave. It’s so hard living in a different state from the ones we love.

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