Archive for the ‘easter’ Category

Bright ‘Bees and Bugs’ Easter Baskets

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Easter is less than two weeks away…eeek! We cannot wait!

It’s time to start prepping those Easter baskets as you know as well as we do that every store runs out of our FAVORITE Easter chocolate the week of!

We’ve gone bright for our little bugs’ Easter baskets this year…

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boxwood clippings small child easter basket

Jellycat stuffed animals HERE

large chocolate eggs HERE

Lindt chocolates HERE

basic watercolor set HERE

fun crayons (similar HERE)

Do you have something you love to add to your baskets every year? Please share, we love a good tradition!!!

Guest Post at GYGI: Large Chocolate Easter Eggs

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Good morning friends!

Today we are guest posting on Gygi’s blog today talking about how we made these large chocolate Easter eggs!

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We hope you’ll stop by and see how easy they are HERE!

Metallic Easter Decorations by Emily

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Who is excited for Spring? Easter is just a few weeks away so it’s time to get those decorations out!

It seems every year I like things more simple. Easy put up and down is priority!

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This year I bought large paper mache eggs from Hobby Lobby (HERE), painted them with my favorite gold paint (HERE) and hung them to our dining light with lace and tulle.

boxwood clippings glamorous easter decorations

I love copper right now. I put out my Jelly molds and set them on white cake stands for the centerpiece.

boxwood clippings glamorous easter decorations

How could I pass up this copper bunny Jelly mold for $1 at the thrift store?!

boxwood clippings glamorous easter decorations

boxwood clippings glamorous easter decorations

How are you decorating this Easter?

Five-Minute Easter Garland

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Happy Monday everyone! It may be snowing outside, but inside we are thinking of spring!

We made the EASIEST garland for Easter, and LOVE that it only took five mins!

boxwood clippings easter egg garland

boxwood clippings easter egg garland


We used THESE eggs. So cute and less than $5 for the dozen!

Jute rope (HERE)

Pearl pins (HERE)


These eggs are made of foam and are light-weight, which made them perfect to pin onto a rope.

Decorating for holidays in just a few mins with just a few dollars is our absolute favorite, how about you?

Easy Spring Garland

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Today, we’re sharing this springy bunting that we whipped up in just a few minutes…

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We know a classic bunting is overdone, but hey, it’s timeless and hard to beat!

Sarah had remnants of this yellow gingham fabric which was our starting point. We simply cut into triangles and cut two little holes in each piece to thread the twine through.

Next we tied yellow, tan and cream ribbons onto the twine for a fuller look.

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We love how this simple garland brightens up the home for spring, especially because we only used what materials we already had! Now we just need a vase of bright daffodils!

How are you decorating this spring?

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Easter!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

As you know, I love gathering bits and pieces from around the house to make little festive displays, and now I get to do that in my little one’s nursery.

A book, letter blocks and soft bunny arranged together help things feel seasonal and springy!

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These little cards are from Paper Source, and too cute not to have out on display!

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 Their Easter dresses are quite possibly the world’s cutest hand-me-downs ever!

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 Pink baby ballet flats. Does it get any cuter…I think not!!!

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Spring is in the air and we’re loving life :)

Free Printable Easter Cards

Monday, March 31st, 2014

It’s funny, but whenever I make something I’ve seen on Pinterest, it gives me a sense of productivity, like I’ve accomplished something!

I’d pinned these free printable Easter cards years ago, and this year I actually got around to printing  them out and adding a ribbon. Aren’t they adorbs?!

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 (Click HERE for printable)

Have you done anything lately that’s been on your list a while?!

Holler Dollar: Beatrix Potter Colouring Books and Jigsaw

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

We love Beatrix Potter throughout the year, but especially at Easter.

Now at Targets Dollar Spot you can find all kinds of goodies with her beautiful illustrations, any of which would be ideal to add to an Easter basket.

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Holler Dollar: Beatrix Potter Jigsaw and Colouring Books

At this price, why not add a few?!

Really Simple Easter Place Settings

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Easter is one of our favorite times of year. Not only is it a special time for us to celebrate Christ’s resurrection, we also love celebrating the re-birth of the earth with spring…longer days, cherry blossoms, baby animals…the list goes on and on.

Now, with Sarah’s two baby girls in tow we are more dedicated than ever to making homemaking as simple as possible.

Here’s a simple place setting perfect for Easter or any spring occasion:

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colored napkin + coordinating ribbon + tulip

The only way to simplify even more is sticking with basic white napkins and pastel ribbon:

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Even though this is so simple, wouldn’t you love to be greeted with this at the dinner table?!

Do you have any plans for decorating this Easter? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Egg Cups

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

When we were little, we would love soft-boiled eggs for breakfast. We are pretty sure this is an English things as we’ve never heard of Americans using egg cups for the soft-boiled eggs?

Mostly, we just use egg cups for decoration these days. Here are a few we are loving…

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1. The basic white porcelain egg cup, only $3.69 for 4! Found HERE.

2. Metal egg cups, set of 6 $4.99. Found HERE.

3. This bunny one is adorable and simple, again such a good price $3.95. Found HERE.

4. This wooden one HERE.

Do you like egg cups? What do you use them for?

Glitter Eggs over at Lil Luna

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Good morning everyone!

Today I’m excited to share these glitter eggs (which I happen to think are the cutest things ever) over at Lil Luna.

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Please pop over and say hi, and learn how to make these adorable things!

See you over there! x

DIY Watercolor Card

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Watercolor is all the range around the bloggy world these days, and why not? It’s flippin’ amazing!

This watercolor card is a so simple and can be used for any occasion, and the best part is you can make it while you’re having art time with the kids. Just pull out those Crayola paints and save yourself a pretty penny on your upcoming  events.

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 What You’ll Need:

Water color paper (I use this one)


Cup of Water


Thin Black Pen (in love with this!)

Stack of Magazines or a heavy item.



1. Fold your paper in half

2. Lightly wet your paintbrush and get a good amount of paint on it

 3. Glide your paint in a line across the top of the card

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 4. Next, lightly dip the brush in water and make another line touching your first.

5. Repeat again!

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 6. Do the same but starting at the bottom of card. I like to use another color too.

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7. Wait a few moments until it’s dried off then set it under a heavy stack of books or magazines. Place some white paper on top of it to protect it.

8. I like to leave mine a couple of hours or overnight, then when it is completely dried and pressed write a saying in your own penmanship.

I hope you find this little tutorial helpful, and your inspired to create your won little works of art. :)

Gift Idea: Bunnies by the Bay

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Are you a still looking for a little something to add to an easter basket? We think these little rabbits by Bunnies by the Bay are pretty much the most adorable thing ever.

They’ve been a family fave for years, and are a ‘go-to’ trusty favorite when it comes to giving gifts.

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They are so soft and fluffy, and something about their insides make them ‘flop’ ever so cutely. Perfect for babies, kiddies and the forever kid-at-heart!

You can find them HERE,  or if you fancy a snuggle you can see them at Nordstrom. :)

How to put 90% off Clearance to Good Use

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

You all know we LOVE our sales, but we really do freak out over clearance. Yesterday I was in my local Target and noticed that the Easter stock had gone to 90% off, while I was celebrating and happy rooting through what was left, I couldn’t help but notice that I was the only one in the isle, I wanted to scream “90% off people, you can’t get better than this!”.

Then I looked at what I was purchasing, and thought maybe people didn’t need what I needed, or maybe they just wouldn’t use it the way I would. If that’s the case, we wanted to share a little secret that we think is quite nifty.

As always we try to look at things differently, in a more useful way for us. Chocolate is never a bad thing, especially at 90% off, however you may not want a chocolate bunny or Santa hanging around the house, even if the shelf life is pretty long.

So, what do you want hanging around the house? How bout some chocolate chunks for baking? Simply chop up your chocolate, and seal in a ziplock.

What you see pictured is 7oz and cost me 39 cents…that’s way cheaper than the regular chips. :)



Easter is here!

Friday, April 6th, 2012

It has been a looong week. I am ready for weekend!
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Happy Easter! We hope you all have a peachy weekend…



Spring Decor: Hanging Vases

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Last week I saw the first daffodil blooms of the season making me want bring in bunches all over the house. I am loving the look of flowers hanging in jars:

Lucky for me, I found these cute little hanging jar vases in the dollar section at Target. Three for only $2.50!

I love the detailed design, just like the fleur-de-lys juice glasses at Anthropologie. I snatched them up and have a particular ‘Design Dilemma’ they are going to be perfect for…stay tuned! These little vases would make the cutest place settings for Easter Sunday and could be used in countless ways throughout the year. They are bound to be reduced after Easter, so keep those eyes peeled.

Holler Dollar: Mini Easter Baskets

Monday, March 26th, 2012

As Easter is less than two weeks away, I thought I’d better get thinking about a little treat to pass out at our family dinner.

I’ve had my eye on these favor boxes for a while, and have just been waiting for a perfect reason to get them. They’re located in the baby section of the Dollar Tree, and come in a pack of 8 for a $1…holler!

They come in four colours: blue, green, yellow and pink. I think they make the adorable mini easter baskets don’t you?

I simply stuffed them with a sheet of tissue paper and topped it off with brown grass also from the Dollar Tree. Then filled them with our favorite Easter Chocolates, Cadbury Mini Eggs. It worked out perfectly that they come in the same coordinating colours. And finished with a ribbon.

Now the only problem is not eating them before Easter gets here:)


Black + White Easter Place Cards

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Traditionally, spring is welcomed by lots of soft pastel colours.

However, this year I’ve been loving my flower doodles and decided that my all-time favorite combo of black + white can be festive even in the spring.

Nestled in natural straw it becomes a chic + simple place card that couldn’t be easier to put together.


Are you converted? If so, get out a Sharpie and get your doodle on!

Simple Easter Table Setting

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

It’s always fun to dress up a table setting for a special dinner, and Easter is no exception. Of course with all the attention on the meal preparation, it’s nice to have something easy on hand that doesn’t take much time or effort.

We found these adorable little nests for 55 cents at our local craft store; we filled with our favorite treats and then simply framed it with a doily and coffee filter, add a name tag, and done…

easy peasy lemon sqeezy!