Archive for the ‘easter’ Category

The Twins’ Spring Bedroom!

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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Having toddlers is so much fun. They get excited about all the little things that makes the anticipation of holidays so fun. For Spring, Sarah spruced up girls room by changing out the books on display, putting the Easter baskets out and adding a few spring accents. The girls always love their bedroom, but seeing their faces light up with a few Easter eggs and stuffed animals gives the room a slightly magical feel.

A few of our favorite Spring books
Make Way for Ducklings HERE
Usborne’s Peek Inside the Farm HERE
Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs HERE
Guess How Much I Love you HERE
Each Peach Pear Plum HERE

We adore Bunnies By the Bay all year long, but nothing is cuter at Easter!  THESE large bunnies are so incredibly cuddly.

Here’s to a special Easter week to all of you friends, we hope you have a bright and happy week!

Love, Sarah and Emily x

Em’s Little Bunnies

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Sarah and I were discussing Easter outfits for the kids last week and thought it was about time to give the kids a dress rehersal. Jane has been obsessed with her bunny ears since we brought up the Easter bin from the basement. We stuck a homemade pom pom onto Ben’s shorts with a safety pin, and what do you know we have our own little Benjamin Rabbit and Janey Cottontail.

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Jane’e dress is last year Ralph Lauren (similar HERE)
Jane’s bunny HERE
Ben’s outfit is last year Ralph Lauren (similar HERE)

Ralph Lauren is one of our favorite places for kids clothes. They usually have two major sales a year…one after Christmas, the other sometime after Easter. This is when we stock up for the following year and get crazy prices. Both of these outfits were around $20 last summer and have been sitting patiently in the closet til now.

The day of Easter is always so crazy I’m loving I have this year’s Easter outfits documented before the big day.
I’m starting a new tradition of ‘dress rehearsal Easter’, will you join me?!

Easter Basket DEALS!!!

Monday, March 27th, 2017

I am so happy my Easter baskets are miraculously done and waiting for the big day! I stumbled on so many amazing deals, and am so excited to share them with you…

girl basket

For Jane’s basket:

HABA girl (only $5 HERE)
Melissa and Doug surprise ink (HERE), car version HERE
Melissa and Doug bead set HERE
Mini Lilly books HERE
White chocolate bunny HERE
Tolo cat (similar HERE)
Tolo lamb HERE

boy basket

For Ben’s Basket

Everywhere Babies Book HERE
HABA click clack rattle HERE
HABA wooly duo clutching toy HERE
HABA ring clutching toy HERE
Animal finger puppets (in store Target only)
White chocolate bunny HERE
Tolo boy (similar HERE)
Tolo moose HERE

Every Easter I want to make sure the kids have books and a chocolate bunny in their baskets, other than that I just look out for good deals for what the kids will like. Like Christmas stockings, little kids are so easy to please with every day items like a new toothbrush, fun bandaids, new crayons and bubbles etc. Last year I even added a new pair of sandals for Jane (see HERE), that matched her Easter dress. My favorite baby and toddler toys are Haba and Tolo, so I usually buy a few to add to our collection.

If you are looking for new baskets this year, we’ve been impressed with Target’s selection and price points. We like THIS large traditional basket paired with THIS monogramed liner for a total of $10. THIS little bunny basket is very cute, and THIS little roped white one is great too.

How about that Hollar.com?  Have you checked it out yet? If not, you need to! It is our new favorite place to stock up on kid presents. We CANNOT believe these prices on HABA toys. We usually pay double or triple these prices!

It will feel so great to get your baskets done early, get your shopping done now before all your favorites sell out!

-Emily x

A Homemade Spring Wreath

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Sarah has been on the hunt for a spring wreath for her front door for a really long time…years in fact.

Every spring wreath has been too big, flouncy, ‘fake’ looking or expensive for her liking, so this year she finally decided to make her own.

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a spring wreath

She bought a simple grapevine wreath HERE for $4.99, whitewashed it with craft paint and used four stems of paper florals from Hobby Lobby (in store) to tuck into the wreath.

Isn’t she lovely?

Under $20 and less than an hour…and so much sweeter that it’s a one-of-a-kind and we’re all happy Sarah finally has a spring wreath on the door!

White Chocolate Easter Lollipops

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

We made these adorable chocolate lollipops for the girls’ Easter baskets and loved how they turned out!

They remind us of our English childhood and were so incredibly fast and easy!

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Here’s what we needed to make them:

White chocolate snaps HERE
Easter mold HERE
Easter egg mold HERE
Lollipop sticks HERE
Lollipop bags HERE
Ribbon of choice

First we melted our chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until melted and smooth.

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Next, we laid the lollipop sticks in the mold and poured the chocolate to fill the mold.

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We let them harden and they popped out of the molds no problem.

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Lastly, we covered with the lollipop bags and tied with grosgrain ribbon.

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These turned out incredably cute, we’ll be making about 100 for our huge family on Easter day!

Do you love giving gift-giving at Easter? If so, these are for you!

Head over to Gygi for supplies and be sure to use “BOXWOOD15” to get 15% off your entire order!

Yay!!!