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Hope you had a great Easter.

Our Easter is always a fun time with family.  We always have great food and lots of fun with our confetti filled eggs, which make quite a mess.

This year our oldest daughter made a fruit pizza, that looked like a decorated Easter egg and was quite good.  She did a wonderful job of decorating the  pizza with all the different fruit.

 

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Our youngest daughter and her hubby made our favorite banana pudding.

And of course we had our annual egg decorating contest, which made all of us very competitive.  We asked our Facebook friends to vote for their favorite egg.

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And the first  place winner was:lamb 2017

the little lamb, done by our oldest daughter.

Second place winner was the:

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gumball egg, done by our youngest daughter.

Hope you can use some of these ideas for your next Easter celebration.💜💜❤️❤️


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I have a dear friend whose mother is in her nineties and still going strong.  Her family keeps her busy with different activities.

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This particular activity is fun for young and old alike and is something I’ve always wanted to do.

Gathering all the supplies that were needed they let their imagination do the work and created some lovely bonnets. 

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And it looks like the little ones had lots of fun designing their very own.

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The one thing to remember is to enjoy the process and not stress about competing  with all the others, unless you choose to make it a contest.

 

IMG_0575And here is the whole clan showing off their bonnets.♥♥♥♥

This activity would be great for Mother’s Day as well.


It’s always fun to decorate for Easter, but I do it especially for my grandkids.

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My oldest daughter also decorates her mantel for just about every season, and I always  look forward to seeing what she does.

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And it’s always a Mexican tradition for cascarones, which are egg shells filled with confetti that you break over your relatives heads, gently.  Although the kids always get carried away and we have to try and avoid them in order not to get a concussion.DSCN3487 One year I made an Easter tree out of a tree branch.

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More ideas to come. Thanks for visiting.♥♥♥♥


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I’m doing a little bit of Easter decorating for my grandkids. They are getting older and I don’t know how much longer they’ll be interested in the decorations that I put up.

Two of my grandsons were delighted with the lego bunny set.

The lego set is super tiny, but not hard to put together.

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DSCN0254These bunnies are ready with their chocolate carrots (they’re really mine to eat).

The eggs are paired with my favorite little bird.

DSCN0259Neighbors in the area enjoy celebrating in a big way. I like to drive by their house on holidays to see what they have on their lawn.

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This little bunny will make a fun night light, as it lights up

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Thank alll of you that visit my blog and have a wonderful family filled Easter.

May peace be with all of you.


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In May  it will be one year since I retired.

Yes, I did retire because hubby was going to have back surgery , so I knew I would be very busy being a nurse for a few months.

Recovery has been going as expected and he’ getting along much better but still is under his doctor’s care.

So why haven’t I had time for the things I want to do? Maybe my time management skills are lacking in discipline.

This past week was such a time  taker.

Doctor visits,  preparing for Easter, cleaning house, shopping for groceries and  fun shopping, watering my garden, going to the movies with hubby. We had company over the weekend, coloring eggs with the grand kids, had all the kids over for Easter Sunday .  We ate, we played, had a treasure hunt, played softball, and argued with hubby.

The grandkids found their Easter treasure chest.

 

 

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Such a busy week.

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Well, on second thought, I guess I am using my time for things that I love doing and things that I have to do.♥♥♥

My family keeps me going, in a good way!

 


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My youngest daughter called to see what I was doing last night. I told her I was making an Easter egg shaped hot pan pad (trivet), I couldn’t think of the correct name at the time. She asked why and that I should be making something that I actually needed.

Well, I do need pretty, little Easter egg shaped trivets, doesn’t everyone who celebrates Easter?♥

So, after  catching up on our activities and saying our goodnights, I continued on with my sewing, enjoying my creativity,  and thinking that if I had to sew utilitarian items for the family, well that would be work, and definitely would not be fun!

So, if you ever need to make Easter egg trivets, this is how I made them.

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After sewing strips of scrap fabric together I cut out two eggs  for the front.

Then I cut out the backing and the batting.

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I sewed all pieces together with right sides of fabric together leaving a little opening to turn it right side out and then you have your little trivet.  You’ll just need to sew the opening up and if you want you can stitch some decorative stitches on the eggs.

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I wanted to make an Easter tree for the grand kids so I went looking for some twigs from our trees.

Some of the twigs  that I found were a little wild and as I proudly showed hubby, he said, “Well, maybe there are some better looking ones out there.”

But I wanted to use these whacky twigs, I didn’t want perfection. I wanted quirky.

 

This is another easy project for kids and parents to share.

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I painted the twigs and then glued the Styrofoam in the basket.

Once the Styrofoam was set I placed the twig in the middle of the styrofoam and then proceeded to decorate by adding the grass and other little decorations that I bought.

And the tree came together.

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Have a great weekend!♥♥

 

 

 



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