I love Easter! I mean, I REALLY love Easter! I love sunrise services, Easter dresses, Easter baskets, the Easter ham, our annual (though slightly unorthodox) Easter egg hunt, and given my well documented affinity for bunnies, you know I love Easter decor!
With so many transitions underway here at our cottage by the creek (read about it here), the picture below says it all. This is where I found myself at the beginning of last week! Yep! With Easter just around the corner, there I was with my house halfway put together and a table full of rabbits in every shape and size along with a couple of lambs and some sweet little chicks all waiting to find a home. My dining room table looked like the staging area for “Easter Bunnies on Parade”.
It seems that our weather just can’t decide what it wants to do. A hard freeze one day, record highs two days later. Every warm day makes me yearn to dig in the dirt and go all fanatical at spring decorating for the house, front porch and deck!
Let me guess. You don’t think you have time in your schedule to change out your decor from season to season. You may have even resolved in your mind that you are one of those people who are destined to drool over magazine layouts and Pinterest ideas, but not the kind that will ever live in a home that looks like the pictures. Guess what! I don’t believe anyone really lives in rooms that look like the pictures all the time. However, with just a bit of advance planning, and a few minor adjustments, you can transform your rooms with a little spring decor in no time at all. For instance, now that Easter is over does that mean that you have to put away all of your bunnies? No way!!!
Easter is upon us and if you will be serving as host for your family and friends, it is time to plan the perfect Easter Egg Hunt for your crew. In my family Easter is always my holiday to host. When our “littles” started getting bigger, I made the usual adjustments like hiding more eggs and putting them in more challenging locations, like up in trees and such. (Doesn’t everybody climb trees to hide the eggs? No? Hmm, that might explain a lot about where my daughter came up with her over zealous idea!) I tried annything I could think of that would accommodate the “littles” as their egg hunting savvy increased. It was always assumed that hunting Easter eggs would eventually go by the wayside at the point that “littles” became full grown “bigs”. But, oh contraire! I was sooooo wrong. You see, we have an entire group of “bigs” that did not wish for the fun of their holidays as “littles” to come to an end. And so it was that when our budding “bigs” reached high school age, my daughter both proposed and planned the . . .
First Annual Awesomely Violent, Bloody, Unsportsmanlike Conducterly, Bone Crunching, Nose Misshaping, Family Easter Egg Hunt!