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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Easter Everything

 Hello, dear friends.  Did you have a good week?  If you were lucky enough to be on Spring Break, I imagine you did.  Mine was pretty good, and it seemed to fly by.  The bookshelves are built, the desk and console have arrived, the paint is chosen, and the fabric is in transit, which brings me to the halfway mark of my office renovation. 

The other day I was thinking about Easters of the past.  There are not a lot of them that I remember.  I already bored you with the Bunny Cake Escapade with Sista.

Another Easter that I remember from my childhood was when I was about nine years old.  I was a proud Girl Scout not so much for the camaraderie and projects but more so for the uniform.  I got to wear it to school in place of my Catholic school uniform on Tuesdays when we had our meetings.  Two of the "cool" girls in my group had a Girl Scout pocketbook.  Do you remember when we used to call them that?  

Anyway, I thought it was the most beautiful thing in the whole world.  Forget the badges; all I wanted was that darn pocketbook.

My parents were not the most creative people in the world.  They hid our Easter baskets in two places - behind the heavy green drapes in the living room or behind the door in the new room.  The new room was our den which was winterized in 1965.  It continued to be referred to as the new room for the next thirty years.

On the morning of my ninth Easter, I found my little green beauty behind the door.  I can't tell you what my Sista got because I only had eyes for my beautiful green pocketbook.  Tuesday couldn't come fast enough.  I'm happy to report that my fellow Scouts were pea-green with envy when they spotted my new fashion accessory.   

Have you nodded off yet?

The other Easter that comes to mind is when we surprised our girls with a Little Tykes pink plastic house.  They were three and four years old, and we lived in Florida at the time.  We set it up in the backyard.  It looked a little like the one above.  It was open on the bottom and didn't come with a floor. 


I thought they would jump out of their skin; they were so excited.  And it lasted a whole twenty minutes.  They discovered a few ants in the grass, which was in their home away from home.  Not a lot, just what you would normally see.  They came running into the house and asked their Daddy if he could put carpeting in their new pink and white dream home.

It turns out that those first twenty minutes were the longest amount of time that they spent in their new casa.

Enough about me.  Ahead, I have more Easter inspo and lots of other fun stuff.  Grab a cup of joe and let your fingers do the scrolling.  

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  1. I did NOT fall asleep during your sweet stories!

  2. Love your stories ... wide awake over here! So much Easter tabletop inspiration. I started setting mine out yesterday. Outdoors. Well, it rained over night. Just my luck. Ah, well, back the the drawing board. Wishing you and the Mista a hopping good Easter! xo

  3. Great inspirational post...and I STILL call it a pocketbook! 😉

  4. Such sweet stories. Lots of Easter inspiration. Happy Easter to you and your sweet family.

  5. Oh, indeed, I remember pocketbooks, iceboxes and divans. My children wouldn't know what any of those were. :o)) Love all the Easter inspiration, just gorgeous!

  6. This post is a keeper! Love the cute pics of your girls. …and the centerpieces are fab. Cute cabbage idea! Happy Easter.
    I am spending it in France.

  7. Happy Easter to you and yours! Katie, the table decorations are amazing and then came the food!! Thanks, always, for the lovely ideas (that I could never recreate)!! Blessings, my friend!!

  8. Oh, my goodness! Both pictures of your girls are just the cutest! Is your sista working on an Easter book? I hope so! I loved the Thanksgiving book!

    1. Thanks Debbi. I will pass on your kind words to my Sista.

  9. Hi Katie!
    I could never get bored reading anything you write! LOL! You are so funny and because I also have two adult daughters....I get everything you are saying!!! LOL! I wish a beautiful Easter to you and your lovely family! :)

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Linda. Have a wonderful Easter.

  10. Beautiful holiday traditions and these are gorgeous inspirations! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Great stories - and gorgeous inspiration! I want it ALL! Happy Easter to you and your family!

  12. Your stories are adorable! I remember the year we were living with my memere in her little 1 bedroom apartment (for some reason??) and my mom and step-father hid 2 cabbage patch dolls for me and my sister. Our gifts were hidden and I can still picture the room that I found ours in; luckily they were both redheaded so it didn't matter which one of us found which doll.

  13. I love all the floral centerpieces.
    My kids lived in their Little Tykes log cabin in the backyard. My husband placed it on the stone patio to avoid killing any grass - he was all about the grass.
    One neighborhood mom held an Easter Egg Hunt every year - with colored hardboiled eggs hidden in the their yard. Accidentally coming across a rotted hardboiled egg a few months later was never ever fun...
    Happy Easter!

  14. I wish I had the brunch recipes last week. After hosting the family, I will be using the cocktail recipes this week. Annie G.

  15. I am finally catching up on your the Easter cake escapade. FYI... I was also a Girl Scout...I was all about the badges, but I have to admit I never even knew there was a pocketbook looks like it was leather...what a fashionista you were...go Girl Scout!

    1. It's me Beemie...can't seem to get my account to be worries.


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