April 15, 2014

Our eggs-traordinary reveal (like you'd expect anything less)!

Several years ago, we made a couple of minion Easter eggs based on the Despicable Me movie.

 This picture was from 2011.
This year the girls have fallen in love with the movie Frozen and so we decided to make the snowman Olaf out of two of our non-dyed eggs.  

Out came my glue gun, marker, yarn, googly eyes and pipe cleaners.

 Isn't he rather cute?

Of course, we also made a few dyed eggs.    I don't know who has more fun decorating eggs (me or the girls)!

Another familiar Easter tradition is the return of Mr. Easter Bunny to the front porch.
Mr. Easter Bunny is sporting a new pink bow this year and I added some Christmas lights and plastic eggs to the window box.  I have a few more things to share later this week.  Until then, Easter hugs from our house to your own!!

PS.  We woke up to fresh snow this morning. 

I'm sure no one is surprised, but I had to document it on the blog.  
Today is only a high of 36 but we are expected to see 50s later this week. 

April 13, 2014

Mail call and the Easter Bunny plays with glue guns!

I have to thank two of my favorite blogging friends who recently sent me packages. 
 Linda from Lutaandco sent me a box filled with dolls just waiting for makeovers.

I haven't had time to play with all of them, but one of them is now ready for a future patriotic celebration at the Plantation dollhouse.
She also sent me several handmade Easter ornaments.

I just added some fresh white glitter and a few new embellishments.
She also included a few  pumpkins that will be perfect on my Halloween tree.  Thank you, Linda.

Lynne from Irish Garden House sent me two special vintage sugared eggs.
I worked hard to capture the interior with my camera. Here's a peek at one of the insides.
Thank you, Lynne.  Aren't blogging friends are so generous?  Thank you, ladies! 

Saturday morning, the Easter Bunny went on a quick trip to Five Below and purchased a couple of $1 wind up toys.

Did you know that the Easter Bunny plays with glue guns?

For those of you observing Lent, Happy Palm Sunday! The Easter decorating countdown continues at our house!  PS.  The Easter rabbit blow mold light will be making an appearance soon. 

April 10, 2014

A-tisket a-tasket, a few of my Easter baskets

My Easter baskets are all around the house.
 The needle felted eggs were a Target purchase a few years ago. 
The German paper eggs and Polish wooden painted eggs are still favorites.

A small collection of beaded safety-pin baskets sit on my sunroom shelf.

Have a hippity hoppity weekend!


April 9, 2014

Our backyard Emerald city!

When Chris and Josie took apart the backyard ice skating rink over the weekend, he dragged all the ice to the edges of the yard so that grass could start recovering from 4+ months of skating. 

With a bit of creativity, lots of back labor and some green and white Christmas lights, the ice rink has been transformed into our own emerald city.

You have to admit it looks pretty magical at night.

Don't expect the yellow brick road to appear anytime soon though.  Our backyard is more like the black lagoon with all those months of snow and ice.

April 7, 2014

A 25 cent box of happiness, a winner and a Easter Parade!

I spent twenty-five cents at a recent estate sale.  
Meant to be used as Christmas ornaments, I thought with a little makeover, I could turn one of them into a Easter rabbit...maybe something Magpie Ethel might even approve of!
Emma was busy celebrating her best friend's birthday and Josie was being camera shy after swim lessons this evening, so tonight's winner of my Kim K. Easter give-away is Donna from (Donna's Lavender Nest). Congratulations, Donna.
Send me your postal address and I'll get your goodies in the mail right away.  For everyone else, I love giving away my creations as much as I enjoy making, them so you can plan on additional Kim K. give-away opportunities in the future.  
I thought you'd like to see the Easter parade happening in certain parts of the house right now.
Vintage dessert picks all cozy together in a nutcup basket.
A few Gurley candles file into place for their spot in the parade.
Momma duck pulls along her baby chick to get a better view.
Pom pom and needled felted creations by Viv's Whimsy also line up.
The rabbit pin cushion is a favorite parade entry from Elizabeth's  Dime Store Chic.
The rabbit on a the tricycle is glad to be participating in this year's parade. He was an estate sale rescue last summer.
Aren't they a rather colorful bunch of entries in this year's parade? This isn't even everything. I told you that my holiday tubs have been multiplying like rabbits!