We are having a pretty low key Easter weekend. My sis and her family are coming to visit along with my mom and step-dad. We plan on dying eggs, hunting eggs, baking and swimming. Yes, we are hoping to heat our pool for the first time! We'll see how this goes. It's supposed to be warm and the weather has been beautiful, so we're crossing our fingers. The guys are also going to go tak in a college baseball game on Saturday, which I heard my nephew is pretty pumped about. At first, I thought he was just really excited about coming to visit me.....but it appears that he's 12, and I'm old news now. :( Big heart breaking news for me! But moving on...
I threw up some decorations last night in a last minute attempt to add some Easter cheer to our home. Here's what I wrote on our new chalkboard.
*quote and design source unknown*
I saved a picture and drew this from looking at the picture, but it was not my creation.
I went ahead and set the table although we're keeping our meals pretty simple. We're going to have BBQ on Saturday, but I am going to try to at least make Easter breakfast a bit fancier. So we're stepping it up and using real plates...with our paper napkins! hah I figured I would keep it easy with the kiddos around, and I also thought I didn't want knives laying around with the little one running around, so I just put out the forks for now.
For the centerpiece, I used plastic eggs to fill around the inside of my Hurricane Vase, and then I used another glass to hold the tulips together inside. I was inspired by Cassie's adorable centerpieces and tablescapes at Hi Sugarplum!. I also have some peeps and wooden skewers on hand to add to the flowers if my nieces want to help!
I was inspired and made these "namecards" to put at each place setting. I think I saw this on pinterest maybe? It was really cheap and simple.
Of course we have to add a little candy to the mix. I tied some ribbon with eggs around my glass jar and candle holders to add some color.
As for the mantle, it hasn't changed much. I still have the mirror there until we get a new tv to mount, so for now I'm trying to cover the cable box and outlet. I added more eggs, a framed prinout and a banner from Target.
HAPPY EASTER to all of you!!
I'm off to go on a small girl's trip tonight. We are shopping in Canton, TX which is a big market/festival that is held once a month. I hope I find some good stuff for the house, which of course I'll let you know if I do. I'll be returning tomorrow night to start the Easter festivities.