Thursday, 24 March 2016

Easter Preparations....








Hello everyone...

Hope you are well...

Where does the time go?

Getting ready for the family to come for Turkey dinner tomorrow...Good Friday...

We like to do it this day...and then have the rest of the weekend to do whatever we want!!! Not just me...but the kids as well...

I have everything under control, despite the ice storm we got overnite and today...

Some people have lost their power...but we are good...made a quick run to the store, for a few odds and ends...

Have a few appetizers prepared...need to bake a pie of some sort tomorrow...will check my freezer for berries!!

Miss V and I baked some cookies yesterday...for now, I am cheating, by buying the Pilsbury ones, that are already cut...when she is a bit older, we will graduate to a cookie recipe...but not just yet....she enjoys placing them on the cookie sheet...and adding sprinkles! I have a cupboard full of sprinkles, as I have been buying them for every occasion!! I'm thinking I should perhaps put them in the freezer to keep them fresher...good idea???

Not too much decorating...rather lazy this year...and the weather is not inspiring me...at all!!

For my table...I found these cute wee terra cotta pots with Muscari bulbs in them!! Aren't they just the darn cutest things??? And...I can plant them in the garden, when they are done! I love things that work double duties!!

No cutlery or napkins when I took this earlier in the week...

I went with one of my Moms hot pink tablecloths...and a white runner...

Napkins are pink and green...ironed...but not on the table yet!!

Well....they are now...but not then!! hahaha!!

You know what I mean!!

 


Yesterday...after baking the cookies...Miss V and I decided to do some kooky crafting!!

First...we photocopied our hands together...in Papa's office...then...we added sparkles...googly eyes...pompoms...jewels...{treasures are what Miss V calls them}...and a few stickers...pretty snappy,eh? hahaha! It was fun!! I put it on the fridge...with some magnets...
 
Now...for a sneak peek at the Easter Basket I Crocheted Miss V...and a sweet wee Bunny tucked inside!!  I have more stuff to go in...but I wanted to show you this much!!! Pretty cute eh??


We are heading to the cottage on Saturday...so I won't see you for a few days...I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend....with the people that you love....and eat,drink and be merry!!


Cheers!  :o)

 linda ♥️


55 comments:

  1. You look well organized for some Easter fun. This year we are doing things very different. I have always been the one to have the dinner but ...well...the mouse-house is too tiny so we are going to my sister's home for Easter Sunday and Monday we get together with the grandittles. My youngest, Allie, is in Cuba so this is a very odd Easter for us. I love all the colour in your dining-room...so cheery. Very pretty Easter table, indeed. And the basket is adorable. Have a wonderful time with your family, Linda. Hope the bunny is good to you. Hugs, Deb

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    1. I am sure you will have a great time....
      And just think....no clean up! Hahaha!
      Happy Easter Deb...

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  2. That crocheted bunny is just TOO cute! Happy Easter and have a wonderful long weekend!

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  3. Hope you have a very happy Easter with your family and a great time at the cottage too! Your basket and bunny are very cute, as are the cookies and of course the cutest of all is Miss V!! xx

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    1. She is!♥️
      Happy Easter Amy!

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  4. That Easter Basket is soooooo adorable . . . and the bunny too . . .
    What a talent you are . . .
    Happy Friday, turkey, family dinner . . .
    And Happy Easter weekend . . .
    I bet the weather has been a tremendous adjustment for you . . .
    From sun to frosty isn't much fun!
    The good news, the sun and warmth should be right around the corner!

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    1. I made the darn basket waaaay too big!
      Bunny took me 4ever! I was gonna make 2 or 3.... Got 1 done!
      Weather is very disappointing....for sure!
      Have a wonderful weekend Lynne!

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  5. Lovely photos ! Oh it looks and sounds like you both had a wonderful time and your decor and crafts are lovely . Now freezing rain or snow for us here it has just been a lot of rain and thunderstorms . At least the weekend is to be sunny and warmer . Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for sharing .

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    1. We sure did have fun Elaine!
      Happy Easter to you!

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  6. Absolute cuteness! Love Miss V. , the cookies, crafty stuff, your decor, etc., etc. Enjoy your family for Easter dinner tomorrow and have fun at the cottage. Will follow you from our travels to the sunny south. Hopefully, it'll be the sunny south! :)

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    1. Hester....thanks so much!
      Have a great trip....coffee in April? Hahaha!

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    2. Thanks, Linda. Yes, yes, coffee for sure! :)

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  7. What beautiful preparations, Linda. You are so well organised . .
    I have the chocolate eggs . . . lol
    Have a wonderful Easter with your lovely family . . . :)

    Peter sends Miss V a little x

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      I am, aren't I? Hahaha!
      Will pass on the "X" to miss V...
      Have a great weekend....

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  8. All is so cute..I Pinned ahat you have to make for Miss V:)
    I had the L and O this aft w/ their mom and they colored gel sticks and left some in my windows..LOVEEEE..
    I adore the basket..♥
    Happy Easter!!

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    1. Oh Monique...isn't this miserable weather? Now...pouring rain!
      What am I supposed to make next? I followed you on Pinterest....but you have so many pins!
      What board? Help!
      Have a wonderful egg hunt!

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    2. I am a PInner that's for sure:) The blogs I follow..and everything else I love..
      I will follow you:)It's true Good Friday weather!
      Miss V is totally creative..I have some stuck to my window too..Oli and Lu came over for a bit to see J..
      What else do you want to make? Oh I know Hen pie!!!

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    3. Oh you meant in stitching..going to email you it..if I find it;)

      Have FUN today!

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    4. Had a great dinner...Miss V was totally spoiled!
      Great weather at the cottage!

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  9. What wonderful preparations! We are planning a Sunday afternoon dinner. Bethany missed the palm Sunday/birthday gathering as Jakie was sick. She's looking forward to some family time. Joe has to work at the grocery store for the second Sunday in a row.

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    1. Hi Martha...
      Have a wonderful Easter.....♥️

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  10. Miss V has changed even in the month you were gone - such a pretty young lady.
    The rabbit in blue is ever so stately. What good posture he has!
    Such colourful oreparations. You decorate so well with beauty and a dash of fun. The eyeball hands are great.
    I love, love, love the bunny and basket. Wish I had one just like it. Awww.
    Wishing you and yours a delightful Easter, dear Linda! Big hugs. xoxo

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    1. T hanks Suzanne....hope you had a great weekend....

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  11. WOW Linda, your house looks so festive and bright!!! Lovely crafty things you and Miss V have congered up. LOVE, love, love the hands! Priceless!!!

    That Easter basket is so darn adorable. I will have to print it and show it to Marion. She will "copy" it I'm sure, lol...

    Have a wonderful Easter, Linda...

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  12. Beautiful table...love what you did! And that crochet bunny...aw. Adorable! I got the last of my shopping done today and planned the menu and my baking day tomorrow. I do agree that with the early calendar date and the weather, it doesn't feel like Easter at all! We're having ham on Sunday. Baking a carrot cake for the first time. Why I have never done that is a mystery to me! haha. Thought Ree Drummond's recipe would be a sure bet.
    Enjoy your Good Friday dinner...and the weekend at the cabin! Hope the weather cooperates for you!

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    1. You too Betsy! Weather at the cottage was fabulous!

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  13. Everything is just beautiful. I adore you big bunny holding the carrot, and the large vase of flowers.
    How adorable Miss V making her bunny cookies. How cute, I hadn't seen those from Pillsbury. Your table decor is so festive. Yumm, a Turkey Dinner. We do a Easter Picnic after church so all the kids can run and play and find Easter Eggs. The older grandchilden and adults just hang out and EAT.

    Hope your whole weekend is marvelous.

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    1. I am sure you had a lovely Easter Wanda! Take care.....

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  14. So sweet - Miss V is precious! Love your centerpieces and pretty table settings. The crocheted basket and bunny are adorable :) We had our dinner last weekend, so we are going to pay our respects to my parents at the cemetery after church, and then go for a lovely spring drive. Wishing you a lovely Easter weekend. xx Karen

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    1. Hope your weather was good....nice and sunny all weekend!

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  15. A wonderful post, a glimpse of your family Easter prep. The table setting is gorgeous, the flowers and the pink sparkle eggs. And a great crotchet project with the pretty basket and bunny. Miss V will love them so much. You have inspired me to make some bunny cookies for my father. I like to take a sweet treat for him when we visit. Happy Easter Linda!!

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  16. Lovely tablescape, Linda! I love the pink/green colour combo on that little basket. That ice storm was nice, wasn't it?? We lost power, but not for too long. Have a nice weekend with family, and then at the cottage. Maybe the sun will poke out at some point! -Jenn

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    1. Tons of sunshine here Jenn!
      Hope you had some too!

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  17. the Pillsbury cookies are such a great idea for little hands,, Miss Vee is getting soooo big!!
    I really like the pink table cloth and its even more special because it was your mums,
    everything looks so spring like in your home now if the weather would co operate,, Happy Easter to you,

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  18. happy easter dearest bean!
    she's looking SO grown up now!
    love your crochet.
    AND the hot pink runner! LOVE that color! XOXO♥

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  19. Everything is so cute! Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Linda. We were fortunate that the ice storm didn't really get us either. So happy about that!

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  20. How sweet is that basket and bunny! I would have loved that as a child. And making cookies is the best.

    Have a wonderful Easter!

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  21. It all looks lovely,Linda...a very Happy Easter to you and your family...xxx

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  22. I was at a client's yesterday that had grape hyacinths all over her front lawn with a gazillion daffodil. I commented on them and she had planted them 45 years ago when she was a young mom. She can no longer tend her garden but the grape hyacinths and daffodil still greet her every spring.

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    1. Just lovely!
      Happy Easter Barbara!

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  23. HI LInda. You've had a busy week prepping for your Easter dinner. Love all the photos and your table looks so pretty and springy. We have ice here but the sun is shining. Have a great time at the cottage and I hope your Easter weekend is spectacular!

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    1. It was spectacular! Hope yours was too!

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  24. The crocheted basket and bunny are to die for! Love, love, love! Your table looks fabulous, as always! Hope your dinner went well and everyone had a wonderful time! Happy Easter!

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    1. Hi Devon!
      Everything went well.....cottage was fabulous!
      Hope you and Mark had a great weekend!

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