Under The Weather


Parents can be genius sometimes, and this dad was sick of sitting out in the cold. His goal was to be warm, dry and comfortable while providing a light weight, portable, wind resistant, water resistant option. It is up to 30 degrees warmer inside than the temperature outside and it provides SPF 50 sun protection.  These run about $80, which is a lot, but if you are facing a future of sports mornings in cold and rain you might think that was a great value.




Pretty Table Designs


Easter is right around the corner, and I have found some lovely inspiration for my table.


This one is from House of Turquoise. 


 On Sutton Place has great instructions to make this nesting bunny.


I love tulips. The combination of tulips and Easter eggs are so cute.  These are from Your Home-Based Mom.


This natural cloche with a beautiful cross expresses the true reason for Easter, which is not bunnies and chocolate. It is from Dining Delight.



This simple arrangement uses Peeps and flowers. That looks easy enough for even a flower novice. This idea is from Bellalimento. 


Julia Usher designed this beautiful bowl of bunnies and daffodils. So beautiful.


If you have a trifle dish, you can put together this nice display from Midwest Living.



Blue is one of my favorite colors, and Jenny Steffens from Everyday Occasions incorporates all my favorites: pastel blues, brown eggs,  and daffodils.


Not everyone likes bunnies. This place setting from Better Homes and Gardens uses birds and gingham.



Easter Desserts


Yum, yum and yum. Check out these cute desserts.

These look great! They are chocolate-covered candy eggs. The recipe is here.



Check out these Egg-cellent Sugar Cookies. You can find the recipe here. They have a touch of lemon in them, so I am sure they are delicious.



If you like pineapple and coconut, check out this bunny cake. It is so cute. I can’t stand it! The recipe is here.



These look easy and yummy. The original blog has disappeared, but here is the recipe for the cake mix cookies. Pick a yellow or lemon cake mix and put two cookie balls near each other so they will attach. Then decorate according to the picture.



These Bird’s Nest cookies are so cute. They look like a little more effort, but well worth it.


Crispy Easter Eggs are one treat the kids love to make. You can pick your colors and your treats to go inside the eggs. The recipe is here.



These cupcakes from Martha Stewart are top-notch. The recipe is here. 



Chocolate Nests are one of my favorites.  Melted chocolate and chow mein noodles are delicious. The recipe is found here.Chocolate-Nests-lg