Under The Weather

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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.

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Pretty Table Designs

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

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This one is from House of Turquoise. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Easter Desserts

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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