easter moodboard

With Easter coming up at the end of this week I pulled together a pastel-inspired, table setting moodboard for the people over at HGTV. Personally, I love decorating at this time of year. Spring flowers, hands down, have to be some of the prettiest. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, muscari and all those beautiful flowering branches get me every time. Then of course there are all the fun crafts you can do with dyed easter eggs, mini bird's nests and other spring related activities. For all the details on this moodboard swing by HGTV and have a peep!

By the way, if you're looking for an easy yet beautiful craft to do with your children I suggest heading over to Rachel Riordan's blog The Stay Lucky. She recently did a great step by step post on how to make monogrammed, speckled Easter eggs for your kid's Easter basket.

The end result is nothing less than spectacular.

In fact, it was so good that this month's Today's Parent magazine has an entire spread featuring Rachel, her decorating prowess and her adorable twins.

Image credits:
1 - The Marion House Book
2-3 - Anya Chibis for Today's Parent

thrill of the hunt

Easter weekend is here! Four glorious days to finally pack winter away (goodbye boots, heavy coats, and winter mittens) and bring in spring (hello open windows, sunglasses, and bare skin). I have a long list of things I'm hoping to accomplish including replanting the urn outside our front door, raking and cleaning up the garden, and tackling those kitchen lights.

Harry is still a bit young for an Easter egg hunt but I thought we could go hunting nonetheless. Instead of eggs, I'm hoping to hit up some of the local antiques stores searching for beautiful little things to add to my collections. I'll be looking for white ceramics, wooden objects, antique glass and anything else that catches my fancy. I love a good hunt!

What are your plans this weekend?

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