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A very hoppy Easter weekend indeed!

Just a few photos from our Easter weekend;)Processed with VSCOcam with a4 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with a4 preset phone5Processed with VSCOcam with a8 presetYou guys, it’s Spring! It happened! So we’re currently enjoying: outdoor playdates, birds chirping, afternoon cuddles, fresh air drifting in our windows, city walks to the park and the start of picnic season…yay.easter3 Processed with VSCOcam with a4 preset easter5There are a few things parenting books out there don’t tell you: one of them being how fun and exciting it is to revisit childhood memories and start new traditions with your little ones. This year I put together a little bag of Easter goodies for Summer; her first tea set (which kinda reminded me of our sweet Easter last year), a new book, bunny ears and of course a little chocolate, which we helped with! Phil and I have been thinking up some holiday traditions we would like to do for our family and its been kinda fun to put them into action…easter24 easter7 easter22 easter9 easter12easter10 easter13Saturday started with a Daddy-daughter date as per usual but ended up with a walk to the Lincoln Park zoo and conservatory and Summer’s first carousel ride! The day ended at home with our Easter loot and Netflix. It was kind of lovely. phone7easter23 easter15 easter16We got up early Sunday morning before dawn, put a few extra layers on Summer as she slept, and made it to the beach for 6.30, where 300 others from church had already gathered to sing praises to the One who made the greatest sacrifice and gave the greatest gift.

‘But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus…And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, “The Lord has risen indeed…” Luke 24:1-3: 34easter17 easter20…the rest of the weekend was spent with new friends, Easter brunching and a little egg hunt for the kids. It was pretty cute and Summer had a blast! Easter. You were awesome.

 

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Handmade Holiday

christmasdecorationschristmasdecorations2 christmasdecorations4 christmasdecorations6. So this year I’ve decided to try and make some of our Christmas gifts…hopefully making it a Christmas to remember and giving family and friends something a little more personal and meaningful! I guess we’re feeling extra thankful for being home this year.

I started with some salt-dough Christmas tree decorations, you seriously can’t go wrong with these, super easy and pretty inexpensive too, if you’re interested the instructions are below:)

Salt-dough recipe

1 cup of salt
1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup of water

step one: mix the salt and flour together. Gradually add the water to a consistency like play dough (add more flour if too sticky and more water if too stiff).

step two: knead really well for about 5 minutes.

step three: roll out salt dough on a floured or nonstick surface. Use cookie cutters or cut out any shape you like. I kept it simple with hearts and stars and a few of Summer’s little hand-prints and footprints too.

step four: use a straw to make a hole if you wish to hang your decorations. I also used a personalized cookie stamp kit from StompStamps to write a few messages. Remember to slot them in reverse (I always tested it out first!).

step five: cook in a low heated oven for about 2-3 hours.

step six: You can paint away…l went for a white gloss and after spraying a few coats left to dry for 24 hours.

Summer and I enjoyed getting festive, drinking some coffee (or milk!) and crafting away but I’m sure this would be a good one for older kids or you Stranny Grannies out there ;)

enjoy Rx

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