I came across this quote the other day and it really reminded me to find joy in the small details of life! Sooo true!
"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony."
-- William Henry Channing (1810-1884)
-- William Henry Channing (1810-1884)
With that said...Easter is almost here! And that means PEEPS, warm weather, the Masters, jelly beans, Easter eggs hunts, sweet tea, dandelions, lightning bugs and mason jars, flip flops, coconut scented sunscreen, popsicles, humming birds, picnic baskets, seer-sucker and cotton, honey bees, and being able to play golf all the way up until 8:00 at night! Even more importantly, it means I am in the clear to now wear my beloved white linen pants without the crazy fashion know-it-alls giving me the stare down! haha! But MOST importantly, Easter is the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! He has risen!!
I have such wonderful memories of Easter Sunday growing up! Our mother always made sure the Easter bunny came to visit us and left us three BEAUTIFUL Easter baskets! Last week, during one of my daily trips to Michaels, I was inspired with visions of "yellow" as I watched a lady unload bulk boxes of PEEPS and just the day before I had seen a yellow parasol at Hobby Lobby! And so...here it is, a Perfectly PEEPS Easter.
As you know, I LOVE ribbon! An inspirational color palette of yellow and white brightens up everything around you... sunshine, happiness, and energy!
PEEPS....New life is hatching!
This was honestly the first time I have ever purchased brown eggs. I was a little nervous, but come to find out, they are the exact same thing! haha. Supposedly, white eggs are hatched from white feathered hens, and brown eggs are hatched from red feather hens. The only reason brown eggs tend to be more expensive than white, is that the red hen eats more and therefore, costs more to raise! Very interesting! haha
Thank you Michelle Curl, of Curl Photography, for helping to take such wonderful photos!
Take home candy favors really add a personal touch! You can even make personalized stickers by printing a message on sticker paper.
Lemon candy sticks are always a must! The best part is....you can buy them at Cracker Barrel for 10 cents each! And they usually have every color!
Justin thinks I am obsessed! While at the bank yesterday, my eyes spotted a basket full of suckers! When nobody was looking, I managed to grab all the yellow ones (and then made Justin grab some too!)... then felt bad and confided in "Kurt" our friendly banker who likes to talk golf (he also made the St. Patrick's Day post) Kurt told me to take ALL the yellows, but I told him I'd probably be taking ALL the red ones when July 4th rolls around, so I'll wait!
We LOVE cupcakes! I used Betty Crocker's Lemon Buttermilk Cake and Lemon Frosting recipe that I found online. I added a couple drops of yellow food coloring to the frosting to make it extra yellow!!!
Perfectly PEEPS Easter wouldn't be complete with the perfectly matching accessory!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! Enjoy every last detail!
Here's a funny end note that I had to share! I sent an email to a couple of close friends that the PEEPS photos were up on the blog. Here is one of the responses I got; guess its something I might have to try? haha
I LOVE Peeps. But this is how I like them....buy them and cut open the package. Let them air out until they become very stale. Then eat them. You have to bite into them...then pull and they "snap"! Call me crazy...you won't be the first.