Easter is in a few days, guys! How is it already literally almost APRIL!! Time flies!
Any-who, I am in Keswick, Virginia this week with Kenzo + Vík visiting my parents. I’ve been here since Monday and so far the trip has been super relaxing.
I’ve had time to take multiple walks with Vík, visit my fave coffee shop in Charlottesville (Snowing in Space), and spent ample time with my Mom & Dad. I am so happy to be able to spend this time with them before busy wedding season takes off.
On Friday my siblings, nieces, cousins, and some Aunts & Uncles will be coming to my parents house to celebrate Easter for the weekend.
But, my fondest memory of Easter time takes me back to when I was a kiddo still living in Arnold, Maryland. My mom had yellow daffodils and tulips planted in our front yard. When they would bloom she would paint whiskers and a nose on my and my sister’s faces’ and we would sit with our arms tucked in and pose like rabbits. The pictures are equally adorable as they are hilarious. I’ve posted one below of this amazing memory. I remember being so excited to sit like a rabbit and to have face paint on! I am the Blondie on the right and my sister Kate is on the left.
I am so excited to decorate eggs. I remember as as kid, the ultimate goal was to see who had the prettiest stained hands afterwards. I am also looking forward to our Easter baskets + the egg hunt we will have with my little nieces.
Growing up, our Easter baskets were always plentiful! The night before we would be in charge of putting the layers of colored fluff to coat the bottom and by morning they would be filled with Reeses PB Eggs, Jelly Beans, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Almond Joys, and a Chocolate Rabbit.
As a kiddo, sugar is sugar and refined or not, I loved it. But, as an adult I’ve become a tad picker with my sweets. Here’s several ways to amp up your Easter basket game this year with candy options that are a little fancier. Some of these options are organic, gluten free, and/or preservative free.
Have a Happy Easter!!
Godiva Chocolate Bunny | Lindt Chocolate Truffles | Sugarfina I Love Ewe Candy Cubes – These cutest gummies I’ve ever seen, but frankly everything on their website is clever and cute | William Sonoma Chocolate Covered Pastel Medici Almonds | Sugarfina 24K Gold Swizzle Stick | William Sonoma Cacao Speckled Egg Truffles | Soft & Chewy Sea Salt Caramels – Non-GMO, Soy & HFCS- Free, and Gluten Free | Justin’s Assorted Chocolate PB Cups – Organic, no preservatives or additives, and Gluten Free
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