I hosted Easter Dinner this year for my family. It’s the first time in years that all my siblings have been together for Easter! It’s amazing how you can go so long without seeing them and yet just pick up right where you left off. Good natured teasing included! My entire color palette inspiration came from a plate set my mom just gave me. It’s this bright and happy pattern with blue, yellow and sage green all anchored by a cream background. I really had the majority of things already from my house but all spread out through my house. Bringing them together was tied nicely by the bright yellow flowers I bought to later plant in the flowerbeds out front!
My husband and I are usually at odds when it comes to dessert. I always want chocolate, inserted into my vein if I could, and he hates the taste of it. While he prefers custards and pies I have a terrible time with that kind of texture. We firmly agree on this Lemon Cake though! It’s so moist and not too sweet or tart. It’s perfect and having it be the easiest recipe in the world is an added bonus. This is what I’ll be making to finish off my Easter Dinner I’m hosting.
I wanted to create a whimsical centerpiece for Spring and one that Brielle could help out with. I grabbed one of the wooden boxes Scott had made for me, lined it with plastic wrap and had Brielle start shoveling dirt in. She was a HUGE fan of that 😉 I purchased the carrots online here and stuck them in the dirt!
It’s been ages since I’ve dyed Easter Eggs and I might as well be honest. I have NO artistic talent. My 2.5 yr old can probably draw a better stick figure than I can so I’m not one of those people that can draw these beautiful designs on Easter Eggs. So, since I didn’t want people cooing over Brielle’s fine art work only to be embarrassed later when they find out those scribbles were done by me I cheated my way to pretty eggs. 😉 First up I grabbed a small bag and filled it halfway with rice. Dropped some blue food coloring in the bag and placed the egg in with it. Then you just shake it all and out comes the prettiest speckled egg!