Finding the Lovely…Easter Edition

“The power in finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” – Louisa May Alcott

During this uncertain time as we all adjust to a new normal, virtual school, and upended routines, I find myself looking through the lens of my little lovelies to appreciate the simple joys and beauty in the everyday. It has been so helpful for us to establish a new routine while at the same time slowing down and leaving room for play and fun. Here are some of the ways that we are getting “egg-cited” for Easter that might work for your family too:

1. Going on a neighborhood bunny hunt

We are so fortunate to live in a neighborhood with kind neighbors who understand the importance of creating magic for our little ones. Word was spread to showcase a bunny in your window, and neighbors responded in a big way. Now when we take our daily strolls and bike rides, we keep our eyes peeled and have fun counting bunnies along the way.

2. Picnics in our Easter best

The beautiful spring weather has encouraged us to get outside at mealtime too. Lunch and dinner alfresco also mean easier cleanup. And just because we have to stay home we can still dress up. This adorable, matching bunny dress and shirt set by Magnolia Baby is available from Ella Claire and Co. and Easter is 25% off with free shipping, my skirt is from James Ascher, and my top is from Willow Park Boutique.

3. Dying eggs and decorating the house

We know one person who will be hopping by next weekend, and that’s Easter Bunny! To make things look nice and inviting we dyed Easter eggs this week. A fitting activity since Eloise is studying the letter E.

Seasonal decorating is so much fun especially when you’re spending lots of time at home. Ready Festive helped me get Easter ready sending a box of cute decorative items. Use code: EmilyRF10 for a 10% discount. We are also loving the bunny banner from Little Happies.

4. Reading bunny books and decorating spring cookies

We’ve enjoyed gathering all of our favorite bunny books for story time. See my previous post for links to these titles.

Local cookie decorating extraordinaire, Jenny Priester, of Sugar Columbia, put together decorating boxes for pickup, which made for a tasty afternoon treat.

5. Sending Easter cheer

Who doesn’t love receiving mail? We’ve been sending notes and cards to friends and neighbors (check out these free downloads from Katie Corley Art) and even participated in Cricket Newman’s sweet Share a Smile decorating flower cups that bouquets were displayed in and sent to area nursing homes.

If you’re in need of additional Easter inspiration, here are some basket goodie suggestions for every bunny! Shop my LIKEtoKnow.

Hoppy weekend!

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