I know, just when you thought for sure the Easter posts were over, right? ;) Well, not just yet!
Our Easter festivities actually began on Saturday when we spent the afternoon with friends at their home, dying eggs in the backyard, having an egg hunt for the kids, and meeting NINE new baby chicks. It's crazy to think that ours were this small just last Spring!
While the papas helped the kids with some traditional egg dying, there was a new method that I had just heard about and was eager to try.
It turns out, if you wrap an egg in a piece of printed silk (I picked up a tie at the thrift store) with the print side against the egg, then overwrap with a piece of plain white sheet material, and boil/simmer the wrapped eggs in a mixture of water and vinegar, the pattern on the silk will transfer onto the egg! So easy and they turn out looking super cool. I followed the instructions found here.
We got up bright and early Sunday morning to head across the street to my sister-in-law’s house for Easter breakfast with a big group of neighbors and family. They’ve got a very fancy espresso machine and know how to use it (my sister-in-law used to own and run a small coffee shop), so homemade lattes at their house are the real deal!
Clover was given and amaranth seed planted in a dyed egg shell. I thought this was such a fun idea and once it sprouts, it can be planted right into the ground egg and all. I loved the little bunny egg cups made from egg cartons too.
Looking out the kitchen window into their backyard, where the big egg hunt was soon to take place.
Heather, and just went the easy route with jeans and rainboots instead. As for the dress from Heather, it ended up being completely perfect for celebrating May Day, so you’ll be seeing it soon :)
At least I fancied things up a little bit with some lovely (all recently gifted) pieces: the gorgeous blouse was sent by Amber along with the moccasins that I purchased from her shop, the necklace (a Flaming Hag Folkwear original) was a gift from Nicole, and my sister-in-law Zoe had thrifted me this lovely shrug thingy with embroidered birds on it just a few days before.
With the blouse being pretty much sleeveless, the shrug made for a perfect little cover-up until the sun came out.
Mmmm, pretty cake. There was quite a spread to be enjoyed and even a guy in a chef’s hat cooking up made-to-order omelettes with fresh eggs straight from the coop! Clover took note of his hat and asked me why there was a baker at the party. I’m pretty sure she had these guys in mind when she asked ;)
Little girls in flight on the “birdie swing” hanging from the oak tree mama and papa were married under.
Next stop, my mom's house...
Where there was yet MORE egg dying, fun with MORE of Clover’s cousins, and you guessed it, ANOTHER egg hunt!
By this time, I was getting a little lazy with the picture taking, but I did snap one of this ridiculously cute framed photo that my sister Val took of her two youngest daughters, Riley and Alana.
Speaking of pretty hip mamas, we then stopped by Lucas’ mom’s house and had dinner with her and her husband at our favorite Mexican spot down the street. By this time I was done with picture taking, but of course I couldn't resist a shot of Clover hangin’ with Buddha out in grandma’s front yard on Easter, I guess she didn't want him to feel left out ;)
...and that, in an eggshell my friends, was our crazy busy Easter :)