The Great Easter Basket Hunt

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Peter Cottontail
Here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hopping’ down the bunny trail,
Hippity, hoppity,
Easter’s on its way.

Did Peter Cottontail / the Easter Bunny come to your house this year? I saw so many families and tweets and status updates today as families gathered and celebrated the day. Many times I saw references to a hunt for eggs!

Easter came with a bit of a hunt for us too this year. As a surprise to Alex I decided to add a new twist to our traditional Easter Basket exchange by waking him with a fun little note!

“Well Hello Alex, I hopped through early this morning and since you were still sleeping I hid your basket and left you clues in these eggs. Good Luck!”

Easter Basket Hunt

(Camouflage eggs were just the ticket for a hidden egg Easter basket hunt!)

Easter Egg Hunt

The clues continued and were hidden from his sock drawer to our toasting goblets from the wedding and even managed to find themselves out ON TOP of his Jeep. Some were a tad harder to find, perhaps I should have stuck the clue to the one in the coffee grinds a bit closer to the beginning.

Searching for Easter Eggs

After many moments in thought and few moments of just pure laughter Alex was finally able to find and open his Easter Basket. From chocolate rabbits to jelly beans the basket was decorated and filled, plus it even included a toy!

(I mean, really, doesn’t ever great egg seeker deserve a toy to reward all that hard work?)

Finding the Easter Basket, Opening the Easter Basket

Only kicker…um Peter Cottontail forgot to leave some batteries. So for now, Alex’s toy is our latest table decor.

Did you get an Easter basket? What was in it?

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Hoping for a Furry Friend to Visit

Hello my internet friends please excuse the flailing arms and disjointed moves for a moment while I break into HAPPY DANCE!

Why? Well because it’s Friday of course! I personally can’t wait for this weekend because it’s a weekend of traditions in our household.

  1. We’re going to continue ripping our fence out. Or rather Alex is and I’ll be inside (in the A/C, which is another reason for rejoicing this weekend. At least for me.) making him sweet tea.
  2. I’m hoping a certain furry animal in a white suit comes hopping past our house with a special treat for the hubby. Not that I know anything about that at all.
  3. Easter Sunday dinner!

The third one is the item I’m looking forward to the most because Alex and I rarely sit down at the table and eat together. We eat dinner together dang near every night, but at our own dining room table? Nope hardly ever. (Which is sad when you consider we have a dining room AND kitchen table.) However, this year we’ll be sitting down and enjoy ham and salad and sweet potatoes. Plus I’ll get to use the highly appropriate napkin holders when I set our table!

What about you? What are you doing for the weekend?

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My Husband’s Logic

Alex and I have been together now for a little over three years. We’ve been married a year and half of those three years and living together for 2 and half of those three years. (Yes we moved fast. But not compared to my parents!)

So in all that time I’ve learned some of my husband’s “quirks” if you like, such as his desire to always stir butter. And cream cheese. And yogurt. And pretty much any slightly soft food item the minute after WE FIRST OPEN IT.

Or his incessant need to straighten things on shelves. From books to pictures, and even little figurines things have to be aligned just so for him to be content. (Yet his laundry ends up in a  pile beside our bed. Every time.)

So you would think in ALL of this time that our conversation last night would have been completely unnecessary, but sometimes I have to look at him and go “Really?” It’s almost like I’m an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, but not the musical because that would be a tad odd.

On the phone:

Me:  “Do you want me to meet you at Home Depot or should we go pick up the trailer together?”

Alex: “Why do I need a trailer? I’ll just put the boards in my Jeep.”

Me: “But they are twelve feet long? You’re Jeep is only five feet long?”

Alex: “And?”


Then later at the store after we manage to find ten feet long posts that we now needed to fix our porch(along with the fasteners, the new mailbox, and the sink parts that I was NOT expecting to buy) we head out to the Jeeps. Where Alex loads the boards into his Jeep. And then they immediately proceed to over-balance and tip out.

Me: “So how are you going to secure these so you don’t cause a traffic accident?”

Alex: “With this!”

And with that he pulls out STRING! Really?!

Securing items in a Jeep

I should know better, I married the man after all. I know that sometimes his logic and my logic go in opposite directions. I also know that he considers directions, asking for help, and oh I don’t know….CALLING A PRO to be heresy. What I didn’t realize was how far he was willing to take this. So I left him in the parking lot with his string and boards while I headed home. I didn’t want to be behind him while he drove home.

If you were, I apologize now.

Do you ever have those “REALLY?” moments throughout your day?

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Sharing the Frosting

Alex and Kahlua

Free Fun Sunday

What would you do if you had next to no money for “fun” and couldn’t stand the walls of your house much longer? Alex and I had no idea that we would find a person that shared an interest like we have, but dang we lucked out!

Antiquing is such a fun way to spend an afternoon. Alex and I love to do this at least once or twice a month if we can. The kicker is we rarely spend any money.(Yes, our entire dining room came from antiquing…we’re not ALWAYS good.) Sunday was the perfect day and we ended up driving to three different stores just exploring.

The coolest part of our trip was the last store where we hit a treasure trove. Country Living magazine recently published articles on what is southern. Well one of the things they talked about are Frogs.

Tennessee Aquarium

No not the frogs you can find at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Glass FLOWER frogs. There were so many I was practically salivating. I wasn’t able to bring any home, but I am going to save my pennies and go back to get some. I will use them for their actual purpose and then for the Country Living idea of a make-up brush holder. How nifty is that? (And country too!)

Alex, he found Sleigh Bells. Yup, Christmas, Santa, Reindeer….bells. He has great memories of both his mother and grandmother keeping bells on the front door (and isn’t that the best idea ever?!?) so that they always knew when someone was walking in. Alex has been very particular in what he wants so to find these was superb for both of us!

Lastly, we both found the one item we only wish we could bring home and use every day. An old gas pump. Price? $1.05!


Don’t you just wish that was real?

What do you do for fun and FREE activities in this lovely economy?