Yo Homie Happy Easter

easter plant homie

Just when I thought I was done crafting and recipe making for Easter I decide to slide one last thing in the mix. Yes, this does say yo homie happy Easter and I think it’s a super fun hostess gift, right? Easter brings together the family and a gift for the hostess entertaining all the guests is a must! Make sure to create (or purchase) a gift for the lovely person running the show this holiday. If you’re Easter gathering hostess appreciates epic gifts this yo, homie, happy Easter DIY plant is one for the win.

This is a super simple and fun DIY so don’t stress over it. Grab a terra cotta pot, spray paint, paint of your liking with brushes and fresh flowers. Continue reading

Easter Pom Pom Garland

Easter Pom Garland

Easter is almost here! Do you have big family gathering plans? We usually have some sort of a family gathering but this year the husband and I will be at a concert… totally different than our traditional plans but it should be fun!

It’s not too late for one more simple Easter inspired craft. This one is a simple craft that doubles as decor, decor that can stick around all Spring! Sorta perfect, right? Instead of keeping my pom pom garland plain I added bows because bows and bow ties are cool. I’m totally going to switch up the colors on this pom pom garland for other holidays.

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Simple Southern Easter Brunch with Ore-Ida

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Brunch Display

Nothing says Easter like a cozy family brunch, right? I heart brunch, it might be my most favorite meal. Living in Florida I consider us southerner’s and a good ol’ brunch with a casserole, mason jars and biscuits is just the way we like it. I can recall visits ‘up north’ and people be shocked by southern foods especially casseroles and grits…. two things I can’t eat enough of.

To get you prepped for holiday entertaining I’m sharing a yummy recipe and tips on how to create a simple southern Easter brunch!

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5 Creative DIY Easter Projects

5 Creative DIY Easter Projects

Burlap Bunnies / Funky Say What!?! Eggs / Mason Jar Treats / Bunny & Flower Wreath / Color Block Eggs

Easter is a cheerful time filled with soft colors (my fave), gatherings and creative projects galore! Simple is great, simple and creative is better. I’ve rounded up 5 creative DIY Easter Projects for you to give a try this year! Do you get into the Easter ‘season’? Tried any Easter themed DIY projects yet? I would love to hear and see your project ideas, leave a comment or send me an email with your creative creations. I’ve been working hard on newbies for Shop Melissa Creates which has cut into my craft and recipe time.

Later this week I’ll be sharing an Easter themed brunch display and have one more Easter themed DIY project in the works, possibly two with fingers crossed one isn’t a craft fail. Wink.

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Cherry Lemon Skinny Girl Cocktail Recipe

cherry lemon cocktail recipe

Happy Monday! This weekend was long and exciting and busy and beautiful. I kicked off the weekend by attending a Parkinson’s awareness walk, met my husband to get his new tattoo (happy Birthday to him!) got loads of work done, enjoyed the gorgeous weather and finished up the Harry Potter series for the hundredth time.  I also enjoyed a fancy sip, well, sorta fancy. How was your weekend?

I had another one of those stand in the kitchen and stare moments and boom, a cherry lemon skinny girl cocktail recipe was created. You’re welcome. Enjoy the recipe below and have a wonderful week!

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Jumbo Easter Egg Yard and Party Decor

jumbo egg yard and party decor

One simply can not walk by a set of jumbo Easter eggs and not purchase them.

These super fun jumbo Easter eggs can be used 102 different way and I plan on giving a few idea a try. Before I paint them or do something wild to them I decided a simple outdoor display was the first way to showcase these guys. My family always hosts an Easter shindig and I would be thrilled to drive up to my family’s house and see these welcoming me to the party! From simple yard decor to Easter party decor these jumbo eggs rock. Who’s game for some fun yard decorating this Easter?

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