Good Friday to Ya

Happy Good Friday, y’all!

I’m so excited about Easter this year.  It’s truly become my favorite holiday and time of year. I’m obsessed with bunnies and Peter Rabbit and the Velveteen Rabbit and all things Easter, in addition to loving the spirituality of the season, and I’m really excited to host my immediate family for Easter supper this year!  We’ll go to Wheat’s Aunt’s house for Sunday dinner after Church, then Sunday afternoon, my family will come up and we’ll color eggs and eat supper.  I’m so excited about Elah’s first real Easter!  And can’t wait for baby Kirbo to arrive so I can hit up after-Easter baby clothes sales for next year. ;)

DIY Gold Reusable Easter Eggs | Oysters & Pearls

Last year (or was it two years ago?) I DIY’d these sweet golden Easter eggs that I still use to decorate our table.  Click over here for the DIY Golden Egg details!

This year, I used hosting as an excuse to treat myself to some pretty new Easter bunny plates from World Market that I’m obsessed with – totally rational purchase… right?  I’ve already got the table set… thanks to these long-lasting flowers leftover from my baby shower!

Easter 2016 Table Setting - oysters and pearls

Easter 2016 Table Setting - oysters and pearls

Easter 2016 Table Setting - oysters and pearls

Easter 2016 Table Setting - oysters and pearls

Easter 2016 Table Setting - oysters and pearls

I even have our brand new high chair for Baby K ready for Elah to test out!  I LOVE our Svan Signet Complete high chair – my sister has the same one in white for Elah, and it’s been so great that I registered for the mahogany version.  We are so grateful to Wheat’s parents for getting it for us! I love its design, but especially that it’s not made in China, it’s all hard wood, and it’s great for babies ages six months to toddler. Thank you, Bruce and Nancy!

I got Elah a little Easter treat (a Jellycat bunny from Firefly in Thomasville), and she can borrow baby K’s new Peter Rabbit utensils from on of my besties, Jessica and her husband Kevin (and kids, Chason Wheat and Raleigh Anne).  Thank you, Jess!

I cannot wait to celebrate this holy holiday, but as excited as I am, I hope we all take time to remember why we celebrate.

he is risen - she reads truth - oysters and pearls

For those of you with kids that are old enough, I saw this recipe for Resurrection Rolls over on Dixie Delights this week – they’d make for a fantastic activity for kids – and they look pretty delicious, too!

The marshmallows, symbolizing Jesus, are anointed with oils (butter) and spices (cinnamon and sugar) and wrapped in cloth (crescent rolls) and placed in the tomb (oven).  When they rolled the stone away (10 minutes later at 400 degrees in a greased muffin tin per roll), He was not there for He has risen!  Aka the marshmallow is GONE!  Elah isn’t quite old enough for this one, but I’m saving this away for future Easters.  Until then, we’ll color eggs and hunt them… aka put them in very obvious places for Elah to find them.  I can’t wait!

Happy Easter weekend, friends!

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls

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