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Easter Sunday #ThrowbackThursday

With Easter just a few days away, it reminds me of all the Easter Egg hunts we used to have with the kids when they were younger. We kept them up until the kids were way into their teens since it was so much fun.

Hopefully we’ll soon have another generation who can participate!

This is a photo from one of those long ago Easter Egg hunts.
Easter Egg Hunt

#FreebieFriday #FoodieFriday #Recipe Help for the Weekend

Happy Friday! I’m getting ready for the Easter weekend and one of the things I normally do is bake some goodies for Easter Sunday. There are some traditions, like the Italian Easter Egg bread (see below). But I also like to mix in some new things. To help us all find some new things, here are some freebie recipe books you may want to try out!

Just Desserts by Kemberlee Shortland

9 Types of Copycat Girl Scout Cookies: Your Favorite Copycat Girl Scout Cookie Flavors by Prime Publishing

101 Quick & Easy Cupcake and Muffin Recipes by Victoria Steele

A Baker’s Guide to Chocolate: A Collection of Recipes and Useful Information by Dennis Weaver

Whoopie PiesJul 12, 2013 by Tyrel Ferris and Taleah Ferris

And for those who have some dietary restrictions:

Gluten Free: Desserts – 50 Delicious Gluten Free Recipes For Celiac, Paleo And Gluten Free Diets (Health Wealth…by Charity Wilson

eastereggbread

Stand by Me Muppet-Style

It’s been that kind of week for me. Lots of work and writing to do capped by my clumsy self tripping over some boxes of evidence and wrenching my knee. Ugh. But with the sun finally shining in the Northeast and Friday here with the promise of the weekend, cheer is almost here.

I thought I’d help it along with this hysterical Muppet spoof on Stand by Me! I hope you all have a fun weekend.

If you can’t see the video below, you can click here!

Fun Friday

With my little cherry tree in lovely full bloom in my backyard, I want to share with you this lovely little short of cherry blossoms opening. I hope you are all having a very nice holiday season! To all my Christian fans, I want to wish you a very Happy Easter! See you all on Monday! Don’t forget to drop by the Danger Women Writing blog for today’s blog and giveaway.

Tuesday Tips – Easter Egg Hunts

bunnyAs kids, my mom always held Easter Egg hunts for us. She would fill plastic Easter Eggs with candy, little toys and loose change, hide the eggs all over our yard in Levittown and then set us loose to find them. Sometimes we didn’t and months later, as we were weeding or planting a garden bed, we’d find one of those brightly colored eggs.

My sister and I have kept up this tradition with our kids and even though they are into their teens and early twenties, they still line up to find the eggs hidden in the yard. Of course, at this age the prizes include a bit more money than candy and toys, but it’s still a lot of fun to head out into the yard to hide the eggs and then watch the kids try to find them. Much like it happened when we were kids, months later my sister will find an Easter Egg that someone didn’t track down. We’ve even included the neighborhood kids on some years, some of whom had never done an Easter Egg hunt in their lives!

So if you want to try this tradition out, purchase the plastic easter eggs. They come in all different kinds of sizes and we usually mix up everything from the very small robin’s egg size to the larger nearly ostrich egg size. Candy and change are always good. Sometimes we make one the Super Egg and put in $5. Small toys are good, but make sure they are appropriate for the age of your kids.

Good sources for the candy, eggs and toys: Five Below, Target, Walmart and Oriental Trading (which is online). Actually, if you’re doing anything themed or need funky small gifts, Oriental Trading is a great place to find stuff. We use them all the time for our annual block party so that we have reasonably priced prizes for the assorted contests we have.

So, this Easter, take a moment to explore your inner bunny! Fill up those eggs, hide them out in the yard and watch your kids have a blast trying to find them!