Happy Easter

easter 3via littleg.tumblr.com

Happy Easter to all my friends and family.  I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful spring weather and have a great weekend filled with egg hunts and family gatherings.  Thursday the kids finish up school and Cole has taken off for the kids spring break, we hope to do a little island exploring.

This blog post I wanted share a few of my favorite decorating ideas for Easter.  Most are fun, simple projects you can enjoy with the kids without breaking the bank.  Just click on the pictures for the source and step-by-step instructions.

easter 7via www.diyncrafts.com  This would make a beautiful table centerpiece for the Easter.  The perfect project for the kids to enjoy.

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via www.marthastewart.com This is a nice way to display your colorful Easter candy and would also make a lovely gift for someone special.

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via www.designmom.com  These adorable Easter egg ornaments are a perfect keepsake, just get the kids to sign the back and then add the date.  This simple recipe and instructions were found on design mom.com,  check out her site for more creative ideas.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water

easter 9via www.craftysisters-nc.blogspot  Another colorful centerpiece idea made with jellybeans hot glued to branches, it’s easy and affordable.

easter 4via www.meandmyinsanity.com Vanilla cupcakes with marshmallow bunny ears and a jelly bean nose.

easter 5via www.grannieskitchen.blogspot  Another cute Easter cupcake idea with mini marshmallows.

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 via www.pinterest.com Chocolate covered Peep pops, these are so cute and fun for the kiddos to help make.

easter 10via www.bettycrocker.com  More Easter treats that the kids will adore.

easter 11via  www.eighteen25.blogspot  These rice krispy treats dipped in chocolate are sure to please both the big and little kids at your Easter party!

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via www.everythingfab.com  The blooming tree branches with the Easter egg ornaments are a beautiful touch to this amazing tablescape.

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via www.ciaonewportbeach.blogspot Nothing says spring like this table arrangement of daffodils.

easter 14via www.elizabethandcovintage.com  By now you can see I’m really into the blooming tree branches, the bigger the better.

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via www.everythingfab.com This green and white tablescape has a clean, fresh look for this Easter.

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via www.shereadstruth.com

As always, remember the true meaning behind the season, take time to give thanks and spread the good news.


Nago Cherry Blossom Festival

Hello friends, hope you all are having a wonderful week. I must say it feels like spring here, and with all the flowers blooming it definitely looks it, too!

This blog post is about a little road trip we took last weekend to the northern part of the island that is known for its lovely cherry tree-lined road that takes you up Mt.Nago. The 53rd Nago Cherry Blossom Festival is from January 31st to February 1st, but the trees have already started to bloom.  The cherry trees require cold temperatures to come into bloom, the pink blanket created by the trees moves slowly south from the northern mountains in one or two weeks.  It is believed that the blooms represent the end of winter and the beginning of spring.  It was a great day out with the kiddos, and I look forward to visiting again next year.

IMG_4434They had food vendors along the way selling traditional dishes and a few American favorites for the kiddos.


imageYummy french fries and hot dogs!

imageThis was soup or soba with pigs feet and what appears to be an esophagus, I’m glad Cole chose the other bowl, I don’t think I could watch him eat that.


On the way to the top of Mt. Nago there was a rest area with a shrine and locals selling oranges.






imageThe Festival at Mt.Nago this weekend is expected to attract 200,000 visitors, with parades, street dances, and stage entertainment.  It’s worth the drive this weekend if you haven’t already checked it out.

IMG_4453A little Japanese translation for fun.

Cherry Blossoms – Sakura

Cherry Blossom Viewing – Hanami

Mountain Cherry Tree – Yamazakura

IMG_4455I hope you have enjoyed this blog post, and thank you for your support.  My little blog is starting to grow little by little, and I couldn’t do it without your subscriptions.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


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