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hippity hoppity, happy easter day!

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fuzzy sweater / leggings / bunny slippers / elias’ bunny jumpsuit

We woke up to Easter baskets this morning! How about you?

Elias got some super fun Easter themed goodies – window clings, stickers, bunny jumpers, Play-Doh, bubbles, bath paints, a mini Connect-4 and a pint sized Nerf gun. I really tried to focus more on things for him to do and play with than candy – not that we’re anti sugar (I mean, have you seen my meal plans?) – because he literally gets more enjoyment out of fun little toys and activities than he does sweets. Our Easter baskets are a bit of a different story. Haha.

I never tackle holiday breakfasts because we have SO much to do and so many places to go. (I’ve touched on the marathon we run every holiday of every year, but in case you need a refresher…we would typically be at my in laws’ for lunch at 12pm, at my grandfathers’ for second lunch at 2pm and at my grannys’ for dinner at 5:30pm.) But this year, my wish has finally come true! Albeit, not in the best of ways but I’ll take it just the same. Hello, carrot cake pancakes! ❀

We have a busy day of egg hunting, eating to indulge in and lots of relaxing to enjoy so I’ll make it short!

HAPPY EASTER, GUYS! πŸ™‚

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flecked sweater

IMG_20200406_112148475_BURST000_COVER (1)sweater similar here, here or here / Levi’s 711 skinny jeans in little secret

So it’s really hard to see, but my sweater has these cute little flecks of pastel color all over it. As soon as I saw it my mind went straight to Easter. I actually found this LOFT sweater at my local Goodwill for $3.79! It is one of my favorite sweaters and most definitely one of my favorite Goodwill purchases to date.

Since we’re all staying home for Easter this year, this outfit would be totally appropriate for a casual dinner at home. Although we’re taking casual to the max for our Easter dinner (hello, bunny slippers!), I figured I’d share it for those of you who still want to get gussied up a bit more. πŸ™‚

Although my sweater is no longer for sale (you may luck out and find one on Poshmark), I was able to find three very similar sweaters currently for sale and one that I will definitely be purchasing to hold onto for when this one bites the dust.

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my easter menu

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So…Easter is in a week. What?

I don’t officially host Easter but I do serve an Easter dinner at home. It may not be ON Easter, but let’s face it, even if I could manage to make it to four different meals, it would be far from enjoyable. So I usually do our Easter dinner a few days after Easter or the following weekend.

This year, however, things are different. We’re not going anywhere and I WILL be serving our one Easter dinner on Easter. Just we three. There’s something oddly charming about not having to run our typical gauntlet. Or maybe I’m already reeling on a sugar high from all the Reese’s eggs. πŸ˜‰

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april meal plan

This months’ meal plan was all based around minimizing grocery store trips and really utilizing what I already had on hand. I have not been to a grocery store in over a week and I have to say that the situation we are in now is really teaching me some valuable lessons, even ones that I can apply to my normal monthly shopping routine.

I have been prioritizing produce that keeps for weeks (apples, sweet potatoes, carrots – to name a few), buying our soda packs 12 and 16 at a time (bad habit, I know) and even taking this opportunity to try out some new products like shelf stable almond milk to stretch our grocery store trips as far in between as possible. I have even made the difficult for me -but actually super convenient- switch to buying a lot of our staples online, opting for delivery or pickup.

At this point, I have made the decision to go ahead and plan to prepare our Easter meal at home. It seems that this one holiday, we’ll be grounded and not having to run our typical food marathon. Can’t say that I’m super thrilled about missing the holiday with our families, but I am looking forward to having a super chill Easter. I have actually left out our Easter menu on the meal plan, so look forward to a separate post on that coming very soon! πŸ™‚

I technically only meal plan for a family breakfast on Sundays – the rest of the week is leftovers or other regular breakfast food (ie: bagels, cereal, pop tarts, etc.) We do weekly meal prep for lunches on Sundays – enough for five weekday lunches for two adults. Recipes marked with an asterik are recipes that I have made before and my family has deemed delicious! πŸ™‚
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Spring Bucket List

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Every season, I have a mental list of things I want to do or traditions I want to carry on. Although those lists are much longer in the fall and winter (hello, Christmas!), I always make one.

This year, I’m working really hard to find my groove and one of the things I have ALWAYS done to help me do this is writing things down. Although I am not the only stay at home mom I know that keeps a highly detailed planner, I’m pretty sure I’m an oddity. (Stay at home moms out there, please prove me wrong!) I keep track of everyone’s appointments, vacations, events, shopping lists, reminders, to do lists – I would literally explode if it ever went missing. But it’s what works for me and that’s all that really matters.

Without further ado, here is my spring bucket list! And yes, they’re all social distancing safe. πŸ™‚

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