Happy Easter Prep Week, Islanders!
That's right! I just made an entire week of prepping for one of the greatest times of the year :)
Here on the island, I've got a lot to do :) As usual, I have created a whole bunch of tasks to be completed before the holiday and I'm working to get them all done... I know most people don't go all the way out but I really love Easter. As a Christian, this is a major holiday for us so I enjoy spreading love and cheer to our friends and family.
I love giving gifts for birthdays and Christmas but I always feel pressure... like, if it's not a GREAT gift, it'll just get lost in the sauce. If I take time to buy or make something, I hope recipients enjoy it.
For Easter, we've given thoughtful gifts to friends and family for years.
|Bubbles for Munchface's class 2012|
|Bubble necklaces for Munchface's church friends 2012|
|Treats for co-workers, friends and family 2011|
|Chazzy's basket from us 2012|
|Hubbs' basket (Munch decorated) 2012|
The post about personalized Easter baskets (originally published in 2012 here) was well received and even resulted in a few readers providing pictures of their baskets they put together for little ones.
|Reader basket - thanks for sending J.Lo!|
This year, I'm focusing on our babies, Olivia (aka - DatMyHoney) and Lea, for Easter baskets. I ordered some personalized little gifts for our favorite little people and I'm so excited to share the contents.
Lea is getting a tiny plush basket with a soft Target baby doll:
She'll also receive these cute personalized bottle/cup wraps:
They stretch to prevent tiny hands from removing them, the shipping was really fast and 3 of them for $7.95?! It's perfect for labeling her big girl sippy and snack cups at daycare, right?!
DatMyHoney will get a purple and green version of this big girl eating set:
We also got her a no-spill bubble bucket that's perfect for her tiny hands:
I need to find the perfect basket to hold her goodies and a few more things to fill it out (sidewalk chalk? Cheerios? her first art set?). Munch wants to help select DatMyHoney's small gifts so I have to wait until her schedule permits, lol. Too much, I know.
Munch will also get her BFF, Jada, a small gift, she's mailing cards and friendship bracelets to Chazity, cousin Kelly and cousin Jayla, we'll also make some sweets for the fam and a few dishes for the family dinner. O and even Hubbs has a basket coming... I bought a few socks to include his Nike arch and calf support socks that were WAY over-priced and some treats for him (he's a big kid!! I feed into it since I've been making him a basket since we started dating).
There's more Spring and Easter cuteness to come so be sure to come back tomorrow!
Like what, you ask? I am using this wreath as inspiration for our Spring wreath:
Isn't she lovely?! I'll be sure to share the details with you guys as soon as it's done.