It's A Holiday Weekend...And A Winner!

March 29, 2018


Easter Egg Centerpiece

It's a holiday weekend and I couldn't be more excited! Yes, I know there are a lot of reasons to celebrate, but truth be told, what has me super excited is the fact that the kids are off from school and Lent is ending and I will be able to eat cake again!!

During February and March there were a bunch of parties around here and I had to pass on all the treats. I even ate cornbread on my own birthday instead of cake. It's actually a pretty funny story...me, blushing, as my family serenaded me with Happy Birthday and then blowing out {A LOT OF} candles stuck into cornbread muffins. Mmm. Yummy.

50th Birthday Cornbread Cupcakes

Ridiculous.

So while everyone else is planning their Easter and Passover appetizers and main courses, I am planning dessert!! 

Can you tell I'm excited? 

Of course, it won't all be about the cake, we do have a few other plans that don't revolve around food for the holiday weekend. 

I saw this crafty post, from my friend Susan at Homeroad, and we're going to color eggs using her neat process

I'm not generally a fan of coloring eggs. Big mess. Mixing and vinegar. I tried decorating eggs with napkins and decoupage once. Yeah...big mistake. Susan's method looks more my speed. 

How To Decoupage Easter Eggs With Napkins

I'm sure I will tell the tale of the Easter Bunny and Pokemon again at the table. You know, in between cake courses. It was a major mom fail moment, but the kid still has the toys, many, many years later. So I'm thinking it was totally worth the effort. And the embarrassment.
Easter Bunny Stories | When The Easter Bunny Brought Pokemon

And we will be hitting the beach, which isn't really a big deal since we live here, but after this snow soaked winter, a day with my toes in the sand is just what the doctor ordered! We've been catching the sunset lately, like this one from my Instagram, but I've always wanted to go to one of those sunrise beachfront Easter masses. 

Sleep seems to get in the way. I'm thinking this could be the year. 


I wish you all a wonderful holiday weekend, no matter what holiday you are celebrating and how you are celebrating it. 

If you care to share, I'd love to hear what you'll be up to. 

Like I said, the kids are off from school. 

I'm only planned until Monday. 

I could use a little inspiration!

Hippity, Hoppity!!

Oh, before you go, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for the many lovely messages, comments and emails about my birthday, my blog anniversary and my giveaway. So sweet! 

I'd also like to send a giant congratulations to Cathy Sweeney! You are my anniversary winner. 


Thanks to everyone who entered and keep your eyes open for another giveaway coming soon. I love giving stuff away!

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36 comments:

  1. Kim- Those eggs turned out cute but WHAT a mess with half-boiled eggs. LOL Next year try wrapping them in vegetable skins...they are amazing but I only did them once years ago.

    Looks like you have a busy time going on--don't we all? LOL Love the beach shot and though I am seldom on IG I did see the post there, too.

    Happy Easter to you and your sweet family- xo Diana

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    1. Eggs and I just don’t get along…unless they’re scrambled, but the kids still love to color them so I do it. Typical mom, I suppose. I hope you have wonderful Easter, too! Enjoy all those grands! xoxo

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  2. We’ll have the family here, at least some of them and family friends are coming too! The grand girls will be here, and we’ll do an egg hunt.

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    1. Oh, I miss the egg hunts! Enjoy!

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  3. I've decided you need your own reality show. seriously! or rather unseriously.
    "I could've just opened it up and you could've picked them out."
    I could have hit him myself! and still can't figure out how a gorgeous Sicilian girl has a tooth that just 'falls out!' must have been a perfect faux tooth? LOL! loved the comeback when in your mind you were telling Mr 20 how you really 'wanted to.' you know. in your mind!
    and the underwear! I'm telling you. YOU NEED YOUR OWN SHOW! you can rake in the dough. and then retire on any sunny beach you like. of course we would miss the posts. but then we'd see it in person! LOL much love to you Sicily Girl! until blonde Virna Lisi (Google's telling me I've spelled that wrong)... I didn't know there were blonde Italians! but the spirit is the same! beautiful! XO
    oh. btw. I happen to LOVE Johnny Cake! (what we call sweet cornbread in the South/Southwest!)

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    1. Tammy, those two days were completely embarrassing and I told no one about them for years. I used to dodge the tree guy whenever I saw him in the pizza place (which was like every other day) and I combed Youtube looking for Kmart underwear footage. Then one day at a cocktail party, my husband referenced one of them and the laughter ensued. I realized that it was much better to laugh with others than to hide by yourself. I am glad they made you smile! 😀

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  4. Well here is to enjoying your cake Kim. We have our Easter next week so this coming week we will be revving up the preparations. Making biscuits and sweet breads and of course dyeing those eggs. It somehow feels different here but I hope to make new traditions how that we are here. Happy Easter my friend and enjoy the time with the family.

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    1. Happy Easter, Mary! Ah yes, my mother was Albanian Orthodox and it is the same day as the Greek holiday. We always had two Easter dinners, but the bunny and egg hunt only happened once. We never thought that was fair!! Enjoy!

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  5. Happy Cake Eating . . .
    It will taste soooooo good after a 40 day fast!

    Liked your remembering Easter AND Passover . . .
    They are closely aligned in the calendar this year . . .

    (Don’t forget to wipe the frosting off . . . Tee Hee)

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    1. I know, Lynne!! Cake! I cannot wait!! I have already gathered my supplies...including the frosting! ☺️Happy, Happy to you, too!

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  6. Happy Birthday and welcome to the 50's!!! I love the 50's. I will be leaving them and entering the 60's next month. Wishing you a great decade of lots of new adventures and fun. Enjoy your cake! Happy Easter enjoy the weekend.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! It was a fun birthday. Now I can’t wait for the cake!! Happy Easter! xo

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  7. Sounds like you have a great weekend planned, my friend!! We are celebrating Saturday at Mom and Dad's since people have to travel on Sunday....my daughter is coming home, my sister is coming from Boston, my other sister from Rockland Co. and we're all planning a big dinner....WITH cake!! Happy Easter, friend!!

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    1. Sounds like you had a fabulous holiday planned! Family and food…awesome. And I bet the cake was stellar!! xo

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  8. I had to smile at your cornbread birthday muffins! So cute! Hope you get to enjoy lots of cake this weekend. :) My mom and stepdad are coming over and I'm making key lime bars. From a box. ;) Yummy and easy. xoxo

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    1. Wow, key lime bars sound amazing...and I am a big fan of the box! I made a crumb cake this weekend and I used the box for part of it. Delish!! xo

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  9. Hi Kim, oh i hope you had a nice time celebrating your birthday! Wishing you a nice weekend and a Happy Easter.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks Julie! I hope you had a lovely Easter, too. And I hope the snow is really behind us now, although, I just don't know with this crazy spring!! xo

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  10. Happy Easter, Kim. I am so glad that you can have your cake now and eat it too! Those eggs are so pretty..xxoJudy

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    1. Oh Judy, I had cake and then some!! I made a homemade blueberry pie and a crumb cake…and a vegan chocolate cake. I ate them and then I ate them again and again. I really missed cake! Hope your holiday was lovely. xo

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  11. Dear Kim ... Easter Blessings From Our Home To Yours. Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. Thank you, Teri. Same to you...all year long!! Hugs!

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  12. Happy Easter to you and your family, Kim!
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Melanie! Hope you had a great day, too. xoxox

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  13. Happy Easter Kim,
    My famous Easter Cake is the talk around here "What will Mom come up with this year" LOL :-)
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. Thanks Carla! I actually baked this year, can you believe it? I winged it with a bunny blueberry pie. Fun! xo

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  14. Seriously cute..and I'm now convinced I stood behind you when "craftyness" was handed out..Or you were selfish and just took it all! LOL

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    1. You are too nice!! And I've seen your posts, you've got plenty of craftiness up your sleeve!

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  15. oh your eggs look so pretty ! :) I have always just traditionally dyed them but found a post on FB that I sent to the DiL where someone tossed them in containers with colored rice

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    1. Thanks Deb! We end up doing the traditional dye no matter how hard I fight it. They have fun, I guess that's the point right?

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  16. LOL me again! :) I commented prior to going to your links and one was the white rice one ! :)

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    1. That's so funny! It's a great method. We actually went away so we didn't end up doing the rice eggs, but next year for sure!

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  17. Love those pretty Easter eggs. Hope you had a great holiday with your family.

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  18. I'm so late to the party Kim! I'm so sorry! Happy 50th birthday! What fun eating cornbread muffins, I love it! And your Easter eggs turned out so pretty... it is a lot of work to decorate the eggs! Going to the beach sounds like a wonderful plan, and that sunset picture you took is gorgeous! What a delightful thing to be able to do after a long winter! It is raining here today, and I'm playing catchup with blogging... way overdue! Hugs to you sweet friend :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Marilyn!! It was a fun birthday and I finally got my cake on Easter. 😊

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