Traditions and Revisions (Late last night post)

Ever since I could remember we had perogies, sausage, and horseradish and beet sauce for Easter.  My family always would go to Gene’s Deli for these Polish treats, so today I hopped along with the hubs, gma & gpa and my sweet baby, Evan:

DSC_0769My mom (gma) swore it would be packed and that we should brace ourselves, but we had missed the crowd and had a great time just looking at all ethnic eats:

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We left with our fair share of goodies and ate like pigs when we got home ;-) -

There was a bit of playing & cuddling (of course):

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And a super crazy tradition of coloring eggs.  I cannot remember a year when I didn’t color Easter eggs, it is like carving a pumpkin for Halloween  you just HAVE to do it or it doesn’t feel like a holiday.  Some years we get more creative than others, this year was a take it easy year and we did it with gg (great grandma Betty):

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As far as revisions… I would have loved a night with wine and movies and cuddle time.  Instead all I see is nyquil and bed.

Good night and Happy Easter Eve.



Saturday Starts

Continuing with my “S” theme (well, it is just a coincidence, actually) – Saturday hast started off productive:

A quick Easter project:

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:D – Evan’s first Easter basket <3  A little bit of Ribbon goes a long way!

We also are doing the normal Saturday clean up, Hector’s working on the fish tank (a monthly project):



A project he doesn’t like to do but we gotta take care of those little guys!  :)

I’m enjoying my new playlist, blogging, thinking of new recipes for Evan (Spinach, peas and pear tonight), and picking out today’s outfit for running around.  It is going to be such a beautiful day here in Chicago so I’m definitely pulling out and dusting off the Bob and wearing some bright new lulu gear.  I’m still coughing quiet a bit so I’m praying fresh air will help.

We will also be doing a family tradition, Easter egg coloring and I will be taking a bagillion pictures of Evan in various “Easter” outfits.  He is going to be so happy about it :D

We went to Tj’s last night and I finally picked up some fresh flowers, nothing more homey then lighting a sweet smelling candle and looking at freshly cut flowers (that lived through the night without water! lol):



Keeping things happy and healthy over here and wishing you a productive Saturday! <3

DIY – Burlap Tree

Tis the season – We start decorating for the holidays right around Thanksgiving and my mom couldn’t resist putting up her tree so Evan could see it:

He is a huge fan of lights so he loved the colors.  This is the first year my mom has had a colored tree since I was little.  My sister is less than thrilled by Evan adores it.  I’m sure it reminds him of Baby Einstein a major favorite these days.

Evan got to wear his Patagonia hoodie today, as with all hoodies he was not the biggest fan but he sure did look cute:

You can always tell when Hector takes photographs because we always are bleached out ;-)  I think we look like vamps (Did anyone see Breaking Dawn?  We haven’t yet – Maybe on Turkey Day).

We hung out with some wonderful friends, did a bit of shopping and used some creative juices to create a festive burlap tree!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A tomato plant cadge
  • Christmas Lights
  • Burlap
  • Sewing pins or a hot glue gun
  • A bow or some ribbon
  • Optional:  An awesome interested golden retriever named Gandalf

Total cost for us? $0.00 Burlap was re-used from my Baby Shower – we always have extra Christmas lights and my dad is a tomato farmer ;-)

All you need to do is string the lights in and around the cone:

Cover in burlap – we pinned with sewing pins:

And add a bow on top – I created my own from some leftover ribbon from last year and just like that:

We will just cut off the excess burlap for a more polished look.  Evan loves it:

he is so excited he is moving to fast for the camera.

Happy Holiday Decorating!