As a child, Easter meant the Easter bunny’s visit, eating candy, and dying Easter eggs. I can remember how special it was to wake up and find bunny footprints (made with baby powder or flour, my parents are genius!) leading to an overflowing Easter basket. I can also remember the excitement (and frustration) of trying to find hidden, colorful plastic eggs while wearing a darling dress that coordinated with my brother’s dress shirt or bow tie.
To me now, Easter signifies renewal, hope, faith, family… and the consumption of some sweet treats, of course. Even though the meaning has shifted a bit, Easter is a time to reflect on what matters to you and spend time with people close to you.
I wanted to share some of my favorite things from this past week when I was able to prep for Easter and enjoy the holiday with my family. To celebrate, I dyed Easter eggs, baked a lot of goodies, and attended church services – all while spending time with my loved ones.
My favorite thing about the beginning of Spring, is seeing everything seem to come alive again. The colorful flowers are back in nature and in flower markets! We received these Easter tulips and hyacinth as gifts and I can hardly wait to plant them in a few weeks!
I had a lot of fun baking and decorating our Easter desserts! They included almond cupcakes topped with whipped white frosting with a bright peep on top and soft sugar cookies decorated with pastel M+Ms… Delicious, festive and easy to make!
Regardless of your religion or how you choose to celebrate,
I am wishing you a season of renewal, hope, lightness, and faith!