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Monday Musings

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend and happy Easter! We had some old friends over and had a lovely dinner though for the life of me I don’t see why everyone is such a fan of spiral ham – it dries out so quick when cooking!

1.We finally had the yard mulched. I hate see mulch volcanos around the trees. You should never do it, the covered area will start rotting.

 

Also, you should which plants like to be mulched and which don’t. Peonies and Siberian irises don’t like it so I had to go and scrape the mulch off. Do put the rings up for support now for peonies because they will be large before you know it!

2.Icing sugar cookies – I suck at decorating cookies anyhow, I have zero hand-eye coordination but this tip from Martha Stewart was really handy. She said you basically take forever to outline and then flood the cookie which a child will eat in a second. She recommended thinning the royal icing and just dipping the cookie in it. It worked really well!

hwo to quickly ice lots of cookies

Iced sugar cookies for Easter

3.One of my daughter’s best friends no longer believes in Easter bunny or Santa. They are almost 10 so I guess this was bound to happen one day but I feel totally unprepared for that talk. I don’t want them to stop believing in any of that, I want them to still believe in magic! I just don’t know if it’ll be as special, the expectation and excitement. Totally crushes me. Has that happened in your household and how did you handle it?

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Olivia in 2013.

Easter table decorations!

My favorite part of any holiday is shopping for flowers and doing arrangements for the house. I usually get my flowers from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods but once in awhile I pop into a local flower store – it is heaven! The colors, the smells… it is so mesmerizing, I could stay for hours. It’s a visual and olfactory overload.

Orchid selection at the Compo Farm Florist in Westport

They had an amazing variety of lilies, different colors and heights, these 4′ purple ones came home with me.

lilies from compo farm florist

Purple lilies for Easter

Even the counter chairs got decorated but when Sailor, our pup, got all excited and assumed these were for him they had to come out.

easter decorations

Bunny tails for chairs

Our table will be in light greys and pinks but I love this blue table from Martha Stewart.

Inspiring Easter Table Centerpiece Ideas-06-1 Kindesign

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Whimsical dinner table by Driven by Decor.

Whatever you do make sure that the flowers aren’t blocking people when you sit down! And if there are no flowers, get a pretty bowl and put eggs on it or simply fill a crystal bowl with water and float some tea candles on it! Happy Easter everyone!!!