Happy Monday, everyone! I'm postponing my normal "Weekend Recap" post for a day because I have lots of important Easter related things to talk about because Easter is now less than two weeks away! TWO WEEKS!!!
I have always pined after the gorgeous Easter Baskets from Pottery Barn Kids. They're so sweet and festive, but when it comes time to bite the bullet and buy three of them I've never been able to pull the trigger. My kids are the ones at the egg hunt with Kroger bags :) hahaha
I found some cute ones at Home Goods this year, but I wasn't in love and now I can't find any reasonably priced ones... so this weekend I decided to take matters into my own hands. I started with three Amazon boxes (we HEART Amazon Prime at our house!) some tape, craft paper and a box full of that crinkley paper stuff that my latest Julep order came packed in.
I cut the sides of the boxes down (actually, I started the cut and then just ripped it)...
And then wrapped the box in craft paper...
I can't say enough great things about having a giant roll of brown craft paper at home. My mom bought this roll YEARS ago and it has done EVERYTHING! I've wrapped countless presents, used it for tons of craft projects and even "wall papered" the bathroom in our old house with it... and it still has TONS on it! You can click here for a roll that's 765 feet long and costs $35 with free shipping!!!
After the boxes were wrapped, I wrote the kids names on them and put on these cute little "press ons" I picked up at Hobby Lobby...
Next up I filled the boxes with the paper shreds from my Julep box (you can also pick it up at a craft store, but I had this on hand - so I made it work) and then I put all the kids fun Easter goodies in them :)
It's no secret that I'm a HUGE FAN of personalized plates. I have this weird fantasy that my kids will come home from college, make a sandwich and eat off their monster plate and reminisce about that one year we had a big birthday party for all three of them :) I know - I'm weird. If you need personalized plates of your own, these are from Lima Bean Kids and the quality is AMAZING!!!
My boys LOVE them some Skippyjon Jones and so I grabbed Skippyjon in Mummy Trouble and Skippyjon in the Dog House. If you've never read Skippyjon Jones before - I'd recommend starting with this one.... so cute!!!
I also picked up a Snackeez cup for each of the kids :) Shay has raved about them and my kids have mentioned them before so I thought we'd try them out! I'm oddly pumped about them. hahaha
Griffin's "basket" includes this sweet Jellycat Bunny (so soft!) who's sporting a clip from Sweet T (use code MOMFESSIONALS for 20% off through Wednesday!), her Snackeez cup and plate as well as the sweetest pjs ever I ordered from Crystal Faye, some sidewalk chalk, bubbles, a toothbrush, and Llama Llama Easter Egg.
The boys are similar, except instead of a bunny and pjs, they have a container full of army men and a minecraft keychain thing that they've been talking about (that I still haven't picked up from Target yet. hahaha).
I also picked up these confetti eggs that I forgot to put in their boxes, but I think they'll be so much fun!!!
We'll probably end up at the egg hunt with a random assortment of bags again this year, but at least our "boxes" look semi-cute AND I am waaaaaaaaaay ahead of the game! These are assembled, covered and in my linen closet ready to be pulled out on Easter morning. Typically, we do Easter baskets from Dave and I before church and then Dave heads in to work (yes.... when everyone likes to go out to eat (i.e. Easter, Mother's Day, etc.) he's working) and then the Easter Bunny hides eggs while we eat Easter dinner :)
And since we're talking about Easter church, let's talk about what we'll be wearing! I don't put a TON of emphasis on it - but I do like to get a family picture of us before we head to Church/work and I typically like for us to coordinate - because why not!!?!?!
This year I ordered this gorgeous dress by SweetHoney for Griffin. It's sold out, but I am so so so excited to get it in and try it on her! (PS - Narci took this GORGEOUS shot! How awesome is she?!?!?!)
This week I'm picking up these polos for the boys and am hoping I can find shorts similar to this chambray and khaki pair at our local GAP outlet.
I'm not sure what I'll wear to church, but this soft pink tunic top would look great with white linen pants and this white dress would be a staple piece all summer long.
The colors in this button down would be a PERFECT match for Dave!
We love a theme around here and Tessa from Sweet T sent G the CUTEST pair of bunny ears EVER!!! She thinks they're super funny and I think we'll see a lot of these over the next two weeks :)
(use code MOMFESSIONALS for 20% off through Wednesday!)
(use code MOMFESSIONALS for 20% off through Wednesday!)
Her super sweet shirt is from MoonPie Designs and I'm LOVING the madras!
Another festive piece I am pumped about is this striped bunny sweater...
It's bright and fun and unexpected...
and it's the PERFECT match with these neon pink Freshly Picked moccasins!
I've bragged about Freshly Picked several times before and my love for them is just as strong. GG wears them in and out of the house and the leather is top quality.
They stay on her feet even while she's climbing, sliding, running and being her normal, crazy self.
And SURPRISE!!! You can enter to win a pair JUST in time for Easter! Because how cute would they be stuck inside of an Easter basket!!! The drawing will end on Thursday night so I can announce the winner on Friday and don't forget to click HERE to enter to win a monogrammed burlap table runner and a set of Easter books!
PS - Big thank you to Freshly Picked, Lima Bean Kids, Moon Pie Design and Sweet T!!! Also, this post contains a few affiliate links - which means that if you click on a link and purchase an item I may receive a small commission.