April 2, 2013

Happy Day Easter

Here's some stuff from our Easter. Posting is going to short, quick, and to the point this week because I'm hyperventilating about getting Stuff Done before the kiddo's Spring Break. And by short and quick, I mean, it'll prolly be biz as usual here because I don't understand brevity and I'm compulsive, and I'd rather do anything other than organize my life in any meaningful fashion.

Also, what am I making for dinner this week? No idea. Other than today because it's Taco Tuesday, and we're having chicken fajitas.

The fairies were in league with the Easter Bunny. We found GLITTAH everywhere. The fairies left her a little box by her fairy door (see above), which I think the fairies must have found at the craft store, LAST YEAR, and then lost it. That's funny because I also saw one just like it at the craft store last year, and then I lost the box for an entire year. But happily, the fairies FOUND THE BOX. They put a candy in it, and then left her a rad card, which looks just like one I saw at Cost Plus. FAIRIES ARE SO AWESOME.

(i'll do a whole other post soon on our Fairy Door because the pictures I took a while back were terrible and I need to do another post about it.)

The Easter Bunny left some rainbow faux hair bobby pin thingys. THEY ARE ALSO AWESOME.

We had a lovely time having Easter lunch and an egg hunt at my ma-in-law's house. Julia's cousins were dressed up in fabulous Eastery bee-yoo-tee-us-ness. For a second there, I thought I was typing the word 'Beyonce'.

Which makes me think Beyonce should really be a part of everyone's Easter.

Andrew's mama had her Ukranian eggs on display. Now you see why I want to make some Ukranian eggs, yes? Can you believe how amazing these are?


So....I am left with a strange feeling. There are no holidays on tap for a good long while. Mother's Day isn't really a holiday. The 4th is not really...a decorating holiday. I'm very happy that the holiday train has slowed. I need some quiet so that I can gear up for a Midsummer Night's Eve party. Or just a post, because let's get real, I'm not really throwing a Midsummer party. There is no such thing as midsummer around here. There is only summer, which lasts about month, from mid-July to the end of August.

Also, I need a book. I have nothing to read. Nothing.  A bookcase with several books that I haven't read and I don't want to read any of them. I want something fun. Or dumb. Nothing strenous. I just read 'Your Voice Inside My Head' by Emma Forrest and now I'm obsessed with her and also it was a big mistake to read that during PMS time. I cried through the whole book. THE WHOLE BOOK. (people either love it or hate it by the way. i loved it.)
Update: I linked this post up with other Eastery posts over at Audrey Eclectic's Easter Parade blog party! Go see all the beauty...

24 comments:

  1. Those Easter eggs look fabulous indeed. I can't imagine the time it took to make them! Ah I know the feeling of "I have nothing to read" but yet I have a bookcase full of unread books. Terrible feeling. Time to go to the library!

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    1. She's been making and then storing them over the past 20 years I think! So beautiful :)

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  2. LOVE your pictures! Love the fairies and the Ukrainian eggs! Awesomeness!!! I read that book. I'm one of the few in the middle. I actually read her first book, Namedropper, when it first came out in the US. I'd only been at the bookstore a few months, and it had a blurb by Eve Ensler on it. It was fun. And don't forget, Midsummer is just a few days before International Fairy Day! See, you do have a party you can do just because!!!! I've told my kids and husband that all I want for Mother's Day is for everyone else to clean my house. Like, really clean. That would make it a properly awesome day for me. (If they do insist on getting me anything, I showed Big Sis the kind of stuff I like at World Market but won't buy because I don't really need it.)

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    1. Ah the cleaning. What a wonderful idea! Actually what I really need is for someone to reorganize my garage and closets and the only one who is ever going to do that around here is me. I really want new tea towels, so I can photograph my food with them! (how's that for stuff one doesn't really need?) I asked for some last yr, didn't get. Hoping to actually get some this yr!

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    2. International Fairy Day!!!! Yay!

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  3. HELLO!!! I think just after Easter is a very fitting time for me to make my comeback from the commenting dead, don't you? (Also you should know that I mean no offense by that comment and I would only write that on your site because I know you know I'm not trying to be rude....and I love over explaining things so much, don't I?)

    Perhaps one day I will go back and see all that I missed--- there will have to be an extremely high pile of laundry for me to be putting off that day...though there is an extremely high pile of laundry everyday, so....

    Lovely weather you had!!! We were actually at SEA/TAC on Saturday! It was beautiful out there!! And I found the coolest store, Fireworks! Do you know it? So awesome!!

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    1. HA HA HA HA! You know I'm not one to take offense about anything like that, ever! Wait, HOW is it that you keep sneaking into Washington for these stealth trips and we're aren't getting together??? Yes, Fireworks!! That store is AMAZING. My ma got me some Christmas pillows there and I love love love them.

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  4. have you read Where'd you go Bernadette? ? I liked it, although maybe because for me its set so far from home? Its in Seattle. Sorry I'm sure you know this already. Or..from this part of the world, the Benjamin Black series...thats the pen name of John Banville and they're about a detective in Dublin in the fifties. Kind of absorbing and not teary at all!

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    1. Nope! Haven't read any of those! I'm like you, I like things set far from home. So I think I'd love your Irish detective books!!

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  5. Hopping over from Heather's blog and enjoying your photos. Yes , those Ukranian eggs are beautiful!! I love seeing them all bunched together. Your Easter celebration sounded quite fun and full of fairy surprises!!

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    1. Hi Winnie! Glad you stopped by :) It was a really fun day. I love seeing how excited my daughter became!

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  6. My daughter (a new mommy) just bought the same adorable card "on a stick" from Cost Plus for her baby's basket. Love, love, love it. The eggs are beautiful - Pysanky is not too difficult, and so rewarding, when you see your finished product! My friends and I make one every Lent - we found a woman who teaches classes - she comes and brings all the patterns and supplies - we just sit and quietly work on our eggs - no prep, no clean-up! Book...hmmm. You've probably read THE HELP? So good!

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    1. Yes yes! I got that at Cost Plus! Oh how I love that store. Maybe next yr I'll try my hand at Ukranian egg making. Guess what, I have NOT read 'The Help' and I've been meaning to and I just forgot. Great suggestion, thank you!

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  7. What a lovely Easter. I love that the fairies left something for Julia. It's good to have fairies in one's life.

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    1. I couldn't have said that better myself ~ it IS good to have fairies around!!

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  8. Lovely photos, pleasure to look at - the theme, the colours, the eggs, the freshness of the even and whimsical cards.
    You're really lucky to have those AWSOME FAIRIES :)
    Love the egg display. The Ukrainian eggs (as well as other Eastern European Easter eggs - pysanky's) have fabulous intricate patterns on them. We keep collecting them at home too :)
    It looks to mi like they could have been made with the wax pouring technique - an old traditional method of decorating eggs among the folksy people. They use special pen with a nib (some sort of a stylus perhaps?)and wax is poured hot then the egg is coloured. then the wax is taken... if I am correct :)they are little masterpieces!

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    1. Thank you Martha! Aren't they the coolest? I'll have to ask my husband's mom if she did her eggs using the wax technique. :)

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  9. Awesome pictures!!!!!

    Gorgeous eggs!

    Good luck finding a book that makes your heart sing doll.

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    1. Thanks Juju! I think I should look around old posts of yours on your bloggy for some ideas :)

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  10. You are always so funny, love your posts :) And I'm glad someone got fancy for easter, because I sure didn't. This whole moving in a month has me packing things up like a crazy person, and then going "where is that...ahhh! I taped it up in a box!!!"
    And lets face it...Halloween is so epic and fun, we're gonna need this rest, right? ;)
    And I LOVE the idea of easter faeries!! How sweet is that!? Our easter bunny evidently was in league with Hello Kitty because Audrey's basket was full of Hello Kittydom.

    Ooooh, and guess what? My Russian Lacquer, Legends and Fairy Tales came in the mail today!!! Yay!!!!

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    1. I just usually just try and amuse myself, if someone else is amused, that's a bonus!! :)

      I am so so so excited to see your new place!!! Can't wait :) I'm thrilled that HELLO KITTY came to celebrate Easter with you! I'm thrilled that your book came!

      Maybe there will be fairies hiding in your new house.....??

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  11. amazing--all of it. I want to hear more about the fairy door. Where did you get it--did you build it yourself? I looked at the photo from the post on it, and am enchanted.

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    1. It just 'appeared' one day in our guest room! I 'think' it may have magically come from an online purveyor of fairy doors, but darn it all if I can't recall exactly which one? There are many sources though! It came with an included sparkly note that said to not jiggle hard on the fairy door knob b/c that might scare the fairies away. :)

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