What To Do On Spring Break – Day 3 Easter Sunday

Day three of Spring Break arrived and it was time for Easter. This was Easter Sunday. I had the boys until about 10am I do believe, as they wanted to spend Easter with their Mom and Dad, so we shared it. My daughter was happy to have a full day and overnight as well as another day with me without the boys! The kids woke up and proceeded to find their Easter Baskets…

Easter Sunday - Spring Break Day 3

The Easter Bunny was lazy this year, because he didn’t hide the baskets very well, which was a super bummer to the kids, but they got over it.

Easter Sunday - Spring Break Day 3

I even woke up to a surprise, it took me a while to see that I had a stuffed bunny and a rose sitting beside the coffee machine. Apparently I am not awake enough to notice things like that right away in the early morning, but eventually I noticed it and my heart melted.

Easter Sunday - Spring Break Day 3

Then it was time, the boys left with their Daddy for the day and overnight. My daughter, Lee and I headed out to get on the road and enjoy the day. First we stopped by my Aunt Robin’s grave. She passed away when I was five, but she is always a huge part of me. I think of her often and I used to go up at least once a year and snap a pic of Ki beside Robin’s grave. This was the first year in many we made it up, have to get back on tradition. Thankfully our visit prompted my Gram to go visit too, because she went up and gave Robin’s grave a cleaning. I didn’t have anything to clean it. Was sad to see it so dirty.

Easter Sunday - Spring Break Day 3

Next, we all ventured out to my Dad’s house to pick up the kids Easter gifts there. My daughter wouldn’t take a pic with me, so I snapped one with Lee. The farm is such a beautiful place and we even ended up with a surprise …

Easter Sunday - Spring Break Day 3

Miss Livy, my sister and Livy’s Daddy showed up too. We had a fun few hours just chilling out with the family this afternoon. Then we ventured off to head home for dinner and to relax the remainder of Easter Sunday away.

Another happy day was had. Outside, with family!

A Wonderful Easter Sunday

Baby Niece

Olivia with her Daddy

Easter Sunday is normally  just another day for me, if the kids are here they wake up and find their Easter baskets that the Easter Bunny hid all over the house for them. When the kids are gone, like this past Easter, then it’s simply just another day. The Easter Bunny visits and hides the baskets but the kids do not get to find them until they return home on Monday. As most of you know that talk to me often or read my blog, I became an aunt for the first time in January and so this year a new tradition was born. Whether this is done yearly or not, I don’t know, all I do know is this – Easter Sunday this year was spent at my sisters and her husbands apartment. Sister cooked a nice ham meal for us to gobble up and I got to spend quality time with my niece and sister.

Brandy Holding Baby olivia

Me Getting Olivia Love

What a fun day it was to see my niece for the first time in forever, you see between the virus that was in my home and took a month to get over and now my sister and her family being sick with the virus, it just wasn’t smart to have all of us around each other. Since my baby niece is still sick as well as my sister and her husband I wasn’t quite sure about heading over at all anytime soon but the temptation of great company combined with great food was simply irresistible. And so I went over to the sisters house and enjoyed ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing and deviled eggs. Then for dessert we had strawberry shortcake, it was super yummy and I left super full.

I was so happy to see my sister and to get my baby fix, my youngest is four so any chance to snuggle and cuddle with a baby I am going to go for. Olivia is getting so big and she is smiling a lot now. I loved watching her lay on her back on the floor while I leaned over her talking to her and she smiled then turned her head as if she was playing shy not wanting me to see her smile. I had a lovely Easter Sunday and I hope all of you did too. Now it’s time to return back to regular work week schedule and children duty.

ChapStick and Cupcakes? Deliciousness for your Lips

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Okay so I am not telling you in the title to eat ChapStick but well a friend on Facebook said I can lick it if I want. Anyways… ChapStick has come out with some limited-edition flavors, Velvet Cupcake and Cake Batter. Do not tell me you do not lick the bowl after you mix up that cake batter? No?! Well I do and now my lips and my children’s lips get to be kissed with the pure deliciousness of Velvet Cupcakes and Cake Batter, at different times that is. Yummy.

ChapStick New Flavors Cake Batter

The boys were excited when this package from ChapStick arrived because it was filled with Red Velvet Cupcake mix from Sprinkles and a decent supply of ChapStick. Since I only use ChapStick brand lip balm, this was a special treat. Since I always wear ChapStick my kids love to wear it too, yes, my sons now own their own limited edition cake batter ChapStick.

I am thrilled to have received these new flavors and share them with you because I am working with a brand, yet again, that I actually purchase on a regular basis. Something I would share with you even without having been sent this party package full of treats. You can also use these limited edition ChapStick Cupcake Creations Variates  as gifts, you know the Easter Bunny can bring these for your kids this holiday season too, or you can gift ChapStick to a loved one anytime of the year with their packaging that makes it easy to write to and from on the back.

ChapStick Cupcake Creations varieties are available for a limited time beginning February 1st exclusively at Wal-Mart, CVS and Walgreens nationwide.

Connect with ChapStick on Facebook to keep up to date with their latest news and limited edition varieties they release through out the year.


Throwing a Fun and Creative Easter Egg Hunt with @GradSave

Do you have an Easter Egg hunt each year for the family? We do. While I won’t have my children this weekend, they will have some form of an Easter Egg hunt with their Dad’s, I am sure. It’s a tradition for us.  There many ways one can throw an Easter Egg hunt, but here is how we throw an Easter Egg hunt ;

Colored Easter Eggs

First, the kids are not allowed outside because the best way to throw an Easter Egg hunt is to get outdoors, especially if the weather allows. The eggs need to be hidden before those sneaky kids are peeking for where we are hiding the eggs. Easter is probably the first holiday that allows for the children to get outdoors and enjoy some of that fresh air. For the little ones, try to hide eggs in obvious/easy to see places but let the older kids know not to touch those ones. We have hidden Easter Eggs under picnic table joints, behind trees, up in trees, around the railings of the two decks on the house and over the hills in the field. Simply tell the kids where you have outlined for a hunting ground and let them run. Having a basket or plastic bag to use for collection of their found eggs is best.

What should you put inside of the Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg hunt? Well that is a great question!

zoo animal eggs easter egg huntUnless you use the hard boiled eggs for the hunt, you can place items inside of the plastic Easter Eggs, they are plastic eggs that open up for a filler to be placed inside and are super affordable at your local retailer. Placing candy filler inside of the plastic eggs is something we have done here, but also money and other random treasures for the children to enjoy opening up to find.

This year GradSave is on board to help you share more with your children during the Easter Egg Hunt. You can go to the Easter Promotion page on GradSave and insert your information. New GradSave members will be able to print off up to 20 $10 coupons to place inside of the eggs for the Easter Egg hunt this weekend. These coupons are only redeemable for NEW GradSave customers only and 1 per household. This is a great thing for Teachers, Parents and anyone who is attending an Easter Egg hunt this holiday time.

I have discussed GradSave in the past, so if you wish to learn more about GradSave please visit my previous post or click on over to GradSave’s Easter Promotion Page to learn more.

Eco-Friendly Live Clean Baby Launches at Walgreens

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Live Clean Baby is an eco-friendly baby care product line that has arrived in the USA exclusively at Walgreens from the Canadian Brand Live Clean who offers eco-friendly personal care products.

Live Clean Baby

Easter is coming, right? So why not put in your order to have the Easter Bunny drop off some Live Clean Baby bath products for that newborn baby in your life. Right now, that baby is my niece and she is going to enjoy her baths with Tearless Shampoo and wash, Moisturizing Baby Bath, Moisturizing Baby Lotion, Non-Petroleum Jelly and Diaper ointment from the Live Clean Baby line.

Live Clean Baby is vegan with no animal ingredients used in their formula. These products are cruelty free, meaning none of the ingredients have been tested on animals either. Live Clean Baby is also free of phosphates. Packaging for each product is carefully created to be as earth-friendly as possible.

Soft, Natural, Perfect for my Niece

These Live Clean Baby products are perfect for my sweet newborn niece who I just found out has hit about 11lbs on her 2 month check up, crazy how fast she is growing. Live Clean Baby products are perfect for my sister to take care of her first born child without fear of putting too many chemicals on her gentle baby skin. I am happy that I was able to supply my sister with a gift package of Live Clean Baby Products and hope that my niece enjoys being pampered in her bath.

This product is exclusively available at Walgreens.com.

Check out Live Clean Baby for that little one in your life today by visiting www.live-clean.com/collections/baby.  Like Live Clean on Facebook to keep up to date with their latest happenings as well as to engage in conversations.

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