Thanks for coming by to checkIN and checkOUT this week’s list of Friday Favorites! You guys, I can’t believe it’s already Good Friday…where is this year going? I suppose since the Easter Bunny is coming this weekend, I should go ahead and finish putting away the last of the Christmas presents!!! Our weathermen are saying we should have a beautiful holiday weekend here in CT…I really hope they are right. We started out the week with a delayed school opening due to a snowstorm, and now it’s to be sunny and warm(ish) for the weekend. That’s spring in New England! I hope you’re all set for Easter, but if you’re not, here’s some last minute inspiration for a lovely holiday weekend…and make sure you read through to the end…I have a special treat for you this week!!!
These little numbers look so delicious and impressive, but are really not too hard to pull off. They’d make a beautiful Easter brunch appetizer or side dish. And if you don’t need any additons to your menu for this weekend, I say go ahead and just make your self a nice fancy lunch next week…you’ll deserve it after the holiday!
If you haven’t dyed your Easter eggs yet (and by the way, we have NOT…that project is on this afternoon’s schedule over at Grandma’s house!) then you’re going to want to check out this post by Denay. She gives amazingly detailed instructions on how to get gorgeous colors for your eggs.
These cocktails are gorgeous and would be so nice to serve guests at an Easter brunch or luncheon. They couldn’t be easier…just grapefruit juice, a splash of oj and champagne. You could even make them virgin by adding seltzer instead of the champagne. But still use the fancy glass!
Now I haven’t shown this to my daughter yet, because we still have to do the egg dyeing. But, once we’re through with that and Saturday’s softball practice, we are totally getting our Easter Bunny mani on!!! How fun is this?! I can’t promise mine will be this cute (I’m going to try to talk Maren into several of the polka dot nails, lol) but we are going to try our best to make this happen!
checkOUT: A Preserves Designs FREE Easter Printable
So here is that special treat I mentioned! I designed an Easter art print to display in our entry way, and I want to share it with my readers! It’s a simple and sweet way to welcome your guests, or your family. You can just print it out on 8.5″ x 11″ paper, ( I’d recommend a heavier weight card stock or photo paper, but any paper will do!) trim it to size and pop it into an 8 x 10 frame. With seasonal art like this, sometimes I’ll just cover a piece of art we already have framed! I also like to keep a couple of inexpensive frames around so I can easily change out art prints like these to go with the seasons or holidays. If you have any questions with the download or printing, just shoot me an email! Enjoy your weekend! And if you decide to try any of these links, share with me using #checkincheckoutfriday