easter recap

I didn’t plan on doing an Easter recap on the blog because I haven’t done anything like it in a long time, but then I remembered why I started this blog in the first place. It’s always been a place to document what I love (mostly fashion, of course), and I don’t love anything more than I love my boys. I have these pictures on social media and in my phone, but it’s also special for me to have the blog as an online diary of sorts where I can look back on our memories all in one place.

Easter was a whirlwind for us- we went home on Friday (got to Sweetwater around 10pm), spent Saturday in Snyder with Zach’s family, went to church and had lunch with my family Sunday, then headed home and got to Houston around 10pm Sunday night. Although it was fast and furious and we spend most of the weekend in the car, it was such a sweet time that I’ll always remember. Both boys enjoyed hunting eggs and sadly I didn’t get any pictures of it, only videos, but they made out like bandits :). Sharing some snaps from the weekend below!
ps- Boone had fallen and scraped his chin on Thursday before we left hence the big red spot you’ll see in these pictures. It’s thankfully almost completely healed up now. Life with a 13 month old boy!

Zach’s family always does a big Easter celebration with lots of extended family, amazing food, and a full day of fun. His cousins Tyson and Riley Ann hosted this year and Riley goes over the top with everything she does (in the best way)- everything was so fun for the kids, and adults, and we were sad when the day was over.

Sunday was special, seeing my Mamaw with the boys and going to church with my parents and brother. We missed my big brother, Shane, and his family, as well as our cousins who couldn’t make it. But Bear and Boone didn’t mind getting all the eggs to themselves. We even dyed eggs this year, a tradition we used to do every Easter and one I want to start back up for the boys. Bear prefers his eggs plastic with something inside of them but he also thought it was so much fun to dye and decorate them. I was bad and didn’t do Easter baskets for the boys this year even though I fully intended to…so I’m thinking I’ll do a special “Summer Kit” for each of the boys when school is out. Things like sand castle building supplies, swimsuits, beach towels with their favorite characters (LEGO Movie for Bear and Baby Shark for Boone), etc. I’ll throw a few practical things in too like bug spray and sunscreen.

Speaking of, we are getting so excited for summer! I know a lot of parents dread it, but I actually love summertime. Getting to sleep in(ish) every day, going to the pool…just a constant feeling of “vacation” that I’ve always enjoyed.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
xo, Britt

easter basket ideas

I can't believe Easter is almost here- this year is seriously flying by! One of my favorite things to do every spring is fill an Easter basket for Bear with a few things to wear, play with, and read. I'm so excited to be doing a little basket for Boone this year, too! Here are some of my favorite picks for their baskets (and a few for little girls, too!).

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1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book- Only $6 with free Amazon Prime shipping and the sweetest Easter book! I always try to include at least one book in Bear's Easter basket that is festive for the occasion, and then we have fun pulling the books out each season to read. I display them on a bookshelf in his room so they double as educational and cute seasonal decor.
2. Photo Frame with Rabbit Ears- So sweet and perfect for your little bunny's room with a picture of them in their Easter best! Also comes in white. 
3. Zippy Flyer Where's Baby Bunny Game- A fun,  interactive hide-and-seek game between adults and children helps them develop and explore new skill sets as they grow.
4. Salt Water Sandals- Can't say enough good things about these sandals that we've been buying (well, my Mom has been buying) for Bear every year since he was just one year old. He's had red, the traditional tan, and navy and they are seriously the best things we've ever purchased for him. The leather molds to fit the childs' feet and they are waterproof so they're great for the pool, beach, splashpad, etc. Yet they're dressy enough to wear to church! I could ramble on all day because we love these shoes (and they're gender neutral..so cute for girls, too). 
5. Bunny Growth Chart- I fell in love with this sweet wall decoration the second I saw it, especially just just $17.99. I like the ruler growth charts that have been so popular the past few years but this one is unique and so cute for a nursery or playroom!
6. Snuggle Blanket- Boone is getting this because it is so cozy and soft (and I'm a sucker for bow ties). Only $7.99 and would be perfect to include in a baby shower gift, too. 
7. Monogram Easter Basket Liner- I kind of couldn't believe it when I saw this personalized basket liner for just $4! Compared to more expensive versions I've seen in some stores, this one is a steal and great quality for the price. Liners are reversible and also come in blue/green. 
8. 11-Piece Easter Tic-Tac-Toe Game- A classic wooden set that will last for generations to come; I had to get one of these to set out on our coffee-table because it's just as cute used as decor as it is to play with!
9. Baby Aspen Bunnie Hooded Robe & Stuffed Animal- Dying to get my boys into these robes...they only have hooded towels but I can't get over how precious these are! A little bit of a splurge but the quality should be worth it, especially if you can pass down to a younger sibling.
10. If I Were a Bunny Board Book- The most adorable board book for your little bunny!



Off to hold my baby boy who thinks he needs to be eating every 30 minutes, much like his big brother was. I secretly love all the cuddles though- his basket will be full of all things "bunny" because he's our little snuggles bunny!
xo, Britt