A quick and easy Easter center piece

| Monday, 23 March 2015

easter center piece decor

Add a punch of color to your Easter festivities with this easy center piece.
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Today I want to share a super quick and easy Easter center piece idea with you guys. I love adding small touches of color around my house for special holidays and seasons. I always find it refreshing to mix things up and modify parts of my home without changing everything around.

I was shopping at the dollar store for some plastic eggs to use in my Easter egg hunt game and I stumbled across this super colorful and shiny Easter grass. I ended up buying it on an impulse not really knowing what to do with it. Then I remembered I had this big empty vase and figured I could stuff it with the grass and turn it into a center piece for my dinner table. Who doesn't like inexpensive and quick decorations?

MATERIALS:
Easter grass
Glass vase

easter center piece decor materials

Like I said before this is a super easy way to decorate you table. All you need to do is layer the Easter grass in your vase and bam! you've got yourself a pretty rad punch of color.

a quick, easy and inexpensive easter center table decor idea

If you have any plastic eggs left over from the Easter egg hunt, you can randomly place them on the table when you set it for your Easter dinner. I also put some in the wine glasses. If you're hosting a more adult-friendly dinner, you can always hide some mini chocolate eggs in the plastic eggs you put in the glasses instead of playing the egg hunt game. I'm sure everyone will love a sweet treat.

plastic easter eggs on the table and in glasses

How do you decorate your home for Easter?

In case you're wondering what the center piece looks like on my table when it's not set for dinner... ;) Who said plastic flowers from the dollar store couldn't be fancy?

flowers and easter grass in vase
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The ultimate Easter egg hunt

| Thursday, 19 March 2015

easter egg hunt with a twist

Let's rock it with this ultimate Easter egg hunt.
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Hey guys!

I'm writing from Mexico! I'm on vacation right now with my in-laws and having a blast. I have a whole bunch of posts lined up for you guys about my trip but first, I wanted to share a few of my Eater ideas with you.

My kids are growing up so fast and I've been looking for fun holiday related games to play during family events. I hope to turn these into traditions that they'll grow up to love and remember. Anyway, Easter is coming up fast, and I wanted to do an Easter egg hunt but I didn't want to do just a basic "search and eat".

So I came up with a couple of fun twists to the traditional egg hunt.

What kind of games do you play for the Easter holidays?

easter egg hunt game

MATERIALS:

Plastic eggs
Mini chocolate eggs
Paper
Scissors
Pen

easter egg hunt materials

1. I started by cutting strips of paper and writing simple instructions on them like "behind the couch", "under a pillow" and "on a chair". These will serve to make the game more interesting rather than a simple "find and eat" egg hunt.

easter egg hunt tags

2. After making the tags, I filled some of the plastic eggs with tags or chocolate eggs.

easter egg hunt instructions

3. Play the game! :)

easter egg hunt chocolate and plastic eggs

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preparing
Put aside some empty plastic eggs.
Fill some of the plastic eggs with 1 or 2 chocolate eggs.
Put a written tag from above in a few plastic eggs. 

Setting up
Hide all of the plastic eggs, including the empty ones.
Hide some chocolate eggs by themselves.
Hide small bundles of chocolate eggs according to the tags from above. For example, if the tag says "in a cabinet" then you hide a bunch of chocolate eggs in a cabinet. These will be like a bonus stack for people who find them!

Playing
For a set amount of time, people search for the eggs (chocolate or plastic).
Whoever has the most of both types combined wins a small prize. 

the ultimate easter egg hunt with a twist
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25 blog post ideas for spring

| Thursday, 5 March 2015



I love blogging so much and I seriously wish I could post every day like so many other blogger friends do. I just don't have enough time!

I've been trying to post more regularly though and I've been experimenting with different schedules. Originally I was just posting whenever I felt like it. To be honest, I think that if all your posts have the potential to go organically viral, you technically could do that and be successful. For me though, I didn't have a lot of success with that.

So I tried a 1 post a week schedule and that brought in a more steady flow of readers but not as much as I would have liked. Now I'm trying 2 posts a week but it's so hard to keep up with when you have little babies at home. Most days I don't get started until 9pm and I go to bed at ungodly hours. The next day, I wake up exhausted because my kids like to get up bright and early!! Lol.

Anyway, I've decided to start sharing some of my blog post ideas with everyone since I just don't have enough time to write about them all. So here are some ideas for spring!



1. Your spring bucket list (things you'd like to do)
2. Your spring reverse bucket list (things you've already done)
3. Show us one of your go-to spring outfits
4. What is your favorite memory about spring?
5. Make and share something spring inspired
6. What did you do for spring break?
7. What do you think about starting a garden
8. Write about your favorite thing about spring
9. What did you do for April's fool
10. Tell us about the funniest April's fool you did
11. Do you have any special recipe for spring? Tell us about it.
12. 5 spring cleaning tips
13. What is your spring cleaning routine?
14. 5 tips for filing your taxes
15. What is your favorite spring color, flower, texture? Why?
16. 5 tips for spring cleaning your blog
17. What did you do for Easter
18. Tell us about a family Easter tradition
19. Share one of your Easter recipe
20. Make and share an Easter craft
21. Your top 5 spring break locations
22. What is your dream spring break
23. Create and share a spring inspired hair style
24. Create and share a spring inspired makeup tutorial
25. Share your spring wishlist

I also made a Pinterest board for those interested. I'll be pining lots of "blog post idea" related content so be sure to follow!

Follow xfallenmoon's board Blogging (Blog post ideas) on Pinterest.
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10 things I'm grateful for (#2)

| Monday, 2 March 2015



Gratefulness is something we should be practicing every day. [tweet this]

On to # 2 of the things I'm grateful for series for this year's goal. I have a feeling it's going to be a bit harder this time around to come up with things to be grateful for since I got rid of the most obvious ones in my last post. Hopefully, after a little bit of practice reflecting on the beautiful aspects of my life, it'll get easier!

What are you grateful for this month?



1. Love
I'm so thankful to have so many people to love and have them love me in return. My husband, my children, my siblings and friends. I'm so incredibly lucky to have all of you in my life.

2. Having children to play with
Children are so pure and innocent, full of energy and love. It's such a blessing to have children that you can pretty much play with however you want. I'm the type of mom that will take every opportunity to dance in the rain, roll in mud, climb trees, and all that jazz. :)

3. Free health care
I recently became aware that not everyone gets free health care around the world and I've been so spoiled in Canada that I never even stopped to imagine what it must be like to not have free health care. I'm incredibly thankful that I don't have to think twice about my family's health and I can just walk into any hospital or clinic and get the required treatment. THANK YOU CANADA!

4. Color
Life in black and white? Um, no.

5. Going to Mexico
One of the many perks of being married to a Mexican is that I get to Mexico with my littles every couple of years. I've always loved to travel and being able to see loved ones at the same time is so much fun.

6. Pillows
They're so soft and fluffy. What would I do without pillows?

7. Baby giggles
Melts my heart every time.

8. Indoor s'mores and fires
Have to find something to do during those really cold winter days right? And what's the point of having a fire place if you don't use it? ;)

9. Quiet time
As much as I love to play with my children, I do love my quiet time to do crafty things, take pictures and blog! It helps me remember who I am.

10. My mistakes
When you're in the middle of difficult moment in your life, brought on by very unfortunate mistakes, sometime it's hard to see the good side of it. But today, I'm grateful for all those mistakes I made, because it made me the person I am today, and I'm damn proud of it.
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