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Easter is always pretty laid back around our outfit.  No fancy dressing up, no sit down dinner with proper manners.  We prefer to just enjoy the day, especially if we are having good weather.

Around Easter comes the first signs of spring, green grass, pretty daffodils and birds chirping.  It is really my favorite time of year.  Of course Easter is a special day and there is always great food and fun to be had with the kids.

Traditions do not have to be fancy or uptight.  It is really tough to do fancy on a ranch, well on our ranch with a house full of boys anyway!  There is always work to be done, even on Easter Sunday but we keep it to a minimum.  Just making sure the animals are taken care of.

The remainder of the day is spent enjoying our time with our family.  Dying Easter eggs is a must and is quickly followed by a vigorous egg hunt.  As you can see my little guy gets pretty hyped up when it's time to find the eggs. It's one of my favorite photos of him. He was just so excited.

I would love to try naturally dying the Easter eggs this year with things like red cabbage, chili powder and tea!  Something new and creative.

After the great egg hunt the boys are always starving!  We traditionally have ham, and macaroni salad and of course we always enjoy King's Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls.  Those little ham sandwiches are the best!

Quick ‘n Easy Easter Craft

This year, I wanted to make a fun Easter-themed centerpiece for dinner. Now, you have to understand that crafting is not something that comes easy to me so, if I can do it, anyone can do it in just about 10 minutes!

Easter craft

What you’ll need:

  • Pastel Easter chocolates
  • Marshmallow sticks/skewers
  • Marshmallow chicks
  • A jar
  • Ribbon

Here’s how I did it:

  • Fill the jar about half full with Easter chocolates
  • Clip the sharp points from the marshmallow skewer sticks
  • Pop the Marshmallow chicks onto the sticks
  • Place the sticks down into the jar of chocolates any way you’d like
  • To finish off the centerpiece find some pretty ribbon to tie around the jar

I also had a little bit of excelsior wood shavings from a package that I had received which worked perfectly as a little nest around the bottom of the jar. As an alternative you could use Easter basket grass too.

This project was super easy. The kids can help out and as an added bonus they can eat it after dinner. Now that’s my kind of craft!

I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter and remember to just enjoy the day with your friends and family!