I hope you all had a wonderfully happy Easter.
Ours was rather quiet this year. A couple of us were under the weather but we were still able to get down to the Ox Yoke Inn in the Amana Colonies with Mom for Easter dinner.
If you are ever passing through Iowa (because that's what people do - drive through) you need to put this restaurant on your bucket list.
It was recently featured on The Travel Channel
Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa!
It helps when you know the owners and they make you feel special.
Even though Easter is in the rear view mirror now. There were several Easter themed posts from last week that I felt were special enough to still be shared.
When you think about it, Easter will roll around again so you may just want to PIN a few of these for next year.
For starters there was this oh-so-cool LIfe Of Jesus bracelet that is very timely this week but could be worn any time.
Evelyn, from My Turn For Us, not only shares the poetic story that each bead represents but also gives us a list of supplies we will need and a tutorial so we can make one of our own.
Thanks so much Evelyn for this beautiful reminder of what Easter is really all about.
Then there was this delightful post from
that featured the fun side of Easter with some whimsical and unusual items for your Easter celebration and where to find them. Things that will leave everyone thinking you are the most amazing hostess/party planner ever.
Like these rabbit ear salad servers
and these delightfully festive dessert plates.
Not everything was Easter though.
There was this very noteworthy guestroom/girl escape shared by
There was also this great how-to post from
She shows us a three step paint technique that she used to create her
French Caribbean Mirror Makeover.
I love how layering those colors gives the shades such depth and a lively color dimension.
Finally, there was a card making tutorial from
For all of you card creators, or want to be card creators out there, this is the blog for you. Each week she features a timely creation complete with a list of everything you will need to make one of your own.