After a LONG and exhausting week, it is really wonderful to have things back to normal around here, and to blog again! :) Without saying so much about it that it bores you half to death, I will keep it as simple as possible...my husband was literally sick the whole week! I have never seen him that sick for that long~ it was just a virus, nothing serious, but he was very miserable! I fluctuated between feeling badly for him and feeling sorry for myself! (That is the whole truth and nothing but the truth!) For those of you who are single parents or have a spouse who is in the military/travels a lot~ I take off my hat to you! It is NOT as easy as it might seem to do everything yourself! :)
But anyhow...my sweetheart is feeling much, MUCH better now!
And look what he brought home today to say "thank you" for taking care of him! Isn't that thoughtful?! At first I thought these were lilies, but they are actually French tulips. I never even knew there were such a thing as French tulips, but now I do. Wow, he's not only thoughtful, he's even expanding my horizons! I know one more thing than I did yesterday! :)
Today the kids and I met my parents for lunch at IHOP. The kids were so excited to eat there, you would have thought I was taking them to Disney World. For them, IHOP means breakfast...sugary pancakes and hot chocolate. I kind of relax on the healthy, nutritious routine when we eat out and let 'em choose their favorites! The kids were on a true sugar high, but they went straightaway to Nona and Grandpa's house from the restaurant, so I am thinking I lucked out this time...uh, sorry Mom and Dad. I hope you both still have both your hearing and your sanity left! :)
So what's a girl to do with a little extra time on her hands in a shopping center with no kids in tow? Well...either head home or shop! So I went into Marshall's to peek at their home decor stuff...
I found this darling yellow plate for just $2.99 and it looks very contented here on the hoosier, don't you think? I also bought two blue and one pink of these polka-dotted plates for the girls' room. I have a thing for plates, and have decided they belong in every room! It is just not as fun to have them stored away in a cabinet! :)
I started collecting this above pattern last spring when it arrived at Marshall's, but haven't seen this pattern in quite a while there. This will be just perfect for cake! :) And since it was also just three bucks, I couldn't pass it up!
A quick trip into Michaels and here was this sweet moss bunny waiting for me, on sale for $2.39! He insisted I buy him and bring him home with me, so I did of course!
And yes, I completely succumbed to peer pressure and bought two of these darling moss bunnies on a stick! I stuck it inside my plant of ivy and tied a bow around it. But then I tried a different bow...
Which one do you like better? I can't decide...
This bunny might look real, but don't take a bite just yet! He just looks real. I removed the ribbon he came with and used the same pink and brown ribbon on him, too.
I tried placing a candle holder upside down over him as a make-do cloche, but I am not so sure it's working...
...Saw this idea on The Happy Homebody's blog, and had to copy her with the moss and eggs in an apothecary jar!
More moss and eggs, can't have enough of those! :)
And birds, too, of course! I just love these sweet little salt and pepper shakers! I have had them for quite a while now, so you have probably seen them before! :)
So here are some of my Easter decorations, and I have other decorating to show you soon! I hope you are all well, and having a wonderful week! :)
P.S. I haven't had it with YOU, I just thought this would be a funny way to end this little post! :)