Where is it? What are these gifts? Hats for the baby, puzzles for 5 the year old, jewelry for the 75 year old (sister), spices for the 70 year old (brother), money for the 20 somethings, golf bag for the 43 year old. Where's the chocolate? I'm not sure if color or chocolate is my nemesis, but they can both bring me down. If I walked in to my two local chocolatiers (Philadelphia and Daffins), I would be in a glucose coma by the time I arrived home. It's that bad. I feel like an addict and need to stop. There is no way Easter candy would have made it to the intended recipients. I've tried hiding chocolate in the basement corner where spiders lurk, the freezer, the garage, attic way, my husband's car, thinking I can just take two a day from these inconvenient spots. No. I have to stop buying it completely and go through the withdrawal.
In the years before Mom came here, my spring cleaning would have been over by Easter. What happened? My entire life changed and even after she passed, I never got back into my prior routines. When I heard that sis's friend is having a large sale at her church, I thought it would be a good time to start ridding. A set of three spongeware patterned bowls, stuffed angels, new sweaters, pip berry garlands, stitched Santa pillows, and more to come. These two patriotic sweaters were never worn and my husband is not a sweater guy, but he bought them because of the theme.
Made in the USA and the name of my last sampler! Yes, these were bought years ago. The Hilfiger is Pakistan.
And speaking of Liberty, she is finished and I'll show her tomorrow. Guess what I'm doing tomorrow morning? Meeting with Dominic. His stepdaughter ripped out her entire kitchen even though he told her to wait until he was done with orders, which meant that she got her way and he had to drop everything to do it now. Good. I have a little change. I should not have gone back to Phoebe Troyer's pins of her current home, but her style is exactly what I love. Simplistic. Stark with warmth. Lighter paint colors. It looks easy, but it takes a special talent to decorate like this. I try to stay away from too many ideas/photos on that damn site, but I've been following her for some time.
Geez. Lots of yakking about nothing on Easter morning when I have a dinner to prepare. Most will be done here with finishing at my sister's since my house is a mess. It's going to be a warm and perfect day. I hope yours is also.