easter - Celebrating Family

50 Fun and Unique Easter Basket Ideas (That Aren’t Candy)

One of my favorite things to do is to pick out gifts for people. I love trying to figure out what they will like and I love the challenge of locating at least one item that is new to them. We actually don’t do the Easter Bunny story around here since we keep Easter Christ-centered. […]

Turn Your Easter Basket Into a Planter

Spring is such a beautiful time of year. It is also the most colorful time in the desert, although there are only a handful of colors represented. I love adding color to my desert landscape by planting non-native flowers and plants (if they can survive the arid desert heat).  If you do any gardening, you […]

Easy Embellished Easter Baskets – Affordable and Personalized

My favorite holiday is Easter. I love the entire season and embrace the spiritual side and much of the spring-centered traditions as well. I love putting Easter baskets together and trying to create something the kiddos will love. Back when I was a kid the fanciest baskets in the stores were simply colored wicker baskets. […]

Resurrection Rolls: An Easter Object Lesson

Easter is my very favorite holiday.  I love what it represents, the excitement of the season, and the anticipation of the children. My family is Christian and we keep the focus of our Easter season on the true meaning of Easter – the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It can be challenging to keep that focus […]

Celebrate Pi Day With Marie Callender’s (and a Giveaway)

March 14 is Pi Day, and no, I didn’t spell that wrong. We celebrated National Pie Day back in January but this Thursday is the day to celebrate pi, otherwise known as 3.14159265359… So while pi does not equal pie, heck, do we really need an excuse to eat pie? Of course not! We recently […]

Preparing Your Heart and Home for Easter

It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls. – Katherine Lee Bates Easter is my favorite day of the year. It is a time to rejoice in the resurrection of my Savior, spend time with my family, and celebrate. My Easter celebration is more than just one day, however. As I mentioned recently, I observe Lent in order to […]

Why and How I Observe Lent

I did not grow up in a particularly religious home. Most of my religious exposure came from watching mass on the TV with my grandma and going to Wednesday night church with friends. I never really learned religious traditions or dogma. I eventually became an ardent atheist and moved away from anything religious in every way. After about 6 years as […]