Well hello there...
You caught me taking a little coffee break. I'm revisiting an old friend with
these windmill cookies this windmill cookie (I'm trying to only eat one, which can be a challenge as I am a bit of a cookie monster. Anyhow, I saw a package of these windmills at Big Lots the other day and decided to see if I still liked them. My mom often bought them when I was growing up, but I don't think I've had them since. With their crispy texture and hint of spice, they go nicely with a cup of coffee or tea and I think they seem to fit in with the spring season. They make me think of Holland which in turn makes me think of tulips which will soon be blooming in my garden.
Can you believe it's nearly Easter?
First thing this morning I ordered the ham and then got busy putting out some Easter decor. I've always loved to decorate for Easter, but am finding that as I get older I'm content to do it on a smaller scale.
I just added some Easter grass and eggs to my vintage planters. All of those pastels work well together and look like a breath of springtime.
If you're in need of an Easter storybook to put in a special little someone's Easter basket, I highly recommend "The Easter Egg" by Jan Brett. The story is very sweet and the illustrations are amazing. Last year I came across it at Target and had to add it to my collection of children's books. Someday I look forward to reading them to my own grandchildren. In the meantime it makes a charming addition to the Easter decor.
Speaking of children's Easter baskets, I made an old fashioned Easter basket with some of the vintage things that I seem to be so drawn to. They say everybody's a kid at Christmas, but I think it holds true at Easter too. Watch what happens when I open that egg in the picture above...
Out come the bunny paper dolls :-).
Do you want to help me select an Easter outfit for Mr. & Mrs. Bunny? I'll share my cookies with you.
Now wasn't that fun?
Speaking of Easter outfits, do you have yours selected?
With Easter being early this year and the weather being "iffy", I'm finding the Easter outfit to be problematic.
When I was decorating I nearly forgot about a little craft I did after Easter last year. I made one of those paint chip garlands. I'd seen it on several blogs last year and thought it looked easy (my kind of craft) and it was. I'm sorry I don't remember specifically where I saw it or I'd do a link.
Well, it looks like the coffee/cookie break is over. I'm happy to report that I only had one and they are just as good as I remembered.
I hope all is well with you today.
Have a wonderful weekend.