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Easter is my favorite holiday, next to Christmas!  It’ s celebrating our savior’s sacrifice to give new life to all of us!  What a blessing.  How appropriate that we celebrate his resurrection and gift of life to us in spring since spring is all about new life and new beginnings.

I don’t have a lot of time to post because I want to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather with my kiddos on this wonderful Good Friday but I just wanted to pop by and wish you all a Happy Good Friday & Happy Easter and show you a couple of cute crafts my kiddos have made for Easter.  Maybe your kiddos will enjoy them too!

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The adorable little egg bunting that my youngest daughter made was her very first sewing project which she had a lot of fun doing…

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It hangs in our big dinning room window as shown above, but we also used it in a little mini Easter photo session…

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Besides the Easter egg bunting, my girls made these cute little toilet paper roll bunnies with my mom last weekend and it sounds like they really had fun doing this.

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Not sure where my mom got the idea probably Pinterest since I was able to find it on there.  The image I found didn’t link to a  tutorial but there is an image here, if you’d like to check it out.

Yesterday the girls and I (my son still wasn’t feeling up to par) made these super easy and cute scrapbook paper eggs…

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They are so sweet and you adorable and super easy!  You will find the tutorial here at Craft And Creativity one of my new favorite blogs for finding crafts to do with my kids!  Be sure to check it out, they have lots of brightly colored Easter crafts!

Okay, time to get outdoors with my kids.  Wishing you all a very Happy Good Friday, A Blessed Easter and lots of sweet treats!

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Last week I began sharing my Christmas decorations with you by starting with my porch on Tuesday and on Friday I showed you my dinning room.  Today I am sharing with you my…

Holiday Country Kitchen

The first few images are of the room from a few different angles so that you can get a feel for the layout of my kitchen.  That and we just remodeled it a year ago and I haven’t really featured it on here yet and I’m still in love with it so thought I’d show it off a bit!  And really, you need to see it from all sides. You do.  Really.  (Have I convinced you that I’m not just showing it off, because I’m not at all..wink;-))

View from my dinning room door (No, that bread box in the bottom right part of this picture, is not neon green.  It’s the same green as the walls but it’s showing up bright green for some reason.)

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View from same wall but in front of cupboards to show more of the room on that side.  I love the twiggy Christmas wreath on my pantry door…

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View from opposite corner, standing by hutch and laundry/bath door…

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Now to get up and close with my kitchen’s Christmas decor.

On the peninsula is a patchwork table runner set with large jars, one featuring assorted nuts and another with peanuts.  One of my favorite Yankee Candles, North Pole, glows in front of these jars and helps my kitchen smell of mint and vanilla!  In front and to the right of this is two little chocolate molds, one of St. Nicholas and the other a little boy on a sled.

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Center and right are two primitive wooden bowls filled with greenery, berries and a potpourri I made last year of dried oranges, apples and cranberries.  The largest bowl also holds a large pillar candle.  The small one sits in front of a small Christmas Blessings sign and a large antique spool that holds a small pip berry wreath and pillar candle atop it.

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Also on my counter and to the right of this a bit, is an old box with a drawer full of greenery and berries.  Atop it are a small jar of wooden candy canes (You’ll see that I collect candy canes and they are usually featured in my kitchen every year!) and some scented Christmas coasters.  To the right of this are a few mini vintage Christmas boxes with a little snowman sitting on one fo them and standing behind them is a primitive little angel holding a candy cane.   On the left side of this display is a jar of scented gel, behind it is a large glass pillar candle holder, which holds both large wooden candy canes and some twisted fabric candy canes, I made a couple of years ago.  Beside this is a yellow stone wear bowl lit with an electric candle and full of greenery, pip berries and a few grungy fabric ginger bread men I made a few years ago (featured more closely below).

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The opposite corner of my cupboards are decorated no less and I just couldn’t resist posting these pictures of my kitty before I show you the decorations.  He loves to lay by the oven when I’m baking and until it’s cooled down.  He just can’t resist that warmth…

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Now off of my adorable little kitty, Snowball, and onto the point of this point…the decorations!  These lucky decorations get to sit along with my favorite two appliances in my house, my Kitchenaid and my cappuccino machine!!!  To the left of my cappuccino machine is a rustic sleigh and cowbell.  The cowbell sits out all year round, but gets a little Christmas makeover with some greenery and pip berries tied on with some Christmas fabric.

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Standing between my cappuccino machine and Kitchenaid are a primitive little snowman, holding a candy cane and a primitive little box, that features three little compartments full of more of my homemade apple/orange/cranberry potpourri, some grungy little fabric candies I made a few years ago and some vintage cookie cutters.

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The far right of my cupboards corner Christmas display is a Christmas Raggedy Anne doll I made a few years ago.  Her apron says, “I Love Christmas” and she holds two little ginger bread friends in her arms.  Beside her is a fabric heart which I painted the word “Believe” on…

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On the opposite wall and the other side of the peninsula stands an old table that my great-grandfather made.  Above it is a rusted medal hanger that holds some striped little prim stockings I made several years ago, that hold greenery and berries and are tied with a bow and bell.

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I love these little stockings with their elfin toes!

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Atop this wonderful family heirloom and beautiful skinny table sits two skinny Christmas trees in enamel wear bins and decorated with ginger bread ornaments that my kids and I made together about five years ago (not quite sure on the age).  Between the trees is a “Farmhouse Christmas” sign (Because I LOVE my old farmhouse!) and a tall skinny primitive Santa I made, holding a grungy little sack full of greenery and pip berries and is tied of with a little rustic star!

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On the bottom shelf of this table sitting with my wooden sugar boxes is a collection featuring a felt snowman plaque and felt button tree.  Beside them is a prim little snowman holding a Christmas stocking and a trio of little penguins.

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The last area of my kitchen I want to share with you features an early Christmas present from my husband…A primitive black cupboard!

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Beside my Christmas present, is one of my favorite Christmas crafts I’ve ever made.  Old Man Winter, in his white and tan quilted cloak, is covered in frosty snow from the tip of his hat (which has a rusted bell) to his brown frosty boots.  Even his beard is covered in snow!  In his right hand he holds a staff and I change up what he holds in his left arm each year.  In years past it’s been a wreath, a sack full of toys or a lantern but this year I modeled him after the box he stands on a bit, and put a sheep in his arms.

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On the bottom shelf of my cupboard is a striped runner with a Christmas box that holds lit greenery and candy canes.  In front of it is a mini candy cane sign.  On each side a penguin is featured; the left, a teapot full of Christmas candy and a needle punched penguin my sister made for me a few years ago (Remember my love for owls? Well I kind of love penguins too!).  The drawer below this setting is pulled out just a bit and filled with more greenery and painted fabric candy canes I made about 5 years ago.  They are actually the first candy cane craft I made!

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On the very top of my cupboard is a Happy Holiday’s box full of pine boughs and pip berries.  The shelf below it holds my Christmas Gooseberry Patch cook books, a prim little Santa holding a star and a prim little reindeer I made several years ago. (I actually made a few of them, but he’s the only one that made it out of the Christmas decoration boxes this year.  Yes, it’s true, not all of my decorations are out, but most of them are.)  There is also a snowflake tin full of candy canes, a prim little candle holder, a Christmas stitchery and from the doors hang some grungy candles.

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The stitchery is one of my newest crafts.  I actually finished it up during the evenings the week that I was decorating.  It says, “Here Comes Santa Claus” and features Santa and his reindeer flying through the sky.

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I wanted to hang the tapers from these doors but had nothing to do it with so last minute grabbed some rusty wire and wrapped round and round the taper candles and suspended it from a pushpin on the inside of the doors.  I love how it turned out!

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There are only two more posts left in which I’ll show you my Christmas decorations.  My living room and then our bedrooms!  I hope you are enjoying my Christmas decorations!

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