Help Me Choose

Which Easter mantel do you like best?

Mantel One

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Mantel Two

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I was super ecstatic about finding this chalkboard art at Dear Lillie.  Oh my goodness if you haven’t been to Dear Lillie’s site, you must go. {As soon as you finish reading this post and voting on which mantel you like best ;)}  Jennifer has a beautiful elegant style.  I found out she’ll be attending Haven blog conference and hope to meet her!

Anyway, I purchased and downloaded the chalkboard art onto my jump drive and took it to Staples.  They printed the poster for me.  You should have seen the look on the girl’s face after I thanked her profusely for helping me.  I was acting as if she made my day {jumping up and down squealing,} which she did make my day because I LOVE THIS!  I think she thought I was a little weird, but I don’t care.  I rushed home and cut it to fit over a mirror I had in storage {used double sided tape.}  I don’t use much gold in my home anymore, but this print fit the frame and I think these precious words deserve to be framed in gold.  I paid a total of $14 for that wonderful piece.  I splurged and bought real orchids which set me back about $24, but is nice to smell and see real flowers up there.

I love Easter.  It doesn’t seem to get as much hype as Christmas and I’m okay with that.  It’s an important spiritual holiday.

The good people at Hershey’s were kind enough to send me an Easter basket again filled with goodies.

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I’m afraid we already ate most of the candy before I got around to writing this post.  You can see the crumbs of the Hershey’s eggs in the bottom of the milk bottle on the left.  The kids said the Jolly Rancher Sour Bunnies were better than Sour Patch Kids.  I agree they are very yummy.  Of course the first to go were the Reester Bunnies.  Reeses is a HUGE favorite in our home.  All of these are perfect to add to Easter eggs and sure to brighten your Easter celebration.

I hope you and your family have a very blessed Easter,

Spring/Easter Mantel & Basket Goodies

Who else LOVES Spring?

I enjoy seeing the trees budding, the grass becoming green and blooming tulips.  ahhhh…sigh…smile.

I kept the mantel simple again.

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m really enjoying the barn door shutters I made.

 I found the green basket & chick at Gordman’s.  It was my first visit to that store and it is definitely worth checking out if you have one near you…great deals galore there!

I pulled out my book page eggs I made a few years back to place inside the basket to complete the look.

The ‘Spring’ blocks($10) I found in Pagosa Springs, CO {sorry I can’t remember the name of the store.  It was a weird name, but a discount store.}

I like the color it added to the mantel.

The GENEROSITY sign {found also at Gordman’s} was so me.  I decided to place it up there as well.

Not sure if I have mentioned this on previous posts, but I found the candle holders at Goodwill.

I rarely use them to put candles on, instead I like to use them as pedestals for objects.

I want to thank the good people from Hershey’s for inspiring me to prepare for Easter and celebrate Spring.  Good thing, since Easter is only about a week away! April 8, 2012

Visit Celebrate with Hersheys to take a journey on the Hershey’s Bunny Trail and check out the great collection of Easter tips, memories and stories.

My personal favorites are the Mini Reester Bunnies {eating one right now…yum!}  They are small enough to fit inside a plastic Easter egg and will sure to be a favorite for everyone who loves these delicious milk chocolate covered peanut butter.  {My weakness for sure!}

Tomorrow I have a special blog post about organizing. 😉

Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post by Gordman’s or Hershey’s.  Hershey’s did graciously mail me the Easter basket shown in this post from participating in the Bunny Trail at BlissDom.  Thank you Hershey’s.  Hopefully, I won’t eat the entire contents myself. 😉

Celebrate Spring,