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In Creativity Corner on
March 28, 2017

Baby’s first Easter basket

Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it is one of the most meaningful ones. It’s the day that we celebrate Christ’s resurrection and it is a day that is very important to my family and I. As adults we understand the true meaning behind this day, however as a young child many of my memories revolved around bunnies, dying Easter eggs and searching all over our backyard for hidden eggs.. This is also one of the many reasons why I love Easter. It is a holiday that allows your child to use their imagination and take their mind to new places. Of course we look forward to the day when Landon is old enough to understand the real meaning behind Easter Sunday, but until then we will try to make this day as fun and special as possible.

Growing up, I always looked forward to waking up on Easter morning to a giant Easter basket full of surprises and many of my favorite things. Every year my parents would buy me a Disney mug, which was part of a collection that Disney had going at the time. Every year it was a different theme- full of disney princesses or stories from my favorite movies. I still have these mugs and cherish them, as they are now keepsakes, but the best part about them is that they bring me right back to that special moment. Even though Landon is only 5 months old, I still wanted to make a basket for him because I wanted to start a tradition with him and hope that one day he will be just as excited to open his Easter basket as I was!

I chose practical items to put in his basket, things that I knew he would use (with the exception of the adorable bunny ears- couldn’t resist)! I am also really excited for L to try out the teething egg, I have read great things about it! I love that it comes with a clip, which makes it easy to pin on his pants when we are on the go. My favorite item in his basket was my ‘all-time favorite’ Easter book growing up called, The Country Bunny. I had to contain myself from reading it as soon as it came in the mail. I want to save it for Easter. I love all of the images in the book and remember them to this very day. I chose not to include a stuffed animal bunny in this basket, only because he already has one- but it was hard to resist all of the cute plush animals in the stores right now. Lastly, I love the monogrammed basket cover that I found at Target with his initial on it. I plan to keep this basket and use it year after year because it is just so perfect!

Below is a list of all of the items found in Landon’s basket, along with the links to where we purchased them!

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. 


God Gave Us Easter Book

One of the many beautiful pages within The Country Bunny And The Little Gold Shoes


Bright Starts Tags ‘n Activities Gift Sethttp://amzn.to/2twU3On

The Teething Egg

Adorable Easter plush bunny ears

White basket and teal green monogram basket cover found here

Happy Easter to you all!

XXX

 

In Creativity Corner on
September 20, 2015

DIY Fall Wreath

 So… my favorite season is here and I wanted to be ready! 😉 Of course that meant a trip to Michael’s for a new fall DIY project!

This one is so simple! The whole project cost around $12. It is also a great idea for a house warming gift!

There were left over supplies with this project, so you could make two or have fun making one with a friend! (It will save you both half the cost! You will just each need your own wreath).

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What you will need for this project:

-Hot glue gun and glue sticks (2)
-1 pair of pliers
-1 Ashland Grapevine wreath (18 inch)
-1 orange mum stem
-1 stem wheat filler
-1 stem berry filler
-1 bush of maple and berry
– (Optional): wreath hanger

P.S.

ALWAYS use a coupon when shopping at Michael’s. You can download the Michael’s app for your phone or you can use my favorite app, SnipSnap, which always has a ton of Michael’s coupons available.

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First, use the pliers to separate your stems. As you can see below, someone (aka Dexter) was having fun with this project too!

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Take your stems and arrange them in your wreath the way you like them. Feel free to follow how mine turned out if you like!

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I tend to place all of the flowers in my wreath before I glue them, because i like to move things around to see what looks best.

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TADA! What do you think? Looks nice right? So simple and easy! 

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Happy fall ladies!

~Jess

In Creativity Corner on
August 26, 2015

Fall Decor

It’s officially fall in the Speer home! Is that bad? I know most people are still hanging on to every last ounce of summer, but not me! I am in LOVE with the fall. It is my favorite time of the year and decorating for this season is one of my favorite things to do! If you know me well, you will know my two favorite things to decorate are my apothecary jars and my candle tray. Whatever the season, I take this task very seriously. They need to look great!

Thanks to an impromptu shopping trip with Christina today, I was able to snag these great fall finds for only $20! Another essential to all fall decor is the fall wreath. The wreath you see at the bottom of this post, is a wreath I made last week. This coming Friday on Society Letters, you will be able to find out how to make one yourself! Make sure to check it out!

Enjoy a sneak peak of our home decor this fall! More pics to come when the mums and pumpkins arrive 😉

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