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 {Eating: Garrett's Chicago Mix popcorn}
I can't believe Easter is already this weekend! Yesterday Jack and I packed our bags and headed downstate to my parents house where i`ll be spending Easter, celebrating my birthday and watching Jack get spoiled. I hope you have a fabulous Easter. Don't forget to keep up with me on Twitter @xoair !


{Must Have: Statement Lip Shades}
 {Loving: Fresh Flowers}
 {Wishing: For spring so Jack can play outside}
{Pastel Perfection: Zoya Lovely}

Currently Loving: Elva Fields


I have a serious love for statement necklaces so it probably comes as no surprise that I absolutely adore Elva Fields. The necklaces satisfy any mood I may be in from bright and bold to a subdued neutral. Did I mention Elva Fields has been spotted on AnnaBeth in Hart of Dixie.

DIY: Easter Vase

It’s all about the curb appeal, and when it comes to get-togethers presentation is key.  Make a simple and chic vase that’s sure to impress and brighten up your day.
 
Step 1: Place your smaller vase in the center of your round one.
 Step 2: Place jelly beans around the outside.
 Step 3: Continue to fill until you reach the top.
Step 4: Trim your flowers to fit in the vase.

 Tip: Always trim your flowers at an angle.

Step 5: Add water and enjoy your simple and chic Easter vase

Lightened Up Coconut Cupcakes

Like many holidays Easter is surrounded by good food and plenty of sweets. In my family coconut screams Easter. So I took our traditional coconut cake recipe and turned it into a lightened recipe – still delicious and full of flavor.
Lightened Up Coconut Cupcakes

Ingredients
For the Cake
1 box vanilla cake
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 (20 oz) can no sugar added crushed pineapple

For the Frosting
1 cup milk
1 package sugar free vanilla pudding
1 container Coolwhip

Directions
1. In a bowl, mix together canned pineapple, cake mix and coconut extract. Stir until batter is smooth.
2. Pour batter into prepared cupcake liners and bake according to package directions or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
3. While cupcakes are baking, whisk together pudding mix, coconut extract and milk until there are no lumps left. Fold in Coolwhip. Regrigerate frosting until ready to frost cupcakes
4. When cupcakes are completely cooled, frost, sprinkle with coconut and add three cococnut Easter M&M’s if desired.

95 calories each & 2 ww+pts.

Eggtraordinary Easter

Can you believe Easter is already this weekend? Here are some of my favorite Easter goodies and tips! What's your favorite Easter recipe?

Five Things

 {weekend mini quilt creation}
Despite spring arriving and Michigan not getting the memo my week has been filled with plenty of color and inspiration. This weekend I will be working on Easter candy and hostess gifts. What are your weekend plans?
 {celebrated my birthday}

{colorful tootsie pops}
 {Jack's getting too big! Just turned 7 months}
 {Obsessed with Mane Teeze hair perfume}

Ingredients for a Splendid Spring


Today is the first day of spring, and despite the fact that Michigan did not get the memo spring is still my favorite season. From the fresh fruit and blooming flowers to the gorgeous sunsets and warmer weather.  I decided that I would share my ingredients for an ideal spring. Here is my recipe for a Splendid Spring…
a handful of peonies, tulips and daffodils
1 cup of updos
½ cup of walks in the evening
¼ cup lash
3 tablespoons sundresses
1 teaspoon scalloped shorts
a pound of  fresh fruits from the farmers market
A pinch of pastels
3 sticks lipgloss
a dash of floppy hats
a splash of pedicures

Instructions: Mix all ingredients together over the next three months and enjoy!
What makes up your spring?

Five Things

 {Easter wreath}
My weekend will be filled with trying a new recipe (lightened up stuffed shells), going to the towns St. Patrick's Day activities and entertaining house guests. What are your plans for the weekend?
 {add pennies to the water your tulips are in, and they'll last longer}

{Jack's ready for St. Patty's Day}
 {pinks for spring}
 {Shamrock Krispie Treats}

How to: Create a Pet Friendly Easter Basket

{I bought the basket at the Dollar Tree and hand painted on Jack's name}
Easter season has arrived, and while Easter can prove to be a dangerous holiday for pets from the chocolate eggs to the Easter grasses it doesn’t mean your pets need to miss out on the holiday. Create your furbaby his or her, own Easter basket. Below are my tips for creating the perfect pet friendly basket.

{a couple bags of their favorite treats}

 {dental bones are always great for keeping your pets teeth healthy and clean}
 {stack the bags of treats on top of each other they'll be used as "filler" in the basket}
 {a new matching collar and leash for spring}
 {pastel colored toys for some springtime cheer}
 {can't forget about Easter themed toys}
{stuffed toy with the year on it is great for Easter morning photo opportunities}

Easter Basket 101

 {for the: girly girl}
Easter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to fill Easter baskets with for your loved ones. Below are some of my go-to tips when creating an Easter basket as well as ideas for the girly girl and creating a theme basket.
What's in the basket
Ciate Very Colourfoil Manicure
• Brightly colored towels
sc√ľnci Hair Chalk (found at Walmart or Walgreens)
• Tealight candles
York Design Company Cuff
• Hand soap
• SINFULCOLORS nailpolish (Walgreens)
Decorative Soap

 {Colorful paper or grasses inside a basket complete the look}
 {Shrink Wrap will give your basket a professional look}

{Bows add a touch to chic and are a must on any gift}
Check out my tutorial to recreate this bow!
{create a theme basket: candy, color, products..etc}