Greetings, friends!

Here’s some last minute inspiration for your Easter celebration, in case you fly by the seat of your yoga pants, like me. Otherwise, pin for next year!

1.  Gilded eggs

My girls loved this new take on an old tradition.  We saw this idea on Pinterest and just figured it out for ourselves.  (The pin led to a spam site).  We colored the eggs and then used liquid gilding to add some bling.  We painted the gilding on with a brush by dabbing it and then wiped off some of the gold with a paper towel.  Golden eggs. It’s a beautiful thing. (Gilding is toxic and should only be used by adults or very mature young ones who can be very careful and follow directions. This is grown-up egg decorating! I barely qualify.)

gilded eggs

2. Cabbages and Hydrangeas

So, we planted cabbage last fall and we only harvested one small cabbage. The plants were gorgeous though, and have hung on all winter. I dug a few up today and put them in pots and added them to my Easter table. Cabbages are very underutilized in decorating, don’t you agree? I bought small potted hydrangeas from my grocery store and cut off the stems and used them to decorate each individual place setting.

3. He is Risen! placecards

The very talented Emily collaborated with the very talented Lindsey to create this beautiful collection of Easter printables.  And they’re free.  This is something you can definitely  do before tomorrow, if you need to add some joy to your Easter table.  Thank you, Emily!!

4. Food, for the foodie in all of us.

Here’s part of what’s on the menu:

Smoked ham (smoked today by Stevie, on the Big Green Egg)

Roasted Turkey Breast (Cait doesn’t like ham)

Scalloped Potatoes (I do half sweet potatoes)

Corn salad (thank you Miss Amy!)  Yes, it has Chili Cheese Fritos. Don’t judge me.

Cowboy {Boots} Beans (my own special version) (they didn’t make me an honorary Texan for nothin’)

Roasted Asparagus

Bedeviled eggs (courtesy of my chickens and my sisters’ recipe)

Homemade Rolls

 Chocolate Banana Cream Pie (I’m doing something like this but kinda different!)

Carrot Sheet Cake

5. Hair do’s by Kate
Okay, remember last week when I was yammering on and on about how young and adorable the new generation of bloggers were?  Well, meet Kate, from The Small Things Blog.  And stalk all her hair tutorials. She’s fantastic and I love her. By the way, I saw her hair at Blissdom and it is bayou-tee-full.

You might like the triple topsy tail or the pretty and simple undo .   My girls did the double side twist on me last night.

It was super cute.  I was all dolled up with no where to go.  Unless you count the chicken coop as somewhere to go. Which you should.  Chickens like cute hair, too.

So, basically,  I have my own stylists.  And you better believe I’m gonna abuse the privilege!  I was the same way when I was young, having grown up in my mom’s beauty salon, styling everybody’s hair that would sit still.  It’s in the genes.

This is my version of the double bun, which adds a little wa-wa to my signature bun.  Go forth and style.  And be prepared to buy some new product.


And last but not least, for those hurting, who feel like Easter is a world away, here are some words of comfort.  


Love y’all.

He is Risen!


21 comments on “Weekend Links (Easter Edition)”

  1. Edie those eggs are gorgeous!! Now i want to make some. Next year I guess…

    And Kate’s hair blog has also been a favorite of mine for a while, she’s awesome. Your girls did a great job!

  2. Love the gilded eggs, hairdo (your girls rock!) and cabbages. We grow collards and I love the way they look, almost too pretty and fresh to cook (but I do). Glad you are feeling better for a glorious Easter!

  3. Love your links! And so funny you mentioned Pearls for Girls! I go to church with Marla and she asked me to guest post for her one day in April! 🙂

  4. I love your Blog! You are such an inspiration to me. When I’m feeling a little down, I check Facebook and YAY…there you are with more words of wisdom! Thanks for sharing your heart with us! Hope you and yours have a blessed Resurrection Sunday! So thankful my Savior died for me! and……rose again! He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed! ~Cindy <3

  5. Loving the gilded eggs. So gorgeous!! I have loved Kate’s blog for a year and need to try more oh her styles. Your new profile picture is gorgeous. You look younger than ever!! Your table setting is gorgeous as always, the menu sounds incredibly yummy, including the corn salad with chili cheese Fritos!! Loving the new bag. Still looking for the right church here so we will be worshipping at home with my parents. I hope you have a beautiful Easter day surrounded by your loved ones.
    He is Risen!!
    Hugs 🙂

  6. He is Risen! Beautiful blog post this morning, loving the inspiration Edie. Agree cabbage leaves ARE underused, gosh those are like beautiful hostas you can eat. So you get these pretty leaves but no cabbage head? Still a win to me. Frito corn, never saw that and will be trying that out for sure. Funny thing, before I saw this, my son’s Easter basket already has chili cheese fritos in it as a special snack he enjoys. Now if only I had some peppers! Quiet day here, no family in town and son with fever kills our restaurant plans, but I think after church a quick grocery run will include tri-color peppers and a shot at a few of your recipes. Thanks Edie, God bless.

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