Easter 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hey y'all! Long time no see! We are finally getting back into a normal routine which we are both looking forward to after traveling to NYC then packing up and heading to my in-laws 2 days later for Easter. I'm really hoping to blog about our trip this week but we'll see what happens with life...

Since I don't want our Easter to get lost in the archives, I figured I'd go ahead and share our weekend with y'all :) Friday, we really hung around at home most of the night, relaxed and then I made Stephen watch "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!" - he was slightly weirded out by it lol We were in bed by 9 pm which was lovely after a tiring week.

Saturday, we got up, made breakfast, I packed real quick and then we headed to my in-laws. There's a small outlet mall about half way to their house so we stopped in for the J Crew Factory sale and boy did we rack up... the whole store was 50% off and their clearance was an extra 60%! We saved about $260 which was fun to see on the receipt - and helps justify it ;) I got these scalloped shortsthis ruffled topthis black tank with a fun bottomthis polka dot dress (this is the first dress in this style that didn't make me look huge as a house), this pencil skirt, this floral print dress (I ended up wearing it for Easter), this structured dressthis button down for work and this button down for work - these are seriously my favorite button downs for work. I wanted to share this leopard sweater was on sale and this ruffled button down - I have both and love them!! What I really wanted to get from this visit was this ruffle sleeve shirt in white but they're literally sold out everywhere - I hope they're restocked by Memorial Day sales.

This is getting really long already but Stephen also made out like a bandit - even getting a button down shirt for $4!!! He walked away with these shortsbutton downbutton down and button down along with another button down and tie that wasn't online. We popped into Restoration Hardware outlet but didn't see anything so we headed down to Okeechobee.

We had lunch when we got there and then went to work. We dyed Easter eggs with our niece, Siena - we tried the egg inside the whisk trick which worked well but I think next year, things will go a lot smoother. We played with bubbles, chalk and did a few rounds of corn hole before the boys did yard work and the girls sewed. My MIL is a wonderful sewer (she made Siena's Easter dress) and taught Lauren and me how to sew with a kitchen towel project. It was a lot of fun and the towels turned out great! After, we ate dinner and settled in for a movie before I fell asleep during it and went to bed.

When we first arrived, Siena woke up from a nap so she was tired and we hadn't seen her since Christmas so it took a little warming up. Stephen was the cutest and wanted to play with her so badly - it didn't take her long to warm back up to us :)

Lauren sewing it up like a pro!

The finished product

Sunday, we were up early for the sunrise service. Thankfully, the weather was nice and the service went well. Since Stephen's dad is the pastor, we had to hang around until breakfast, Sunday school and 2nd service was over. Once we got back to the house, we did a small Easter egg hunt for Siena and the boys grilled steaks for lunch. After lunch we packed up and headed home which was nice because we were able to relax and get everything in order for the week.

Lauren and I took Siena to play in the kids rooms during the 2nd service sermon and she loved the keyboard

She was so over the pictures at this point

She was a pro at getting Easter eggs! The kids at the hunts next year better watch out ;)

I am so looking forward to a normal week (minus Stephen's launch on Tuesday) and I'm finally getting back on track with my nutrition plan and workouts - so ready for feel good again! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! I loved seeing everyone's beautiful families in their Easter best on Instagram :) Linking up with Biana


  1. It looks like a fabulous weekend! I can't believe all of the stuff y'all made out with at J.Crew! That ruffle top is precious and I'm definitely stalking the site for that one!

  2. What a great weekend with the family! Love the dress you wore on Easter! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Fun! And that dress! Love that color green for spring!

  4. LOVE your Easter dress! Looks like y'all had such a great weekend!! Y'all definitely found some reallllly good deals there! Love everything you got!! Your niece is just the cutest- love her dress too, your MIL is so talented!

  5. Your niece is soo cute and I just love your dress!

  6. Stephen is so cute with your niece! Love your dress and now you have me stalking that JCrew top too!

  7. Again, I'm obsessed with your Easter dress - you guys made out great at JCrew!! Looks like such a fun weekend of celebrating!