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Friday, April 15, 2022

 Simple Pleasures #35

I love all things Easter.

I have wonderful Easter memories from when I was a child and from when my daughters were small. 

Easter eggs

Every Easter was spent at my grandparents' home in Kentucky when I was growing up. 

We would leave Canada early on Good Friday morning and arrive in Kentucky later that afternoon. 

The family florist next to their house was always a hive of activity as corsages were necessary for every female from little girls to grandmothers. 

Easter corsage

When I was eleven my grandmother paid me 25 cents an hour to bag corsages in the basement of the florist.

It was my first job.

Michler Florist Lexington Kentucky

Sunday morning always arrived with a flurry of last-minute activity at the florist and after checking out our Easter baskets and eating a quick breakfast we donned our finest Easter outfits. 

In those days we wore frilly dresses, patent leather shoes, gloves, and hats.

As you can see I carried on the tradition with my own two daughters. 

dressed for easter

Photographs may fade, but the memories never will.

Simple Inspiration

the great gift of Easter is hope

Lovely Reads

flower book

Make elegant Easter eggs with this inexpensive hack.

mimosa recipes for Easter

trifle bowl easter centerpiece

How to make a no-sew sock bunny.

DIY dollar store easter decorations

Gluten-Free Easter Dessert

I love bundt cakes, but it can be difficult to find a gluten-free version that is as yummy as the cakes I remember.

I found this Gluten-Free Hummingbird Bundt Cake just in time for Easter.

gluten-free hummingbird bundt cake recipe

I love the fact that it is an easy bake in one pan cake.

Coconut oil, avocado oil, banana, and pineapple make the cake moist and delicious.

There is no fussy frosting to worry about. Just drizzle some glaze or sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.

What I'm Reading

I am currently engrossed in the newest book by one of my favorite authors.

A Sunlit Weapon by Jacqueline Winspear

A Sunlit Weapon is #17 in the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear.

In the latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series, a series of possible attacks on British pilots leads Jacqueline Winspear's beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs into a mystery involving First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

The story takes place in WWII England and involves the first female pilots who ferried planes in Great Britain. 

If you have never read any of this series I would recommend starting with the first book in the series or you can purchase a box set of books 1 through 6.


Darling spring apron

anthropologie spring apron

Three flower journals

three floral journals anthropologie

Pretty spring dresses

spring dress Shein

Floral Print Lantern Sleeve Dress Without Belt

Kohl's petite midi dress

Tammy Midi T-Shirt Dress in Spring Ditsy Floral

Plaid Tie-Waist Midi Dress Madewell

Warm weather sandals

Steve Madden Women's Donddi Flat Sandal

Open Full Size Image Sam Edelman Bay Double E Sandals

Crossover Slide Sandal

Freshen up your home for spring

WOMHOPE Set of 4 Vintage Spring Flower Decorative Throw Pillow Covers

Calypso Basics Fresh Lemons by Reston Lloyd, 19oz Acrylic Ice Tea Drinkware, Set of 6, white, lemon, green

FADFAY Floral Bedding Shabby Blue Bird Print Bed Sheet Set Luxury Bedding Collections 800 Thread Count 100% Egyptian Cotton Deep Pocket, 4 Piece-Queen Size

pink hyacinth print

Baxton Studio Anjou Traditional French Accent Writing Desk, White

Catching Up

Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and prayers. Katy is out of the ICU and recovering at her home. She is still very weak and we have spent the week taking her to different medical appointments. 

I did get in to see my doctor on Wednesday and have an appointment with the neurologist on Monday. Hopefully we can come up with a solution for the pain that doesn't leave me too groggy to function. 

I have to be able to drive her and to continue working as I need the extra income.

Continued prayers for both of us are very welcome.

Easter Memories

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  1. How sweet that pic is of you and your two daughters. Memories like that are wonderful. My grandgirls and all of us are dressing up this Easter with frilly dresses and going to a Champagne Brunch. The grand girls are excited to wear dresses and fancy shoes. Fun to see them get excited to dress up for Easter. No one seems to dress up anymore. Have a great weekend and Happy Easter. Hope your daughter is home and doing well. xoxo Kris

  2. So glad that your daughter is out of the hospital, Laura. I hope that plenty of pain-free days come in your Easter basket.

  3. Glad to hear your daughter is out of the hospital. That is a wonderful picture of you and your young daughters. My mom always made sure I was dressed for Easter. Great memories.

  4. So sorry you and daughter have been ill. May the spirit of hope at Easter comfort you and family.

  5. I am glad your daughter is better and sorry that you have been ill. I love the pictures of you and your daughters. My kids all looked the same way dressed in their Easter finery. Happy Easter- xo Diana

  6. I too have wonderful Easter memories. We girls always got to dress up for Easter at church... and it was pretty dresses my mom had sewn and always black patent leather shoes! We would help make a wood Easter cross for the front of the church.. which was a wood frame and the congregation kids would decorate it with flowers and of course, always had our new Easter hats! I love the picture of you and your daughters! I'm sorry you are still having that pain. I hope it gets resolved very soon. Remember the magnets! They might really work.. they sure were a lifesaver for me when I had that horrible ear pain, which might have been this type of pain you are having now. I went to the website and printed out the GF cake recipe.. it looks and sounds delicious! Take care and Happy Easter! Marilyn

  7. Beautiful Easter memories, Laura. I'm glad to hear that your daughter is out of the hospital. Sending healing thoughts to both of you.


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