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Eggstrordinary Ideas

Tonight’s the night to dye all those Easter Eggs for the Easter Bunny to come and hide.

Here are some Eggstrordinary Easter Ideas:

Jennifer Michie Eggstrordinary Ideas

1. Egg Cup Vases: Fleuretica
2. Silhouette Easter Eggs: Le Papier Studio
3. Watercolored Eggs: Atelier Christine
4. DIY Marbled Easter Eggs: Minted
5. New York Subway Easter Eggs: The SoHo Blog
6. Natural Dyed Eggs: The Sweetest Occasion
7. Kool-Aid Dyed Eggs: Puj Blog

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Hopping In To Easter

Look what I’ve been pinning lately:

Jennifer Michie Easter To Bake

1. Chocolate Easter Bunny Cake: The Cake Blog
2. Bunny Cookies & Milk: Munchkin Munchies
3. Six Layer Coconut Covered Chocolate Peep Cake: Half Baked Harvest
4. Easter Bunny Cake: Craftsy
5. Peep Pops: Sweet Lulu

Jennifer Michie Easter To Make

1. DIY Eggshell Tea Lights: Little Inspiration
2. DIY Easter Egg Candy Boxes: Coco and Mingo
3. Pastel Easter Eggs: Victoria Magazine
4. Miffy Easter Tote: Small Fry
5. DIY Easter Favor Bags: A Pretty Cool Life

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Easter Round-Up

There are still a few more days before the Easter Bunny comes to visit. If you are stuck for ideas, here are some things I have been pinning lately. Enjoy!

These Bunny Cake Pops are perfect for little and big hands alike to munch away on, while searching for eggs the Easter Bunny has hidden with their free hand:

Joy the Baker does it again, with these fabulous looking Hot Cross Bun Pancakes, a glorious Easter breakfast treat:

Hide little candy surprises in these Bunny Ear Bags, that you could tuck into a basket or use at a place setting for your Easter table:

Don’t have an Easter basket? Martha Stewart has created some beautiful crepe paper ones:

The Cake Blog shows you how to make a Speckled Egg Cake. Quite the centerpiece for your dessert table:

These Paper Flower Headbands are adorable and would look fetching on any gal, be she big or small:

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Easter Packages

I got a Easter surprise in the mail yesterday and it just made my day!

It is snowing outside this morning, like someone has shaken up a snow globe. Coming day hard and fast and then swirling all about.  We have gotten up early to get ready and try and get a train to the bigger town down the tracks, so we can run our errands today.

Fingers crossed, we’ll get there!

{sorry the image is a little grainy, I snapped it quickly on my phone and ran to take out a cherry pie slab from my oven for date night dessert}

A Walk in the Country

image (2)The rain that was pouring when we arrived subsided early in the morning and we got to spend our first real day in nothing but sunshine! It was still very windy, it made my fur ruffle, but it was lovely nonetheless!

We got up yesterday morning and Gigi went to work making everyone breakfast from the breakfast basket in the cottage. We had fresh local bread and bacon with scrambled eggs, it was heavenly.

After breakfast we got ready, put on our wellies and headed out. I wanted to do one of my favorite walks. It is the long way round to the pub, but on the way, you pass fields you can cut through, an adorable village hall, a charming stream, an old church that has been there since medieval times and lots of farms and fairytale-sque cottages.

village hallWellies on and bundled up, we headed out across the fields with the mud sticking to our boots, we soon washed that off in a huge puddle and headed for the hall. It was just as I had remembered it from the Summer. Quaint. From there is was down the stream and across the fields to walk the tree lined avenue up to the church.

It was still decorated for Easter with brownware pottery vases that hung off the pews filled with wild flowers and daffodils! I sat down by my favorite stained glass window in there and in the cool of the church and the silence, I just reflected.

stained glassWe moved on after that heading back down the avenue but this time walking under the old gatehouse and came across a field with a big fat pheasant in there, who just studied us, while we gazed at him.

Next through the storybook village, where people sell their fresh jam, eggs and vegetables from their doorsteps and then on to the pub.

After such a long walk, I was ready for a pint! It is a local pub with a good micro brewery attached and I was more than ready for my favorite ale from them, however, “Lovely’s Fair” was not in season, so we tried a pint of “Stella”, a single hop pale ale that had a little bite at the end, but went wonderfully with my sausage and mash. Our bellies were full, my whiskers were covered in gravy, so Gigi helped me clean them.

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We headed out to go home and cut by one of the big farms, their paddocks full of new mamas and baby lambs, all running around soft and fuzzy looking. Their little lambikin ears sticking out and raising up as we spoke to them, adorable! We took the long way home to enjoy a bit more of the countryside views.

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We spent the evening, listening to music, dancing around and staying cozy by our little fire. We all went to bed deliciously happy as our lungs were filled with country air, our bellies filled with good food and our hearts filled with the love of life and good company!

Gnome by the Fire

Hanging Out

I hope that you all had a lovely Easter? We did, although it didn’t feel much like an Easter Sunday in the South, as we were cold and rainy in our neck of the woods!

I am going to take a break here for a little bit and enjoy the rest of my Easter Holiday with Mr. Michie.

While, I am out and about hanging out with him, Goose Girl & Foxy have kindly agreed to take over for me and they will be posting in my absence.

Have a wonderful, wonderful week and I will see y’all in a few days….

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Goose Girl & Foxy Day One:

P.S. GiGi has informed that she was up early with the chickens and has already put up a small post, click the image below to go to their site!

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Easter Time Rag

Goose Girl and I worked very hard this year getting the farm ready for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

We hid eggs filled with candy surprises all over the farm with a giant gold foil wrapped bunny hidden in a very secret hiding place for one lucky person to find.

The winner of that prize was Molly Moo, she found it just where I had nestled it, in a tree hollow that was slightly covered by daffodils. If she hadn’t had stopped to munch on the daffodils she would not have seen the gold wrapper shimmering at her.

Molly Moo Easter 2012

We had so much fun, a huge turnout, more than we expected! We almost ran out of the sugar cookies Goose Girl made. She cut them into chicks and bunny and egg shapes and decorated them with pastel colored icing and sprinkles, they were very festive!

She laid them out onto platters that rested on tables covered with gingham fabric and decorated with mason jars of spring flowers and giant pitchers of fresh lemonade. That way all the adventurous Easter egg hunters had something to snack on and quench their thirst with after they had worked so hard filling their Easter baskets.

I decided I would make a mini film about some of the Easter preparations that we got up to. This was my first attempt at making a film, it is a little rough here and there, but I am pretty proud of it! We hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Easter!

Easter Time Rag from Jennifer Michie on Vimeo.