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Happy Easter

Happy Easter From Our Home To Yours~                                                                              Via         xoxo                                                          
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Easter Lemon Icebox Pie

In keeping with the tradition  of Easter, a fabulous dessert must be present for Easter Dinner. Wouldn't you agree... I asked my husband what dessert he would like for Easter Sunday. "Would you like a pineapple upside down cake?" I asked. "Oh, no it is tasty but too gooey."  "How about a coconut cream pie?" " I was thinking about that Lemon Icebox pie that you made when Dad and Deb where here." Decision is made, and  Here is the Easter recipe I am sharing with you! I am serving this sweet and tangy baker's confection on some of my favorite Spring plates  they are the Lenox Butterfly Meadow Collection. Any plate that has butterflies and flowers as it's pattern is a favorite of mine. This is our breakfast nook and I wanted to make Good Friday extra special. The color purple has been significant all throughout Lent. This year Lent began February 10 and ends March 26th. I have kept a bouquet or plant of purple flowers throughout the seaso
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Wandering Wednesday~Dallas Arboretum

I cannot think of a better place to wander than through an Arboretum. Where birds sing melodically, and sweet, soft fragrances linger on a gentle Spring  breeze. No one is in a rush, in fact strolling is encouraged. It all feels like the good old days...a tranquil paradise where one's soul can rest. Please join me and then tell me, where you have wandered this past week? The Arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of White Rock Lake and the downtown Dallas skyline. The majority of the grounds were once part of a 44-acre estate known as Rancho Encinal, built for geophysicist Everette Lee  DeGolyer and his wife Nell. Nell's interests included her wonderful flower gardens. The DeGolyer home is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Dallas Blooms  is the largest floral festival in the Southwest, with gardens that explode with over 500,000 blooms. In 2015 it was named by Fodor's Travel as one of America's best Spring Floral Festivals. It tru
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DIY Easter Centerpiece

Each Easter we gather our families together for our annual Easter egg hunt and dinner. This year we celebrated on Palm Sunday. I always enjoy getting together we our extended and melded family of many. The day is always filled with much laughter and memory making moments, organized chaos, the sound of busy feet, squeals of delight and smiles. In fact, if we can make it through one of our large gatherings without any injuries or too big of tears we consider the entire event successful! This year we combined Easter and our granddaughters Birthday celebration together. I am sharing with you today one of the simplest Easter Centerpieces you will ever make. I made another one a few years ago using faux flowers that you might want to take a peek at too, it is  here. Did I mention that I really enjoy entertaining, especially our family...big smile. I just really like to share with you all, tips on how to entertain in our homes with our families. You know, family is our most precious gift and
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Easter Vignette On My Tea Cart

I am so happy that you have joined me here today and I just know that we all have Easter thoughts on our minds. So, today I am sharing a little Easter vignette on my Tea Cart with you, along with a couple of links to previous inspiration on my tea cart and a Easter wreath from a few years ago. I also just wanted to say how much all of us appreciate you joining us in  Thoughts of Home on Thursday and thank you again for making my Thursday so special and inspiring . This vintage tea cart is rattan and once was brown, about twenty five years ago or more,  but  as time  passed the brown lost it's luster. An easy update was a little gold paint. My tea cart is perfect for all Seasonal's Vignette's , but I do believe that Spring becomes her  the very most. A variety of eggs and keepsakes from the sweetest of friends, and dearest of daughter's,  grandmother's and my Mother. Soft pastels and creamy whites add a whisper of elegance and simplicity in the dining room. One whims
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Wandering Wednesday

How have you been since last week? Any knew news to share or thoughts of any particular kind? You do not have to have a blog to chime in, so please do. Today is Wandering Wednesday and I have a few things on my mind of where my wanderings took me and I surely do hope you can help me. I know that many of you are gardeners with a vast knowledge of plants, plant care and such. This is one of the many joys of blogging, we are able to ask one another for assistance in  all  sorts of matters. I certainly would like information on the type of Hydrangeas these are. My second question is how do you get back in the routine of something after you have let it go for quite awhile? What motivates you to "begin," again? I sure would enjoy hearing from you and helping me with some of my wandering questions  and in turn I'd like to hear from you too.                                                               Wild Woman Sisterhood Thank you for joining me! xoxo
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