I’m dog sitting (again!) this week. I’m with two cute and cuddly poodles, in the house of what I would call an elegant minimalist. Everything has a place here, everything is intentional, and the lack of clutter is admirable. The decorations and knick knacks are restrained, far from my typical holiday Dollar Tree decor. Every here and there around the house you get a whiff of Easter, mostly in bowl filled with beautiful Easter eggs. As I get older, and without kids, the holidays that aren’t the big ones, or the ones that don’t involve all day drinking, are something I’m starting to overlook. I don’t think I own any Easter decorations, and we all know the only Easter eggs I have around are the ones that wouldn’t last long in a bowl.
It’s a little bit sad to realize the traditions that you looked forward to as a kid don’t have the same special meaning to you as an adult without kids. I remember so many Saturdays before Easter coloring eggs with my family. We always made sure to make an “ugly egg” at the end – one that got dipped in every color of dye. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the traditions – I still do, but I’m not going to go to all the work to decorate, or bake a bunch of special goodies – my pants are ready for all that extra jelly.
I was browsing through Facebook today when a co-worker came in and said he’s been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately. I browsed to the site and was instantly hooked on how many creative and awesome Easter pins there were. So…I decided if I’m not going to decorate or make anything special for Easter, I can at least write a blog post on the 20 Coolest Easter Ideas and Recipes on Pinterest. Things that I appreciate and admire for their creativity, but things it’s doubtful I’ll soon try. Enjoy!
1. Easter Oreo Bark from Lil’ Luna
2. Easter Cheese Puff “Carrots” from Blooming Where I’m Planted
3. Easter Peeps S’mores from Eclectic Recipes
4. Easter Jelly Bean Topiary Tree from Crafty Sisters.
5. Easter Cookie Butter Popcorn from I Heart Nap Time.
6. Easter Floral Arrangement with Peeps from The Autocrat
7. Fruity Pebbles Easter Pops from The Novice Chef
8. Peeps on a Stick from Your Homebased Mom
9. No Bake Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs from Tidy Mom
10. Easter Rapper’s Delight Printable from Fontaholic.
11. Easter Bunny Butt Cake from Betty Crocker
12. Deep Fried Cadbury Creme Egg from Something Swanky
13. Easter Marshmallow Bark from Butter with a Side of Bread
14. Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham with Pineapple from Six Sisters’ Stuff
15. Oreo Bunny Truffles from One Sweet Appetite
16. Chocolate Covered Easter Carrot Strawberries from Sugar Bean Bakers
17. Carrot Cake Roll from Woman’s Day
18. Silk Dyed Easter Eggs from Country Living
19. Easter Egg Nests from Nestle Meals.com
20. Nutter Butter Easter Bunnies from Plain Chicken