Antique Chest of Drawers

Furnishings of Character | Storypiece.netLast week I mentioned that we recently inherited this beautiful antique dresser from my father in law.  It’s a piece that has been passed down for generations and now we get to be the keepers of it for a season.

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Birthday Dessert

Birthday Dessert |

Last Sunday was my birthday and as far as birthdays go, this one was…. different.  The kids were gone all weekend at a church retreat which left Tyson and I to ourselves. Although we had a lovely stay-cation, it also drove home the reality that having the weeks AND weekends to ourselves is going to be our new normal very soon.  The kids got home on Sunday, but the day is always filled with so much activity that it didn’t feel very birthday-ish.

However, Tess wanted to bake me a cake, which I knew she would want to do.  If the girl’s first word was “purple“, her second word was “party”.  Birthdays are huge in her book and she can seriously pursue a career as a party planner because she lives to make people feel like their day is the most special day EVER.

And although her intentions were sweet, there just wasn’t enough time in the day to pull off the cake she had dreamt of making me.  The whole thing fell apart and so did my girl.

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Closet Storage

Top Shelf Storage Ideas |

Happy Monday!  I’m back with another weekly organization tip.  I’m happy to report that our kitchen drawer organizer is working amazingly well and I love catching the smile on Tyson’s face when he opens the drawer and sees a place for everything and everything in it’s place.

This week, I want to take a look at some closet storage solutions.  We recently inherited this gorgeous antique dresser.

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Easter Theme Baskets for Teens

Teen Gift Basket Ideas |

To go along with the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt that I have planned for this year, I’m beginning to brainstorm Easter basket ideas.  Even though my kids are teenagers, the excitement of finding a little something special left for them Easter morning has not diminished.  And this year, I decided to come up with themed Easter baskets that are specifically suited to my kids.

The beauty of putting together a theme Easter baskets is that it can go a lot of different ways.  This by no means is a comprehensive list… just some things that have caught my eye.

So here are my picks for teens that may have outgrown bubbles and crayons, but not Easter baskets.

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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Easter Scavenger Hunt |

Easter (like Christmas) is very important around here because of it’s spiritual significance. However, the holiday is also filled with fun family traditions that my kids still love.  The baskets, the egg dying, the Easter egg hunt, the chocolate bunnies and Cadbury eggs…  Sure they’re teenagers so there is no mystery behind a magical bunny delivering all the goods, but they still dig the festivities nonetheless.

Easter Carnival | Storypiece.netThis year will most likely be our last Easter with Evan for a while.   With our son heading to college, I’m continually aware of how different things are going to be and so I want to make this Easter a memorable one. When I heard about an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, I knew I’d come across the perfect solution for my teens.

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