Easter Brunch

Every year for Easter we do a big brunch with the family.  My family rotates who hosts and this year it’s at my aunts.  Which will be so nice to go and enjoy and not have to stress out about all those things you stress out about when you host.  But, a little crazy part of me wishes I was hosting so I could set my table for a Easter brunch!  So, I thought it would be fun to set up my table how I would want it to look anyway.  With Heidi’s help of course!  We made some tissue paper and coffee filter flowers to add to the table decorations, and I love how it turned out.  The best part is I only had to do 4 place settings not the 40 that we usually have when we all get together.

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I’m all about using what you got and getting a little creative with it.  The table runner with the white polka dots is craft paper.  I used sheet moss for under the flowers on the plates. On top of that is the  coffee filter flowers the tutorial we used is here.  The tiny pink tissue paper flowers we made has q-tips in the centers and we hot glued them to the branches.  The tutorial for those flowers are here.  Heidi and I had so much fun getting together to make the flowers.  They were really cheap to make and it adds a lot to the decorations.

So there you go, yes I’m a little nuts but thats what makes me, me!  I think I’ll keep it like this for a while because it make me smile whenever I walk into my dinning room.

Love,

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Bunco Party

Our bunco group just got together at my house so I spruced up a bit.  I love hosting a party and getting all my fancy dishes out and adding some flowers around the house. IMG_1091

Our group has been getting together for 13 years!  We have raised our kids together shared our struggles and enjoyed a ton of good times.  I feel so blessed to be part of this group, as time goes on our dynamics have changed but once we all get together it’s like old times.  We end up talking so much that not a whole lot of dice rolling happens.  Thats what its all about for me, its the fellowship and bunco is just an excuse to get together.

We’ve had lots of good memories over the years.  We call it “bunco night” but we don’t always get together to play bunco.  We have gone out to do all kinds of fun stuff like going out to the movies or out to the casino to play bingo.  It’s got to the point that our husbands ask us now what are we really going to go out and do this time.  One of the coolest things we got together to do was when we signed up to do Relay for Life two years in a row.  We needed a team name so we came up with “Bunco Bettys” and it stuck.  We affectionately refer to ourselves as that all the time now.

We all have gotten kind of busy so we haven’t gotten together for almost 5 months!  It was really nice to see everyone again.

Of course a party isn’t complete with out plenty to eat and drink and don’t forget table snacks when rolling dice.

I found this print of the flower online and printed it off for free from here a Craftberry Bush.

There is all kinds of different rules on how to play.  We have just found what works best for us and all agreed on them.  We do a $5 buy in and we distribute the winnings accordingly: 1st place goes to most buncos, 2nd place goes to most wins, 3rd place goes to second most wins, and 4th place goes to  biggest loser. If your looking for rules on how to play I found these on Pinterest that I liked.

I’m loving spring and had to add tulips all over the house.  The antler print I got from here at Lolly and Jane.

Here’s to getting together with your girls friends and playing bunco!  Did I inspire you to start a group? I hope so, it’s so worth it! If your already in a group do you have any additional fun idea you can share with me?

Enjoy your day,

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Decorating my House for St. Patty’s Day

I normally don’t decorate for St. Patrick’s Day but this year I got inspired.  I didn’t do a whole lot just some little touches here and there.  So I thought I would share…

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Here’s my front porch and one thing I have realized is how hard it is to take pictures.  I have a fancy camera that I don’t know how to use.  The sun is never in the right spot among many other issues.  I think I need to take a class!

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I put together a banner for our green dinner the other day so I added it to my wreath when we were all done with it.

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The green polka dot is tissue paper, my porch is covered so I can get away with putting paper products outside for a little while.  Oh and Kitty wanted to be in the photo shoot, she’s such a good model.

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My mantel all dressed up!  I found this “You are my Lucky Charm” print on Pinterest here and it’s free!

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 Ok… I admit once I got started decorating I was having too much fun and didn’t want to stop.  I promise this is the last picture …

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I’m hosting Bunco at my house this month, so I thought it would be fun to decorate a little for the holiday. Now that the decorating is done I need to clean. I don’t know about you, but when I start decorating I make a huge mess. Do you decorate for St. Patrick’s Day?

Love,

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