Monday, April 1, 2013


It seems that I've totally missed the boat on this one.  Apparently, Easter is supposed to be like a second Christmas??  I didn't get the memo.  I planned on not spending any money, and guess what?  I didn't.

On Friday, Brian came home with some goodies that a patient had given him for the kids (bag of whopper eggs and chocolate bunnies).  We had the same thought, "Cool, we can use this for their Easter baskets."  I wish I would have snapped a picture of their baskets, but it's not very hard to visualize...1 chocolate bunny on a stick and 3 plastic eggs.  And get this, each plastic egg had not 1, but 2 whoppers inside!  I know, right?

Dare I say it, but the kids were perfectly happy.  They didn't even ask if that was it, or where's the rest of our Easter stuff?  Poor kids, they have no idea what they are missing out on.  But I didn't short change them completely.  They've been on this superhero kick lately so I decided they needed actual capes.  I've got heaps of fabric, so I made them these.

   Yes, they're reversible!  Everybody knows superheros need a  red cape, but I wanted them to be individualized too.  Rainbow Rockstar Riley , Lightning Fast Aiden and Flower Power Ella (my nature lovin hippie child).  Ok, so the names need a little work, but they absolutely love their capes!  I don't even want to calculate the number of hours it took me to make them, but they were all worth it.

I don't feel guilty at all about skimping out on Easter.  They don't seem to care either.  Total cost on Easter: $0.  Watching kids whiz past you as they defeat Dr. Covenant (who is accused of capturing Maddex), priceless.
**not an actual Mastercard slogan

And in other news, Muffin Monday did not disappoint today.

Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins, for the recipe CLICK HERE

The only changes I made were:
-Instead of all white sugar, I used half white and half brown + 1 tbsp.  I don't know why the extra tbsp was necessary, but it's what other people were saying they did.
-Add chocolate chips until you say, yeah, that's about right.

1 comment:

  1. Love the capes!! Amazing! Meanwhile, that picture is priceless! Love it all! Happy Easter!