Multi-tasking today. Writing my 3 Things post and showing off my 2 tiered tray. Love this series; you can read my first 3 things posts, here and here. Just couldn’t be the only blogger who doesn’t share her tiered tray festooned for Easter. So taking advantage of my captive audience to show that off, too.
Let’s start with Write with Me: 3 Things, a series created by Laura at The Horton Family Blog.
- What 3 things are on your spring bucket list? Actually, my spring bucket list consists of 16 (odd number -well, an even odd number) activities. Three of the activities I look most forward to are discovering ways to find peace, picnic with my PC, and taking a class or a course. Come back on 04.21.2019 to check out my first spring bucket list update.
- Spring cleaning, spring forward or spring break. Which is your favorite and why? My spring break days are behind me, so will eliminate that one. But it is a toss-up between spring cleaning and springing forward. I will happily spring forward if it means we get more daylight. So nice to have time after dinner for our walks, to work in the yard, or sit on the patio. But I truly enjoy spring cleaning in a obsessive-compulsive way. Have just finished cleaning my second room this spring season. Brennyn and Lauren joke – kinda – about how at least one day on their spring breaks was always spent cleaning…baseboards, ceiling fans, taking the blinds out to the scrub on the driveway, washing curtains and bedspreads and tumbling stuffed animals in the dryer. Gayle in the video below has nothing on me! That vacuum cleaner scene…straight out of my den. Oh, the times I have twirled in the midst of cleaning house.
- What 3 dishes will be on your Easter menu? Almost embarrassed or ashamed to admit this publicly but I am not cooking for Easter. Are you still there? Have you defriended me yet? Horrors, I know. But it just doesn’t make any sense for me to spend $50+ to buy all of the ingredients for deviled eggs, ham, twice-baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, ‘green jello’, dessert of some sort for just the 2 of us. And then to have mounds of leftovers that I won’t be interested in eating nor need to eat beyond the day after. We are trying to lose weight over here for pity sake. Instead, we are going to the Centennial Club on Ft. Bliss and partaking of their Easter buffet. Eating to our heart’s content and then going home. No cooking, no dishes, no leftovers. Just one grand pig-out.
While you’re here, just real quick, let me share the way I decked out my tiered tray for Easter.
My Easter-Festooned Tiered Tray
I found my tray on Amazon. It has 2 tiers and is an oblong shape. With a very vintage, distressed finish to it’s rusty paint.
The flocked bunny in the first photo was given to me by my BFF Sharon. And the beaded garland was given to me by Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom. Found most of the other items at Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Target and Walmart. You might notice the Ball jar of chocolate Easter eggs. We have not opened the jar to eat a single one. Yet.
Have you gotten on the tiered tray bandwagon yet? I put out lots of other decorations but the tiered tray is a great way to just add a little festiveness to your home if you aren’t into large plastic Easter eggs and big plush bunnies. How would you respond to Laura’s 3 things this month? Please leave me your thoughts in a comment below.
I am sad to report that May will be the last 3 things post until fall. Have really enjoyed this opportunity to do a little more writing so will be glad to start again when the time comes. Until then, Dee is continuing her short story prompts. Need to get my story written for the latest prompt. Too many blog post ideas, too little time!
Hugs and kisses,