Things That Make Me Smile

This is a special ‘Things That Make Me Smile’ post for this wonderful Easter Sunday. Even though I’m an atheist it’s my favourite holiday to go all out on (beside Halloween but that’s a given). I mentioned it every year how I grew up with quiet an extravagant amount of Easter festivities and tradition. My grandmother on my father’s side of the family grew up in a farming community that mostly consisted of Polish/Ukrainian families so her Germany family adopted their traditions. Easter to them is big holiday. So even though I don’t celebrate the religious side of it like Lent I do enjoy decorating my house with bunnies, having an Easter tree made of pussywillows, dying eggs, and displaying my array of handmade designed Easter eggs, plus chocolate (who could forget the chocolate). It’s all rather strange, but then again I’m rather strange.

temporary tattoo batman unicorn easter eggs  (12)
My favourite tattoo Easter eggs. The second one is a swimming horse, it’s hard to see but it has bubbles on it’s body and all around. (DIY here, and most of them here)

my little pony easter egg  (1)The top of my shelf, which happens to be filled wtih My Little Pony’s and Pysanky eggs.

things that make me smile (2)Making bracelets! One for my friend’s little girl and one for me. Kit Kat is a nickname that one of my co-worker calls me and I think it’s adorable.

easter nail designs (1)easter nail designs (2)
My Easter themed nail designs.

things that make me smile (7) things that make me smile (6)Butter cleaning herself on her cat palace. She doesn’t sit there very much right now but I have a feeling when it starts getting sunnier she will not be able to resist sunbathing there.

things that make me smile (1) things that make me smile (2)This year’s Easter display. I didn’t end up getting an Easter tree this year because of health issues related to my concussion which meant I was home bound for the last week. Instead I have my coffee table which has been decorated all month with our Easter goodies, and various decor. I love these giant Easter eggs I found at Dollarama.

things that make me smile (6)My rainbow collection of jump rings which are for April’s DIY project.

temporary tattoo batman unicorn easter eggs  (2)A bowl of crazy, some glow in the dark plastic Easter eggs I decorated.

naturally dyed floral easter eggs  (37)Trying out something new and being blown away by the results. These are stunning, I honestly had to stop myself from doing more (I already decorated 2 dozen). They are really fun and the natural dye is surprisingly fun to experiment with.
DIY of them here.

things that make me smile (3)things that make me smile (1)Holiday snail mail! Made these postcards myself with Easter transfers and plenty of stickers.

things that make me smile (5)Easter weekend suffered the same fate as the last month which doesn’t make me smile but I always find it pretty to find a fresh white blanket of snow in the morning.

things that make me smile (1)Oh also these cute St. Patrick Day postards. Wrong holiday but aren’t these stickers adorable?

things that make me smile (9)Happy Easter!


This Week in Photos: Easter Addition

easter window decalsI had a wonderful week (mostly thanks to only working 3 days) and have already started my long Easter weekend. It’s been a good week, although I’ve made myself super busy. However I think as soon I’ve sorted out my hair it’ll be pure relaxation (I’m switching to a new color, check out Sunday’s self-portrait post to see the new color). Tonight in fact I am going to see Minilogue – if you don’t know who they are check out their Soundcloud – one of my favourite DJ duos and it’s their last tour together. I’m going to dance a lot and enjoy the rest of the weekend hanging out with Victor. I also managed to track down some pussywillows yesterday and have the most amazing Easter tree – they put a really big smile on my face. I’ve never had an Easter tree while I’ve been living in Montreal, mostly due to be hella broke most of the time so it feels really good to have one now. It’s really blinged out too and I took far too many photos of it so it’ll be at the very bottom hidden under a link. :)

silk easter eggs (14) silk easter eggs (25)Taken on Saturday after finishing my DIY for silk tie eggs. These didn’t turn out as great as I hoped but I love them anyways.

butterButter’s first steps outside after a long winter. Not Easter related but my little ball of fur is too cute to pass up.

hello kitty easter egg temporary tattoo easter eggs (9)My favourite of my temporary tattoo easter eggs with notes going around the whole egg.

temporary tattoo easter eggs (3)A look at the rest of the Hello Kitty tattoo easter eggs, DIY is here!

bye bye hairBye wonderful hair! I will miss your coral tones.

easter (15)I only bought 1 bag of Lindor easter eggs to fill up my little plastic egg containers since Victor didn’t want to have lots of chocolate and I usually buy tons the day after so I get discounts.

easter postcardThe last of all Easter postcards. Now that my Easter postcards are done, I am already planning what ones I will send for the Summer.

easter (4) easter (3)My mini Easter shrine I setup of all my random bunnies and various eggs decor. The bunny piggy bank statue btw was given to my by my baby brother almost 10 years so and I treasure it so much. Also the large plastic eggs light up and flash 4 colors – it’s amazing.

easter (1)I found the cutest bowls last night at Dollarama and now want to buy more so I can switch all my eggs into them.

easterEaster nails!

easter (10) easter (11)Easter window decals and pussywillows (and yes I own window decals for every season and holiday – they are really fun to play around with)

easter (14)My Easter tree prior to decoration. The florist I found was selling branchs that had almost no bloomed pussywillows or sticks of bloomed pussywillows so I combines a few together and was really happy with the over all results. When I was a kid we drove out to the farm area of Edmonton and actually sawed down a large branch. Mine is like a baby tree.

easter (24)Butter like usual is super curious about the tree.

easter (37)My finished tree
(if your wondering why this photos looks kinda dull it’s because it’s super cloudy outside)

Lots more photos of the tree below
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