April 6, 2017

Hop to it and get those Easter baskets ready for someBUNNY special!

As far as Easter Baskets go, I am sort of old school. A couple of things and you are good to go. The hard part is trying to figure out what those things are. Smarties, I am here to help. I have created the ULTIMATE SMARTY LIST OF EASTER BASKET IDEAS.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Easter! I can remember as a little girl getting all dressed up to attend church with my grandfather. I remember every detail of my outfit: Little pink cape, little pink shift dress, white gloves, patent leather mary janes with white knee socks, and an Easter Bonnet. That was one of my favorite days. It is forever implanted in memory. From that moment on, Easter became my favorite holiday of the year.

I am hoping this is my year to establish some traditions with my twin 4 year old boys. In years past, we have always been traveling over the Easter holiday. I want to deck them out in seersucker suits with saddle shoes and watch them hunt for Easter eggs. I just know that in a blink of an eye they will say “No, Mom. I am not wearing that.” So my advice to you, do it why they are young. Get your kiddos all dressed up and snap those perfect pics! There is nothing cuter than your little one wearing bunny ears all dressed up.

The Yummy Stuff

Best place to find candy: Candy Girl Confections: 2910 Selwyn Ave
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Donut Cakes are all the rage: Suarez Bakery The Park Road Shopping Center
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Nothing Bundt Cakes right now they have a supper yummy Easter Bundt Cake: 9704 Rea Road, Waxhaw &  601 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204
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First Easter

– Stuffed Animal: Alphabet Soup Gifts- bunny with personalization; Cuddle +Kind (“For every ethically produced, hand-knit doll sold, we provide 10 meals to children in need. ~ Cuddle+Kind) price ranges from $48-$68.00
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– Rattle: Bannor Toys North Carolina wooden State Baby Rattle $19.99 (can be personalized)
– Rabbit Ears: Target Dollar Spot, Dollar Store
– Rabbit Crib Shoes: Gymboree
– Easter outfit: Shower Me with Love
Paper Twist: Baby board books with matching rabbit stuffed animal 2902 Selwyn Avenue, Suite A Charlotte, NC 28209
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– Keepsake/embroidered wall art $50.00 – www.oliveandfox.etsy.com, shopoliverandfox@gmail.com
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– Milestone Blanket(TM) “My first” USA Holiday Baby Milestone Blanket (TM) $33.00 by BATZkids
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– Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddle Blanket Modern Burlap, $26.00
– Swaddle Sack: ww.Fawnandsage.etsy.com, $32.00
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Toddlers

– Easter Book: P is for Peter Rabbit
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Easter Sippy Cup
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– Easter outfit: Shower Me With Love
– Baby/Toddler Fall Knit Hooded Rabbit Ear and Tail Sweater: The Milk Camp, $39.00
– Stuffed Animal: Bunny with personalization – Alphabet Soup Gifts – 3900 Colony Rd, Ste B.

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– Bunny Push Toy Bannor Toys: $31.99 (can be personalized with name)
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– Wooden Toy/ Car Bannor Toys: $16.99 (can be personalized with name)

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– Target Dollar Spot has lots of fun basket fillers, too.

4 -6 year olds

Boys:
Rubber Ducky Raincoat and matching rain boots
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– New Shoes Kixx Shoes — 1730 E Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209

Girls:
– Bunny Slippers: Pottery Barn Kids, $19.50
Gap Baby Bunny Ballet Flats $20 – $30
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– Apron/ Egg dyeing kit – Aprons: Palm Beach Hostess * You can buy one for your daughter’s doll, too.
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Girls and Boys:
– Apron/Egg dyeing kit – Melissa and Doug Chef Apron
Easter Sippy Cup
– Easter Outfit: I love Belk’s little boys selection during Easter.
Easter Book: Guess How Much I Love You by Same McBratney; The Story of Easter by Patricia Pingry, God gave us Easter by Lisa Bergen
– Gardening Set/ Seeds (last week I saw some seeds starters at the Target dollar spot) & Book: Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson Barnes and Noble $10.70
FujiMax Instant Camera * HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Old SmartPhone Camera Adapter. Check it out – this new gadget is on Kickstarter. You might be able to get a super deal before it hits the market.
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Vtech Kidizoom ActionCam
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Elementary Age

Girls & Boys:
– Easter Outfit
Easter Book: Guess How Much I Love You by Same McBratney; The Story of Easter by Patricia Pingry, God gave us Easter by Lisa Bergen
– Easter Egg dying kit – craft store
The Buoy Guy – Buoy Bat (boys might like it more but we think girls AND boys will love this on the beach this summer!)

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– Hearth Song: Giant Bowling Game: $12 – $35
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– Right now, Target’s Pillowfort children’s bedding line has some amazing things. Something fun and different would be including a new bedding set, small size tent, or fun pillows for your little smarty.
FujiMax Instant Camera * HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Old SmartPhone Camera Adapter. Check it out – this new gadget is on Kickstarter. You might be able to get a super deal before it hits the market.
Vtech Kidizoom ActionCam
Kids Teepeeslittlebraveones@gmail.com, $169; also at Target ranging from $65-$80

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Girls: American Girl Doll or American Girl doll accessories

Tweens

Girls:
– Easter outfit
Lush Bath Bombs

Lush store in Bristol
– Anything monogrammed
– Livie Kate Charger Stickers – Alphabet Soup Gifts $8.00 (need to order asap, running a week on monograms) – 3900 Colony Rd, Ste B, Charlotte

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– Bracelets Beach inspired – A little Soulshine Etsy Shop

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– Necklace: Seaglass with State – A little Soulshine Etsy Shop

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Tkees Flip Flops

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Boys:
– Hearthsong- Giant Bowling Game: $12 – $35
– Easter Outfit
Stance Socks

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Olukai Flip Flops (Boys) – REI

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Girls & Boys
Carowinds Season Pass
– Itunes Giftcard

Teenager

Girls:
– Make-up/ Gift card to Sephora
– Cell phone case
– Gift card to favorite clothing store
– New pair of shoes Palm Beach Sandals

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– Jewelry www.punchvintagestyle.com, www.erinmcdermott.com, www.kendrascott.com

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– Gift card to get a mani/pedi
– Perfume

Boys:
– Cologne
– Gift card
– Sporting equipment, sporting event tickets
– New shoes

Girls and Boys
– Itunes Giftcard

College

Girls:
– New outfit
Homesick candle $30

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Boy:
– Gift card to Rei / Dicks Sporting Goods

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– Gift card to grocery store or Target

Furry Friends

Adventure Bandana – KJP
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Belted Cow
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– Dog Biscuits
– New Leash and collar –
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– A rawhide

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