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Happy Easter!

Spring is trying desperately to makes its full time appearance here in New England.  The snow is finally disappearing after what feels like an endless winter.

This year, we did Easter a little differently.  Just shaking things up a bit.  We celebrated with our extended family on Saturday night with an “Easter Pizza” celebration.  It was so nice to connect with family and chill out together.  Since we have to get 2 of our kids back to college today, we decided it would be a lot less rushed to celebrate with family the day before the holiday.

I think I like this new tradition!  Easter Pizza! Ha!  It seems quite fitting, after all, I am married to an Italian!

This morning we are hanging out in our jammies…and not rushing about.  Aaaah….relaxing.  We need it and I am loving it!

I decided to take a few pictures around my house that just make me smile.  Hope you like ’em!save me from these eggs

Love this Easter candy dish.  The duck is surrounding by malted milk eggs. YUM.
Easter basket favors

I love these little Easter basket favors. So sweet.

My niece Alex brought me this very sweet floral arrangement.  Oh…SO beautiful!

Easter brunch

Russ is the brunch director this morning!  Cooking up a storm for our family.  MMMMMmmmmmm….
pink easter

I do love hydrangeas. My mother-in-law, Mickie brought these to us last night! GORGEOUS!!  One of my favorite flowers.  They remind me of Nantucket in the summertime. One of my favorite places in the world as we go there every August with our kids. Special memories.

I hope you enjoy a relaxing Easter holiday to those who celebrate with those near and dear to you.  My girl Lucy is taking relaxation to a NEW level.  But she is VERY good at that.  A lesson she has taught me in her 3 young years. Lucy exhausted

Well Balanced Vacation

I enjoyed a wonderful week on Nantucket with my family.  Really, this quaint island off the coast of Massachusetts is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.We are fortunate to come every August for a week to enjoy all of Nantucket’s beauty.

I had one mantra for the week and this was it!

But for those that really know me, I am not much of a good relaxer…but this trip, I really did take it down a notch!

The flowers on Nantucket are unbelievable.  Gorgeous.Every morning we took a nice walk and enjoyed the cobblestone roads and peaceful sites.

We biked almost every day too, taking in a beach and perhaps a dip to cool off along the way.

Here Chelsea and Russ arrive at Ladies beach.  

This trip since we have 2 kids going off to college this fall, we saved a bit of cash and made breakfast and lunch pretty much every day.  We loved the baguette’s for sandwich making at this sweeeeeeet bakery– we bought one almost every day. :)

We also did enjoy a wonderful sail in the Nantucket sound on the Endeavor.

Here the boys wait for the boat to come back to the harbor so we could get aboard.

Russ and I enjoyed a refreshing cold Nantucket beer while we sailed the Nantucket sound….now that is relaxing.

We left the dock at 5:30 so the weather was perfect and the sun was slowly setting.

And in the midst of all the fun and relaxing, my agent called about another book deal!  After much thought, I declined the offer, but….never a dull moment!

Although I am very sad to say farewell to Nantucket, I am very much looking forward to seeing the best chocolate lab in the world, Ms. Lucy and gearing up for  the fall schedule.

Hope you all had a wonderful week and look forward to sharing recipes later this week!