Growing up, the thing that always confused me about Easter was how it never lands on the same day or month each year. I first noticed this around the age of 10 when I got my cat Cally. She was born on March 27th which, that year happened to also be Easter. The next year I expected to celebrate her first birthday on Easter/March 27th only to be stumped that they were in fact, not on the same day. Despite the fact that the date of Easter is constantly moving around, I've always looked forward to the holiday because it means it is the time of the year for dyed eggs, easter baskets and the Easter Bunny. As I have grown up, some traditions such as Easter egg hunts and my belief in the Easter bunny have faded into pleasant childhood memories while other traditions such as dying easter eggs and enjoying Easter brunch live on!
A few days ago I was able to find time before work to dye my hard-boiled eggs (which are also the perfect midday snack). Instead of attempting any elaborate designs or patterns this year, I dyed each egg a different color which ended up naturally creating some texture on a few of the eggs:
This year for Easter, my Grandma was visiting from out of town so my parents and I took her to the Easter service at my childhood church before heading to brunch. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to wear and of course I woke up late and was in a rush as usual. Now that the weather has become a little warmer (aka in the 60's but for Portland that is "warm"), I have been able to pull out some of my lighter, spring wardrobe pieces. I settled on a white, lace bodycon dress that I got from Forever21 last summer for my college graduation. I had almost forgotten I owned it since I wore it once before packing it up and then hanging it in the back of my closet. To add a pop of color and also make my outfit a bit more conservative, I threw on my new, blue duster coat from American Apparel. I then paired the outfit with these light-beige, heeled sandals also from Forever21.
Thank you for checking out my first blog post! I'd love to learn about some new Easter traditions to try for next year as well as hear any suggestions for my future blog posts! Xx