Trial Run

leather jacket: f21
top: made by me (tutorial)
skirt: h&m (recent)
 shoes: payless
Over the weekend, we did a little Easter egg hunt trial run with Peanut. I’d picked up ten plastic eggs at the grocery store a month or so ago when they were a dollar, and then stored them away for the big day. But since my mom was hanging out with us, and Peanut’s friend was over, I thought it would be fun to do something a little bit special.

My mom and I took turns taking the boys into the other room while the other hid the eggs. The first time we did it and we told Peanut to find all the eggs, he just stood in the middle of the room, barely glancing around, very confused. But after one or two times, he finally got the hang of it and learned to really search the room and quickly find the eggs. We made it harder and harder each time, and he soon learned to look way down low, behind the furniture, under the couch pillows, and even way up in between the blind slats. It was so. much. fun.

Every day since Saturday, he has asked me to hide the eggs, and then he tears off to his room to cover his eyes and count to ten. Next Sunday, when we have an actual Easter egg hunt with more than 10 eggs, can’t come fast enough. Having kids old enough to really enjoy holidays is seriously awesome.

Although this little dude last Easter was pretty fun too…


  1. Saskia says:

    I love your skirt. And I can remember doing Easter egg hunts until we were technically too old for them. Glad Peanut's enjoying it!

  2. Ivanna says:

    He's too cute. Adding you to my blog list – just love how you redo old items. Really Cool

  3. Aww, how cute that you did a little practice round with him! I bet Peanut is going to love the real hunt!

    The Tiny Heart

  4. I love that you did a trial run with the egg hunt! SO fun! PS – Love the outfit so cute!!! xoxo A-

  5. Your little man is so handsome! And you look great – I love the colorblocking and stripes. Enjoy Easter!

  6. How adorable! I remember those days. My daughter (5) still gets into it, but her brothers (11 and 7) are a little over it. Enjoy it while you can! I love your striped skirt as well! Your picture of Peanut is just adorable!

  7. Britty says:

    So cute! I really miss having young cousins in the fam so we can hide eggs; a bunch of twenty-somethings and a teenager just doesn't cut it anymore ๐Ÿ™ haha

  8. LOVE the outfit! you are so talented,that top looks amazing. And your boy is so presh (:

  9. So don't be creeped out by this comment, but I wish I had your booty! Seriously.

    I can't wait for our Easter egg hunt this year. I know the bug will love it!

    Amy Day to Day

  10. Nav says:

    love the outfit, that blue is gorgeous on you!

    xo Nav

  11. Annie says:

    Oh my goodness – Peanut is SO cute! Loving that striped skirt and how you paired it with the blue tee – also very cute ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  12. Busygirl says:

    I lol'd when I saw this in the office. I'm wearing this skirt today!

  13. What a gorgeous top! And you styled it perfectly with that skirt and jacket. You look fabulous.

    See Me Rwar

  14. Marie says:

    I am coveting that skirt. I may need to take a trip up to H&M… ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. The stuff about the eggs is way too fricking cute! And so are you, my dear! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Court B says:

    I'm new to your blog and I love it! I love the way you refashion things. Can't wait to see more!

  17. Jules says:

    This is a random question–though it is probably not the first random question you've gotten, nor will it be the last. I have (and love) that same h&m skirt but I can't wear it without a slip…but the slip bunches up because it's not meant for such a fitted skirt. I'm just curious if you have that same problem and, if so, what do you do about it?

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