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Easter Simplified #makingmemories

I have a habit of going overboard. It’s so easy to justify getting the kids many different things because *they will just love it*…but before you know it, you have overfilled and overindulgent gift baskets, with items that get lost, broken, or simply forgotten about within a short period of time. Our kids are 8 and 5…we know this story all too well. And we are committed to making a change.

Keeping this in mind, we were able to *inform Santa* to follow suit at Christmas. Their stockings were practical and fun – the perfect combination!ย 

Easter was no different. We sent word to the Easter Bunny and we were all thrilled with what was given. The kids were thrilled to get a couple of Littlest Pet Shop, Kinder eggs, some jelly beans {in the plastic eggs}, mini eggs, and a DVD. And we were thrilled that it wasn’t overkill, were things the kids love, AND that they got the same items {different videos obviously}.


Brooklyn’s *basket* of goodies


Jonah’s *basket* of goodies

{Yes he likes Littlest Pet Shop and yes he likes Barbie movies}


The best part about it? The kids totally felt SPOILED ROTTEN! They didn’t need a million different things – we don’t have a bunch more *stuff* in the house, AND we got to snack on their mini eggs!


Do you tend to go overboard or have you managed to reign it in a bit?

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  • Reply
    8 Apr 2013 at 12:50 pm

    We always seem to go overboard too especially with candy and chocolate which 1/4 of it would end up getting tossed out a few months later. So this year we decided to make all our Easter treats (except we did buy mini eggs because it really wouldn’t be Easter without them haha) each kid got one toy and a kinder surprise. All in all we spent a total of $5.00 on each basket and 2 weeks later, all the homemade treats are all eaten up.

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      8 Apr 2013 at 1:04 pm

      Isn’t that the best! And the realization that the kids don’t notice the shift….the simplified version…is even better! Nice work ๐Ÿ™‚

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