The Easter Bunny stopped by our house and Skylar woke up on Sunday morning to some goodies that I picked up last week that the Easter Bunny brought her.

Skylar smiling with easter themed presents

She was all over the Dora phone as I suspected she would be.

Skylar holding dora toy phone

Skylar holding dora toy phoneThrilled about it!

She told me now she can text all her friends.  She’s four.

Skylar holding dora toy phone

Skylar holding dora toy phone

Soon she’ll be showing me how to use my iPhone.

She cuddled right up with the stuffed bunny.

Skylar hugging brown bunny plush

Skylar hugging brown bunny plush

And he hops, too.

skylar playing with brown bunny plush

She was so happy that The Bunny stopped by our house that she didn’t even miss the candy I forgot to buy to include in her basket.  Whoops!  But love it when things work out that way.


Skylar with easter themed presentsSkylar with easter themed presents in bunny basket

The weather was sunny and nice here on Saturday.  A little chilly by my standards (low 60s and windy) but it could be far worse.  Like Sunday.  It was cold, overcast, rainy, and dreary on Sunday.

Palm trees and blue sky

I spotted this bright flower on a run on Saturday.

yellow flowerIt’s so vibrant it almost looks fake to me!  Don’t the colors found in nature just amaze you sometimes?

Another thing that amazed me was that Target was closed! I know it’s a holiday and all but I don’t remember Target ever closing for Easter, then again I don’t keep tabs on it, either.

I was putting off a Target run to replenish things like body wash, toilet paper, and chapstick because my last trip there was really just to buy Easter basket making itemsOh well, there’s always tomorrow.

From my last post about Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips, I’m glad they looked good to many of you.  Not everyone’s cup of tea, I realize, but I assure you, they are great and the combo of chocolate and coconut with kale totally works.   I did a product review on some storebought chocolate kale chips but I prefer my recipe since it’s more chocolaty and less “healthy” tasting than the storebought kale chips were.

I would not say “oh, so good” if they weren’t.  No way! I love sugar, chocolate and rich food and would not steer you wrong.  I got lots of “interestings” in the comments on the post so just wanted to say they really are good!

Chocolate Coconut Kale ChipsThe recipe and pictures appealed to Foodgawker and Tasteologie which is an honor for me.

My love of photography helps fuel me to create recipes and photograph them as beautifully as I can, and when my photos are accepted, it inspires me to keep going and keep learning and trying to improve!


If chocolate kale isn’t your thing, how about just Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate?

Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate


1. Best thing you did or ate over the weekend?

Seeing Skylar’s excitement about what the Bunny brought her was the best thing, for sure.

Reminds me of her excitement Christmas morning in Aruba seeing what Santa brought her.

2. Did you celebrate Easter? Any fun stories?

I grew up celebrating it, but Scott didn’t, as I explained.

We celebrate both Christian and Jewish holidays in our house, just in very loose ways. We keep try to keep holidays light, easy, and stress-free.

3. Did the Easter Bunny or anyone bring you anything fun?

No flowers, chocolate, candy, Easter baskets, or anything special for me this year.  That’s ok though because seeing how happy Skylar was over her little items was all I needed.

Enjoy your week!

P.S. If you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here are mine since Friday:

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