Monday, April 9, 2012

Quick Thinking

Last week was not my best.  The week prior, while away with the family on a spring break trip (more on that soon), I came down with a crazy virus that completely knocked me out.  Not much Easter/spring decorating had been done and my girl's Easter baskets were up high and out of reach.  The hubs was still out of town and I had no energy to climb a ladder and haul down a big ol' heavy box.  What to do, what to do?

Not satisfied with handing my little ladies a store bag and saying "have fun" I decided to rally.  Well, that is, rally long enough to drive to Michael's and purchase two fruit baskets.  I have a plethora of spray paint in the garage (being stored at a level that does not require climbing a ladder) so I let each girl chose a color and we went to town sprucing up their plain basket.  I also have an obnoxious amount of ribbon and once the baskets dried they dug through the mound of ribbon and picked their perfect accent.

Both baskets turned out just the way they wanted.  It took me about 30 minutes of total effort and I could hit the couch again.  The girls even got complimented when they took them to our church's egg hunt.  Lesson learned?  Some times thinking simply and making due turns out better then over planned and over done.

Before, plain baskets and waiting spray paint.

After, a basket that fits each girl.  
(Oh and the Easter wreath I dreamt of never materialized either.)

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