Cottontail + Carrots

Every Easter that rolls around, I promise I'm going to do better.
I'm going to make a better basket.
I'm going to do more Easter activities.
I'm going to buy more Easter outfits.

I'm going to shine and show off that I can Easter with the best of them.
But this year, I'm scaling it back.
Keeping it simple.

That's what everyone says right?
Let Jesus again be the reason for the season
And every other year I would have claimed that but still over excessively bought cheap dollar stop trinkets to fill her basket with without any real thought behind it.

This year I decided to take it back a notch and fill her basket with some goodies that I know she would get good use out of.

With all the good vibes and hopeful thoughts for Spring to be seriously under way, I decided to grab her a pair of rain boots since homegirls feet are growing like crazy. I swear this child is going to legit outgrow me by the time she heads off to kindergarten. If a girl has a good pair of rainboots, than of course she has to have an equally awesome raincoat to go with it. How can you pass up this bunny themed bunch of cuteness? I know I couldn't.

I also couldn't pass up those circle sunnies either.
I will easily admit that my child is a 1000x cooler than I'll ever be.

The one thing I was most excited for though, was this little beauty...

Ever since the Christmas before past, Amaya has been obsessed with the idea of Baby Jesus from when we go to church on Christmas Eve. She has held onto that little nugget of thought and over the last year I've tried to find a good fit place of worship for the both of us.

I think after a long and trying year I've found that place for us but I'll share that in another post. I'm excited though to give and be able to enjoy Amaya's First Bible and Prayer book with her. We read a book every night before bed and I'm looking forward to adding these into our nightly routine.

I couldn't think of a better trinket to add to her basket, especially at Easter.

Besides the obvious of learning the testaments and prayers, this book is just beautifully illustrated.

Gorgeous amirite?
I may be a little bit more excited for this book than she will be. 
But pretty pictures will definitely help this mama understand the word more, because I'm not too well versed in it myself. 

I also grabbed a couple other snacks and goodies to fill it with because every babe needs a chocolate bunny and some treats in their basket. This year though, I just didn't make it the main event. 

I'm also pretty happy that I have the majority of my Easter baskets done before the holiday weekend. I also scaled my nieces and nephews back too so it made the whole basket making endeavor that much more seamless. 

What kind of goodies do you fill your kiddos baskets with?
Do you keep it simple or is Easter second Christmas for your cottontailed cuties? 


  1. so cute! we keep it simple for our little ones baskets.

    1. It gets so overwhelming with the amount of stuff out, I much prefer the simp le sweet route.

  2. This is a great post ! And definitely such an important part of any thing we give our children is to ensure they aren’t purposeful !

    1. That's mt intent is to be a little more purposeful with the things I buy anymore.

  3. Im hearing a lot of us moms are scaling it back this year for Easter we’re skipping Easter baskets all together and just doing an egg hunt we usually buy/make baskets and they get a while other basket from the hunt

    1. We'll do a hunt for some eggs with candy and a couple cents/dollars, but I needed to scale back the basket .

  4. Everything is so beautiful I love the Bible and the boots I recognize your a Target mama :)

    1. Oh yes, Target is my spot. I looked around other places and they were either crazy expensive or not cute.