Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter on the Cheap!

FRIDAY~First Fridays
Easter weekend in Richmond was pretty awesome! 
Some of the fam came down and each day there was some kind of artsy/festival event going on and the best part... for FREE!
 My little niece Abbey, above, went from a Pittsburgh girl to a southern belle in about 1 day. See below. : )

First Fridays Art Walk was the perfect way to introduce the murals that have been popping up all over the city.

Walking around the city hunting for the murals felt like Easter morning early.
To find the rest: G40 GOGGLE MAP

Photo booth pic: 
$4 Donation to VCU or VEE SEE YOU SMILING Photography!

SATURDAY~Maymont's Easter Festival! 
Doak is petting and so confused why Bella, our white cat, is now a giant rabbit.

Made Easter bonnets for only 4 tix. $4!
Bouncy "thingy" for 2 tix. $2!
Tree fun... free! : )

Waiting for the Easter egg hunt.
The cage has opened! 
The hunt.

SUNDAY~Easter on Parade
My mom put this book in my Easter basket when I was a kid and I retrieved it from my baby box to give to Doak for his first Easter. 

Her note to Doak. So awesome. 

I made Abbey a little basket of gloves for the parade and socks from the Target $1 area! So cute and she loved them.
Doak's little bow tie... $1.00 from Target. So cute!

Der, you're cute.


Beauty. Abbey and the eggs.

Hat from Target. $1
Ribbon from my craft room and extra fabrics from the Maymont Festival. 

We made two hats... one for her dolls and one for her to wear to the Monument Ave. parade! 
Target gloves. $1 
Every southern belle needs her white gloves. 
Perfect for the parade. 

Target hat. $1. Extra fab from Maymont bonnet.
Modeling her Easter bonnet for the parade. 
Our hunt

Me- "I see a purple egg, Ab!"
Abbey- "Where!"
: )
Doak on a mission for Easter eggs!
and again.

Our awesome neighbor, Carol, watching the kids hunt... and enjoying Abbey's Easter bonnet! 

Easter Dinner thanks to my sister, Michele!

Ham for days!
Michele made a casserole for the next day and I made another for the week and the ham would not get smaller!
Another money saver.

The infamous Easter Parade on Monument Ave! It's not a typical parade...
 It's the people of Richmond parading around with crazy hats and their dogs dressed in costumes. We saw drag queens, clowns on stilts and magicians throwing fire. It was the perfect for an Easter Sunday in Richmond, Va. 

Ice cream, corn dogs, funnel cake and lemonade. We did it all!

See... good thing are for FREE!!! Love this guy!

Oh, heavens!

Southern Belle.

Bow tie.

The End.

We kept Abbey pretty busy all weekend for under $30... it was a blast!

Have a good one!


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