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{nifty thrifty sunday #226}

♥♥♥ Happy Easter everyone!! ♥♥♥

I hope you all are spending a wonderful Easter Day with your loved ones! What is your Easter tradition?

When I was a child, we would always visit with my grandparents, aunts & uncles and cousins at my grandparents vacation house (which unfortunately burned down before I ever got to make the drive myself). The vacation home was an old train worker house in the middle of the woods, and you guessed it: right be the train tracks. When trains would come by, there was nothing else to be heard. That, in addition to this house being the only one for miles around, made it kinda creepy staying out there. But it was always really adventurous and I loved it there!
There was no electricity. except on Sunday, when my grandpa ran the generator. That meant everything had to be done during that hour. My grandma would whip some cream with the electrical beaters, my mom would usually run the vacuum cleaner. Everybody had their chores. Well, and my grandpa used that time to watch some TV. Haha
There also wasn’t any running drinking water, so we would fill up buckets at the pump from the well. That water was by FAR the most delicious water I’ve ever had! ;)
I sure miss all those times I got to spend there as a child and am sad to know that our little daughter won’t get to make those memories.. But, I’m sure we will start our own traditions with her and she’ll have wonderful memories to look back onto when she grows up.

Well, with all that said, we’re celebrating Easter on Easter Monday this year — since my brother’s girlfriend has to work today — with a delicious brunch at my mom’s house.

♥♥♥ Happy Easter everyone!! ♥♥♥


Thank you so much for sharing your awesome posts last week. I can’t wait to see what you’ll share this week! :)

Here are some of my favorites from last week’s {nifty thrifty sunday}:

{1} Olives & Okra: Orange Blossom Honey Crêpes
{2} I Wasn’t Expecting That…: Plum Beautiful Cheesecake Tarts

{3} Homework: Rolodex Makeover
{4} Living Pretty: A Simple DIY Framed Poster


{5} Thirty Eighth Street: The Hamilton Mirror
{6} Craft Thyme: Industrial Wooden Desk

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  • Reply
    Sunday March 27th, 2016 at 02:48 PM

    Thanks so much for featuring my post ( I Wasn’t Expecting That :)) Thanks for hosting. Hope your having a lovely Sunday..

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    Sunday March 27th, 2016 at 03:08 PM

    Happy Easter! Thanks so much for featuring my Orange Blossom Honey Crepes!

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    Sunday March 27th, 2016 at 04:38 PM

    Happy Easter Vanessa. Thank you for Nifty Thrifty Sunday 226. Have a lovely day.

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    Sunday March 27th, 2016 at 04:55 PM

    Thank you for featuring our industrial desk! Great party!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday March 29th, 2016 at 11:44 AM

      You’re very welcome, Brianna! I love that desk so much, I might have to steal that idea for our new apartment! ;)
      Have a wonderful week!

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    Monday March 28th, 2016 at 02:57 PM

    Wow what a great story about your grandparents! Hope you had a happy Easter with your new little family! :)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday March 29th, 2016 at 11:46 AM

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Katie! :)
      We had a wonderful Easter brunch!
      Have a great day!
      XO, Vanessa

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    Carolyn Garris
    Monday March 28th, 2016 at 04:06 PM

    Hope you had a great Easter with your precious little one. Thank you for sharing my Rolodex Makeover.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday March 29th, 2016 at 11:48 AM

      We had a wonderful Easter brunch, thank you! The little one was in a really good mood and kept everyone entertained. Hehe
      I hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter as well!
      Hugs, Vanessa

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    Lou Lou Girls
    Monday March 28th, 2016 at 07:45 PM

    Hello gorgeous! Thank you for hosting such an amazing party! Please stop by our party that starts on tonight at 7 pm and goes until Friday! We pin and tweet each and every masterpiece. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
    Tuesday March 29th, 2016 at 01:27 PM

    Thank you for hosting and sharing the inspiration!
    Have a great week~

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    Friday April 1st, 2016 at 07:09 AM

    I missed the link up :( I will have to be faster next week. I’m sorry that your daughter won’t be able to live the memories you had at your grandparents place but like you said you will come up with exciting new traditions for her. It might take time but eventually it will come.

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    Lizzie @ Living Pretty
    Saturday April 2nd, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    Your Grandparents’ place sounds awesome! Hope you had a good belated Easter, and thanks so much for featuring my DIY!

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