March 10, 2016

Easter Chocolate + Easter Books

This post is sponsored by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

When we moved into our house last summer, one of the first things I bought was a bin for each holiday. I organized all my decorations so I could easily access them (and I could also see that I had WAY too much Halloween décor and not nearly enough Valentine’s Day stuff).

I’m not one of those people who just goes all out for holidays, but I like having a few little spots that I decorate for each holiday to make it feel festive.

In both of our North Carolina houses, we had a fireplace with a mantle, which made for a nice spot to decorate. But this house doesn’t have one (which makes me sad), so my go-to place to decorate has been a low bookcase with a blank wall above it.

Of course, one of my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays is with themed picture books. I’m gradually growing my collection for each holiday, and, in the meantime, filling in with library books. 

I prefer to concentrate my holiday decorations in a few spots rather than spread it out, and every year, I buy one or two new items to decorate with, so my collection has grown over the years. (And my mom, who is awesome, usually sends a little item, like this little chick that looks like it’s made of ramen noodles).

I also like to include my girls’ Easter baskets and their candy, like Ghirardelli’s cute new hollow chocolate bunny, named Noe the Bunny, in my setup. Easter candy is so festive, and it just seems like a shame to only have it out for five minutes on Easter morning before it all gets scarfed down.

I figure I was going to be buying chocolate anyway, so I might as well get as much mileage out of it as possible, especially when they look this darling.

I chose four Easter picture books that my girls have been loving and that had cute covers, and then I pulled out all my Easter decorations.

Obviously, you have to start with Easter grass, because is it really Easter if you don’t spend six weeks pulling this out of your carpet? I think not.

I arranged my books first because they take up the most space, and then I anchored the end with a little Easter tree and added in a couple of Noe Solid Milk Chocolate Bunnies. I finished it off with some little speckled eggs nestled in the grass.

I hung up the paint-chip garland I made about four years ago (still going strong!) and ta-da! It’s looking very festive at my house, and my girls are in heaven.

And if you happen to accidentally eat Noe the Bunny before the month is up and you have to buy some replacements the night before Easter, I won’t judge you a bit. It happens to the best of us.

Unwrap a new tradition with Ghirardelli’s Chocolate Bunny


  1. No Easter grass for people with cats. It's one of the top causes of intestinal obstruction and injury. It's banned from my house.

  2. That paint chip garland is so cute! I'm going to have to make one of those.

  3. I second ^Thatmormonlady... Easter egg paint chip garland is happening this weekend!

  4. Third! That garland is GENIUS.


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