If you know me, you know the importance my Catholic faith plays in my life. This past week, Holy Week, was the most sacred week of the year for us and we recognize it by traditionally attending Stations of the Cross, fasting on Good Friday,
|our one and only meal for the day|
sacrificing in some way for 40 days, and finally - celebrating at Mass on Easter Sunday.
This year a new tradition came to the Hess home ~ a very delicious one, I might add.... Resurrection Rolls! Made and enjoyed on Holy Saturday - "He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said." - Matthew 28:6
|frozen dough rolls, melted butter, cinnamon sugar, marshmallows|
|the finished product...but wait!|
|Cinnamon sugar coated with the "disappearing" marshmallow center (hence the empty "tomb" - decadently delicious!!|
|the beginnings...I added a few more "tweeks" in later pictures|
|love these little guys! remember them in your Easter basket way back when?|
|love the bunny and chick|
|3 heirloom cloths from my paternal grandmother and great grandmother|
|at the place setting - jelly beans and an egg treasure|
|everyone received a special Easter message|
|a "chair surprise"|
Dessert on Easter came in the form of a homemade cake:
|yellow cake with a chocolate buttercream middle, coconut grass, vanilla buttercream frosting w/ jelly beans|
|some of our colored eggs|
|my silly, lovable family|
|my beautiful Mom with her favorite egg|
|lastly, a gift for me from my beloved and our girls|
I wasn't sure if I was going to share a craft with you today, or the recipe for Resurrection Rolls. I decided on the craft and if you would like the recipe, post a comment or click on my email link (be sure I have your email address!) in the sidebar and I will send it to you. I figured that would be easier than trying to send a craft - hahah!!
This craft comes to you from Nina at www.mommmagoround.com Please visit her site and be sure to let her know you saw her amazing decorating craft! Here's Nina's amazing recycled mason jar "Go Green Go Ballard" design!
But they are A) too big for my tiny apartment and B) a small fortune. Time to get Earth friendly creative people!
recycled mason jar
hot glue gun
On the third time around, loop the rope from top to bottom through your previous two wraps. Continue this pattern for as much of the jar as you would like wrapped.
When finished wrapping, loop jute through one extra time, snip end, and adhere with a small dot of hot glue.
It really is that simple! I love my new vase and think I will use it to hold kitchen utensils. Everyone needs a pretty kitchen!
I'm a little later than usual with posting this blog, but I know you'll understand and forgive...just a little pooped from all the activity in the past 72 hrs. I forgot to mention that my main man and I traveled to Mesa on Saturday for the USPowerLifting/AZ main event. I'm thrilled to say that main man qualified for the the Nationals this August in Scranton, PA!! Whoo - Hoo!!!
|the amazing lifters and coach!|
Have a wonderful, safe and terrific week! Thank you so much for all your love, support, emails, postings! Where would I be without you?!