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3 DIY Ideas for Adult Easter Baskets

Gorgeous Adult Easter Baskets You Won't Want to Share
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Looking back on Easter as a child, I remember how excited I was to dig through my Easter basket.  Full of chocolate bunnies, malt ball Easter eggs, Peeps, golden coins, and my favorite Cadbury Eggs.  My Easter basket would be empty in a matter of hours.  If you were lucky, I’d negotiate an Easter egg trade with you, but for the most part I knew I wanted it all to myself.

Remembering the joy it brought me on Easter Sunday, I knew I wanted to recreate just that for grown ups.  Why should the kids get all of the fun?  So as I set out to build the best adult Easter baskets around, I collected items that I, as a grown up, would want to keep all to myself as well…mini champagne bottles, jamskey lime fruit tart, truffle-filled Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies (yes, still!).  And to make the adult Easter baskets truly a celebration of our blessings, I wanted them to include some of my favorite signs of spring. Terracotta pots of fresh daffodils and hydrangeas look so sweet tucked into the grapevine and moss covered baskets, along with fresh, potted basil, oregano, and few additional growing kits to keep my indoor herb garden going strong was everything.  

Tell me friends, what else would you have in your adult Easter baskets?  If you say $250 to Juliska, then you’re in luck.  Enter to win our generous giveaway all week long right here.  I know I’d love a few more of these in my Easter basket!  Truly, MKR




Photography, Rustic White for Waiting on Martha 

AS PICTURED: Moss covered basket | Grapevine baskets | Mini champagne bottle (similar here) | Chocolate bunnies | Chocolate truffle-filled Easter eggs | Speckled Easter eggs (similar here

Fall Party Snack Mix

An easy, festive snack to share all season long
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Ghost Bowl

Every year without fail the first things I pull out of my storage unit are my pumpkin and ghost bowls to fill with the easiest and tastiest fall snack mix you’ll ever make and eat.

I whip this mix up in large batch form and fill a decorative bowl full for my coffee table, bar, and I always have this on hand for whenever friends may pop by for a glass of vino or two. It pairs surprisingly well with a cheese board (just saying). And of course don’t forget to pack a ziploc or two for tailgating, send the kiddos off with a handful for their lunches, and place a few spoonfulls in a mason jar with a decorative bow to gift to neighbors. Trust me this highly addictive, snack mix will quickly become your go-to.

And like I said it’s so easy. Simply mix equal parts m&m’s (preferably the seasonal ones to stay on theme), candy corn mix, salted peanuts for crunch, and pretzels for salt and to balance out the sweet. That’s it, it’s that easy.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to tag us if you mix this up at home! Truly, MKR

Apple, Cinnamon Thyme Sangria

An easy fall cocktail you can make in batch form well before the guests arrive
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(As Pictured: Acrylic Pitcher / Berry & Thread Goblets / Napkins (sold out similar HERE / Board)

With cooler temps on the horizon, and having burnt through two pumpkin candles already it’s safe to say I’m officially in the fall mindset. Which along with breaking out the cozy throws, boots and sweaters means I’ll also be trading in my summer spritz with something a bit more savory. Enter my Apple Cinnamon Thyme Sangria.

Easy to make, and even easier to drink this sangria has all the flavors you crave when cooler temps hit, but also gets a fresh note from lemon and thyme and the champagne keeps it light since we know the hot weather isn’t quite done with us yet.

Like many Sangrias this one is better if everything except the champagne, sits overnight so it’s easy to make ahead of time and in large batches for guests. This Sangria gets an extra elevated feel by serving it in our favorite Berry & Thread Goblets topped with a fresh cinnamon stick.

Try it out this season, and pro tip. As the temps do keep dropping feel free to be a bit more heavy-handed with the bourbon. Enjoy! MKR

Apple Cinnamon Thyme Sangria


  1. apple juice (1 gallon)
  2. lemon slices (2-3 lemons)
  3. lemon juice (1/2 cup)
  4. prosecco / or champagne (1 bottle)
  5. bourbon (1 cup)
  6. fresh thyme
  7. cinnamon sticks
  8. apples (2-3 apples)

Mix together the apple juice/cider, lemons and lemon juices, thyme, cinnamon, apple slices, and bourbon. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, but can be made ahead and sit overnight.

Before serving add a bottle of prosecco and pour over ice. Garnish with additional fresh fruit and thyme if desired.

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