Etsy Easter Excitement!

And just like that spring has sprung and Easter is here! Hopefully you've completed finished spring cleaning and your ready to get outside and enjoy some warmer weather with family and friends! But before you head out, take a look at some of the great options on Etsy to brighten up your home for Easter! 

Philly based Xenotees has these great Best Bunnies Pillowcases. Adorable for both couples and kids, it's a simple way to make the holiday extra special. 

Gold foil and home decor are a top trend right now and these egg candles from Less Candles hit the nail on the head. Modern and chic they are a beautiful year round accessory perfect for groupings on top of stacked books or in a lacquered tray. 

Cute, fluffy AND temporary! These vinyl bunny decals from New York City based Empire City Studios are not only a whimsical choice for a nursery but could be used throughout your home to add some unexpected surprises for the kids during their indoor Easter egg hunt. There simple peel and stick application makes them the perfect temporary decor solution.  

And if it's more of a conversational piece you are after the rabbit egg warmers from MIXXXIT are sure to get some attention. Hand felted with 100% wool they are cute and unique items are sure to bring a smile to guests faces. 

These great Easter home decor ideas are only the start of the amazing selection on Etsy. Have your own favorites? Please share in the comments section below, we would love to see them! 

Happy Easter!

~Amberlee Isabella | www.amberleeisabellahome.com

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Friday Finds: BBQ in the City

art by Tamara Garvey

art by Tamara Garvey

August 1st and you haven't had a bbq yet? What are you waiting for?!   First you will need some bug spray, especially if you bbq in the park or my back yard!  Susan from Naturally Susans is selling her all natural bug spray online and at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. 

Bug sprays, natural moisturizers and lip balms by  Naturally Susans 

Bug sprays, natural moisturizers and lip balms by Naturally Susans 

So now that you aren't going to attract any mosquitoes you may want to attract a new friend.  I love lobsters.  Lobster prints, lobster salad,  steamed lobster so of course I love this bow tie.  If I wasn't married I definitely would be attracted to a guy wearing a lobster bow tie!

lobster bow tie by  Minervaknits

lobster bow tie by Minervaknits

And if you don't know how to tie a bow tie don't worry, Minerva Knits will send you instructions.  Talk about service! 

Ok so you have your bug spray, you have a cool bow tie to wear, what are you going to bring?  Instead of stopping at the local bodega and picking up a six pack how about doing something different?  This is New York after all.  Brooklyn DIY has the most unique gift you can bring to a BBQ or any party.  Party goers will be so impressed when you show up with homemade mustard.  And bring a kit for the host.

mustard kits, diy pickles,  and cocktail bitter kits can be found at  Brooklyn DIY

mustard kits, diy pickles,  and cocktail bitter kits can be found at Brooklyn DIY

Now get on your bicycle or your Citi-bike and get to the bbq! And if you don't have a bike you can wear one around your neck!

enamel and copper necklace by  Be in the Moment

enamel and copper necklace by Be in the Moment

Have a great BBQ!

Tracey Toole

https://www.etsy.com/shop/traceytoole