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Traditions are all around us in every season. The definition of tradition is to: transmit, to hand over, to give for safekeeping. Keeping traditions are the fabric that bonds families together and everyone has the need for a tightly knit family.

If you don’t have traditions in your family, make one. If you’re not sure what you want to make as a tradition, discuss it with family members and start it this Easter. It doesn’t have to cost a lot; it doesn’t even have to cost anything. You just have to start doing it and keep doing it. For example; 30 years ago for our families first Thanks Giving dinner, I started the tradition; before we begin to eat, everyone must say what we are thankful for. This simple tradition costs nothing but, as simple as it is we have conducted this each and every year since. Being thankful and conveying thankfulness is a great gift that can be and should be passed from generation to generation.

I am looking forward to Easter this year; because my grandchildren are just old enough to start learning our family traditions. Our traditional Easter egg hunt is a favorite of mine. This year I am going to try natural egg colors. I heard this could be done and I have wanted to try but, I just didn’t know how. So, being the Pinterest fan that I am, I typed in “natural Easter egg colors” and came up with a huge assortment of ways I could naturally color the eggs.
My husband’s favorite tradition is the homemade Zupfe bread. This Swiss Sunday bread is still a part of his families’ tradition at Easter. I love to bake and I use to make it for him but, since I have tried to keep with my gluten-free diet, I have rid my kitchen of the regular ingredients needed for this lovely bread. Don’t feel bad for him; he still enjoys it when we go to his sister’s house.

Our 3 grandchildren and their parents will spend the weekend with us here in Ohio. There are something’s they can help with; cooking, coloring eggs, and stuffing plastic eggs with candy. But, before they arrive I have a few things I want to get done and I just received my order from Pine Hill Collections and I’m excited to add to my kitchens decor with the items I picked out!


In my kitchen I already have the Sturbridge “Live, Laugh, Love” Valance and panels. So, to match, I ordered the Sturbridge country kitchen 54″ table runner, also with “Live, Laugh, Love” embroidered on the border and because I like to be fashionable; I will be wearing my Sturbridge Wine Apron by Park Designs. So, I ordered the Lemons Apron by Park Designs, for my Daughter-in-laws; its updated styling with a V-neck design, gathered front waistband and lacy scalloped bottom edge, is a younger look for them. I’m sure they will be delighted!
The decorative kitchen aprons are priced right and very fashionable for when you’re having those special guests over. Made of 100% Cotton fabric these decorative kitchen aprons could be a tradition with your family and friends. Our mother’s aprons never looked this good!