casual easter

This is my last outfit from Juneau, Easter Sunday, actually.  I wore my white dress to church in the morning, but when I got home I was helping my grandma in the kitchen and decided to ditch the dress and throw on something more kitchen work friendly.  Plus, it still felt pretty "Easter" with the polka dots and robin's egg blue.  It's kind of funny to be at that age where Easter doesn't involve any of that egg-hunting/egg-dying/bunny/candy stuff from childhood, being between childhood and childbearing.  I remember distinctly being a little brat, running around grabbing all the hidden eggs while my little brother, who was just learning to walk, was trying to get them.  I'm pretty sure I snatched some right as he was going for them.  Little me, you were a jerk.

plaid (similar)/courtesy of free people :: top/the great pnw :: jeans/courtesy of lulu's
boots (similar)/target :: belt/thrifted :: necklace/courtesy of moorea seal
I've felt so behind on life ever since getting home.  I still feel like I'm playing catch-up, but I'm plowing through and trying to get everything done.  I can't believe I've only been back home for a week, it's felt like at least two.  I've gotten a lot done, but there's still so much hanging over my head.  Of course, I want to do anything but those things.  I really want to get our living room looking more finished with drapes and art hung and walls painted.  I finally decided on a color scheme that I'm in love with, so now I feel like I have a definite direction to move towards with the decor.  I really miss having my mom around with decorating the house.  Decorating houses with her is one of my favorite memories as a kid.  Her and her best friend would get called up to help pick paint schemes for their friends' homes because they were so good at it and I always had a blast tagging along and helping.  I've been texting her photos of my ideas and inspiration, which has kind of made it feel like she's closer.

My parents will probably stay up in Alaska for a few more years, as they're both still working, but I'm hoping they move closer after they're done.  Even though I will be sad if we lose our anchor to my hometown, it will be so nice to be able to just hop over to their house, or have them over for dinner or to help with projects.  Then again, who even knows where we'll be in three years!  I picture us staying in this house for at least a few years, but life often makes plans of its own without informing you.  We shall see!  For now I'm really excited to spend our first summer in this house!  I just planted a few more seeds for our garden and they're (hopefully) growing in our kitchen until we get our outdoor raised beds built.  April showers are pretty hardcore lately, so I'm waiting for a dry spell to do all the outdoor work we have to do.  Can't wait for sunny days!