Thinking Outside of the Easter Basket & a Winner!

Hi everyone!

Okay, that was a weird title for a post huh? Well, it is appropriate for this Tip of the Week.

I was very excited yesterday when I stopped by Hobby Lobby and they still had Easter Basket grass and it was 90% off. Perfect!

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I bought everything they had (21 bags). It didn’t matter what color the grass was. And now you are sitting there wondering what on earth is Diann thinking buying a ton of plastic purple Easter grass.

Well, let me show you…..

tip of the week 048 Yup, this stuff is perfect for shipping items. Instead of styro packing peanuts, I can use the grass. When you do a lot of shipping, you are always looking for ways to cut down on the cost of the packing material. So, for the next little while, this is what I will be using! (Yes, Marigene those are for you. LOL).

I cannot believe that I totally forgot to announce the winner of the Maple Syrup giveaway! It has just been very hectic around here lately.

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The winner is:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Diann Sweetie...
You have me drooling for pancakes now, or how about a maple bar? Yummy, I love Maple syrup. What a wonderful treat that would be.
Love all the photos. Everything looks so yummy.
I would love to be entered into the drawing for the maple syrup. Have a wonderful weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Congrats to Sherry! If you haven’t visited this lovely lady’s blog, you are really missing out!


  1. Great idea for packing, lighter than paper, and festive too!!


  2. Thats a great packaging idea! I bet they looked at you when you bought all 21! Scarlett x

  3. Diann that is a great tip for sure! I love that it's purple since I know that is one of your favorite colors! (Marigene you lucky girl getting some cool plates. That's a pattern you collect right?). Congrats to Sweet Sherry! Have a wonderful weekend Diann!
    hugs, Linda

  4. Oh you clever girl!

    Love that my dear friend Sherry won the prize. Couldn't have happened to a nicer gal!

  5. Great idea for packing! Those dishes are pretty.

  6. You are sooo smart! Great tip and fun too.

  7. Congrats to Sherry! Good use for the grass Diann, Happy Saturday:@)

  8. Diann, I had forgotten about those looking forward to all that grass!
    Congrats, Sherry, on winning the syrup...what time did you say breakfast is being served?

  9. Congrats to lucky Sherry! This is a great idea Diann! You are so smart and saavy! Anne

  10. Dear Diann,

    What a great use of all that purple Easter grass that you found on sale!

    Also, with regard to last week's Tuesday tea post: ~ (I was out of the office, after last weeks tea's for several days, so I'm much later getting by to visit than I would have preferred);

    ..,Yet I must say what pure delight it was to have you partake once again with TTTT and also with my 83rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'!..,

    Thanks so very much for joining us and we look forward to hopefully having you join us once again in a few days; it's always a pleasure!

    Your Violet teatime vignette and chocolate brownies was delightful! I loved your outdoor tea, 'picnic' from last week's tea ~ So charming.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    and also

  11. Thanks so much for joining my Birthday Party at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. P.S. and much prettier to unpack than those styrofoam peanuts!

  13. You are so clever, and I though you were going to make baskets! I do a lot of shipping too, and thought I'd thought of everything but this is one tip I'll remember. To late for this year but next year I'll be grabbing that grass......

    The French Hutch


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