The Obamas dressed up in their Sunday best to attend an Easter church service in DC, and as usual, I’m totally in awe of this gorgeous family. Sasha and Malia looked beautiful (and age-appropriate) in their colorful Easter dresses, while the divine Mrs. O opted for a Prabal Gurung dress she’s worn a couple times before. Well played, Obama family! [Photo: Getty]
I was too busy hosting brunch and raiding my kids’ Easter baskets to notice what yesterday’s Google doodle was, but apparently it was INCREDIBLY controversial. The anti-religious leftists in Mountain View had the gall to not only choose a doodle that had nothing to do with colorful eggs, chocolate bunnies, or Jesus H. Christ himself — they honored a big old lefty instead by celebrating would have been the 86th birthday of Latino civil rights leader Cesar Chávez.
Clearly this was a political statement from those sneaky liberals. Why else celebrate the lesser-known birthday of a progressive icon when they could be reminding us all that it was EASTER?
Unless … unless they’re a non-religious organization that isn’t held to a Christian agenda and they’re known for focusing on historical events that educate, rather than consistently pointing out something that everyone’s already aware of? Read more…
If the Easter Bunny never made it to you house yesterday, that’s because he was trapped underneath Mariah Carey in her backyard while she sat on him, drinking some champs. “Happy Easter dahhlings…I finally caught the Easter bunny,” she tweeted. We’d expect nothing less from you, Mimi. [Twitter]
Easter marks the beginning of Spring, and there by the infamous Spring Fling season. While it may seem blasphemous, you can bag a man at church, if you’re subtle. Old peeps just love matchmaking! And what better place to meet a nice guy than in church? Here’s how you can turn Easter in to a real man-feast! Keep reading »
I haven’t decorated eggs for the past few Easters, but this tutorial for marbled eggs looks so fun, and the results are so gorgeous, that I might have to give it a shot this year. It’s also a great way to use up some of the hundreds of mostly-empty bottles of nail polish that are currently taking over my bathroom cabinets. [Henry Happened]
Easter has almost arrived! Here’s a good reason to forgo church, drunk brunch or whatever happens to be your usual Easter Sunday tradition — hunting for Ryan Gosling! Or, more specifically, hunting for plastic Easter eggs with Gosling’s visage inside them, thousands of which are hidden in cities across the country. It’s called Gosling Easter and of course I plan on participating. But the best part about going on this hunt in New York this year? The Gos is actually in town right now promoting “The Place Beyond The Pines,” and he lives in my neighborhood, so if I’m lucky, maybe I’ll find the real man. (Or end up in jail for stalking but whatever.) [Gosling Easter via Gothamist]
‘Tis the season for Easter candy, including the MVP of seasonal sweets, Cadbury Creme Eggs. As good as these ooey gooey treats are on their own, I went searching for recipes that transformed the humble Cadbury Creme Egg into something more, and oh boy did I find some creative incarnations: Cadbury Creme Egg Brulee, anyone? Click on the gallery for 7 recipes to make your Easter dessert spread one to remember!
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Peeps have begun their annual invasion of the grocery store candy aisle. I found a bunch of peeps recipes that involved melting them down into bright blue liquid to stir into popcorn, or heating them up and squashing them between two graham crackers, their drooping beaks peeking out from under a layer of molten chocolate. These peeps massacres made me kind of depressed, so I decided to go with a recipe that kept each Peep relatively intact: s’mores brownies with Peeps. No Peeps are harmed in the making of these brownies. At least until you eat them. Enjoy! [Shugary Sweets]
Do you have a chapstick problem? Do you slather on the stuff approximately once every four minutes and compulsively use it until there is nothing (nothing!) left in the tube? We know the feeling. We’re all for cherry, pomegranate, and watermelon, but we’re so over fruity balms. We want something different. And now there’s proof that there is a god: Just in time for Easter, Peeps lip balm! Because your mouth should always taste like Easter candy. The perfect Easter basket stuffer. Click through to see more of the world’s most unusual lip balms. [$5.99 Amazon]
Why do they even bother with bunnies on Easter? Unless, English Angora rabbits were the official Easter bunnies, then I would understand. But they’re not. Regular rabbits are, which aren’t nearly as fluffy in the face. I’m not a “squee-er.” In fact, I hate that word, but you can’t deny puppies with bunny ears. You just can’t. Actually, this is more than just an Easter video. Watch it year-round if you’re pissed about anything. Oh, and have a very Happy Puppy Easter! [You Tube]