Easter

Hippity hoppity, the Easter Bunny is coming to town! Little ones are always excited about this special day. Many families have the tradition of hiding Easter baskets usually full of special treats left behind from the bunny. Favorites are chocolate and jelly beans, of course. Where did this ...
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Look no further, Grandpa Shorter's Gifts is your one-stop-shop for Easter baskets and Easter goodies. Once again we are offering Grandpa Shorter's custom Easter baskets, filled to the brim with handpicked items perfect for the little ones you love. Here are all the details: Choose your Ea...
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With all the snow we have had this winter it's hard to believe that there will soon be an end in sight and spring will eventually make it's way to northern Michigan. Easter is Sunday April 21st this year and I know we've had the occasional snow on Easter Sunday but I'm hoping (ok, praying) t...
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Categories:  Events, Holiday Love

Easter is only a week away and the Easter Bunny has been making his rounds at Grandpa Shorter's this past few weekends. He will be making two more stops at Grandpa Shorter's in Petoskey next Friday March 30th & Saturday March 31st, 12-3pm. This week is spring break here in Northern Michigan for...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Recipes

What do the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus have in common? More than you might think. Like Santa and his presents, the Easter Bunny and his eggs have their roots in European, religious folklore, invented to make kids behave themselves. It seems the parenting tactic of bribing your kids to behave is...
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With Easter only being a few weeks away and us planning on visiting the Easter Bunny at Grandpa Shorter's in Petoskey, I thought it might be time to start researching creative ways to decorate Easter eggs. My kids are getting older (6, 7 and almost 9) but they still love decorating eggs every year. ...
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Categories:  Holiday Love

Easter is right around the corner and April is only days away! Petoskey schools are on spring break this week and the kids and I are staying home, trying to find stuff to do locally that is free or cheap. After making my staycation list, we started talking about local Easter egg hunts that will be t...
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Categories:  Events, Holiday Love

10 Gift Ideas for Easter... or just to celebrate Spring! You may be too old to look for an Easter basket, but you're never to old to give one. This year Grandpa Shorter's wants to help you stuff your Easter baskets with gifts they'll truly enjoy! It was hard to come up with only ten items that cove...
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  The Easter bunny attacks this Sunday. For me personally, Easter is one of my most favorite holidays.  In fact - it is my favorite.  I just love everything about it - the process of dyeing or stuffing eggs with friends and family.  Easter baskets are always so fun and sweet to put togethe...
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If you're dying Easter eggs this year, you don't need a kit from the store. You probably have everything you need in your kitchen already. Using homemade dye gives you bright, rich colors, and you can have more variety of colors. For supplies you'll just needs eggs, food coloring, vinegar and hot w...
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