Ah, Easter. I grew up with neighborhood Easter egg hunts, hiding dyed eggs in the grass that later condensated and stained dye all over our hands, candy-filled baskets, and later eating 3 or 4 hard-boiled eggs in a single sitting. Talk about ruining your cholesterol early on…

Here’s one of my favorite pictures of my little sister and I on Easter Sunday two years ago.

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It was a warm and sunny Easter, unlike today! Oh well, at least Rich and I were able to enjoy a late lunch with my parents and sister at their place. Haven’t dyed any eggs yet, but maybe we’ll get around to it later this evening.

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These beautiful “Graffiti Eggs” are from Paper & Stitch! Seriously, how cute are they?! Today, Easter eggs are like miniature works of art!

Any Easter search on Pinterest will have you grabbing your car keys and heading to the nearest craft store for things like paint pens, gold leaf foil, and electrical tape! Just don’t forget to swing by the grocery store to stock up on more eggs!

eggs2 Silk-Dyed Easter Egg Kit on Etsy.

Yesterday, Rich and I visited Fearrington Village, a quaint village community just south of Chapel Hill, NC.

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The village center boasts three amazing eateries (one being a AAA 5-Diamond rated restaurant), a beautiful inn, an enticing spa, a bookstore, various other shops, as well as a cow pasture!

Ha, Rich is going to hate me for this…

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The weather was perfect for walking, dining al fresco, and photographing the famous belted cows known as the Fearrington Belties!

You’ll quickly see how they got their name.

Meet Cupid. Born on February 13th, Cupid is Fearrington’s second-youngest beltie.

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What a total cutie. According to the Fearrington Instagram feed (@FearringtonNC), an Easter Beltie calf was born at 2pm today! Wish we could have been around for that!

These older belties love showing off for the camera…

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We enjoyed dinner and a bottle of Malbec at The Fearrington Granary after our little photo-excursion.

To make Richard (a Hertfordshire native) feel a bit more at home, I made Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns from Seeded at the Table. Amazing! I think Richard preferred the authentic English Hot Cross Buns from the Fearrington deli. Do you think it has anything to do with Fearrington’s Chef Bedford being English?

You can follow me on Instagram by searching @beetandbaguette — you’ll find hot cross buns, more cow pictures, and some nature shots from this weekend, too!

I hope that you had a wonderful Easter!