In the previous years, Easter has never been something that my husband and I have put a lot of effort into preparing for. However, my children are now at the age where they can fully appreciate the spirit and semblance of Easter. So this year I am putting my best foot forward to make sure their Easter is a memorable one.

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This morning I ventured out to my local Walmart to begin shopping for Easter. I first shopped at Walmart when I was 14 years old, and I have to say I love how the store has evolved over the years. It is now my go-to one stop shop. A store that not only do I return to often for everyday essentials, but also grocery items. Convenient for a busy Mom like me!

This Easter will be rather low-key. Being that I have a 5 week old, I have opted not to host my annual turkey dinner for the family. Rather my Mom has taken over that duty. Leaving me in charge of desserts. My Mom obviously forgot that it was dangerous to delegate desserts to her daughter. I have one serious sweet tooth!

I headed straight to the freezer section upon arriving at Walmart and picked up Our Finest Chocolate Cheesecake Bites. This product contains 15 bites in one box and cost $5.00. Quite the bargain if you ask me! I may have nibbled on a cheesecake bite upon arriving home from the store, and I can attest to how delicious this sweet treat is. Absolutely divine!

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Another dessert I picked up was Caramel Apple Blossoms. Usually I would set time aside to make a homemade apple pie. However time is not necessarily in my favour these days. As opposed to purchasing a store bought pie, I thought these apple blossoms would bring a different, albeit decadent twist to our usual Easter menu.

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After finishing up in the grocery aisle, I made my way over to the seasonal department. Not before having to unload the wee bundle from the stroller and proceed with carrying her in my arms. Did I mention that was my first shopping experience with my new bundle?! Yea. She wasn’t too thrilled about the whole experience. She definitely made it known!

The seasonal department was all decked out for Easter. I already had a good chunk of the goodies for the Easter hunt purchased and set aside at home, but the one thing we were missing was Easter baskets. I was amazed to find Walmart has a whole aisle dedicated to Easter baskets. There was something to appease everyone! Don’t even get me started on the wide variety chocolates and candy assortments too.

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This past weekend my Mother-in-law looked after my eldest two. They spent a good chunk of their visit with Grandma crafting for Easter and decorating Easter eggs. Well wouldn’t you know I came across the Easter decorating kits that they had used while shopping at Walmart today. I certainly anticipated for them to cost more than $2.50 a piece.

After exploring the seasonal section I meandered my way over the the Baby department in hopes to find a cute outfit for Everly to where to Easter dinner on Sunday. Given her petite size, this task proved to be a bit of a challenge. Everly is still sporting newborn sized clothing, and I found that a good majority to the Spring dresses were geared towards infants 3 months and older.

IMG_20140414_121656After much contemplation, I wound up picking up this adorable black dress! Secretly, it is the tutu that sold me on this piece! Who doesn’t love a little fringe.

By the time we reached the checkout Everly had calmed down and fallen asleep. While the shopping experience may have been a tad stressful, it was successful and I walked away with a variety of products for well under $100. I can safely say my family is now  ready and equipped for Easter this coming weekend.

Disclosure: I was provided with compensation to complete my participation the #WalmartEaster Challenge. All opinions are those of my own.

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