Three Things - April

April 8, 2019

Hello blog friends.  Welcome to Three Things April.

I am joining Laura from The Horton Family for her Three Things Series.  Laura doesn't have a link party, but we all write and answer the writing prompts for each month.  It will be posted on the second Monday of the month.

Here are the Three Things Question and Answer Prompts.

1)  What 3 Things are on your Spring Bucket List?

1)  Spring Shopping.  I started my spring shopping recently by buying flip flops.  To me, that screams spring/summer.  Some of you might have recognized this photo of the flip flops from my Instagram @brklynhousewife. 

2)  Gardening.  I plant flowers in my yard and garden every Spring.


3)  Spring cleaning our basement.  We need to organize one section in our basement that is filled with boxes, books, and a lot other items.  We both have been putting off this project for quite a while.

2)  Spring cleaning, Spring forward, or Spring Break.  Which is your favorite and why?

My favorite is Spring Break!

I love spring break and taking spring vacations.  This photo was taken when we took a family vacation to California a few years ago to visit our friend.  It's fun to travel on spring break to visit someplace warm and I enjoy going to the beach to relax.

3)  What 3 dishes will be on your Easter menu?

We usually spend Easter with my husband's aunt and cousins.  We always have a big feast that consists of a beef roast, honey baked ham, and vegetables.  My husband's aunt always serves her homemade Pizza Rustica Meat Pie and Spaghetti Pie.

1)  Pizza Rustica Meat Pie

I was lucky to be given the recipe to make Spaghetti pie by a different aunt.  Here is the recipe to make Spaghetti Pie.

2)  Spaghetti Pie

For dessert, we always have fruit, cake, cookies, pastries, coffee, and espresso.  I always bring assorted desserts for this Easter celebration.

One year we made and decorated cupcakes with pastel frosting and added peeps on top of the cupcakes.  We will make something fun like that again this year to bring for Easter dessert.

3)  Dessert - Cupcakes with Peeps

Thanks for stopping by to read my Three Things April.  Hope you all have a great day!

Julie xo


  1. These are fun! I think a Spring break and special vacation sounds like fun! Enjoy your day sweet lady!

  2. Oh my goodness did this brings up memories. The first meal I made my parents I was a little girl all on my own was pizza rustica! I have not made it in years! How fun!

  3. Yay! I LOVE your unique spin on Easter lunch/dinner! I don't think I know anyone that serves Italian for Easter and this Pasta Queen thinks it's a fabulous idea!! I need the recipe for your aunt's recipe! Thanks so much for joining me today with 3 Things! Hope your Spring is off to a great start!

  4. Julie you have my mouth watering at 9am for these two pies you have at Easter. Yummy. Thanks for sharing the Spaghetti Pie recipe. Have a good week.

  5. Those Peep cupcakes are so cute. Your spaghetti pie looks delish!

  6. Breaking out the flip flops is most definitely the start of the new Spring season. All your plans sound so nice. Happy Spring!
    xx Beca

  7. Julie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    1.SPring Bucket List..getting the house , porch, patio and yard cleaned up and ready so I will not have to worry about it after my Surgery
    2. Spring Cleaning- I love freshening up the house and changing curtains and things.....
    3.Turkey, Keilbasi and sausage stuffing!! It is the first Holiday that I no longer have to worry about working so I am going all out!!
    This was fun! Thanks for sharing it!!

  8. Gardening is always on the top of my list for Spring! Your two pie dishes sound wonderful! I have bad feet so wish I could wear flip flops. Your plans sound great!

  9. I'm with you, Julie. There's nothing better than spring shopping and spring break!! Here's to a little of both this weekend!


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