Stacy Talks & Reviews: Spring & Easter Guide 2023

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Spring & Easter Guide 2023

Spring has finally sprung and Easter is just a few weeks away! So of course now is the perfect time to get out and start shopping for all those spring and Easter themed goodies! I know I've already been decorating at my house! And I've already started making my list of things I need for Easter baskets this year.

I say no matter how old you are you're never too old for an Easter basket. In recent years I've even started doing a family basket since my kids are older and aren't really into toys anymore and they seem to both love it. There's stuff we can all share as well as a little something for each person to have as their own.

Not sure where to start? You could start off with a basket from Bake Me A Wish! and then just add in some filler items if you need to personalize it. Either way it's sure to be a sweet treat to the recipient.

Their cheerful Deluxe Easter Basket is overflowing with six adorable Easter enrobed butter cookies, six springtime brownies in lemon, raspberry and chocolate flavors, and cherry yogurt pretzels! And to finish off this festive gift it's filled with ten chocolate eggs and a traditional chocolate bunny. The basket is wrapped with a Happy Easter ribbon, and includes a greeting card you can personalize. Perfect for the family, or for sending to a kiddo away at college!

Another great option is a gift box from Cheese Brothers, a Wisconsin-based e-commerce gourmet cheese company that ships cheese and gift packages nationwide. They offer a “Have a Cheesy Easter” gift box for the Easter holiday this year. It is a perfect gift to share at a family gathering or ship to someone out of state to let them know you are thinking of them. All items in the package (cheeses, jam, and caramels) are locally produced in Wisconsin. Perfect for those that want to avoid alot of sugary filled sweets!

Calypsa allows the wearer to focus on the pleasure of movement, of outdoors, of family, of warmth. Because, really, when you’re at the beach or the pool, you want to feel absolutely, joyfully free. Calypsa is dedicated to creating the kind of swimwear you’ve been hoping for and dreaming of. Swimwear that lets you run, play, relax, and just be. With over 75 original swimwear styles of tops and bottoms there's sure to be a perfect combination that will make mom look and feel her best poolside! For me I immediately fell in love with my swim set because I was able to pick a short sleeved top and shorts style bottoms that made me feel comfortable no matter were I am going!

Just check out those fun spring-like colors! The perfect addition to a teenager themed Easter basket the Mermaid Straw bottle and cup are sure to be a hit! They are both made from the highest food grade stainless steel and double wall insulated to keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours. Durable, chip free PVD coloring guarantees them to stay beautiful use after use. Both are available in an assortment of beautiful colors.

The 32oz Mermaid Bottle has a soft, flexible handle making it easy to carry. And the 22oz Mermaid Cup has an 8mm straw with a silicone tip for comfort when drinking.

Mermaid Straw also carries some fun accessories that would also make great basket fillers like their fun Ocean Babies Stickers. Perfect for dressing up their bottle and cup to add a little "splash" to them. Available individually or as series packs you can choose which ones best fit your needs. They also have a variety of other accessories like extra straws and pouches, keychains, bracelets and more!

This year, fill the kiddos (and adults, too!) Easter Baskets with Whoa Dough, yummy and healthy plant-based cookie dough bars made with real ingredients that’ll satisfy everyone's sweet tooth--but without the guilt! It’s a sweet, salty snack bar with a smooth texture - just like homemade cookie dough (and who doesn’t love that?!). Packed with 4g of protein, 5g of fat, and 9g of sugar starting at only 140 calories, Whoa Dough is a convenient on-the-go snack! Dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, soy-free, egg-free, vegan, kosher, and plant-based with no artificial ingredients. Check out the tasty flavors: Chocolate Chip, Sugar, Sugar Sprinkle, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Brownie Batter, and a Variety pack. Available on and Amazon,, and retailers around the country.
JP's Delights creates all 82 different types of exotic, organic preserves like jams, jellies, chutneys, confits, conserves, fruit butters, marmalades, etc., they have a jam of the month subscription box club, and they even make luxury gift baskets for holidays all year round. For Easter they have a little single jam gift bag shaped like the Easter Bunny that includes a 1.5 oz jar of our preserves for $5. They also do personalized luxury Easter gift baskets in 3 different options that include jams, crackers, cheese, a spreader knife, a bottle of wine, and a specialty item.

RIND Snacks is a line of chewy, tangy, whole-fruit, “skin-on superfruit” snacks at the intersection of functional and sustainable snacking that welcomes everyone to: “Keep it Real & Eat the Peel.” By keeping the rind on the fruit, RIND®’s snacks are packed with more fiber and vitamins than traditional dried fruit and also help fight food waste by using the fruit, the whole fruit, and nothing but the fruit. Every product is Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan and gluten-free.
Available in a variety of fruits and combination packs they are sure to be a hit alternative to sugary chocolates and candies!

It's never too late to start reflecting on life and capturing every moment as it comes. And with all things coming alive during the spring months now is a great time to begin! One of the best ways to reflect and find calm is by journaling, and The Quarto Group has gathered nine journals covering a variety of topics, and all with exquisite covers. All are under $25 and available at a variety of outlets including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookshop. No matter what you're looking for, there is a guided journal for you.  

For the Minecraft loving kiddos don't forget these when assembling their Easter baskets. Trust me they will thank you! No need to craft a Nether portal. Just grab your pencils, crayons, or markers and create your own colorful Minecraft scenes with these stunning coloring books—no pickaxe required.

The Official Minecraft Coloring Adventure Book: Create, Explore, Color!

The Official Minecraft Coloring Book: Create, Explore, Relax

Buoy is a purposefully unflavored blend of electrolytes, 87 trace minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that can be added into any type of drink (beer, coffee, tea, you name it). No sugar, sweeteners, flavors, or calories - just the hydration and wellness that anyone needs! Keep in mind that each bottle has 40 servings and each serving is just a quick light squeeze for as long as it takes to say "Buoy".

Spring has arrived and it's time to make good use of the warmer temps and longer days. Start by getting outside and enjoying that backyard oasis! With this set of waterproof floodlights from Onforu you can do just that well after the sun has gone down too!

Each plug in flood light has 56 ultra-bright LEDs, producing up to 6500K 4500lm high brightness light. 120° beam angle, shadow-free and anti-glare, providing efficient lighting whenever and wherever you need it.

Don't forget the toys!

PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3. AQUA - A new line of interactive and imaginative bath toys helps kids enjoy endless bath time fun! With three new sets, Water Seesaw with Boat, Water Wheel with Baby Shark, and Water Slide with Sea Animals, this playful line encourages a toddler's fine motor skills and encourages creativity!

ZipLinx Hi-Fly Set: This high-flying, chain-reaction activity set delivers the eye-popping payoff of the classic domino run— but ZipLinx launch pieces up to 3 feet in the air for the finale! The magic of the system is not only the ease of set-up but there’s also no accidental starts. That means your design literally won’t “pop” until you insert the special Linx Launcher Key!

Cake-N-Bake Challenge: A totally different kind of action-packed family game with a delicious, rainbow-layer, foam cake as the center of attention! Object of the game is to, well, just be the fastest baker! Players race to stack their cake slices based on the order on a game card. The first to correctly stack their cake wins a candle, and whoever collects six candles wins and gets to wear the included chef’s hat. ALSO great for preschoolers learning their colors - plus no reading required!! 

Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunt: Avast me hearties! This newest kid’s action game from Vango has all the pirate-loving tropes for young swashbucklers! Follow the treasure map, unlock a treasure chest, and collect the booty of gold doubloons that spill out of the Chest! Takes both luck. . . and strategy.  Yo ho ho... this sounds like a lot of fun!
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