Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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easter centerpiece in a pinch

easter centerpiece in a pinch

Easter centerpiece in a pinch Tomorrow's Easter dinner at my house just went from a party of four and a half to a party of eight and a half. When it was just my parents joining us, I wasn't too concerned about setting a nice table. Now that there are in-laws involved, I need to step it up a notch.

I've seen all the cute Peeps centerpieces on Pinterest, but I don't have: two perfectly concentric nesting vases, tons of jelly beans, perfect fresh-cut flowers or time to get these things. What I do have is a convenience store down the street that sells Peeps and has a pop-up flower market in the parking lot. Done.

  • One trifle bowl or similarly sized vessel (mine is Pampered Chef)
  • Three boxes of Peeps (actually 32 Peeps. Eat the extras or pawn them off on someone who actually likes Peeps.)
  • One basic potted tulip from a convenience store, grocery store, flower market, etc.

Sure, the ones with the jelly beans and gerbera daisies on Pinterest are cuter, but this one's good enough for me.

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fake peeps: what nightmares are made of

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