Simple Easter Egg Dying Party

Simple Easter Egg Dying Party

Dying eggs is a fun Easter tradition that can completely get out of hand if you decided to make every single kind of egg in the world you have pinned on Pinterest. As much as I love looking at all the pretty photos it can be quite overwhelming.

I kept it simple for our family Easter Egg Dying Party. I used things we had at home plus the traditional PAAS Friends Egg Decorating Kit,because I just love the convenience of the pretty colorful cups in the PAAS Color Cups kit.
Yes, I would love for Paz to come up with a natural dye kit and I really think they will eventually.

I am however testing out the natural kits for next year and will let you know how they turn out as time permits.

preboiled white eggs web

 

I pre-cooked 3 dozoen eggs, drained, dried and cooled them for easy handling.

 

the easter egg table

 

I divided up the table into small work starions and added wax crayons, rubber bands, a stamp pad and fine point Sharpie brand markers for creativity.

Easter Eggs

 

I did not micro-manage the dying of the eggs and embraced the unique color combinations created by my family.

sharpie marker egg

My favorite eggs are the blue and my sweet heart of a husband made sure there were plenty  of sky blue eggs for the bowl. You can also see my attempt at modern egg art by taking a peek at the Sharpie Marker Egg above.

Overall, our Simple Family Egg Dying Party was a success and I look forward to many more to come next year!

Happy Easter!

Earth Day 2014 for Busy Moms

Earth Day 2014

 

Today, April 22, 2014 is Earth Day!  Now, I am not going to go into a huge debate on global warming. The internet is full of stories and articles on both sides of the fence. I did find this article on CNN very interesting though, and suggest checking it out.

The only thing I can say is this, if  I take a 4 inch block of clay and nick off a  pencil eraser sized  piece every single day for 100 days it will eventually be just a little wad of clay, about the size of my thumb.

It is pretty obvious, right ?  I we keep nicking away at our natural resources pretty soon we will only have an earth sized thumb-full to use  and several billion people who are going to need that thumb-full. [Continue reading...]

Momma’s Weekly Plan

 

weekly plan for moms

The week after Spring break is always a kick-off to me for gardening and planning for the Summer!  I am going to miss the bliss of no-homework days but look forward to the remaining of the school year as it holds Summer Book Fair and Summer Carnivals in many schools of the area and I love both equally.

Summer Field

Here is my Weekly Plan: [Continue reading...]