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Easter Eggs, Natural Dyes

Easter eggs - natural dyes

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This was my first attempt at dyeing Easter Eggs using natural ingredients.  The resulting color palette was a lovely pastel shades of green, blue, and cream.

After browsing through the internet and reading about the different ingredients, I decided to use what I had available which were frozen blueberries, frozen spinach, and red onion.   At the end of the experiment, I became quite discourage at the outcome of the colors the eggs took on, not at all the expected colors I thought.  The blueberries made pink eggs…the spinach had no effect on the eggs… and I actually liked the soft pink from the red onion.  After I saw the outcome, I left the eggs to dry and went off to do other things.   About an hour later I came back and discovered  the color transformation of my eggs {see above picture} and the excitement I had about this project came back.

I dyed a second batch of eggs to share the results with you.  Depending on the length of time the eggs were submerged in the liquid will effect how deep the colors will be.  Included in three of the pictures below are the egg color progressions, from the first minute they came out of the liquid to about an hour later.

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Valentine’s Day … the Greatest of these is Love

valentine's Day, Peony, Greatest… Love

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Love is… unconditional, enduring, believing, caring, and something we can’t be without.

This is one of my favorite verses from the Bible… “faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”  When apostle Paul wrote about love in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, is as relevant today as it was then.  What is love?  It never fails, it endures through eternity, and without love, there is emptiness.  God is love.

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The Christmas Season, Favorite Things, and a Giveaway…..

Christmas  favorite things

A little dusting of snow on the ground,
temperature in the 20s and 30s,
the warmth from the wood stove,
Christmas decorations in the house,
and the sounds of Christmas music…
what a nice start to the season,
or as Bing Crosby would sing it…

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”

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Halloween Treat Bags and Printables

Halloween treats bags

A quick and easy Halloween treat bag idea to make and give out to the little trick-or-treaters or as goody bags for a party.

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