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I Used Paas Dye…

I picked up a package of Paas Easter Egg Dye … a little kit… at the thrift store the other day…

Why not!… it was marked $1.00 on the package as the original price and then the store had marked it to their price of 68 cents

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I’ll take it!…

The thrift store has more bunnies… Easter decorations… grass and baskets… of every shape… and even clothes to dress up the little ones…

and they were quite busy!…

I bought a little bunny too… He’s sitting on my bathroom shelf

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I decided I could wait no longer to dye the eggs… so after making some sugar cookies

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My guys love their sweets…

I boiled about a dozen eggs

Just enough to say I did it and to get that urge out of my system…

There were 5 colored tablets in the kit… pink, blue, orange, green and yellow with a little wire egg holder…

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plus a few colorful cardboard egg holders and a matching game of Easter characters… I was feeling like a kid again…

Simple pleasures!…

I read where just vinegar and the tablets in a cup k0996563 would make the brightest colors… lemon juice would make medium colors… and water for pastels

I opted for the brightest… only using vinegar!… u17660117

They turned out quite bright and pretty… and I managed to keep my fingers pretty clean…

Not dyeing them too much!

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I read about these Paas dyes… and a gentleman named William Townsley… who was a druggist… invented these special egg coloring dyes around 125+ years ago…

He renamed the company paas-logo after the Pennsylvania Dutch word Passen which was used for Easter

Quite interesting… that after 60+ years… I have learned that tidbit…

I hope you have dyed a few eggs… It is quite fun! cottonHeader2

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Making Chocolate Bunnies…

Whatever Holiday comes… I look for something new to make… a new dessert… a new decoration k12812912 … a new card to send… a unique gift…

I found this Easter Bunny Mold sometime last summer at the thrift store… There was only one… but, I knew from making candies in our little Bake Shop at school that the candies would set up pretty quick when put in the freezer… and should pop right out with a little twist of the mold…

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Well, I was right!… I only bought one bag of the candy chips that were microwavable… They melted quickly… In about an hour I had 24 cute chocolate bunnies…

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I figured if they did as good as I thought… I might buy some more candy chips… Maybe yellowMNM6170_small or pinkMNM6160_medium time permitting…

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I want to have them for Easter k5698517 to put in my candy dishes or I might just bag for favors for each place setting on the table k5584930 …

I am having dinner  k5583491… for my son/daughter-in-law, her parents, grandkids, my other son and us…

I think they turned out so cute!

Easter Celebrating!

19 Days until Easter

My Lord has risen and given me a wonderful chance at life…

I celebrate each day…k5468319

I feel this is more special than His Birth that we celebrate at Christmas…

Some have traditions at their church with services009v0100ec … some celebrate with family dinners and egg hunts with their children…

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some celebrate within themselves… saying quiet prayers… and reflecting on the story of our Christ told in the Bible

There is egg dyeingEaster Bunnies appear k8785927 … baskets of candies k12637787 flowers seem to know and start blooming k1935523 … girls are dressed up in their finery… and little boys have shiny shoes… pastel colors reign…

The sun is shining bright today… It wakes me up… gets me busy… I feel that Spring Fever they talk about…

Time to freshen up things… make things sparkle… and breathe in the fresh air

I feel awake after a long winter’s nap!…

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Knowing that my Grandkid’s love the thought of the Easter Bunny and that fun stuff… I decorate a little… Might not be for the kids… but, they sure are a good reason…

I pull out my little things I’ve tucked away… some forgotten about and some that I’ve refreshed…

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A little of this and that… for my centerpiece…

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I’ve stowed away little floating Carrot Candles… Little Duck candles… a Bunny Candle… and a set of salt /pepper shakers in a little holder…

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Wood Bunny basket… waiting for some eggs or candy…

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My dyed eggs will definitely go here!…

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She is just so cute… Ceramic Bunny Lady with her cart… Candy needed!

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Forgot about my miniature Bunny/Chick…  Salt/Pepper Shakers…

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Window clings… easiest decoration idea I know…

Looking out my kitchen window…One of my favorite spots in my house…

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redid Forsythia Wreath (like a hundred times!)…

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Brown furry Bunny and Pink/Yellow Eggs…

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My flag is hung…says Happy Easter!

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as it blows in the breeze…

Happy Easter Everyone!

HOP Over to See My “Major Award”

Memory…

Do you remember in the movie A Christmas Story   when Mr Parker…Ralphie’s Dad… won a “Major Award”… At least that is what he called it!

…and since then… I have heard that phrase used for anything that someone gets as a prize, present, etc. … Mr. Parker said he used “mind power” to win his award… I doubt anything but, “luck” has anything to do with winning… but, it makes you wonder on the odds doesn’t it? …

Well, yesterday the postman came ringing my door bell… handing me a box…  I thought it was some engraved pencils I had ordered from Oriental Express for my TOPS group… but, lo and behold!…I love saying that!… It was for me!… I opened the box to find I had won a “Major Award”!… It was sent priority mail costing $10.85and I saw it was from Insight… my cable/internet/phone company… I couldn’t imagine what it was!… and to my surprise a little Bunny pops his head out… Oh, the memory comes in at me as I say, “I’ve won a Major Award!”…

I had entered my name in a contest in hopes of winning a stuffed bunny from the movie called HOP … Universal Studios Home Entertainment brought this movie out on April 1, 2011 in time for Easter… Of course all of the kiddos flocked to see it!… bringing in $183,953,723.00… I had totally forgot about it… seeing as I hardly ever win anything…”Once in a blue moon” as they say…

I couldn’t help be a little excited!… It’s not every day that someone wins a “Major Award”… especially me!… He is kind of cute … and will probably go to my granddaughter, Kennedy… She’s still at the age of liking stuffed animals… The tag on him said he cost $18.00… Almost as much to ship him as his worth… This will be a cute memory to relate later in years… and I haven’t even seen the movie!

“Making Bunnies”

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Tomorrow is Easter … I had wished all week that my Grandkids would come over and decorate eggs  with me… I got my wish!… Mom and Dad wanted to go out to eat with some friends …so my wish was granted!… I can only show the finished product… quite pretty… because we were so busy I forgot to take pictures during the process…. I had boiled the eggs  earlier… so they were ready… The kids put the tablets of color in 6 glasses… green, red, blue, orange, purple and yellow… I added vinegar and cold water and they stirred…  and then the dipping began… green and orange for Carson… purple and pinks for Kennedy… Being a girl… she tried to dye her’s with two colors and added stickers… Carson just prefers bright plain colors… Both are good at it!… We placed them on my “Rabbit Egg Holder” and then a walk to Wal-Mart on the path through the woods for a treat… Back at home… I proceeded to help Carson with a project for school… and then made Bunnies   out of Croissants, Peanut Butter Cups, Pink and White Marshmallows and tiny Reese’s Pieces for eyes… Quite easy and so cute… Don’t have to be perfect to make you smile when you see them… I had made place cards  for the dinner table tomorrow… The kids probably would have liked to help with that… but, I had already made them so they will have a surprise tomorrow… What a joy I feel when they are around… Happiness abounds!

Easter Bunny… Where Did You Hide It This Time?

Memory…

I just love to hear the chit-chat about the Easter Bunny coming… I remember getting up on Easter Sunday morning  … and beginning my hunt for my basket… sometimes homemade… and sometimes a little fancier … Now I know it as “store-bought”… I didn’t know the difference!… The “Easter Bunny”  had brought it to my house and hid it for me to find… I wasn’t really a big candy eater… jellybeans  were fine with me…but, usually there was a chocolate bunny with a name like “Hoppy” …or “Mopsy”…”Flopsy” or “Peter Cottontail“…Oh no!…I think that’s the name of the bunnies that got into Mr. McGregor’s garden in the story my Mom told me over and over … My grandchildren will get a small basket from us… Grandma and Poppy… Cute crocheted Bunny Baskets for the girls … I have had them since last season… because as you know I’m quite thrifty… and plan ahead… Carson’s is a small bucket with the cartoon characters of “Cars” on it … Some candy… this time… pastel M&M’sHair accessories and jewelery for the girls and games and a car for Carson… Since I always received a chocolate Bunny… they will be treated to the same… Theirs will be a Chocolate Bunny Sucker …so cute!…I hope they will be surprised…

  

Our friend, “Bun”!

 A Memory…

I probably should wait until Easter for this Blog… but, my Granddaughter Kennedy came over to spend the night… and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of her and her best friend she brought with her… Actually she brings her every time… and if not… we have had to meet my son half way to pick her up… She is not your typical friendlong-lasting for sure…but, she’s a little worn around the edges… She has long ears which at one time stood up but, now a little droopy… She was once a pretty pink color and fuzzy soft… Now, barely pink and her hair is no longer as cuddly… She lost her bow she wore around her neck many years ago… She has had many holes and been patched many times… She has had several new noses, stuffed here and there and just recently a new tail… … Her name is “Bun”…  short for Bunny… She has been in the family for about 9 years… but she is definitely Kennedy’s… She loves Bun with all of her heart!… Hugging her tight and sleeping with her head on her every night… Bun has sat at my kitchen table …slept in my bed ... and been hugged and kissed every time she has visited … We all have grown to love her!… but, never as much as Kennedy!