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Easter Egg decorating ideas

This last week I mentioned I would post about Easter egg decorating.  There are so many ideas from simple to complicated, some for children and some for adults.  I picked just a few ideas and sites to share with you that are fairly simple and pretty. 

I also saw a few posts regarding dye mixing recipes, and I love to have vibrant brights, rich deep hues, or if so inclined pale or even neon shades.  Unfortunatey, the pages are not showing on the McCormick webpage.  So I thought it would be helpful to share the images that give the dye recipes. 


Marbled eggs with Nail Polish- love this idea, you can expand on this by using multiple colors.

The directions and supplies list are on the blog Alice and Lois



Fun with Watercolors instead of food dye.  You can use kids crayola watercolors or any type of watercolors you may have or purchase in the art section at a grocery or craft store. The blog Oh my! Creative shows exactly how to do this technique.



Beautiful Speckled eggs: Tea dye or food dye and paint. The Southern Living website shows how to create these pretty eggs.

speckled egg


Glitter Eggs. This can be done on real hard boiled eggs or plastic, foam or wooden eggs.  Confessions of a Plate Addict shares how to do this on plastic eggs.



McCormick Egg Dyeing Guide



Egg Dyeing Recipes for these bright colors



Hope you enjoy these sites and ideas.  


Posted on March 6, 2016 at 7:55 pm
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Easy Easter or Spring arrangements

Thought I would share a couple posts this week regarding Spring and Easter decor.  I have put links to the sites below that show how to do these simple arrangements.


Jelly Bean Rose arrangement:

Jelly Bean Peeps arrangement:

Cereal, Candy arrangement:

Painted Mason Jar arrangment:

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm
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Easy Beautiful Gift and Decor for Christmas

I like to switch things up every few years, but sometimes it can get costly. I have so many deocrations and some the colors and theme are not what I want anymore.  Do you feel the same?  

I came across some great ideas on Pintrest and I am posting links direct to the blogs here.

I love the idea of using Spray paint, easy, inexpensive and so many colors and finishes to choose from.

Do you get multiple holiday tins or cookie tins each year and toss them?  Check out the link below to spray paint them and use them again for any occassion. Check out digiscrap*tology for this tip.

Old ornaments? prefer a new color?  Spray paint them… I am getting excited!!! 🙂  See how this is done on Live Love DIY

How about those dollar store candles and clear vases? They are so boring and really aren't festive.  Usine the link below and see how a bit of spray paint and painters tape can make them look fun.  Plus, my own tip, get a stencil tape to the glass candle or vase and use the spray paint.  Popsugar shows how to do this candle spray painting technique

Enjoy freshening up your holiday items!!  

see above links to blogs with instructions


Posted on December 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm
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How to hang curtains – Great article

I have often wondered why pictures in magazines of windows look so good, but in everyday homes I see I think hmmm  seems like something is off.  This could be a major reason I didn't hang many curtains.  LOVE this article by stylist Emily Henderson and hope you will too.

Posted on August 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm
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