March 28, 2013

Color Splash


Dying eggs is one of my favorite holiday rituals. It's the perfect activity to brighten up the tail end of winter and usher in some fresh spring color, plus we all love hard boiled eggs in this house. I had been planning to try all natural dyes this year. I kept seeing these glorious images of beautiful hues relying only on cabbage leaves, blueberries, beets... I want to be the woman that takes the time to slice and boil several different ingredients and to present a rainbow bowl of eggs drawing only from nature. Instead I am the woman who ran to the drugstore today to get a trusty package of PAAS and plopped a few pellets into cider vinegar. Time has not been on my side lately, and while I truly value pouring effort into even the smallest of projects, I'm learning that sometimes a corner can get cut and it's really okay. We still had fun.


Little Smith did very well only touching with 'one finger'... until he didn't. He grabbed an egg and, knowing that he was breaking the rules, ran off across the house with his treasure. It was actually hilarious, especially when he inevitably fell and smashed the egg. He loved watching the colored peel slide off and quickly gobbled it down with his dinner. No wasted eggs here!

And now we are heading off to New York to spend the week-end with family, egg hunts and a full table with loved ones, good food, and lots and lots of dogs. I have no idea what to wear since it's still freezing and most of the clothes that cover my belly are black (which doesn't seem appropriate for the pastel season). I will probably try to squeeze into my clingy purple dress and just blend in with the eggs.

Hoping spring finds us all this week-end. The forecast here is promising and I did see a patch of crocuses yesterday. I've been smiling ever since!

13 comments:

  1. I am right there with you. I kept thinking I would do natural dyes, but seeing as it has still not been done, Paas is looking like it's a go. Have a great trip.

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    1. Thank you Rachel! That Pass always dies deliver :)

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    2. Oops I meant *does... but I did make a misspelled pun there with that version ;)

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  2. Coloring eggs is ones of our favorites too! Beautiful photos- documenting your bliss perfectly. Love your blog!

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  3. Beautiful, I bet your little girl was very excited :)

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    1. He was excited! He's a boy... but a boy with long hair and a penchant for pink ladybug stickers so it can be deceptive :)

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  4. Only Pinterest makes me feel lame about not doing something completely amazing with Easter eggs - PAAS for us too! Haha.

    Have a great trip, Lilly!

    p.s. Are you not telling your family about your pregnancy yet?

    xo
    cortnie

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    1. Yes, Pinterest is really amazing but also a little daunting to me! We definately told my family about the baby and it will be fun to celebrate in person. Of course if we hadn't it would be pretty tough to hide at this stage- I'm not too small. Although I asked James if I looked pregnant yet or just fat and he said fat... so that's reassuring ;)

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  5. Cute eggs!!! Your son looks really happy too. :)

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  6. Those eggs look beautiful! And I have to say, I tried my hand at the natural egg dyes this time around, and right now have a sink full of pots and pans, cutting boards, and jars... and only the blue and yellow eggs turned out. Sure was a lot of effort! I vowed to go back to the old trusty Paas kit next year!

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  7. Well, the colours are great, even if you didn't mix 'em up yourself. ;) Sometimes you gotta just get stuff done. Jo

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  8. I love these gorgeous photos. I hope your Easter was beautiful and you got a little sleep in there, too ;) Now I have to go catch up on what you've been doing!

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