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April: Easter + Getting Ready for Spring

Happy Easter!

I went looking for an elegant image with which to say “Happy Easter.” Instead, I found these little snorkeling eggs. They crack me up, so to speak. It’s very hard to be refined when you’re easily amused. Family Fun magazine shows you how to make them here.

The girls dug out all our Easter paraphernalia, so we’re about to start decorating the house a bit and dyeing the eggs. We’re a little behind, but better late than never! Do you have fun plans for the weekend? We’re hoping to see Hop and will enjoy Easter Sunday with the relatives. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will be warm enough for an outdoor Easter egg hunt.

  • Liz Stanley has a round-up of unique egg-dyeing methods on her Babble post.
  • Sarah Jane is the nicest blogger ever. Go here for adorable (and free) Easter paper dolls.
  • Rima at RimaRama teaches us how to make beautiful Lithuanian Easter eggs. And after reading just a few of her posts, I can tell she has a blog I’ll want to visit again.
  • The cutest way I’ve ever seen to eat hard-boiled eggs here via Urban Comfort.
  • I’m still hoping to make these Papier-Mâché Easter bowls. It could happen.
  • Fiona Goble teaches you how to knit the royal wedding party here. Hilarious.
  • I just realized I never told you that the 100 Push-Ups Challenge ended on April 10. Have you been doing push-ups this whole time, wondering if it would ever end? I never made it to 100, but I did do a lot more push-ups than I would have if I hadn’t done the challenge.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a very blessed Easter. “For I remember it is Easter morn,/And life and love and peace are all new born.”  ~Alice Freeman Palmer

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  1. Yeri says:

    Those are soooo cute! What a creative and fun easter egg project. I also like your comment about how they crack you up. That’s eggactly what I was thinking.

    Sorry, I like to be punny. :O)

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