Egg Blowing & Mod Podge

Hope everyone is ready for Easter!

I have to admit, I'm a little slow on it this year. I did not even put out my decorations until this past Tuesday!

I was waiting on my daughter to come home from college for Easter so we could do eggs! This year I have opt for a different approach to decorating my eggs other than the ordinary food color dying.

We did Mod Podge eggs. Whats Mod Podge? Mod Podge is a milky white liquid that dries transparent in less than 10 minutes. Use it as a finish for decoupage. It seals and glues in one application. Really neat stuff. This is actually my first time using it.

First I had to figure out if I wanted to use fake or real eggs. I chose to use real eggs. Oh, but I did not boil them, I blew them.
I found a sharp object and carefully made a small hole on each end of the egg and blew out the insides.

Yep. The insides will come out easy through this little hole. I decided not to post pictures of me blowing the junk out of them because its looks pretty nasty.

Once all the inside was out, I submerged in water and blew them out again to rinse. This can be done days or even weeks before your ready to decorate them. They will not go bad at this point, and you now have a perfect porcelain eggs to keep.

I then put them in a pot of boiled tea bags to give them a tan tint. I wanted to give them an antique or wooden look. Some were left longer than others making them darker and spotty. You really just need to leave them in the pot a minute or so and roll them around. This was new to me too.

Now they were ready to decorate. We used spring pictures, designs and flowers to decorate our eggs. You can actually use real flowers to Mod Podge on the eggs. Being that Easter came so early this year and I do not have any flowers that are bloomed and not frost bit, I have to go with paper.

I think they turned out pretty good and they were fun to do.

Lastly, check out the little crocheted peep I made. It was fast fun and easy.

You can find the bunny peep pattern HERE.

Now its time to go out and find a new outfits for Sunday morning and make Easter baskets. Yep, I'm really behind.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend and remember Jesus is the reason for season!

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Beach with a chance of frost

Beach with a chance of frost? Yes, frost was in the forecast for the weekend we decide to go to the beach. Last weekend it was sunny in the 60s and this weekend it was rainy and in the 40's.

When we got down to coast it was surprisingly sunny, but windy, and in the 50's. Our camper was sitting pretty under the sun and palm trees. We knew the temperature was going to drop down into the 20's at night so we had to pack for all types of weather. Packing for a three day trip was like packing for a week. 

After everything was set up and unpacked, we took a walk on the beach.

 I tried to walk with my feet in the water but the water was so cold it would numb your toes.

After a freezing cold night, the next morning was the same as the day before. Sunny and windy but cooler and in the 40's.

Beautiful as ever. I could live down here without a second thought.
Then come Saturday with 100% chance of rain. And rain it did. all day long. But that still didn't stop our morning walk. We walked in the rain, it was cold but it was fun. I have to say, this is the first time, that I can remember that I've ever walked on the beach with shoes on.
It ended up poring hard on us after we were about a mile up the beach. Needless to say, we got pretty wet and really cold.

The birds had no problem playing in the waves.


They were lovely and graceful. Well, graceful until they saw a fish and splashed dived into the water. hahaha.
We spent the rest of the day shopping and meeting some family for dinner at our favorite hamburger joint.
I'm already looking forward to several more trips to the beach this year just like every year. This is our home away from home.