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4/6/12

easter parade



thank you all so so much for the good and healing comments! 
today i feel most like myself and back to my old tricks...and we've been easter egg coloring and carrot cake whoopie pie baking to our heart's content!
i love this time of year...with all of it's beautiful colors and traditions. it would have been a shame to miss it!

max and i tried our hand at natural-dyed eggs this year. despite some odd smells (i'm looking at you two, turmeric and vinegar) max thought it was a real hoot getting to use odds and ends from the kitchen to color our eggs. 
and i think they turned out really lovely. 

(we used instructions to make the dye found here)


max is with his dad this weekend so the easter bunny made a special stop at the house this morning!
i'm forever grateful that my little guy still believes in all the good stuff. i don't know what i'll do when the day comes where i won't be crouched on his bedroom floor at 2 in the morning laying a trail of eggs from his bed to his easter basket.


happy easter, sweet friends!
 here's hoping it's filled with lots of wonderful food and family and memories of horrible scratchy easter dresses, bonnets, and jellies.

xoxo

p.s. me and my droid have joined the instagraming world! huzzah!
you can find me @ katiespencilbox!
i have 11 pictures and there's no turning back....haha

25 comments:

  1. those eggs are gorgeous.
    happy easter!!

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  2. Oh my gosh, your eggs are beautiful!

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  3. How do you do it, time and time again?! Absolutely gorgeous post, and even after you've not been feeling well. You're really someone to admire.

    Loulou

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  4. my (almost) five year old saw the easter bunny at the mall last week. he looked at me and said, 'well, i guess he is real after all. all this time i thought it was just you and daddy.' i think a piece of my heart chipped off. :-/ he's too young!

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  5. Eeeeek! Those are the prettiest eggs I've ever seen! Squeel!

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  6. So lovely, this little early Easter. We're dying eggs tomorrow, I think. First time with my little man, and I hope it is great! He's 2, so you never can tell. Good times! Have a great weekend!

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  7. love the idea of homemade dye, and your painted eggs are beautiful. hope you guys have a wonderful easter! :)

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  8. The eggs turned out beautifully! I especially love the ones with the little flowers on them. We're still clinging to Easter traditions here even though we're all far too old for it. I really need to get on with having my own children so that I can make it equally magical for them (holidays like this make me WAY too clucky!).

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  9. Those are without a doubt the prettiest eggs I have ever seen! :)

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  10. I love the idea of natural dye for eggs- I've never seen that! All of these pictures are so pretty. Easter perfection!

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  11. these pictures are so eastery and wonderful!

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  12. This post is gorgeous in every imaginable way. You're an egg-dyeing, family-adoring, camera-handling master of all things dreamy. xxx

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  13. Fun! Hope you're feeling better :)

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  14. Last week after roasting red beets I was tempted to use all that gorgeous bright red beet juice for something - I should have kept it! Oh well, next year... ;)

    xo
    cortnie

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  15. so excited you're now on instagram! yay, yay, yay!

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  16. Happy easter! And amazing pictures!

    Thanks for your comment by the way!

    Loves http://rimocean.blogspot.com/

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  17. Loving your flowery eggs! So beautiful.

    ♥ sécia
    http://www.petiteinsanities.com/

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  18. What beautiful photos! Those eggs are amazing.

    Vang :)

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  19. Do you sell your paintings anywhere? etsy shop? I love the second image it is beautiful.

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  20. I'm so glad you are feeling better and got to enjoy the weekend <3

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  21. I love the stains on the wood. At first I thought it was a painting of yours :) I bought some birch plywood this weekend + gessoed it. You were making me wish I hadn't gessoed it white, haha.

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  22. I love the soft colours of your Easter eggs and that they're dyed only naturally. Maybe you want to see the Easter eggs my mother painted with subjects from her gorgeous garden. They're in the newest post on my blog.

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  23. I love the Easter eggs! I haven't colored eggs in forever and by forever I mean I've been it once back in 3rd grades haha.

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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