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3/28/13

eggs in a basket


today is sunshiny and busy busy preparing for easter this weekend. lots of egg boiling and painting and practicing keeping phoebe's bonnet on her head. i'm convinced that there isn't much better than an easter bunny baby wearing a hat. phoebe is convinced otherwise..haha.

it's all just part of the long standing easter tradition of stratton girls being stuffed in uncomfortable clothes against their will. (scratchy lace collars and jellies with socks, anyone?)



18 comments:

  1. ohh, so you actually paint your eggs?? My 3 year old wanted to do that (after reading a book where they do) but I had no idea how to color them except with dye. Any suggestions... paint type, egg temperature, how to dry them?

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    1. you can use all sorts of paints on eggs!
      i just boil them like normal and cool them in cold water...towel dry...then go to town. i've used watercolors and latex and acrylics on eggs...you can do markers too. eggs are perfectly porous for decorating!

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    2. oh wonderful! Even though Easter's past I may just try this! I love lots of watercolors :) Thank you!

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  2. Love jellies!!! I miss those cute uncomfortable shoes. :)

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  3. Ah yes, I have to dig out my Easter best outfit too! =P

    I have to get on the egg dyeing ASAP! I'm running out of time!

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  4. Haha :) Yes, I remember those days. Jellies were my favorite! I bet Phoebe looks adorable. I love that color pink ♥ Lindsay

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  5. You look lovely dear (and I love the tattoo - going to search for post where I can see more of it).

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    Happy Easter!

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    1. thank you so much, rona!
      i need to do a tattoo update...matt was working on me a little here and a little there and we stopped once i was pregnant with phoebe. it's time to get back in his chair to finish them and do a blog update! haha

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  6. wow! that is such a pretty shade of pink! if you don't mind, do you have any paint brands that you recommend? do you happen to know what brand/color that pink in the photo is? sorry for all the questions!

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    1. isn't it so pretty?
      it's valspar (lowes) apricot ice!

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  7. I had the same question as Rona above, is that a new tattoo? The rose is incredible!
    Happy Easter to you all in Ohio.

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    1. oh, thank you! it's actually a rose matt tattooed on me almost 2 years ago. it's not quite finished, but when it is i will definitely do a blog update!

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  8. I'm also a fan of your rose tattoo and the apricot ice - I am completely in love with that color palette right now!

    Hope you get a quick pic of Bee in her bonnet. (couldn't resist... ;)

    xo
    cortnie

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  9. haha ohh my gosh, you have to share a picture of phoebe later, i bet that she's the cutest thing in that :)

    xo Marlen
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  10. Happy belated Easter! It's so funny how uncomfortable Easter clothes feel, but how right it feels to wear them! Can't wait to see her in a little bonnet!

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