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Happy Easter – Egg Decorating Fun

The kids eggs look almost too good to eat this year!

I love that as the kids get older, the experimenting with the egg decorating can reach new heights!  This year we traded in the dye cups and wax crayons for whipped cream and an embossing gun – OOooOOOOh!

Does your family have a golden egg that is worth a special treat?  Somehow along the years this went from a small treat to being worth money – I don’t know how that happened, those kids are pretty sneaky.

For this golden egg I embossed nearly the entire egg, leaving small patches showing through.  I like the randomness of the gold and the embossing gives it some extra strength.  I did this by rolling the egg all over the embossing ink pad, rolling the egg again in the embossing powder and then using the gun on one ‘side’ of the egg at a time.  Caution: the eggs do get hot from the gun!  This Easter Egg Embossing technique uses stamps for adorable patterns.

And the kids have found their new favorite way of decorating!  I had found a few tutorials on Shaving Cream Easter Egg Decorating and after skimming Pinterest I saw that it could be done with whipped cream as well.  I don’t know, something about the shaving cream on a potential food product grossed me out.  So we took tips from this option of  Whipped Cream Easter Egg Decorating by whipping up some heavy cream and tossing in some dye.  Simple as that really!

Some tips from the kids:

-Wear gloves.  Or be prepared when the daughter freaks out that its ruined her manicure.

-Don’t mix too many colors.  Or as the boy said, you’ll get poo colored eggs.

-It can get messy so be near a sink to wash hands and face.  This tip is from the Mom of kids who just wanted to eat the whipped cream.

What do you think?  Do you like the outcome?

We really had a fun time experimenting and are already looking forward to next year. We found a great tutorial on using oil to make Marbleized Easter Eggs and our own Natural Easter Egg Dye.

I hope your family has a blessed day together and I would love to see some of your fun egg-ventures!

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Destination Weddings… Let’s Jet Set!

Any brides to be out there dreaming of a destination wedding?

Whisking your loved ones away for a celebration and vacation all in one!

If you could choose anywhere in the world, where would your dream wedding take place?  Are you a beachy couple? Romantic Paris city couple?

I was over at Minted.com swooning over some of the invitation designs.  How cute are these that look like baggage tags and tickets!

You can check out more lovely designs HERE.  For YOUR destination wedding inspiration, go straight HERE.

And don’t forget to leave a comment telling me where you would LOVE to go!

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Wednesday’s Threads: Maternity Wear

This edition of what to wear  is an extra special one for my mommies-to-be!

I know we can go from feeling voluptuous and majestical to feeling just plain round and dowdy – and sometimes that’s within minutes – so to help you focus on finding what you wear best, here are a few tips:

1. You want the clothing to fit.  Don’t be tempted to hide or cover in bulk.  Flaunt the bump!

2. Ruching and stretch fabrics are your best friend.  You can often find these on regular items that will work for most, if not all, of your pregnancy.

3. Get creative!  There’s a good chance that between borrowing from friends, buying just a few basic maternity items and working with your non-pregnant clothes, you can complete a wardrobe that you feel good in!

4. Think color and texture!  Don’t be tempted to hide in all over black, it can do the opposite of what you wish by hiding your shape.

5. Accessorize!  Cute belts draw the eye to the belly and help to create a waistline and statement necklaces bring the focus up to a glowing face!

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And just in case you needed a little bit MORE inspiration, here are some of my beautiful clients who hit a home run with their styling!

 

 

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