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March 30th, 2013

Easter weekend greetings all, just popping in to share some recent content over at the Better Homes & Gardens blog, click the buttons to read the articles!

bringing the beach home

style an entry

a touch of black

two tone dressers

beautiful neutral bedrooms

decorating with abstract art

Also check out these Pin worthy ideas on simple and elegant Easter decor.

And for all of you on Twitter, you’re invited to a chat I’m hosting with BH&G on Tuesday, the topic is spring decorating. Many of the bloggers from Style Spotters will be joining in too, it’s going to be fun -  cash prizes are being given away to a few lucky participants! 

On Twitter, follow both Better Homes & Gardens and me to join in!

april bhg twitter party

 

Mark your calendars for Tuesday evening and we’ll chat it up about all things spring!   

Have a Happy Easter !

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Washi Tape Easter Eggs

March 29th, 2013

I have a confession to make. I Kate, mother of young elementary school children, did not hard-boil nor dye any Easter eggs last year. I used fake ones from a craft store to set our Easter dinner table and plastic ones for the egg hunt. Boom, easy, done.

However. My youngest daughter requested that we engage in the traditional act of dyeing eggs this year, so we set out to dip, dye, and embellish with nailpolish, washi, and glitter tapes. It was a fun for 30 minutes until she got bored with the dipping and abandoned me to go play and I was left alone to finish. Just like three years ago and those paper maché eggs. But I wrapped up the project (ha!) by layering strips of washi and glitter tape in random abstract bands across the tops and I now I don’t believe I’ve ever loved Easter eggs more.

washi and glitter tape easter eggs

We started with hard boiled eggs, some dye from those kits you find everywhere, and a bunch of rolls of glitter and washi tape sent to me by my kind sponsor Wishy Washi.

eggs and polish

 

To create a banded pattern, I wrapped a few with washi tape before dipping, then once my girl dipped the eggs and they were dry, peeled back the tape to reveal the pattern.

washi tape bands on eggs

Layering a thin strip of tape over the top gives them a two tone banded effect.

banded washi tape easter eggs

washi wrapped easter eggs

 

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