Friday, April 22, 2011

Silk Dyed Eggs

I saw this idea on Our Best Bites my new favorite website thanks to my friend Kinsey!


Yesterday Lynlee and I (Kyndall had no interest in helping!) silk dyed eggs. I went to CCA and bought some old ties. They have to be 100% silk to work. We cut them up and silk dyed our Easter eggs!




Make sure the front of the fabric is laying against the egg and wrap it. One of the problems I made with this being my first time to do it is that I didn't get the fabric flat enough. It still worked out great but it would have been better if I had gotten it flatter on the egg. Cut apart the tie and take out all the backing. One tie will easily do 3 eggs or so.




Wrap in another fabric. I had some old thin, burp clothes in the garage we were using as rags. I just cut them up and wrap them again. The ties will bleed in the water and you don't want it bleeding onto the other eggs!







Carefully putting them in the pot.





Bring them to a boil with a pot of water and 1/2 cup of white vinegar then simmer for 20 minutes. We pulled them out with tongs and put them in a strainer in the sink to cool down.





Cut them open and see what you got! The funny thing they say on Our Best Bites is the uglier the tie the prettier the eggs! It's totally true. I had some hideous ties and the eggs turned out beautiful! This was a jungle scene and the eggs is so cool! You can see the tiger perfectly on the egg!





This one turned out lighter than I expected!






I love the paisley on this one!





I was really disappointed in this one. The tie had these cute fish on them and if you look at it up close you can see it but I think the colors were just too light to transfer!









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Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 2-3, 2011


1 year 2 years


April 3rd was an insanely busy day for our family so we decided to take Kyndall out for her birthday the night before. We took her to Blue Goose and then we let the girls play in the fountains. They had a great time!



There were some other ladies there celebrating a birthday also. They must have been some type of singing group because they sang in 3 part harmony happy birthday to this lady and when I mentioned it was Kyndall's birthday they busted out the song again :)! Kyndall didn't quite know what to do with that but was thrilled when they gave her their balloons!



(Probably my new favorite picture of K)





Kyndall didn't want to have much to do with the water, but she was happy as she could be being a bathing beauty!





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Friday, April 08, 2011

Toy Story 3 on Ice!

It worked out so perfectly that Toy Story 3 on Ice was coming to town the same week as the girl's birthday party. It made for a perfect present. They were so excited to go.


Jessie!!


I have never seen my girls so excited! This first picture of Lynlee is the moment that Jessie came out on the ice. Lynlee was beside herself!


Probably 15 different times Lynlee would lean over and hug me, tell me she loved me and thanked me for taking her there. During intermission I let her use some of her birthday money to pick out a souvenir. She was thrilled with her giant Jessie light up wand!





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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

March 28, 2011

My baby is growing! I can hardly believe that Lynlee is 4 years old.


Watch her grow....



Sweet LaLa bought us the "Birthday Girl" shirt at Lynlee's 2nd birthday and got it a little big so we've been able to wear it for 3 birthdays now! She doesn't even look much bigger from 2 to 3!!



We asked Lynlee where she wanted to go for her birthday dinner this year and she chose, "The Hokey Pokey place" aka Babes Chicken. So that's where we went.




She was sooooo excited! She did get slightly freaked out by the mannequein that sits in one of the chairs and swore she would never go back but other than that we had a good experience :).



Kyndall doing the Hokey Pokey. Lynlee is still a little freaked out at this point.





Dessert is here and we are over it!







We went home to decorate some cupcakes to take to school the next day so she could celebrate with her class!




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