Monday, March 25, 2013



It's that time of year again. Time to get out the eggs and start decorating. Ok, so I'm a little late and you have probably already done your eggs but what the heck, thought I would share some cute ideas that are a bit above the ol' just dip'n'dye method. So here are some nice sites with tutorials for some different eggs.

Leaf print eggs - for these eggs you simply press a design to the egg, like a leaf of possibly a cut-out, wrap in panty hose and dye. The covered area will remain white and leave a pattern.
Doodle eggs - you can dye the egg and then draw patterns on them with a magic marker. Create some nice primitive designs.
Embroidery floss eggs - you have seen the neat spheres on Pinterest that are twine over a balloon. This is just a smaller egg-shaped version. They make a very nice hanging decoration.

MOD-PODGE - of COURSE you can cover the eggs in everything from glitter to pieces of fabric. This site has a listing of many ideas.
making-a-faux-faberge-eggUkranian Eggs - these are the detailed eggs that use a combination of wax and dye. This site includes a brief tutorial to understand the concept. You can then make your eggs as detailed or simple as you like. Personally if I ever find the time I would really like to try this out.
Faberge Eggs - A little glue + all the nifty cool stuff at craft stores and you can make your own egg fit for a Czar.
So get out there and have some fun making eggs that are a bit off the beaten path.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St Patricks Spa Day

Celebrate the luck o’the Irish by treating yourself to a St. Patty’s day spa day. Here are some Irish and Green ideas to pamper yourself with.

irish-cream Irish Cream Sugar Scrub -
Sugar: 1 cup
Dry Milk: 1 tbsp
Coconut Oil: 1/2 cup
Peppermint Oil: a couple of drops
Green Food Coloring: a couple of drops
Mix together and package pretty!

"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
Milk & Honey Facial Mask -
This recipe will make about two masks
1 egg (full of proteins,vitamins A,D,E ,tightens the pores, softens skin)
2 TBL powdered milk or whole milk (nourishes skin, lactic acid, hydrates,anti-aging benefits).. 1 TBL honey (protects from sun damage, antioxidant, absorbs impurities, antibacterial, great cleanser.
“May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door.”
etch candleIrish Blessing Candle
Using a glass candle holder you can decorate it with a quote of your choice
How to mod podge a quote to candle holder
You can print the quote on decorative paper and tie around candle holder
You can also etch glass holders.
Put a green candle in with the scent of your choice and relax.

“May you always be blessed with walls for the wind.
A roof for the rain. 
 A warm cup of tea by the fire.
Laughter to cheer you.
Those you love near you.
And all that your heart might desire.”
Bath Salt Recipe. So relaxing and also great for gifts.

homemade-bath-salts-recipe-01 4 cups Epsom salts
2 cups sea salt - fine
10 drops bergamot or orange essential oil
15-20 drops lavender essential oil
2 Tbsp. dried chamomile flowers
Green food coloring

Mix salts in a bowl, then add essential oils and food coloring (start with 8 drops or so and add more as needed). Then mix in chamomile. Package in cello bags or canning jars. Use 1 cup of salts per bath. Enjoy!
Have a very Happy and relaxing St. Patty's Day