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Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
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Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend! It’s a sunny one over here and we’ve been busy having a great time as a family. Tomorrow, my parents will be hosting a late brunch and I’ve been having fun in the kitchen preparing Easter treats for everyone. Unfortunately for us, hubby has to go to work tomorrow all day and won’t be joining us for our yearly late brunch, so I stole him for one hour this evening and we had a romantic early supper just the two of us.

Tomorrow, Nate and I, we will bring goodies and chocolate to the brunch. What good is an Easter family get together without painted eggs? This year, unlike the previous ones, I’ve been too lazy to paint any. Yet, I’ve been inspired to do so, from many talented bloggers out there and by all the beautiful pictures seen on Pinterest. Somehow, I only got to it this morning. Hubby and I, woke up with a sore throat; we must’ve caught whatever our son had last week. A sore throat and a migraine didn’t stop me from wanting to have fun with my little one; so I got our dining room table ready for us to paint eggs. He got to participate to almost each step of the process but I had to be careful; he is too curious. It’s too bad that I won’t be able to prepare an “egg hunt” for him tomorrow outside but he will have one in his bedroom. I will let you know how that goes.

You already know I love preparing baking goodies for any occasion, if you have been reading my posts for a while, this should not be a surprised that I baked a funny, delicious chocolate bunny Easter cake. It smells so good but we haven’t eaten it yet.

Please, let me share with you how we spent our Saturday morning:

We boiled and painted 16 eggs, you may be wondering why “16”, it’s because Friday afternoon I found this egg serving tray on sale for only $10 at Winners instead of $20 and it serves 16 eggs. I’m sure many of you already know how to paint eggs but here is a small tutorial for you in case you would like to do this last minute activity with your kids.

Start by hard boiling eggs for about 15 minutes

Let the eggs cool for another 15 minutes; trust me if you manipulate eggs while they are still very hot, it will burn. I burnt my fingers today because I didn’t have the patience to let them cool long enough. Please be careful with your kids.

I used vibrant neon food colour to display my Easter eggs this year:

Neon food coloring

Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and food coloring to warm water:

food coloring neon colors Happy Easter

Have your eggs ready to dip them in the color mix:

Happy Easter food coloring

Leave your eggs in the warm mix until you get the desired color

Once you get the color of your choice, remove them from the mix, I removed mine with my fingers. I recommend wearing gloves because my fingers were purple at the end of this process, I don’t mind but some of you may:

food coloring green neon Happy Easter

Here is Nate, misbehaving and pushing daddy away, I took this picture of him, while trying to take a good picture of the eggs for this small tutorial but as usual Nate’s little chubby hands are always in the way of my pictures:

Easter activity painted eggs

 

Leave them to dry for at least 5 minutes. I left mine to dry in an empty egg carton:

Happy Easter painted eggs

I also placed a few in these egg holders, don’t they look pretty?

Happy Easter Eggs painted activity

This is how the painted eggs look in the egg serving tray:

Happy Easter painted eggs

painted eggs for easter activity with your kids

 

I enjoyed this activity very much with my son, even if he was being difficult this morning:

painted eggs Happy Easter

I gave him a blue egg, we peeled the top for him and he continued:

Happy Easter painted eggs

Oups! a tiny piece of the shell went inside his nail and he didn’t like it, we thought he was going to get mad again but he didn’t, he just pushed it away:

Happy Easter painted eggs fun activity with your kids

Look at this face! He is wondering if he should really eat that?

Happy Easter painted eggs activity with kids

Now, let me show the bunny cake we prepared:

I’ve had this Easter bunny baking pan since last February, I got it at Winner’s. I had forgotten about it until last week when I organized all my baking pans in two baskets and displayed them on my new pantry:

Happy Easter Bunny Cake baking pan

 

I prepared this chocolate cake using cake mix:

chocolate cake mix chocolate bunny cake

I had fun decorating it with Nate and hubby with candy:

 

 

Happy Easter Bunny cake

 

I used cherry-candies for a bunny smile and chocolate for the bunny eyes:

Happy Easter Bunny Cake

 

Here is my little boy, happy that we were done decorating and he wanted to taste it:

Nate eating chocolate cake

 

We didn’t want him to cry again, so we let him try the frosting of the cake and he seemed to like it very much:

Happy Easter Nate from mommy and daddy eating cake

I’m glad, I introduced my son to this fun Easter activity and hope tomorrow he will have fun looking for chocolate Easter eggs!

Are you doing something special or fun for Easter with your kids and family?

Thanks again for stopping by!

Ingrid

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  • rhema3one7 says:

    Happy Easter.. We enjoyed at Kiama. Such a wonderful place to relax.

    March 31, 2013 at 7:01 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Wow! Australia! 🙂 Thank you and wish you a Happy Easter too Rhema with your little boy! 🙂

      March 31, 2013 at 11:58 am
  • mtetar says:

    Happy Resurrection to you, hubby, and Nate! I’m right along with Nate wondering the same thing, lol.Your eggs look very nice in your choice of Pastel Colors. The cake is really nice, and I thought it was a White Chocolate Bunny. Thanks of course for sharing the DIY and pics. Have A Blessed Day and enjoy. Mtetar

    March 31, 2013 at 7:35 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Mtetar! glad you liked the Easter bunny cake too! it’s chocolate cake (I used cake mix) but decorated it with white icing, so my son can see the resemblance of an Easter bunny! 🙂 Thanks again Mtetar, I hope you are having a wonderful Easter with your family too! 🙂

      March 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm
  • Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    Your son is such a cutie!
    Happy Easter!

    March 31, 2013 at 9:05 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Julia! He is a cutie! 😉 thank you! & Wish you and your family a Happy Easter too!

      March 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    I hope you are enjoying your holiday and that the chocolate cake tastes as good as it smells.

    March 31, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Larry! we did have a nice meal with my family! as for the cake, oh yes! it was very good! ouif!

      March 31, 2013 at 9:29 pm
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    The eggs and the cake are so fun! Happy Easter!
    Kenley

    March 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Kenley! 🙂 I’m glad my little one had fun even if he’s still too young to know why we were doing this! 🙂

      March 31, 2013 at 9:33 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    I hope you had a wonderful Easter Ingrid! Things have finally settled down here! We are all happy and full! Your cake is absolutely adorable! Also, the picture of the colored eggs on the tray could be blown up and framed…it is so gorgeous! Also, I just loved the picture of your son looking at his thumb…he has the perfect little pout!!! So cute!!!

    March 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Melissa! Yes, we had a good time too and we are full too! I ate two pieces of the bunny cake 🙂 Nate was calm at my parents; doesn’t happen too often! ha!ha! I’m glad to know you guys had a great time too! & thank you, I’m really happy you loved the picture; it was difficult getting a good picture yesterday, I was lacking natural light! Nate, he loves to pout, this is he’s way of convincing me to give him what he wants 🙂

      March 31, 2013 at 9:39 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    I hope that you had a wonderful Easter celebration Ingrid 🙂 My was very good with my family and friends. I love your painted eggs looks amazing and your beautiful cake !!

    April 1, 2013 at 7:46 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Izabel! 🙂 I’m really happy that you spent a great time with family and friends! 🙂 We spent it at my parents; it was calm and nice!

      April 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm
  • Laura says:

    His little face is priceless! Ha!! Like “okay…. Now what, mom?” Hehe. <3 Happy Easter! It all looks beautiful and fun!!

    April 1, 2013 at 10:11 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Laura! 🙂 I know, you should’ve seen his face; he didn’t know what to do next with the egg! 🙂 Hope you had a great Easter weekend too! 🙂

      April 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm
  • Trixie Lixie says:

    That cake looks delicious! I had fun doing Easter baking with my teenage daughter, she made a kit kat cake and a pavlova, I will put some pictures on my blog. I love Easter you get to eat all sorts of sweet and delicious cakes and puddings!

    April 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 WOW! a Kit Kat cake and a pavlola! WOW! it’s always nice to share these special moments with our kids! 🙂 I love Easter too with all the baking goodies and the time they spent with family! Glad you had a great Easter! I will be visiting your blog later this evening! thanks again! 🙂

      April 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    Love those vibrant colours you used on the eggs Ingrid. My favourite is the green! The pics you took of the eggs on that gorgeous egg stand… straight out of Martha Stewart mag!! Those eyes on Nate, how could you begrudge him anything?? Cute Bunny cake!

    April 1, 2013 at 10:28 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lidia! you are so nice! 🙂 thanks! you know is so difficult taking pictures of Nate but every time I’m working on something; he needs to be around and in every picture ha!ha! thanks again Lidia!

      April 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    You’re pictures are beautiful as well as all the goodies you made. Nate is too cute! I love the look on his face…LOL!!!

    April 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 ha!ha! that look in his face is too funny! Thank you Gabriella! really glad you liked the goodies! 🙂

      April 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    We’re totally going to take your advice and use WARM water with our vinegar and food coloring; ours didn’t come out half as vibrant or uniform as yours. And our eggs were chilled in the fridge prior to dying them…perhaps another one of our problems! These turned out beautifully, Ingrid. Hope you had a very happy Easter, my friend.

    April 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you very much Lauren, I hope you had a great time during Easter weekend! 🙂 For the eggs, the trick is warm water 😉 always warm water! Thank you so much Lauren, I’m happy you liked them, I thought my son would’ve been more excited about them but he wasn’t as excited as I was! 🙂

      April 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm
  • mariateresa1983 says:

    Lovely pictures Ingrid! What a great idea to bake an Easter Bunny Cake. 🙂

    April 3, 2013 at 4:28 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Maria! My son was so happy with this bunny cake, I was sure he was going to love it! 🙂

      April 3, 2013 at 9:55 am
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    He is too cute.. Beautiful bunny cake!!!

    April 4, 2013 at 4:42 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Rexlin! 🙂 glad you liked the bunny cake too!

      April 4, 2013 at 9:40 am
  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART says:

    I love the eggs you made. What a vibrant color. And what a darling cake as well.

    April 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! I’m really glad you liked these! these were fun activities I enjoyed with my son! & thank you very much for stopping by!

      April 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm
  • Seasonsgirl says:

    Great cake idea… Happy Belated Easter 🙂

    April 10, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you! my family really liked it! it was funny to look at! 🙂 Happy belated Easter to you too! 🙂

      April 10, 2013 at 11:37 pm

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