Monday, March 30, 2009

Have a Green Easter!

Hey, I actually found some pretty interesting ideas for green Easter ideas. My favorite was making a grass basket instead of buying fake grass. I am not sure I have enough time though to do this now because I only have 13 days left. Sounds awesome and easy.

Another good idea is using natural dying agents for the eggs, like beat and carrot juice among other things. I think I am going to try that this year and see how it turns out.

Like I said, I am making home made chocolates this year and I am still looking for some other neat ideas. I was thinking of letting the girls make their own Easter baskets with cereal boxes and tape and maybe toilet paper rolls ribbon and paints or construction papers. Many possibilities there and I think they would have fun with it.

In fact the whole grass basket had me thinking of the possibilities of making a mint/dark chocolate themed Easter basket, that would be pretty neat to have real mint leaves among yummy dark chocolate. Anyway, I am gonna get back to brain storming.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

With Easter coming up I was just reminiscing about Easters' past and wanted to go smaller this year than we usually do. We usually get them everything under the sun. Easter is like a second Christmas to them. Christmas is when they get all their indoor toys and heavy clothes and stuff and Easter is when they get their outside toys and spring/summer clothes. I think we go overboard though and I don't want them to get used to getting a lot, I don't want them to take things for granted. This year I bought candy molds and am making their Easter candy myself. I can't wait! I also got them some plants to grow that were in ceramic egg cups. You have to break the top of the 'egg' and just water it and let it grow. I found these at Lowe's for nearly $3/ea. with a variety of different flowers to choose from. We usually don't get things for them until the last minute because I am so bad at waiting to give them stuff, I love how excited and happy they get. We are getting our 3 year old, Eden, a Tinker Belle costume, which she has been begging for, for about a month now. I am not sure yet what I am getting for our other daughter Ellie, who is almost 2 now.

Gotta run, I am gonna try to find some Easter freebies around for you, if not some good green ideas for Easter.