Easter Egg Tree 2014


Yes, it's one of my very rare Saturday posts.  I wanted to share this year's Easter egg tree!  The neighbors had a broken tree in their yard, sitting out by the curb.  We broke off a big branch and started from scratch.


I failed to make it to the store for any coloring kits, so we experimented with natural dyeing methods.  The red and pink eggs were dyed with a red beet that was going bad in the fridge.  (Oops.)  I had a golden beet, too, but it failed to yield any decent color.  You live you learn, right?  The yellow eggs were dyed with turmeric, and there's a cool-looking beige egg that was dyed with raspberry tea.  The green eggs were a cheat.  I really wanted some green or blue, but had nothing on hand to work with - except a little tube of neon green gel food coloring I managed to dig out of the cupboard.



On one side of the tree are our library Easter books.  We check The Egg Tree out every year.  Maybe next year the Easter Bunny will take a hint!  After all, it took years for that Bunny to add The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes to our collection...

We worked on this project yesterday.  In the middle of dying our eggs, we took a break to eat the hot cross buns we made over the course of the day.  They were YUMMY!  I used this recipe, but I doubled the amount of spices.  I don't think you can ever use too much cardamom.


We are going to have an Easter egg hunt at my sister's house soon.  The weather is supposed to be stormy tomorrow, and we wanted to have a family hunt for our four girls.  Tomorrow morning, we'll head to church for the big church egg hunt and Easter services.  The girls have begged me to make quiche for lunch tomorrow.  We are certain to be egged-out by Sunday night!

Happy Easter Weekend!





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  1. HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE your tree!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, dear! My Easter ended Saturday night. I couldn't even get out of bed on Easter Sunday. Everyone took pictures for me instead. Strep is disgusting.

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  2. I want an Easter tree! CLEVER!!!! Happy belated Easter.

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    1. Thanks! This is our funny little family tradition. I did all things Eastery the rest of Saturday, then woke up Sunday feeling completely miserable. I went to the doc today, and found out that I have strep throat, which has led to uvulitis, a most hated and nasty thing. It's also in my sinuses, which are also infected, probably from bad allergies and the cold I just got over a couple weeks ago. It killed my Easter Sunday!!!!

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  3. Love the tree too.And the eggs. And your Easter books! :)

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    1. Thank you very much. It's funny - we didn't have a lot of free time this year, but the girls wound up with Good Friday off from school (which seldom happens). It was great being able to continue our traditions after all. :)

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