Painting with Leftover Easter Egg Dye!

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Hi everybody!

Sorry for the little leave of absense.  Spring Break has been crazy!  Looking for houses, doing college stuff, weddings, and just family/friend time has made it really hard to do blog-y stuff.

Anyways, I’m back and ready to blog! I hope you all had a wonderful  Easter!  I most definitely did.  My family had a relaxing day at the house, ate a big dinner, and dyed Easter eggs.

Plus, I got Les Mis from the Easter bunny, so that definitely gave me something to do on the last day of Spring Break!

Since we’ve been so busy lately, I didn’t get to dying Easter eggs until today.  Which was fine because I got to do it on actual Easter which was a ton of fun!

The idea to paint with leftover Easter egg dye didn’t really occur to me until I was in the process of dying eggs.

And yes, I am way too old to be painting with Easter egg dye, but I thought it was such a great idea that I had to test it out so that parents might be able to try it with their kids!

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This was the perfect project to do while waiting for the eggs to turn bright colors.

To do this project, I used the “vibrant” colors, meaning I used 1 tablet, 3 Tbs. of white vinegar, and 1/2 c. water.  The other methods would probably be too light to show up on paper.

Then, I just started painting and it worked out great!

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Trees are always fun to paint.

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The more water you paint on, the more color.  You’ll have to add a lot of water to get color so you’ll probably want to hang them up somewhere to dry.  You will also get little dots all over your paper, but when the picture dries the dots will disappear.

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Obviously, I’m not an artist.  But it was still a ton of fun to paint while waiting for my eggs to dye!  Plus, it gives kids something to do before you throw out all that dye.

Another fun thing to do is paint on paper towels (preferably the non-patterned kind), because it looks like tie-dye.  Super cool!

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Here’s a picture of some of our eggs!  I love my dark green one.

And even though I got to this late, painting with Easter egg dye should be a great idea for Easter next year!

Let me know what you guys think.  I hope you have a wonderful night celebrating Easter with your families!



Best Ever Bread Pudding


Hi guys!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m definitely wearing green.  It’s my favorite color!

For St. Patrick’s Day, we are having some family and my boyfriend over for some good food and graduation planning!  Crazy, it’s just a few months away!

Yesterday, I had some extra time so I went down to the grocery store and asked the bakery for some day old bread.  Then I got to work.

This is my “signature recipe” and has been since I was about 11 or 12.  It’s so good and my parents absolutely love it.  It has been changed over the years so feel free to adapt!  It’s the perfect recipe to do so. 



5-5 1/2 c. day old French bread, cubed

1/4 c. butter, melted

3 eggs

2 c. whole milk

1/2 c. white sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. allspice

Pinch ground ginger

1/4 tsp. salt

2 Tbs. brown sugar


For the sauce:

4 Tbs. butter, cubed

2 Tbs. sugar

1 Tbs. cornstarch

3/4 c. whole milk

1/4 c. light corn syrup

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Pinch salt



Place the bread cubes in a casserole dish.  Coat with butter and arrange in a single layer.


Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and salt.  Pour over the bread cubes.


Press the cubes into the egg mixture to coat each one. 

Sprinkle brown sugar over the bread pudding. 

Bake at 375* for 40-45 minutes.



For the sauce:


Melt butter in a saucepan.  Combine the cornstarch to the milk.  Add the sugar to the melted butter with the milk slurry.  Add the corn syrup and salt and stir.  Bring to a boil and let it boil for about two minutes.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.



Serve warm sauce over warm bread pudding.  Delicious!

You could add fruit, pecans (which would be awesome!), anything!

Let me know what you guys think.

Stay Serendipitous!