Tuesday, April 15, 2014

candy sprinkled doodle easter eggs

less than a week away til easter!
we gotta decorate some eggs already!

but i have a problem.
i am the only one who eats hard boiled eggs at my house.
well at least the decorated kind.

my picky family get all weird about eating colored eggs since a lot of times the dye soaks through if the eggs have a small crack in it which ultimately happens when you are dunking eggs in egg dye cups and getting excited and not paying attention.

and when we decorate eggs, we always end up decorating 2 dozen or so just cuz it's so darn fun.
and also cuz we crack so many in the dye process.

yes it is fun up until easter is over and i have to stand back when i open the fridge door or all the eggs will fall out.

ok so it's not that bad i guess but it is bad when i have to eat all those eggs.
i make egg salad for sandwiches, 
add eggs to my regular salad, 
stick them in recipes, 
and bring a few to work for breakfast.

so by the time a week or so goes by, i have feathers and a beak.

ok so not really.
so what to do?
stop decorating eggs?
well, that will never happen.

so i made these:
hey but what about all that egg eating i gotta do?
can my thighs handle it?

well, they can when you use these!
yup that's right.
these are plastic!
and they look like real eggs!
and feel like real eggs!
and they're cheap!
whoo boy was i excited to find these!!!

so now the decision.
how should i decorate them?
there is every. single. kind. of. decorated. egg. on. the. planet. when you google it.

but i wanted mine to be different.
so i used sharpies and sprinkles.

and i will never have to worry about eating them to save my thighs cuz the eggs have glue all over them so i won't get tempted.

let's take a closer look at the silliness shall we?










so there are the "dirty dozen".
here they are again in batches.


the sharpie markings are just that,
doodles.
not perfect shapes or carefully measured out designs.
that takes too much time and we are cutting it close to bunny day!

so i just had fun even though my lady egg looks like she is wearing a shower bathing cap instead of having long golden locks with a pretty bow on it or that my jelly bean egg kept coming unglued cuz i rushed to make it.

but what the heck, they were fun to see come together.
well whatever and however you decide to decorate your eggs, hope you have an eggcellent time doing so!









15 comments:

  1. Just happened by via What Happens at Grandma's -- these eggs are adorable! So glad I came over!

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    1. oh i am ecstatic that you came by Grandma Kc! thank you SO much and isn't J wonderful? :>D

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  2. I thought those were real eggs! How fun to be able to play with them like that!

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    1. yes Michelle i had to keep reminding myself they were plastic too! i wish i discovered them a few weeks ago-i would've decorated them more ways but there's always next easter :>D thanks again!

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    1. thank you so much cool Cintia! i think i play too much sometimes, which i guess is a good thing (except when it comes to backed-up housework! :>P) lol

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  4. What a great solution and I love all your decorations, they are so you :) I especially like the polka dot one you have turned into flowers, it's so lovely.

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    1. hey i was wondering if people would like my wonky flowers! thank you thank you Linda! sometimes things are better when done freehand i guess? cuz Lord knows my drawings are anything but perfect! lol :>O

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  5. My hubby has always been a good sport about bringing day-after eggs to work in his lunch. Would love to sneak one of these in (snicker, snicker!). What cute designs you thought of!

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    1. Ooo! you sneaky you! that would be kinda hilarious seeing that-i'll have to do that to my hubby too J! ;)

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  6. soooo cute! Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

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    1. and you're soooo nice Katherine! thanks! :)

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  7. i did not know you could get these at Walmart...thanks for the information and the cute ideas! Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for sharing on the Thursday blog Hop!

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    1. me neither-i saw them on another blog (can't remember?!) and flipped! i bought a bunch of them. the cash register lady thought i was coocoo!! heehee :>D thank you so much Pam!

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