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Did You Know – Easter, The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg, & Natural Egg Dyes March 22, 2009

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easter-eggsEaster was always one of my favorite holidays growing up. The religious aspect of the celebration didn’t mean much to me. I knew it had to do with Jesus’s resurrection but that was about it. What I looked forward to was coloring eggs and the egg hunts. As a parent, I strive for balance. As I teach my kids the meaning of the holiday, I also try to make Easter just as fun and exciting for my boys as it was for me.

Here are some facts about Easter…

* Easter is one of the most important Christian holidays.

* Easter is celebrated by Chrisitians to observe Jesus’s resurrections three days after his crucifixion.

* Easter marks the end of Lent, a season of prayer and penance.

 * The Easter Bunny, a well recognized symbol for Easter, orignated in Germany. It was introduced to America by German settlers who immigrated to the Pennsylvania Dutch country.

 * Long ago, in Pagan times, the egg was considered a symbol of new life and rebirth. Chrisitans embraced this theory after Jesus’s resurrection, likening it to the tomb from which Christ arose.

* Easter eggs have almost no part in the Easter celebrations of Mexico, South America, and Native American Indian cultures.

Compliments of Wikipedia and about.com

Last year around this time, I posted about how to make the perfect hard boiled egg, which as a matter of fact, isn’t boiled at all. Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought it fitting to give this information again. Click here for how to get the perfect hard boiled egg. In addition, you can also click here to find inexpensive ways to naturally color your eggs and save money in the process.

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A green moment March 21, 2009

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It’s the second day of spring and the weather is absolutely gorgeous! Great to get out an enjoy a nice picnic, a brisk walk, or to enjoy some outdoor time with the family. I plan on enjoying this lovely day. But in the meantime, I’m throwing a few loads of clothes in the wash. Here’s something else this wonderful weather is great for:

conserving energy

conserving energy

 A great great moment! Conserving energy and more of our pennies…

 

Saturday morning breakfast

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Homemade waffles! Yum, Yum!

Homemade waffles! Yum, Yum!

I’m so happy to be back in a place of our own. Seon got me a new waffle iron so I got up and made homemade waffles for breakfast this morning. Delicious!!! Click here for a simple waffle recipe.

More photos from our breakfast.

Dad on meat duty

Dad on meat duty

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No complaints from Dominic

No complaints from Dominic

Dominic's best friend, Eran, has no complaints either

Dominic's best friend, Eran, has no complaints either

And what does Kyndal have to say?
No complaints from me either! 
And last but not least, here’s a peek at Dad’s tray…
A waffle's just not a waffle without plenty of butter... 

 I guess this is a keeper. No more buying frozen waffles at the grocery store. Now I can make my own and freeze them. A few more pennies in our pockets and besides, they taste much better! But I’m biased! 😀

 

Just blog… March 20, 2009

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Okay, we are settled back into our own place, which allows me to get back to work on my blog. While I had some off time, I started to think about the direction I wanted to go with this blog. It’s already been through some many changes, but sometimes I still feel like I haven’t found my comfy groove. As I read over some of what I’ve written, it appears that I’m all over the place with my posts.

My overall goal for this blog from the beginning was for me to have a place to channel my thoughts. This is still the case, it emcompasses so much more than woe is me journals, sappy posts about the kiddos, or rants and raves about the hubby. Surely there will be plenty of these postings, but I want this blog to also serve as a source of information. A guide. A place to meet kindred spirits and like minds.

So, as I once again find myself in this frantic state to make changes to something that may not need to be changed, I consider the notion that maybe my blog is just what I hoped it would be. Yes, the posts are random and all over the place. Isn’t that what resources are: various tidbits of information throughout a given place. Maybe I should just leave well enough alone. And just blog…