Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter from Pug Bunnies

Happy Easter!

"Are we on? Is it time?" - Hugo

Tah-dah! Pug bunnies are back again.

They have complete outifts this year.

Nevermind they graze like cattle.

Or maybe they are looking for the eggs they hid. Happy Easter from the Pug bunnies!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Indigo Blue Easter Eggs

This year I dyed my Easter eggs with an indigo dye. Each egg had a sticker on it I cut with my cricut when I dyed it leaving behind a stenciled initial.

My fingers are blue like a smurf but it was worth it.

I love the deep rich blue color!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pugs Greet Spring

I call this photo series... Pugs Greet Spring.

Or rather they smell it.

It was a long winter for the pugs.

They were pretty happy to romp around my grandmother's yard.

Pugs love spring!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Photo Projects

My friend Patricia made everyone at the office these grassy hair photo gifts. I thought it was so cool! She would have had to start them awhile ago to have the grass long enough.

It's one of the Easter/Spring projects from the Kodak Tips and Projects Center.

I made a few of the projects for Easter too, like the photo egg masks...

and oh hey who is the guy in this photo egg holder project?!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pickled Eggs and Beets for Easter

I made batch of pickled eggs and beets tonight for Easter. They are family Easter tradition... from growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

There are a lot of recipes out there but this very simple one is how we have always made them.

Boil 1 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of beet juice, 3/4 cup of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Pour it over a half dozen hard boiled eggs and a half dozen small beets in a quart jar then put them in the fridge.

That's all!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Egg Prep

It's Easter egg decorating time. I am serious about my egg coloring. I blow the guts out of the eggs so they last longer. I even have this handy dandy egg blower. Gone are the days of aching cheeks. I can empty a dozen eggs in under ten minutes.

And you only need to drill one hole.

I even have a little egg driller.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dinner nook

Although it's our breakfast nook, we have been using it for our dinners. After we eat we hang out with the pugs. Oscar likes to look at pug pictures on Instagram.

Hugo likes to have a little chat.

Anyhoo, for dinner tonight I made one of my go-to recipes. Remember Martha Stewart's Blueprint magazine? This recipe is from one of those issues... Herb-Crusted Salmon. It think it's the mustard that makes it.