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Congrats to our Giveaway Winner, Shay!

Congrats Shay!  You are the winner of our fabulous Etsy Easter Basket!

We hope your kiddo(s) enjoy it!

Keep an eye out for upcoming giveaways!  We have a lot of collaborations happening in April & May and a BIG surprise for Jaxs’ birthday on May 1st!

meg

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7 Hours Left . . . Etsy Easter Basket Giveaway

Our giveaway deadline is just 7 hours away!

We have all of the Easter goodies ready to ship for the winner of this giveaway.

Here’s some pics of what you’ll win:

We have included our little Madelaine Mary Janes in size one and paired them with adorable pink, white, and gray plaid style leg warmers.  We threw in a whole bunch of other cute goodies – bunny rubber ducky, little plastic eggs for you to hide some little gifts or candy in, peeps, yellow polka dot sunglasses, and a cute little pinwheel!

ALSO!!! We’ve collaborated with two other shops from Etsy, Katie’s creative baking and A Bath Shoppe, to add more amazing-ness to our Easter Giveaway.

These oh so adorable cookies from Katie’s creative baking will arrive in our hands Monday, April 5th (the last day of the Giveaway) so that we can send them off fresh for you in time for Easter!  Katie’s creative bakery has so many cute Easter themed gift packs right now and cute cookies for all seasons and occasions.

We also found these totally amazing little sidewalk chalks from A Bath Shoppe!  Your little wee one (or wee ones) will LOVE these too.  She makes sidewalk in all different shapes . . . and she makes natural soaps too!  The talent on etsy never ceases to amaze me.

TO ENTER:

  1. Comment below on your favorite item from Katie’s creative baking
  2. Comment below on your favorite item from A Bath Shoppe
  3. Like us on Facebook (make sure to comment that you did so!)
  4. Follow us on twitter
  5. Follow us on pinterest
  6. Subscribe to our blog
  7. Repost this giveaway to your twitter account (make sure to leave the link in the comments below)
  8. Repost this giveaway to your facebook account (make sure to leave the link in the comments below)

In the comment make sure to include your email address if you don’t have a wordpress account so we can get a hold of you if you win!

If you already follow us on one of the above!  Let us know which one in your comment and we’ll definitely include you in our contest!

The winner will be picked today at 5pm through a random drawing.  Good luck!

Retail value: $97

Good luck!

ash & meg

DIY from the Blog World: Dying Easter Eggs

As a child one of my most favorite memories for Easter Sunday was dying the eggs the week before and then hunting for them in the house on Easter morning.  Our mom was always so creative when it came to the holidays and had the BEST Easter baskets, made fabulous oven baked french toast, and hid our Easter eggs in the most secretive of places (I remember finding one in our pool table pockets!).  So I decided that this weekend I’d post some DIY eggs from the blog world to reeve the kiddies up for a great and creative holiday.

Make Easter eggs using all natural ingredients.

Tutorial using nylon stockings and suggestions for small flat leaves to use at Family Fun. Photo from KurtFML’s Flickr Photostream.  To get the colors in this photo use all natural dyes.

Japanese paper Washi Eggs

French inspired decoupage eggs from Martha Stewart

These two egg decorating methods employ the same technique found at Martha Stewart but just different papers!  Or cut little pieces from paper that inspires you and don’t cover the entire egg.

No-dye easter eggs with double-sided tape and glitter!

Do the polka dots above or cool stripes like these!

Try out some of these no-dye egg decorating ideas from Better Homes I like the double-sided adhesive strips cut into pretty designs and then dipped in glitter!

Glitter eggs from Martha for decoration

Speaking of glitter – make these pretty decorative eggs from Martha Stewarts again.

Crayon art eggs!

Psyanky-eggs

These pretty as can be eggs also use similar techniques through creating designs with wax and then dying or leaving.  The top uses simple crayons on hot eggs to produce pretty colors on eggs (remember you can use a white crayon to draw pictures and also words on eggs before dying as well).  The bottom picture is an old Ukranian method using hot candle wax to draw designs before dying the egg.

Hand paint your already dyed eggs.

Chalkboard paint eggs

Hand paint eggs after dying with water-based acrylic colors special for eggs – I love the polka dot one!  Or redecorate again and again with  chalkboard paint eggs (use colored chalk too!).  You could also use these as place settings at an Easter party.

And the biggest trend to hit easter egg dying this year . . . silk tie-dye eggs. So pretty!

If you’ve been on pinterest at all you’ve probably seen these beauties around.  Silk tie -dying.  What a good way to reuse unwanted ties.

Real chocolate eggs!

And last but not least . . . why not make real chocolate filled eggs by following Martha’s directions?

Now that the creativity is flowing go and visit our pinterest Easter board for even more ideas on egg decorating!

meg

Also if you haven’t already  . . . go enter our Etsy Easter Basket Giveaway

Featured Etsy Seller: A Bath Shoppe

Easter Egg Sidewalk Chalk from A Bath Shoppe

I know you’ll recognize these cute Easter Egg sidewalk chalks donated from A Bath Shoppe for our Etsy Easter Basket Giveaway, but we had to do a special feature on this shop because of all the other cute things they carry!

Not only do they have a variety of cool sidewalk chalk shapes that will make your kid the cool kid on the block . . .

We love these jigsaw puzzle pieces sidewalk chalk!

. . . but she also does fun soap shapes.  So if you’re kiddo is going through one of those tough phases and doesn’t like to take a bath try adding Elmo soap to their routine.

ELMO!! Dee would just die for this soap in the shower!

Or these little monsters in the bath or as party favors!  I just bet that getting the monster out of the soap encourages your child to use it.

Monster soaps kit. What a neat party favor if you were having a monster themed party!

And the best part?!  A Bath Shoppe makes all natural bath and body products making sure to include the best butters and oils for the skin. Truly homemade!

If you don’t see something just perfect for you but like the shop they also do custom orders (and whole sale).  Just contact A Bath Shoppe about what you need.

Go support her shop now and if you haven’t already enter our Etsy Easter Basket Giveaway to win some of the cute egg and bunny sidewalk chalk.

Etsy Easter Basket Giveaway

Happy Easter!  In honor of Easter we are doing a multi-etsy-shop giveaway!

We have made up a little Easter basket with some goodies from our shop:

We have included our little Madelaine Mary Janes in size one and paired them with adorable pink, white, and gray plaid style leg warmers.  We threw in a whole bunch of other cute goodies – bunny rubber ducky, little plastic eggs for you to hide some little gifts or candy in, peeps, yellow polka dot sunglasses, and a cute little pinwheel!

ALSO!!! We’ve collaborated with two other shops from Etsy, Katie’s creative baking and A Bath Shoppe, to add more amazing-ness to our Easter Giveaway.

These oh so adorable cookies from Katie’s creative baking will arrive in our hands Monday, April 5th (the last day of the Giveaway) so that we can send them off fresh for you in time for Easter!  Katie’s creative bakery has so many cute Easter themed gift packs right now and cute cookies for all seasons and occasions.

We also found these totally amazing little sidewalk chalks from A Bath Shoppe!  Your little wee one (or wee ones) will LOVE these too.  She makes sidewalk in all different shapes . . . and she makes natural soaps too!  The talent on etsy never ceases to amaze me.

TO ENTER:

  1. Comment below on your favorite item from Katie’s creative baking
  2. Comment below on your favorite item from A Bath Shoppe
  3. Like us on Facebook (make sure to comment that you did so!)
  4. Follow us on twitter
  5. Follow us on pinterest
  6. Subscribe to our blog
  7. Repost this giveaway to your twitter account (make sure to leave the link in the comments below)
  8. Repost this giveaway to your facebook account (make sure to leave the link in the comments below)

In the comment make sure to include your email address if you don’t have a wordpress account so we can get a hold of you if you win!

If you already follow us on one of the above!  Let us know which one in your comment and we’ll definitely include you in our contest!

The winner will be picked Monday April 2nd at 5pm through a random drawing.  Good luck!

Retail value: $97

Good luck!

ash & meg

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