13 Clever Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

To this day the smell of vinegar always reminds me of coloring Easter eggs with my dad. Boxes of Paas dyes, those crappy metal egg dippers, bowls of dye that would certainly spill and stain the table…all part of the magic of spring family time.

However kids nowadays have so many different ways to decorate their eggs…Mod Podge, markers, temporary tattoos, paint…nothing is off the table, so to speak…except maybe the vinegar…

If you and the kids are looking for a fun and creative way to have fun decorating eggs this year, check out these 13 clever ways to decorate with Easter eggs.

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13 Clever Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

  1. Vinyl Easter Egg Decorations
  2. Marbled Ceramic Easter Eggs
  3. Brush Pen Easter Egg Decorations
  4. Mod Podge Easter Egg Decorations
  5. Finger Paint Easter Eggs
  6. Grid and Gold Easter Eggs
  7. Unicorn Easter Eggs
  8. Comic Book Easter Eggs
  9. Plant-Based Easter Egg Dyes
  10. Faux Fabrege Eggs
  11. Galaxy Eggs
  12. Tattooed Easter Eggs
  13. Robin’s Egg Easter Eggs

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Marry Me a Little


“Oh how gently we’ll talk,
Oh how softly we’ll tread.
All the stings,
The ugly things
We’ll keep unsaid.
We’ll build a cocoon
Of love and respect.
You promise whatever you like,
I’ll never collect.”

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Blackened Cod with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

While fish can often be a bit pricey here in the Midwest, it surely makes an easy and quick mid-week meal. With a few spices and some standard veggies, you can dress up a fresh cod filet in no time, having dinner on the table in a little over an hour!


Blackened Cod with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots


  • 2 fresh cod filets
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 russet potatoes, sliced
  • 6 multicolored carrots, peeled



  1. In a small bowl, combine paprika, Italian seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
  2. Drizzle cod filets with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Rub spice mix on all sides of fish. Place in plastic bag or container and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place sliced potatoes in bowl. Drizzle with 3-4 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Arrange in one layer on cookie sheet. If desired, sprinkle with chili powder for a little extra flavor. Bake in 450 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until potatoes start to brown. Turn over and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Drizzle peeled carrots with remaining olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in oven during last 15 minutes of potatoes cooking. If you like your carrots a little more well-done, leave them in the oven until they’re done to your liking.
  6. Place marinated fish on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in 450 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes, until flesh begins to flake. Serve with a fresh squeeze of lime, if desired.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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March 16, 2018 · 8:31 am

17 Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day!

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I’m sure you’ve heard the story about St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland…or maybe you think St. Patty’s Day is just an excuse for the entire world to claim their 1% Irish heritage and drink themselves into submission.

Whether you embrace the wearing of the green or just take St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to wear those dumb shirts that tell people how Irish you are (I kid, I kid!), here are 17 MORE reasons to do what you do…so have a beer, toast up a slice of Irish soda bread (MY LITERAL FAVORITE), and feel yourself getting a little more Irish with this collection of 17 fun facts!


17 Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

While green seems to be synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, Saint Patrick’s color was actually blue. The color green only became associated with St. Patrick’s Day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.

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Ironically St. Patrick was not Irish. He was born to Roman parents in Scotland or Wales in the late fourth century.

Saint Patrick made his mark in Ireland by introducing Christianity to Ireland.

Nevertheless, the Irish take St. Patty’s day VERY SERIOUSLY. It’s declared a national holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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The New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the world’s largest parades. It’s been a major attraction since 1762!

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Here in Chicago, we have our own nasty tradition of dying the Chicago River green. It takes nearly 40 tons of dye to color the river.

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For most of the 20th century, St. Patrick’s Day was considered a religious holiday in Ireland, which meant that the pubs were closed for business. In 1970, the day was converted to a national holiday and the drinks began a’flowin.

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According to legend, St. Patrick used the three-leaf shamrock as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.

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Though St. Patrick gets all the credit for driving the snakes out of Ireland, modern scientists have actually discovered that Ireland has never been home to any snakes. The cold weather was too harsh to host any reptiles and the surrounding seas have staved off snakes ever since. It’s now believed that the snakes in his lore were likely metaphorical.

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Not including tips, a 2012 estimate pegged the total amount spend on beer for St. Patrick’s Day around the world was around $245 million. At about $5.00 a glass, that’s a LOT of beer!

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Guinness, the go-to drink of several Irish beer drinkers, sees a consumption of about 13 million pints on St. Patty’s Day alone. Even the Queen partakes…

Saint Patrick was actually born Maewyn Succat, but changed his name to Patricius after becoming a priest.

According to Irish folk tales, there is no such thing as a lady leprechaun. Hmm…sounds familiar…

I mean there has to be AT LEAST one 😉

There are more people with Irish ancestry in the United States than in Ireland.

Wanna test your luck? The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000.

March 17th is actually the day St. Patrick died.

Traditionally, the Irish leader hands a crystal bowl full of shamrocks to the US President. The shamrocks, grown in Kerry, Ireland, is immediately destroyed by the Secret Service after the exchange.

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8 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables

The luck of the Irish is on everyone’s side today! It may not be gold at the end of the rainbow, but these adorable printables are all coming at you for FREE! How magical is that?!

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8 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables

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Your Mind is a Palace


You might be poor,
Your shoes might be broken,
But your mind is a palace.
Angela’s Ashes

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