First of all, Happy Easter to you all! I wanted to write that day, but the day flew by and it never happened.
We had brunch with family and friends at my parents' house, and we all had an egg hunt. I dyed the eggs, and I'm pleased with how they turned out. :) Many of you may know this, but when you draw on the egg with a crayon before dying it, the dye doesn't stick to the crayon's waxy residue. We also tried something new, where we wrapped rubber bands around some eggs before dying them (I read about it in Real Simple). It had a cool effect, but sometimes the rubber bands would slip off. Gotta work on my technique... We used both brown and white eggs, because they gave us an even more beautiful range of colors. This is probably my favorite this year:
I also have an addendum to this post. Simone, of Linden Grove, is a relatively new blogger, too, and I realized she hadn't yet been tagged. So head over to her blog and see what seven things she'll come up with!
I have to apologize for not writing too much recently. Things got crazy busy 'round here! In addition to working more and to deadlines coming up, I'm leaving in a week for a wonderful, long trip to Europe. We'll be gone almost four weeks (for most of April) so I'm just warning you right now, there may be a posting drought on my end of things! But I'll try to post once more before we take off so I can say goodbye. (And if you have left me a comment, and I haven't left you one in return, it's cause I haven't had time to do your blog justice. I promise, it will happen!)
Ok, ok. I know you all just want to know who won the giveaway! I wanted to do something like this and this, from DottyCookie's blog, but didn't have the time. Maybe for the next giveaway! Instead, I just wrote everyone's name down on slips of paper, folded them in half, and popped them in a bowl.
And the winner is...
I realized that the only thing that I don't like about doing giveaways is that I wanted ALL of you to win! Because I feel bad that I can't send that pack of cards to each and every one of you, I would like to offer you something else instead. On our trip, I will be going to Iceland, France, and Italy. If you wrote a comment on my giveaway post, and you would like a postcard from our trip, then shoot me an email with your mailing address and your country of preference. And then watch the post in April!