Each year I eagerly await the arrival of the cherry blossoms as they (and the accompanying crowds of tourists) are one of the first signs of spring in DC. I wanted to share a few photos of the blossoms with you. Aren’t the blossoms lovely?
This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the gift of the trees. You can read more about the history of the trees on the National Cherry Blossom Festival website.
On my walk home, I stumbled across the National Capitol Park’s tulip library. Somehow I have managed to overlook this gem on prior visits to the cherry blossoms. The garden had so many varieties of tulips that I lost count. (A Map for the 2012 Tulip Library from the National Park Service indicated that there were 93 cultivars and over 10,000 bulbs planted in the library.) The tulips were so bright and vibrant. Continue reading
A note about scheduling.
While I would love to be able to share new projects and posts with you on a daily basis, that’s simply not realistic for me. So, I’ll be posting on a schedule. It may slip a bit from time to time, but my goal is to post here at least two times a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow to see what I have been up to!
After making the onion skin dyed eggs that I blogged about earlier this week, I decided to try my hand at a simplified version of those eggs using the same basic technique. Using hard boiled eggs instead of hollowed out eggs and dying the eggs in grape juice in the fridge instead of in an onion skin dye on the stove, made the grape juice dyed eggs much simpler to make than the onion skin dyed eggs. Plus, the grape juice dyed eggs made a lovely breakfast the next day.
I am beginning to run out of time (and steam) for Easter projects, but before I do, I want to share a couple of last minute projects. These projects are fairly quick (especially compared to the egg boxes and decorative eggs I posted earlier this week). If you are looking for a last minute project (or two) to complete before Easter one of these projects may be just what you are looking for. I think these little carrot boxes would be adorable filled with foil covered candies and tucked into an Easter basket.
I am still on a quest to find the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe, but in the meantime I thought I’d share this super easy and beautiful cupcake topping. I’ll share the the recipe for the accompanying sugar cookies next week.
My self challenge was to create a cute Easter basket and grass largely using recycled materials. What do you think?
The basket is made out of recycled brown paper bags from those days at the grocery store when I forgot my reusable ones, and the grass is made out of an old gardening catalog.