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3 04, 2015

New Twist on Coloring Easter Eggs & Happy Easter!

By |2019-03-12T21:06:06-04:00April 3rd, 2015|Easter, Spiritual Sweets|0 Comments

Hi everyone! Hope you all have a fantastic Easter! My son and I had some fun today coloring our Easter eggs. I was just about to wake up last week, and literally a picture like the one below popped in my mind. Well, my wheels started spinning to figure out how I was going to get color sugar to stick to a boiled egg.  First, I thought of using cornstarch, but decided to go with powdered sugar in the long run.

We actually got some science out of it by experimenting to find a way to coat the eggs with sugar icing. First, we tried mixing a ton of powdered sugar and a little big of water until it was thick like Elmer’s Glue (sorry, forgot to take a pic). We then rolled one egg in the gluey sugar. It did coat with sugar, but the sugar on it was damp and gooey. Not the effect we were going for at all. We then tried a cup of water and a tablespoon of powdered sugar. Not sure if the powdered sugar is needed or not. Perhaps, something for you to experiment with if you do try this.

To create: 
1. Boil however many eggs you plan to color sugar coat. If you need tips on boiling eggs, I am not the gal to ask, haha! Several of mine cracked, lol! There are plenty of recipes online. 😉
2. Prepare the “glue” by adding one tablespoon of sugar to one cup of water. (Or you can mix it up after you make the colored sugar.) I only call it glue because it is what is used to bind the sugar onto the egg, and is a good term to use for young children to grasp the concept more.
3. Pour granulated sugar on a small plate. I just poured whatever, so no exact measurement here.
4. Add 3-6 drops of food coloring to the sugar. The more food coloring, the more vibrant. I used neon colored food coloring.
5. We hand mixed our sugar by rubbing a spoon over the sugar. It was tedious, and you probably could pull out a mixer or use some sort of food processor if desired. However, I loved seeing little hands more involved in this activity, and not having to clean a food processor. I did have to add my own elbow grease to complete the mixing.  🙂
6. Make as many colors of sugar as desired.
7. Gently place the egg in the sugar water and roll the boiled egg around in it. Stir the water before adding the egg as needed.
8. Place the egg on the colored sugar and roll around until it is coated. If there are some spots, you can also pat some of the sugar onto the egg.
9. Keep eggs refrigerated if you plan to eat them. 🙂
•You probably could use store colored sugar. Not sure though. Some of the thicker ones may or may not work.
•Don’t let the colored sugar get too damp. It will become gooey and not coat well on the eggs. You may want to pull only a small portion of the sugar onto the area you plan to roll the egg to keep the rest of the sugar good for coating the next egg.
On a rabbit trail, I hope everyone has a blessed Easter weekend! I know I am feeling so blessed and just feeling grateful. The past month, I have been feeling kind of discouraged with my struggle to keep my life balanced. Overall, there has been lots of anxiety to where it has just ate up my joy. The last few days, I have been disciplined about going to bed at a more decent hour, waking up early, and working out. I am overall just feeling more joy now. I feel more balanced.  While I still have the long list of projects, I guess I am just feeling more relaxed about it. I don’t feel like I need to have it done yesterday like I felt too often this year. I’ve also have felt a seasoned word in my life, and that word is God has brought me back to life. Time to celebrate! And definitely time to celebrate Jesus this weekend because I would not be where I am today without his sacrifice many Easters ago. I truly hope you have a blessed Easter! 🙂
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17 10, 2013

Inspiration in a Download

By |2019-03-12T21:06:11-04:00October 17th, 2013|Spiritual Sweets|0 Comments

I love, love, love God’s word. It is what keeps me ticking. It is my source of hope, direction, and guidance. My family and I have been working on memorizing scriptures. To help, I decided to post some up on the wall. I have a place for posting scripture in my son’s room and a place for posting scripture right in our entryway. Of course, I have decided to put these verses up with style from some graphic art playtime. I plan to post some of those at a later time as a freebie on my blog along with some more similar to the one below.

  God is good for letting me have this beautiful cork board to hang my scriptures on for under $10!
Below is what the download verse looks like. This is from the ESV translation. I also have the fonts link listed in the credits, so you can download those fonts for free too! I added the distress effects to the fonts for this picture.
You can click on the image above to download! It is in a pdf and ready to print on card stock.
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Enjoy! 🙂 Jolene
30 09, 2013

Is It Foolish?

By |2019-03-12T21:06:12-04:00September 30th, 2013|Spiritual Sweets|2 Comments

As I was eating lunch, I prayed my heart out to Jesus asking him to forgive me of all my stupidity with debt and to free me from its bondage. I confessed how I have faith that he can do something big in a big way! I feel strongly in my heart that Jesus is going to do something big to get all that debt paid off simply because he loves me and I can find numerous scriptures to prove he wants me to live in freedom! Faith being the biggest key of security because doubt always robs us, but doubt can’t get through the door if faith has it secured. See God is always bigger, stronger, and greater than anything the devil can wrap around us! Do I hear a Romans 8:37 thrown in about being more than conquerors through him who loved us? And what about that being “more” than a conqueror part? So yup, that debt snake is going to be vanished and my life restored even better than it was before all the debt! I truly believe what God’s word says about all hard work bringing a profit (though my business ventures over the past few years have turned up negative income) and that God has clearly written a bunch about being my healer, my deliver, my restorer, and more. Now it might sound foolish to the world to believe God can move miraculous and pay my heavy load. However, if Bill Gates was to stand on live national television and proclaim he had selected to pay off all my student loans out of compassion and grace from a story he heard about me if I would simply meet him at a certain time and place to receive the gift, it would start to look a lot less foolish to the world. It suddenly would not be so foolish to the world because of who he was and the fact he had given his word on national television. Well, it would be foolish of me to say, well, you know, I don’t think he can help me because my debts are so big! So I start to doubt Bill Gates has the ability to pay off my student loans. It would be foolish of me to say, well, you know, I don’t believe it is true, even though he said it on live national television! There is that doubt stealing my blessing and keeping me from acting out in faith. Yet, sometimes I am guilty of doubting that God can take care of my debts even though He is God, he has it written and has spoken to my heart numerous times. All I need to do is keep walking in faith and not turn to the road of doubt that can lead to despair, bad decisions, and even rebellion. God is more than able to free me from that larger than anaconda size snake I have tangled my life up in. I might have made the bad decisions, but I have turned away from using debt foolishly. Good thing Jesus is merciful and desires for us to live a life of freedom and abundant joy. Jesus is able to free you and me from any bondage we have ensnared ourselves in by bad decisions, if we will simply step out in faith and trust Him.