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Pin Junkie Pin Party #107


Welcome to The Pin Junkie 
 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day! 
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The party is held every Thursday at 7:00 PM MST.
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 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!


Here's what I've been up to this week:

speckled easter eggs easy home decorating updates

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Be sure to share your best St. Patrick's Day projects.
I'll be featuring some next week!


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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.

how to save money on groceries
by Alice & Luci on Mums Make Lists


how to make a wire basket
 by Selene at Restoration Beauty


orange-white-chocolate-macadamia-nut-ice-cream
by Melissa at Ice Cream Inspiration


support-blogger-facebook
by Sarah & Sammi at Grounded & Surrounded


oreo-lovers-cake recipe
by Annie at Annie's Noms



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The Pin Junkie

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Now it's your turn to share what you've been working on.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to link up your projects, crafts, and recipes! 
The rules for this link party are simple!
Here's what you need to know:


Party Rules
1. Follow The Pin Junkie.
2.  Link back to the party.  You can get my blog button in the sidebar.
3.  Share anything family friendly - crafts, recipes, DIY projects. (No giveaways, contests, or link parties please.)
4.  Link directly to a specific post - not your main blog.
5.  Visit other links at the party.  It's always nice to leave some comments and pin from the original source.

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Easy Home Decorating Updates

Easy Home Decorating Updates
Easy Home Decorating Updates

It's been a while since I updated any rooms in my home and I'm feeling the urge to make some changes.  I've already updated my laundry room and a bathroom.  Now, I'd really like to do a complete kitchen renovation, but that will be a big job and probably not something I'll be able to do on my own.  I'm also thinking about updating our master bedroom.  I think that will be a more realistic DIY project as it just needs a fresh coat of  paint and some updated accessories.  I've got lots of ideas pinned to my Pinterest boards, I just need to get busy and do it!  Do you have any spaces in your home that could use some updates?  If so, here are some fabulous home decorating ideas to get you started! 


honeycomb-accent-wall diy
by Chelc at Inside The Fox Den


gallery-wall


plank wood accent wall


board and batten wall
by Amanda at The Hatched Home


display shelf marbled box diy


thrifted chair makeover


http://ourcloverhouse.blogspot.com/2015/02/fence-picket-wall.html
by Jennifer at One Thrifty Chick


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Speckled Easter Eggs

Speckled Easter Eggs
Speckled Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter eggs was something I always enjoyed as a kid.  I loved dipping the eggs into the dye and watching them change colors.  The funny thing is I never really liked eating the hard boiled eggs.  I preferred the candy in my Easter basket instead!  It's been a long time since I've decorated Easter eggs and I felt like a kid again while I was making these.  I pinned this idea for speckled Easter eggs and thought it would be perfect for this month's Make It Challenge.  (Each month I participate with a group of bloggers to make something with a theme and this month's theme is Easter.)  If you'd like to make these eggs for Easter here's what you'll need:

Materials:
hard boiled eggs
water
vinegar
food coloring
brown non-toxic acrylic paint
stiff bristle paint brush or toothbrush

To make the dye
To make these speckled eggs, start by making some old fashioned egg dye.  For each color, mix one cup of hot water, one tablespoon of white vinegar, and twenty drops of food coloring in glass or stain proof containers.  Use a spoon to dip each hard boiled egg into the dye.  The longer the egg stays in the dye, the darker the color will be.  I wanted my eggs to be light, so they didn't stay in the dye long - not quite a full minute.  (You can always use fewer drops of food coloring for to get lighter colors, too.)  Remove the eggs from the dye and set them out to dry. 

Easter egg dye recipe

To make the splatter
The paint needs to be a thinned to make a good splatter pattern so mix some water with a little bit of brown non-toxic acrylic paint.  The instructions I used said to use an old toothbrush, but the bristles weren't stiff enough.  After getting globs instead of splatters, I found that a very stiff bristled brush works best. I suppose you could use a new toothbrush, but I used a stiff stencil brush.  Dip the brush into the thinned paint and with your thumb, scrape the brush to spray or splatter the paint.  I found it took a little bit of practice to get nice splatters instead of messy globs, so practice on a piece of paper first.  If you make a mistake on the eggs, don't worry.  The wet paint wipes right off and you can try again.

Sorry I don't have pictures of this splatter step.  I seriously had brown paint all over my hands and didn't want to get it on the camera! 

As you can see from the picture above, I started out by dying the eggs in different colors, but decided to do just blue since it's my favorite color.

Don't they look like robin's eggs?  

The only way they could be any better is if they were chocolate inside!

Blue Speckled Easter Eggs

Inspired by this pin for speckled Easter eggs.

You've seen my #MakeIt project, now please visit some of the other wonderful blogger in this challenge and check out their beautiful Easter projects! 

easy Easter crafts



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Pin Junkie Pin Party #106

Welcome to The Pin Junkie 
 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day! 
---------
The party is held every Thursday at 7:00 PM MST.
---------
 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!


Here's what I've been up to this week:

how to keep your car clean paper tulips


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Be sure to share your best St. Patrick's Day projects.
I'll be featuring some in March!


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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.
fried plantains recipe
by Diana at Soulful Necessities


how-to-be-more-organized
by Alice & Luci at Mums Make Lists


Beach Glass Jars DIY
by Natasha at The Artisan Life


shrimp scampi pizza recipe
Shrimp Scampi Pizza
by Lisa at Cooking With Curls


crockpot-peanut-butter-cup-cheesecake



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