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Sunday, March 24, 2013

you get pretty eggs when you turn 88

Now that the office/baby room is finally complete I have a new place to snap some pics!
I'll share more photos of how this room turned out later. I'm so proud!
Yesterday me and the husband went to Tyler, TX to join my family in celebrating my grandaddy's 88th birthday. I didn't know he was that old! That just goes to show how awesome he is.
I wanted to dress festively but comfortably (and warm for the occasion) because Tyler is two and a half hours away. I dressed for travel.
I'm enjoying my new office so much! No more tiny bits of metal from my jewelry making stuck in the living room carpet. No more beads and charms lost in the couch. Hooray! You're probably wondering why I would want to do such crafts in a nursery. Well River is only two months old right now and won't be getting into anything hazardous anytime soon. But when he gets to that creepy crawly stage, I'll probably just move my operation into the kitchen and let him have the room to himself.
Sweater: thrifted recently for $2
skirt: Target
undershirt and boots: hand-me-downs
At his birthday party, grandaddy got to hold his great-grandson for the first time. He was so tickled that he got a smile out of him. Aren't they cute together?
River being held by his step great-grandmother for the first time
What cake can hold 88 candles??
Grandaddy and baby River
My sister holding the world's smallest and useless salt and pepper shaker set ever made.
Me, of course.
Granddady and River again
My mom and River
The gorgeous deviled eggs I made for the party
How to make pretty deviled eggs!
I saw a photo of pastel deviled eggs on Pinterest and figured I'd give it a shot. There were no instructions on how to make them so I just took a wild guess. 
I'm terrible at DIY instructions by the way...
Prepare your deviled eggs like you normally do but soak the whites in a mixture of food coloring and water for about ten minutes. I think I used about 8-10 drops of food coloring in each glass.
Instead of just adding mayo to the yolks to make the filling I add all sorts of awesomeness: Miracle Whip, pickle relish, a little yellow mustard and precooked bacon bits (at the request of my mom and husband).
Tip: you don't need an icing bag to fill the eggs, just put your filling in a ziploc bag, cut the tip off the bottom corner and squeeeeeeze.
Top your eggs with a sprinkle of paprika and there ya go!
Pretty eggs!
Have a great week party people!
I'm going shark hunting with Morgan Freeman in the arctic tundra now. Peace!


  1. What a dude your gorgeous Granddad is! I love that picture of him and your baby and you look fabulous in your bright colours. x

  2. You really look lovely there, Hollie. And your granddad is an awesome dude.

  3. Aww the photos of your family with the baby are so cuuute! :D
    Also I love the colour combo in your outfit, so cheery! :)

  4. You are so fecking cute!
    How bloody awesome to have a funky ass Granddad! And how stoked is he to have a GREAT grandson?! Pretty stoked, I reckon!
    I love green and pink together, you're totally rocking it! XXX

  5. What lovely pictures, especially Granddad and the baby! I bet River was the center of attention, even though it was Granddad's birthday. And you are so clever with the eggs - I never would have figured that out. I like the idea of bacon bits, but I also like curry in my deviled eggs. Yum!

  6. What a nice post! 88 candles would start a fire, for sure. Your granddad looks good for his age. And, with your color-blocking, you look good, too!

  7. River is so cute with his Grandpa! Cool colored deviled eggs and using the nursery for crafts make sense-- he won't be getting about for a while!!
    Becky :)

  8. I love the pictures of River and his great grandaddy! And isn't your mum pretty!

  9. You look lovely with all of these colors!
    How wonderful to have many generations around River and to enjoy time with out elders.
    I love, love deviled eggs!!! I never had then until the first time that I moved to The USA back in '88 and I almost ate all of them which was quite embarrassing when you are meeting your in-laws for the first time.

  10. Jet, now I'm craving eggs! Ha ha. I love that color of green on you- ok, on me, too. And look at your baby! What a cutie patootie!

  11. I totally want deviled eggs now! Those ones are so cute. And how adorable is that pic of your grandpa and baby boy? So cute!
    Love your skirt too.

  12. Those are the prettiest Deviled eggs I've ever seen! Way to go on those little works of art! Your grandpa holding your son is such a sweet photo. Family and food Em Em good. I love the pink and green combo on you, bringing on some hotness!

  13. I bloody love devilled eggs. You're looking especially radiant, what's yer secret? Also love the photo of your granddad and River. Very sweet x


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