Little Miss Makeup {tutorial}

Imani is a complete & total girl. God totally answered my prayers on that one. After having 3 boys, I had really hoped that this little one would be my little side-kick. 

Um...apparently I got what I asked for. 
And then some.

She l.o.v.e.s playing with my makeup every morning while I'm getting ready so I decided I'd make her some of her own and keep in in a lower drawer so she'd possibly leave mine alone.

I'm not quite sure where I thought of this idea, but it worked out fantastically.

I cleaned out an old cheap eyeshadow container and {carefully!} poured nail polish into each slot.

It took about 2 minutes to make and perhaps 2 days to completely dry, 
so make sure you put it somewhere your little one can't get her hands on it for awhile.

I also cleaned out a used-up tube of mascara, got her some chap stick, and some of her own brushes.

{side note: do you like her tank? I made it. Let me know if you want one...they're $25}

She absolutely loves it. And I don't have to worry about the mess of her getting into mine...as much.

enjoy your monday!


Easter & Oven Baked "hard boiled" Eggs {recipe}

Happy Easter {a day late} from the Anderson family! 

Though Ezekiel hasn't been home quite a year, this is his 2nd Easter with us. 
I tried explaining to him yesterday that Easter Sunday falls on different weeks, depending on the year. 
He just looked at me like I was an alien. We moved on quickly.

Anton really r.e.a.l.l.y wanted me to put this one in. 
{he's making a heart in case you can't tell}

sigh. mhm. sticks. 
Way more interesting than sitting still for a photo

darling girl.

I thought perhaps I could get them all smiling if I had them race. 
This is right before laith completely bit it and rolled down the hill.

Sweet family.

Imani was obviously over picture taking.

 love the sticker from church {and the chalk-covered hands}
but what's with the punch? 

I love you too, buddy.

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. last easter . 

Anton, ever the people pleaser trying to make others smile.

Can you see how t.i.n.y Ezekiel is????? 
He'd been home only a hand full of days and spoke about that many english words.

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. Easter party at our sweet friend Brandy's house {miss you}. 

yes, I'm a broken record. How is this one year ago?  Remember, this is how he looks now...

{today is his 7th birthday by the way. been grieving for his mom since I woke}

{what an amazing group, sure love & miss you}

{thank you Jesus for dying so we can live.}

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. recipe . 

I hate making hardboiled eggs, I can never get it right. How long do I put them in for? 
Wait. Add salt or baking soda? Huh?

Too much effort. I usually just buy them pre-done at Costco.

But this year I found a recipe to bake them. 
easy & effortless!

Simply place them into a mini-muffin tin for 30 minutes at 325-350 degrees.

When done, place into a bowl of iced water.

They came out perfect aside from a few brownish spots that disappeared in the water

We wrapped rubber bands around the eggs once they cooled & stuck hole enforcers on others. 
{gotta be creative when I didn't feel like running to the store}

They turned out pretty darn cute!

Notice there aren't many in our bowl? I had to cut the 4 kids off...they ate 17 hardboiled eggs. 
Yes. Seventeen. Gross.

 He is risen!!