In one of the best pranks I know, you leave out a bowl of M&Ms. Unbeknownst to others, you place a smattering of Skittles directly underneath the M&Ms. Most people who eat M&Ms (at least in my friend circle) do so by the handful. So, all you have to do is wait for your victims to grab a handful of candy and shove them into their mouths, releasing a strange mix of chocolate and tangy fruit all in one go. ...more
You can dye Easter eggs with all-natural ingredients like spices, vegetables, and even wine! I made recipe cards for eggs dyed with everything from cran-raspberry juice to onion skins—plus instructions, tips, and pictures of what your finished eggs will look like.
I am the daughter of a mother who dyes. I suspect most of us are. Being Hispanic, she went gray early, being from California it was, and is, the done thing. I am following the same route, a good friend was horrified when I told her I was considering not. My mother has toyed with the idea of stopping....more
If you're sick of hearing about this type of dietary link to ADHD, it's likely because you're still wondering who would feed their kids this stuff on a regular basis. This new study from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows a link between ADHD and what they refer to as "the Western pattern of foods." This includes things like takeout/drive-through foods, processed and refined foods, and anything fried or high in sugar. Obviously, those foods are likely to be higher in fat and sodium....more
I know. It's the last minute for doing any Easter crafts, but many of these ideas are just so wonderful that you should keep them in your crafty to-do file for other great spring occasions. These crafts may have Easter as a theme, but I prefer to think them all as perfect SPRING crafts.