Jesus is Risen!

Here are a few highlights and pictures to recap our Easter celebrations! 1. Dye Easter eggs using a whisk. Go put water in a cup, set an egg inside, and push a whisk down onto it. You’ll be amazed! 2. 2 year olds love matching their moms. 3. Jesus is risen! (Thanks Pinterest for the Easter bunny poem.) 4. Brazilian chocolate is yummy.

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Very unorthodox, but very yummy tacos

Chris had his first day of Step 3 yesterday, so I decided that my no meat plan for dinner was not going to cut it. The ingredients I had on hand were ground turkey, fresh pineapple, black beans, an onion and zucchini. I decided on super-unorthodox tacos. I diced and sautéed the zucchini and onion with some minced garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne. I cooked the meat and stirred in diced pineapple, black beans, salsa, and cilantro. After I added the veggie mixture, this is what it looked like. Delicious right?

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We ate the mixture in tortillas with tomatoes, cheese, and plain Greek yogurt. I almost forgot, that Chris also added diced hard boiled eggs; he likes them on all tacos and we had plenty after our Easter egg party! It was a pretty yummy last minute dinner!

My Easter Skirt

I had a little over a yard of fabric left after making Clara’s dress and a yellow invisible zipper I didn’t use, so I decided to make myself a skirt to match her. I knew I wanted roughly knee length and pleats, and this is what I ended up with. I should have lined the skirt and planned the pleats better, but I’m pretty satisfied for a 1.5 nap time skirt with no real direction. I even got the zipper on the first try.

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I finally feel more confident with waist bands and zippers! This is only the second zipper requiring article of clothing I’ve made. Last time I made a skirt, then cut a slit and installed a zipper. Any sewer can tell you this is hilarious, but it sufficed. This time I learned to make the back panel 2 sections and install the zipper in between. I also improved my other waistband by making the top of the waistband smaller than the bottom so it lays flat. Sorry that I don’t take the time to document as I go to help others figure these things out!

I’ll try to add a family picture after Easter.