Mt tip for this blog post is about eggs. Hard boiled eggs,as a matter of fact. I love hard boiled eggs, but I hate to try to peel them once I get them boiled. The day before Easter, I was in the kitchen and decided to hard boil a few eggs. I have been sick for a couple of weeks, and still not feeling well, but we just wanted a dressed a egg, so I had to boil them. I really didn't care much about messing with them, but I did. I put them in the pan and got the water boiling and boiled them for less than 10 minutes, probably 6 or 7 minutes. I turned them off and immediately drained the hot water and added ice to the pan, almost filled to the top. I set the pan aside and forgot about it for about 15 minutes and then poured the ice and water off. While the eggs was still in the pan, I swirled the eggs around in the pan hard enough to crack the shells real good all over. I commenced to peeling those eggs and I'm telling ya, those eggs just slid right outta those shells!!!!! Where have I been all my life not to know that? I'm probably the last person alive to learn this, but, just in case, I thought I would share it with y'all. Oh yeah, and one last thing about doing them this way, they are already cold when you get done with them, so you can serve them immediately, because the ice cools them all the way thru. Yay!!!! Give it a try sometime, it's a keeper tip for sure!
************I wanted to share another fun project that I recently done. This was an Altered Letter Swap. The online group I'm in decided to alter an initial for the person who's name we was assigned. I kinda knew what I wanted my finished project to look like, but, I had to get my letter first. hahaha I have watched so many wonderful artists on some of the google communities I'm in do so many great things, so I decided I would channel some of those fantastic artists and see if I could come up with something half way passable. I've watched +Heather Kraafter in the Kraafters Kommunity do so many awesome things and I decided I would try something that she had taught us on some of the KraftItLive programs. So, I dedicate this Altered Art Letter Swap to her.
Next, I put on a couple coats of acrylic paint. I done a project a couple of years ago where I painted the insides of 5 bottles that I had gotten at the Dollar Tree. In order for the jars to dry, I had to drain the excess paint from the insides. I had a plastic jar that was perfect to drain the paint in. There was purple, copper, sky blue, silver, and gold. The color on the project is the combination of all those colors. I really love it. It has become my go to color for a lot of my projects. So, I put a couple of layers of paint on and let it dry again for another day or so.
The finished G drying and cureing for the last time before sending it on to it's new home. After I got everything done and the way I wanted it to look, I went over the front of it one more time with the Wet and Wild Clear Shine nail polish from the Dollar Tree. I buy 2 or 3 bottles at a time. It really gives a very nice finish to the end project. I really loved doing this project so much!!!! I have another really neat project to share with y'all real soon, so be on the look out. You heard it here first! hahahaha
If you ever wonder how much Jesus loves you, remember Resurrection Sunday!!!! Go to the Gospels in the front of the New Testament and read about His love for us. I am so thankful for what Christ done for me on the Cross, and I pray that your are too! Just know that He is gonna return some day soon and claim His own. Most of y'all, my readers, I will probably never get to meet you in person, but I am happy to know that I will get to see you when we get Home, if your name is in the Lambs Book of Life and I pray that all your names are there!!!
Well, I guess that just about wraps up another blog post for the time being. I hope you seen something today that inspired you to tap into your creativity. I learn so much from others and I enjoy passing on a little of what I have learned. Every one of us has some kind of creative gifts and they should be celebrated. So, start believing you can and you will. It's fun and cheaper than therapy!!! hahaha Well, it is! hahaha Sometimes it's just a matter of finding what really makes you happy. I hope as the sun sets where ever y'all today, that you can say you have had a blessed day and was happy to be a part of God's glorious creation. I pray for a peaceful evening and a refreshing night of rest and that tomorrow will be even more blessed and wonderful than today was. God loves y'all and so do I! hugs and love, Patty