Easter Weekend

I hope everyone had a great weekend, whether you celebrate Easter or not!  The weather here was perfect and I was sooo happy to be outside after a long cold winter.  Saturday we drove back to Indiana to see my family and took a walk to the old rail road trestle by my mom’s house.  20140422-202946.jpg20140422-203002.jpg

My uncle and my sister being a goon!

My uncle and my sister being a goon!

 

On Sunday we went to Ben’s family’s Easter dinner and watched his nephew hunt for eggs for the first time.  I also took some pictures of his dad’s old gremlin.  I ate way too much candy this weekend, but hey that’s what Easter is for!

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Oh and I got this adorable peeps skewer thingy from my friend Kelly.  Everyone that knows me knows I have an unhealthy obsession with peeps.  Thankfully they aren’t available all year long or I’d be in trouble!

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Have a great week and Happy Spring!

Jenna 😉

 

 

 

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Ombre Dyed Curtains

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As I mentioned earlier I am all about dyeing so when I saw some thing similar to this on pinterest from a blog called http://www.vitaminihandmade.com/.  I thought I would give it a try to add some color to my boring white living room. I went with sunshine orange in the Rit dye and bought some inexpensive white curtains at IKEA. I didn’t want to spend a lot in case it didn’t work out.

I got the curtains wet in my double kitchen sink and filled one side up with hot water and the dye. I kept both curtains together at the top to make sure the dye pattern was the same on both. I wanted the top to have a little color so i dipped the whole curtains in for a few seconds and then removed all but about a foot, leaving the rest in the empty sink. I soaked it for about five minutes and gradually kept putting more and more in for about half way up.

 

After I had what looked to be good I rinsed the curtains in cold water and washed and dried them in my washer and dryer. They were a little lighter than I had hoped they would turn out so I bought one more box of Rit, just to do the bottoms. After this time I liked the way it looked. I guess it just depends on the look you are going for and the color, so you may or may not need two boxes of dye. I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out!

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