How to make the perfect hard boiled egg

With Easter only a few days away, we are all getting ready to dye our Easter eggs.   Which is the best part!!!    We are all wanting to know how to make the perfect hard boiled egg.  I will admit and so will my husband I literally suck at boiling an egg.  You wouldn’t think it would be that hard but I can never ever get it right.  I either don’t cook it long enough or the egg shell pulls off all the egg.

I have tried every tip from baking them in the oven, adding baking soda to the water, boil in 1 inch of water, steaming and the list goes on.    Even if these tips work for you they don’t necessarily work for me.    I have been trying my new method for quite some time now and it seems to be working for me now.


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Easy Yarn Easter Eggs

Having little boy makes the holidays alot more fun!!!   I get excited to decorate our home for the holidays.   I have been wanting to make these Easy Yarn Easter Eggs since last Easter and well this year I finally got around to making to them.

They were beyond easy to make and alot of fun!  I combined them into 3 easy steps.

Easy Step 1:  Purchase Sta-flo liquid starch,  I got it at Walmart in the laundry isle $3.50, purchase water balloons $1.00, Embroidery floss .33 each (I used one entire floss per egg)


Easy Step #2  Mix 1 cup liquid starch and 1 cup flour in your blender and combine until smooth.  While you are blending away, blow up your water balloons up to your desired sizes. (note: NOT to use water you will ruin your egg)   I did a variety of large, medium and small.  In a wide bowl pour mixture.  Unravel your thread and gently place on top of mixture covering all the string.  Making sure to keep the end in reach.


Easy Step #3  Grab your string and start wrapping it all around your balloon.  Using as much or as little string as you want.  When your are done with your masterpiece, place some wax paper on the counter and place balloon egg on top to dry.  I needed about 1 full day to dry.   I did have to move the egg around to make sure all sides got dried.   Now the fun part.  Pop your balloon and very carefully pull out the balloon through the cracks of your string.


Now display your eggs proudly on your counter in a bowl or basket,  grab some more thread and turn them into garland.    I have heard of placing candy inside your balloon then when you pop them you have a fun surprise inside.  I have heard though when you pop your balloon your ballon covers the candy making it impossible to remove.   So if you wanted to use candy when you are wrapping your string leave a small opening and when the egg is completely done add in the candy.


Happiness is Homemade Link Party #15

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!


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The Weekend Retreat Link Party #62

Welcome back for another great week at The Weekend Retreat!   Are you all having a great week.   We finally hit some 70 degree weather and we are soaking it all in.  I’m so beyond ready for summer to be here!!

The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #62

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #14

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade!  Thanks for all your suggestions with our co-host’s .  We are going to try having our co-hosts for a 2 week period.   This way we can help our co-hosts get more exposure.


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The Weekend Retreat Link Party #61

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April 3rd Party Collage

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Kraft Fresh Take Southwest Three Cheese Enchilada’s

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With Easter right around the corner we always have a big family get together the day before Easter.   We have our traditional family Easter egg hunt and dying of the eggs.   We like to keep our dinner simple and easy so we have more time to spend with family and enjoying the festivities of the holiday.    These enchiladas are perfect.  You can make them hours in advance and while you are out on the hunt for the eggs, dinner is in the oven cooking away.

We have all heard of  Kraft…right?   Well have you heard of Kraft Fresh Take?  These conveniently packaged meals are located at Walmart in the refrigerator isle next to cheese.   These perfectly proportion Fresh Take Meal Kits are perfect for the busy family.    In 3 simple steps you could have dinner ready.  All you need is a Fresh Take Kit, Chicken and a baking dish.   Right now through the month of  April, Walmart is offering you $1 Off Chicken when you buy Fresh Take Printable coupon.  Which is a great deal and im always on the look out to save my family a few extra dollars.


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Easter Muddy Buddies

Honestly, Who doesn’t like muddy buddies?   I’m very slowly trying to make all the Muddy Buddy versions I have seen online.     While I was sitting at home enjoying my bag of Easter M&M’s and watching The Big Bang Theory I thought why not make some Easter Muddy Buddies and add some M&M’s into the mix.

I love Muddy Buddies because they are so easy very quick and easy to make!   They are the perfect snack for the kids to help you make with out making a huge mess.


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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #13

Welcome back for another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!

Hope every one is having a great week and hopefully you are starting to get some Spring weather.   We have been trying to enjoy as much sunshine as we can get!

I have few questions for each of you and we would love to hear your comments below.  We have been thinking about mixing up the way we co-host and want to hear your inputs? Is it beneficial for you all to co-host a 1 week at time, for a 2 week period or would you prefer to co-host for an entire month. Would you prefer more then 1 co-host?  We want your honest opinions.   We want this link party to out great and would love to hear your opinions.


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The Weekend Retreat Link Party #60

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