Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts

Saturday, June 27, 2015

General Conference Easter Egg Hunt

General Conference is one of my very favorite times of the year.  I always look forward to hearing what the general authorities are going to say.  I remember how hard it was to sit and listen to all of the messages as a kid.  We have lots of activities to keep the kids engaged during conference.

This Easter time I decided to have an egg hunt.  I put a picture of different gospel topics onto Easter eggs and filled them with candy.  Whenever the kids heard one of the words they could go find the egg with that picture on it and eat the treat.

I "hid" the eggs all over the living room.

I made three eggs for each gospel topic so that all of my kids could find one.

My little hunters ready to listen to conference.

Goofy found an egg.

Having so much fun finding eggs!

Tasty treats and uplifting messages.

How do you like to watch conference?  How do you keep your kids engaged?  Leave a comment.  I'd love to hear from you!

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Easter Egg Dying with Friends

8 years ago I was dating the handsome guy on the right of this picture.  I invited him over to my house to dye Easter Eggs with my family.  When it was time for him to leave I walked him to the front door.  That night he kissed me for the first time.  So, dying Easter eggs will always be one of my favorite traditions.

This year we invited a couple of our best friends over to dye with us.  It's always more fun with friends!

My kids look forward to dying eggs every year as well.  I love Bud's face in this picture!  We use lots of different Easter egg dying techniques.  This year we stuck with traditional egg dying kits, using q-tips, and drawing with Sharpies and crayons.

While we dye eggs I like to have a couple of traditional treats available.  This year we had Robin Eggs.  Naturally, that led to Robin Egg Lipstick.  Can you see Goofy's blue lips?

Here's the end result of our egg dying this year.  Lot's of pretty, sparkly eggs.

Each year I do a Sharpie marker egg.  Here is this year's edition - the Easter Bunny.

What is your favorite Easter tradition?  Do you have a favorite way to dye Easter eggs?

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Lemon-Lime Fizzy Drink

The luck of the Irish has brought you here!  Welcome to Pinning with Purpose!

Today we will dive into a delectable drink for St. Patrick's Day (although you could have it anytime).  It's the simplest thing in the world to make.  All you need is a lemon-lime soda and a carton of lime sherbet ice cream.  Put your sherbet into a punch bowl.  Pour the soda over the top and stir.  That's it!

You will have a tasty little drink that everyone will love.

Try using different flavors of sherbet and soda.  Let me know which one is your favorite!

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St. Patrick's Day 2015

We love St. Patrick's day at the Dastrup house!  We have leprechaun gold treasure hunts, play Don't Eat Lucky, and eat lots of tasty, green food.

Each year the leprechauns come to our house and leave a little present.  This year they left a green box of Mike and Ike's in everybody's shoes.  What an exciting way to start the day!

Those leprechauns are so nice.

I just had to show a picture of the decorations the preschoolers put up for Green Day.  I love the little strips of green streamers hanging from the walls.

Here's a fun green dinner idea: green burritos (use spinach tortillas), green grapes, and a shamrock shake.  What is your favorite green food?

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Valentine's Dress Up Dinner

I spend a lot of time and energy doing things to bring my family together.  Sometimes it's silly little things.  Other times we have a day to remember.  This Valentine's Day was one of those days to remember.

When my kids woke up on Valentine's Day they found a note and some treats on the ground.  This is what the note said...

When 4:00 rolled around I did the girls' hair.  They love being pampered.  After their hair was done I sent them to their room to wait for their dates.

Daddy came to the girls' door all dressed up in his suit.  He gave them each some pink roses.  Look at those faces!  They were ecstatic!

I gave my handsome little date a stuffed puppy.

They came down the "grand staircase" for dinner at Dastrup Delicasies.

Mommy and daddy were the waitress/waiter.  We gave them pink waffles topped with blueberries and whipped cream.

So delicious!

We escorted our dates to the Blissful Ballroom.  The kids loved the lights I strung across the ceiling.

Daddy danced with each girl.

They had a great time talking and dancing.

Pure joy!  The feeling of love in our home this Valentine's Day was palpable.  I will never forget it.

Just a couple more pictures:

My forever Valentine.

What are your Valentine's Day traditions?

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