Marbled Easter Eggs!

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Back up your back-up.

You know what’s really awesome?  LOSING YOUR DIGITAL PICTURES.  FOREVER.  BUH-BYE.

But Jenni, why didn’t you back up your pictures?  Why didn’t I think of that?  Oh, wait!  I did!  I really nice (at the time) external hard drive made just for my Mac, that I took precious time to move ALL of my files (documents, music, and pictures) from the last 7 years.  And after I get rid of the old computer and plug my external hard drive, what do I discover?  Why, all of my pictures from 2010 to 2014, mysteriously gone.

Did I say awesome?  I meant AHDJ#&$*&%*&$!!!!!!!

Whew. Okay.  Had to let that out.  I’m back.  Anyway, lesson learned, back up your back-up.  Have more than one source for your important stuff, like pictures.

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She will always be hilarious.

I had so many cool pictures that I wanted to upload to the whimsy page for Easter, and can’t.  Oh well, just gotta make it all again, right?

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last year’s batch… a little darker than I was aiming for, but really easy!

The one picture that was saved from last year (because I posted it on the Book), was of these really neat eggs that I colored last year for Easter.  I was so excited that something was saved, I decided to make it again to post.  I hope maybe a few of my readers will take this on as their Easter-egg coloring egg-stravaganzas commence.

Materials and ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • water (for boiling)
  • pot with lid (for boiling)
  • bowl with icy water (for an ice bath)
  • Paper towel
  • liquid food coloring
  • plastic bags (one per color)
  • white vinegar


  1. Place eggs in a pot 1/3 full of cold water.
  2. Bring water to a boil, then remove the pot from heat (keep the lid on). Allow eggs to cook in the water for about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Remove eggs from water and place into an ice bath. FullSizeRender (30) Allow eggs to chill for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Pat dry eggs with a paper towel.FullSizeRender (31)
  5. Lightly, carefully, crack the eggs in various places around the shell by tapping on a hard surface.  DO NOT REMOVE THE SHELL.FullSizeRender (32)
  6. Place eggs in a plastic bag with a few drops of food coloring.FullSizeRender (33)
  7. Swish the food coloring around to evenly distribute on the egg(s).FullSizeRender (34)
  8. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  9. Carefully remove the egg and rinse under cold water. IMG_4197
  10.  Splash a little white vinegar to look in the color.IMG_4198
  11. Peel the shells when you’re ready! FullSizeRender (28)

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One thought on “Marbled Easter Eggs!

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