Glitter Easter Eggs

Yesterday I attempted some glittered Easter eggs, and let me tell you, they are not as simple as you would think.

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The pink glitter is from the Target dollar bin and the bronze glitter is Recollections fine glitter from Michael’s.

These came out better than I expected them to, but only because I spent about an hour and a half completely covered in glue while Jack listened to me whimper.

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My best advice on the glitter and glue front is to use less glue than you think is necessary. I used way too much, which smeared when I then tried to roll the egg in the glitter. Also, if you have the time, try doing one side of the egg at a time, to let them dry more fully. I think you can tell why a couple of those bronze eggs are not fully covered!

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Happy Glittering!

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Holiday Cheer

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Here are a couple highlights from mine.

On Christmas Eve, my grandparents came over and we opened gifts. I got some clothes, which I will post about later, and my big gift was a Pottery Barn McKenna Jewelry Box!

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On Christmas Day, I went to the boyfriend’s house to see his family for a bit. It was his nephew’s first Christmas so the house was covered in toys. His mom got me some travel cases and a Style Me Pretty Wedding Book to get me started on my new career path. I’m really glad that everyone has been so supportive of my decision!

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Jack got me the Kendra Scott Rose Gold Elle Earrings in Peach that I asked for! I’m taking him to a fancy mixology bar in NYC that he wants to go to as his present.

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We then met up with my sister and took the train into NYC to see my dad and his fiancée. Before dinner at Smith and Wollensky, we opened gifts and had some snacks.

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Hope everyone’s holidays were just as happy as mine!

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

When I came home from school, my mom had gotten me the cutest sweater; she calls it a subtle Christmas Sweater!

I finally planned out my Christmas Day outfit, but I’m still working on Christmas Eve. If you need some last minute inspiration, here’s what I’m wearing!

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Ann Taylor Loft Sweater, Garage Red Velvet Skirt, Charter Club Socks, Rimmel London Lipstick, Essie Nail Polish, Alex & Ani Bracelets, Loft Necklace (my mom’s), and Toblerone!

I plan on wearing this with black riding boots and tights, but my feet always get cold so I’ll stick some Christmas socks over the tights!

Holiday Parties Galore

A great thing about being a part of different organizations in college is the excuse to go to multiple holiday parties!

DZ always has a holiday party with ATO the week before finals, and this year it was a ton of fun! I love getting dressed up in ugly sweaters and Christmas gear and just looking silly.

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Here’s my Little and my Little Little! I got my Christmas bear sweatshirt at Love Saves the Day in New Hope, PA. It’s an 80’s original and super sparkly. I picked up a santa hat headband from Target, and wore leggings and some red lipstick.

I also hosted the Writing Center tutor party at my apartment. Of course I needed to decorate so I ran to Wegman’s and picked up a tiny christmas tree, and outfitted it with a bow and a felt bucket from Target. I also got some other sparkly and festive decorations!

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Here are my fellow Lead Tutors and our Assistant Director!

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Here are a couple recipes from the night! I made Holiday Mocktails, and one of the other tutors, Iana, made Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites; both were a big hit.

Holiday Shirley Temple Recipe

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1/4 cup orange juice, 3/4 cup sprite, 2 tbsp grenadine, garnish of choice

pour the orange juice and sprite into a glass, and then pour in the grenadine, letting it sink to the bottom. I recommend adding a straw so you can stir the drink together once you’ve admired the cool effect of the grenadine sinking to the bottom!

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites Recipe

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1 cup uncooked quinoa, 2 cups chicken broth or water, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 4 big handfuls of fresh spinach (about 1 cup cooked), 1/2 medium onion finely chopped, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 4 oz crumbled feta, pinch of salt and pepper, 3 eggs lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Cook quinoa according to directions, let cool

3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onion until softened. Add spinach in batches until completely wilted

4. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, spinach, garlic powder, oregano, feta, sal and pepper. Add egg to quinoa mixture and incorporate

5. Spray mini muffin tin with nonstick spray. Spoon quinoa mixture into tin, gently patting it down

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then remove

Makes about 36 quinoa bites

The last party I went to was for my dance team! We do a secret santa exchange every year, and this year, one of our team members cooked us all a beautiful meal. We had chicken and pasta, salad with multiple types of carrots, and fresh berries with homemade whipped cream for dessert! As if that wasn’t enough, she sent all of us home with an adorable rice krispy treat snowman!

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My co-captain was my secret santa and she got me three amazing pairs of socks and nail polish! Here is the snowman treat; isn’t it adorable!?