You've Been Egged!

I put an empty egg in each child’s Easter basket. The symbolism is an opportunity to remember the Savior’s resurrection while enjoying and honoring a secular tradition. This is Addie with her “empty egg” 2014.

I put an empty egg in each child’s Easter basket. The symbolism is an opportunity to remember the Savior’s resurrection while enjoying and honoring a secular tradition. This is Addie with her “empty egg” 2014.

Can you believe it’s April 15th?

Whaaat? I am delighted don’t get me wrong—I adore SPRING and eagerly await it’s advent from about February forward, but man the days and weeks seems to be flying by lately. I think there are 3 possible reasons for this and most likely my current time-warp is the result of all three …

  1. My youngest son, Taft is a SENIOR and his graduation from high school is weeks away. Wahhhh. Even sooner is his 18th birthday and the deadline for his Eagle Scout project. Ahhhh! Gratefully I am a mother well-equipped for procrastinating deadlines and I’m familiar with the “get my Eagle project done the same week I turn 18 approach” as we’ve successfully maneuvered it two other times!

  2. Life has been busy with LOTS of travel (family cruise, Utah, Australia) and another big trip just around the corner (Addie and I are headed to Orlando for DisneyWorld on May 4th) PLUS … projects at home—Addie’s bedroom makeover (see my Instagram Story highlights) and the NEW FLOOR that is being installed RIGHT NOW as I write!! All good things, but LOTS of extra preparation and work.

  3. And, finally … I started a podcast (what was I thinking?) I am absolutely LOVING the process so far, but hello? Just added another several hours to my weekly schedule and this has meant less blogging, which I’ve missed. I have NEW products in the Story by Stacy line coming out on May 1st and I’ve NOT yet done a great job of talking about the most recent one (Stories I Love) yet.

But, for today … I just have to say that this is one of my MOST FAVORITE weeks all year—the week leading up to Easter Sunday. As a Christian, this upcoming holiday is obviously about much more than Easter baskets and chocolate Cadbury eggs—although those mini Cadbury eggs are something I look forward EVERY SINGLE YEAR and I may have just purchased a box of 36 individual packages to hide away (for me to discover later on!) But I digress. I love this week because of the chance to reacquaint myself with scriptures in The New Testament (as part of my early morning devotional time) and because the traditions I attempt to follow through on this week are so much FUN.

It’s one of these traditions that I want to share with you today. We call it, You’ve Been Egged!

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This is something you can do as an individual or a family. It’s EASY PREP and even easier to do and it is FUN for kids of all ages AND it creates JOY for the recipients. Here’s how it works.

  1. Purchase 12 plastic Easter Eggs.

  2. Fill 11 of them with candy.

  3. Print THIS CUTE PDF sign (pictured above)

  4. Secretly hide all 12 eggs around a friend or neighbor’s yard.

  5. Tape the cute sign to their front door.

That’s it. We are going to do this to for a few families tonight!

If you try it, let me know. And, share one of your Easter traditions with me—I think I’m actually going to change my podcast plan for this week and talk about traditions and photo tips this week!