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I like to share this before Easter.

I thought I would share this blog post one more time. I hope that you have tried making these eggs, they’re really lots of fun to have on Easter. 

No, I’m not calling anyone a bad name.

This is another Mexican tradition that we follow every year during the Lenten season.

Many, many, years ago two of my sisters-in-law would make the most beautiful cascarones (confetti eggs). That was when I first learned to make them.

They can be fun to make for any  fiesta that you are planning, not just Easter and is a great family project.

The first step is to save empty  egg shells. I usually do this when making scrambled eggs or adding eggs to a batter.

Tap the egg shell at the top to make a little opening and then shake the egg out.  Make sure that you rinse the shell out.

Then the egg shells are dyed or decorated with stickers or marking pens, but the traditional way is to use Easter egg dyes.


You will need confetti to fill the empty egg shells. Confetti can be found at the craft store or you can make your own.


After the egg shells are filled with confetti you can cover the hole by putting some glue around the edge of the opening and placing a piece of tissue over the hole.


Kids love cascarones, they especially like to crack them over someones’s head, gently, sometimes not so gently. That’s the whole idea of the confetti eggs.

I do have a rule though, no cracking eggs inside the house. But somehow I still get confetti throughout the entire house.

I hope you give it a try.♥♥♥



Photo Challenge #6-Stormy

stormy sky

We have been having much needed rain in our area. The sky looks ominous at times with the dark clouds traveling towards Mi Ranchito.


My Mexican Pillow.

This pillow started as a donation for my daughter’s fund raiser. Well, the fund raiser was cancelled, but that’s ok because I can use it at my craft shows.

I made  it with  some Mexican textile fabric that I had in my stash.


As decoration for the front of the pillow I made some felt flowers on my Go Baby accuquilt machine.

go baby flowers

Loving bright colors,  I chose pinks and reds with lime green leaves, and I machine embroidered them onto the fabric.

I added some vintage yellow buttons to the center of the flowers.

Wanting to add some more pizazz to it I added pom pom trim all around the pillow.

It was easy and fun to make except that the textile fabric  did tend to unravel  along the edges as I worked with it.

Mexican pillow


Photo Challenge#5 – Magical

pink sky

A few weeks ago at Mi Ranchito we had the most gorgeous, magical pink sky.

Wordless Wednesday.

ice skaters on fountain

I found some ice skaters on our frozen water fountain.

Photo Challenge #4 History

water mill

Old water mill in Bakersfield, Ca.

Wordless Wednesday.

daffodils in front

Spring has sprung at mi ranchito.

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