It’s been awhile, but here I am, back again in English!
I’m in a celebration mood because this weekend we’re celebrating Easter! Huh, now? Yes, my darlings. I live in Montenegro (as you may know or not know) and here we celebrate Easter according to the Gregorian calendar. So the dates of holidays like Easter and Christmas are different from the Catholic calendar. There are years when we celebrate Easter on the same date as Catholics, but that’s not this year.
So I thought it would be a fun idea to tell you guys how we celebrate Easter here and give you an update on every day of this Easter weekend. So this is the first update on my Easter celebration.
Decorating & dyeing eggs
Today’s Good Friday (or Holy Friday,Easter Friday) and today is all about decorating and dyeing eggs.
We decorate and dye our eggs a little bit different. We decorate them with wax, grass and some panties and dyeing them in onions. I know you’re thinking now “Wait, what?” but I’ll explain it to you.
Our decoration material looks a little bit different than the majority uses. You can see that we use panties, a candle, a nail and a sack. You have two ways to decorate. The first way is using grass and panties. How does this work? You take an egg and choose a flower, grass or anything else you can find in a field and hold it against the eggshell. You have to be careful here because those are raw eggs, so you can’t press too much. Then you make a sack of an old piece of panties and put that egg inside. This is a little bit tricky because the flower/grass you hold against your egg may move a little bit, but you can put it at the right place when you put the egg in the sack. When you finish that, you tie your mini-sack with a thin cord so your egg won’t roll out of it.
The second way is a little bit easier. How does this work? You need a item that has a sharp point (we used a nail) and near the tip you wrap some thin cord so you get a sort of base which you use to melt wax. Then you light up a candle, scratch some wax of it, melt it in the flame and paint on your egg. You can work precisely (which is very difficult, you need a really sharp point so you can do that) or get artsy and just get wax all over the egg 🙂 This is a fun way to do and the results are amazing. When you finish them, you just put them in the sack with the other eggs (no pantie sack needed).
Now that we’ve decorated them, we put them all together in a sack and tie this sack up so they can’t fall out. And now it’s time to dye!
It looks a little bit messy (and it truly is) but the result is amazing. We’ve putted onions and peels that we’ve already had of those onions in a big cooking pot and putted our eggs that we’ve decorated and packed in a sack in this little messy soup. And then it’s easy as that: you let those eggs inside to cook, when it boils you wait 5-10 minutes and then you take it off your stove and let it in that hot water for another 5 minutes. After that, you put them in cold water and unpack them. And here are your eggs!
Of course, I didn’t put a photo of the end result. That’s a little surprise for Easter day 🙂 But as you can see they have a really nice orange/red color. It’s really a fun way to do, healthier than those paintings you can buy and let’s be honest: this is more creative than those stickers you can buy, isn’t it?
Another task of today’s list was shopping. I had to get some snacks and ingredients for my desserts. I’m going to make two desserts tomorrow. But don’t worry, I will tell you more about that in a new update 🙂
Of course, if I’m going somewhere, I have to get ready *innerdiva is waking up* The sun FINALLY appeared today, so it was a beautiful day. It still was a little bit chilly outside, but that didn’t prevent me of getting in the springy mood. So, it was time to get that jeans jacket out of the closet!
My outfit with and sans jacket. I’ve posted also a picture of it on my Instagram, but I had to share it once again with you. I’m just in love with this short sweater from H&M. And the yellow color gives you an instant Summer feeling 🙂 Those jeans are from New Yorker, and since I’ve bought them, I wear it all the time. They are a little bit big now for me (I’ve lost some weight since I bought them in December) but they are a boyfriend jeans model, so that doesn’t mind.
I admit: I have a new lover in life. Wanna see who? Check it out.
And no, not myself, but my new ear cuffs from Claire’s! My mommy bought these and another silver pair a while ago in Claire’s and since then, I’m madly in love with those babies! I wear them everywhere! It had to get used to them because I never had ear cuffs, but now I want more of these. This pair has 3 ear cuffs, but I wear only two of them on this picture. I asked my mom if she can find some more, so hopefully I’ll expand my collection 🙂
The rest of this day and evening were very relaxed as usual. After shopping, we went to drink some coffee, chilled outside on the terrace at my brother-in-law’s house, ate dinner and watched some TV. It was a busy day, but thanks to the beautiful weather, I’m not tired at all.
There will be a new update tomorrow about my skills in the kitchen as I make some desserts, including pictures and recipes. So keep an eye open!
Until the next post,
See you soon!
PS. Did you notice the colors in my post? I finally decided to use them, to cheer this place up! 😉