well, this week didn't turn out the way i had imagined. sick kids tend to turn plans upside down... never mind, i'm doing this post anyway - even though you probably all have dyed your eggs, made your nests, and decorated your house by now. if so, look at it as inspiration for the next year. we love to dye eggs - anouk always wants to handpaint them, and i love to experiment with different, natural dyeing colors. this year we tried turmeric for yellow, and red cabbage for blue. i really hope to be a bit earlier next year to be able to give you a little tutorial on egg dyeing with spices and plants. another thing i wanted to do this easter and had to cancel are the lovely nests made of branches, moss, flowers, and feathers. isn't it simply amazing what nature provides us with for a lovely, nature inspired feast? no need to go into big stores, just go into the woods, and you have everything you need.