Raki Wright

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Easy Ways to Soften Your Hands

Hands take a beating every day. But, there is an easy way to soften your hands by changing up your routine just a little. 5 Easy Ways to Soften Your Hands | Outsidetheboxmom.com

Disclosure:  The Dial® Brand provided me with sample product in exchange for participating in brand related activities. All opinions are my own.

Although I have dry skin, I’ve learned a few ways to soften my skin by making conscious decisions during the course of my day. Continue reading…

Easter Egg Hunt

If you are in need of fun, creative Easter Egg Hunt ideas to get your kids moving, I’ve searched the best of the web to bring you the best.

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas | Outsidetheboxmom.com

Here are over a dozen Easter egg hunt ideas from my friends all over the web featuring reverse hunts, planning tips, inside, glow in the dark and more. Continue reading…

Easter Cupcake Ideas

Are you looking for some yummy Easter cupcake ideas? I’ve searched the best of the web to bring you the best.

Super Easy Cupcake Ideas | Outsidetheboxmom.com

Here are over a dozen Easter cupcake ideas from my friends all over the web featuring box cake mix, jelly beans, Peeps, and more.

Easter Ideas

Looking for easy Easter Ideas that don’t require much planning, purchasing, or preparing?

200+ Easter Ideas | Outsidetheboxmom.com
Easter is very near! It’s such a fun time to spend with your kids. You can do fun things like dye Easter eggs, have an Easter egg hunt, and make yummy treats. I’ve compiled the ultimate list of Easter Ideas for you and your family. Enjoy! Continue reading…

Reasons You Might Buy Pre-Dyed Easter Eggs

# Reasons You Might Buy Pre-Dyed Easter Eggs | Outsidetheboxmom.com

Recently, when shopping for eggs, I saw a carton of pre-dyed Easter eggs and I thought to myself, why would anyone buy these?

Image: Almark Foods

I did a little research and found out that they are available from a company called Almark Foods, who supplied them to my local Kroger store. They are marketed as “colored Easter eggs.”

Everything I saw online about pre-dyed Easter eggs was critical, judgmental, and opinionated about the appropriate way to achieve dyed Easter eggs.

Exhibit A:

Pre-dyed Easter eggs. Because Jesus was all about taking shortcuts. #WTH -Father Tim via Twitter

Exhibit B:

Are we so lazy we can’t dye our own eggs for Easter!? I understand buying the pre hard-boiled eggs every once and a while. Just makes getting dinner done a little easier. No way am I going to buy pre-dyed Easter Eggs. It takes all the fun out of what should be an enjoyable activity to do with your kids. Oh, and what are we teaching our kids when you bring home pre-dyed Easter Eggs? That cutting corners is the way to go? I’m sorry, but if you don’t have the time to boil some eggs wait for them to cool and slap some paint on those bad boys, than maybe you should just skip that entire part of Easter. Am I wrong?

Via WKFR.com

How about we focus on the positive that someone wants to have them available to a child and assume the best about that person?

Popular opinion makes fun of pre-dyed eggs, but when might it make sense?

It takes 8-10 minutes to hard boil eggs. The dye must set for about 5 minutes. Time is not a luxury to everyone. That 13-18 minutes might be better spent decorating, interacting with, and teaching your child…about the true meaning of Easter.

These “colored Easter eggs” would be great if you:

  • don’t have time to boil
  • don’t have time to dye
  • would rather decorate than dye
  • forgot about dying eggs until late Saturday night or early Sunday morning
  • have an older kid can help younger kids get straight to the decorating phase
  • don’t care what anyone else thinks about the parenting choices you make and will gladly take advantage of a convenience anytime you see fit

Maybe Craft Parade got it right:

Pre-dye the eggs for the kids (if you want to avoid the mess) and let them adorn the Easter eggs with fun craft flowers, crystals, and/or stickers for a mess-free decorating day! via Pinterest

If you’d rather take the traditional route, you will want to read my post on How to Dye Easter Eggs. This is a fun activity you do with friends and family.

What do you think of pre-dyed Easter eggs?