The Naked Egg


1 – is after making the egg naked and putting it in corn syrup
2- is after introducting the naked shriveled egg to water and food dye

This is really cool! It will amaze your kids and teach them some science all at once. Time needed: 4-7 days

Put an egg in a cup and fill it with apple cider vinegar till egg is covered. Cover tightly and let it sit. Each day give it a swirl. At the end you rinse off the egg and VIOLA! A rubber egg! Just be careful…it will bounce but is still delicate and very smelly when it breaks. LOL …Not rotten — just smells like vinegar. Always keep it in the fridge during the whole process!

Added tip: If you place the “naked egg” in corn syrup, it will shrink/shrivel up. The vinegar inside the egg moves through the semi-permeable membrane.

You can then place it in water with food coloring and “color” the inside of the egg and it will fill up again due to osmosis

The Tree Parts of Your Life

Tyler Perry (Madea) wrote this and I thought I would copy and paste it as I thought it was a great analogy of people who surround you in your life.

I have this tree analogy when I think of people in my life, be it friends, family, acquaintances, employees, co-workers, whomever…They are all placed inside what I call my tree test. It goes like this:

Some people come into your life and they are like leaves on a tree. They are only there for a season. You can’t depend on them or count on them because they are weak and only there to give you shade. Like leaves, they are there to take what they need and as soon as it gets cold or a wind blows in your life they are gone. You can’t be angry at them, it’s just who they are.

There are some people who come into your life and they are like branches on a tree. They are stronger than leaves, but you have to be careful with them. They will stick around through most seasons, but if you go through a storm or two in your life it’s possible that you could lose them. Most times they break away when it’s tough. Although they are stronger than leaves, you have to test them out before you run out there and put all your weight on them. In most cases they can’t handle too much weight. But again, you can’t be mad with them, it’s just who they are.

If you can find some people in your life who are like the roots of a tree then you have found something special. Like the roots of a tree, they are hard to find because they are not trying to be seen. Their only job is to hold you up and help you live a strong and healthy life. If you thrive, they are happy. They stay low key and don’t let the world know that they are there. And if you go through an awful storm they will hold you up. Their job is to hold you up, come what may, and to nourish you, feed you and water you.

Just as a tree has many limbs and many leaves, there are few roots. Look at your own life. How many leaves, branches and roots do you have? What are you in other people’s lives?

Proteins After A Good Workout

Some ask what is the best protein to make a shake with after my workout? The answer is simple… it is Whey. After exercise, subjects in an experiment, were given 10 grams of either whey protein or another kind. Their muscles recovered faster after the whey. Why whey? It’s the quickest and easiest for your body to digest, so it gets to the muscles fastest.

Easter Chenille Bunnies and Chick


  • Ruler
  • Plastic Easter Egg
  • Creatology™ Chenille Stem
  • Creatology™ Pom Poms
  • Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
  • Scissors
  1. For Chick:
  2. Wrap yellow chenille stems around plastic egg. Use craft glue to secure periodically while covering plastic egg. Cover completely.
  3. Cut three ¾” pieces of yellow chenille stems. Glue to top of egg to create hair as shown.
  4. Form three loops with a yellow chenille stem to form wings. Create two and glue into place.
  5. Glue two black mini pom poms to face.
  6. Form beak with orange chenille stem and glue into place.
  7. Form legs and feet with orange chenille stems and glue as shown.
  8. For Bunnies:
  9. Wrap white or tan chenille stems around plastic egg. Use craft glue to secure periodically while covering plastic egg. Cover completely.
  10. Form white or tan chenille stems into loops to create bunny ears. Loop pink chenille stem and glue to the inside of the ears.  Glue two ears onto bunny.
  11. Cut three 2″ pieces from a black chenille stem.  Glue onto face for whiskers. Glue pink pom pom in center as shown for nose.
  12. Form feet with white or tan chenille stems and glue as shown.
  13. Loosely coil a white chenille stem to the back to form tail. Glue into place.