Pesach- Chag Sameach

The Jewish festival of Passover – or Pesach as it’s also known – lasts for a total of eight days.
It marks the freeing of the slaves by Moses and each year, it’s celebrated by feasts, readings and family time together – plus a whole lot of unleavened bread (all types of grain are off the table during Passover.)

Passover began on the evening of April 10 and lasts for eight days until the evening of Tuesday April 18. As for people who celebrate Easter and Passover get to experience another double over lap of celebrating, this happened last Christmas as Chanukah fell within the same exact time. 

The final two days of Passover celebrate the Red Sea miracle and the liberation of the Israelites.


To Easter and Passover- Chag  Sameach! 

love, #krishna 

How did the Easter Bunny and eggs come to be?

According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs.  

The custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. Christians remember that Jesus, after dying on the cross, rose from the dead. This miracle showed that life could win over death. 

The introduction of chocolate eggs is a relatively new phenomenon, originating in France and Germany in the 19th century. And as chocolate production became more sophisticated, the Easter festival, like Christmas, became more marketable. 

Nowadays Easter is a big deal commercially – retailers and manufacturers love to get in on the holiday and persuade us to part with our cash by buying Easter eggs, cards and anything bunnies! 

We love it! 

love, #krishna 

Decorating Easter Eggs 

Take a break from all the spring crafts you’re making with the kids and make some Easter eggs!

This Easter, take your eggs one step further with these simple decorating techniques. There are a lot of ways to decorate Easter eggs! From homemade natural dyes to using your hot glue gun. 

Dyeing and decorating eggs is an Easter tradition and we are excited to Try a New Twist on Easter Eggs. 

Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 20 drops of food coloring (use more to intensify color) in 1 cup of hot water in a heatproof cup, bowl, or jar deep enough to let you submerge an egg completely. To create different tints, vary the dipping time. Using tongs makes dyeing the eggs easy. 

Acheieving desired shades is really easy with a printable egg-dyeing color wheel chart. It provides the dye amount and dipping times. To  create color, using a vibrant egg dye,  speckled eggs, drip eggs, wax covered eggs, pressed flower eggs, marbled paint eggs, funny faces, rubberband striped eggs, plaid taped eggs, natural tie-dye, van gogh eggs, simple sticker and sparkle eggs. 

The type of method you use for egg decorating. Have fun decorating eggs this Easter!

love, #krishna

Add Beautiful Spring Flowers to Your Home 

Tis the season for beautiful blooms. Look to Mother Nature for a rainbow palette that’s pleasing to the eye. Red, pink, and orange tulips evoke a fiery sunset when combined together.

Spring brings a garden full of lilacs and tulips. Pair these two indoors and create a lush DIY bouquet flower arrangement put them in a vase with fresh water placed throughout different parts of the house. This brings so much life, prana energy into the home environment, it adds positive energy chi. 

While you can never go wrong with a classic arrangement of roses, or a full bouquet of carnations, the most on-trend bouquets like using a lot more greenery or different colors are bringing more of  relaxed, botanical style. 

These days, a bouquet doesn’t have to be over-the-top to make an impact on your living space. Simple yet an impressive option is to choose flowers that are beautiful on their own and have character. 

A beautiful bouquet can also be as simple as a handful of specialty blooms such as ranunculus, garden rose or protea placed in a clear vase. The easy arrangements will add a perfect finishing touch to every room.

There is also a moodier movement happening with flowers, even for the brighter days of spring. Stretch the spectrum between dark and light by adding deep, rich tones like merlot, burgundy and blackberry into a neutral colour palette, you can create depth, dimension and mental connection. The overall feel of the colour palette remains timeless and a subtle sense of full bloom and complexity to a  beautifully mixed flowers bouquet. 

Happy Easter Weekend and Chag Sameach. love, #krishna 

 

Easter Party Ideas 

Spring is the prime time to enjoy what Mother Nature gave us, starting with some of the freshest and most flavorful fruits and vegetables available for the season. 

Easter parties are one of the Spring’s first opportunities for an outdoor party. Easter is also a great time to celebrate family traditions or make some of your own, new traditions.

If you’re in charge of hosting an Easter party this year, we have a few party tip suggestions for the perfect party plan for your friends and family! 

Decorate with Bright Colors 

Although Easter colors typically include pastels, such as light pink, baby blue and light yellow, your party decorations do not have to follow this color palette. Using one bright bold Spring color, like hot pink, makes an energized, non-traditional color palette. If you have   kids, they will excitingly want to dye Easter eggs in the days leading up to Easter. Stick with their enthusiasm and have them prepare some dyeable ceramic, or other non-perishable, eggs before the party. You will be able to use these eggs to decorate your house before the party and they can be used for a fun Easter Egg Hunt. 

  
Host It Potluck Style 


You can always count on family to help out with food for events! Instead of trying to prepare the entire meal, accept your family’s offer to add to the abundance of delicious dishes to help out. One way to successfully host a pot luck style meal is to provide the main course and drinks. Guests can then bring salads, side items, and desserts. Some of the stress of preparing a large meal will be off you and guests will get to enjoy family member’s special dishes.

Easter Egg Hunt 


These Easter-themed games turn the holiday into a good old fashioned field day! Everybody loves an Easter egg hunt, but they really only last a couple hours before the kids are in need of another form of entertainment — not to mention some physical activity to burn off all the sugar from the candy available  during the hunt. This Easter Sunday consider starting a new tradition by hosting a backyard Easter party/field day filling eggs with fun prizes, like stickers, movie tickets, or even cash! These fun games will ensure everyone (including the adults) will be having a blast until the sun goes down. 

Kids always love a good old-fashioned sack race. Call it a bunny hop race and give each child an old pillowcase or sack to hop in.

Print out a big picture of Peter Rabbit and hang it on the wall to play the Easter twist of the classic party game. Pin the Tail on The Rabbit

Happy Easter weekend 

love, #krishna