Natural Dye Colored Easter Egg Project Recreated for Country Living Magazine

March 12, 2011

Country Living Magazine April 2011 Issue

Do the eggs on the Country Living Magazine's April, 2011 cover look familiar?

Do you remember this Natural Dye Colored Easter Egg post that I did for Easter last year?

Natural Dye Colored Easter Eggs

Now that the April issue of Country Living Magazine is officially on the newsstand, we can finally announce this exciting news!

We were contacted by an Editor from Country Living Magazine back in January to see if I would be interested in recreating this Natural Dye Colored Egg Project for the April issue of their magazine. And, of course, I said yes! 🙂

Natural Dye Colored Easter Eggs

It's true; the eggs beautifully displayed on this pedestal were made by me, in my kitchen in Southern California, and were carefully packaged and shipped overnight to County Living in New York City for their photo shoot!

The Editor had originally planned on the project being featured in the craft section of the magazine, but we were thrilled when we received the news that the Editors decided to feature the project on the cover. And the project is also featured on their website in the 10 Adorable Easter Craft Projects section.

If you've come to our site after reading about us in Country Living Magazine, we would like to extend a HUGE welcome to you!

If you like this project, we want to encourage you to Subscribe to our Feed and Like us on Facebook. We have plans to share more craft projects here on our site, as well as continue with our recipes, beauty product reviews and tips we discover that help us in our quest to live a fit, healthy and responsible lifestyle that’s still fun!

We don’t claim to be experts in any one thing, but what we do know is what women care about and like to talk about.  That’s what we love to share with you here on BigSisLilSis.

To celebrate this project making the cover of Country Living Magazine and to welcome our new readers, we decided to give away a Country Living book. And since the Editor at Country Living was so kind to donate FOUR books to us, we'll be having a Country Living Book Giveaway each week for the next four weeks.

To kick-start this series of giveaways, the first book we'll be giving away to one lucky reader is this gorgeous book!

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. Create a Beautiful Home

(A Country Living Book)

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. A Country Living Book

And when I say gorgeous, I mean gorgeous! I LOVE this book!

(I really wanted to keep this book for myself, but it's more fun to give than receive, right?) 🙂

This book is full of beautiful photos and inspiring ideas on how everyone can create a home that's as harmonious with the environment as it is beautiful. The book is jam-packed with great, practical advice on ways you can “go green” in each room of your home.

Do you want to know how this lovely book can be yours?

It's easy!

Here are the details!

You can do any or all of these for a chance to win:

  • Leave us a comment. Do you have any fun or unique ways to decorate eggs for Easter? Or any fun tips on “going green” in your home?
  • Subscribe to our Feed and leave us a comment letting us know if you already subscribe or if you're a new subscriber.
  • Subscribe via email. (It's easy to do in our top right sidebar!) Leave a comment if you already subscribe via email or if you're a new subscriber.
  • Like us on Facebook and leave us a comment letting us know that you Like us.
  • Tweet this post and leave us a comment that you tweeted it.
  • Stumble this post and leave another comment to let us know it's stumbled.

So, there you have it. You can enter up to seven times! Since the winner will be chosen at; obviously, the more times you enter, the better your odds of winning this beautiful book.

This giveaway will officially end at midnight on Friday, March 18th and on Saturday, March 19th, we'll announce the winner and the next book giveaway!

(I’ll let ya in on a little secret. If you follow us on Twitter or Like BigSisLilSis on Facebook, we'll be giving you some bonus chances to enter during these next six days.)

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31 Comments so far

  1. Posted by SisMama

    March 12, 20118:39 pm

    The eggs are gorgeous, as are my 2 daughters..Congrats on a cool website and making the cover of a national magazine..I got my copies already..Your family is so proud, but we always were anyway..Hope you have millions come to visit and join the fun.

  2. Posted by B-Dot

    March 12, 20118:45 pm

    A huge congratulations to both of you on this accomplishment. I’m sure it’s just one piece of the puzzle that you’re creating. The future will bring many more as you continue to create. Love Ya’ll

  3. Posted by Shannon

    March 13, 20117:04 pm

    I thought that the eggs were so unique and beautiful when you did them originally but the way that Country Living displayed them just made them ever more beautiful….the pastel backdrop and pedestal platter just make it!! Contrats to you!! I am hoping to keep spreading the word…..All my love from Ct….me

  4. Posted by Kimber

    March 15, 201111:51 am

    OMG!!!!!!Absolutely beautiful!!! It so so incredible how you took and old fashioned idea and brought it to a whole new level of creativity and beauty. I love flowers and crafty things to do. I can’t wait to try this for myself. Wish me luck. Country living found a home run on this cover.

    You did an awesome job, Lil Sis

  5. Posted by Patty Lindsly

    March 16, 201111:10 am

    Amazing job on the eggs, so beautiful and creative! I am so proud of you and you are so good at whatever you take on! The magazine turned out fantastic! Martha! eat your heart out!!! ha ha!! seriously, JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

  6. Posted by Patty Lindsly

    March 16, 201111:12 am

    The St.Patty’s day cookies are so cute!!! Everything you post is an act of goodness and beauty! These could be on a magazine cover as well! thanks for all the great ideas!!!!

  7. Posted by doughmesstic

    March 16, 20118:00 pm

    You should be so proud! A COVER! I think that’s awesome.
    Unfortunately, other than just coloring the eggs with paint or crayons, I’m fresh outta ideas.

  8. Posted by doughmesstic

    March 16, 20118:00 pm

    And of course I already subscribe to you. You are in my Feed Reader.

  9. Posted by doughmesstic

    March 16, 20118:00 pm

    And I love you on Facebook, too.

  10. Posted by doughmesstic

    March 16, 20118:01 pm

    And lastly, since I am feeling guilty for entering so many times (can you tell I want the book?) – I Tweet right along with ya.

  11. Posted by Chandel

    March 17, 201111:13 am

    I LOVE this idea!! Now i have a project for this weekend!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  12. Posted by Patty Lindsly

    March 17, 201112:52 pm

    again, beautiful all the way around. I am a feed reader too, I think!
    would love that beautiful book! I am IN!

  13. Posted by Susan

    March 17, 20119:34 pm

    Wow! I knew you girls were talented but the cover of Country Living? You have a lot to be proud of! Congratulations!!!

  14. Posted by SisMama

    March 17, 201111:08 pm

    The eggs are beautiful and look outstanding on the cover of a great magazine..Awesome creativity!!

  15. Posted by Ann

    March 18, 20113:27 pm

    I have always wanted to try dying eggs this way. When I saw your eggs on the cover I decided I would try it this year! My little sis is coming to visit next week and we will be doing this together. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Posted by SisMama

    March 18, 201110:25 pm

    I’m not happy with the shelf position of Country Living magazine at the local grocery store..wanted to move them up to the top shelf but didn’t have the guts or whatever..Hope they will be moved up as it gets closer to Easter..I may have to talk to the manager. Looking forward to see the next book to be given away.

  17. Posted by LilSis

    March 22, 20111:49 pm

    Ann, thanks for stopping by BigSisLilSis! We hope you enjoy our site. Good luck with your project! Let us know how they turn out!

  18. Posted by LilSis

    March 22, 20111:52 pm

    That’s pretty funny! I can just see you getting caught for rearranging the magazines in your local grocery! 🙂

    It wasn’t in the best spot at our grocery store either. I think out of pure curiosity, I’m going to run into Barnes & Noble to see where they have it on their shelves.

  19. Posted by Lori @ RecipeGirl

    March 22, 20112:00 pm

    Whoa, that is such COOL news!!!!!!!! Yay for you gals! These are such cute eggs. I never think to do fun and different things w/ them. Congrats!

  20. Posted by LlamaMama

    March 22, 20118:09 pm

    W-O-W!!! I have NEVER seen such beautifully decorated eggs in all of my (58 yrs.)life! Just gorgeous!
    I am new to bigsislilsis but after seeing these eggs, I can hardly wait to see other projects that have come from you. I will also be busy “entering” the book giveaway, I WANT THAT BOOK! Thank you both for sharing the things you do, I will look forward to them all!

  21. Posted by LilSis

    March 22, 20118:11 pm

    Thanks, Lori!!
    It was a really fun project and we originally thought it was going to be featured in the craft section of the issue; so we were just thrilled when Country Living decided to put it on the cover! 🙂

  22. Posted by Meredith Childress

    March 22, 20119:00 pm

    Hello girls! I had to LIKE you on Facebook because I want everyone I know to see the gorgeous pictures of your eggs. I hope this comment enters me in the contest for a book. I’ve signed up to get your tips by email and look forward to getting to know you better. I’m a Tennessee girl living in New Mexico–70 years old and loving life!
    Congratulations on getting on the cover of Country Living…it’s one of my favorite magazines.

  23. Posted by Mandy

    April 7, 20111:04 pm

    Found you via google image search for Natural dyed eeg. Stunningly gorgeous eegs & congratualtions on the cover thats really exciting! I’m now a subscriber and love Decor books, Thank You for sharing.

  24. Posted by Joan Schnee

    April 8, 20118:50 pm

    Beautiful!! After reading the CL issue I was so impressed and inspired by your recipes… of course you make it all look sooo easy!
    Thanks so much- we will share this w/ our blog and Twitter friends.

  25. Posted by BigSis

    April 9, 201110:01 am

    Hi Joan! Thanks so much for visiting us. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a comment too.

    LilSis did a great job with these eggs; I definitely would have made a mess of them! I hope we can keep bringing you fun projects that you enjoy reading!

  26. Posted by LilSis

    April 9, 201110:37 am

    Thanks, Meredith!
    I’m glad you found our site via Country Living and hope that you continue to read BigSisLilSis. The egg project was so much fun and we were thrilled that it made the cover! 🙂

  27. Posted by LilSis

    April 9, 201110:38 am

    Thanks Mandy,
    We’re so glad that you found our site and that you enjoyed reading about the egg project. We were thrilled about it making the cover of Country Living!

  28. Posted by Lynn

    February 28, 20129:57 am

    LOVE your ideas!!! Especially these natural dyed Easter eggs. I have to try this. Thank You!

  29. Posted by LilSis

    March 2, 20121:38 pm

    Thanks, Lynn! The Easter Eggs were a very fun project and it was such a pleasant surprise to be invited to duplicate the project for Country Living.

  30. Posted by Lynn

    February 28, 201210:06 am

    And….Congrats on making the cover of Country Living! What an accomplishment. I’m just starting my own business (store front) Crafts, Antiques and Bakery and you have so many good ideas. Subscribed to your website and “liked” you on Facebook. Congrats again!!!

  31. Posted by LilSis

    March 2, 20121:37 pm

    Thank you, Lynn. We appreciate you subscribing and “liking” us on Facebook! We’re happy to have you as a new reader.

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