To Dye an Easter Egg

To Dye an Easter Egg |Thoughts&Daisies Although I may be in college, some traditions never die. Dying Easter Eggs is one of them! Don't miss out on little joys by claiming to be too old.

Happy Easter! The Lord is risen!

Although I may be in college, some traditions never die. Dying Easter Eggs is one of them!

The best part of dying Easter Eggs at an older age is you are generally more creative with what you want to try, but that doesn’t always mean better.

Add some new Color Choices! You can find a premade color pack with some fancy colors, or create your own. Try mixing colors onto your egg by holding it in the water differently and switching around. You can also use cool whip or shaving cream to dye your eggs and easily add a bunch of colors at once.

Add Designs! Make them polka dotted or stripped. It will take a bit of extra time and maybe a cramped hand or two but you can ombre your eggs. Hold the bottom of your egg into a color cup for up to five minutes and depending on how many layers you want slowly put the egg lower into the water lowering the minutes as you go. Use the white wax crayon they give you to draw on designs. Note: you have to do this before you dye the egg and it can be hard since you can’t really see as you draw

Use ALL the Accessories.  This is always a fun choice. Add some stickers or washi tape to your eggs. You can glue on other things like glitter or googly eggs to add some flare.

Photoshoot. Now an Easter egg hunt may seem too little kid-ish but you can always have a photoshoot instead. Use your door, your cat, some flowers, or some fancy baskets and start clicking.

Lastly, HAVE FUN. Don’t miss out on little joys by claiming to be too old. You will thank yourself when you spend the time just being a kid again.

Do you still dye Easter Eggs? Do you have any cool tips on how to dye them? Let me know!!

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To Dye an Easter Egg |Thoughts&Daisies Although I may be in college, some traditions never die. Dying Easter Eggs is one of them! Don't miss out on little joys by claiming to be too old.
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Meaning Behind My Blog Name

Meaning Behind My Blog Name |Thoughts&Daisies​ A little over a year ago I decided I wanted to start a blog but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to name my blog.

A little over a year ago I decided I wanted to start a blog, and being the person I am, I spent about 3 months researching and preparing. I started pre-writing content and figuring out what web host and software I wanted but after all this, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to name my blog.

I spent hours scrolling through lists of names of colors and adjectives. I went on random name generator sites to see if they would give me any knowledge. They didn’t. I searched ‘how to name your blog’ to see if that would give me ideas. Eventually, I started looking into different movie quotes from movies I liked to see if there was anything that sparked my interest.

At the same time, my mom was doing her own naming process to try and help me.  We sent each other messages back and forth for days about what we thought would be a good name, Even my dad and my brother got in on the action.

I eventually began to want a name that had something to do with one of my all-time favorite movies, “You’ve Got Mail” starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. This is the movie I watch every time I’m sick, sad, or just all the time, and no matter how much I see it I cry.

It is also a movie filled with great quotes.

Then one day after spending hours and hours and having dozens of potential names I started taking ideas from the potential names and putting them together… and it worked.

‘Thoughts’ came from the fact that my blog would be filled with my ‘thoughts’ on things, clever I know, but at one point it was in a potential name ‘thoughts around the corner’ a direct play at Meg Ryan’s bookstore in the movie.

And ‘daisies’ which, although being one of my favorite flowers, has ties back to the movie as well. Ryan’s character Kathleen Kelly’s favorite flower is the daisy and she has a quote that I love.

“I love daisies, they are so friendly. Don’t you think that daisies are the friendliest flower?”

Thus “Thoughts and Daisies” came to be. So if I told you that “You’ve Got Mail” wasn’t the total and almost sole reason for my blog name, I would be lying.

Have you seen “You’ve Got Mail?”

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3 Simple Microwave Meals

3 Simple Microwave Meals |Thoughts & Daisies Living in a dorm sometimes you don’t have access to all the fancy necessities to cook a gourmet meal, or even just a pot to put on the stove, but have no fear you can still cook some delicious things! All you need is a microwavable mug and a microwave.

Living in a dorm sometimes you don’t have access to all the fancy necessities to cook a gourmet meal, or even just a pot to put on the stove, but have no fear you can still cook some delicious things!

All you need is a microwavable mug and a microwave.

 

French Toast

Yes, you can make french toast in a mug! I didn’t believe it at first either.

What you need

Milk

Eggs

Bread (wheat seems to work the best)

Vanilla (can substitute with some syrup is needed)

Cinnamon

First whisk eggs together with milk, vanilla, and cinnamon

Soak cut up pieces of bread in the mixture

Place in microwave for 60-90 seconds depending on the way your microwave cooks food

AND SERVE

Add some of your favorite toppings like syrup, chocolate chips, or fruit to taste.

 

Eggs

The easiest eggs to make in the microwave are your standard scrambled.

Crack eggs into a mug, I find up to three works the best

Whisk eggs with salt and pepper, adding milk will help to fluff your eggs

Microwave on high for 45 seconds, stir

Microwave for another 30-45 seconds

And TADA

Add some cheese, herbs, or even salsa for added flavor

 

Mac and Cheese

½ cup of macaroni noodles

½ cup of water

Shredded cheese

Salt and Pepper

Add noodles and water to large mug cook on high for 1 min, stir

Cook for another minute, stir

Continue to cook in 30-second intervals until macaroni are thoroughly cooked

If it is getting too dry add a bit of water

Stir in cheese, salt, and pepper

Enjoy!

Note: Be careful to watch your macaroni because the water is prone to overflow during the cooking process

 

All of these meals can also be made in a microwave safe bowl as well.

These are great alternatives for when you get tired of campus food or ordering pizza.

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3 Simple Microwave Meals |Thoughts & Daisies Living in a dorm sometimes you don’t have access to all the fancy necessities to cook a gourmet meal, or even just a pot to put on the stove, but have no fear you can still cook some delicious things! All you need is a microwavable mug and a microwave.
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What to do when you get Semester Burnout

What to do when you get Semester Burnout |Thoughts &Daisies There is a point in every semester when everything seems to be piling up and no matter how much you are doing, it never seems to be enough. When this point comes, burnout inevitably follows.

There is a point in every semester when everything seems to be piling up and no matter how much you are doing, it never seems to be enough. When this point comes, burnout inevitably follows. Especially when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel and break is on its way.

I get semester burnout every semester but especially in the spring. When all I want is summer to come so I can take a break from essays and homework and getting up early burnout be excruciatingly frustrating.

Take a Break

During this time of the semester, I have found that one of the best ways to get some energy back is to just take a break. Not one of those measly half-hour breaks, but a nice, long day off break. Especially if you have nothing due the next day and you find work that should take around an hour is taking four just take the day for yourself.

Go out with friends

Similarly to just taking a break going out with some friends is a great way to gain some motivation to do homework. Head to the movies, a party, or even just on a coffee date.

One day/One hour at a time

One of the most important things to do when you have semester burnout is to take everything one day and even just one hour at a time. Burnout can be frustrating and if you feed on it by trying to force yourself to do everything as fast as possible nothing will get done. Maybe you don’t do as much as you would like to one day but that doesn’t mean the next will be just as uneventful. Instead, structure your day hour by hour and designate one hour to work as hard as you can on one thing before moving on. Even doing one section of a homework assignment or writing 100 words of an essay before zoning out is better than doing nothing.

Change of scenery

I find that sometimes I sit in my room so long that I can’t focus anymore because I’ve been so unproductive and want to sit in bed. To fix this I will take my laptop outside if it is a nice day or head out to a cafe or the library to mix it up. A change of scenery does wonders to dissipate stir crazy energy.

In college, you really have to learn to pick and choose your battles. Life gets so hectic and it doesn’t help when all you want to do is not do work. Don’t worry about having everything be perfect and know that it is okay to take a break if you need it.

Do you have your own methods to beat semester burnout? I would love to hear about it, let me know in the comments!

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What to do when you get Semester Burnout |Thoughts &Daisies There is a point in every semester when everything seems to be piling up and no matter how much you are doing, it never seems to be enough. When this point comes, burnout inevitably follows.
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What I Love About Spring

What I Love About Spring |Thoughts & Daisies Spring brings magic. The whole world seems to be happy. Everything takes on new life in the spring, literally and metaphorically.Spring is beautiful. Everything takes on new life in the spring, literally and metaphorically. Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year. The weather is fantastic not too cold and not so able to fry an egg on the sidewalk hot. The world turns green and pink and blue and yellow and basically every color all vibrant and pastel and it. Is. GORGEOUS.

Flowers

Once the flowers begin to bloom you know that spring has arrived. They pop up everywhere, seemingly overnight. They make the world colorful and I can’t help but randomly point out how beautiful they are no matter how many times I pass them.

You can read about my favorite spring flowers in the post >HERE<

Sun

When spring comes the sun gets warm and it stays out later and everything seems better. Once spring comes you know summer is right around the corner. Especially living in Ohio nine months of the year where the sun doesn’t seem to exist for about 8 of them. So when the sun is out for more than 5 seconds at a time it feels magical. Spring brings magic.

Driving with the windows down

One of my favorite things about spring is that it is the perfect time to drive around with the windows down. No need for A/C because the outside has cool crisp air. It is the moment that the inside of your car feels just as good as the outside so you have to roll down the windows and take it all in.

Everyone is in a good mood

The whole world seems to be happy. With the weather warming up and people actually being able to get their vitamin D intake they start to come out of their grumpy winter cocoons. Now people are actually saying hi as you walk past them and there are more smiles to go around.

 

What is your favorite time of the year??

 

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What I Love About Spring |Thoughts & Daisies Spring brings magic. The whole world seems to be happy. Everything takes on new life in the spring, literally and metaphorically.
What I Love About Spring |Thoughts & Daisies Spring brings magic. The whole world seems to be happy. Everything takes on new life in the spring, literally and metaphorically.
What I Love About Spring |Thoughts & Daisies Spring brings magic. The whole world seems to be happy. Everything takes on new life in the spring, literally and metaphorically.
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