This weekend people around the world are celebrating Passover and Easter with traditions from church services to matzo to egg hunts. According to these vintage ads, the way to a woman's heart on Easter is a combination of flower-topped hats, chocolates, pastel frocks, and Coke-fueled celebrations. So see what the Easter bunny brought women and girls back in the day with a collection of vintage Easter ads!
Maybe it's just one long sugar rush, but getting creative with Peeps candy is becoming a national pastime. We've seen Peeps dioramas, re-creations of TV shows, and this delicious idea: a Peeps fluffernutter sandwich. Just like the childhood favorite sammie of marshmallow fluff and peanut butter but made with Peeps, this flavor combination helps cut down on the sweetness of the confections for a gooey good time. Here's how to make it.
I'm sure you'll have a lot of eggs left over now that Easter is here, but don't let the eggshells go to waste. There are plenty of uses for them, and here are a few.
- Face mask: Crush eggshells and mix it with some egg white to smooth over your skin. Let it dry and wash it off for glowing skin. Make sure the eggshells you're using aren't dyed!
- Fertilizer: Crush eggshells and feed them to your plants. Eggshells have plenty of nutrients that are good for enriching the soil.
- Slug repellent: Sprinkle crushed eggshells around your plants to keep slugs and snails from getting to your plants. The sharp edges will deter them.
- Starter pots: Use eggshells as small starter pots for small seedlings.
- Christmas ornaments: Now that you don't need the Easter eggs, reuse those eggshells and turn them into Christmas ornaments.
- Drain strainer: Break up an eggshell and leave it in your sink strainer. It will help trap solids so they are less likely to make it down your pipes.
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Now that Lent is over, it's time to tally up your results. Since many people, religious or not, use the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter to test their willpower by giving up something unhealthy — like junk food, alcohol, or couch time — we want to know: how did you do? Sticking to any healthy resolution can be hard to do for six weeks, so if you gave up something for Lent, then let us know if you braved the whole period without "cheating," if you took an indulgence or two, or if you had to quit your resolution for good!
Besides the prevalence of candy and eggs, Easter's got meat covered as well. Like any big holiday, traditional Easter brunch or dinner includes a showstopping meat centerpiece.
Lamb and ham are both traditional choices for the meal, but which one is healthier for you? Whether you're roasting a leg of lamb or glazing a ham, check out our nutritional breakdown after the break.
With Easter coming up, you're likely scrambling alongside us to decorate a Spring basket full of clever egg designs beyond the typical dip-dye methods. For the most unique creations at this weekend's egg hunts, browse through our finds of geeky inspiration hatched online.
Pastels are clearly having a moment on the runways — thanks to designers like Rebecca Taylor, Rodarte, and Karen Walker — so needless to say, we're fully embracing our girlie side this Spring. With Easter just a few weeks away, we can't think of a reason not to jump-start the candy-colored season with a soft lemon shift, pretty lilac top, or baby blue dress. Tip: since pastel hues tend to have a powdery finish to them, make sure to choose a color that complements your skin tone. Blue and lilac are flattering on most skin tones, while yellow and coral hues tend to be a little trickier. If you're still a little nervous about trying out the trend, try injecting small pops of it via shoes, jewelry, and handbags before you dive headfirst into the trend. We promise there's something to suit everyone inside — click through to see and shop our top 17 pretty pastel picks now.
Easter is this weekend, and we're rounding up all of our best ideas to make this your kids' favorite holiday ever. From printables and cute crafts to awesome gifts and, of course, lots of cupcakes, cake pops, and cookies, these (150-plus!) Easter ideas are guaranteed to spark your creativity and inspire you to make this Easter a "hoppy" one!
Just because Easter and Passover are religious holidays doesn't mean you have to be serious all the time when it comes to celebrating them. No matter your beliefs, if you have some loved ones with a sense of humor this Spring holiday season, these Someecards will have them giggling. Check out these Easter and Passover ecards now and pass them along to your funny friends, family members, or significant other!
Carrot cake cravings can't be curbed easily, but a single slice of the store-bought classic weighs in at over 500 calories — not ideal if you're trying to get in shape. Luckily, this vegan cupcake recipe offers all the traditional flavors of carrot cake but cuts the amount of sugar and calories in half.
While this recipe isn't for everyday eating, calorie counts are much lower than more traditional recipes. Best of all, these cupcakes don't taste vegan in the slightest — they're moist, sweet, and plain delicious.
Wow your guests by learning how to make the vegan recipe after the break.