Thursday, September 23, 2010


Cascarones. Wait what are cascarones, you ask?

Cascarones (ka-ska-ron-es) are colorful confetti-filled eggshells that are cracked over the heads of friends and family at celebrations. Cascarones are very popular in the southwest, especially in South Texas. The word is derived from the Spanish word "cascara" which means shell.  Gracieseggies shop announcement.

I discovered Gracieseggies on Etsy. I hearted her shop & guess what? I was her 600th heart. She offered to send me 2 dozen eggs of my choice! Free! WOW! I was so excited to get them. This is how they arrived. Boo.

I was really nervous to open the box. I thought everything would be destroyed. I held my breath . . .

. . . grass? Maybe everything will be okay.

The bonus eggs and a few of the ones I requested were broken. But I still had almost 2 dozen eggs. Yay! 

These eggs really seem too cute to break, so I got to have a little party in my box, see what they were filled with, and now I can keep the unbroken ones to celebrate a special occasion.

I couldn't resist giving the unbroken eggs their own photo shoot. After all, these are two of my favorite colors.

1 comment:

  1. Will you be cracking them open tomorrow? It is your birthday, isn't it? Isn't it weird how I can remember each and every one of your family's b.days? I didn't even need fb to remind me :)