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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter day

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter.   Even with all of the dessert blunders I had, this Easter was perfect!  The weather was absolutely gorgeous.  Thank you God!  When we have this many people over, we have to use the patio as part of our house.  (room)
This year, once again, we went to Mom & Dad's for Easter dinner.  Then we came to our house for dessert and the egg hunt.  Mom & Dad live in a condo that has a very good sized living room, which is where they set up the tables.   Now, I would have sworn that I got a picture of their living room, and the tables, but I think I got distracted by this cute salt and pepper shaker!
 Then someone said, "Time to eat!"
After dinner Dave and I left to go hide the eggs and do some last minute food prep before everyone got to our house.

Here are the desserts I ended up with...not including the peanut butter pies Andrew brought, the sugar cookies that Billie brought, and the sugar cookies that Greg brought.  Sugar overload!  (I'm having friends over today to finish off that 2nd peanut butter pie)

 Now peeps, I didn't have the time after the food flops, to do it all from scratch, so I went for cute.  The original Pinterest recipe was ALL from scratch, including the carrots. 

 And the recipe calls for chocolate icing, but I thought it was just too much chocolate.  I like white icing on chocolate cake!  The oreos are supposed to look like dirt.
 The reason some of the cupcakes look messed up is I put them in a three-tiered iron cupcake holder thingy, and when I looked at them a few minutes later, they were so heavy they were falling through the holes!  And this was right before everyone was to be here.  So, I ended up putting them on a cake stand.

 I was going to opt out of the no bakes this year....but my brother-in-law said that was a stupid thing to do and I ALWAYS have no bake nests with little peanut m&m's on them for eggs.
I used the wire holder for the no-bakes and the chocolate covered bunny suckers.

I colored some coconut green and set the chicks in the coconut nests.
 A cute way to set out jelly beans, m&m's, cadbury mini-eggs, when you don't want to dig out some pretty dishes. Cute always works.
 The cobblers were deslish!  Especially with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on them and coffee to go with!
 When everyone got to our house, they were still full from dinner, so they went on the egg hunt.
 Everyone was waiting impatiently with their bags on Mom & Dad and Andrew & Michelle to get here!

 Seriously try this every year....and no one listens!  My Sister sent me a facebook message the next day that said, "what were the rules again?!!!"  LOL!  Anyway, my Shug read the blessing that he meant to bring to Mom & Dad's but forgot.  Then he tried to tell everyone the rules and where to look for eggs.....
 LOL!  Look at those faces.....

 Off they go.................and my Shug is still trying to tell them the rules!!!
 After everyone took off, I told these non-hunters there are a few eggs on the patio.....just for them.

 Everyone meets back on the patio to see what their eggs hold.
 You might get candy, or a lotto ticket, or maybe a dollar or two. 
 Or maybe you got a message that simply says, "Loser!"  Or a pretty necklace.
Or maybe some vienna sausage!!!  ewwwww

I had bunnies all over the place.  I realized that over the years I have made a LOT of bunnies!
I thought you might like to see where we are living.  This is looking from the bedroom into the kitchen.  The door opening to the left is the laundry/bathroom.

Looking from the kitchen into the bedroom.  That's my Shug sitting in the living room!

Happy Easter everyone, a couple of days late!  Enjoy this gorgeous weather!

Cindy Bee


  1. Do you really 'hide' the eggs...or cheat and catapult them into the woods? !
    Jane x

  2. We hide every egg Jane!!! It was fun Jacque!

  3. What fun! You and your family really know how to have a good time. They hold an Easter egg hunt at church but say it is just for the children - I don't think that is very fair some of us are still a child at heart. Philippa xx

  4. Cindy, Your day looked like a fun time and with family. I am happy for you to enjoy your loved ones. All your goodies had to be wonderful. xoxo,Susie


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