Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April

As we wave goodbye to March and say hello to April, glad that there were no April fools gags here.

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

We had a wonderful weekend with the family and friends ...  Darling daughter  and Handsome Son came home so it was great to catch up with them. I am glad that Easter is once a year, ... all the  chocolate Easter eggs and treats can make for a sugar  overload.
 The smell of home baked goodies is wonderful and as  my hot cross buns were devoured in a flash I had to bake another batch the next day. The house really did smell divine with the cinnamon and mixed spices wafting from the oven.

 I am thankful for each of you,  and very much appreciate you visiting  me, sweet blogging friends.
Wishing you a wonderful week


  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend :)
    Happy April, darling!


  2. Carolyn, I can imagine the awesome smells of your home from reading this post. Omg, it makes me want a chocolate bunny and a hot cross bun.

    Sounds like a great time was had by all.
    How fun to have both your kids home. Nothing puts a bigger smile on a mother's face than having her kiddos putting about the house.

    A happy new week to you!


  3. Carolyn,
    I'm so glad you had a nice Easter and got to spend time with your daughter and son. I also had a blessed Easter with all the family. Can you believe it's April already? Your hot cross buns must have been a hit, as you had to make another batch. You are the first person today to remember April Fools. Hahaha I remembered too. Have a good week, Carolyn.
    Much love,

  4. Yummmm I bet your home smelled delicious!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful week!


  5. I say a very big hello to April. I hope the winter is Finally over in Germany.
    I wish you a very nice week.

  6. Hello Carolyn,

    It sounds like you had a lovely Easter. So happy that you got to spend it with your family. Oh, I can so relate to the chocolate overload. haha...I just indulged in too much again tonight.

    Have a lovely week!

  7. Yes we had not anyone who did april fools of us. It's probably because the children are now adults.
    It's great with a long holiday with the family and wonderful we are now in April, so I hope, now we get a little spring.
    I wish you a lovely April with plenty of sunshine.

  8. Dear Carolyn,
    I can smell all the goodies here :O)
    Hope you had a wonderful Esterweekend!
    Wishing you a happy new week,
    Love and hugs

  9. Have a wonderful week you too, Carolyn ! I'm glad to hear you had a great time with your beloved persons. These moments of family happiness are so precious !
    Big hugs !

  10. Dear Carolyn!
    I love your photos of Easter!
    Have a beautiful week!
    With love, Geli

  11. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, I'm so glad to her that you were with your precious children and had a wonderful Easter♡♡♡

    Oh, I SO wish I could enjoy all the sweets and cross buns, which I've never tasted, with you p;)
    Time flies, isn't it; Take Care of Yourselves, my friend.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  12. Happy Easter to you and your family, Carolyn!! I love your pictures, they remind me of time spent at home colouring eggs and having fun with Easter eggs hunting. Now my daughter is the one to look for them... Have a wonderful week!! x

  13. Dearest Carolyn,
    That sounds like you had a perfect Easter season with lots of love and family around. Baking again for a happy family is just a labor of love and I've always enjoyed doing this.
    Have a great week ahead and thanks for your loyal visits and comments over those years.

  14. Dear Carolyn,

    hope you had a very happy Easter!
    Love April, is such a sweet month!^^
    LOvely photos!

  15. Dear Carolyn
    Your photos of Easter are so nice!
    I wish you a happy week with a lot of sun.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  16. Can you believe it's April already? Time is going by way too fast. We had a busy weekend and the rest of the week will probably be the same. Hubby and daughter are on vacation so they have a lot of things planned for us to do. Just wanted to stop by to say hello and wish you a wonderful week. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter with your kids at home and all the yummy treats...those cross buns look sooo good. One day I will have to give that recipe a try. Sending you a great big hug.


  17. I just hope that in April the weather will get better <3 here it's still raining

  18. We enjoy it too .....enjoy the new week from is so so so cold here in Holland....(((

  19. UHHMM dear Carolyn, all those beautiful eggs, were some of them eatable?
    How wonderful is the nest and bird inside the cloche,and those lovely blue eggs.
    No wonder your cross buns were gone in a flash of time, they looked fantastic delicious.
    Happy April to you my friend.

  20. I'm glad to hear that you had such a lovely Easter. I am counting down til Spring Break now. No plans for travel but certainly looking forward to the down time. Best wishes to you, Tammy

  21. Happy Easter to you!!! :) what about following each other???

    fashion blog miriam stella

    1. im following you too now :D kisses!! :D

  22. The year is flying by, isn't it? Your colorful eggs are so adorable! What could be better than home baked goodies, chocolate, and family. :) Have a beautiful week!

  23. Hi Carolyn! Glad you had a nice Easter time! I bet your cross buns must have been too delicious:) Happy April to you too, kisses dear! xo

  24. A pretty Easter display. So glad you had a lovely Easter which is always a special occasion when some family members are able to come. The hot cross buns are always welcome and it's good when you can make your own. Baking and sharing treats is very satisfying. Have a relaxing week, Carolyn. x

  25. Happy Easter sweet and loving friend.
    Much love and many blessings
    Rabbit Rabbit

    Good luck for April and always.

    Love Jeanne

  26. Very beautiful!



  27. what a lovely bunch of eggs--always beautiful arrangements!

  28. Sing, little chickie, sing.... hey...I need a chocolate egg...or a chocolate something ....didn't even bother with anything chocolate-y really..... oh, well...I have some raspberries ... maybe today I'll make something tasty.

  29. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Easter! Loved these sweet photos and your kind words! You seem to have such a lovely spirit.


  30. Happy belated Easter Carolyn! I think of you every Easter making your hot cross bun recipe!! It is still cold here in PA but the sun is shining and birds are singing spring-time songs.
    Happy April hugs ~ Jenn

  31. Lovely post. Happy April and remember, chocolate is good for you. Specially very dark chocolate.

  32. Hi Carolyn! Enjoy your April.. here is cold again!

  33. Wishing you an April that is every bit as wonderful as you are.

  34. Dear Carolyn, glad you had such a lovely Easter - can imagine it is nice when the family is gathered.;)
    Have a wonderful weekend.;)

  35. I'm struggling to believe it's April already ... a whole quarter of the year seems to have disappeared into the ether here!

  36. Dear Carolyn, Your photos are gorgeous and I am so glad you enjoyed a lovely Easter and your children were home! I am very thankful for you and wish you a wonderful weekend sweetie! Lots of love, Paula xo

  37. Hi Carolyn, Love your pics and it sounds like a delightful time had by all and especially with your kids home to visit for Easter.
    I can nearly catch the scent of your hot cross buns and cinnamon all the way here.

    Have a wondeful day.
    Hugs, CM


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