Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Good Morning

Are y'all having weird weather? We went from almost 80 degrees this weekend to snow showers and 30 degrees today! It was so nice this weekend that we did this: Crazy! I think this is the earliest we have ever opened the pool. We went ahead and put the solar cover on so that when it ever gets warm again we can build some heat.

I want to show you the wonderful vintage Easter swap that I received from Lisa at http://simplyblessedbliss.blogspot.com/. She spoiled me absolutely rotten!

Look at those sweet little dimatasse cups in the egg shaped box and yum! bubble gum that I had hidden from Yngwie!
I loved these pretty wooden rabbits and they are being displayed on my dining room table.
This was one of my favorites. A pretty bottle with a vintage Easter label and wire handle. I think I can make these! I love this bottle and it is holding one of my very delicious smelling hyacinths right now.

And look at all the candy, dish towels, candles and decorative eggs! Did I have a teriffic swap partner or what! Thanks so much Lisa!

I also got busy this past weekend with some baking.

This is a Cream Cheese Poppy Seed Pound Cake and it turned out so well! The recipe came from a magazine called "Spring" by Phyllis Hoffman. I love all of her magazines and if you see "Spring" get it, totally worth the money.

These are Deluxe Sugar cookies from a Southern Living cookbook. You really can't tell in the photos but that is glitter gel icing. Y'all know how much I love glitter!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Blessings

Linda

7 comments:

Leann said...

WOW! You hit the jackpot with your swap... and all of your Easter baked goodies look wonderful. Yummy!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Leann

Holly said...

Those cookies are so cute, Linda! Your bunny box with the cups gave me a little thrill, too! ☺

We have an above ground pool but we haven't put it up yet since it's still freezing some nights! Here in Giles, I think we've had 3 serate 80 degree days with snow in between. Too weird! Just about the time I think we're done with the wood stove, it's roaring again!

Have a fun Easter week end! ♥

Mountain Mama said...

Our weather has been pretty weird too. We had frost a few mornings the first of the week, then temps up to the 60s. Now it's more like Spring. RAIN-RAIN-RAIN!
All the little Kidlet's around here might have to hunt Easter eggs indoors.

Your swap sure looks fun. It must have felt like Christmas!

I hope you have a blessed Resurrection day celebration.

Arlene Grimm said...

I am so glad to be back online after moving. I enjoyed everyones Easter decorations as my own stayed in boxes this year. I am going to look for Spring...love all Mrs Hoffman's magazines. Have a great week.

Jess said...

I love your cookies!!! They are too pretty to eat...well almost...lol.

Have a great week

Love, jess

nancy said...

What a fun post, Linda. Your pool looks great. What fun! I love the little bottle, too, but what a nice bunch of stuff you got in the swap!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful swap with lots of pretty goodies! I hope the spring weather sticks around!
~Kelli