Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter was EGGScellent

Hello everyone!

 How I have missed you!

Aren't you all happy it is finally spring?

I am just popping in to share the prettiest fruit tart
 my daughter brought to our Easter meal yesterday.

It was huge and we still have 2 big pieces left, yay!

(And yes, it was as delish as it looks!)

I have made many tarts over the years but never used grapes -
I usually use kiwi for the green color.
 I thought it would be weird to use grapes - but it totally tasted great! 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Yesterday was warm and sunny in the 70s.
It really was the most perfect Easter weather
 I think we've ever had around here!

Our forsynthia bushes, crocus and daffodils are in bloom.

We had a HUGE storm late last night with thunder,
 incredibly bright lightning and torrential downpours... my plan to walk all around our yard and garden
taking snaps of some of those blooms isn't going to happen
due to way too much mud and yuck out there!

But here's a snap of the front walkway daffodils for you!

At least that was dry enough to grab a quick pic.

It's very gloomy, chilly and gray today.
I am so glad it wasn't like this yesterday!

I hope soon I will be back to blogging 
with some new-found blog energy!

I do plan on sharing a house tour soon
 to show some of the changes made here at our nest.

We lightened walls up and bought darker furniture.

And switched and re-switched and I am nearly done switching!

And I shall soon be calling the job finished enough...

The fun springtime teacup exchange
 set up by sweet Stephanie at the blog
is now complete - and I cannot wait to share
my beautiful spoils with all of you next month
 for her big reveal linky party!

I also want to thank each of you who sent a note
or card asking how I am doing after my nasty burn.

I am happy to report that it's all healed up now,
I have all new skin there now... and a nice big scar -  
my "badge of courage. " 

And I give thanks and praise to our Most Merciful God
 that it wasn't worse, and that it is just hidden on my tummy.

Praise be! Whew! SCARY!!!

 Could have been my face, chest, eyes...

As always, thank you for your visit!

Have a truly blessed day and week!




  1. Glad you are healed...and what a collection of Easter pics especially that yummy tart!

    and LivingFromHappiness

  2. Hi Donna! It looks like you had a lovely Easter and your photos are just beautiful. I read here where you were burned...I had not heard this! I hope you are on the way to being completely healed! Looking forward to seeing your teacup post. Happy Spring and Happy Monday :)

  3. So glad you are feeling better, Michele, and SO glad it is Spring! Lovely vignettes, I know you had a wonderful Easter with that yummy tart!

  4. The fruit tart looks wonderful! Glad you had a Happy Easter! We hit 60 degrees here in southeastern Michigan on Easter, but the daffodils haven't bloomed quite yet - they're getting close though. I'm sure the renovations to your "nest" are lovely, and I know you're glad to have the project completed. It's always a mess before you can experience the beauty. So glad your burn has healed from the boiling water incident too. Your post was filled with good news! Happy Spring!

  5. I hope your burn is healing without too much pain Michele. The fruit tart looks amazing, a real healthy dessert to finish off the Easter meal.

  6. Michele, I'm so glad to hear you have healed from that nasty burn. So scary! Your Easter sounds wonderful and that yummy tart is beautiful. Our weather was not that great with gray skies and drizzle. I'm looking forward to your renovations. We've had the same here, but still have the construction to finish and then the painting begins. Have a lovely evening. ♥

  7. Your daughter's fruit tart looks fantastic! Did it come with that pink macaron or did you add it? I look forward to seeing the house tour. Glad to hear that your burn has finally healed. Did your physician suggest any creams to use for minimizing the scar?

  8. I'm glad to read that you are healing. I have a burn scar on my tummy from a cup of scalding tea - I was bumped into at a tea party....just a memory now.
    I took part in the teacup exchange as well, and am hoping to soon see a package on my doorstep!

  9. So glad to hear you are feeling better, Michele! Looking forward to seeing the new house tour photos. Oh, and your daughter's tart is amazing! (I, of course, would have kidnapped the macaron and those cute chocolate thingies right away, scarfed them down, and THEN tucked into a slice of tart. I hadn't thought of using grapes on one but now I will. It's lovely!)

  10. What a beautiful tart. I have never made one. It is certainly a show piece.
    Glad your burn has healed. Sure could have been worse but still bad enough.
    Anxious to see your house tour.

    Charlotte Moore

  11. Such a delightful post. The tart does look wonderful! And I'm glad your burn has healed well! Have a grand day!

  12. Yes, you are so lucky that the burn is hidden, Michele, and that it is healed.
    Your daughter's fruit tart is absolutely stunning, and I know must've tasted fabulous.
    It sounds like you've been busy around your house, and I look forward to seeing your changes.
    Have a beautiful week!

  13. So good to hear you had a great Easter. The fruit tart looks amazing! I am glad your burn is all healed. Take care, Maria

  14. Hi Michele, I wasn't aware of your burn injury, but am glad to hear you are ok. The tart photo (and all the rest) are so pretty. Looking forward to reading more from you in the days to come.
    Rita C at Panoply

  15. Oh so glad you are doing better. The tart looks delicious - and love the little bird on the nest of eggs. Such sweet photos.

  16. Your tart looks delicious, wow!
    I've been a little absent and didn't know about your burn. So happy to hear that you are healing.
    I look forward to your tea cup reveal. I just had a cup of tea in the pretty tea cup you gifted me with. You were such a delightful one to share in the exchange with, Michele.
    Your home will look lovely with all the changes you are making, although it was beautiful before.:-)


  17. Hi Michele! Oh, sounds like you had a wonderful Easter! The tart does look wonderful as well as your spring decorating. Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Oh, I am so sorry to hear of your burn and glad that you are healing! Ouch! The tart is beautiful to look at and must have been equally lovely to eat. Your spring decor is so sweet with all the little nests tucked here and there. Hope the sun has come out for you again. xx Karen

  19. Lovely friend, what a sweet delight to visit with you this evening. You shared such a beautiful post and it greatly blessed my heart.

    That tart...YES PLEASE! And your spring decor is oh-so-pretty :)

    I look forward to seeing your beautiful tea cup items, dear friend. Much love to you!

  20. Your photos are just wonderful. Thanks for coming by and following me.

  21. That tart looks simply wonderful! And your Easter decor is to die for - I am so lame, I didn't really put out any! Glad to hear your burn is healing up although how scary!! Thanks for visiting my blog - I love meeting new blog friends!

  22. I am so sorry to hear about your burn. I must have missed that post, but I do hope that your doing much better now.

    That tart looks so good. So glad that you had a nice Easter.

    Take care of your self Michelle.

  23. What a lovely post full of hope and spring. Your daughter's tart is gorgeous. There are so many things to enjoy in life including the beauty of food, not to mention the taste! I hope you have a good weekend and I'm glad you are all healed up.

  24. Dear Michele:
    What a love tart that was and the grapes, etc all look wonderful. I am so glad you are getting better. Your photos are so pretty! Thanks for linking and sharing.

  25. Hello Michele,

    I have not been blogging much at all lately and am sorry to hear about your burn but also glad to know that you are doing well.

    Yes, spring is so lovely and such a joyous time! Praise God!

    Oh my, that tart does look delicious. I have never made one myself, but we occasionally buy one - yum, yum!


  26. I just went back through some of your posts. That burn sounds terribly painful- tender area. Glad to know your on the mend. I'm happy you had a nice Easter. We did too but it's changed a lot since then! The daffodils look happy! That tart looks amazing. I just watched Ina Garden making one the other day. I just wanted to dive right in! I love that teapot with the little bunny on top- how cute! Looking forward to seeing your downstairs update!

  27. First of all, I didn't know you were going thru such a bad time with a burn sweet friend! I am sorry, but now I will pray to my Devine Mercy, specially at church, as I go at 11am mass.
    Thank you for your wonderful visits, you are in the group of my very special bloggy friends I met since the beginning, so you've made my week ahead!
    Your post today is beautiful with all the birdies and little nests. Your daffodils look lovely and the tart is making crave for a piece. I'm so happy you still have a big piece left!
    I can't wait to see your post on your downstairs too.
    Big hugs and thanks again lovely friend. Prayers for your complete recovery.


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