I mean it..every April Fool's joke is just too silly for me and I am gullible.
From a French Radio Station thinking they are interviewing Kiss that turned awkward and nasty..
to the Eiffel Tower having slides going down it..
I'll stay in and paint or bake..in an April Fool's safe space:)
After all it snowed yesterday and it's raining and daaark today.
All the simple little things that I feel a wave of warmth when I see them.Little French plates..with a delicious Quinoa salad on top..(Don't buy Costco quinoa worst ever)..
All the baking..This year I am baking a carrot cake..the cute Nordic ware bunnies..and Angenetis a new recipe for me.
Happy Easter everyone..I hope ..now that I have hibernated all winter like a mama bear..that gardening season is not too far off..
We still have mountains of snow..really ... but my garlic patch towards the garage is part bare and I see my little sprouts:)
And I still have last years garlic still fresh..Imagine:)
I should have planted tulips..these were exquiste that year.That was before every four legged creature started living here..Peter.. the squirrels..the groundgog..Alvin.. Simon..Theodore..Chip and Dale..
I wont even start on the rose chafers that found my plot too.
Kind of discouraged..visibly as I have started NOTHING indoors.
New for this year..You can find the creator @miciammas on IG.
Footnote April second..
Have you watched Daisy Jones and the Six? Prime Video.
I had read the book..it was just ok for me.
But the series..I loved.
I sometimes play an April' fool's joke on my son but just couldn't come up with a good one this year. My husband & I were taking our walk through the woods. He tripped & went down....I rushed to him & he grinned, calling April Fools. That's about the extent of our joking.ReplyDelete
My birthday is right after Easter. I may make a lamb cake for my birthday this year. It's been quite awhile since I made one & my grandson might really like it.
I made Susan Branch's recipe that Easter for the cake:0 It's fun to do..I wish you a Happy Birthday in advance:)Fun that your husband still plays:)Delete
The little chickens with the names on them are the cutest things! They would add a lot of personality to a table. April Fool's jokes seem sillier each year and we ignore it, for the most part.ReplyDelete
Spring brings energy after a long winter, and I hope yours returns soon. Happy Easter, Monique.
A very happy Easter to you also..I must admit I am fine with winter but once teased with Spring..lol..Bring it on;)Delete
Love Peter rabbit too….like your bunny painting Woww!!…so cute…1 April was my wedding day 😔 I am glad this day is over…always difficult …..love happy Sunday ….🍀🐰🍀🌺🍀🌸🍀💗🍀🐾🍀ReplyDelete
Oh I hate sad anniversaries:(I hope one day you feel the pain so much less.xoDelete
Happy April and Happy Easter, Monique! Sometimes I scroll back and forth (or is it up and down) over your posts, savoring the beauty. Your beloved boys, the fabulous food, wonderful paintings and collected treasures. It really does lift my soul. Thank you for your attention and commitment to sharing the good. I love all things Beatrix Potter, too! And your painting of the child with the beret and his father--and your rabbit--just perfect. Thank you for giving me such a great start to the day!ReplyDelete
Pam thank you:). I sometimes get so nostalgic looking back on photos..you feel the days..All 4 boys are young men now..I miss those funny cute little faces:) But you know that:) Have a beautiful day and a happy Easter..we have sun today..Delete
Happy Easter Monique! I loved everything in your post. I loved putting together Easter baskets & hiding eggs when my children were little. To this day Easter is still my daughter’s favorite holiday. I don’t bake but I still put together baskets with goodies for my grandsons. Upon request I have had to tone it down🤣. I also like Beatrix Potter which reminded me that I have a cup & saucer left in my house which I can still claim before the closing of the house.🐇🐣🌷ReplyDelete
Oh go claim:). I can see you enjoying making baskets for EVERYONE:) Have a very Happy Easter Ga:)Delete
Last summer’s garden experience was unusually trying for me in the center of the midwestern USA…..and I also have not started any seeds inside! A first! I did get so far as to prepare a tub of starter soil. Two weeks ago! However, the daffs are starting to bloom and the tulips seem about ready to burst their buds, so I have hope that my inspiration will ignite, and I’m sure yours will,ReplyDelete
too. Jeanette sclar
I think it was a challenging summer let's both hope for a much better year:) I don't tell you enough how much I love your art:) Happy Easter:)Delete
I'm not a jokester. I feel the same about April Fools.ReplyDelete
Your Peter and friends post brings joy. Just as my own Monique originals bring joy time and again. The petite Bonne Maman bunny sits on my kitchen tea tray! I'm grateful for the look back at all the edible treasures you've created for Easter through the years. It goes without saying you are an artist in the kitchen as well as your studio.
No snow, but spring has been slow to arrive here. Currently going through the annual oak pollen drop. Never fun, lasts for weeks if not months, so one learns to live with the green rain and the messy brown catkins that fall nonstop.
Thanks for the JOY! Happy Sunday, mon ami!
We have yellow pollen..then helicopters that fall from the maples..and so on..its never ending.I thought you didn't get anything:)I mean on once occasion I had tears in my eyes over a story that was false.The time spent..the emotions..I am far too sensitive and gullible for April Fool's.It's just not funny to me at all.But we are all different.My fave for you is lost in space.I spoke to the postmistress Friday AM..she has no clue how that can happen...It's not like money was in it but my feelings were:( xoxoxoxDelete
Monique, I think of the lost mail often, praying to St. Anthony that it will appear in my box having found it's way to me. I know it is full of feelings. For me too, sight unscreen. You are the dearest friend, and that is priceless!Delete
It\s because sometimes you get a feeling..get in the zone..and end up getting that good feeling inside..and that's what I had.It is hard to recreate a feeling.I am disappointed but one day it may show up:)xoxoxDelete
I walked into this post and fell hopelessly in love. Oh, my! Exquisite. I adore your Peter Rabbits -- all of them -- dishes and paintings and delectable baked goods. It's all SO pretty! You really are an artist in every possible way. Beatrix P. is such an inspiration, isn't she? I'm not that big on April fool, either. That photo of the tulips is so crisp, you can see every single detail. What a gift this post is to us. Happiest of Easters to you, my friend. May it bring you the joy it brings your readers.ReplyDelete
Jeanie I love your posts too..They are real...xoxNo wonder your life is filled with true blue friends:)Delete
I've been looking at past Easter's recently too. ♥♥♥ The egg hunts, special wee treats, baskets! So much love and happiness. I just got out my NordicWare bunny cakelet pan out and plan on making some to bring to L's on Saturday. They just got home safely, thankfully. Worked in the garden today! Cut down half of the clematis vines, but it started to rain so I have the other half yet to cut down tomorrow hopefully, if it isn't still raining. Saw the first crocus flowers in the garden! You know you've been painting a lot when you can't find one of your paintings - LOL. I hope it shows up, it's adorable. I love Peter and all his dishes! So sweet! The Hen Cake! ♥ Can you imagine how John feels having been born on April 1st! The butt of many an April Fool joke :(ReplyDelete
Jokes can be cute..but that radio interview.. I even left a comment..to find out the next day the heads of the station had made it all up even their poor interviewers didn't know.What a waste of my opinion..lol..Or heartwarming stories that make you shed a tear and its a prank..like why put people through that.Delete
Those bunnies turn out(literally lol) so well.Keeper pan.Well you just gave me a nudge..I have clipped the front unsightly ones..months ago..but today I'll do the back.Tomorrow rain..but I swear at least 2 ft of snow except by the garage and in front and back where the snow from the roff comes off? at least 4 ft:(You must be so happy to have the boys back and I know you will have a great celebratory weekend..Many things to celebrate:)
I just finished watching Daisy Jones and the Six last night. What a fabulous series. I also finished watching Only Murders In The Building a few days ago on Hulu. Also very good. Now I need another series to get hooked on.ReplyDelete
I love all your photos and paintings. I hope you find the painting you want to use to make wrapping paper.
I loved it too..It was my era when they get into the 70's..So true.. I loved the music..everything..J didn't enjoy it I could tell..but then again not his era.The chemistry was wow...I'll keep looking lol but maybe I gave it away.I gave Peter away that I remember...:)Happy Passover A!Delete
And a very Happy Easter to you.Delete
Darling post. I am an April Fool's baby. Peter Rabbits and Beatrix Potter so adorable. Your little have certainly grown up. Happy Easter.ReplyDelete
Happy Belated Birthday Linda:) And happy Easter:)Delete
A lovely visit here…your paintings are delightful, your baked good, oh my!…those tulips, your girls and littles…bring a smile!!! Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter, Happy Spring!ReplyDelete
Im so glad I took a trip down memory lave V..We lost power Wednesday AM due to and ice storm and got it back ..last evening..6.30PM..No Easter..One daughter still without..Delete
I just adore your rabbit tea service it's beyond cute! So far I love your pictures, it's so pleasantly pastel and soothing...ReplyDelete
Thank you so very much:)Delete
Your paintings are just fantastic, easter is here and Beatrix Potter is also something I just adore...ReplyDelete
LOVE from Titti
Oh Titti we lost power last Wednesday..Ice storm..5 full days no power..came back last evening..no Easter..I love electricity:) A lot.More than words can say.:)Delete
LOVE ❤️ YR BEATRIX POTTER photos & items. What a collection. That cake is to die for. And yr rabbit wrapping paper 💕 💕💕ReplyDelete
I am playing catch up. I had read on my iPad but for some reason it won't let me comment. My comments disappear into the ether. I love all of your Easter photos collected through the years. You always put on such a beautiful show. Your littles and their egg hunt, and shark hats, so cute. Love all of your BP collectibles. Isn't it wonderful that such talent shared over a hundred years ago is still charming and bringing people joy today? I am with you. Love anything BP. xoxoReplyDelete