March 29, 2013

Have a Happy Weekend!

Everyone deserves a little "me" time every now and then. You know how hard it is to keep up with everything. There comes a point in our lives when we need to take some time off our busy schedules and do nothing. Just be and enjoy everything around us. It's been a bit of a hectic week...to say the least. So I'm going to take a little break next week from blogging-even an Internet pause. Because I truly need and want time to dedicate to myself and my family.
But I just wanted to pop in and try and quickly post something...for Easter's sake!

Last-minute Easter decorating ideas...
A Blog award and a hilariously hilarious video...

Here are a few Easter decotating ideas that are easy to create.
Cute Easter Bunnies from Le Shop.

Beautiful Easter eggs made of smalt. 
An Easter dinner would be incomplete without beautiful spring flowers and cute items adorning the Easter table.
Small cuttings of Spring blossoms can add a cherry yellow to your kitchen.
Eggshell Votives. This is an incredibly simple Easter decorating idea, yet very elegant!

Eggshell Votives How-To: Use extra large eggs. Carefully break an egg at the middle of its shell. Pour out the yolks. Put your eggshell in a little coffee cup. Simple eggcups make a beautiful base as well. Finally, insert a tealight into each one and behold the beauty.

Seriously, are these the cutest Easter candles you've ever seen? An essence of simplicity-simple to create and beautiful to behold.

On a different note, a little blog love came my way. A few days ago, I was very pleased to be bestowed the "Very Inspiring Blogger" Blog Award by Tracy, at Petty Witter . Tracy is a brilliant blogger, book reviewer, writer and a good blogging friend of mine. Please pay her a visit. (To be continued.)



Goats Yelling Like People by RSVLTS. This is hysterical!! It was literally impossible for me NOT to laugh out loud:)

My dear friends, hope you have a great weekend (and Happy Easter and Passover!)

Wishing your Easter is filled with love, peace, joys of Spring and the season's blessings!
Big hugs. xx

P.S. Look forward to catching up on reading your blogs soon!

104 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Have a Blessed Easter.

tinajo said...

Enjoy your family time and Easter! :-)

Sandy said...

Have a wonderful Easter with your family!

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy your family time! soak it in like spring sunshine! :)

Sylvia K said...

Enjoy your Easter Holiday and family time, Betty! And, yes, do soak up the sun!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Enjoy your break :)

That goat video had me totally cracking up. I had to email it to my Dad and show it to my husband! Too funny.

sergio celle said...

...hello Betty, thanks for the tips to decorate the house for the day of Easter. And thanks for making me laugh with the video. I wish you to spend a peaceful weekend. Sergio fondly.

Hilary said...

Your decorations are just beautiful, dear Betty. Oh and those goats are a hoot!

Have a lovely Easter. :)

Sandra said...

all this beauty to love and lots of laughter at those guts.. hilarous. enjoy your family and have a wonderful Easter

Crissi said...

Happy Easter!
Crissi

Anaximandro said...

Esta vez nos presentas unas fotografías muy domésticas pero no por ello menos interesantes y originales, sobre todo por las composiciones y los desenfoques.
Un abrazo.

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs, I wish pleasant Easter holidays. I am greeting

Riot Kitty said...

What about humans yelling like goats? :)

Love the pics as always! Your reds come out so well.

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✿ chica said...

Tudo tão lindo aqui! Adorei o vídeo e essa cabra fez agitar até minha cachorra aqui ao lado,rss...
Legal! beijos,FELIZ PÁSCOA! chica

Filip and Kristel said...

Like the eggs, have a happy Easter

Greetings,
Filip

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

This is just delightful! Happy Easter!

sky-blu-pink said...

Lovely festive ideas Betty, have a blessed and peaceful Easter!

sky-blu-pink said...

The goats clip is just hilarious! My husband, who works on a city farm has heard them shouting like this, but the first time for me!!! Seriously LOL!

magda said...

Αγαπημένη μου Μπέττυ
Ευχαριστώ πολύ για τις ευχές σου!
Με τις πολύχρωμες, ωραίες ιδέες σου, μπήκα στο κλίμα του Πάσχα, που για την Ελλάδα όμως θα είναι 5 Μαίου.
Θα είναι και ο καιρός καλύτερος, φαντάζομαι, γιατί όλο βρέχει.
Σου εύχομαι ένα ευτυχισμένο οικογενειακό Πάσχα!
Πολλά φιλάκια

eileeninmd said...

Betty, Your images are lovely and the yelling goats are hysterical. Happy Easter to you and your family!

El rincón de Ceditas said...

Genial!!!
Un abrazo

barbara l. hale said...

I love the idea of those eggshell votive candles. Neat ideas! Have a nice relaxing weekend!

It's me said...

Happy easter...love Ria...xxx...!!!

DIMI said...

Dear Betty,have a wonderful Easter with your family!Enjoy your hollidays!
Dimi..
(Πολλά φιλάκια!!)

Robert Geiss said...

Yes, Easter ... rebirth of life, love, family, what joy !

Ms. A said...

OMG... those goats are hysterical!!! They DO sound like humans!

Happy Easter, Betty!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Betty, Love the goats... FUNNY!!!!!

Also love your Easter beauties... Precious!!!!

Enjoy your wonderful family.


Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Betsy

wenn said...

love the candles!

Cloudia said...

Enjoy dear, we will look forward to being with you again later :)

Fond ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
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Elizabeth Anderson said...

Beautiful happy photos!

I laugh every time I see the goats. The one that spits is especially funny.

Have a Happy week-end Betty.

Veronica Lee said...

Love the pics!

Have a wonderful Easter!

diane b said...

Thee are beautiful decorations.

Betty Manousos said...

riot kitty, lol!:)

rainfield61 said...

Wish you a colourful and bright Easter.

Kelly said...

The decorated eggs are beautiful and what a great idea with the egg tealights!

Hope you enjoy your down-time, Betty.

Kelly said...

Oh....and that video is hilarious! We use to have goats and they can be quite entertaining.

michael said...

Have a great weekend!Enjoy your break.

Lynn said...

That eggshell idea is marvelous. Happy Easter, Betty!

Chatty Crone said...

I love the little shelf bunny! Have a blessed Easter tomorrow. Sandie

Leonice said...

Linda foto Betty, flores maravilhosas!
Desejo a voce uma Feliz Páscoa e muita paz!
Abraços.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Those flowers are so pretty!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful flowers and decorations! I love the egg shell votive candles

Happy Easter!

....Petty Witter said...

As always such a beautiful and inspirational post, I love those wooden eggs. Best wishes for a blessed Easter to you and yours also Betty.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful stuff here today. Great ideas, sweet treats...and I must say, I especially LOVE the decorative, cute and colorful bunny doll!!! I want one now. LOL

Have a blessed Easter Sunday.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I like those flowers exquisite!
Un brazo.

Diane AZ said...

Delightful images, love the flowers and candles, Happy Easter!

Maple Lane said...

Wishing you and your family a happy Easter.

Tamara Camera said...

Such beautiful photos, as usual! That goats yelling like humans video made my day when I first saw it. I always try to watch it if I'm feeling bummed.

ritsa said...

Happy Easter!

I love the beautiful flowers and that video was HILARIOUS!
:)

La Gata Coqueta said...



Qué bello puede llegar a ser el día
cuando la bondad lo ha iluminado...
► ♣ ◄

Qué la Pascua de Resurrección
nos ilumine a todos...
► ♣ ◄

Deseo pases una tarde
donde se acomoden los
sentimientos en el
seno de los ruiseñores.
► ♣ ◄

Atte.
María Del Carmen




StarTraci said...

Happy Easter, dear Betty. So glad that we are connected through this crazy world wide web. I hope your day is blessed and full of joy.

I love the egg shell votives. So pretty!
:-)
Traci

Lisa Gordon said...

Me time is most definitely needed from time to time.
Enjoy your me times, Betty, and I wish you and your family a wonderful Easter.

George said...

I hope you are having a very blessed and happy Easter. Thank you for the beautiful Easter post. I hope you enjoy your break and come back refreshed.

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Giga said...

Śliczne kolorowe kwiatki. Życzę miłego spędzenia czasu z Rodziną w Świeta Wielkanocne.
Beautiful colorful flowers. Have a nice time with the Family at Easter.

missing moments said...

Have an awesome week with your family!

Catherine said...

Such pretty colored flowers! It's good to 'unplug' once in awhile. Enjoy your break!
xo Catherine

Tina´s PicStory said...

lovely weekend flowers! :)

Bob Bushell said...

Beauty. Have a great weekend Betty.

michael said...

Lovely post and flowers.

Happy Easter!

Ashley Newton said...

Happy Easter from me!
xoxo

Ashley

Pantherka said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
I wish you also a happy Easter.

sergio celle said...

...hola Betty, qué sorpresa tan agradable! Ahora Pascua ha terminado, pero les deseo un feliz lunes de Pascua. Felicitaciones por su avatar nuovo, eres muy hermosa.

saludo y abrazo

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The colors are amazing !

SandyCarlson said...

I wish you the same!

Loredana Donovan said...

The yellow blooms in the cups are pretty, and the votives are unique. Cheerful table decor. Happy Easter :)

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Nancy Claeys said...

Love the egg votive idea Betty. Hope you had a joyous Easter. xo

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

Nice eastern decoration!

AmyLK LK said...

I Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Ginny said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your photos are stunning!!! I hope you return from your computer rest completely refreshed, blogging daily can kind of push other things to the side.

Carletta said...

HI Betty,
Those flower shots are lovely! They put a spring smile on my face.
Hope you had a lovely Easter!
We all do need a break now and then and I hope you have a most enjoyable one with many pleasant surprises along the way.

Sandra Wilkes said...

I just adore the color in this post...especially the red. So visually pleasing and inspiring.

Lasse said...

Hi Betty, nice reading how the name "Cut and dry" came about ! Best wishes to you !

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely, colorful, vibrant photos. Enjoyed these immensely. I hope your Easter was a joyous one and always good to take a break from things.

Ellie said...

Well that's the Easter weekend almost over for us - I hope you had a lovely peaceful one.
Your pictures are all so pretty.
Enjoy your blogging break :))

Rick said...

Enjoy your time away, Betty - much needed. I just returned to blogland after hosting several sets of visitors here in the sunny south over the past 7 weeks.

Love all the colourful shots - lovely Easter (and spring !) theme.

Craver Vii said...

The pics are top notch. I like the way they draw the viewer in. I could learn a lot from you.

The goat video had me in stitches. One of them sounded like the Wilhelm. (If you haven't heard it, do a search for "wilhelm scream.") The spitter surprised me, and made me laugh all the more.

I like the new profile pic. Enjoy your family. May your rest and relaxation bring good times of refreshment.

Momma Fargo said...

That was the most beautiful pictorial of spring and Easter! It made my heart sing! Love the bunny!

Rui - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Olá Betty,
mas que lindas fotos, as cores são fantásticas, parece já cheirar a primavera!
Beijos!

Debbie said...

adorable, all of it!! i hope you had a lovely easter!!

Lenie said...

Lovely pictures makes you happy to see it
Best Regards from Holland

dianne said...

Dear Betty, I don't know how I missed this beautiful post, the flowers are so beautiful, your floral and table arrangements are lovely.
Happy Easter dear friend.

xoxoxo ♡

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Hope you had a great Easter break Betty.

Paul

EG CameraGirl said...

I LOVE the colours!

La Gata Coqueta said...



Para ti...
Que haces sonreír a mi alma,
y me alimentas con tus vistas.
► ♣ ◄

Para ti...
Que a través de la distancia
me han contagiado de tu ternura.
► ♣ ◄

Para ti...
He colgado una rosa que lleva tu nombre, en la estrella más bella,
para que cuando mires al cielo te acuerdes de mí...
Como yo me estoy acordando en este instante de ti!!
► ♣ ◄

Atte.
María Del Carmen





silvioafonso said...

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Betty, adorei conhecer a
sua página. Espero você
também no dia 6 deste
mês
no blog do Palhaço Po-
eta onde os seus pelos eri-
çarão com a minha história.

Um beijo grande.

Ah, estou seguindo o seu blog,
vem seguir o meu também.

silvioafonso







.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Betty; excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love the bright, cheerful colors. Be well, dear Betty.

xoRobyn

Kalyan said...

simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

La Gata Coqueta said...



Con la sinceridad en la mano
y una sonrisa en los labios,
te deseo un esplendido
fin de semana!!
Cumpliendo sueños
y restableciendo ilusiones...

Un abrazo de esperanza
Y un beso de confianza.

Atte.
María Del Carmen



Mandy Southgate said...

Betty! I love this post and I adore the egg motives and the beautiful decorated eggs! I hope you had a good week off and that you're rested and rejuvenated soon.

:.tossan© said...

I am very happy to be able to appreciate how their wonderful photos. Hug and thanks for prospects

Rizalenio said...

Lovely inspiring images esp the easter egg candles. Happy weekend! :)

Pedro Luis López Pérez (PL.LP) said...

I'm, again, in Poesíayvivencias ... Thanks for always being there and for your expressions of affection and involvement! ... You're sweet.
Hugs and kisses.

Magia da Inês said...

º° ❤♫°
Olá!
Amei as fotos...
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!

°º♡♡♫
°º♡ Beijinhos do Brasil.
º° ♡ ❤♫°

Bitch said...

Dear Betty !!
Thank you so much for your visit and friendly comments !!!
Take your break from blogging and come back when you feel to !!!

Hugs and love
Monika

Unknown Mami said...

Betty, how I've missed you! These photographs are amazing. I love the votive idea.

I got a new full-time job and I've also been sick. I'm spending a bit of "me" time catching up with some lovely online friends like you.

Jesús said...

Bonita esa primera foto.

Saludos.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I've missed your pictures and uplifting posts! Glad to be back!

La Gata Coqueta said...



Hoy me he levantado
con el firme propósito
de dar gracias a Dios,
por permitirme conocer
a personas tan maravillosas
como lo eres tú.

Un fuerte
y excepcional abrazo,
para recibir el fin de semana
con radiante alegría,
de parte de esta
tú incondicional amiga.

Atte.
María Del Carmen



A little piece of me/ said...

Beautiful flowers..happy weekend

Sharon said...

I definitely need some "me" time. It seems the hardest thing to achieve. As I get older though, I work harder on trying to achieve this.