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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Baskets

Some of my chicks are flying the coop before the weekend,
so I made Easter baskets today!
I had the most fun making a girly one for Lauren.
I like to shop for good chocolate, pretty wrappings
and then throw in a few known favorites, too.


For Taylor's first Easter, Longaberger had just come out with their
first Easter basket in 1992.  I've used that same basket for him
every year since. :)



His and Hers.  :)


I hid the other four away for the rest of the men until Sunday.
Then, because for some reason the Easter bunny never
leaves me anything, I made myself a pretty arrangement
with the leftovers.  What's up with that?  
Aren't I good enough? 


Sweets for the sweet, right?  ha.
And yeah, I'm already nibbling on them!

44 comments:

  1. What's the matter with that bunny? You better leave him a message telling him that since you're doing a bunch of his work, he could at least leave something for you!
    The baskets look great!

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  2. We've working on Easter baskets this evening. It is so much fun. Yours are cute and I like the Longaberger basket. And yes, you deserve a basket too! I haven't had my favorite Easter treat yet...PEEPS! I need to do something about that : )

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    1. Oh, I bet you two make up some cute ones! Baskets for the grands have got to be so much fun! Maybe the easter bunny will bring you peeps! :)

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  3. Beautiful baskets! And I have just given the Easter Bunny a stern talking-to! xox

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    1. Oh, good! I'm so glad you have connections! lol....

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  4. Those chocolate carrots crack me up! lol

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  5. Gonna have to give that bunny a talking too
    As he always skips you
    Maybe Nugget can fill in
    And go for the win

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    1. Now there's an idea I like a lot!
      Have Nugget give a basket full of chocolate!

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    2. And I still say one of my favorite posts
      was your first Easter Bunny boast.
      It turned into a series on it's own
      and was most entertaining when it was shown!

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  6. They look delicious...and I agree...What's up with that???Kind of like the Christmas stocking thing...where I never got anything in my stocking!!!
    I put all the small eggs on the dining table now...and everybody thinks that is just great...but I do remember hiding them all over the house, and the excitement the kids had!!!
    I got Vivian a few small gifts...no eggs this year...but next year should be fun!!!
    You missed my Cardinal pictures a few days ago...I think it was the same Mr in your backyard!!! hahaha...
    Have a great weekend Betsy....enjoy your Family!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. your christmas stocking too??? haha. AFter many years of complaining that mine was always empty, I do get a few things in it, but it's not like a stocking should be. haha. I guess stocking filling is a gift and some do not possess it. lol....

      I'll come see the cardinal!

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  7. Lauren is a lucky girl to have you as her future MIL.
    Love the lomgabergrr one, I have more than a dozen longabergers but no Easter ones.
    I got 4 natural baskets at a thrift store to fix up for my grands at a thrift store for 50 cents total, and after seeing your cute baskets, I am looking forward to fixing them up tomorrow.
    Happy Easter to you, enjoy your candy!

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    1. oooh...great deal on your baskets! I never go in the thrift store without buying a basket or two!
      You'll enjoy fixing those up for the grands! Have fun!

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  8. nice...that is a pretty cool bunny in the background...i have the stuff for the baskets...went out monday night and got it but have not put them together....we are staying home this easter---have grad papers due that night...

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    1. I'd fall over dead if The MIster went shopping for easter basket stuff. haha. We're staying home, too...nice and relaxing. :) Grad papers...fun, fun! Just write poetry. ha.

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  9. Ah look really beautiful love these baskets some years I made baskets too and others I bought some papers bag anyway I have to buy some chocolates maybe tomorrow;)

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    1. The MIster's mother always made her own cream filled chocolate eggs. He loved them. I really should learn to do that some time! I'm sure your kids love your baskets!

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  10. I dont know what think this Easter bunny I have the same problem he never let me some eggs!:)maybe he always forget me:(

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    1. You, too? Hmmm. I'm thinking this easter bunny needs an instruction manual. And maybe the women should write it for him! haha.

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    2. im agree Betsy:) I arrived right now and I have to make some bags with eggs lol
      You inspired me:)

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  11. My boys both have Longaberger Easter baskets too. And how fun to finally be able to make a girly basket! I love your beautiful selection of goodies!

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  12. Your baskets are beautiful, works of art almost too delicious to eat.

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    1. we eat with out eyes first, right? :)

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  13. Just hopped over to give you a follow for the A-Z Challenge!

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    1. well, great! Looking forward to the challenge...need to get busy on it, though! :)

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  14. This is such a wonderful Easter haul Betsy, so much chocolate here!

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    1. oh, but you can never have too much chocolate, right?

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  15. I thought I was the only one who still did eater baskets for my adult children! :) I do love preparing a girl one for my daughter too. But yes, the easter bunny seems to only encourage me to lessen their sugar load and unload some of the treats into my meager lil basket. hee.

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    1. No, you aren't the only one. :) I don't think I'll ever stop! It's too fun! My mom never did easter baskets, but The Mister's mom did and did for her adult children, so I have a tradition to carry on. Now I need to learn how to make her cream filled chocolate eggs. She wouldn't share the recipe so I'll have to experiment. :)

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  16. Hola Betsy, adoro los dulces, excelente artículo

    Saludos desde felicidadenlavida;
    Un saludo,
    Francisco M

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    1. Hello, Betsy, adore the sweets, excellent choices!

      Is that right? haha...at least that's what I think you said. Thanks for visiting Francisco. :)

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  17. those are such pretty candies Betsy! And what's the matter with that Easter Bunny anyway? LOL...He never leaves me one either but last year he did leave me a stuffed bunny. I sleep with him every night. Happy happy Easter xo

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    1. I'd settle for a stuffed bunny! No calories, either! lol....

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  18. Hi Betsy .. great baskets - and with those six hands reaching out for their chocolate I'm glad you hid them away .. then the Mister might get to eat some of his ...

    Times of joy and times of sadness - sharing families ... but obviously a successful couple .. Lauren will love her basket - and I'm sure Taylor's first basket will stand the test of time - let alone taste ..

    Now your sweet for the sweet - sounds a very good idea to me ... Happy Easter weekend .. Hilary

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    1. thanks, hilary....we'll miss them, but lauren's family will enjoy, I am sure!

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  19. Oh, what beautiful and colourful treats.;) Everyone will love these.;)
    xoxo

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    1. I think so! You can't go wrong with chocolate, right?

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  20. ooh, I'd melt away if I was ever to get such a lovely basket, Betsy :)

    And no baking and cooking for me this Easter, I'm still recovering from my third surgery and even cooking a regular lunch every day for myself is currently an adventure and a brave act for me :))

    Hope you and your family will have a lovely holiday weekend!

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    1. aw Dez! So sorry you're still in recovery mode! Hope you feel much better soon! xo

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