Making memories at Easter with cupcakes.Yup. Cupcakes.

‘Making Memories’ this Easter with Cupcakes. Yup. Cupcakes.

Apr 9

How was your holiday weekend ?

Where did it go? It went by soooo fast.  Like whiplash fast.  It sped by like a speeding bullet.

That speeding bullet landed in a whole lotta food.   And cupcakes.

I look like Buddha right now.  With a Buddha belly.  I ate THAT much.

Clearly my secret love affair with cupcakes is no longer, well… a secret.  It was Easter weekend, and I consumed cupcakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  And a midnight snack too.   Geez Louise.  I think I have a problem.

Cupcake addiction.

This is usually a good time to play the good idea / bad idea game.  Is this cupcake eating a good idea? Or is this a bad idea?

My waistline says : This is a BAD idea

My ‘for-the-love-of-cupcakes-I want em-I want em- I want em‘ brain says : This is definitely a GOOD idea.

The kids made these over- the- top, gorgeous cupcakes this weekend.  Don’t ask me how they did that.  I have no idea.

Inspired by good ol’ BETTY CROCKER.  I wish Betty was my neighbor.  I know I would like her.  I probably wouldn’t trash her lawn.

I could run across the street, in my jammies, with tea in hand and eat cupcakes for breakfast every ~single ~ day.  Does life get better than that ?  I don’t think so.

I am certain that is what Heaven feels like.

Life in jammies and a cupcake in hand.

This is EASTER after all….and my daughter Tristan is


She has the ability to create cupcake bliss.  She didn’t learn this cupcake skill from me.

Add one drop of food coloring to coconut flakes. How cool is that?

Dangerous combo = Me  + Cupcake Queen Daughter

You can find Tristan on Pinterest here.  She loves to pin cupcakes & other super cool stuff.  She needs some Pinterest following love.  So go follower her.  Right now.  I will wait for you.

 I would rather decorate the entire house, before I decorate a cupcake.  That doesn’t seem to hold me back.  NOPE.  It doesn’t stop there.  Unfortunately.   I am a professional cupcake muncher.

Who can resist a cupcake?

Chirp Chirp

Seriously, if you can resist, you can teach me a thing or two.  I think it is referred to as willpower.  blah. blah. blah. Willpower is for sissies.

Tristan came for Easter weekend with her University pals *

* It was a great reminder to me that Easter ( and every holiday in between ), is about




Bubble gum for ‘bunny ears’ and ….chewing 🙂

When the CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON rolls around …..

Will someone please remind me of those wise ‘family, friendschillaxin‘ words  ??!!   You can remind me right about the time when I am about to punch the Christmas tree.  Or when I want to deck someone instead of ‘decking the halls’ ??  Tra la la …whatever.  I want to deck someone during Christmas holiday time.  My bad.  Remind me.  At Christmas.  Gently.  Or I will punch you.

Listening Ears


I remind myself that it isn’t about a perfectly clean house.  Kids, friends, family…will remember how you made them feel.  They will remember your words to them.  They won’t remember if there was a fur ball under their bed.  (because I do collect those, unwillingly ). They won’t remember if everything was oh-so-very-perfectly-placed….they will remember making memories.

They will also remember cupcakes.

Psychedelic Bunny 🙂 

So make some of those for good measure.

Yes, that is a lap top on a school book, beside the cook top, surrounded by flour & BRETT surrounded by it all.

My Dad comes to mind this weekend.  I lost my Dad to cancer.  He would sometimes take the kids berry picking.

He would say “weigh those kids before they start picking the strawberries, because they are going to weigh a lot more when they are done”.

Crack me up !

So, off he would head to the berry farm with the kids.  After they arrived back to Grandma and Grandpa’s , I  would notice that the berry basket had about 3 strawberries left in it.

Me : ” DAD, what did you and the kids do?! ”


I will take those words with me, for as long as I live.

And make memories.

It is ok that they are cupcake memories.

I could stuff a strawberry in there somewhere.



What memory did you make this Easter ?


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  1. Irma Navarro-Hankins

    April 9th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Same reason I had to “break up” with sugar. I love it too much! So cute Lynne. They are adorable! 🙂 Did you get your operation? Are you feeling better?

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    April 9th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    You and me both, girlie. I make an exception for cupcakes. There must be at least one exception to every rule 🙂
    My gall bladder operation is on May 1st. I suppose I better back off the cupcakes before then. LOL.

  3. Irma Navarro-Hankins

    April 9th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    LOL! Yes. Maybe you should. for your gallbladder’s sake. :)) I definitely still have my treats but I have to be careful. Sugar is a slippery slope. BEfore you know it, you’re back to eating way too much!! Catch ya on Twitter girl. Love your new design.

  4. Suzanne

    April 10th, 2012 at 1:00 am

    The cupcakes are beautiful, It’s always a battle isn’t it, love them, hate what they do to the waistline. I couldn’t resist, gorgeous!

  5. carolyn

    April 10th, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Lynne, those cupcakes are adorable! Making memories! That’s awesome! Way to go, Tristan!

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    April 11th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Tristan is sending you cyber hugs. Thanks for saying so. Wish you were here. She could bake you a cupcake :))

  7. Mary Kay

    April 10th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Lynne,

    I totally agree about the making memories – house was not perfect but I finally decided I would rather sit with my family than to chase the dust bunnies out from under the bed. If I could just find a way to attach a duster to the cat and dog the dust bunnies would no longer reside under there!!

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    April 11th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Now that would be funny. Can you take a picture of that ? LOL.

  9. sandy

    April 16th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    How come all my Easter memories are eating the bunny ears and eyes off your chocolate easter bunnies, and then having to buy more the next day before you two found out? LOL

  10. Tammra Ferraiolo

    May 11th, 2012 at 2:58 am

    My Mom and Dad, Easter 2012. My Mom was in Hospice Service at Mass General in
    Boston. We are a small family. Myself and my sister. We both have two children: a boy and a girl. My Mom passed away when I was sitting in the Logan Airport waiting to take off to Portland, Oregon where my son was graduating from Lewis & Clark College. Both of my parents are (were) seventy-years old. My Mom is holding a Easter bunny sent to her from her favorite “buddy” – friend – neighbor. I’m forty-three, and my sister is forty-six. My children’s names are Lucien and Phoebe. I will email the photo that this entry pertains to. My Mother had a week with all her grandchildren, daughters, son-in-laws, and husband while she was in the ICU in March. My sister and I spent many nights in the hospital with my mother, and Skittles, Jelly Beans, Cupcakes, and sweet stuff***

  11. Lynne Knowlton

    May 11th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Tammra,
    What a beautiful photo. Thank you for sending it to me. Sounds like you MADE MEMORIES while you could. That is the interesting twist about illness in a family. It takes away those we love, but also gives us a chance to make the most of every moment that we have left with them. What great memories you have…although you had sadness, you had the opportunity for wonderful times too. Thank you so much for sharing them with me.
    With love,
    Lynne xx

  12. Heather Saffer

    July 16th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Lynne! We DO need to be neighbors! I might not celebrate Easter, but I definitely celebrate frosting! Oops, I mean, cupcakes! I like this font too btw, it makes me want to just keep writing, and writing, and writing…

    I’ll wrap it up though! My mom didn’t teach me how to bake either, I taught myself. Our version of baking was tiresomely whipping up Pillsbury cookies (more like rock-hard, brown, inedible bits actually) once a year. So tell that gorgeous daughter of yours kudos and to keep on baking! I still don’t really consider myself a baker though, I like to say I’m more of a sugar-creator (eater).

    Oh, and I’d MUCH rather decorate cupcakes than decorate an interior. You would seriously DIE if you saw my apartment. You’d then rise from the dead and slap me silly.

    You ROCK!!!

    PS. I LOVE this font. Did I mention that already?

    Heather Cupcakes

  13. Lynne Knowlton

    July 22nd, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Heather Cupcakes
    You are A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E, and I you had me at CUPCAKES. 🙂 You love this font? you love this font? Really love it ?? Haha…me too. It is called ARCHITECTS DAUGHTER, and I think it is the unsung hero of all fonts. It rocks out loud. Steal it for you blog. It would look GORGEOUS. Just sayin.
    Lynne 🙂

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