How Fun! Vol. 21


“How fun!” I find myself exclaiming this many times throughout the week. Here are just a few things that touched me or made me smile:

Hyacinth Spring Flowers

We’re posting on Thursday this week in honor of Good Friday and Easter.  How Fun! will return to its normal Friday schedule next week.


Getting the holiday meal on the table takes a little orchestration. I find it helpful to make a little chart that tells me what time I should put each dish in the oven. This way, everything is ready to go at the right time. Hopefully. Yeah. Ed whipped up a chart for this very purpose. Click the image below to download the PDF file to your computer. Let me know if it helps with preparing your holiday meals!

Free Printable from Beauty Observed Menu Planner Easter


Have you every read The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel?  It’s a fantastic book with lots of evidence that supports the biblical account of who Jesus was.  It’s been turned it into a DVD documentary. Brittany at 17 Hours is have a wonderful giveaway for this very DVD.


I saw this video from Rend Collection at The Good Life. It is worth watching the whole thing. We serve a God of celebration!


I want to thank Outside the City Gate for the book Love Idol by Jennifer Dukes Lee that they are sending me from their giveaway.  They give away a free book every week!  I think that there will definitely be some things for me to learn from this book.


What we are eating next week:

  • Saturday Pasta, sauce, salad, bread
  • Sunday breakfast  Houligan, Cranberry Walnut Baked Oatmeal, fruit salad
  • Easter Lunch Ham, mashed potatoes, resurrection rolls, jello eggs, peas, black and green olives, sweet gherkins and baby dill pickles
  • Monday Leftovers
  • Tuesday Roast chicken, baked potatoes, carrots
  • Wednesday Pizza, cut up vegetables
  • Thursday salmon, broccoli, sweet potatoes
  • Friday Homemade chicken noodle soup

Baking this weekend:  Grandma’s Raisin Custard Tarts



Celebrate Hyacinth Spring Flowers EasterSpread a little Light this week! Share this above meme on your favorite social media site, or email it to a friend. Click the image to see it at full size.


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Link-up as many posts as you like that are lovely, excellent, or praiseworthy. Share a wonderful piece of writing, a DIY project, a recipe, or anything else that strikes your fancy!

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Have a great weekend! Remember Philippians 4:8. “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”


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23 thoughts on “How Fun! Vol. 21

  1. Brittany

    Thank you so much for featuring my giveaway (and for telling me about the DVD version), Elizabeth! I’m really excited about it and hope more people will hop over and enter. Thanks! 🙂

    1. BeautyObserved Post author

      I use it whenever I have a big food prep day. It can also help with holiday baking, birthday dinners, etc.

      I will think of you when we eat the oatmeal. <3

  2. Beth (@SimplyBeth3)

    Thank you for mentioning Outside the City Gate. So glad you won one of their giveaways. I’m going through Love Idol right now and it is FABULOUS. Easter blessings to you, friend. And to that hubby of yours too!

    1. BeautyObserved Post author

      It is really wonderful how Outside the City Gate gives away a book every week. I am so excited about starting Love Idol.

      Thank you for the Easter blessings! We had a very restful day. I hope you also had a blessed Easter.

      Have a wonderful week!

  3. Nancherrow

    I loved reading The Case For Christ. It’s on my list of books for my kids to read in high school too. Thanks for hosting Elizabeth! And have a blessed Easter.


    1. BeautyObserved Post author


      Case for Christ is a wonderful book. My oldest read it and I will have my youngers read it also. Have you seen the DVD? It’s also a wonderful resource.

      I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

      Happy Monday!

  4. Joanne Viola

    You hit it out of the park with that video, Elizabeth! I loved it! May we truly CELEBRATE our Lord & life this Easter! So glad to be a part of your “party”.

    1. BeautyObserved Post author


      I just loved that video, also. I’ve watched it several times. Ed said we should watch it every day. 🙂 Celebration of the risen Savior is so important, isn’t it! <3

      Thanks for joining in again this week!

      Happy Monday!

    1. BeautyObserved Post author


      I’m glad you like my menu 🙂 It has actually benefited my family to list it here because I feel like I need to be a little more creative. lol

      I hope you also had a wonderful Easter weekend!

      Happy Monday!

  5. Anita

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Lovely to meet you. Thank you for the opportunity to link up. I am looking forward to reading Love Idol. I am currently reading a wonderful book called The Shepherd’s Song, which I will be reviewing soon.

    Wishing you a very Happy Easter

    1. BeautyObserved Post author

      Dear Anita,

      It is so nice to meet you, too! Thank you for linking-up and I hope you’ll be back. I look forward to visiting your blog.

      I’ve not heard of The Shepherd’s Song. I look forward to reading your review.

      Happy Monday,

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