Baked With Love
Baked with Love – MasterPieces – 500 pieces

While a pretty and unique image, unfortunately this puzzle wasn’t the best quality, and I’m hoping the next puzzles this month will be much better. If you find any Cake Boss puzzles out there, I would recommend passing them by.


Honey Nut Cheerios
Honey Nut Cheerios – White Mountain – 100 pieces

This has been the most enjoyable of the cereal boxes so far, but I’m not sure exactly why. Sometimes it’s best not to overthink these things. It was great fun! I truly wish there were many more of these little puzzles.


Stranger Things
Stranger Things – Cardinal – 300 pieces

This was my last puzzle before I started making masks, which took over my puzzle table. I really enjoyed this one, even with it being very dark. I haven’t seen much of this show, but I know it’s extremely popular. Cool looking image, fun to assemble!


Crystal Cove II
Crystal Cove II by Christian Riese Lassen – Buffalo – 500 pieces

A beautiful puzzle that isn’t an image I would normally choose, but it went together quickly and made for a gorgeous finished puzzle.


What's the Temperature
What’s the Temperature by Lois B. Sutton – White Mountain – 1000 pieces

This puzzle was so much fun that I completed it in one day – started in the morning and finished before I went to bed. Beautiful colors, fun image; and it made for a fantastic assembly. Great thrift store puzzle!


Lucky Charms
Lucky Charms – White Mountain – 100 pieces

Unfortunately this is the last of the cereal puzzles, they were a lot of fun and I’m sad they’re all done. Great quality, excellent image reproduction and a fun puzzle all around!


Go with the Flow
Go with the Flow by Thaneeya McArdle – Ceaco – 550 pieces

This is the last in a series of three puzzles, and the first one that had all it’s pieces. Way to go Ceaco, you didn’t screw this one up. Fun puzzle, good quality.


Pig House
Pig House by Susan Sturgill – Great American Puzzle Factory – 550 pieces

Very difficult thrift store puzzle that I’d been putting off. I thought I knew how hard it would be but I was wrong – it was even harder. The random cut and muted colors gave me quite a challenge, but it was a great quality, entertaining puzzle. 🐖🐖


100 Birds
100 Birds Pay Homage to the Phoenix – Hartmaze – 253 pieces

My oldest son and I assembled this together on mom’s birthday, for her. He’s writing up a guest post about it to celebrate the awesome lady she was and how everyone who knew and loved her was blessed that she was in our lives. 💖


These smaller puzzles are great fun; this was a gift from my puzzle pal Penny for Christmas last year, and I finally got to it. I love these small shaped puzzles, and some of them are more challenging than they look!


Mill Cottage
Mill Cottage by Debbie Cook – Milton Bradley – 1000 pieces

This pretty little picture was very difficult to assemble, but I really enjoyed the challenge of it. The quality was good/fair, and the brush strokes made me use quite a bit of brain power. Fun!


Fresh Picked Flowers
Fresh Picked Flowers by Jane Maday – Sunsout – 500 pieces

I truly enjoyed this puzzle, which was quite a surprise for me. The last Sunsout puzzle I did wasn’t great quality, but this one was very good. And the bright colors and beautiful image made it a fantastic assembly. So entertaining!


Balconies in Bloom by Iralu – Cardinal – 300 pieces

I had a great time with this puzzle, it was a quick assembly, but completely engrossing. It makes me want to get out and assemble all the rest of the puzzles in this multipack. I love these images!


The Valuation Day
The Valuation Day by Geoff Tristam – Ravensburger (What If? Puzzles) – 1000 pieces

This puzzle strained my brain a bit, but I got there in the end. Great quality puzzle, with a fun outcome of the image. Geoff Tristam is another artist whose work brings me smiles. Outstanding! 🙂


Road Trip
Road Trip – Re-marks – 500 pieces

I put this together in an afternoon. It was way to much fun, and was over way too quickly. Sigh. Why don’t they make more collages in 1500 or 2000 pieces? I need to stock myself up on those!


Cat by Franz Marc – Artifact – 138 pieces

I spent some money on myself during the quarantine and got this beautiful wooden puzzle. I’m so glad I did, it was great fun! The artwork, the pieces, the assembly – all made for a fantastic puzzle!


Banana Split
Banana Split by Aimee Stewart – Buffalo – 1000 pieces

Ah, the puzzles of Aimee Stewart. They are truly my happy place. I think I need to make it my mission to find and assemble every single one of them. This one was beautiful and entertaining and all-around spectacular. 💖


The Avengers
The Avengers – Cardinal – 300 pieces

I bought this to assemble for my youngest son, but it turns out I really enjoyed the assembly. It was just the right amount of difficulty, and completely engrossing. A lovely bit of time spent on this one.


Cereal Boxes
Cereal Boxes – White Mountain – 1000 pieces

Another truly fun collage that went together very, very quickly. All those cereal boxes brought back memories. I wouldn’t want to be a kid again, but these cereals remind me of my childhood.


If My People
If My People by Jack E. Dawson – Sunsout – 500 pieces

My last puzzle of the month, and although the image is beautiful, the quality of the puzzle was disappointing. You can see it’s missing a piece, and in addition a couple of pieces were chewed on by a pet or child. Not a great puzzle.


April Stats:

  • Puzzles completed           20
  • Pieces assembled      10,591
  • Brands                                13
    • MasterPieces
    • White Mountain *4
    • Cardinal *3
    • Buffalo *2
    • Ceaco
    • Great American Puzzle Factory
    • Hartmaze
    • Cra-Z-Art
    • Milton Bradley
    • Sunsout *2
    • Ravensburger
    • Re-marks
    • Artifact