Friday, November 28, 2014

Let the Season of Glitter Begin

 So many little glittery houses and vignettes.

 Wreaths too were full of the glittery stuff.


Christmas at the mall
The season delights my eyes
Glitter all around
~from me to you

Let the festivities begin,
but first I hope you had a delightful Thanksgiving if you live in the US.
I thoroughly enjoyed sitting at the table with my family.

Now it is time to play with glittery things,
bake cookies and cakes,
drink hot chocolate and special teas,
sing holiday songs,
and dance in the twilight.

Happy weekend, dear friends!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest
appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them.
~John F. Kennedy

As we celebrate Thanksgiving
notice what we notice,
the small things of life that bring us JOY,
laughter, and DELIGHT.
It isn't about the food or the flowers,
but those that surround us on this special day.
Savor each moment and hold it in your heart. 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What goes with Tea?

As the Cookie Monster says, C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me!
Cookie, cookie, cookie!
Oh yes, these days I have cookies on my mind.
A new bakery, farinabakery.com, recently opened and they are selling the best cookies for tea time.
French macarons, in my opinion are the best to go with tea.
Today in my cup is a delicious black tea, Top Chingwo Congou from Harney and Sons
and on the side two very wonderful French macarons.
C rhymes with T and Cookies and Tea are the perfect pair.

Can you find French macarons where you live?
Do you have a special bakery that makes these gorgeous treats?
I do make cookies and my little "cookie monster" loves helping out,
but French macarons I will leave to the baker artists.
They are just for a special treat much like a little box of chocolates
to savor and delight in with a yummy cup of tea.

You can order online good teas from the following companies:
harney.com
teavivre.com  (I still have a few $5. off coupons)
floatingleaves.com (wonderful oolongs)

Enjoy some special teas for the holidays.
They make great gifts and stocking stuffers too.
Then find yourself a special treat, C is for Cookie!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Silliness


Sometimes I just have to be silly.
Actually I am not silly enough.
It does my heart good to be silly.
To dance in a tutu or drive through an imaginary wall,
those are the things that makes my heart dance with JOY.
Do you take opportunity to be silly?
Does silly make your heart sing?

I hope we all take each and every opportunity to be silly.
Jump with both feet,
wear that tutu,
dance as if your life depended on it.
Celebrate the ordinary with silliness!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday's Quotes

I have been absolutely terrified every moment of my life--
and I've never let it keep me from doing a single
thing I wanted to do.
~Georgia O'Keefe

Friday, November 21, 2014

Crafting with Kids

 Last weekend beside having tea and walking on a sandy beach
I played with little boys and though you don't see any little girls,
there were a few girls too.
 The boys really got into the craft project I brought along.
We were making all kinds of characters with toilet paper rolls,
a bit of recycling.
 Some needed a bit of help, but still proud of there finished project.
 Here is one proud crafter with his owl.
It had been a long time since I had the opportunity to play with kids and crafts. 
 I had fun too.

Happy weekend, dear friends!
Hope you find time to play.

PS:  Don't forget the offer from Tuesday's post.  If you would like a code for
purchasing some tea with a discount, let me know.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Enchantment

 I stopped along the road to take a picture of this sight.
 Then turned and my heart skipped a beat.
 For right there in front of me stood a bird so still,
I wasn't sure he was real.
Was it Harry, visiting from Michigan?
Maybe a carved wooden statue?
 Soon he took flight and he captured my heart.
 He swooped down low and soon he became part of the picture.
The picture I had stopped to take.
He enchanted me.
He delighted my heart.
What is delighting your heart today?