Showing posts from January, 2016

It's Been One "Sweet" Year

As I turn the calendar to February, I'm reminded of something other than Valentine's Day. At the end of the week, it will be one year since I started this blog! Please come sit down and join me as I look back on a fabulous year thanks to all of you. I have made some sweet cinnamon swirl bread. Friday I came home from work and took a double take. The front yard has about twenty sprouted daffodils alongside the lawn! While I welcome these cheerful flowers now, I was hoping for them to bloom closer to spring time. Crazy west coast weather! I will be serving a "tiny spot of tea" of your favorite tea in this Shelley demitasse teacup which was the inspiration for this blog. Growing up I always peered into my mother's curio chest and looked at her collection of teacups, Waterford crystal and other bone china pieces. My great aunt, an avid antique collector, began a teacup collection for me as soon as I was born. One of these Shelley de

Tea Time Truffles

Hello Tea Friends, Hope your 2016 is starting off in the right direction.  I'm pleased with my initial attempts toward following one of my resolutions/goals. My goal of carving out more time for crafts has been achieved (well it's only been two weeks) and I look forward to sharing some Valentine related ones with you soon. Thank you for your supportive comments last post as I transition to blogging every other week. I've been really looking forward to reconnecting with all of you this week. I have today off of work so I'll be able to enjoy reading many other blogs. Yippee! I am planning a Valentine tea with some friends that I haven't seen in a while. While reading Rachel Ray's magazine (January/February 2016 issue), I came across a truffle recipe called Chocolate-Tea Truffles . This piqued my interest and I "practiced" it last night. Usually I only make truffles during Christmas time, but I thought they would be a nice dessert addition to th

Ringing in the New Year!

Welcome 2016! Happy New Year!  I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to the unknown possibilities of 2016. Even with all of the activity surrounding the last two weeks, I was able to reflect on last year and challenge myself for what I would like to see in my life for the new year. Waterford Crystal Bell "And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."   ~Rainer Maria Rilke Reflections As I relax and drink Peet's "Winter Solistice," from my new vintage Irish mug, I think about some of the changes I would like to see happen in 2016. Some involve this blog. Starting this blog was one of my highlights of 2015. I have "virtually" met so many wonderful women that are such strong examples of friendship and faith. I look forward to continuing to post and learning and drawing inspiration from all of you. My work demands have really increased since September. Clearly