During the difficulty of the continuing pandemic, we look to spring with renewed hope and optimism over last year at this time. Yet, the disease still haunts us. Vaccines are getting out there, but we have a ways to go. Easter Sunday and spring offer us signs of renewal and new life as plants and… Continue reading Happy Easter
The best-laid plan: make red velvet cupcakes for valentine's daybake cupcakes in heart-themed papersdecorate said cupcakes with holiday sprinkles and chocolate heartsuse heart-shaped teacup & sauceruse heart-shaped charger platephotograph items above in an Instagram-worthy way Well, I got five out of six relatively okay. Instagram can be a blessing and a curse. I LOVE seeing… Continue reading The Forgotten Valentine’s Day Post
We just “celebrated” the Labor Day holiday weekend. We didn’t go anywhere or do anything spcecial and I was perfectly fine with that. The catalog season (my main job) is in full gear and my brain has been working hard the last couple of weeks. In years past (19 to be exact!), I’ve been known… Continue reading Fire and Forté
During this pandemic, I’ve been working from home. It’s been different, frustrating, and wonderful all at the same time. The last 3-4 weeks have been sunny, hot, rain-free, and glorious. So, I decided to take the week prior to our 4th of July holiday this weekend to enjoy a stay-cation. We live on a stream,… Continue reading A Rainy Grey Tea
My annual cup of tea using the heart-shaped teacup & saucer my late sister gave me and one of my many rose-themed teapots. Paired with a delightfully charming chocolate cupcake and some pink roses and carnations. Candy hearts, chocolate, flowers, and a good cup of Ceylon Breakfast Tea. It’s LOVE!