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Monday, January 3, 2011

Tea Time With Donna

My new friend Donna has a very cute blog named Comin’ Home with lots of tutorials and great conversation! Every Tuesday she has Tuesday Tea, which is a link party. For me, this will be my weekly reminder to sit down for a few minutes and reflect on life, what I love and what I need to do. Basically for me, this will be a quiet time to be happy and move forward.

Donna is a very generous soul who really loves to help people. She has a great tutorial for a kids fleece sleeping bag that I will be making this week. I wouldn’t have had the opportunity if it wasn’t for Donna. This wonderful and generous lady found the perfect fleece at a store near her home for me, since mine did not have it. She sent it to me, no questions asked, before I even had a chance to paypal her ( which I did right away, but not the point). She is a very caring, friendly and wonderful person. Just go check out her blog.


My favorite tea is Passion tea from Starbucks!

Here are my reflections for this week:

Even though I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, it seems that I have made a few changes since the end of last year. I posted last week that I wanted to start cleaning out my office/craft room. I’ve been doing that, along with a few other things. All of a sudden I wanted to redo my bathroom, so I got some paint from Home Depot and painted my lower cabinets! (I’ll be posting about this redo soon). I’m also redoing my bedroom and have been looking at ways to revamp the living room. So I had decided a few days ago that I was going to do a series on each room as I complete it. Pretty exciting for me!

Another thing that I have to start thinking about is switching my son’s preschool. This is very hard for me for one reason….I do not want to see him upset when he starts at another school. All the pros for switching are there..location, cost, this school goes through kindergarten, very short commute, but the one con is that it may be a tough transition for him. He did already have to transition once from daycare to preschool and he did pretty well. But I think that had something to do with 2 of his friends making the same transition to the new school at the same time. Here he won’t know anyone. I know this won’t harm him in anyway and it will actually give me more time to spend with him daily, which I love and I know he will, but I still worry.

On a funny note, this is how he looked when he left for school today:


I wear glasses and he wanted to play with them with one of his trains that has a crane. I told him he couldn't but I would give him some sunglasses that I don’t use. He hasn’t put them down! He knows the sun is in his eyes sometimes on the way to school and he wanted to wear these on the way LOL. He kept them on almost all the way there.

Here are some pictures from our New Year’s Eve night in:




Didn’t I just have the cutest date ever?!?!

Can you believe these were all taken AND edited with my phone? Apps these days are amazing and so much fun! I think I will be taking all my phone pics with this App just so I can edit them like this. All sorts of filters and borders! FUN!!

Another thing I would like to do this week is go to the thrift store and hopefully try to find some nice tea cups and saucers. I would love to be able to use a different one each week and start a collection. Something girly and pretty and maybe even….pink!

Thanks Donna for letting me a part of your Tuesday Tea!


  1. I love tea! My husband and I started buying a mug as a souviner whenever we go on vacation. This way everytime we have tea we remember all the fun we had on our trips.

  2. Dear Ela, You are too sweet! I'm so glad you are going to join my tea party. We do need to take time once a week to slow down and reflect on what we are doing and where we are headed. :o)

    I can't wait to see your sleep bag. Your little guy and you are too cute. I had my granddaughter Lena on New Year's Eve too. She was wearing 'my glasses' in the photo. I've already planned to buy her some since she seems so enamored of mine.

    I love your tea..and your cup! Have a great week!