Blogging for Connection

Blogging for Connection

From time to time most bloggers ask themselves the question.  “What question?” you ask. That question.  Why do we blog?  If you are asking this question, pull up a seat and have a cold glass of peach infused ice tea.  “Why this tea in particular?”you may well ask. “Why not plain? Why not coffee? “Because …

The Mad to Glad Tea Party

The Mad to Glad Tea Party

Welcome to the  Mad to Glad Tea Party 2016 These days there is so much to be mad about, sad about, absolutely devastated about. Wherever I look I see people questioning why… wondering how we got to this place…. wondering if the things they do matter… if they matter…. and they do. They do matter.  You matter.  …

Mother’s Day Gelli Prints – Stamping and Printing Sunday

Mother’s Day Gelli Prints – Stamping and Printing Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and to the fathers out there who have to fill in a mother’s shoes.  I wanted to send you flowers so here are a couple of gelli printed flowers. I don’t know whether I will leave them as is or whether I will choose to fill them in.  …

The Gift of Laughter and Books – Self Care Saturday

The Gift of Laughter and Books – Self Care Saturday

Laughter is one of the most powerful self care strategies I can think of. Others might prefer face masks or manicures. A good ole belly laugh that makes me snort and pound on the table while tears stream down my face…now that’s the kind of self care I love best. It is extra good if …

Tea Party Rain Check

Tea Party Rain Check

It’s what?  Vanessa Valencia’s Mad Tea Party? http://afancifultwist.typepad.com Really?  Already?  Well then, I guess I’m swimming in it again.  I fear we’re late for the party.  Wouldn’t be the first time.  For all those hosting parties, we tip our hats to you. Thanks for all the wonderful posts for us to enjoy this year. If …

The Joys of Menu Planning and a Give Away – My Happy List Tuesday

The Joys of Menu Planning and a Give Away – My Happy List Tuesday

It’s been a couple of weeks since I participated in My Happy List Tuesday.  Here’s what’s been making me happy these days.  The school year is almost upon us. Last year, I spent much of the year lunch-less. I worked straight through the day and found myself ravenous once the last student had left my …

Time for a Tea Party – a Mad Tea Party

Time for a Tea Party – a Mad Tea Party

Years ago I read about The Mad Tea Party blog event sponsored by Vannessa at  A FancifulTwist in Artful Blogging Magazine. I’ll admit, I was enchanted. The photos I saw were vibrant, creative, sparkling, entrancing. I was smitten. When Google Reader retired and I switched over to DiggReader, I ended up catching up on some …