Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coffee Date

Hi friend! And hi Tuesday! MMM raspberry tea. Pull up a chair, I will brew you a cup, or coffee if you prefer. The tea is delicious, and from my friend Georgia. Both lovers of tea, all things crafty, holidays, and any excuse to give a gift, we decided to do a Valentine's Day gift swap. It was so much fun...the rules were simple, make a Valentine's Day decoration, and add something edible to enjoy. Georgia is incredibly crafty and an inspiration with the beautiful items she creates!

As my gift to her, I made her a multimedia painting on a 5"x5" canvas. Something I have never really done before but had a lot of fun with it! Man this tea is delicious. Thanks Georgia!
If we were meeting for coffee today, I would tell you to head on over. I am tired and don't have the energy to get dressed, so feel free to stay in your comfy clothes and snuggle under a blanket.
If we were meeting for coffee today, I would ask you "what you did for Valentine's Day?" Because Mondays are long days for Brent and he starts early the next day, we both agreed we would rather celebrate over the weekend. Saturday we rode bikes to the coffee shop down the street, grabbed iced lattes, and hit the beach for a picnic, sunshine, reading, and relaxing. That night from the comfort of home we made a three-course fondue dinner...cheese with apples and bread, oriental beef broth with veggies, chicken and shrimp, chocolate fondue, and champagne. (Okay so we were too full for the dessert fondue, so we are actually having that tonight) YUM! He surprise me with tulips on Friday and roses on Saturday.
And my gift?
A bracelet and necklace from Dogeared, paired with a card from him that said, "I love you to the moon and back" and "Our love is infinite" - I am so so lucky. And I love the dogeared stuff because they all have some kind of special meaning behind them.
Are you reading anything right now? I am reading House Rules by Jodi Picoult. She is such a talented writer and I can't put it down. It is extra fascinating to me because the main character is a boy with Aspergers Syndrome, so at times it is like reading about my cousin who is autistic.

♥ Enjoy the rest of your week, thanks for having coffee with me! ♥
And thanks of course to Amy of Lucky Number Thirteen for hosting Virtual Coffee!
*The I Love You card is by Crafty Fanny


  1. What gorgeous photos!!! Such eye candy :)

  2. Lovely Chels! The pictures are lovely, and thanks again for swapping with me. I want to do it again!

    Ok I feel like a complete idiot. I have been raving over and over about the tea I sent you, however all this time I thought I sent you the Passion Fruit tea, and in actuality I sent you the Raspberry tea. Uhhh that tea does not taste like the tea at Prontos. I am so sorry! I have no idea how I messed up on that one!! I am laughing at myself. Anyway, the raspberry tea is still amazing, and it still is form The Pannikin. Enjoy!

  3. What a sweetie that Brent is! :) I love the jewelry. I'm reading "One Good Turn" by Kate Atkinson. It is the second in a trilogy and although I've never been a mystery fan before, these books are pretty darn good!

  4. wow- what a valentine's day you had! ours was very quiet... and we laughed over the fact that we barely celebrated. $5 tacos & cards at walgreens- that we put back on the shelf! but you never know... next year might be a full out celebration! maybe :)

    i love tea... but have never tried loose leaf. i keep thinking about it though!

  5. Awwww! I love the jewelry and the notes that came with them...Brent is a keeper! I've never heard of dogeared, I must go look.

  6. your photos are eye candy! thanks for the coffee! stopping by from lucky number 13. i host tea on tuesday, too. feel free to join in sometime, too!

  7. Your photos are so beautiful! Love all of these. I love your Valentine's goodies. I just read Water For Elephants. It was really good. I'm currently reading The Rosary. It's a sweet love story. Have you read Same Kind of Different as Me? I recommend it to everyone! :)


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