Friday, April 29, 2011

I Wasn't Going To...

But!
I ended up with the day off anyway...
Okay... I admit it... I actually got up at 3:00AM and watched...
I'm so glad I did...
It was worth it!

What about you? Did you watch?



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


"Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion.
To attack the first is not to assail the last."
- Charlotte Bronte, (preface) Jane Eyre

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me;
I am a free human being with an independent will."
- Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre


How on earth? Could I not...

Why on earth? Did I not...

Read this classic piece of English romance literature before I was 48 years old.

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is such a wonderful female heroine. All young ladies should read this wonderful story. This strong, yet ladylike and proper character gives anyone a fine example to aspire to. I am so glad that I read it and would strongly recommend it.

Now! One of the things that we love to do in our bookclub is select a book that will have a movie feature. And of course Jane Eyre was recently released as a small independent film.

It is the best film adaptation I have seen. It really followed the book very closely with only a few small exceptions. The only thing that I didn't care for was that the picture was very dark. Everything else... 2 thumbs up.

And the worst... The 1996 adaptation with William Hurt as Rochester.

(so not believable...In my humble opinion)


SO?

Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte

Who is your fave?


Our next selection?

Water for Elephants

Of course!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Dinner


Our Menu:
Brie and Veggie Frittata
Roasted Asparagus
Hollandaise Sauce
Mango and Blueberry Fruit Salad
Mock Mimosa's
Coffee


Just popping in to share our tablescape and menu.

Have a great week!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Day!



Well, another holiday is passed.
Family has gone home and the mess is all cleaned up.
We had a lovely day ....

Hope you did too!


Saturday, April 23, 2011



Happy Resurrection Sunday!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Don't Forget...



To stop and smell the roses!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Little Party Favor


I will be hosting a table for 10 at a Ladies Luncheon in a couple of weeks and needed a party favor. So because it is sort of a tea and I will set my table up as a tea table, I thought that I would
give my gals a little container of Friendship Tea.



First I put together my little jars... pretty simple... I had found this darling blue and red ribbon that I wanted to use... but then decided against it. Do you every do that?
ANYWAY.....


Here are the labels that I made...

These little jars are available at Hobby Lobby. I got them for .99 cents each. I sterilized them and filled each one with the mix...

Here's the recipe for Instant Friendship Tea.
Instant Tea ,that is, not Instant Friends. LOL!


Ingredients
1/2 cup instant tea powder
1 cup sweetened lemonade powder
1 cup orange-flavored drink mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions
In a large bowl, combine instant tea, lemonade powder, orange drink mix, cinnamon and clove. Mix well and store in an airtight container. To serve, put 1 tablespoon of mix in a mug. Stir in 1 cup of boiling water.



A sweet and simple little gift for each adored guest!

I am linking to Laura's Craft Party

AND

Show and Tell Friday's at Cindy's


Make sure you check out all the sweet inspiration!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Good Morning! Coffees' Ready!



Can I pour ya' a cup?


Big plans for the day?
I hope you have a good one!



Sunday, April 10, 2011

My MatchBox from Ginger








Just popping in to show you my sweet box from Ginger at Glitter and Roses. Isn't it beautiful?
This Swap was hosted by Laura at Decor to Adore. She is also having another linky party this Saturday for your Spring crafts.
It will be a hoot!

Thank you Ginger!




Friday, April 8, 2011

Finally! The Pringles Grab & Go Challenge is Here!


Hi Everyone!


These are my two new cans....
One will be for my craft table and one for my pens at work.













How about this idea?
I hate waiting for the glue to come out and I'm always looking for a place to lean the bottle.


Problem SOLVED!
Love is the GLUE that holds us together!




I have decided to leave the linky tool up indefinitely. That way you can add your cans to the post any time.
Now ... Later... its all good!


EDIT: A couple of folks have said that they can't find the cans. I just saw them at Circle K and Quick Trip.


OK!
I showed you mine... Let's see yours!
I am also linking to Laurie's Favorite Things Party because this is my new favorite little Craft!

Also Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home