Saturday, February 28, 2009


I went to breakfast with the ladies from my church small group! It was a lovely time!
I also got 3 inches chopped off of my head! Not such a dramatic change. I doubt anyone will notice!

I've been tagged

Marfa tagged me today! So I'm going to play along!

Open your 5th Photo Folder

Post your 5th Photo in the Folder!
Then Tag five people!

So.....drumroll please

I took this picture this past fall. The other day I was playing with it in Photoshop! Fun!



Hmmm...I can only think of 2 people to tag :P

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bookmarks and a funny, yet not so funny cartoon

I finished the bookmarks. I'm pretty pleased on how they came out! A women's ministry event is coming up, maybe I will make some for that as well!

365 Catch Up

Tea Time!
Michael and Ben played Jenga. Then they decided to make a tower. Then they thought to see how much weight it could support. That jar with all the $1 coins is VERY HEAVY! What can be accomplished when an Engineer and a Librarian get together!

Valentine's Day with Ben and SaraChurch and Coffee
I made a bulletin board at work with cute little Curious George characters! I really liked how the board came out!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Yesterdays Cafe and Tea room!

I will never buy a tea bag at the grocery store again!
My experience at Yesterday's Cafe and Tea room was wonderful!! My experience at Yesterdays has turned me into a "TEA" person!

( The Tea Room Sign)

(The Back door to the tea room)

We arrived a bit early, so we had a look around the shop. They had a wonderful selections of tea and tea wares.We were seated at a quiet little table. The place setting was exquisite.
We were promptly offered a glass of refreshing ice tea. It was a black tea. It was not sweetened but had such a fantastic flavor, that a sweetener was not needed.

One of the marvoulous staff members brought over a box filled with artistic flowering tea balls. The staff member explained in details about each of the blooming teas. We chose a red carnation.

( This is what the blossom looks like when it has been steeped.)

Our 1st course was a delightful small bowl of broccoli soup! Yummy!
We were next served a delightfully buttery and flakey mini quiche! Yum!
Followed next by a citrus scone and lemon curd.

Next we were offered the Tea menu. I was hightly impressed with the wide selection of teas available. We chose a caramel tea, which was incredible. Very smooth and comforting!
Finally the 3-tier tea tray was brought out.

The bottom plate had a delicious chicken salad croissant! Very flavorful!

The middle tier had a sweet tea sandwich.

The top tier was a tea infused cookie! Yum! Yum! Yummy!

We found the staff to be very knowledgeable about tea. They were very attentive. They kept our tea cups and ice tea classes full! A very pleasant experience.

Our final offering of the tea was a caramel bread pudding! It was out of this world good. Very rich! The portion was just the right size!

Well done Yesterdays Cafe and Tea room! Thank you for the wonderful experience! We will be back again!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hey Blog Lurkers!

Hey....If you are reading this please stop and leave a "Hello"!
I want to know who you are! Let's connect!

Have a lovely day!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

For my Mom!

Recipe Cards and Thank You Cards!

A card for Jessica and Jason who are living,working, and serving God in Utah.
Thank you card for Ben and Sara for coming for a visit! We had such a good time!

A Thank you card for a family that had us over for dinner!

I made these cards for a friend who is having a wedding shower this weekend

Book Marks for Bible Study

Michael challenged me to use my love language of gifts to reach out to the ladies in Bible study! So I designed some bookmarks to give everyone! I am going to print them out, mount on cardstock, and then add some ribbon. Simple! Easy!
Nice little gift!

Monday, February 16, 2009

A weekend in Cincy and Northern Kentucky

With my current job I go to 5 different schools each week. 5 schools worth of germs to pick up. I try really hard to wash my hands after every class. I'm sick again. Another Sinus Infection with lots of Fluid in the ears. Happy! Michal's friends Ben and Sara came for a visit this weekend. I tried really hard all week not to get sick. Staying away from coughing children. Washing my hands a lot. Using hand sanitizer. But noooooooooo.......another Sinus infection. We made jokes that I must be allergic to Ben because whenever I see him I am sick. No I am not allergic to Ben or any of his friends or family. I just have wonderful timing!

It was a good weekend Here are so pics. On saturday we went to the Creation Museum. Wow is all I have to say. It is so much different than I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be some rinkety old museum, but nooooooooooo it is really beautiful and well done!
Ben eating the blueberry muffins

Ben says "Grrrrrrrrrr"

Ben and Mike are too cool!

Ben and his wife Sara are expecting a baby this summer.

Sara and Ben enjoying Cincinnati's finest ice cream!

Me right now! My ears are full of stuff and this is the only way I can feel comfortable!

Have a good night!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Silly Valentine

Our silly Valentine card! They are in the mail! Yay! I got them out before V-Day :D Yay!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Job Fair:Impressions!

Today I had the opportunity to help staff a booth for my company at a local job fair. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. It totally rocked my false sense of security. There were soooooo many people there. So many hightly qualified people. To be honest, it broke my heart. People with Masters degress just trying to find a job, ANY job. Oh, how I wish we could give jobs to all those people who applied. You could just see in their eyes the look of helplessness with a bit of hope as well. Just so unbelievable. When will things change?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tea Time

I've been interested in tea and the art of tea time for a few years now. Yet, you would be surprised that I have never actually been to a REAL tea before. It has been on my TO-DO list for a few years, but have never really gotten around to it.
2009 will be the year! I just found out that there is a Tea House very close to our home! I'll start there and then branch out from there.

Found Tea Time Magazine today at Borders. Another magazine to add to my collection of subscriptions!

In Tea Time magazine I found out about The Ladies Tea, which is a great magazine that encourages and inspires women into friendship! I love the idea, because I am always looking for new friends! So I think I might just host my own Ladies Tea.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

365 Update!

I have been really bad about posting my pictures for the 365 project! I'm still going strong! I am really liking the collages that I'm doing. It's hard some days to just pick one picture! So here are new ones!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Lovely Project

Check out the video to the project that I am involved in!

My name is mentioned at 6:36 in the video! Yay!!!!