Confessions Tour

I am thrilled today to highlight one of my favorite authors---T.B. Markinson.  You might recall that I have featured her on It's Just Life before and you can read those posts by clicking here and here.  I first "met" her when I found her somehow (that is still a bit hazy to me how I first found her!) and started following her travel blog and we forged a friendship across the pond.  Today I am thrilled to offer a little interview as part of her Confessions Tour.  Please join me in welcoming T.B. … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

Isn't it adorable??  A lovely teapot with an apple on it.  Friend and blogger, Audrey, from Minnesota Prairie Roots, along with her husband, Randy, recently paid me a visit and spent the night at the Chiles Bed and Breakfast.  She came in with a lovely bag and surprise of all surprises---a perfect teapot for my collection.   The teapot is adorable and I have seen this one before but do not have one in my collection so I am thrilled to welcome it into the family.  What a thoughtful gift and … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

Today I am a basket case.  Or rather--my teapot is a basket case.  How adorable is this unique and detailed basket teapot recently added to the collection from my favorite eBay seller?   I am not sure how well it will actually pour as there has obviously never been a pot of tea brewed in it.  I think it might pour a bit awkwardly but the cute factor makes up for that in my humble opinion.     When the news reporter said "Shopkeepers are opening their doors bringing … [Read more...]

Who Is Up For a Party?

Are you ready to party??? I am and after watching some of the Queen's Jubilee I am even more so!!!  What a great celebration they are having in England and I just wish I was there to revel in it.  There is something mystical about the pomp and circumstance that surrounds the royals---or maybe it is just me.  It works for them---or at least most of the time---and it is with awe that I watched the fabulous huge Thames Flotilla for the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II. What an amazing thing … [Read more...]