That’s A Lot of Bull……Head

Chris and I have a  bit of cabin fever.  Mother Nature dumped a bit more snow on us last week and I am trying to not complain but doggone it----I am tired of the fluffy white stuff.  Thank goodness it almost all melted off in 24 hours and we are supposed to experience a bit warmer temperatures this week.  Not a minute too soon. We had to get out of the house.  We didn't want to venture too far but wanted to go do something outside so we headed out after consulting Oddball Iowa--A Guide to … [Read more...]

It’s Teapot Tuesday, Cupcake!

A tiny little teapot to serve a cup of tea with your cupcake!  When I bought it I thought it was going to be larger than it actually is but no worries---it makes up for its size in cuteness.   Buddy once again wanted to get into the act and decided to sample my tea while I was away from it…..suffice it to say I did not finish that cup. “Dad was at his desk when I opened the door, doing what all British people do when they're freaked out: drinking tea.” ― Rachel … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

Another fun teapot today featuring the color red. This one is the perfect size for just a couple of cups of my favorite tea on a cold day.  The design on the pale yellow background is especially delicate and lovely.   While it is not a pot to be put into service when there is a crowd for tea it is perfect for an afternoon pot to share with the hubby.   The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain … [Read more...]

Sunny Skies, Warm Sand, Rainbows and Gentle Breezes

If you are anything like me you look forward to March because it usually means that spring is on  the way.  It has been a pretty brutal winter in the Midwest and quite frankly almost everywhere so when the hubby suggested a Valentine's Day trip to Bermuda  I jumped on the proverbial plane bandwagon and got ready to enjoy some warmth and fun in the sun.  Little did I know all the twists and turns that life would take prior to the trip.  I am often grateful that I can not see into the … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

Today on It's Just Life I am featuring another "warmer weather" teapot hoping to warm us all up a bit from the chill of winter. This lovely lighthouse themed teapot fits right in with my lighthouse themed guest bathroom.  Because of course---every one needs to enjoy a cup of tea in the bathroom, right???  This one came from my favorite eBay seller who has 1000 teapots of her mother's to liquidate. tea leaves tea loves loves tea lives tea leaves tea? never. ~Uniek … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

How cute is this set that my sister sent to me ???  A purrfect set of teapot and two matching cups for a purrfectly good cup of tea to share with a friend.  Come on over and I will put the kettle on and share.  If you are lucky I will make sure that there are no real cat hairs in the brew. Tea is also a sort of spiritual refreshment, an elixir of clarity and wakeful tranquility. Respectfully preparing tea and partaking of it mindfully create heart-to-heart conviviality, a way to go … [Read more...]