Things You HAVE to Have –SkyMall Strikes Again

I love to look at the SkyMall magazine in the seat back pocket when I fly.  It never ceases to amaze me what crazy bizarre  unique things are offered on those pages.  If you haven't flown for awhile or don't have any trips lined up in the near future--no worries. They are online here. I have done various posts on some of the great things you can find in this magazine.  I even gained a new follower because I tagged a business who had their product featured and while it was not something that … [Read more...]

Shopping in the Sky

You know that I love to share, right?  I am that kind of person.  The kind that likes to share great things with her friends so today I am going to share yet some more wonderful gift ideas from the SkyMall magazine.  A recent trip to North Carolina allowed me the pleasure to travel via Delta Airlines and peruse the always available SkyMall magazine for delightful finds.  I was not disappointed.  Actually this time I did find some things that were great ideas.  You might recall my previous post … [Read more...]

My New Friend is a Bit of a Devil

I might have alluded to it before here on It's Just Life---I am a number one class A klutz.  If there is something that I can hurt myself on I will do it.  Even if it is something that I can not hurt myself on I will find a way to injure, impale or sever some body part . Oh you doubt me?  Let me tell you--this is one lady who can cut herself opening gum.  You know those little foil covered packs that slide out of the package.  One time as I was punching the little rectangle of gum out of the … [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...]

Blessings in the Ordinary

Today when I went out into the garage to get ready to do a bit of snow shoveling I tried to put my gloves onto my feet.  Oh I already had socks on and what I really was supposed to do was put my feet into my awaiting boots but something clicked in my brain, or rather, clicked off in my brain and I reached for the gloves I was carrying out and before I knew it I was bending down to put them on my feet.  One might start to wonder about me.  I know I am. But as usual, it got me to thinking. … [Read more...]

Puzzling Teapot Tuesday

I have to share this one today even though it is not ''technically" a teapot.  At least not one that can be used for tea.  And no----I have not attempted to take it apart and put it back together again. I am afraid I would be tea-rble at that.   The soil. The elevation. The climate. The sunshine. The rain. The tea. Body. Mind. Equanimity. Harmony. Water. Tea.     The Minister of Leaves … [Read more...]

Loyalty

I have been getting comments lately about my key chain. I don't know why all of the sudden people are noticing it but they are. What do you think? Would you notice and comment on it? I suspect it is really not the adorable red B fob or the almost worn off I <3 NC with a smiley face bead that folks are noticing but instead all of my "loyalty" key tags. I was thrilled when places started letting go of the credit card sized cards that linked you to their store and were vehicles for … [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...]

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...]

Older Is Sometimes Better

Sometimes older is better. I am just saying. It seems like that is a silly thing to say but it is true. In this case I am referring to cookbooks. I love cookbooks. I have a pretty massive collection and find great comfort in thumbing through the pages of the varied ones that reside in my kitchen. My collection ranges from church cookbooks, civic group cookbooks put out by various groups and clubs I have been involved with, handed down cookbooks, handwritten notebooks from my Grandma Bonnie … [Read more...]