Tag: Tea

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Week 2, Day 9 of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge! Day 9’s prompt is a favorite that I imagine and visualize every time I sit with a cup of tea. Once upon a tea time – a more magical set of words does not exist!  Many of us have retained the romance of tea time- a time…

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Dear all, It’s the kind of morning tea time that is the stuff of dreams! Pouring rain, and a lovely filtered light that is perfect for photography at breakfast. As you know I am trying to take pictures and blog/write about something everyday as a creative exercise, and I am finding it  both fun and challenging. My…

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  It’s been a rainy day with a storm system that’s called a pineapple express, and the light filtering through the clouds looks almost creamy. I was thinking of the English poet John Keats whose words, especially if you grew up in a school system with colonial roots, most of us are familiar with. ”…

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I am by no means a professional but I enjoy writing here. For some time in the middle, I lost my writing voice. The words I wrote sounded stilted to me, and I struggled with what I wanted to write about. I’d started the blog when I was setting up a home that my husband…

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What is it about tea time that makes us all contemplative? I have always felt that it’s because we give ourselves explicit permission to do nothing. A daily recess in which the only requirement is to enjoy yourself. Late 2016, I went on a 2 week vacation, something I hadn’t had a chance to do in quite a…

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Feb 6

Tea Wisdom

    We are always talking or writing about how busy we are. If we had a penny for every email or social media status post that mentions what a busy day we have ahead of us, we wouldn’t need to work! Are you busy? What would you do if you weren’t? If you were given time,…

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  It’s almost the end of 2016 and I want to thank you for being an integral part of my journey. Wow, 2016! Let’s just say it was an educational as well as a watershed year. In fact, it was such an important year that I will always think of my life as before 2016 and after…

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  It’s the holiday gift guide season, and I have a set of gift guides that go the extra step in helping you make the perfect choice for that special person. Of course, these are great for birthdays, graduation, and other milestones – a number of my family members also have birthdays and anniversaries in December-…

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For the past few days, we have had an exchange student staying with us, and it has been a really fun experience. We are looking at everyday routine things -objects, activities- with new eyes, and in doing so, it’s like they have been dusted and made fresh (like the quote, ” music washes away from…

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We were late for tea today but when I sat down to drink my cup of hot, ginger and black pepper chai, all I could think was it’s the end of yet another summer. All the days are rushing by, and while it’s great to be busy doing things you love, it’s moments when I…

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Hello Monday! Thanks to schools reopening after summer break, August always feels like a reboot! And what better way to celebrate than with nature’s favored colors for new starts- green and pink. If you think of August as a new start, what do you see for yourself this year? What are your goals for this…

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Hello Tuesday! Here in the US, we are coming from the 3 day Memorial Day weekend. It’s the unofficial start of summer, and it’s already jumped into the 90’s here. As we head into week, I want to write about self-worth. I want to ask you what is the first thing that comes to mind…

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 8th) and if you are wondering what to do for a special Mom that you know, we have some ideas! Last spring, we styled and threw a Mother’s Day tea party/get together – and this works whether you are honoring one or a group of awesome Moms-…

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Our first pop-up event features potter and artist, Anita Clemetson.  Read Anita’s story below… “After taking a three-dimensional art class in high school, I knew I wanted to pursue additional formal training in art, particularly in clay.  I received a Bachelor’s degree in Art from San Jose State University, and established my studio in Sunnyvale, California.  Besides…

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Hello! I am so excited to announce our first pop-up event! Part of my mission is to connect the amazingly talented individuals that I meet with our audience, and for our first, online pop-up event, we have gorgeous, handmade pottery from local (right here in the SF Bay Area) potter and artist, Anita Clemetson. This event…