Hello from England!

Welcome to my blog!
We are a christian family living in the Sunshine state (before that we spent four years in England and two years in Turkey).

My posts are of everyday life and my love of crafting. I hope to inspire you in some way to share your talents too.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment.
Cheers and God's blessings to you and yours!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It's Always Tea Time

I did not become a hot tea drinker until I lived overseas.  When we were in Turkey, they had chai at breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I found something soothing about it when I splashed in some sugar.  Keep in mind, this Kansas girl likes unsweetened cold iced tea girl.  I know, unsweet iced tea and sweetened hot tea.  Call me crazy!

Then when we moved to England, they had tea everywhere and it was wonderful!  Now mind you, I prefer black tea leaves.

I then collected teapots, tea cups, tea spoons, sifters, strainers, tea bags, and so much more.  Can you say Polish Pottery??

I gladly offered to host a tea party for my sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, a couple of weekends ago.  I don't know about everyone else, but I had a "lovely" time!

There were scones, cookies, chicken salad sandwiches, chocolate, moon pies, spice bread, cupcakes, date bars, dip with crackers, cheesecake bites...(breathing) and it was all wonderful!

I offered 4 types of tea:  Turkish chai, Yorkshire Black tea, Toffee Almond Crunch and Lemon Ginger Tea.

I wanted everyone to leave with a little goodie.  I made a few of these envelopes, but felt the gift needed "more." 

After more than necessary lingering and clicking on Pinterest, I came across these super cute tea cups made with the Envelope Punch board!  They all have in the bags skittles, a tea bag and a mini Hershey bar.  Love these!

Now go pour yourself a CUPPA (as they say in England) and have a spot of tea.  I know I will!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

More fall fun

Blessings to you!
You know how sometimes a good deal is too hard to pass up?  Well, I have a frozen turkey and it's 12 lbs...yes, that's right.  There are only going to be 6 people at my house for Thanksgiving next week.  I sure hope they are very hungry and don't have issues with eating leftovers. I think this time in 2 weeks we will definitely be turkey'd out!

My friend brought over a couple of weeks ago a little treat cone for my kids, isn't this fun?!

She recently celebrated her birthday, and I wanted to go full craft mode for her.
I made this super cute Pink/green bag, card, and teacup with our favorite British tea "Lady Grey."
The teacup has a paper spoon, flowers, hearts and even a butterfly wanting in on the fun.

I have more photos to post, so check back soon!  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November challenge

Fall season leads into Thanksgiving where we are really reminded of our endless blessings.  I am thankful for so many things...

I challenge you this month to write on a calendar (or at least 1-30 on paper) in advance listing things you are thankful for.  Starting November 1st (and consecutively following) each day pray for that specific blessing corresponding number.

For Example:
Nov 1 - I am thankful for my salvation

I have some more projects to share!  This one I provided for Annette to also make (my card friend locally).  Super cute!

This is the project Annette provided for me to make!  The little pumpkins are so cute!  I am having a hard time deciding when to eat the candy (caramel) inside.  No worries about the kids stealing them, they have braces.

Now get going on that list!  We need payer in this country now more than ever, including our government leaders!

Don't forget to VOTE VOTE VOTE!  Your vote DOES make a difference.  God blessed us with democracy.  Even if the person you vote for doesn't win, don't think that God doesn't have it under control, because God is always in control.  Everything that happens, has some sort of good come out of it!  That's just how our Amazing Lord works!