Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blog Post Winner

And winner of my most recent blog post giveaway is...
"What a wonderful, special time!!!!
My favorite tea is Oolong.
I also drink a lot of green and white tea.
A friend from Norway just sent me some
White Energy Tea that is very good."
Wanda has won a gift package of
yummy teas for those cold winter nights
and a sweet little book of devotions...
...for tea lovers, of course.
Many thanks to each of you who took the time to leave a comment.
May the warmth of a cup of hot tea feel you with peace and comfort.
blessings, denise  :D 

BiG GiRl PaNtiEs

Sometimes life is messy.
It knocks you down,
breaks your heart and
kicks you around for good measure.
This is when you just gotta
get your big girl panties on and deal with it.

~J.V Manning
I can hear my sweet sister whispering in my ear...
"Put on your big girl panties and get over it, Denise!"
(She has to tell her employees this quite often.)
So why would she feel I needed to hear this?
Well, let me tell you...
I was feeling sorry for myself. 
Does anyone really read my blog?
Very few leave a comment.
Does anyone even care about what I have to say?
I've tried give-aways.
Maybe no one wants a free gift?
So I decided to write this "Woe is Me" Blog.
I got on the internet in search of "Big Girl Panties" clip art.
Wow!  There is a whole world out there...
There are posters...

Posters that offer all kinds of advice.
(Courtesy of Put On Your big Girl




There are cross-stitch patterns...

...and t-shirts...

...even a book...

...and business cards!
I know, My Dear, life can be cruel
and sometimes seems unfair
But it's the times that seem so bleak
we need most to persevere.

So when the 'grey funk' comes around
and life feels like a pit
Put on your "Big Girl Panties"
.....and learn to deal with it.

It's good to trust in others
just know one thing is true
The one you really count on

Should always be......YOU.
So when someone let's you down
Don't get in a snit
Put on your "Big Girl Panties"
.....and learn to deal with it.

If you're big girl panties sometimes bunch
and slows you down a bit
Then that's the time to re-adjust
Until you make 'em fit
Reality is sometimes harsh
But the answer's not to quit
Put on your "Big Girl Panties"
.....and learn to deal with it.

We always have two choices
To do...or
not to do
It's up to you to see yourself
As someone who'll make it through.
Life can't bring more than you'll handle
If you never do forget
To put on your "Big Girl Panties"
.....and learn to deal with it.

Poem Author:
Rinda Nelson©2010

So I'm ready now...
I put my big girl panties on
and I got over it!...

...and reminded myself -
I write my blog to express myself,
to share my life, my art, and my heart.
Comments are nice, but not necessary.  :)
blessings, Big Girls!  :D

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mother-Daughter Tea

While spending Thanksgiving with my dear daughter and her in-laws,
we were treated to a Mother-Daughter Tea at the gorgeous
St. James Tearoom in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
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Being my first ever official tea,
I was entralled with all the traditions. 
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Even our table had our name place cards. 
I felt so special...kind of regal, you know?
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What a memorable experience with my youngest daughter, Rebekah.
(Just wish my oldest daughter, Jenn, could've been with us, too.)
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We were seated in The Chartwell Room while the other members
of our party were seated in The Bird and Baby Room.
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This book told us all about The Chartwell Room
and the history of The St. James Tearoom.
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The St. James Tearoom was founded by Mary Alice
who was known as M.A. - spelled Emmai.
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Beautiful Bekah's place setting.
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Yummy treats based on the November Narnia theme.
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Each month has a unique theme upon which all the treats are based.
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Me, Bekah, and her sweet niece-in-law Naomi.
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The other guests at the tea party were
Bekah's Sister-in-Law Natalie, Mother-in-Law Jean,
Grandmother-in-Law Wanda, and Sister-in-Law Angie.
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By the end of our tea (which was signaled by the dainty ringing of a bell),
even Naomi was creating vignettes to photograph.
This is her place setting - so appropriate - Gentility.
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And one last group photo of the ladies after our
wonderful Mother-Daughter Tea hosted by
Bekah's sister-in-law, Angie.
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Now... ... ...
Leave a comment telling me what is your favorite kind of tea
and become a follower of my blog   :)
and you could win this sweet book of devotionals for tea lovers.
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Family and friends are true blessings indeed.