Tea Party Fit For A Queen

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Recently, we had a bona fide tea party to honor our pastor’s wife, as a part of their 39th Pastor & Wife Anniversary. We wore spring dresses, hats, and gloves, and ate pretty tea party food.

More than 60 ladies attended, dressed in a great display of southern charm and sophistication, in true tea party fashion.

Related Article: Etiquette and History of Afternoon Tea

The idea for the tea party was my friend’s. ‘Mrs. P’ is a real life Martha Stewart type/renaissance woman. She cooks, decorates, and sews. Pretty much, she can bring home the bacon AND fry it up in a pan.

Although simple, the tables were beautifully decorated with teapots of different shapes, sizes, and colors. They created an ambiance perfect for tea with the queen, our queen that is.

My Favorite Menu Items

Everything was delicious, but I did have a few favorites. What is a good food post without recipes? I bothered ‘Mrs. P’ for her menu, and looked up recipes to match on Pinterest.

As you can see, the sandwiches were a hit with me. This tea party was so well received, everyone wants to make it an annual event. I am looking forward to the next one!

 

 

 

Not Spring Cleaning

Desk top 1024x845 Not Spring CleaningI finally got rid of my old mouse. Now I’m wondering what took me so dang long? I was agonizing over, and playing with it, just to make the thing cooperate some of the time. And wala… just like that, a brand new mouse, that follows my movements makes me want to sit down, and write this blog post!

I probably would have suffered with that mouse for months more, but Tish Bullard’s Emerging Entrepreneur tele Workshop  got me started de-cluttering, cleaning, and organizing my home office, to be more creative and productive. She also suggested adding simple things to our space like flowers, and inspirational quotes to make the space more inviting.

That motivation is spilling over into other areas of our home.

Don’t get me wrong… I’m definitely NOT Spring Cleaning! 

Spring Cleaning [springklee-ning]

noun
a complete cleaning of a place, as a home, done traditionally in the spring of the year.

Spring Cleaning is so, not what I’m doing. Note the definition. I don’t want to completely clean my house, or anything else for that matter. Just the thought of it gives me hives.

But I don’t mind tiding and sprucing things up a bit. Since cleaning and organizing my work space, I’ve wanted to sit down to write, create, and think there! I’ve even dug up a few blast from the past that have sparked an idea or two.

I almost got derailed several times. A few old pictures and art projects took me on a nostalgic journey of when our children were younger. I put them all in a designated place, and kept it moving. I have one more book shelf to get around to.

My desk and work space has been an inspiration to branch out into the house. More specifically the kitchen.

I’d like to organize the kitchen cabinets, and drawers. We recently purchased new storage containers, and cabinet is in need of better organization. I’m proud to say my pots and pans are good, but the lids need a system. And there are three drawers that are stuffed and running over.

That’s enough to fill an entire Saturday! It’s not going to be a quick, but Pinterest has helped be find the following post to get me started to:

Do you have any projects lined up for NOT spring cleaning?