Monday, December 20, 2010

Three Year Christmas Decoration Hiatus: Terminated.

Hello Friends!
As you may, or may not know, after the Christmas of 2006, I decided I was no longer going to decorate my house for Christmas. There were a lot of reasons for this, which I am not going to go into, however, this year, the decorating suspension has been lifted, and there are a few glimmers of Christmas Sparkle over here at #304.
Why the reason for the change of heart? This adorable three piece Nativity, handmade by a 9 year old girl as part of the Water 4 Christmas Fundraiser on Etsy. (Complimented by a lovely camel ornament which seems to fit the scene well). The only problem is, Baby Jesus is as tiny as a fingernail, I'm worried I'm going to lose him!

Part of the decorating process included sorting and tossing the decor that I have stored in my loft for the past three Decembers. Stuff I am not particularly attached to. Most of it was tossed. Some put back in storage for another time. But, I was inspired to pull out a few of my favorites.

After all of that hard work, I treated myself to what else, the very blog appropriate, Candy Cane Green Tea, in an adorable Candy Cane Mug, that I totally forgot I had! It actually tastes better this way!

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us).
(Matthew 1:23 ESV)

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I May Have a Problem

I mean. Just a little one.

Yesterday, I decided that I needed to find a home for all of the tea I had purchased in Europe. And, not in Europe.

So I cleared out a bottom drawer, which used to hold paper plates and plastic cutlery, and found a new home for my treasures.

It's a fabulous drawer. It is pretty deep, although the sides don't go all the way up. I started placing all of my teas inside, filling it all the way to the back.

Then I remembered I had more tea in the cabinet above the stove. So I added a second layer of teas.

Here is the final arrangement:

What you can't see is the bottom layer, and the boxes of tea that are the farthest back. This also doesn't include the looseleaf teas I have stored on the back ledge of my stovetop.

My name is Kim, and I have a drinking problem.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Miss me?

Ho! Ho! Ho!
It has been a while since I have given you, my faithful readers, some nuggets of delicious blogging!

Well, most of you know, I gave up candy and chocolate for the month of November. It actually went by rather fast, but there were a few treats that had to be passed over.

Good news, I have lived to tell the tale!

I had to forgo some delicious cupcakes, and yes, Red Velvet is considered chocolate.

No Hot Chocolate either. And it's been cold.

Thankfully, I have been sustained with Trader Joe's Decaf Peppermint Green Tea with a pump of Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup (try it, trust me, you won't regret it).

But this morning, December 1st, I ended my chocolate hiatus with this delectable doozy:
A cuppa-joe splashed with Coffeemate's Peppermint Mocha creamer. Delicious.

And the funniest part, I read the ingredients, and it doesn't include a spec of chocolate. I could have had it all along!