Thursday, January 8, 2009


Welcome to my lazy Thursday afternoon. I bought a few books the other day using a gift card from Barnes and Noble. I love to go to Barnes and Noble and look at all the books and other irresistible things they have to offer. There is a small Starbucks too, so it is like one stop shopping! I also have become a big fan of Hallmark magazine. These two books were given the Hallmark seal of approval. The book title that you can not see is "The Lost Recipe for Happiness". I am reading that one right now, so far, so good.

I thought I would make a bookmark, instead of folding over the corner as I usually do. I put together something quick, using the papers that were on the counter. I could easily get lost in paper crafting if I started taking out everything . I still have to take my trees down! I just love the way they look at night, but they will be gone tomorrow. I was not even thinking about Valentine's Day when I added the red heart, it just added a punch of color to the bookmark.

The other day I came to the conclusion that winter is here to stay. I may want spring to be just around the corner, but the fact is it isn't. I have decided not to wish away the long, dark, dreary, cold, bitter days of winter. A nice cup of tea with whipped cream and cinnamon is something I do enjoy about winter. I can not see myself wanting one in the summer. So there, I found something to like about winter! A major break through!

My favorite tea, really the only tea I like is Chai. I like it hot or cold!

I am off to read a few pages and enjoy my cup of tea. I do use a cup and saucer for my tea. I think I am worth it, and I can put a few cookies on the saucer! Not today though, I ate a few too many chocolate covered clementines. I made a few more yesterday. Please, give them a try.


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Your mitten garland below and bookmark is so cute!

If whipped cream and cinnamon makes these bleak winter days more bearable, I'm on my way to get some from the store! LOL! That is a great combinations! :) ~Rhonda

steviewren said...

I think you've decided on the perfect way to pass the winter away...books and a favorite warm drink. I'm looking forward to this weekend. It will be the first one since Thanksgiving when there wasn't tons of stuff to do away from home. I'm a real homebody at heart. Happy creative winter to you.

Shanda said...

I like the mitton stringer alot. i have tried that tea also, it came with a set from Starbucks, pretty good. Stay warm, winter will soon be over!!

Julie said...

Oh, Denise!
Your pictures are just beautiful!
Not only are they crisp...but the way that you set them up!!!! I just want to jump through the computer and grab that cup of tea and those books....
Aren't you glad I can't?!?! And your descriptions about the snow... I wanna come visit!!!

Hope that your book ends happily ever after.... Oh! I love that bookmark! You are just too talented to have just put it together with things lying around!Everybody needs a bookmark -- I can't fold corners down on books -- too many memories of threats from, teachers and librarians, as a child!!!
Many Blessings,

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Denise~~
thanks so much on the
Happy Birthday wishes.. I would love to see new england.. looks so pretty in the pictures..
well I drink Chai tea all the time.. love it~!!
hugs, Patty

Anonymous said...

Hello my friend...looks like you had a marvelous day...tea looks delicious. I love your cute little bookmark....SO CUTE!! Love your post today...Have a blessful day today..Katherinllen

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love going to Barnes and Noble. I wander around the magazine section first. Then I head for the lastest best sellers. Then to the bargain books. Next over to the home decorating books and finally the cafe for a cup of cappuchino.

Your bookmark is adorable!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

O.K. - LOOOOOOVING the bookmarks - might have to have some of them - hint hint. ;)