Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chamomile Nights

There' a new tea in my cupboard
from Stash Tea.
My daughter, Amanda served it to us when we were at her apartment a few weekends ago.
{Thank you, Amanda!}
It's a wonderful blend of chamomile and mint.
...enjoyed during a moment of calm before bed...

We ran many errands after I got home from work today.

At 8pm we were on our way home.
This is the pretty sunset that we enjoyed as we left the last parking lot.
{Taken with my cellphone walking to the car}

...The moon is full tonight...
It looked amazing as it rose over my neighbor's house.
It had a golden glow.
A little over a week ago, it looked like this.

While the moon is slow dancing across the sky,
I'm busy in the kitchen.

Stopping for a little treat

and then another

I'm going to try to make frosting flowers on my cupcakes tomorrow night.
Wilton Sprinkles are standing by "just in case."

It was a very full day, but I'm
relaxing now

Dear Family and Friends,
Enjoy the weekend days
each "chamomile night."

Thank you to our Sky Watch Friday hosts: 

Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy


Allie and Pattie said...

Hi Maria! Thanks for joining our giveaway fun. You brought back a happy memory here. My Nonno in Italy never went to bed without his chamomile tea at night- he claimed it gave him the best sleep. I don't drink tea too often, but I'll be looking for this one. Be sure to come back and visit us for part 2!
Did I tell you that my son's girlfriend comes from Albany? She lives here with him, but her family is up there
xoxo Pattie

Wanda said...

My daughter also introduced me to chamomile mint tea several years ago, Maria. It's nice to learn from our daughters! Mine introduced me to blogging too!
Enjoy the wedding shower!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hmm, I definitely have to look for and try this lovely tea. Your cup and saucer are so beautiful, Maria, any kind of tea will taste delicious out of your gorgeous set! The trays are great treasures, every now and then I fill mine with marshmallows, looking so sweet {well, that's what I think off course ;) }
Wishing you a most wonderful weekend with your sweet family! xx

koralee said...

Oh are going to have so much fun getting all that shower happiness together...I wish I could help you...I would bring the tea! Your ideas are amazing! Hugs to you for a productive weekend.....will be thinking of you. xoxoxo

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Nice to take even just a moment to relax a little!! Love your blue willow cup too:-) Lovely post!

Julie Harward said...

Such pretty pictures, amazing what a cell phone can do! Yes, keep calm and carry on...I can't wait to see the cupcakes with their pretty can do it! I'm so excited for much fun coming! Come say hi :D

It's me said...

It is good to relax a little....!! Maria.........

But don't forget to enjoy !

Have a great sunny weekend hugs from Ria

A Garden of Threads said...

Your cellphone took a very good picture. Lovely:)

joo said...

Beautiful sky and I do love your new cup - tea must taste great:)
Have a beautiful weekend!

Marg said...

I hope that will put me to sleep...I need to give that a try. I loved your moon shot.
Savor every moment. It looks like you have great balance.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I would never guess that was a cellphone beautiful. It sounds as if you are staying very busy...tea is always relaxing to me too.

Linda said...

Such busy, exciting days Maria - and yet you still find the time to see the beauty around you. Blessings to you dear friend.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

syel said...

chamomile and mint tea is very calming for me. such a pretty sunset too!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Seems you had a Great Time with Amanda !!I really loved the beautiful shots !!Great post Maria !!

Rosie said...

Dearest Maria, Oh my, you must be so very excited...and busy...I see a lot of tea in your future...if only I could help you...well I shall be praying for your strength and endurance ...relax when you can and enjoy this special time...keep smiling...Rosie

I have added your delightful button to my site, so I can live vicariously through you, my dear.

Barb said...

Absolutely, I must see the cupcakes whether they have blooms or sprinkles on them - even better if I could reach across the miles and sample one! (Your cupcake tier is lovely!) The sunset sky is a wonderful end to your busy day, Maria. Have fun this weekend!

Rebecca said...

I have an identical cup & saucer! All I need is the tea. Thanks for the "tip". It sounds delightful.

As for buttercream frosting ---- Oh, my goodness! You are creating such a beautiful experience. May love, joy and peace surround you and your special family & friends during this exciting time...

EcoRover said...

Chamomille & mint are favorites separately, never thought of them together. Wild mint grows everywhere I've ever lived, and the past year or so a friend has been growing chamomille. Nothing like a good cup of tea and a lovely sunset.