Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tea for Thee~ Announcments & Questions

  I wanted to make a couple of announcements and I have a few questions, also I used my new table yesterday for the first time. Yes, I know I did a display on it but we didnt really use it for lunch till yestday..
 My DH loves it becuase it sits at a window so he can eat and look out at the same time. He's always had an issue with our dining area becuase its positioned in an area of the home with no windows, nor can there be any.
  Thats why we always sit in the family room for meals , which is fine but not like having a table to sit at. I'm seeing a couple of new comfy cozy chairs in my future to sit beside the table too.. Isnt that the way it always is, one thing leads to needing something else.. Oh well, poor me, guess I'll have to go SHOPPING...giggle
  We dont like eating heavy meals at lunch so yesterday it was a muffin and some apple slices. We knew we'd be having fish for supper and I like to leave plenty of room for that:-)
 ((Announcements and Questions below photos)) please read because I need your help...
  Sometimes friends who are having a party will ask me to make a personalized announcment card for them and they like to have their table on it so folks can see what they are having in advance and besides it makes it a bit more special than just calling or the usual text email they send. Theirs of course have the date/ time and location added. This is just a sample of what one might look like. I used my table display for this..
  I am not the greatest baker in the world.. Cooking , I am TERRIFIC, baking- not so much.. I got these cinnamon muffins at walmart and they were yummy. I made cranberry tea to go with them and its one of our favorite teas.
Cranberry Tea
  • 3 1/2 quarts water
  • 1 (12 ounce) package cranberries
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


In a large pot, combine water and cranberries. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Cover, and steep for 1 hour.


Now on to the announcements...
1.. I moved my followers down to the bottom of my posts.. WHY? Becuase they wouldnt let me see ALL of you in that tiny sidebar box and your smiling faces are what make posting worthwhile for me.*****After seeing the comments I decided to move it back to my sidebar~!!  yes thats better- thanks to those who suggested it.
2.. I figured it would take me a few years to get 100 followers but as of this post I have 66 and so maybe I'll have 100 sooner than I thought and I need to get as many of you as are willing to brain storm with me about what I can offer as a Giveaway.. It would be mighty kind of you to tell me, in your comment, what YOU"D love to win in a giveaway . Then I can gather all these ideas and choose 1 or 2 and I could offer the winner the item of their choice.. 
The Questions

1. I'm trying to participate in several parties a week. A few of these are blogs with a gazillion members, so there are often 200 or more folks linking to those parties.  I've tried but theres just no way I can get to all of them and leave a comment, which makes me feel rotten becuase it doesnt seem fair to comment to 50 folks who took the time to do a display- take photos- make a post-- hoping for visiters and comments,, and not comment to each and everyone of them.  I'd be crushed if no one or only 2 people visited me. so the question is -- How do you all handle this issue?? 
2.. How do I know who all is having a party on a particular day? If they are kind enough to Host a Party I certainly want to support them by posting my link and thanking them for hosting.. Is there a list somewhere and if there is could someone kindly point me to it?
 alrighty, thats it for this time.. Please do let me know your thoughts as to my questions and your suggestions as to the giveaway items.. Thanks so much for helping me out with this. You are APPRECIATED~!
Happy Saturday