12 November 2009

For Tea Dorks

If you are not a tea dork, don't even bother with this post.

But if you are a tea dork...

LOOK LOOK LOOK! This pyramidal infuser is so cool! And this one is even better! And Republic of Tea's special blends for children are incredibly adorable! And serving tea in glass is always awesome!!!

The end.

11 November 2009

"He Chose Our Heritage For Us" (Psalm 47)

Believer, if your inheritance is meager, you should be satisfied with your earthly portion; for you may rest assured that is is best for you. Unerring wisdom ordained your lot and selected for you the safest and best condition . . . Some plants die if they have too much sunshine. It may be that you are planted where you get only a little, but you are put there by the loving Farmer becaues only in that situation will you produce fruit unto perfection. Remember this: If any other condition had been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. You are placed by God in the most suitable circumstances, and if you could choose your lot, you would soon cry, 'Lord, choose my heritage for me, for by my self-will I am pierced through with many sorrows.' Be content with the things you have, since the Lord has ordered all things for your good. Take up your own daily cross; it is the burden best suited for your shoulder and will prove most effective to make you perfect in every good word and work to the glory of God.

Taken from today's reading in C.H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening.

06 November 2009

Delightful Discoveries of a Recent Date

These are very nice, funny, beautiful, or otherwise worthy-of-sharing things I've discovered lately (somewhere between cake testing and dress alterations).

Mad Craft Group. They sell all sorts of wonderful papers and inks and other crafty goodness. It's like A.C. Moore, but cheaper (and free shipping on orders over $35). This is where I ordered the lovely embossed paper for our invitations.

Stemless wine glasses. Highly nontraditional, but whatever-- I think these are sweet. They don't tip over like those silly stemmed ones, which is an important consideration in a household with lots of active children, who seem to spill something at almost every meal. And anyway, they look cool.

Gorgeous letters! This is a blog by a graphic artist, who posts a decorative capital letter (you know, like illuminated manuscripts would have) every day. It's fabulous. Go look.

Pastry Paris. Pictures of Paris and dessert. Come on, how much better can you get?