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Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Time Travelers Wife


         The Time Traveler's Wife
           The Time Traveler's Wife


When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. Henry and Clare's attempts to live normal lives are threatened by a force they can neither of them can prevent nor control, making their passionate love story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable. The Time Traveler's Wife is a story of fate, hope and belief, and more than that, it's about the power of love to endure beyond the bounds of time.

i really did enjoy this book and movie. i love eric bana and i am always intrigued by time travel. (for whatever reason though it did bother me that henry appeared to clare as a child repeatedly and always without any clothes. it bothered me more in the movie than in the book but i couldn't get past that part.)

more later.....

Thursday, March 29, 2012


In New York City during October 1999, John Sullivan (Caviezel), a 36-year-old homicide detective, is still traumatized over the death of his fireman father Frank (Quaid). Living in the same house where he grew up, he discovers his father's ham radio following a breakup with his girlfriend Samantha  and begins transmitting.
Because of unusual aurora borealis activity, John discovers he has managed to make contact with his father exactly 30 years in the past the day before his death in a warehouse fire. Though Frank doesn't believe it is John, John is able to shout out a warning about the fire that took Frank's life. The next day as he tries to escape a burning building Frank remembers John's words and escapes safely.
By saving his father from the fire, John has created a new timeline while retaining his memory of the old. The following day, John discovers that in this new timeline Frank had died of lung cancer from chain-smoking and John's mother Julia Sullivan (Elizabeth Mitchell) was murdered by a serial killer. John is able to piece together that his mother's killer was called the "Nightingale Killer", a man who originally murdered three nurses before he vanished, but with the past changed he has now murdered ten with Julia as the sixth. Using information from 1999 police files on the impending six killings,
John and Frank work together across the gap of time to stop the murderer in 1969 and save Julia.
this movie is seriously so good and one of my all time favorites. it is fast paced and the acting is great.  
 if you want something to do this weekend, make popcorn and watch this:)

have a great day..
more later...

Friday, March 23, 2012

pour. me. out:)

While there’s tea, there’s hope. ~ Arthur W. Pinero

we want to thank everyone who participated in our giveaway...
i had so much fun and i connected with nearly every family member i needed.....
and made some new friends...
we picked a great book for august...
that made it all worth it for sure...

our grand prize winner is this person...

Robyn said...

Me, Me, Me. The Tiger's Wife sounds interesting.

and since these are a few of our favorite things, you will all  recieve your prizes in a brown paper package, tied up with string...
(be sure sure to email me your addresses at so i can send you your prizes!!)

stay tuned in and
read with us..
watch a movie
or bake something fun..
sit down and have a cuppa...
we are not picky:)
thanks again...
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~ C.S Lewis

now, let's get back to time travel...
we have unfinished business
more later...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

tip me over and.........

so remember how i said i wanted to get everyone a teapot?
and my husband said no?
and he said "i know in your mind you are tying to figure out if there really is a way to do that" "and there's not"?
well he's right. as usual...

thanks to teavana, i get to help someone else get one...

that someone is.....

John said...

Me Me Me! I think The Marriage Plot sounds really good! Google has me signed up as John but my alias is Penny!

you will also recieve a 25$ gift card to

congratulations to all the mini giveaway winners today.
i had a great day.
i had the day off....
i went for a really long walk...
i sat in the sun on a really beautiful day....
we hopefully made some people happy....
it made me smile:)

oh yea...
i still get to announce the grand prize winner....
ehh.. maybe later he he..


since i sorta want everyone to sit and have a cup of tea with me and
i can't get everyone a teapot...
i am going to help this person....

                                                                        Lee S. said...

This is the best giveaway...EVER! I choose the Marriage Plot.
Sorry to hear about Tico, Dallyne. Sad I didn't get to say goodbye :(

work towards getting her own....

you won a 25$ gift card to


(you can thank justin...he picked your #)

more later....
how about around 6:00pm?

when i get all steamed up

so yea...
i might have two things to give away right now....
and i have a favorite tea..
it's called blueberry bliss...
and i want you.....

knz said...

ME, ME, ME! I vote for 11/22/63. I really want to read The Art of Racing in the Rain, I'm glad that is the pick for April! That teapot is SO cute!


Heidi said...

Me, me, me!

I would pick either The Marriage Plot or The Other Boleyn Girl. I read The Other Boleyn Girl several times, and own the movie, so I can guarentee it's a good read, but I'm hering great things about The Marriage Plot and I want to read it soon.

to enjoy a cup with me...


Fond memories of the bright blaze of wildly delicious 'superfruit' blueberries take you back to childhood summers in the blueberry patch. The sun streams into green rooibos with sweet fruity aromas, capturing the essence of summer in berries, grapes, black currants and hibiscus flowers. Blissful blueberry perfection. SUPERFRUIT ENHANCED

Rich notes of blueberry, raisins, and black currants

Rooibos Teas

Rooibos teas are herbal infusions made from a South African red bush and sometimes called "red tea." There are also green Rooibos teas that are just as delicious as the popular red teas. Rooibos teas are delicious iced or hot and come in a wide variety of flavors.
Tea Benefits of Rooibos Tea:
  • May support the immune system, promoting well-being
  • Helps promote digestion
  • May provide relief from an upset stomach
  • Naturally caffeine-free, so great for kids
  • Read more about Rooibos Teas
this tea is so yummy and i am going to send you a 2 oz. bag...
(this tea goes a long way because you can brew it 3-4 times. the second and third time is the best!)it is my cure for an upset tummy! and seriously! it is so good..... 
(email me your addresses at so i can send you your tea)
you might want to take a tea break around 4:00pm. i probably want to give away more stuff:)
more later... 

short and stout, here is my handle, here is my spout


you know that awkward moment when you have a giveaway and you forgot to mention that you had even more stuff to give away?

oh, sorry. my bad....
i have more stuff to give away.oops!

shall we get started?

first order of library business...

the marriage plot...

our winning book choice for august is this book.

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenide

and this person....

Amber Beck said...
me me me! :] I found you through your adorable daughters blog. I wish my momma would make a blog! And I sorta love that this is a book club. When Im not reading for school, I am always reading for fun. And tea. goodness. What a neat little giveaway! I vote for The Marriage Plot. It's on my to read list!
is the lucky winner of her very own copy!!!!
email me at
with your address so i can send you your book!

more later.......

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cookies From Cindy C.

Lindsay McGiven's Oatmeal Cookies

4 cubes butter                                      2 tsp. baking soda
3 cups brown sugar                                      2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar                                                    5 cups flour
4 eggs                                                    4 cups rolled oats
2 tsp. baking powder    1 large bag milk chocolate chips
1 tsp. salt                            1 large symphony candy bar

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Mix in flour, salt, baking powder,
and baking soda, and vanilla. Add oats, and blend well. Mix in chocolate
chips, and chopped candy bar. Drop large tablespoons of dough on
ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degree for 7-8 min.

thank you all for so much for entering the giveaway:) i am seriously blown away! i wanted to send every single person a cute teapot, but my husband said no. go figure. i do have some more surprises though. stay tuned. the winner(s;)what?) will be announced on friday!!!! so you still have time to enter here! and seriously try these cookies. i mean they have a WHOLE symphony bar in them!

more later......

here is a quote from outlander
" oh claire, ye do break my heart wi' loving you."


Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm a Little Teapot.....

 we are having a giveaway!!!!!!

these are the rules:
-if you are not already a follower, add yourself as one.
-leave a comment on this post that says "Me Me Me"!
-vote for the book you would like us to pick for our august book selection. include that in your comment.
here are our choices:


       The Tigers Wife-By Tea' Obreht 


The Marriage Plot-By Jeffrey Eugenides


11/22/63: A Novel-By Stephen King 


The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

or add another choice for us to consider:)

read up on these books by clicking on the author or the link provided and see which ones look interesting. i will pick the one with the most votes.

we will pick the winner of the giveaway by random spin.
(the winner will be announced on 3/23/12)
want to know what you can win?.........

well, this ones mine..........


 and so is this one...........


but this one can be yours............

along with..........


it's a beautiful cast iron teapot from Teavana in cranberry and gold


Handsome cast iron teapot features a Japanese goldfish or 'yamabuki,' whose color reflects the richness of pure gold. Because of this, the fish symbolizes wealth, fidelity and prosperity. These Japanese tetsubin teapots are admired and collected not only for their quiet beauty, but also for their ability to brew the perfect pot of tea. It requires the skill of 17 craftsman to make one of these beautiful teapots. And with proper care, they will last a lifetime. Teapot makes 21oz (620mL) of tea and includes a removable stainless steel fine mesh strainer
I will also include a 3 oz. tea tin
and a sample of

Youthberry Wild Orange Blossom Tea Blend


Youthberry Wild Orange Blossom Tea Blend

Reinvigorate your skin and add vitamins and antioxidants to your diet with this delicious blend of white and herbal teas. This blend combines Youthberry white tea with Wild Orange Blossom herbal tea for an explosion of flavor. The combination is also very low in caffeine.
and a sample of this:
sugar: German Rock Sugar (1 lb)
German Rock Sugar
and!!!!!   last but not least...............
trivet: Black Ripple Cast Iron Trivet

Black Ripple Cast Iron Trivet


This black round trivet features ripples to represent serenity of water. Ideal for any 18 - 22 oz. capacity teapot, this trivet keeps your tabletop surface cool, while keeping your cast iron pot warm. This trivet also has small cast iron feet with silicone covers to protect your fine surfaces from possibly being blemished. 5 1/2" diameter
this is over a $100.00 value and can't wait for one of you to own it!
and i will send it to you in a brown paper package tied up with string:)
if you want to learn more about these beautiful teapots and healthful teas, check them out here:

if you can't already tell, we will celebrating tea next month along with the rain and our book
we lost our sweet tiko last week;(  grandpa dave and grandma dallyne are very sad.  please send them your best by leaving a comment here. she will read it......

 the beautiful pictures of the teapots were taken by the beautiful madelyne..check her out here

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String.....

We are having a giveaway!!!!
Stay tuned into to blog......
Contents will be revealed shortly......

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies


So good and beyond easy,,,,,,

I wonder if they made these in the 18th Century.....


  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kate and Leopold

Meg Ryan stars as Kate McKay, a modern female executive in New York City whose drive to succeed in the cutthroat corporate world has left little time for romance. When her genius ex-boyfriend Stuart (Liev Schreiber) opens a portal in time, the experiment transports Leopold (Hugh Jackman) from 1867 to the present day. A charming bachelor and the royal "Third Duke of Albany" in his own time, Leopold is fascinated by the 21st century. As the courtly Leopold and the decidedly liberated Kate tour the town, a mutual attraction develops into something deeper, a relationship that's threatened by Leopold's temporary chronological status.
This movie just happened to be on TV last Saturday and I watched it while cleaning my room. It is adorable and if you love Hugh Jackman (like I do) you will love it:) I love it when he is eating tater tots, wondering what they are, and decides they are not very good so he states he is ready for the next course. She just looks at him dumbfounded and decides he is truly an idiot. He is such a gentleman and she does not know how to respond. It's like she has never been around anyone with manners before. Her brother is so funny. He thinks that Leopold is an actor who is always in character. He's so impressed. Very cute movie>

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mine For 44 years

When I came home from work today the house had this familiar smell from my childhood. Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies. OMG!

Grandma had recipe folders when we were growing up. She'd snip out and tack in recipes from magazines and newspapers, these interspersed with handwritten cards bearing the bosom-held secret recipes of family and friends. Hers were fat and full with both the memory and the promise of delicious meals. And cookies
 Since our book Outlander is set in 18th century Scotland and they relied on the abundance of oats, our food theme for the month is Oatmeal Cookies. Grandma loved them and when I looked at her recipe book, she had lovingly marked this recipe as her own. For 44 years.
These are the ones I remember. They are not flat like most of the oatmeal cookies we are familiar with. They are high and light and they have clove and cinnamon. They are so grandma.
 She ate them like this.
 With butter.
 For breakfast.
Please, if you make nothing else from this blog, make these. Follow the recipe exactly.
I remember how much she loved these. You will not be disappointed.
I promise............

My Old Oatmeal Cookie Recipe (Grandma J.)
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup melted shortning-not oil
2/3 cup sour milk
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp soda, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cloves-sift together
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts
Beat eggs and add sugar and beat thoroughly. Add shortening.
Stir in rolled oats and milk. Let stand 10 minutes. Add dry ingrediants and raisins and nuts.
Bake at 375Deg. for 10 min. make sour milk, just add vinegar to milk. about 1 tsp per cup of milk
More later.........
P.SS...Matt made these:)