Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tea and Savories Book

 Several tea blogging friends have mentioned the new
Tea and Savories Delightful Teatime Treats
book by Tea Time Magazine
 The photography in Tea Time Magazine and their tea books
always inspires me to do better on my afternoon tea foods presentation.
Since I am gluten free, I am very pleased with the numerous gluten free recipes included. 
They are marked in green in the Recipe Index. 
 These photos certainly put me in the mood for a nice afternoon tea!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stockpiling Moms 2015 Conference

Melissa (right) and Shelley of Stockpiling Moms
hosted  their 5th annual conference Saturday. 
The event was held at the Trifecta - LaRosa's Graeter's and Skyline Chili
in Taylor Mill, KY. 
The very popular Cincinnati brands of:
provided the venue, breakfast and lunch. 
What a special day out for ladies 
(and a couple of men).  
100 Dedicated Stockpiling Moms Blog readers came from several states to attend. 

 Graeter's is very famous for their delicious ice cream.
In addition, several locations have bakery items, including
the delicious pastries you see above.  
They also sell whole pies and decorated cakes.
Graeter's Ice Cream is a regional company with locations in 
 Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and have recently opened in Las Vegas and Chicago. 
 Graeter's provided pastries, cookies, and chocolates for breakfast. 
LaRosa's provided beverages all day and Pizza for lunch. 
 Fabulous doorprizes below.  
 Everyone attending received a Swag Bag filled with items valued at $125.  
 There were classes on freezer cooking and money saving,
and several make-and-takes. 

 Above making sugar scrub by Dixie Crystal Sugar. 
I made mine with Wild Orange doTerra essential oil. 
I really like the citrus fragrance.   
It's difficult to read, but the recipe begins with 2 Tablespoons of grapeseed oil. 
Below: Everyone loved the Younique makeup by Cara. 
Skyline Chili provided salads with our lunch. 
(One of these days I should do an entire blog post on the very famous 
Cincinnati-style Chile) 
 LaRosa's provided pizza, rondos and beverages. 
Their gluten free pizza was delicious!   
 I missed the event last year, but I've attended all the others. 
This was the first time for Glenn to help transport everything. 
Hie was very impressed by the amount of give-a-ways! 
Harney and Sons provided  Mother's Bouquet TagAlong tins
of tea sachets for all attendees. 
Melissa met Mike Harney at an event and he kindly sent these to her. 
It was a fun day for everyone attending! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

"We Got Talent"

The Berea Arena Theater production of 
"We Got Talent" 
was Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Austin played his ukulele and sang
the John Prine song, "Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian"  
and had a blast.  
It was tricky, but he even worked in a Friday night football game
half-time show with the BCHS band, in addition! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

DAR Celebrating Constitution Week

 Above, the mayor declared September 17 - 23 as
Constitution Week in Berea.
DAR chapters throughout the USA are having these proclamations
signed by their mayors, county judges, Governors, and the President
to celebrate the Constitution of the U.S.
Constitution Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate
the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787.
Our chapter will join many other groups and individuals across the nation with the
"ringing of the bells"  at 4:00 P.M. 
In addition the above display will be the Madison County Public Library in Berea
with a bookmark giveaway.
The bookmarks have the Preamble on them.
Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America
"WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Arthur Wood and Son Teapot

This vintage beautiful 6-cup Arthur Wood and Son teapot
is a new addition to my collection. I love the colors and design.
I look forward to using it soon!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Nashville Girlfriend Getaway and Dwight Night

Mary and I enjoyed a fun trip to Nashville.
This is the view from our 24th floor hotel room.
We could easily see the Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame, 
Honkytonk Row, the Cumberland River, and more! 
On Thursday, we walked and shopped along Broadway Street,
which is Honkytonk Row,
two blocks of shops, restaurants, and of course Honkytonks.
Oh my goodness, the weather was in the mid 90's, and Mary's Fitbit
said we walked nearly 11,000 steps. 
Time for a break below at  
Acme Feed and Seed where we shared hand-cut potato and sweet potato fries. Yum!
Views of the Cumberland Rive, Riverfront Park, and the Nissan Stadium
from the 4th floor of Acme Feed and Seed. 

Inside the fun restaurant, Acme Feed and Seed, known for great burgers and fries.  
Most places along the two-block area have live music.
Acme had a radio DJ who comes in on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
The Goo-Goo Cluster was "invented" in 1912 at a Nashville candy company. 
It is described as a roundish mound of caramel, marshmallow nougat, 
fresh roasted peanuts and real milk chocolate.  
In 1912, it was the first ever combination candy bar. 
Previous to the advent of the Goo Goo Cluster, 
candy bar manufacturing consisted of bars solely using chocolate, caramel or taffy. 
The Goo Goo Cluster represented the first time a bar consisted of more than 
just one principal ingredient.
Goo Goo Clusters have been a long-time Grand Ole Opry  sponsor.
Below: a sign marking the Birth of Bluegrass at the Ryman Auditorium. 
The Ryman is located at 115 5th Avenue N.  
 And, the reason for the trip was to see Dwight Yoakam
in concert at the Ryman.
 Mary is a BIG Dwight fan.  I have attended 5 Dwight shows with her.
Can you guess how many times Mary has seen Dwight Yoakam in concert?!?
While you are thinking about the answer....
Dwight sang 32 songs for 2 hours without a break, 
I mean without as much as a sip of water!
It was a great show! 
And, the answer to how many Dwight Yoakam shows Mary has attended

Did you guess that Mary has seen Dwight 14 times?!?

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tea Bayou in Bowling Green, KY

 Mary and I traveled to Nashville, TN for a 2-day Girl's Getaway.  
On the way Wednesday, September 9th, we stopped in downtown
Bowling Green, KY at Tea Bayou. 
I had read about Tea Bayou in several KY publications, but had not been there. 
We don't often travel into southwestern area of our beautiful state. 
Tea Bayou is a quaint cafe with a Tea Bar serving New Orleans-style food. 
The food was delicious, they were knowledgeable about gluten, 
and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch while drinking iced black tea. 

 You order lunch at the counter, and a server brings it to you. 
You can see the many teas in tins behind the counter. 
Below, Mary is looking at the display of tea and teapots below.  
We planned to stop again on the drive home on Friday,
but by "losing an hour" traveling from Central Time to Eastern Time, 
it didn't work out. We will however, stop there again in the future. 
By the way, the last time Mary and I traveled to Bowling Green, KY and Nashville, TN,
we had the ATAA Traveling Teapot with us and stopped at the Corvette Museum.
All Corvettes are made in Bowling Green, KY. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Teacup Trio

The Aster is the birth flower for the month of September,
I'm not a gardener, so I had to research why a Michaelmas Daisy on the
Royal Albert Flower of the Month teacup trio?
It's another name for Aster.

The birthstone for the month of September is the Sapphire. 
Every lady I know would love to have sapphires!  
Our sweet special friend LaRue celebrates her birthday in September.
In addition, several tea friends celebrate September birthdays.
Happy September Birthday to all! 


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