Monday, April 5, 2021

Easter 2021

An Exciting Sunday

A Traveler Approaches

Well, this certainly looks like a nice place.  

I wonder what the others are like?

Well, there is only one way to find out.

Okay, everyone!  Get into place!
We need to get our Easter greeting photo done.
And my birthday!
Yes, and your birthday.
Say cheese!

They do look like a nice group.

Hi.  Um, I'm Beverly...or, uh, Bev...the new girl.
Hiya! Welcome! Cool! Nice to meet you! Hello! Salud! Bonjour!

Well, get in here! We need you in our greeting!
Are you sure?
Of course!
We hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday or Resurrection Day!
Also wishing Happy Birthday to all the April 4 people!

Anyone have a question for the new girl?  Please leave a comment.

Have a wonderful day!  Stay safe and well.


Monday, March 29, 2021

March Festivities

A Month of Fun!

Packed in One Big Party!

Happy Birthday, Pen!
Happy Pi Day!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Happy First Day of Spring!
Happy Anniversary, Gramma Enne and Opa Hans!
Happy Palm Sunday!

This lemon meringue is really good!
Looks yummy!
So does the cake!
You did a great job, Grace!
Thank you!
Hey, Pen! Having fun!
You bet!  This is the best present.  Ev-er!  (giggles)

Do you think we have enough food?
I think we're a bit heavy on the sweets.
What?!  Never!

Hey, Mel!  What's new?
I hear we might have a guest for Easter.
It's my birthday!
Yes, yes.
Hmmm, not sure guest is the correct term.

Check back for more later this week.

Did you have any fun celebrations this March?

Have a lovely day!  Stay safe and well!


Monday, March 8, 2021

Small Gatherings

Are Fun Gatherings!

Sometimes you need to branch out and visit someone to refresh your outlook.
It's best to do this with someone who has also been keeping a small bubble over the past year.
That's what we did this weekend.  A trip to Nonna's for lunch; sort of a belated celebration of Hina Matsuri.
We even had a tent set up around the picnic site.  There were a couple patio heaters and a fire pit.  They were on the other side. 
Definitely needed the fire pit. (giggles)
We had hot dogs, salad, soft pretzels, hot chocolate, soda, and s'mores!
It was really nice to hang out with Joy, Kit, and Lindsey.

The Humans Had Fun Too

When I was little my friends and I would visit each other to play Barbies. Two of us had the dream townhouse, another had the camper, another the plane.  It was a lot of fun to share those moments and big sets. That feeling hasn't changed.  Nonna, Notea, and I did some un-boxing of a few of her larger sets.  All three are Our Generation sets:  Choco-Tastic hot chocolate stand, Picnic Table, and Retro Hot Dog Cart.  

Oh. My. Goodness! What fun! And, oh, so much packaging and tape to get through.  I kind of understand it to keep all the little pieces from sticky fingered shoppers.  

All I can say is if you are collecting larger sets these are outstanding!  Some fun facts:
  • Hot Chocolate Stand:  Two sizes of hot chocolate - large mug and small tea cup.  The contents can be removed so you can play that they actually finished the drink!  For a closer look, check out Say Hello to My Little Friends.
  • Picnic Table:  I love that you can build your burger as you like it.  
  • Retro Hot Dog Stand:  Both sides of the little bin slide open.  The 4 condiment trays pop out of the cart and can be stored in the fridge part.  The roller is battery operated. 
To quote Ferris, "It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up."

Had a great day!  So much fun!

Best wishes!  Stay safe and well!


Monday, February 22, 2021

Pull Up a Chair

Kira's Comfy Camping Accessories

I'm not one for collecting too much furniture for the Tea Time crew.  That just takes up so much space.  However, now and then a set screams out to be added to my this one.  I have to admit a nice rewards certificate and the offer of triple rewards points did help.

An Overview

Everything comes neatly packed in this lovely box.
The rug is really pretty and the pillow is adorable!  
I wish the tag were on the bottom, not the side - easier to tuck under for photos.  I had to rescue it from Mr. Bubbles (our house rabbit).  He has a stuffed pyramid he likes to pick up and bang around and he took a liking to this too. ARGH!  
The rug really goes well with our chosen color scheme.
The design is printed not woven through. A nice heavy fabric.  I had to rescue it from Bubbles too.
THANK YOU!  Setting for two! Two leaf plates, fruit bowls, slices of toast, and cold drinks.
The plant is a bit ho hum.  I've seen more realistic faux plants at Target, but it is cute!  The lantern really works.  I left put the battery tag back in place to save them.  It takes three of those little ones you use in a laser pointer.  
The hexagonal table is lovely!  Yes, it's resin, but looks like wood. Plenty of room for everything plus!

Now let's talk about the chairs. Wow!  They fold flat.  Are resin but look like composite wood.  Are solid, completely functional, and adjustable as reclining camp chairs.  The style is the same as the chairs Snoopy fights with at Thanksgiving, but these don't bite. 😄

So what do you think, Mel?
Oh, I like this addition to our house.  Very comfy.

Thank you for joining us today.  Stay safe and well and warm!