Friday, January 8, 2016

Third Blogoversary Part 1

2015 to 2016

Grace, Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, Melody, 2 or more, Xyra

Thank You

Thank you very much for reading, following and commenting! We really love being a part of this community and you have made 2015 very special to us. We look forward to 2016.

Year in Review

The biggest disappointment for the blog was the lens error for our Canon PowerShot A1400. One resolution for 2016 is a new camera or at least getting the A1400 fixed (if at all possible). Any Canon fans out there who can recommend a slim but good camera for less than $200?


263 posts this year. 
Highest month: December with 35
Lowest month: February with 16.
33 tea reviews.
15 regular book reviews connected with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. 
4 XBR4OF posts - that's short for Xyra's Book Reviews for Older Followers.
3 new post series/themes: Kitchen Class with Xyra, Model Monday, and XBR4OF.

Family Members

2 cats (Tutu and Pyewacket)
1 cow (Garnet)
1 dog (Bonbon)
2 minis (Tama and Madeline)
1 sister (Grace), YAY! 
I really think we are forgetting someone here...oh, well.


Since it's a school day, we are going to have our party tomorrow. But we really started last night by watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Oh, that Cedric!
Um, Harry. (laughing)
Anyway, we wanted to show you that the honey Kaya and Xyra fixed yesterday is still liquid.
And we're really looking forward to our party because we finally get to open the Raspberry Cordial.
AND we won't confuse it with currant wine like Diana did.

Best wishes,


  1. Oh I can't wait to see the party! Real raspberry cordial! We made some for my birthday party, I think two years ago. If you drink too much you will get giggly, so be careful! Which Harry Potter movie is your favourite?
    Can't wait to see how your blog will bloom and grow with the new year!
    Keep up the great work!

    1. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite, but all are really good at building the story.

      Thank you! :)

  2. All together now, just like on The Flintstones:

    "OOOOOHHHH.....Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, HAAAAPPY Anniversary!"

    1. Our favorite episode! Love how they pushed the piano from house to house. :) Thank you!

  3. Great job! Three years is an awesome accomplishment.

  4. Congratulations and Happy Blogaversary!!! What a great way to celebrate, HP & the Goblet of Fire is my favorite of all of the movies. I especially love the beginning when they are at the Quidditch Cup. Ron's hero worship of Viktor is too funny!

    1. Thank you! Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite; Goblet of Fire is awesome too. I do love how Cedric drops from the trees before they hit the portkey.