Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Sweet New Friends

The Sweetest Place on Earth

A Great Place to Meet Friends

Hi! Grace here. If you're a long time follower you know we are located in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We're not too far east of the sweetest place on Earth aka Hershey PA. Yesterday was way too cold to go to the park; it's closed anyway, but not too cold to meet friends at the outlets.

First Stop AGO

Of course, our first stop was the American Girl Outlet. That was the meet point. Very easy to pinpoint.
Hi, I'm Grace!
Paula In PA!
Nice to meet you! 
You too!
Let's have some fun!
Sure thing!

So we headed to the recording studio and mixed up some great sounds.

Then we headed to the store to pick up some snacks.
Shall we have spam sandwiches?
I hear they are great! But I think mango or papaya would be better.
And pineapple!

We split up to do a bit of shopping.
I love this outfit. What are your thoughts?
It's comfy. The buttons are easy to use. 
Your outfit is cute.
Thank you. I like it. I think the top would look good with jeans and the skirt pairs nicely with a blouse or tee shirt.
I can see that.

We met back up to compare notes.
Did you find anything you liked?
Oh, yes! Ms. Dorothy is checking out now.
(giggles) Xyra is too.

Then it was off to Starbucks!
I had tea and lemon cake. Paula had hot chocolate.

We lost track of time. Too soon it was time for all of us to head home. 

Local Stop

Nonna, Xyra and I made one more stop. We finally got to try the new Steep Fines Teas & Cafe in East Greenville.
We had a lovely talk with the owner. She's very nice.
So many great teas to choose. We went with a black lychee. Very tasty.

The corgi butt cookies are adorable!

Had a great afternoon despite the overcast, cold weather. Good friends bring warmth!

À bientôt!

Note: Tea Time with Melody Q is not affiliated with American Girl, American Girl Outlet, Madame Alexander, Starbucks, or Steep Fines Teas & Cafe. All photos were taken with permission. TTwMQ does not receive compensation should you decide to visit any of the places mentioned; we were just out for a fun day.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Fun Friday: Peni Factoids

Get to Know Peni

Friday Morning

Time to get up!
Huh? What?
It's Friday and time to share your factoids with the Tea Time with Melody Q fans.
Oh! Where do I start? 
It's easy. Check out Melody's or mine; that will give you a good start.
Am I ready for this?
Sure you are!

And Away We Go

Hello! How are you doing today? I'm really new at this but looking forward to getting more practice and becoming a regular. The others told me I'm rebooting the Fun Friday Factoid series. I looked at the others to see what I'm supposed to share. Here we go.

My full name is Penelope Blaire Silverleaf. My birthday is March 12, 2010.
Even being the new girl I have a couple nicknames. Most everyone calls me Peni, but I also go by Penel. Gramma Enne uses that  one the most.
Hmmm, pets. That's an interesting question. I love all of the animals already here. The hammies and cavies are so very sweet. 
I haven't been here long enough to really bond with anyone specifically, but Rascal does like to sleep with me. 
I don't have a doll yet. 

I have quite a few hobbies. Let's start with cooking and baking. I'm really happy in the kitchen. Cookbooks are fun to explore and I like making my own recipes too. Gardening is fun; especially growing my own ingredients; you know, herbs and veggies. When it's not garden season I like to read and crochet and sew and paint. I also like to go camping and fishing and hiking. Oh, and theater! I love to be on the stage.

Animal: I'm like Melody, no favorites; I love all animals. Whether they have fins, feathers, paws, or claws; warm or cold blood.
Book: Anne of Green Gables, Nancy Drew, Pipi Longstocking...almost any book where the main character has red hair. (giggles) O secondary character...Ginny Weasley Potter RULES!
Color: All shades of green!
Food: I'm a big fan of pasta dishes and pizza.
Flower: My birth flower...the daffodil. All sizes and shades.
Instrument: If it has keys...I play piano, organ, and accordion. Yep, the accordion. Oh, and the recorder. 
Movie: The live action Beauty and the Beast is one I can watch over and over and over. 
Number: 88 (giggles)
Rock Group(s): Hmmm, well, mine don't quite fit that actual theme, but here are my favorite musical artists. RUSH, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Meghan Trainor, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Depeche Mode, Lea Salonga, Kristen Chenowith, Shirley Jones, Dick Van Dyke, Elton John, Queen, Debbie Allen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Selena Gomez.
Sport: I like watching football and baseball.
Tea: Zhena's Gypsy Tea Fire Light Chai Herbal Red Tea.
TV show(s): Supernatural, The Goldbergs, Say Yes to the Dress, A Discovery of Witches, Property Brothers, any of the Star Treks. I'm also kind of into Doctor Who.

That's it. I  hope I did okay. Let me know if you and I share any interests. I'd also like to know your favorite photo from the post. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy Birthday, Melody 2020

Party, Party!

Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday dear Melody!
Happy birthday to you!
Thank you! Thank you! (giggles)
Tell us about the other party!
It was so much fun! Right, Grace?
So the day started with a road trip to American Girl DC. you know, Tyson's Corner. We got to see Joss's new display and play and shop.

And we had fun posing by the big Christmas tree and with our friend Trinity. She went dressed as Rey.

Soon it was time to head into the bistro for lunch.
So good to see KJ and MJ again with Violet and Noname.
Joan brought her companion dragon.
We met new friends too including Vis. She loves dressing as Maryellen in 50s styles.

So much fun! Good food. And celebrating 5 birthdays!

If you have a January birthday, we send birthday wishes to you. Capricorns and Aquarians...celebrate!

PS Melody is 20 today. Grace will be 5 on January 22.  A Cap and an Aqua in our family.

Best wishes,