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Monday, March 12, 2018

Blooming Tea and Joy List Monday

My friend gave me Blooming Tea as a gift. It comes as this pod.
The pod will become a blooming flower.
The flower is usually consisted of green tea buds, jasmine, chrysanthemum, amaranth, osmanthus and lily.

 The pod.

 It is starting to bloom.

 Flower Basket, that was the name of my tea.
Yes, it does look like a flower basket.

Joy List Monday
♥ a weekly ritual ♥
 a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties and graces 
that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day

 ♥ fresh sheets on our bed .. we had lovely sun I was able to hang our sheets out on the line 

 ♥ dad and son time .. our youngest was able to spend the day helping my husband with a project

♥ almost done reading The Boys in the Boat .. the same friend who gave me the blooming tea recommended the book. 

♥ attending an event with my family and my mom won a BIG prize of the night
 ♥ making a new dessert with raspberries we froze from our garden this past summer .. a taste of summer in March


  1. That tea pod is so different. Sheets on the line, that is really awesome. I've never done that and really don't remember what it was like as a child. Congrats to your mom. Fresh frozen raspberries....now that's a treat!

  2. The tea pod is something new to me. Looks like a wonderful gift!

  3. The flower pod is so pretty...I've never seen anything like it! The Boys in the Boat was my FAVORITE book of the year last year. It was the only one that I gave 5 stars to...it was THAT good! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

  4. Love all your joy lists today. I love this tea pod. I will have to google it to see where you can get that. I love tea and I also have a good friend that loves tea. This would make a sweet little gift to give. Yum that you can make a nice desert with your garden raspberries. Enjoy.

  5. I've never ever seen anything like that! It's so pretty. You have a good joy list. Hopefully we will soon have warm sunny days again and I can hang the sheets on the line.

  6. Oh my goodness - my daughter gave me one of these - can't wait to try it now! thanks ♥

  7. ...forgot to mention ... I love your list too... thanks for the inspiration to do one of my own this morning!

  8. This is beautiful! I wonder how they do this, and are able to retain the color and shape? It is a mystery to me. What did you win? Sounds like you are starting March off with a wonderful bang!

  9. That tea is a work of art, really... I've never seen anything like this before. thanks for sharing this novelty.
    How nice that you mom won the big prize of the night. It sounds like a lot of fun. I love your thankful list and fresh outdoorsy smelling sheets. Sleep tight.
    Hugs, Julia

  10. Someone else posted about blooming tea once. What a wonderful idea and it's beautiful, too! How did it taste?

  11. I have never seen anything like your tea pod before...how beautiful and interesting. Is it good?

  12. Sheets on the line... What a true simple pleasure!

  13. Well, the tea pod is something new and different to me. It looks brilliant!

    All the best Jan


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