Lot 48: darling, would you like some tea??

November 24, 2014

darling, would you like some tea??

i know i am infamous for my dislike of weekend recaps, but i gotta tell ya, i feel myself warming up to them.  i have started to kind of like sharing what i did over the weekend, if it is something really fun, and reading what all of you did over the weekend too.  

but before we do that, i have three very exciting announcements!

i  guest posted on the southern thing's blog yesterday! you can check out my post here

i have been invited to the social fabric community!!! ever since i started blogging and saw these posts around the internet on blogs, i have wanted to be part of this community!!   it has been a great goal of mine, but is invite only.  and on saturday, i was invited!! i am so excited!! so yes, we will have some sponsored posts now and then, but i promise to make them fun!! i am so excited and honored and can't wait to get started!! 

we have planned a trip to LA in april!! one of my favorite bands, maroon 5, just released their new album and it is the their best album yet.  once i fell in love with the album, i just knew i had to get to a concert.  so we are going to see them apr 4!! we will be in LA apr 2-5.  we will go to universal studios, six flags, knotts berry farm and the concert!! disneyland bores us, we are kind of over it.... .so that is not on the agenda.  we WILL make it to disneyworld again and this time it won't be a business trip and we will take a full week to see all the parks because disneyworld is infinitely more awesome than disneyland. i am so excited for this LA trip i just can't wait!! sooooo excited!! i have a countdown on my phone and can't wait!! 

also, i am putting together a giveaway for december that will be paypal cash!! you are more than welcome to join in, participating in giveaways is the BEST way to gain followers!! the more links you submit, the more money will be up for grabs!!! please fill out the form and submit money by thursday, november 27.  the giveaway will run from dec 1 - dec 8. 

okay!! now the weekend!! my sweet friend elizabeth hosted a tea party on saturday and it was so much fun!! she had been to london and just gotten back from a meditteranian cruise and had gotten all these authentic tea cups from all over the world.  my tea cup was from buckingham palace!!! it was so fancy!! look at that table!! 

the serving table

me with my lovely friend and host, elizabeth.

everything was absolutely delicious!! elizabeth knew everything about high tea, and all the traditions that went with it.  she knew that high tea included lunch, so we had tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwhiches and she got clotted creme for the scones and tea from the downton abbey line, and had cut the lemon just the right way so that it fit the ccircumferenceof the tea cup, just as tradition indicated!! she had her friend who owned a catering business make all the authentic treats, and it was alll sooooo good!! 

cucumber sandwhiches, gluten free chocolate chip cookies, and my lovely tea cup!! 

my favorite tea was the wild berry.  it was delicious!! what you see are smore cupcakes, chocolate carmel candies and oraange scones and biscuits!! 

this is the traditional english cake that is accompanied with high tea.  it was amazing, and the pink part was rose/lavender flavored. 


those purple cakes were to die for, they were raspberry with this crusted sugar on top and the white things are pumpkin.  then we had traditional biscuits.  

that night we headed to my sister's house because we were really missing my babies.  i only expected to see my sister andrea's kids, but jessica's kids were there too!! and my parents!! it was such a nice surrise!! there were all the babies except sweet june and avery!!
everybody loves uncle taran!

i am so in love with that boy

even though he spat up on me everywhere.  alllll down my arm, my pants and my shirt.  yum.

 i love having all my babies around me!! 

ollie in his pilgrim hat.  {insert heart emoji here}


that night, we went to red iguana to celebrate my invite to social fabric.  i had been craving this place for a looong time.  it is the BEST mexican food you will ever have in your life.  unfortunately, it is only in northern utah.

TACOOOS!! lindsay, natalie, are you jealous??

there was a guitarist going around to tables, and asked us if we wanted a romantic, happy, or sad song.  i said "romantic!!" i really liked the song.  what do you think?? 
when we got home, we decorated our tree!! because we don't believe you have to wait until after Thanksgiving to put it up!! 

Christmas time is here!!!!!!'

sunday my lovely health issues really flared up and it was a very painful day physically.  i spelt until 2 and then blogged and read cosmo and lost lake by one of my favorite authors, sarah addison allen. then my visiting teacher came over {a visiting teacher in the Mormon church is someone who visits your monthly to give you a friend, support and kindness. they kind of are your automatic friend who helps you when you need it and watches your back.  it's koool} then taran and i cuddled and watched our movie, megamind.  we watched it on the night taran kissed me for the first time, so it is our movie.  then because tobias from arrested development is in it, we had a craving to FINALLY finish the fourth season of arrested development because we all know that was the worst season and hard to follow.  but we needed to finish it! so we made some progress on that.  

i felt really lousy all day sunday because i felt so crappy physically.  my health problems that put me on disability leave haven't fully resolved themselves.  so i was feeling lousy and bad about myself and bad for me.  but then i thought, "hey, any day i get to cuddle with the hubs and relax is a good day."  so then i just decided to enjoy it.  and that was my weekend!! not too shabby!! right???

ps. best lines from megamind:
"it's a window.  all the kids are looking out 'em."
"i went to shoooool"
"but revenge can reheated in the microwave of evil!!"
"a lifetime warranty doesn't apply if the product isn't used for the intended purpose!!"
"that was weird for everyone."
"sure, everyone make fun of the cool guy."
we love that movie!!

and now in the holiday spirit,  win this awesome gift car to world market to decorate your house in the holiday spirit! hosted by meagen at the modern tulip!! best of luck!! 

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  1. That tea looks like so much fun! And delicious! Glad you had a great weekend! Sorry you ended it not feeling well, I hope you are doing better today!

  2. I wish I were at that tea party! What a great idea! And very neat that she got the tea cups from around the world! Sorry to hear about your flare up. Hope you are feeling better today...

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  3. That tea party looks so great! I wanna do one now!

    I can't wait for you to come out here in April! That's going to be so much fun. Even if you don't like the Happiest Place on Earth...

  4. What an awesome weekend! We love theme parks too and Universal is one of our favorites!

  5. I've been wanting to join Social Fabric and will try to once I'm back in the states-- congrats, girl!! Also, that hat just looks darling on you :)

  6. My holidays growing up have always been sporadic due to my parents' working schedules, but our one staple food that we have every Thanksgiving and Christmas is a strawberry jello salad we refer to as "pink stuff". Last year was my first Christmas being married, and I made baked french toast for breakfast Christmas morning then my husband and I opened our gifts to each other before heading to my parents' house for the rest of the day. I'm thinking I will try to make the french toast breakfast a tradition.


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