Wednesday, August 9, 2017

T stands for Tardy for the Party...

Routine, not always easy when you get thrown a curve ball, and once you are out of that routine, it can be tough to restart. So in an attempt to maintain, I am staying small. Blogging and posting to instagram at least once a week hopefully will help me stay a little creative. At some point, when things level off, I will try to expand my creative pursuits.  What I have found is blogging works really well, because I've established a personal connection with people, and that is something I really enjoy. I love all of the ideas I get from blogging, instagram and pinterest.
instagram

I love Bluebeard and Elizabeth's blog, for the content and the people I have been introduced to through it. I look forward to posting to T stands for.. and reading other people's entries and gaining a glimpse into their world.

My T stands for is my tardy entry of my breakfast this morning.
homemade...
I just read an article about how instagram is determining the menu and design choices for restaurants.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2017/08/07/instagram-ruining-food-and-might-only-one-who-cares/GlZVsoSzmMKRpzrtenjfQN/story.html

My photo confirmed a little of what this article has to say. I don't know if there is any place as comfortable for me as my kitchen table. You really can't taste my homemade brown bread dolloped with delicious strawberry jam made my friend Eileen. Added a nice iced coffee to wash it down.

You will also see my Susan Branch binder with my favorite recipes. I have been struggling for years to make a brown bread similar to the Irish brown bread This is really difficult to replicate with the difference in flour over here. I've tried alot of different recipes, with varying success. This loaf proved to be the most successful, courtesy of a recipe from Frankie, the barmaid at the Banshee.  It's made it into the binder and gave me the chance to do some calligraphy.
This recipe made the cut!
There are also postage stamps Fi picked up for me as a surprise. That girl knows the way to her momma's heart!
Love them! so colorful!
I love snail mail, and Pushing the Envelope exchange and MMSA have given me an opportunity to indulge. I have also made some great penpals in the process. My mail slot has evolved from a source of bills and junk mail to a bastion of some happy correspondence. I am working diligently on bringing back the United States Postal Service to its former glory one letter at a time.  


So cheers to letters, stamps, blogging, and  Bluebeard and Elizabeth!
The last of the bottle..
Time to open a new one.
Cheers!



18 comments:

  1. Better late than never! Good to see you at TSFWednesday! Hope you continue to have fun with your swaps and correspondence, Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie. Mail is always fun😊

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  2. These postage stamps are really wonderful! and yes, instagram and pinterest are so addictive, spending way to much time there;)
    happy belated t-day:)

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    1. There are so many great stamps. Consider Instagram and Pinterest creative research!😉

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  3. I don't know about Insagram as I don't do instagram, but I certainly lovel Pinterest and waste a lot of time on it really. When it's time to go to bed, and I check my emails just in case there is something important, I see the message: We thought you might like these pins. And of course I have to go look and of course I love them, as they have that one sussed out. And before I know it, it is 1 or 2 in the morning!
    Stamps! Beautiful! They are so hard to get nowadays as post offices have machines. I do Postcrossing (postcards al over the world www.postcrossing.com) and I love to receive mail. Most people write a Little something.
    Belated happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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    1. Thanks Lisca. Looked at postcrossing and I am going to do that! If you'd like a letter from me, message me your details.💌 I love the stamps.

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  4. I enjoy stopping by your blog. It's like being able to visit with you even when schedules don't coincide.

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    1. Yes CJ, a great way to keep in touch. Looking forward to art Skype this week and hearing all about your class.

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  5. I know what you mean about getting back in the swing of things when the routine gets changed. I like your penmanship page a lot. And your breakfast looks good. My kind of breakfast. Hope you get back into the groove and you don't disappear. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Thank you Erika. Still working on finding my groove, aiming for once a week, and will try to up it in a bit.

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  6. Loved seeing your lettering! Your breakfast looks delicious - You may be late posting but I am even later to say Happy T Day to you! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thank you Chris. I enjoy lettering and it is nice to share. Your positive comments are most appreciated!

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  7. Always glad to see a post from you. My blogging is far from consistent. I post when I have something to share, which lately has been less often than usual. I do have a couple posts I need to work on. I love those stamps, and will now be on the lookout for them. I always try to have nice postage stamps for the cards I send out. Your lettering is beautiful. Calligraphy has always been an interest of mine. Years ago I took a couple of courses, but need to commit to some serious practice before I can put it to use.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I am aiming for some consistency, and I do feel that blogging gives me a reason to think creatively and practice. I enjoy your posts so much too. Looking forward to your next one.

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  8. Goodness, Nan. For a host, I'm even LATER than you. I've been offline all day working on my tutorial and just now returned to the blog.

    Your penmanship is wonderful. I just wish I could write my name so I could read it (grin).

    I'm not one who eats breakfast, but yours looks yummy. I would have anything iced about now, too. Looks like iced coffee to me, and it looks like the way I drink it, too.

    Those stamps are fabulous. Yep, Fi sure knows you well. Anyone would appreciate getting a letter from you, especially with your great handwriting and those awesome stamps.

    I am a blogger and am not on any other social media site, PERIOD. I spend enough time visiting my blog friends, I would be on my computer 24/7 if I decided to join any of those other sites.

    Thanks for joining in this week. I am so sorry I'm late, but I appreciate your gorgeous calligraphy, your beautiful stamps, and your breakfast and drink you shared with us for T this Thursday (that is just sad I'm so late).

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. Yes the stamps are great. There have been quite a lot of good ones released lately. personal message me if you would like some snail mail.

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  9. So sorry I missed your post this T Day and glad you joined in the fun 😁. Your bread toasted with jam looks so yummy too. What delightful postage stamps from Fi and your happy mail is lovely 😁. Wishing you a happy belated T Day! J 😊

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    1. Thank you Jo. I was way behind on my posting, so need to up my game or at least get to the starting line sooner.

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