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a six senses post ~ tea with friends

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seeing ~ our friend Aaron’s Hualong (fish transforming into dragon) teapot. This very beautiful and rare teapot by Shi Fusheng is made from mixed ZiNi clay, and truly transforms the tea experience. feeling ~ lucky and blessed to have tea enthusiasts as next door neighbors and friends smelling and tasting ~ several fantastic teas! my…

elderflower fizz spritzer

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Days seem to be passing very quickly lately. I’ve been working on creative things, puttering around my house and getting absorbed in the minute details. I will cook or bake something, take photos of it, edit the photos and sometimes that’s all I get done in a day. Other days I can obsess over one…

a six senses post

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tasting ~ vouvray, fig sauce, art tea seeing ~ new magazines, kitties sleeping, teapots smelling ~ this yummy, apple scented candle sparkling and glowing on our dining room table feeling ~ yarn, yarn, yarn hearing ~ THIS lovely song by one of my favorite musical artists, Mindy Gledhill knowing ~ “The most important things are…

a six senses post

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seeing ~ crowds gathering at MOA and IKEA for shopping and for the Ice Castles! hearing ~ some great new music recommendations and childrens’ laughter feeling ~ overjoyed to spend Christmas with my favorite people tasting ~ IKEA Lingonberry soda,  Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, gravy & lingonberry conserve….lots of beautiful tea that blenders have…

six senses saturday ~ snow days

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seeing ~ Christmas decorations… glittery snow…sunlight…glowing lights downtown Red Wing that remind me of Bedford Falls every time I look at them, especially when it’s snowing feeling ~ soft, silky yarn the color of young moss, mooshy quilts, kitties snuggling in next to me with fur like goosedown and rabbits…. a warm cuppa wrapped with…

tea for two gift

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Hello friends! I’m busy working in my studio today…and putting together a “Tea for Two” gift! We gave tea gifts to all of our friends a few years ago, and it’s such a fun way to share the love of tea. You can buy everything new, or you can stash little antique shop/tag sale/ thrift…

winter wonderland ~ a six senses post

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seeing ~ a winter wonderland in Minnesota’s Mississippi River Valley (someone shook our snow globe!), the dreamy glow of Christmas lights smelling ~ candles burning….candy cooking… cookies baking tasting ~ Saturday morning Belgian waffle breakfasts… fajitas…good wine…salted caramel vanilla crunch cake hearing ~ the muffled absence of sound that fresh snow cover brings feeling ~…

a six senses post

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tasting ~ Chocolate Rocket Yerba Mate by David’s Tea…a gift from our friend Aaron…soooo yummy! chocolate, raspberries and almonds… oh my! and, a delicious turkey dinner made by the cute hubby for date night smelling ~ drawn garlic butter for steamed artichokes…. the fresh scent of pine needles filling the house…the best Christmas smell… seeing…

a six senses post

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seeing ~ hundreds of antique and vintage books on my shelves… my goal is to read at least 20 this winter…I think I’ll start with Jane Eyre… I adore the yellowed, fragile pages, and the scent of old books tasting ~ Yorkshire Gold tea with milk feeling ~ like writing… I’m on a roll hearing…

six senses saturday

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seeing ~THIS movie in the theater today… Daniel Craig is the best bond since Connery, just sayin’… candlelight on our front porch for date night… and bittersweet growing like mad among the climbing rose bushes, pine trees and grapevines out in our back yard. feeling ~ close to completing my latest yarn expedition and eager…