Sunday, February 19, 2012

A few random Sunday night thoughts

1. I have been drinking lots and lots of herbal tea lately. I can't get enough. At least 2 cups a day. Green tea in the morning, chamomile at night, and Tazo passion in between. Passion is the best tasting tea I have ever had. It is super dark fuschia when brewed and super strong flavor-wise. Yum. I also always put a spoonful of raw local honey in my tea. I freakin' love this stuff. It is hard, and you scrape it out of the jar, and it has all these little flecks in it. Raw local honey is supposed to help with seasonal allergies. I am hoping because mine are terrible. The idea is that the bee pollen in the honey is supposed to desensitize you. I'll let you know come spring.

2. Josh almost burned the house down yesterday (I am totally exaggerating) by using a dishtowel as a potholder in the oven. The towel caught fire, but we put it out quickly. It was sort of Penny's fault (maybe) because our oven mitt has gone missing, and we're pretty sure she hid it somewhere. We went out to Marshalls later in the day, and I found super soft bamboo oven mitts. I bought two, and also two new dish towels. I didn't really need them, but I couldn't resist. They were super cute and fun for spring. Sorry, no picture, as they are in the wash right now.

3. Penny is learning animal sounds left and right (tiger, sheep, goat, monkey, dog, owl, snake, cow), and doing adorable pretend play like hugging her baby doll and "talking" on the phone. It is the cutest thing ever. I love this age!

4. We are in the final stage of renovations for our home. It involves a new sewing room for me (twice the size), which is so exciting. Should be move-in ready in a few weeks. It also involves getting rid of horrible wood paneling. Woo hoo!

Hope you all had a great weekend!


  1. I have been enjoying the same honey in my tea lately, love the stuff, too!

  2. We've done local raw honey for several years now, and I can personally attest to its allergy-tempering ways. My allergies were awwwwwful in Virginia's springtime, so I am curious to see how things go this spring in MO. (And we found a great source of local honey here, too.)I read something to the effect of the honey needing to be w/in 20-30 miles of where you live (I think), but ours was from maybe a little bit further away in VA(close to an hour's drive), and I still had noticeable positive effects. But, I guess, the closer it is the better it is for your allergies.

    Looking forward to hearing more about the sewing room reno!