A Fantasy and This & That

I have a fantasy…my husband walks into the bedroom with a beautiful cup in hand and says, “Love, would you like a cup of tea.” And it’s not just any old cup of tea that he makes. He knows how to make the perfect cup of tea (and has picked out the prettiest cup or one that just suits my mood). Tea just the way I like. ALL the ways I like it, actually (English tea, with milk in first, green tea with honey, my teavana concoction, etc. etc.) Don’t get me wrong …the Mister is great. He emptied the dishwasher and swept the floor tonight. But making tea takes the cake.
I should be sleeping but I have a computer addiction. In case I don’t get to posting again this week due to the sickies… here are some things…This and That to be exact:
I can’t stop reading Mackin Ink
Speaking of tea, right now my tea of choice is this mix from Teavana
I thought that using an old Kleenex box for your old/dirty Kleenex’s was a good idea. It’s not. I just reached into the dirty box thinking it was new Kleenex.
I downloaded 24/7 Tutor for French (free version) for my iPhone and worked on my French while having my Non Stress Test at the OB today. What are your favorite apps?
I have been looking for one these type baskets (I like this shop, Shoe String Home . Cute blog too.)
I’m really wanting to update my blog. I’m tired of some of the images and such but I’m not very hopeful for a full on makeover before baby arrives. Maybe a few changes here and there but don’t even hold me to that, please. Update 1, complete. Profile picture current (well at least for the next 4 weeks it is).
Did anyone watch this episode of Oprah? I’m always so fascinated about how other women around the world live. And was totally taken by Denmark. They let their babies sleep outside, when no one is watching them and a family with 3 kids live in this house. Chic and petite.
Someone please tell me what to hang on my walls in my baby boy/guest room. The more I look, the more confused I get. And I can’t stop looking. So far, I’ve just ordered this for the walls (its one thing & its small). I did get the blue pillows & the olive green elephant baby blanket.
Oh, and my new favorite tv show this season is this.
Well, my tea is not making itself so I’m off to fulfill my own fantasy tonight (and I might have some cookies too....these are REALLY GOOD)
image via Tumblr


  • Tamstyles
    Commented on October 27th, 2009 at 10:32pm

    i watched the oprah show that you are talking about…it was interesting. i wonder if they were 100% behind their comments…they just seemed tooooo happy to me..hope its true though.

  • Marisa
    Commented on October 27th, 2009 at 11:19pm

    teavana is the best. you are adorable + i just love your blog. hope you feel better soon!

  • A-M
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 2:12am

    Oh my goodness Trina, you are so busy… busy baby mode… I remember that. I too am a tea addict… pretty easy to please me though as I only have it black. I love your photo with baby in your side bar… how exciting… oh how I wish I met the man of my dreams earlier, had babies earlier and didn't get too old to have babies so fast! Cherish your gorgeous belly! A-M xx

  • Jo Archer
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 3:52am

    Thanks for these snippets. i watched the Oprah clip and must admit I couldn't live in that house. It looked too much like a shopping mall, and someone has serious OCD! I always put my babies outside too. They were wrapped up and snuggled into a big, Silver Cross pram. The fresh air was good for them. Do you not do that there?

  • karey m.
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 6:24am

    you're having a babe! i've got to read down and see when…until then, feel free to hang out on my blog to see what NOT to say or do.

    ugh. fail!

    let me go read more! xoxo

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 7:36am

    Hi friends.. thanks for all the sweet comments…
    Baby is coming in 3-4 weeks… CRAZY!!!!
    Jo- well you just don't hear much of putting your baby outside to sleep. They showed these babies sleeping in their prams outside in a common area (like outside of an apartment/flat building) and they left the babies out their while the parents were inside. You DEF would not do that here.. someone would take your baby.

    And that house in the video… I would be afraid of all that glass….glass floors big glass windows….see through bathroom. I think my little guy would jump on it and fall through or something. What would be most fun is to watch a family live in that kind of home for 24 hours and see what life is like!


  • The Pocket Stylist
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 10:32am

    What a great fantasy tea is my fav I love blackberry sage… wonderful blog!!


  • Katie Lynn
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 10:35am

    1. I'm a tea fiend as well! I love, love, love my tea — If you like traditional black tea (English, Irish, whatever), I'd highly recommend investing in a tea ball for loose tea leaves, and also in a "brown betty" … A small teapot made from a certain type of clay found only in Ireland. The Irish actually drink more tea than both the English and Indians, and they say it makes the best tea in the world. :)

    2. Didn't see the Oprah show you wrote about (I've been rather disenchanted with her lately), but I was fortunate enough to vacation in Denmark about 4 years ago — Fabulous! Some of the happiest people in the world, and it shows. Couldn't live there, but loved it, and would definitely go back for another visit.

  • Cassandra Marie
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 1:08pm

    Yeah, having tea made for you without you having to ask is the sweetest! :) Feel better!

  • paula
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 2:52pm

    oh boy, it seems I have a lot of catching up to do after reading this post, ha!

  • paula
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 2:56pm

    Just went back and watched the house from Denmark… 3 kids no way. where is the stuff!

  • Alabaster Rose Designs
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 6:33pm

    I just found your blog when I was looking up Annie Brahler's Euro Trash. I loved the pictures of her home. How were you able to get an interview? I also love your blog site and I wish you the best with your new little one on the way! I just started a blog site and would love for you to check it out. I custom design one-of-a-kind jewelry and would love for you to see my pieces. Thanks.

  • Beach Vintage
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 9:54pm

    Firstly I love Oprah. She is so cool. Second, you are a busy busy little preggy mummy arent you, and thats why you want a change for your blog… you are getting all nesty and stuff.

  • Alabaster Rose Designs
    Commented on October 29th, 2009 at 12:06pm

    Hi Trina,
    I hope your feeling better. I completely forgot to give you my blog site address. It is alabasterrosedesigns.blogspot.com. I would love for you to visit. Tell me what you think.
    Melinda Barrowcliff-Reyes

  • Amanda
    Commented on October 29th, 2009 at 9:58pm

    I love my daily cups of tea too – English Breakfast. When we were on holidays, my husband used to make me a cuppa every afternoon – it was the highlight of my days. Love your blog!

  • Oliveaux
    Commented on October 30th, 2009 at 9:39am

    I love a cup of tea…many different types! The last few weeks before a baby are always crazy! I have the French app too along with a few others my daughter has added. Have a lovely weekend. Ax

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