Tea on Tuesday

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Just A Reminder

In case you haven't noticed.....................I HAVE MOVED!!!!!!

My blog has been switched over to wordpress-  to make it easier for my followers, and me!!!

I hope those of you who are following me here, will abandon ship, and come on over to wordpress!!!!!
                                               PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE !!!

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Contest ends Friday, December 21st - would love to see her reach at least 50 likes by then!!!!!

Just a Reminder!!!!!

                                   ARTFULLY OOGLEBLOOPS has moved!!!!

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Easier posting, uploading photos, and most important of all - EASIER for you to leave COMMENTS- with no captcha, jumping hoops, or other annoyances that people seemed to find here.

Pretty new layout, several blog posts already, and some new topics coming up.

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Sadly, due to increasing annoyances with blogger- I am moving BACK to WORDPRESS.

It is heart wrenching, in a way, since it took soooo long for me to accumulate followers, and I have so many posts here. They will always be here, to refer back to!

But, with people telling me it is harder to leave comments here with cyber hoop jumping, logging in, captcha, etc; issues I have when posting photos, and lots of other little things, I finally quit WHINING and am starting anew.

New look, more posts I hope, the continuing antics of Yoshi and Finnegan, more about quilting - and, yes, there will always be TEA!

I hope you liked visiting me enough to follow me - pretend I am the Pied Piper- you have no choice but to follow me....................please???

See you there....................


Tea, Tea, and More Tea on Tuesday!!!!


                          I worked on cleaning out my pantry the other day- AGAIN!.
I am also weeding out teas that have been in there for more than a year!!!!

So as not to waste any, I have been drinking tea like crazy (plus, I love a cuppa hot tea when it's cold!!)

I am presently working my way through the bags of tea my dear friend Teresa has so kindly shared from her many trips overseas!

I alternate between the French, English, Italian, and Spanish hotel teas, only having to google translate the Italian, to make sure what it is I am drinking!!!

This morning, tho', it is my usual morning tea- Lady Grey, with local honey - or to be totally truthful, I have some tea WITH my honey!!!!!

I am very excited to report- that come spring, I will have bee hives on  my property!!!!

A couple of months ago, I met Crystal, who had recently moved here with her family from Kentucky. She sells her honey in some of the local shops. I asked if she ever put her hives in places other than their own property , and she was looking for a place!!! She and her family came out over the weekend- her husband, (the beekeeper), and two lovely children (the kids really came to see Yoshi and Finnegan!)- checked out the site, and agreed the bees will be coming here to live !!!!

The hives will be set up over the winter, the bees will arrive in the spring, and I will get some honey for letting the bees live here and pollinate to their hearts' content!!! It's a win-win!!!!

I can observe, photograph, and blog about the bees, and taste their honey!!! From a distance!!!! LOL

Crystal does sell her delicious honey online, and has a Facebook page - look her up!!!She has jars in all sizes- from wine bottle on down - very reasonable prices and VERY tasty!!!!

Now,  I can have my honey and tea too- along with a teacup for every day of the month to drink it in........

recent thrift store vintage cabinet score (from Cat's Meow, Broadway, Va)

                                               Am I a TEA ADDICT?????? 

                                                      Maybe, but is that so bad???????

                Tea, books, quilts, and more tea.....................there are worse addictions in life.........

     Please drop by anytime for tea- visit Patty and Nathalie for a list of more tea lovers today!!!

Tea on Tuesday

The steam from my tea swirls upward, misting my face, my hands wrapped in the warmth of this vintage Bavarian mug.

             I am debating moving "artfully ooglebloops" over to wordpress. 

I need to get back to posting on a regular basis, but blogger has made it difficult over the last few months.

People tell me they are unable to  leave comments,I have trouble leaving comments on others' blogs from here, my counter does not always work, I have trouble posting photos in an upright position, and it has become like jumping thru' hoops to delete and add blogs to my reading list!

           Some days it is just downright aggravating!!

I admit I am not the most computer savvy person - but it seems that blogger was sooo much simpler when I first started out.

This  has made posting on Facebook- blogger shorthand- so very appealing......

The only thing that keeps me here, is that it took soooo long to accumulate followers and readership, if not comments- and I don't want to lose that, and start from scratch!!! I am truly flattered that so many have chosen to follow me!!!

Well, my tea is cooling, I will mull this over for a while, and let you know what I decide........... If I leave, I HOPE you will follow...............

Tea on Tuesday With Sandy!

Since my computer is sketchy at best right now - and the winds are blowing 

                                            harder and harder,

 with promises of gusts to 65 mph tomorrow and a winter storm warning 'til 2pm Tuesday- I am writing this post Monday night - brief and to the point!

Happy Tea Tuesday, stay dry, and curl up with a cuppa and a friend....................