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Dec 28, 2009

Expiration



I do hope that a glorious Christmas was had by all!  Is everyone enjoying a little wind down time?

My Christmas was wonderful!  My brothers and their families gathered together with mine at the home of our parents.  We gave, laughed, and loved!  What a day!

I am realizing something about myself after all these years.  I definitely enjoy the buildup to Christmas more than the actual day.  This does not reduce the reason for or the pleasure of the actual event.  I just love the prelude to Christmas, the fanfare, the transformation of business as usual into an explosion of lights, music, and color.  I adore the concerts, the worship, plays, treats, crafts, adornment...

And, though I love to shop, it's not the retail atmosphere that does it for me.  In fact, I did very little shopping this year.  No, it's the Spirit that wells up even in those who don't celebrate the birth of Christ.  It's contagious and delightfully disruptive.

PHOTO: "Frosty the Snowman" By abbietabbie on Flickr.com

Dec 23, 2009

Foodie Fun


"Ginger Breadman Madeleine"
By mellow_stuff at Flickr.com 

I haven't had my coffee yet and I'm untypically hungry for morning. It's widely publicized that a regulated metabolism depends upon eating a healthy breakfast.  I understand this and even agree with it.  My stomach doesn't always comply.

I wake up with creative things driving my energy.  And, that does include food.  First thing this morning, I went to my laptop and began looking at food inspired blogs.  Pouring through the imaginative food photos of bloggers, photographers, and food stylists is euphoric!  I have often wondered how many recipes I took on because I was first hooked by the deftness of a food stylist.

Through the use of hashtags on Twitter, I discovered Tartlette, a blog of utterly scrumptious food photos authored by Helen Dujardin.  A transplant from France, Helen now resides in Charleston, North Carolina.  Her writing and photographs are an inspiration.  If Poached Pear and Almond Fallen Souffle Cakes or Calamansi Mousse Tartelettes with Candied Kumquats, and Eggnog Macarons are not enough to make you click, I'll pray for you.

On Twitter, I have compiled a list of 500 food-coffee-tea related Twitter accounts, and I have a second in the works.  You may link to my first list, Foodie-Fun-1, by clicking HERE.

Dec 18, 2009

A Christmas Gift Tag



I am normally in the habit of saving attributions on everything I download.  Either this did not have one, or I was remiss.  If you know who created this tag, please let me know.  On textured cardstock, this makes a pretty gift tag!

NOTE: Yummy appetizer one post down...

Yummy Appetizer

Bacon 'N Cheddar Bubble Bread
Ingredients:

package (11.3 ounces) refrigerated dinner rolls
1/2 
cup (2 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese

tablespoon real bacon bits or 1 slice bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled





Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray Mini-Baker with nonstick cooking spray. Separate dough into eight rolls; cut each roll into quarters. Combine cheese and bacon bits in Small Batter Bowl; mix gently. Toss each piece of dough in cheese mixture until lightly coated; place in baker.
  2. Bake 20-22 minutes or until top is deep golden brown. Remove from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Run knife around edge of bread to loosen. Carefully lift bread onto serving plate. To serve, pull apart or slice into wedges.
Yield: 8 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 140, Total Fat 4.5 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Carbohydrate 18 g, Protein 6 g, Sodium 70 mg, Fiber 1 g

Variation: Dill 'N Cheddar Bubble Bread: Substitute 1 teaspoon dried dill weed for the bacon bits. Proceed as recipe directs.

© 2009 The Pampered Chef used under license.
http://www.pamperedchef.biz/cookwithkj


Dec 16, 2009

Trash Digging


"If I just dig a little deeper."

I grew up in a suburban area of Long Beach, California. On many mornings my best friend, Debbie, and I would get up before sunset on Trash Day. Pulling her red wagon, we foraged through trash bins, searching for those items that were "unbelievably" discarded. "What were they thinking?"

My parents weren't particularly thrilled about the neighbors seeing their teenage daughter sorting through the neighbors' trash. Surprisingly though, they permitted me to do it. 

Once the items were home, I would proudly display my prizes on our patio picnic table. Among my favorite finds were an old Brownie camera and a Interior Design book of fabric swatches. The camera didn't work but I loved the way it looked. And, the fabric samples were used for several years in various projects.

Dec 15, 2009

Christmas Poetry



Choose wisely then, each ornament
And frosted tinsel skein
For branches that have worn the jewels
Of gleaming mountain rain.

-Elizabeth Ellen Long 

Christmas is here,
Merry old Christmas,
Gift-bearing, heart-touching,
Joy-bringing Christmas,
Day of grand memories,
King of the year!

-Washington Irving

Dec 10, 2009

"The Christmas Tree" Napkin Fold - Revisited

"The Christmas Tree" Napkin Fold 

[This was originally posted in 2007.  I get many requests for the directions, so I thought I would publish it again.] 

One of the benefits of conducting workshops in retail settings is having access to so many lovely linens, as well as a plethora of tableware and decorative accents! What bliss to be able to play and create tablescapes—all in the name of demonstration!

During workshops, my goal is to present fresh material that isn't on a trend of replication in home-themed magazines. Sometimes, having exhausted ideas from my numerous volumes of napkin folding books, I resort to creating folds of my own. "The Christmas Tree" fold (above) is an example of one such inspiration, and I have never seen this idea published. For your holiday pleasure, I would like to share this napkin fold with YOU!

This is one fold where the napkin should not have a wrong side. I used a reversible print to make the fold interesting. Cotton linens—with or without fringe—work extremely well. If you opt for synthetic fibers, try to include cotton in the mix. Also, realize that this is one napkin fold where neatness counts.

Start with a napkin of even measurements and fold it 2 times to form a smaller square. Point the 4-layered corner toward you.

Begin to peel up each of the 4 layers to align with the top point of the napkin. Space each layer about 1 inch apart. Once done, the napkin should look like the photo below.

With hands placed on the top and bottom of the napkin, flip it over from right to left. The fold should resemble the photo below.


Bring the left and right sides together, neatly aligning the top of each panel to form a triangular space at the top of the napkin. The bottom point should be about 1 inch wide. Now flip the napkin over from bottom to top.

Once the napkin has been flipped over, take the top flap and gently peel it up until it forms a neat triangle. It will look sloppy if you allow the triangle to droop. Be careful not to pull the top up too far as this could result in having to start over.

Repeat this step with each layer, tucking the tip beneath each previous fold. Make sure the bottom portion is perfectly aligned with the backside.

At this point the napkin can be arranged flat on top of a plate, or it can be placed upright by pulling the back panels out slightly or leaning it against something. This fold looks beautiful as is, or a metallic star sticker can be placed at the top of the tree. Place-cards shaped like little gifts can be assembled under the tree or tucked under the boughs. I have even placed a pretty pin—as a gift—at the top of the tree, always making sure that it has a backing.

Note: Feel free to use this fold for your own Christmas celebration! Please do not use these photos or publish this napkin fold without my express permission. Thank-you.


Dec 9, 2009

Silver Anniversary and A Winner!

ANNIVERSARY

Yesterday was my 25th Wedding Anniversary! I wrote on my Facebook Wall: "Barry and I have been married 25 years today! I remember saying 'I do,' and then it seems like we blinked! Now, with 3 incredible children, an awesome son-in-law, and a grandson in the oven, we have arrived, by God's Love and Grace, at this noteworthy Anniversary!" I am married to a hard working, honorable man who loves the Lord and his family! Cheers to another 25!

A WINNER

As a few of you know, I also just celebrated my 500th post on eye-dyllic. This happened about the time that I welcomed my 500th friend on Facebook. There's no connection, but I thought it was a coincidence.

One friend, Joyce, commented that she was surprised that more people were not entering my 500th Post Giveaway. After all, I had posted this for all my 500 friends on Facebook to see. {{GRIN}}  Yet, I'm not really surprised. When I began my Pampered Chef business, my recreational time got swallowed up. Although I am getting back into my blog routine, I am still challenged with making visits. And, when my appearance dwindles at other blogs, my visits here decline.  It's understandable.

So, I did not advertise this Giveaway to other bloggers. I just left it open to those who visit on their own accord and perhaps have been patient with my business growing pains.

Are you ready? My son, Brock, drew the winner.


Jo slipped in at the last moment, relieved that she had not missed it.  And, indeed, she became the winner!  Joyce, you were so tenacious.  I pinkie promise to do this again!  Thanks to all you wonderful ladies for participating!

Nov 26, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



"None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy."
-Fred De Witt Van Amburg

We have so much to be grateful for! Here's wishing you heaping helpings of gratitude and God's love on this wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

And, don't forget to enter my 500TH POST GIVEAWAY!  The winner will receive a Pampered Chef Large Round Stone (Pizza Stone).  Just scroll down...

Nov 21, 2009

500th Post Giveaway!


Welcome to my 500th Post!  To celebrate this occasion, I am hosting a special Giveaway!  Since I am a Pampered Chef Consultant, I will be giving away one of our Large Round Stones, now with built-in handles!  I call this our Large Pizza Stone and aside from the obvious, it is awesome for baking and broiling, too.

|eye-dyllic| has become a wonderfully rewarding record of my hurdles and victories: my  agonies and ecstasies!  I am so thankful to my many friends who have followed me on this journey, even being patient with me as I have had to step aside for business building and moves. Any break I have taken has always driven me back laden with ideas and musings to share, and a vital need to connect with you, my fellow bloggers and readers. Thank-YOU for everything!

RULES FOR ENTERING:
  1. Simply leave a comment on this post.  You may enter multiple times but only once per day.
  2. You will receive an extra entry for each friend that you refer to this Giveaway.  They must reference your name in their post.
  3. The Deadline for Entry is: December 7th at Midnight PST.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE PRIZE

 
To learn more about our Stoneware, click HERE.

Nov 17, 2009

Turkey Trot 17 - Ouch!


Organized Greetings - Cards for Professional Organizers 

I am publicly confessing that this is what my dining table looks like at the moment. My oak desk sits right next to the dining area. I do not have a spare room for my Pampered Chef office, so my dining table occasionally serves as work space. Right now, I am preparing for a Boutique, so the table is busy with my creative projects. Believe me, I can not wait to set up my Thanksgiving centerpiece and return life to normal.
 

Nov 16, 2009

Turkey Trot 16 - "He's got a point."

<= This impostor has a "point" alright!

With this post, I am only 1 step away from my 500th blog post!  I am thrilled to be arriving at this blog milestone!  In fact, I will be hosting a 500th Post Giveaway!  And, wait until you see the prize!  So keep popping back. 

NOTE: Have you taken the Turkey Quiz?  Scroll down.

Nov 14, 2009

Turkey Trot 14 - See Garf Scarf

Garfield has never been known for moderation?  Afterall, he has a book out entitled, "Will Eat for Food"!

Have your Thanksgiving eating habits changed over the years?

Nov 12, 2009

Turkey Trot 12 - Talking Turkey?


Saved by the "Moo!"  These birds are not talking turkey, but how about you?  Do you know the real scoop on turkeys?  Try this quiz...

A male turkey is called a...
a. jack
b. cob
c. tom
d. bull

A female turkey is called a...
a. queen
b. jill
c. pen
d. hen

A baby turkey is called a...
a. hatchling
b. poult
c. pup
d. dray

A group of turkeys is called a...
a. rafter
b. hoover
c. knot
d. flock

NOTE: CLICK ON COMMENTS TO SEE THE ANSWERS.

Nov 11, 2009

Turkey Trot 11 - Our Freedom isn't Free


In deep appreciation for all those who have served America with courage and sacrifice.  I am so grateful to all the men and women who have fought for my freedom!  Thank-YOU!

Nov 10, 2009

Turkey Trot 10 - Tea




This POSTCUP, designed by Bailey Doesn't Bark, comes with a black Pebeo Porcelain Pen to personalize it.  Once the inscription is added, it is allowed to dry and then baked in the oven.  This is a novel present for others or yourself!  Oh what fun!

Nov 9, 2009

Turkey Trot 9 - Olive Oil


I went to an olive oil tasting not long ago and emerged from the experience loving this delicious and healthy oil more than ever!  It was amazing to taste each oil by itself and evaluate the individual merits.

California Olive Ranch EVOO is an award winning product grown in the northern portion of my home state.  They have been featured in Cooks Illustrated and were selected as the Winner of Olive Oils of the World Competition: LA County Fair – 2007.
Just before the turn of this century, a group of investors purchased 700 acres of land in Oroville, a small farming community in the northern California foothills. After years of research, these entrepreneurs chose this land because it had similar climate and soil conditions found only in the Mediterranean's finest olive orchards. Their goal, now achieved, was to develop a world class EVOO from California.

Now you can taste our fresh, high quality EVOO. Shop our online store to experience our California award-winning, certified EVOO.
-California Olive Ranch

Nov 8, 2009

Turkey Trot 8 - Haiku

My 500th blog post is arriving in 10 posts and I will be hosting a great Giveaway!  Details will follow.  Stay tuned.

In the meantime, I joined TwiHaiku on Twitter!  Imagine having one of my favorite poetry styles contained within 140 character tweets!  I woke up this morning to discover that my very first entry was selected as TwiHaiku of the Day!  Woo woo!

Nov 7, 2009

Turkey Trot 7 - Candle Wrapper


Sprinkles of Joy is offering this "Autumn Blessings" candle wrapper as a free download (shown in the background.)  Each page contains 4 wrappers.  This would make a fabulous guest gift at each table's place setting!  Click HERE to receive your download.

Nov 6, 2009

Turkey Trot 6 - Old Keys


Steven Depolo - Flickr.com

Have you considered adding old keys to your Holiday tablescapes?  The aesthetic pleasures of these rustic and nostalgic treasures upstage our modern house keys by far.  Old keys are currently making a decorating statement and can easily be found at flea markets and antique stores.

Use aged keys in just about any vignette.  Assemble them on old trays, in glass jars, beneath a cloche, hung from nails in pleasing arrangements, or as tie backs for curtains.  Even mixed media artists include old and faux antique keys as design elements.

Combine these with Holiday feasts by using 1 to 3 antique keys as napkin rings.  Simply loop them together with new or vintage ribbon.  An imaginative ice breaker could involve having each guest share a story about what their keys once unlocked.

Nov 4, 2009

Turkey Trot 4 - Wreaths



A wreath, for any season, equals instant gratification.  Whether you purchase a wreath or make it yourself, any living space will be instantly transformed with the simple addition of a wreath.  For more inspiration, visit Giorgina Devereaux at Decor Medley.

Nov 3, 2009

Turkey Trot 3 - Katie Brown & Qponix


Katie Brown

Katie Brown has found a new place to nest at Katie Brown | Keeping it Simple with Meijer.  Previously, I've enjoyed Katie via her television ventures and books.  Now, in her unique style, this site is chock-full of Holiday goodness.  

I discovered Katie through Qponix on Twitter, which introduced me to Meijer MealBox.  Both of these sites are interactive recipe and grocery list troves.  I entered the word "honey" and came up with a recipe for Honey-Tahini Dressing that has me eager to try.

Nov 2, 2009

Turkey Trot 2 - Food as a Centerpiece



Counting toward Thanksgiving, I will be posting bits and pieces of inspiration every day.  Here again is Matthew Mead with his enormous capacity to tweak everyday items!  His website is an affordable online magazine with virtual pages to turn, luscious photography, templates to download, and food to "sigh" for!



Nov 1, 2009

Turkey Trot 1 - Ensemble



I subscribe to Matthew Mead's website and to his inspiration.  One aspect of his creative spirit is to use what we already have on hand.  Rethinking what is right under our noses is a wonderful pursuit of pleasure and fulfillment!  To see a thing transformed by a burst of unexpected, random energy is sheer delight!

Oct 30, 2009

Comfort Food!



BROCCOLI & CHEESE MUFFINS
  • 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 (10 1/2 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 med. onion, chopped
  • 4 oz. Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 stick butter, melted
Mix all ingredients well and spoon into muffin tin that has been sprayed with Baker's Joy. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until done.

Oct 29, 2009

Apples and Social Media


"Autumn is a mediator between summer and winter."
-Karen June Miller

I relish technology and marvel at its exponential growth! Years ago, I thought email and chat rooms were the bomb!  Then, once I realized that blogs were not just political parking places, I launched one of my own—and haven't looked back...

After years of successfully avoiding MySpace, my Pastor's wife invited me to be her "friend" on Facebook.  I was simultaneously reluctant and smitten.  I have now connected with just about everything that represents the sum of my life.  Yet as my Facebook thrives, many of my other networks are sitting idle simply because the connections grew sparse.

Based on another invitation, I ended up on Twitter.  I linked with a group of wonderful blogging ladies engaged in conversation that unintentionally placed me on the sidelines.  I thought it was a silly waste of time to watch rivers of randomness.  I stepped away until I took a Social Media class.  It was then that I grasped the greater possibilities of empowering friendships and business, albeit there are many narcissistic people on Twitter.

Establishing a networking presence takes time—lots of it—and patience.  It's much like planting apple trees.  Branches become heavy with fruit as we scamper for baskets!  Eventually, breathing regulates once boundaries have been set.  Then, we absorb the harvest. 

NOTE: Apple Poster - Posters.com

Oct 15, 2009

Honey

Did I mention that one of the bonuses of Mental Pause (besides the perpetual misplacement of my mind) is itchy skin?  The product in this vintage ad looks like it would do the trick, but even more so, I'm sure just a hug from this adorable child would be like healing honey!

Oct 12, 2009

Tea for Tuesday



Flowers in My Teacup - A collage by monettenriquez

I have a few things in my gathering basket today. For one, I found a simple Internet Tea Timer called Steep.It. This gadget will tend to your tea steeping and alert you when all is done. And, for the scoop on new teas and tisanes, The Tea Review is a wonderful, thoughtful resource!

When I was first introduced me to Twitter, it seemed silly—even stupid.  I had very few connections and my "follows" were being added at the rate of about one per month.  Then, I started taking a Social Media Course.  Twitter is now one of my most exciting tools!

On Twitter, I have hooked up with dozens of tea enthusiasts, shops, and manufacturers.  Instead of having to visit their websites on a constant basis, I simply follow their tweet streams and click only on those posts that interest me the most.

You may join me @KarenJune on Twitter.com.  Check out who I am following and you will find a bevy of tea links.

Oct 10, 2009

Fall




Gathering Leaves

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?
Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

-Robert Frost

Oct 8, 2009

Tasty Morsels



In addition to yesterday's "Tea for Tuesday" post, I'd like to share this delish Pampered Chef recipe, Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches. This treat utilizes 3 of our awesome kitchen tools.




Click HERE to see the recipe and product information.

Oct 7, 2009

Tea for Tuesday

Today, I'm sharing some tea-full fun for this splendid autumn day! I am delighted by this Customizable Tea Mug Cozy created by Kate at KnitStorm. She apparently sells these on Etsy; however, she is acclimating to motherhood, so a brief break is in order. Most of her links can be found on her blog, KnitStorm.

Through Twitter, I have met a tea enthusiast,
Denise at Uniquely Tea. Her blog is brimming with charm. Denise blogs from Charleston, South Carolina. There are many treasures to found among her musings. Be sure to pay her a visit!

Denise's blog introduced me to
ExtraSprinklesPlease, an immediately inviting website with a banner that reads: "sprinkles of joy, dollops of design, and chock full of free printables." Seriously, this is a place to perk up your bookmarks, to-do lists, etc. The site also offers little items to slip into gifts and envelopes as a sudden burst of affection to those you love!

Oct 5, 2009

Leaf-spiration

Celebrate autumn with this naturally pretty wreath and/or centerpiece! Check out this website for full instructions: MyHomeIdeas.

Oct 2, 2009

Tea Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to all who participated in my AUTUMN TEA GIVEAWAY! The odds were definitely in Susie Q's favor due to extra entries she earned for referring friends to this blog. And, I thank you for that, Susie Q! But alas, when an old fashioned drawing was conducted, another name emerged.
I am posting all of the wonderful autumn contributions below. Please take a moment to peruse the beautiful images that each quote or poem creates.


And, Bliss, just send me an email with your name and address. I will order the tea and have it shipped directly to you.

Bliss said... "I love Autumn!"

grannyannie said... "Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." -Stanley Horowitz

Susie Q said...
Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
-Emily Dickinson

Mary said... "The hazy, cloudless skies of Indian Summer. Leaves scurrying down the street before the wind. The cold shiver from an arctic blast. Indian Summer. The last warmth of the sun. Chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons. The Harvest Moon. The Hunter's Moon. The Rainy Season. Dry corn stalks clattering in the wind. The touch of frost on grass and window pane. The smell of burning leaves." - Keith C. Heidorn

SusieStarr said...

October gave a party,
the leaves by hundreds came,
the Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples,
and leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
and everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

From "October's Party" by George Cooper

jamiely78 said...

No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face.
- John Donne

Sheila said...

"Delicious Autumn!
My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
-George Eliot

Bobbi Jo said...
"Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined
And spreads a common feast for all that live."
-James Thomson

Sherrylinn said... “Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.”
-William Cullen Bryant

Cyndi Evans said... "Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. "-Elizabeth LawrenceCarolyn

(Harbor Hon) said... "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
-Emily Bronte

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said... "When you look at the colors of fall you know the one holding the paint brush is God. He breathed and the the result was everlasting beauty." -Mary Boisseau, Sept '09

Joyce said... "Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter." -Carol Bishop Hipps

Pam said... "The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps- does anybody know where it was borne? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born..." -Rabindranath Tagore

PEA said... "Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower." -Albert Camus

Susie said... (a repeated favorite) "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." -Emily Bronte


Sandy said...
"Come said the wind to
the leaves one day,
Come o're the meadows
and we will play.
Put on your dresses
scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone
and the days grow cold.

-Autumn Tea Entry [on Facebook]

Sharon said... "I don't have a quote right off the top of my head, but I truly love autumn. It is a time of so much color. I like to drive around and see the changing colors of the hills."

Mary said... "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." -George Eliot

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina said... "It was autumn, and incessant/Piped the quails from shocks and sheaves/And, like living coals, the apples/Burned among the withering leaves." -Longfellow

annalene said... "I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." -Nathanial Nathaniel Hawthorne


NOTE: Links to contributors can be found in the Comments section of this post.

Sep 29, 2009

Autumn Tea Giveaway!

I love tea giveaways: especially in the fall! And, HARNEY AND SONS brews some of the most pleasurable choices! Even the packaging promises a teatime steeped in the best of this season.

So, submit your favorite fall quote for my AUTUMN TEA GIVEAWAY! The winner will receive Harney and Sons Cranberry Autumn Tea in both the 4 oz. tin and the Tagalong with 5 Sachets. I will also be posting your favorite quotes when I announce the winner!

Entry Guidelines:
  1. SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE AUTUMN QUOTE in the Comments section of this post. The quote must be about autumn. One entry only.
  2. You will RECEIVE 3 EXTRA ENTRIES for every person who enters and mentions your name. So, tell your friends!
  3. The DEADLINE to enter is: Wednesday, September 30th at Midnight PST.
Cranberry Autumn
Our Cranberry Autumn is a delicious blend of black teas from China & India with dried cranberries, oranges & cranberry flavoring. Michael Harney came up with this blend as an homage to warm memories of autumn meals made by his father, Master Tea Blender John Harney. Our Cranberry Autumn is available in seasonal tins as a loose tea in a 4 ounce tin, and in a tagalong tin with 5 sachets. Also available, but not in the festive tin, is loose tea by the pound, 7 ounce tin, and a bulk bag of 50 sachets.