Friday, February 17, 2012

Portrait of a Beautiful Day

Yesterday, according to Tradition, is National Reading, Chocolate, and Lovely Cosyness in General Day.  Journaling, blogging, reading Georgette Heyer (My Lord John, marvelous so far!) and sipping tea all. day. long.  Snuggling with my cat in the rocking chair, and listening to lovely romantic music.  My sisters sneaking about, snipping paper hearts and wrapping mysterious small packets that invariably turn out to be shockingly bright works of art in colored pencil or maybe a tiny cowgirl doll stitched by hand.  
This year, I got a set of two hand crafted clay Scarlet Pimpernel hairpins.  Does my sister know me, or what?  I plan to feature them in a Marguerite inspired outfit post soon... I know, I'm terrible about posting things right after I promise them to you.  But they are all on the list, and I will get to them...! ;)

The Scarlet Pimpernel hairpins are wonderful.  So was the crumbling, tottering, double-layer cake complete with chocolate frosting that the girls made for me.  And the box of Hornady LeverRevolution .30-30 ammo.  
Oh yeah.  My dad knows me pretty well, too.
And it snowed... perfect, tiny flakes that stick to your sleeve and show each wonderful, miraculous detail.  Like powdered sugar falling from the sky.
 My newly discovered love:  chocolate mint oolong tea from Stash.  Like drinking bliss from a teacup.
In a moment of weakness, I mixed a packet of Swiss Miss into the piping hot blend.

And very nearly died of scrumptious overload.
I love having my birthday in February...

All of you wonderful ladies have blessed me so much with your Literary Heroine entries!  As soon as I can, I will visit each and every one of you... and be sure to do the same with each other!  It is just plain delightful to blog hop around and get to know one another over a cup of tea and our mutual love of literature and heroines!
I've been enjoying your favorite birthday memories for the giveaway so much, too... 

And thank you so much for stopping by today.  You are a special and very important part of this blog, and I want you to know how much it means to me to be able to share my thoughts, inspirations, and blessings with you.


  1. You look so cozy and comfy:)
    I love you so much,

  2. Kellie- I am so delighted that you had a birthday that was perfect for you in every way!! What a grand entrance to a new decade!And I think I join others in thanking you for creating a way for all of us to share together in Accordion to Kellie. This is my first literary blog party and it is inspirational!!

  3. What a lovely day!

    Chocolate mint tea? Wow, how come I have never heard of that before? I need to find some. Chocolate and mint are like magnets for me, they are chiefly responsible for ruining every plan to eat healthy I've ever made. :) Thanks for introducing me to a new way to enjoy it!

    (no, that wasn't said in sarcasm)

  4. Your day sounds completely *delicious*!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!!!!!!

  5. Happy Birthday Kellie! I was drooling over your mint chocolate tea! It sounds blissful! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful birthday! God bless!

    ~Miss Purity

    @ Keep thy Heart with all Diligence

  6. Happy Birthday, Kellie!!! I'm so glad you had a lovely day! This post completed my day and made me *really* longing for some of that tea. :) I can't wait to see you soon!

  7. Kellie enjoying your blog so much..beautiful pictures,not only of you but your place there.
    Did you get your hair cut?

  8. Ah, I think that sounds like a perfect sort of day! And Wives and Daughters makes it that much more wonderful, in my opinion. ;)

  9. I just found your blog today. I'm sitting here a little "little under the weather", too cold to creep out from under my blanket. So instead of doing my own sewing, I've been inspired of pages of yours, life in a little tent tucked among the trees with visits from sweet sisters. Your eye for beauty has smoothed the rough edges of my day into delight.

  10. Funny you should have "Wives and Daughters" in your Birthday post...that's what we watched during my Birthday Week! Hee.

    The more you talk about Chocolate Mint Oolong, the more I want to try it. And mixed with cocoa? Genius!

    I will try to get my own LHBP post up soon--my life has been crazy!!!

    TTYL, and God bless,
    ~"Wild Rose"~

  11. Your perfect day sounds an awful lot like one of mine! Tea, books, chocolate, and cozy music! The 2007 Pride and Prejudice soundtrack is my favorite one to relax to =)
    ~ Mirriam

  12. Oh my, I love that picture and all your lovely items. That tea sounds divine! I will have to see if it is available near us.

    My birthday is in February as well...I think it's a wonderful month for celebrations!

  13. Thank you *so* much for all of the wonderful comments, everyone!

    Amanda: You're so welcome;)

    Mandy: Hope to see you soon, too!

    lismith22: Oh no, my hair was just up in a half bun that day...:)

    Barbara: Thank you, thank you for writing that encouraging note. I am so happy that my blog has been a blessing to you in some way! Hoping you are feeling much better, as well.

    Wild Rose: Ha! Wives and Daughters is one of the best. Great minds think alike;)

    Mirriam: Speaking of great minds, I was mostly listening to that soundtrack, as well! So fun.

    And Mrs. Pedersen, Happy birthday to you! Hope you can find some of the tea... it is divine;)


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