Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tea-licious! FMS191







One of the hardest things about my recent kitchen renovation was not being able to brew tea for a month. Call me crazy but microwave tea just doesn't cut it for me.  I need a good boiling kettle of water to brew my tea!  I think the big guy would say one of the hardest things for him was some of the wild things I made him eat for dinner!  We fell into a pattern of ordering out a big late lunch and then figuring out something creative for dinner - like toast, hot fudge sundaes, oatmeal or popcorn.  We had pizza one afternoon before leaving for the mall - an hour's drive for us country folk!  After shopping I got the bright idea to get movie popcorn and cokes for the ride home.  Two small cokes and two medium popcorns came to $26.71......there are no nice words to describe what I was thinking when I paid that bill......let's just say that I could have bought a mighty fine stamp set for that! 


The amazing Jen Timko designed a wonderful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  So brew a pot of tea and play along!





I was also inspired by this tea-lightful photo at The Challenge!

















23 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Cute card! Love the colors. And ice cream sundaes and movie popcorn sound like fantastic dinner ideas to me...hmmm, I think ice cream might be on the menu tonight! ;)

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda what a cute card. I really like that song too.... clever use of words.
As for the popcorn/pop from the theater... don't remind me of the cost. My grandkids are here now for 3 weeks, and we most likely go the movies one day.... "Inside Out" is coming out the 19th.... the show and treats will cost a small fortune!
I remember when we went to the movies on Saturday for .$.50 and saw TWO movies and a cartoon! We had money for candy from the $1.00 ! !!

Hugs.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda what a cute card. I really like that song too.... clever use of words.
As for the popcorn/pop from the theater... don't remind me of the cost. My grandkids are here now for 3 weeks, and we most likely go the movies one day.... "Inside Out" is coming out the 19th.... the show and treats will cost a small fortune!
I remember when we went to the movies on Saturday for .$.50 and saw TWO movies and a cartoon! We had money for candy from the $1.00 ! !!

Hugs.

Dianne Eure said...

I love the play on words with this one! Where is that stamp set from? My son loves tea and he would love this!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Where do I start...1) the cutest card ever! Love my tea, and I agree fresh brewed is best- definitely never microwave it with the bag in it. 2) Movie prices and food are outrageous- yes, I still carry a large tote with my water bottle in it and a candy bar! 3) So happy you made it through the renovation! 4) Did I mention...cutest card ever?

Amy O said...

Adorable! I love the doodle-style borders and the cute teacup. As for your dinners during renovation, I will not let my kids read this post as they would love to do this!

Wanda Mosqueda said...

Linda, thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog regarding the card I made for this weeks FMS challenge. As usual, your cards are always spectacular and inspiring!!!
Wanda Mosqueda
Fort Chestnut Designs

Jen Mitchell said...

My mother still boils water for her tea. She insists it's much better than what the microwave can do! And although I love your card I can do without Lionel Richie singing in my head!

Dawn Tidd said...

Tea-lightful! I just love it! The soft colors are perfect with that sweet cup and tea bag…love those too! Boiling water is the ONLY way to go for tea!

Karren said...

I totally agree about a boiling kettle for tea. Making a good cup of tea is an artform. And this card is just as artful. But thanks for putting that song in my head - NOT :)

LeAnne said...

THis is adorable, and now I have that song in my head!!! I am with you on the microwave tea (ick) and don't even talk to me about the cost of the movies and "embellishments".....ridiculous! I sound like an old person, complaining about the good old days, LOL! Hope that kitchen reno is almost complete!

Katy McGloin said...

Absolutely agree with boiling water for tea. The only concession is that I now use an electric tea kettle that shuts off. LOVE this card, Linda!

Patti MacLeith said...

SUPER cute card, Linda. I agree, tea without freshly drawn, boiling water is not tea at all! So glad your kitchen is almost complete! I haven't done that in 14 years. We BBQ'd everything while we waited, as it was summer. Can't wait to see the full reveal!

laurie said...

So cute! Love the tea cup!

Cindy Lovell said...

Awesome card!!! I love the pretty tea cup and colors!!
And WOW...you probably had gold nuggets instead of popcorn!! ;)

Jeannie said...

Soooo cute! Really made me smile today.

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Jen Brum said...

I love this card Linda! I love a good cup of tea and totally agree that it can only be made in a kettle! I love this tea stamp set! Love the colouring! Glad your kettle is back and getting great use!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I love this card with it's punny sentiment and image! I' not a tea drinker at all but my husband is 100% boiled water for his teapot! :)

Lori said...

So sweet! Love the soft colors and punny sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

I Card Everyone said...

Linda you went straight for my punny bone on this one! Darling card! I love seeing it The Challenge gallery this week!
=] Michele

Lesley said...

Your meals sound delicious! LOL! Thank you so much for playing along, Linda. I love your sweet tea card!
Hugs,
Lesley

Claire Broadwater said...

Linda, I love your meal plan! Sounds like my kind of dinner! Especially hot fudge sundaes! I just love your tea cup card! SO sweet! Love the pink and blue! Great sentiment and the layout is fantastic! So glad you joined us at The Challenge this week! XX

wienerhoneymooners said...

Hi Linda!!! So glad that you joined us, this is a lovely CAS Creation!!! Thanks for joining us at the Challenge , and this week's BRAND NEW challenge is all about nautical, I hope you can join in as this is our last summer challenge!!!!!