The Perfect Day for Tea and a Story

Hello Friends! Today is National Hot Tea Day. I love a good cup of tea, black tea, herbal tea, chai tea, caffeinated, non-caffeinated... well, you get the picture. As I was sipping my cup of tea today, I was reminded of the time Broo got a visit all for the sake of a tea party.…

Book Inspired Holiday Week

The first day of November brings us our first book inspired holiday. Sunday was Author’s Day. This holiday was created with the intention to bring awareness to American authors in the early 1900s by Nellie Verne Burt McPherson. Nellie was the president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club, teacher, and an avid reader throughout her…

Tell a Story

The power a good story can hold over you is hypnotizing and magical. From the bards of the middle ages to grandmothers relaying folklore to their grandchildren, stories have the power to carry you away. Sometimes we need to be reminded how fun stories can be. So I invite you to adopt a tradition for…

Wiggle Your Toes

Here’s another random holiday for you. August 6 is “wiggle your toes day.” I like this one. think of all the possibilities. Here’s a list of how I like to wiggle my toes. In my shoes when no one else knows. On a beach...although it takes some effort to get all that sand off. On…

June 24: Happy Fairy Day!

I confess, I love random holidays, and when I saw that tomorrow is International Fairy Day, I thought, How cool! So word on the interwebs claim this holiday was created by artist Jessica Galbreth from Waterville, Ohio. She used to do beautiful gothic fairy art but switched to angel art in recent years. I love…

Truffle Love

Is it okay to have chocolate truffles for breakfast? It is on National Truffle day! Chocolate truffles pair best with tea, coffee, or wine. I know, you’re thinking, “Annette, I’m so glad I don’t have to celebrate rare, expensive fungi that grow in Southern Europe.” Guess what? We celebrate both today because that’s where chocolate…