Monday, February 23, 2009

Saturday Night-------All about ME!

That title sounds a little egocentric, doesn't it? I just wanted to share with you how I spent my Saturday night after the boys were in bed. I rented and watched The Secret Life of Bees movie on DVD. I had read the book a few years ago and LOVED it. I enjoyed the movie too. Lots of great actors in it.

Prior to watching the movie, I had brewed myself a pot of my FAVORITE tea in the world.......Ginger Peach from The Republic of Tea. The little green teapot in the photo is also from The Republic of Tea. DH bought it for me for my birthday last year and I LOVE IT! I added a favorite mug given to me by some co-workers several years ago, a cloth napkin, and a biscotti given to me by one of my students for Christmas this year. (Thanks, Thad, Trisha, and Jade!! Love these!!)

If you look closely you can see the steam rising from my mug. I love hot tea!!

In my area you can buy this tea at Panera Bread stores. It is not available in supermarkets in my area, however. I love drinking this tea with a spoon of honey drizzled into it. In the past, I've always bought the black tea version; however, I recently picked up the green tea kind. I like both, but the black tea one is my favorite.

I really felt I was pampering myself all curled up on our downstairs sectional by myself watching a chick flick, sipping tea from my own little teapot and dunking my biscotti in it. I don't do that often enough, and I'll bet most of you reading this don't do it enough for yourself either. A main reason I posted this was to share my little "all about me" night and to encourage you all to plan one for yourself.......SOON! And post a comment so I can get some new ideas! What do YOU do to pamper yourself?


Quadelle said...

I read The Secret Lives of Bees and loved it, too, but hadn't realized there's been a movie made. I must see if I can locate that over here.

Things that make me feel like I'm pampering myself: a long shower (which are not as often or as long as they used to be since we're in a drought), reading a whole book in one sitting, going to the movies, ice cream from Baskin Robbins, a night out with my girlfriends, going anywhere with hubby without the kids. :)

Krystal said...

Laura, it is awesome that you got to take some time for yourself! I also read this book, loved it, and saw the movie. It's probably a good movie to watch by yourself because I went to see it in the theater with Melissa and Amber and I was bawling and wiping snot on my sleeve because I didn't have a tissue. Anyway, I love that tea as well! I have Mango Ceylon and Blackberry Sage. They taste wonderful, provide a much-needed caffeine boost in the morning, and are helping me stay within my budget because I don't have to go to Starbucks to get my caffeine fix. Thanks for the post!