Thursday, January 2, 2014

These are a few of my Favorite Things !!!

Hello and welcome back!!!!
Have you'll recovered from the holi-daze???? I haven't. I've just about managed to put away the Christmas decorations and am trying really hard to get back to the daily routine.........
As for the weather, it's temperatures in the negatives and more snow! Looking on the bright side though, every season has it's share of wonderful moments.......For me I enjoy the feel of Pashmina and Cashmere against my skin, little toes sticking close to me trying to keep warm, the fact that I can indulge in a guiltless third cup of tea in the day (I've got the cold to blame;), the hypnotic effect of the dancing flames from a fireplace,  an excuse to play engaging board games, devouring baked goodies while still hot, making snow angels with my little one and the picturesque wintry scene following a snow shower...... However, the only thing I detest about living in places that have extreme cold weather is the interim cessation of outdoor activities. With having to spend extended periods of time indoors, what does one do to create a warm cocoon to elude the somber grey winter skies??? 
(Tip: For a tea lover, nothing like a monogrammed mug to enjoy the cup of goodness. This one was gifted to me by my husband. If you want your very own mugs, Pottery Barn is your stop.With the prices slashed for the after season sale the timing couldn't be better !)

How does a glowing fire, snuggling up with your little one, a cup of hot tea, left over Christmas cookies and a good puzzle sound????
Well, we did just that. As my son picked out a puzzle to keep us occupied for the afternoon, I made the room nice and toasty by starting the fire. We brought out some leftover Christmas goodies and a nice cup of tea (for me).
(Tip: Paperwhite Narcissus are wonderful plants to brings indoors during the winter months.Belonging to the Daffodil family, the fragrance from these blooms is sure to make you giddy.) 
As I looked up sipping from my tea, the Paperwhite Narcissus looked breathtaking against the dancing flames in the background. I could not help but run upstairs to get my camera and take a couple of shots. While my little guy whined about mommy abandoning him half way through the puzzle, I managed to sneak in a few clicks to share with you'll and quickly got back to the serious business with my son.

The puzzle took us a good hour and a half. As I reminded him and myself that we had homework to complete, I must admit, I wanted to sit there a little longer........

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  1. beautiful pictures Sruthi...i wish i had the optio to stay back home and enjoy a a cup of chai... :)

    1. Glad you stopped by Shaz....I sure am happy that I can indulge in such pleasures......not sure for how long though, but while I can I'm making the most of it:)


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