Thursday, February 18, 2016

Happy Birthday to...


So, Sunday was my birthday. I'm the big 30, now. Before you all start asking..yes, my birthday is on Valentine's Day. That is always the first thing that everyone says. So I'm just going to head off that comment. :)

Since our birthdays both fall on or near holidays (Andrew's is on December 30), we have agreed that birthdays are important and are not to be combined with any other holiday.

So, we went out and celebrated Valentine's Day on Saturday. We enjoyed the buffet at Pizza Ranch. Not the most romantic place, but it is where we wanted to go.

Sunday was a busy day for us. Andrew is in the sound booth at church this month, so we were there all morning. As it was Valentine's Day, we didn't want to endure lunch at some over-crowded restaurant, so we came home and he made scrambled eggs and bacon. It was just what I wanted.

Isn't this fabulous?

This is a tea brewer, and it is my birthday gift from Andrew. You put your loose leaf tea in the little hanging basket and pour hot, boiling water in the pitcher. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes, and you have some of the best tea. 

It's kinda like having french press coffee compared to your regular coffee pot coffee. So much better.

Plus, isn't it cute? 

We have used it every night this week. In fact, I am enjoying some Irish Breakfast Tea as I write this. I was going to take the picture while it was full of tea, but I got a little excited to enjoy my tea and forgot!

Now I need to go out and get some more loose leaf tea!


  1. Happy belated birthday! The tea brewer is cute as can be. When we make the drive to Atlanta (2 hours) occasionally, I love to stop in the Teavana store. It's always fun to taste the samples of tea. You'll have to share some of your favorite loose leaf teas with us.

  2. p.s. I know you like to read but I'm not sure of what type books you enjoy. You might enjoy the Tea Shop Mystery series by Laura Childs, especially while enjoying fresh brewed tea!!!

  3. Sounds like the perfect birthday to me Heather. I also have a friend who was born on Valentine's Day. My own birthday is a week after MOther's Day. I agree, no combos!!

  4. I saw your blog in Arlene's list and wanted to wish you Happy Birthday! I hope your day was special...sounds like it was! Birthday hugs, Diane

  5. Happy Birthday. The tea pot is a great gift! I am Mildred's sister. She said tell her, "Mildred sent you!" I went on a mission trip one summer to Michigan when I was a teen. It is a beautiful state. I especially enjoyed the U.P.

  6. Happy Birthday again :) I love your tea press- it's so cute. I wish I liked tea just can't seeme to enjoy the taste.

  7. Excellent resolution on yours and Andrew's part, to really really celebrate your birthdays exactly as you want. A belated happy birthday to you, Heather. My Erica turns 30 on May 30 and I think we'll make quite the fuss. I love your tea maker. Being a French-press devotee, I see that its beauty and functionality is just marvelous. Have some Earl Grey next. xoxo

  8. love your tea press - that is awesome!

  9. Glad your birthday was nice. :) And that is an adorable tea press!