I have been waiting for Trader Joe's to get these in stock. I loved them so much last year when I bought them as a hostess gift for someone. But, when I went back, they were gone :( (booo!)
I quickly gave these a fresh cut and arranged them into a mason jar, so they would be ready for our afternoon tea.
They are amazing. You can practically see them change and open as the hours tick by!
Here is how they look after 48 hours.
After browsing for quite some time, I finally settled on the one I was first pulled to (naturally), which I had already "favorited" on CBD.com.
It was on sale for $9, & no s/h (whoop!) :)One of my "love languages" is "Words of Aspiration". This book is filled with them, so it truly speaks to my heart.
|TEA represented. YEEEEEES!!!!|
There are several styles throughout... a little something for everyone.
Here is the one I did yesterday. I plan to mail it to my sponsored child in Guatemala, along with a copy she can color :)
The pages are perforated at the top, so you can easily remove them.
these gift tags.
Sometimes, when I scan a page, I like to shrink it (printing 4 to a page), and add personalization (like this scripture).
I then print them on small, papercrafting pages to use as tuck-ins when mailing to people. Some people (ahem, me) might be intimated by coloring a larger page, so this might help.
Besides colored pencils, my niece loves coloring on the phone.
So I decided to attempt something else!
I scanned this page and saved it.
I emailed it to myself.
I opened it in my phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4).
I clicked save.
I clicked the edit button and used my stylus to create this:
You have to be a little creative, because you are coloring on top of the picture. It also takes patience. However, it was a fun diversion.
I'm thinking this might be easier on an iPad or something similar.
Once I was satisfied,
I clicked save again,
and was able to email & text it to friends/family,
and upload it like a regular picture.
Well, I hope you are inspired and find joy
in simple pleasures.
God bless you readers! Hugs and a cup of tea,
UPDATE: Just 24 hours after
posting my blog, my peonies
have changed to this color:
sort of antique looking.
So interesting :)