Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An Award and Introducing The Artwork of Marzel

I have waited too long to share my award with everyone! I won my first award for The Vintage Sage from Keke over at In My Sepia Studio! Thank you, Keke! Keke is such a charismatic, artistic, inspiring artist! She's a wonderfully positive thinker and I truly admire her. If I need a little inspiration I just go here. :) Thank you for The Sisterhood Award! Yay me! :)

Now, I'd like to pass this onto one special person who is my alter-ego. She is my "darkness" as I am her "light". We are definitely opposites yet we understand each other so well. I also want to introduce you to her to show you her wonderfully amazing "dark" artwork. It's so funny she just completed this piece of art not long after I saw the musical Wicked. Marzel's work is amazing and if you haven't already seen her blog, go here (the Play of Light and Shadow - the site we share)!! This particular piece of artwork is up on eBay right now. :)

Also, she is my personal graphic artist! She has done the header for my blog Chocolate and Marmalade Tea. Someone who can be so opposite me completely understands the "light" of me. Isn't that great? We both can truly appreciate how opposites can benefit each other.
And just remember....there is no light without dark.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Summer Berries!

Tangy, juicy, succulent, refreshing...these beautiful and colorful berries are considered power foods and one of the best things you can eat to stay healthy! Almost any berry, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries are extremely high in disease-fighting antioxidants.

Try this summery and refreshing recipe from Giada DeLaurentis!

Mixed Berries with Limoncello


4 cups mixed berries (like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries)
2 tablespoons Limoncello
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves


Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss to combine. Serve in individual serving dishes.

How easy is that!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Magical Writing....If You Believe

Have you ever wished something would come true? Have you ever tried to find a way to get closer to that wish? Well, I have and I believe in it. I have a magical board at home. A magical chalkboard, that is. On this special board I write all my wishes on it as if they had already come true. That's the key. Envision the outcome of your wish. I use this board and I have even used pieces of paper where I wrote something over and over until I filled the piece of paper and carried it with me. It really does work. :) Maybe you should try it and find out?

You must believe....