Wednesday, September 12, 2012

blog love at first sight...

yesterday, was a day of reflection for most of us.
i was seeking a simple, peaceful image to display on 
my page of the day.

i paused at this pretty place.

 i took a journey back in her timeline.



her images eased my mind.


 "simple pretty" and real.


warm.


cozy.


enchanting.

brush up on your Finnish and visit lovely
Villa Heron here

r a k k a u d e L l a.
withLove.

Monday, September 10, 2012

a healthy reminder { week nine } ... time for a new ritual.

an afternoon cup of tea flavonoids
 will be good for me!


(i've been reading about flavonoids*...
...flavonoid antioxidants keep cells healthy.)

i'll sip it black or green, fancy or traditional, plain and simple,
or with a touch of honey.

and...

...on three days a week...

... i'll take little bite of dark chocolate
 at tea time.


the dark chocolate on sale in the grocery store was this week
was Moonstruck,  which is made in Portland, Oregon.
i bought a plain dark bar, and one that holds Chile Variado.
i am totally intrigued with what the chocolatier's are adding to
chocolate lately. the two bars will last two months, if it's not shared.

the new ritual begins today.

{next Monday,  focusing on flavonoids and weighing in.}

withLove.


three flavonoid references:

*tea: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20837049
http://www.twiningsusa.com/template.php?id=23

*dark chocolate: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/prevention/nutrition/chocolate.aspx