The Enchanting Rose Tea Cup Exchange

The Enchanting Rose

The Tea Cup Exchange was held in February and I jumped at the chance to exchange a Tea cup with someone I did not even know. I thought it would be fun to meet someone that likes pretty Tea Cups like I do. being a part of the Tea Cup Exchange brought to memory of my childhood. Ever since I was a little girl and like lots of girls, I was fascinated with tea sets and tea parties and anything that was miniature in size, “actually I still am fascinated with miniature anything”,  I used to have host lots of teas parties “as a little girl”. I loved having tea parties with my friends, we would even serve miniature meals with our party. I remember packing my tea sets to take to friends house to set up. We would have so much fun. ♥
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But now to my Tea Cup Exchange. This past month, I just stumbled on The Enchanting Rose blog and as I did was exploring her blog and discovered that she hosts these Tea Cup Exchanges periodically through the year, so I jumped at the chance, introduced myself and signed up to do an exchange. At the end of signups, Stephanie sent out information to send a special someone a tea cup or mug. It was also not required for those participating to have a blog and we had a choice if we wanted to have a blogger to send to work with for the exchange.

My tea cup and package was sent to Linda Walker over at My Sew What Blog where she has shared the package I sent to her. You can check it out if you like Stephanie’s Teacup Exchange–My Cup of Tea! Linda has a fun blog that she likes to share her love of sewing, crafts, country decor, vintage collectibles and antiques, baking , cooking and so much more!

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The Enchanting Rose Tea Cup Exchange

And I would like to thank Linda Colantino, she has an Etsy store called Lady Linda Lou you could check out. Now for the package I received, it came with goodies, 2 kinds of note cards, candy (didnt last long) my beautiful tea cup, Pineapple topping for cup cakes, great for Easter and a wonderful card from Linda. It is so fun to meet new friends this way. I will cherish my tea cup for many years. I enjoyed a wonderful cup of tea as well. I look forward to the next time for the exchange. Thank you Linda I thoroughly enjoyed this experience you made it special for my first time!!

There is also the Tea Cup And Mug Exchange #6 Reveal And Linkup where you can see all the tea cup exchanges, from all over the world. Information below for the next exchange coming up can be found below.

I took more pictures when my package arrived but for the life of me, they are no where to be found, I was sad as each gift was wrapped so carefully in Easter colored papers. :(

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I love to visit your blogs and this week have found some great posts to share to include Easter Ideas, Recipes, Repurposed Projects and more.

Happy Friday!!

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spring-mantel-sideSpring Decor with Milk Bottles Vases Lemons and Daises // One More Time Events She says there is something about daises this year, the simplicity of this flower with it’s simple petals and the burst of yellow centers or if I just love Daisies.
Tablescape Tuesday Bunnies and LiliesTablescape Tuesday Bunnies and Lilies // Everyday Living love for rabbits, and I can nearly bet that it started with this sweet memory.  We welcome you to this, our second spring tablescape. Lucky for us, our party didn’t fall apart as Rabbit’s did…but even if it did, we would still have fun!
cEaster Finds // Lovely Livings The design on the table is all about layering and height. A white pitcher is filled with beautiful yellow tulips. This arrangement has a perfect height and creates a natural flow to the display. Next to the Tulips is an apothecary jar. It’s perfect for the small bird’s nest I’ve placed inside. The small wooden planter box is filled with green and white hydrangeas. Two bunnies look as if they are hiding in the petals. Different size stacked plates have pretty flower shaped bowls on top and make nice in-between filler pieces. My favorite item is the small bunny tureen. It adds fun and interest to the table.
Almond Raspberry Coffee Cake/Chronically Content This is Lisa’s special coffee-cake recipe, that she loves to make for birthdays and holidays.  It’s very rich and delicious with coffee or tea.  It takes a little extra time, but it’s not really a difficult recipe.  Your family and friends will really love it and appreciate the effort!
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Baked Pastrami Cabbage Hash

Original recipe was Baked Corned Beef and Hash from Woman’s Day Magazine. Read how I changed up the recipe.
Baked Pastrami and Cabbage Hash IngredientsI found the original recipe in March 2015 Woman’s Day Magazine, I loved all the ingredients, but when I went to shop I decided to buy pastrami instead of corn beef from the deli and I also used red potatoes instead of russet potatoes.Adding In Pastrami

I didnt know from the recipe what *Gruyère cheese was until I hunted for it in the specialty cheeses, I discovered it is a harder “swiss cheese”, and has more flavor. It was much easier to grate as you can see in the picture.Gruyère cheese

Baked Pastrami and Cabbage Hash

Cook Time: 25 minutes

The original recipe called for corn beef and I switched it to pastrami.


  • 1 wedge leftover cooked cabbage (I used fresh cabbage)
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 8 oz. sliced or deli pastrami
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 c. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 lb. Red potatoes
  • 6 oz. Gruyère cheese


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. If using fresh cabbage, (which I did) bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt and the cabbage and cook for 5 minutes; drain and squeeze out any excess moisture.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add the pastrami and and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and fold in the cabbage and parsley.
  4. Coat a deep 8- by 8-inch square baking dish with oil. In a bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and mustard.
  5. Lay a third of the potatoes in the baking dish, slightly overlapping them. Top with a third of the pastrami and cabbage mixture (about 1 cup) and sprinkle with a third of the cheese (about 1/3 cup); repeat once. Top with a last layer of potatoes and cabbage mixture.
  6. Pour the cream mixture over all layers and at this point, I sprinkled half the cheese before covering the pan.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil, place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. [This is where I used the tent.]
  8. Uncover, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and bake until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes more.
  9. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


When I added the pastrami to the pan to heat, it curled as you can see in the picture. The taste was wonderful.

Because I used more ingredients than the recipe called for, (Im always wanting more) so it stood taller in pan, to keep foil from sticking to cheese I created a foil tent for my pan. (I’m sure I’m not the first that creates tents)

Source//Wikipedia Gruyère cheese

*Gruyère is a hard yellow cheese, named after the town of Gruyères in Switzerland, Gruyère cheese is sweet but slightly salty, with a flavor that varies widely with age. It is often described as creamy and nutty when young, becoming with age more assertive, earthy and complex. When fully aged (five months to a year) it tends to have small cracks which impart a slightly grainy texture.

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Ways to Deal With a Child Who Constantly Misbehaves

Parenting Series If you are a parent who has a child that has serious behavioral issues, you are certainly not alone. Millions of parents are in the same situation you are. Many of these parents are exasperated by the way their children behaves. They are not sure where to turn for help. Fortunately, there are several ways to deal with a child who constantly misbehaves. The method you choose in order to deal with your child’s behavioral problems will depend a lot on the severity of your child’s problem. Obviously, not all behavioral issues are the same, so they should not be treated in the same manner. Here are a few of the most popular methods for dealing with behavioral issues in children.



1. Medication
This is a route that many parents are reluctant to take because of the possibility of side effects from medication. If trained professionals believe your child can be benefited from certain types of medication, you would be wise to strongly consider it. A full physical would be performed on your child before he or she would be allowed to take any medication. This would lessen the chance of any side effects occurring. There are now medications available that are specially designed to treat a wide variety of behavioral issues.

2. Therapy
Having a child meet regularly with a trained therapist can prove to be beneficial in many cases. The child can feel safe that his or her thoughts will be completely confidential, allowing the child to reveal what is at the core of their behavioral problems. There are students who feel much more comfortable talking to a therapist than they would talking to a parent or teacher. Although this can be a long process, it does have a high success rate. In many cases, medication is also part of therapy treatment.

3. Boarding schools
Occasionally, medication and therapy do not work. Therefore, parents need to consider other alternatives. Boarding schools, sometimes referred to as behavior modification schools, are uniquely equipped to handle and teach children suffering from behavioral disorders. They have clinically trained psychologists on their staff who can expertly diagnose your child’s behavior issue, then determine the best method of treatment. These schools are an effective way not only to treat your child’s behavioral problems, but to make sure he or she receives a quality education at the same time. Boarding schools are known for having a high quality of education.

How do you respond to ideas others share about parenting, kids behavior, discipline and using medication in certine situations?
Would you if you could think about enrolling your child in a boarding school or other structured environment for behavioral problems?