It's the Little Things: Kusmi Tea

I might have been born with a cheerful disposition, it's true.

My mom says that I was born sunny side-up...

though I think she's alluding more to the fact that I was, indeed, face up.

{Sorry, mom.}

I'm not sure that things don't bother me

like they seem to bother everyone else.

In fact, I can get really worked up

over some really simple things.

{My good friends are nodding their heads and saying "Amen" right now.}

But maybe my reputation for always being cheerful

comes from somewhere else....

I really enjoy small things!

Little aspects of a day can really captivate me.

It makes me feel great to stop and enjoy one small thing.

So today, I'm enjoying a little tea break while working from home.

All it takes is a few simple things

to make my moment seem perfect.

My favorite glass, the

Bodum Pavina


A pretty tea strainer to do the magic.

Gorgeously fragrant

kusmi tea

that I brought back from Paris

The Prince Wladimir is orangey and floraly... 

and, well, I just love it.

It makes me feel like a lady.

I let it sit for a few minutes

while I

rummage through the cabinet for cookies



It's ready.

I can perch in my favorite new chair

and enjoy the sunshine.

{Editor's note: Yes, it is 3pm and I'm still in a robe. Busted.}

What's a small way that you enjoy the day?

*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy