St. James’ Church Family Life Ministry, working in tandem with the SuperPowerKids (SPK), held a tea talk for parents on The VIRTUES Project with Ms. Jenny Ong, a trained facillitator of The VIRTUES Project,  as the speaker.

lavendernotes was given the wonderful opportunity of catering a tea for the talk and this afternoon was THE DAY!!!Over 40 people turned up and there was a buzz of energy and excitement around the tea table as people gathered around for some food and chit chat after the talk.

We were very encouraged by what we saw and heard at the tea table as people mingled, ooh and ahh over the decorations, ate cookies and sandwiches, picked up a little pressie of the nicely wrapped brownies, made their own coffees and teas…and best of all, asked about lavendernotes and took the brochures that we laid out!

Everything we’ve done so far since God laid the vision upon our hearts last year has been on a small scale – small, but comfortable…and with each tiny step that we have taken, God has at each point, been faithful, encouraging and affirmative. This tea party is by far, the biggest project we’ve ever taken on…and also the first ever catering event that lavendernotes has ever hosted.

We are truly thankful to the Family Life Ministry for giving us this opportunity to explore our creativity (not to mention baking skills!), expand our horizons and expose more people to our cause.

Above all, we give all glory and honour to the God who knows us, calls us by name…and to whom lavendernotes belongs to. It is His cause, His project, His work.

We look forward to greater things in time to come.

Meanwhile, here are some photos that we took of the table spread for your viewing pleasure.

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…to our very FIRST ever tea party!!!

Hello…

How was Sunday for you?

Busy, lazy, quiet, rowdy…or perhaps just “like that lor”?

We were in Church today, and was reminded by a dear friend that Good Friday is but 12 days away. Wow. BTW, in case you’re curious, Good Friday is the day Jesus Christ died on the cross as an atonement for our sins adn was buried behind a stone wall. And it’s good because He did not stay dead, but resurrected 3 days after He was buried; the stone was rolled away and the tomb was empty! – and that’s why we celebrate Easter Sunday, in thanksgiving and praise to the God who save us from ourselves and give us eternal life.

Pardon our excitement, but see – we’re excited because it’s such wonderful news!  🙂

Anyway, remember us telling you some time last month about a lovely tea-talk that we’ll be helping out with? Well, time flies, doesn’t it? Because, in 7 days’ time, we’ll be setting up a table of lovely tea goodies for the SPK Tea Talk.If you’re keen to join in the tea-talk, do register by this coming week.

Tomorrow begins the first day of a whole work week filled with the promises  of making and baking goodies, shopping for lovely containers and table decorations and planning our table layout. Phew!

It sounds deliciously fulfilling already.

Have a lovely week ahead and we’ll catch up soon.  

After the whole busyness of the Christmas season last year, we’ve been kinda quiet (but definitely no less busy!) as we went back full steam into our work and studies.

Anyhows, we’ve just been given a wonderful assignment by the lovely Family Life Ministry of St. James’ Church. They will be hosting a SuperPowerKids (SPK for short) Tea-Talk in April and May and have requested for us to do their tea party! Woot!!

So, we’ve been sourcing around and here’s a lovely idea from one of our favourite blogs who took it from here through here.

Whaddya think?

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Pictures courtesy of See Me Everywhere

God, You are still God in the midst of pain, loss and devastation. Let Your peace dwell in the land of Japan and in the hearts of those who have lost loved ones, posessions, and hope. May Your Name be lifted high above the earth; Your saving power for all to see; Your unfailing love and mercies a shield for all in need of comfort and assurance in turbulent, heart-breaking and difficult times such as these.

Such pretty ideas for table decorations, weddings, tea parties and what-nots from here. Loving the use of a simple glass bottle with fragile looking white flowers.

How did you spend your Saturday?

We prefer a lazy start to the day, beginning with a long drawn out breakfast, a satisfying catch up on cable TV, followed by bonding over a great cuppa in the afternoon with a couple of friends.

Hope your weekend was good.

Saw these on My Owl Barn and could not stop thinking about how cute they look.  These shortbread cuties are baked for sale by The Cinnamon Tree Bakery.

Looks like it’s time to get our fingers all creamy and buttery again.

After a small hiatus, my trusty little oven toaster just got busy last night. The smell of bacon and cheese filled my tiny kitchen and hung in the air long after the baking was done. Love the feeling of warmth and cosyness that always come along with baking.

It’s mid-week. What about a scone to lift the spirit? Take some time-out to breathe and watch the world go by.

Bacon and cheese scones