Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mugged! Erica & Christy's Blogfest

It's time for Erica and Christy's Simply Hot Mug Shots blogfest!  The Teacher Mommy Writer Bloggers invited everyone to share their favorite mugs, something a writer cannot live without!  This was the perfect blogfest for today here in New Jersey, cause... um..


Me + snowbank that is taller than me when I am standing -  I give up! :)
For the record, those ARE gray pajama pants with silver hearts.  Jealous?


Handsome Hubby fighting his way through the mad snow beast

So yeah.  Some AAAAHHHHHHHHH in a mug is a pretty awesome thing. 
Mug with quote from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
I got this one for Christmas from a good friend who knows I am an Alice obsessor fan.

You can probably guess that as an elementary school teacher, I have a mug collection to end all mug collections.  Which is actually a good thing, seeing as coffee and I are pretty much attached at the hip.  (Last month, in a completely inhumane effort to save energy costs, we were told to get rid of all coffeepots, microwaves, etc. in our classrooms.  Ok, it was also for safety reasons.  Ok, I also totally get it and really don't mind walking down the hall to use the Keurig in the faculty room, except that I can't break free from my room until 12:10 every day when  my kiddies go to lunch.)  I have teacher mugs galore and I have adorable mugs with my kiddies' pictures on them (and even one with a collage of pictures of my dog), but in honor of my mostest favoritest book in the entire world, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and it being Lewis Carroll's birthday this week, I give you... my Alice mugs!
Cheshy... he used to appear when you poured hot things in the mug and disappear leaving only his grin behind when the mug was empty, but alas, he grows old and weary and is just sort of half-there all the time now.

And my all-time favorite...



"I'm Queen and you're not."

No, my mugs are not floating on air, they are sitting happily on my very weird glass table that came with my house.  That middle green part has tiles of fruit around it and is filled at the top with black beans.  I blogged about that weird table at the end of this here post, complete with pictures.

Happy blogfesting!  Stay warm! :)


22 comments:

Hannah Kincade said...

I love your Alice mugs!! I don't really have any themed mugs. Just mugs that struck my fancy and they have to be BIG! I like big mugs and I cannot lie. ;)

Connie said...

I love the mugs! I hope you get a break from the snow soon. Maybe you could send some our way--they keep predicting snow and most of the time it keeps missing. :(

Summer Ross said...

Your Alice mugs are top notch- LOL the queen one is funny!

gideon 86 said...

What a collection! Love the first one!

Someone is an Alice in Wonderland fan...

Michael

Mary Vaughn said...

Love them all but my favorite s the last.

Ghenet said...

I'm impressed that you have so many Alice mugs! Stay warm!

Colene Murphy said...

Wow! What lovely cups! I Love the smiley Cheshire cat! Lovely snow too!

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!!!!! What a wonderful cornucopia of adorable mugs! Your Alice mugs are fabulous!!! Yay!!!! And all on your magnificent table of beans!!!! Double yay! take care please - stay warm and safe with all that snow! Great to see your hubby!!! x

Lisa Potts said...

Ooh, I love those floating mugs! The Cheshire Cat is wonderful.

I always wondered if my kids' teachers liked all of those mugs they've received over the years.

Hope you can still enjoy the snow.

Myne Whitman said...

Ahhh, the blizzard got to your side of the country. Good hot coffee day indeed. And lovely mugs!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Awesome mugs! I have a Cheshire Cat mug and it's one of my fave's too. It's dusty pink, over-sized, and the handle is the cat's body, curving up and ending with his grinning face between his paws, chin resting on the rim, so he looks at me as I sip from the cup. So cute!

P.S. That's a LOT of snow!!!

Sondrae Bennett said...

So many Alice mugs! They obviously mean a lot to you. I love the last one, "I'm Queen and you're not". Great mug!

Ellie said...

Great pictures of the snow! And I love your mugs!

My Mug

Donea Lee said...

Holy SNOW! A beast to shovel, I'm sure - but it just looks so pretty. I love those thick snow covered trees ~ :) And your mugs are wonderful!

erica and christy said...

okay, you know you're a mom when...you read ablog post (or two) you love and by the time you get to the end of it (them) you have to reread to remember exactly what you wanted to say. (overtired, no memory....) LOVE the globe bottle. now I need one! beans in a table...very cool. Your Cheshy Mug is one of my faves!!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR BLOGFEST!!!

Su said...

Love, love, love, the collection of Alice mugs. And that table is brill!

Danette said...

Lovely mugs! I think mug collections are great! I have a Looney Toon collection... they just didn't make my fave!

Mia Hayson said...

Fab snow pictures and I LOVE the Alice in Wonderland mugs. LOVE love love. That is my favourite children's book of all time.

:)

aspiring_x said...

ooohhhh!!! those mugs are so cute! i especially like the chesshire (sp?) cat one!

we use these air pots at work to keep coffee hot overnight when cafeteria staff are not at the hospital. they don't require electricity, and they keep coffee hot for hours. (like a giant thermos that can hold a whole pot of coffee). i wonder if you could keep one in your classroom. i don't see how they could be a safety hazard. they can be pricey, but there were a few for about thirty dollars in this amazon search:
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=coffee+airpots&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=21123627&ref=pd_sl_1kd2e6klnq_e
i don't know if you could afford it, or if it would be allowed, but it could help. :)

Laura Marcella said...

Your mugs "floating in thin air" goes perfect with your Alice theme! It seems like something you'd find in Wonderland. :)

I have 14 mugs that are zebra-striped or have zebras on them! They were all gifts, and I'm pretty sure I remember who gave me each one. I have a bunch of other mugs too, but the zebra ones eclipse them all, lol.

Here in Philly it looks a lot like Jersey. And it's only the end of January, yeesh. Hopefully the groundhog gives us good news on Wednesday! ;)

Doreen McGettigan said...

I love the mugs! I am also so excited to know you are from the area..I am on my way to Upper Darby right now...will stop back and read more...

Jen Daiker said...

LOVED ALL OF THESE MUGS! Brilliant!! No wonder you got a prize at the end ;)

Well deserved!!!