Thursday, April 24, 2014

Drink More Tea





I'd like to call myself a tea connoisseur but I know nothing up against the experts. All I know is that I hoard it, it's taking over my cupboard space and that I could drink it all day, every day, hot or cold :) I'm always open to trying new brands and new flavors so when I was introduced to The English Tea Shop, I couldn't help but get it in large part to the adorable packaging. Going home and immediately making myself a cup of tea, I went back for more and more and decided to do a little research on the company. Head over here  and check out their brand, learn about their mission and get some for yourself. Hint: It's hiding on the shelves at your local T.J.Maxx!!!

(images via english tea shop)

Learning Tea Basics



If there is one thing I could be an expert in it would be tea. I started drinking it in college and before I knew it, I couldn't go without a cup in the morning. But now it's evolved into an entire cupboard of tea sets, coffee mugs and hoarding problem. With a Teavana not far from my home, I actually learned you can set up time with a worker and have one on one time for new tea drinkers and the art of perfecting the drink! I'm already looking into a meeting and saving up to get the right equipment to steep some loose leaf and perfect tea time. 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Earth Baby

If there is one thing I know to be true about myself, it is that I am a true Earth Baby. I have this great passion and appreciation for living on such a beautiful planet and it's one (of many) mission that I hold dearly to my heart. In the first environmental biology class I took in middle school, I new right away I was a nerd-it was like I couldn't absorb enough information, I needed more! I wanted to be a part of a club that went into town to clean up the community, take field trips to learn about how to keep our oceans clean and free from toxic waste and human trash, I wanted to learn about water conservation (and on and on). It was no surprise that when I went to college, I excelled in my classes and instantly joined the environmental club and geeked out in our lively discussion and debates. So how do you show the earth you're taking care of her?!

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You and Me

Lately with the feeling of being drained from the excess schoolwork due to it being the last three weeks of school, (ahhhhh) all I kind of want to do is bum around and be a little lazy. I want to veg out on ice cream and call it a day by cuddling up, napping, listening to the latest Ingrid Michaelson album and enjoy my quiet spring afternoons. What's going on with you and how do you spend your lazy time?

1. What book would you recommend to friends, family, coworkers?
A coworker recommended this adorable children's book titled (although equally appropriate for adults) God got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant last week. Needless to say I couldn't just check it out from the library, I had to go and buy it (I want to buy like fifty copies and send it to everyone). It's a book that should forever sit on your night stand.

2. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
It often goes back and forth between Cookies and Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip, at this particular moment in time I'm leaning towards Mint Chocolate Chip.

3. If you could only pick one show as your favorite, what would it be?
Without hesitation I absolutely love Gilmore Girls. This show simply needs no explanation! I love the small town charm, the eccentric Star Hollow characters and of course my favorite lovable mother/daughter duo that Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel execute in this classic and hit show.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Drinks Are On Me

My drink of choice into these hotter months will be The Frenchy :)

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 oz Pear Vodka
3 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Cranberry Juice

In a chilled rocks glass filled with ice, add your vodka and pineapple juice. Top with a splash of cranberry juice. Voila, a light and refreshing drink!!!

(image and content via intoxicology 101)

Girl Walks Into A Bar

It's the end of the semester and this girl needs a night out on the town, a night where she doesn't have to think about papers, projects, exams or lectures. It's time to go out and enjoy an evening with the girls for a drink and catching up or taking your guy out for a couple beers and to watch a game. How do you decompress after school or work? Where's the local scene in your hometown? How often do you try out new bars? I don't do it enough but with more time to relax and enjoy a light load of school work this summer, I plan to change that over the next few months  :) 

(image via)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up...


 new favorites to incorporate into daily wardrobe.
 the take out menus are taking over the drawers.
 the symbol of easter should be the carrot bags of 
peanut butter reese's pieces.
 easter brunch starts with monkey bread and mimosas. 
 quiet afternoon readings.
feeling like a kid and wanting to indulge in classics.

(images via instagram)