Monday, September 22, 2014

"So Long Summer" Tea Party

I love hosting tea parties. It gives me a chance to meet up with my friends and catch up on everyone's lives. I intended to host a tea party in early June to celebrate passing my Major Exam but I did not take the exam until late August! I finally sent out invitations a few weeks ago. I had a heck of a time finding a time for 8 girls to be in the same room for a few hours! Everyone is so busy with their own projects and personal lives.

A Taste of Fall: Lupicia's Sweet Potato Pie

An odd cold front came through last night, dramatically changing the weather from 95°  to 65° F. No transitions whatsoever! That is just the dynamic state of where I live. The change was hardly unwelcome. I couldn't wait to pull out sweaters and socks. Some people use this time to fill up on pumpkin spice lattes (the sweetness and cream are incredibly off putting to me... is it a dessert? coffee? coffee dessert?) Anyway, I realize it is blasphemous because the PSL is such an institution but I would rather use this time to fill up on luxurious puerh tea and interesting fall themed flavors like sweet potato pie from Lupicia.

A perfect tea for a rainy autumn day.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

I love to read but I do not have much time to browse all the books at the store. I cheat and look at the Amazon editor's picks and reader's choice selections. Recently, Amazon recommended The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (I can't say her last name without thinking of Sherlock... I'm still in withdrawal from the end of the third season).