Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ringing in the New Year with Yoku Moku Biscuits and Jasmine Tea

Happy New Year! I know everyone says this (but it is true), I can't believe how quickly 2014 ended! Time does fly (even when you are not having fun)!
My sister bought me this cup for Christmas. Isn't is sweet? It has Christmas colors too!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tea with a Feminine Flair: Fleur de Geisha Tea

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I am enjoying my tiny break from work and catching up on my reading list. I have had The Golem and the Jinni in my Amazon cart forever. I finally purchased it a week before Christmas break so I could spend time with it. I love the mythology and intriguing characters. My only critique is that the ending was a bit rushed, incredibly coincidental and downright absurd at times. I did read that Ms. Wecker was writing a sequel, so I hope it gets fleshed out more.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Silver and Gold Themed Christmas Party

My friends and I take turns hosting the annual Christmas party and this year it was my turn. For decorations, I started with a color scheme and worked around it. I am always drawn to gold and silver so it was easy for me to find my base colors. Once you have your colors, shopping for items is way less overwhelming.
A very cheap burlap table runner and tiny live cedar trees (thank you Trader Joes) are really all the decor this table needed.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Festive Christmas Tea: David's Tea Glitter and Gold

I finally found my Christmas tree! I got a perfect Fraser fir that smells amazing and looks amazing! Since I live in Texas, I think fake trees are more popular but real trees are so wonderful!
I started decorating my tree as soon as I got home. The mess I made while decorating was incredible. But it was so worth it! After my clean up I brewed one of my favorite teas for a festive occasion: David's Tea's Glitter and Gold.