LIFE’S ABOUT TO GET GOOD

LIFE’S ABOUT TO GET GOOD

I didn’t know if I should write a blog post about the Shania Twain concert because I was nervous my pictures weren’t “good enough”. Then I realized that this trip with my sister was too special not to share regardless of low quality cell phone snaps. Shania Twain puts on a hell of a show! If you get a chance you should definitely go see her.  Continue reading “LIFE’S ABOUT TO GET GOOD”

TEABLOOM FLOWERING TEAS

TEABLOOM FLOWERING TEAS

I’m bringing something a little different to the blog today. While you can usually find me with a cold glass of sweet tea, I also enjoy a cup of hot tea with honey. Teabloom sent over some of their flowering green teas and I have to say I’ve never had tea like this. Inside the canister, there are 12 green tea flower pods shaped like hearts. When you pour boiling water over the top of the pod and let it steep for 5-10 minutes, the pod opens up and blooms. The flower opens up into a truly beautiful site. I bought a clear mug so I could watch it bloom but I think the pods would be better suited in a teapot.

The heart shaped blooming teas come in 6 flavors- Floral Sunset (Jasmine), Passion Bouquet (Pomegranate), Blooming Dreams (Strawberry), Forever Yours (Rose), The First Kiss (Litchi), and Love Reflections (Peach). You can find the other collections of tea canisters here such as berry, jasmine, or fruit.

I haven’t even told you the best part. You can steep each bloom up to 3 times which means more for your money.

Let me know how you like your tea!

Thank you to Teabloom for sponsoring today’s post.

EASY PUMPKIN PUP-SICLES

EASY PUMPKIN PUP-SICLES

Hello, lovely people! Today I wanted to share a super easy summer treat that you can make for your dog using only 3 ingredients- pumpkin, yogurt, and honey. As some people may know, pumpkin helps to correct constipation and diarrhea in dogs which can come in handy when the summer heat starts messing with their bellies. This simple recipe for frozen pumpkin pup-sicles is sure to please your favorite four-legged friend.

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ROAN MOUNTAIN RHODODENDRONS

ROAN MOUNTAIN RHODODENDRONS

I missed the official Rhododendron Festival that was held at Roan Mountain on Father’s Day weekend so we went to see them yesterday.  The rainy weather was less than ideal but it didn’t stop us from enjoying these gorgeous purple blooms. Honestly, the mist created by the rain made it feel like we were walking through a fairy garden.  Continue reading “ROAN MOUNTAIN RHODODENDRONS”

GRAND CENTRAL STATION + THE OYSTER BAR

GRAND CENTRAL STATION + THE OYSTER BAR

Ever the hungry girls in New York City, we made our way to Grand Central Station for a lunch date at The Oyster Bar. If I’m being completely honest (and I try always to be honest with you) I had no idea that there were restaurants on the bottom floor of this exquisite train terminal. Let’s have a look around. Continue reading “GRAND CENTRAL STATION + THE OYSTER BAR”

POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS

POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS

Powell’s City of Books is located in Portland and takes up an entire city block. You could walk around for hours and still not see everything but (being a true bibliophile) I think it’s worth a shot. If you’re worried about parking, the book store its own garage that lets you park for free if you buy a certain dollar amount in books and save your receipt. So with our challenge laid out for us… the hunt was afoot. Continue reading “POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS”