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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HEY THERE, 27.

HEY THERE, 27.

Thank you to everyone who wished me “Happy Birthday” on Sunday! I was incredibly fortunate to be in New York City on my birthday for my best friend’s bachelorette weekend. I can’t wait to share all the photos with my You, Me, and Tennessee family. You guys are the best! First, I wanted to take the time to reiterate how grateful I am to y’all. I’ve never felt closer to living out my dreams and it’s because of your support. Continue reading “HEY THERE, 27.”

CREATING THE PERFECT INVITATION WITH BASIC INVITE

CREATING THE PERFECT INVITATION WITH BASIC INVITE

When Basic Invite reached out to collaborate on a post I was thrilled because I knew that a lot of us could use their services for an upcoming celebration. Basic Invite specializes in creating the perfect custom card for every noteworthy event in your life. They offer a wide variety of designs for wedding showers, baby showers, and birthday parties to name a few. Continue reading “CREATING THE PERFECT INVITATION WITH BASIC INVITE”

5 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU CAN’T TRAVEL

5 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU CAN’T TRAVEL

Y’all know I love to travel. I started You, Me, and Tennessee because of my passion for travel and it has been incredibly fun to share my adventures (big and small) with all of you. Here’s the thing… the “hitch in my giddy-up” if you will… I work a full time job as a nurse. I don’t have unlimited funds or unlimited vacation days. I saw something on Facebook yesterday that made me laugh out loud. It said, “How are you guys going on trips so often? How is your time off being approved? Who is paying your bills?” I’ve had the same thought a hundred times! Since I started writing on the blog I’ve felt pressure to post about “all the fun I’m having”. I’ve felt like if I’m not posting from the Seven Wonders of the World every week then I’m somehow a fraud as travel blogger and that’s simply not true. So this week I wanted to share with you the 5 things you can do when you can’t travel as much as you’d like. You’re not a failure because your Instagram feed isn’t flashy and color coordinated. Remember that through those avenues people can pick and choose the parts of life they want you to see. Here are 5 things you can do to live your best life when larger trips seem out of the question. Continue reading “5 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU CAN’T TRAVEL”

TRAVEL PLANS: 5 PLACES WE WILL VISIT THIS SPRING

TRAVEL PLANS: 5 PLACES WE WILL VISIT THIS SPRING

I’m excited for the days to get longer and the temps to warm up! One of my favorite things about Spring (aside from my birthday) is that tons of flowers will be in bloom. Since I’m going a little stir crazy, I made a list of 5 places I’m going to visit this Spring. Continue reading “TRAVEL PLANS: 5 PLACES WE WILL VISIT THIS SPRING”

5 THINGS TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DOESN’T LIKE YOU

5 THINGS TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DOESN’T LIKE YOU

Today I was inspired to share a little something different on the blog so please humor me. The featured photo is from the movie “Legally Blonde” after Elle gets dumped by her boyfriend Warner. Typing this all I could think about was Elle saying, “So you’re breaking up with me because you’re afraid your family won’t like me? Everybody likes me.” I’ve admitted on here before that I get anxiety quite often and one of the worst times is when someone doesn’t like me. One piece of advice I continually get is “to Hell with those people” but I don’t think that mindset is always healthy. Doing the hard work of introspection can lead to not only personal growth but stronger relationships. These are the 5 questions I ask myself when that happens because- full disclosure- it really hurts. I hope this helps other people who could be struggling with the same thing.  Continue reading “5 THINGS TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DOESN’T LIKE YOU”

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

Making resolutions is easy to do in the moment. The hard part is sticking with them long term. I think introspection is something to be applauded. I think examining what you want out of life is always a good idea. I also think that if we’re being honest with ourselves, most of us just want to be happy. Dumbledore said, “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Two things come to mind when I read this quote. It’s one of my favorites so I reflect on it fairly often. Happiness can be found but you have to know what your version of happiness entails. Maybe being healthier would make you happy or maybe it’s getting more organized. You know yourself best. Secondly, turning on the light is much harder for some than others. I wish you only best with the part about light. I have good days and bad days myself. I can, however, give you some tips to help you hit those resolutions hard and get you one step closer to your happy place.  Continue reading “TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS”