Monday, August 29, 2011

Coffee out... Tea in!

Would you stop at a Tea Parlour like this?

I sure would!  

How cool is this!

What a great way to up-cycle an old trailer and make it into 
something that not only sparks conversation but 
also adds a new and groovy experience to your trip!

This is a South African favorite called
Lady Bonin's Tea Parlour

The mission of Lady Bonin's is:
 to revolutionize the tea drinking culture
by traveling from place to place 
offering "take away teas", 
that are brewed from loose-leaf 
tea selections in biodegradable packaging.

I heart this!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

DIY - Brown Sugar Scrub

There is something to be said about being able to make something so simple, 
in such little time 
& feeling the relaxation 
that the simplicity and indulgence brings.


2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I went into Credo, my morning coffee shop yesterday 
and fell in love with the song 
that was playing on Pandora.

I came home and immediately searched iTunes.

Every song on the album is great!

Check it out and let me know what you think!

The band is called: Clarensau 
The album is: Until Our Lungs Give

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quote of the day:

The Best Things
The best things are nearest: 
breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes,
flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, 
the path of Right just before you.  
Do not grasp at the stars, 
but do life's plain common work as it comes, 
certain that daily duties
and daily bread are the sweetest 
things in life.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A few of my Favorite Things..


 one of my favorite places to shop online... not only offers fashion for the whole family,
it also has great food, gift & travel finds!

A few of my favorite picks this week are:





After drooling over the fashion I always like to go to:

This section has some of the most exquisite food finds 
& I love it!

Some of my favorites this week are:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Adopt me!

At the vet today there were 2 more residents looking for a new home.

The first is a little grey kitten (female) about 3 months old.

She is soooo cute, cuddly and soft!


The second is a beautifully kept older cat that unfortunately,
 the owner passed away.
I am told this cat came from a home of 12 cats and is very
well mannered around other animals.

This cat is very lovable and her fur is sooooo soft and clean.


They are both available for adoption at the Cat Hospital in Altamonte Springs, FL.

If you can offer one of these two a home you would be getting a great pet!

Call them for more details and let them know I sent you!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Sippers...

Summer brings sun, fun, relaxation &...

most of the time, a good cocktail!  

I heart to have a nice glass of Sangria in the summer.

Here are 4 of my favorite summer sipper recipes!

I hope you Enjoy!

What you need:

  • 4 oranges, 2 juiced, 2 halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 bottle dry red wine, chilled
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups seltzer or club soda
  • Ice cubes, for serving

How to make it:

  1. In a large pitcher, combine orange juice, sugar, and brandy; stir well to dissolve sugar. Add wine, orange slices, lemon slices, and seltzer; stir to combine. Fill glasses with ice before serving.