There’s just something about tea time that rushes me into relaxation. Nostalgic memories of my mother and grandma pouring big pots of English Breakfast and passing around a tray of goodies swirl through my mind every time I sit down for a cup. My siblings and I would come home from school and plop down at the kitchen table to jabber on about our days while scrambling to pass the milk and sugar. Continue reading “Lavender Earl Gray Shortbread Cookie Recipe” →
The heat is rolling in, the sun is shining, and the patio is just calling your name! With holiday weekends, Summer vacations, and pool parties in your future, you had better be ready with some recipes to entertain and cool your guests. I find having a cocktail ready when people arrive is the easiest way to make them feel at ease, so let’s get something going here, shall we? Continue reading “Lemon and Peach Tea Cocktail Recipe” →
A couple of months ago I was approached by Adagio Teas to try out their products and make a few items for my blog. My first sponsored post, how fantastic! Overjoyed and overly excited I hopped over to their website and ordered a bundle of different teas. I then proceeded to take a multitude of vacations and got extremely busy at work and had no time to try them out… until now! Continue reading “Vanilla Chai Tea Bundt Cake Recipe” →
I’d been dying to throw a tea party. The last one I planned had 2 stuffed dogs, a teddy bear, and an American Girl Doll in attendance. There was the tiniest of tea sets filled with water, and those chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry wafer cookies on the menu. It was a spectacular event. Continue reading “An Elevated Tea Party: Amped Up Finger Sandwiches and Boozy Tea” →
You’d think I was turning a whole 4 years old today if you purely read the title of today’s blog post. Sadly, no. I am turning 24… what in the world? Although being 24 sounds really old to me, it adds up. I’ve been working in the real world for over a year now and feel somewhere in between being incredibly confident and totally useless every other day. My team seems to have adopted me and my work habits happily so far…might be the sprinkling of baked goods every so often, but I guess we’ll never know… While feeling so adult, there are so many moments that bring me back to how young being a twenty-something is. Example: Movies watched this weekend while party planning included Mulan, School of Rock, and Robin Hood.
I’ve also been blogging every week for 9 months now!! It’s been a serious privilege to have such supportive friends, family, and readers along the way, and it’s the best gift I could receive going into my 24th year. I live, eat, breath, and love this blog with all of my heart. Or sometimes with just my stomach.
I came to terms with being in my “mid-twenties” by hosting a frivolous tea party. Since it was my birthday, I decided to really go for it and plan a party I wanted to attend! This included adorable decorations, tons of food, tea, alcohol, and the best of friends. The only thing possibly missing was a yard full of bunnies… *sigh*
Although I’d love to share all of the makings of this party with you today, it’s my birthday…so I’m taking the day off! Here’s a sneak peek of all of the projects to come, along with my beautiful friends’ faces and a few other random shots. I’ll link the posts as they come in the next few weeks!
Magic Pom Poms
Tea Sandwiches Fit for the Boys
Frivolous Tea Party Drinks – Grown Ups can have Tea Parties Too