Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 3

Instead of buying each other materialized items, we can give each other kindness and love instead.

Today’s challenge is to buy a friend, or a colleague a coffee, or a tea. It can brighten up their day, and warm themselves at the same time. I think your friends will appreciate the gesture.

If you work from home, or no longer work right now, you can make a coffee or a tea for a person in your house. I made myself and my boyfriend a latte after dinner. I can’t wait!

Enjoy the day, and I hope everyone enjoys their day. 🙂

Peach Ginger and Dandelion Tea

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s another edition of Tea Tuesday! Today’s tea is Peach Ginger with Dandelion. It is infused with vitamin B6, which helps boosts your metabolism. It has other benefits such as prevents cancer, helps unclog arteries, helps with eye diseases, and promotes brain health.

This tea is a herbal tea, with no caffeine. It is super healthy, too. What I like is that you can taste more of the peach, and the ginger isn’t too powerful.

Here is my mug, well actually it’s a tea cup, for the day. What I love about this tea cup, is that it is yellow, which is my favourite colour. I love the flowers, and how elegant it is. It reminds me of a tea cup from Alice In Wonderland, or a tea cup from Great Grandma.

Top Ten Tuesdays #13

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week is to honour America’s Thanksgiving, by expressing ten things we are thankful for. Even though I am a Canadian, and had already celebrated Thanksgiving last month, I figured I would write about what I am thankful grateful. It’s really beneficial to think and write about what you are thankful for.

This is in no particular order.

1. My family, and my boyfriend. Even though I wished I was able to see them more, but with the whole pandemic, we haven’t gotten together as much.

2. My friends. I don’t have many friends, which is okay, but for the few people I actually talk to, they’re awesome people. I wish I was able to hang out with them more.

3. Being able to help others. I love that feeling, being able to help brighten someone’s day.

4. My books. I love reading, and I am slowly reading more books from my bookshelves. I used to buy a whole bunch of books, and never actually get around to reading them. Which is why I have been spending more time reading them.

5. My tea collection. I enjoy making myself, and others a cup of tea, or even a latte (depending on which tea we’re having).

6. Sports. I love watching sports. My favourites are football, hockey, basketball, and baseball. I love reading about the players, the traditions, and superstitions. I love reading about the history of the team. I enjoy following stats about the players.

7. My room. I love my room. It has everything that I enjoy, my books, my tea, my mugs.

8. My laptop because I use it for my blogging.

9. My crockpot, because it allows me to make delicious soups, and pastas.

10. The ability to be comfortable with less – things, stress, debt. I am starting to understand the importance of feelings, and experiences, instead of being bombarded by all of these things.

I would love to see your list of things that you are grateful for.

S’mores Chai Latte

It’s another edition of Tea Tuesdays. Today’s edition is extra chocolatey! I normally make my lattes with regular milk, but I used chocolate milk instead. It froths nicely, but it isn’t as creamy as regular milk. It was still delicious.

The tea itself contains pieces of chocolate bits, marshmallows, and graham crackers. It’s a pu’erh tea, which gives you a boost of energy. The chocolate and marshmallows gives it an extra decadent taste, not overly sweet, but just the perfect amount of sweetness. I added a few mini marshmallows on top of my latte, and some milk chocolate bits. It was amazing!

I made one for my boyfriend, as well. My mug is the S’mores. I saw it when my boyfriend and I were shopping a few years ago. It was on sale, so I had bought it. Which is perfect because that Autumn I saw this S’mores Chai tea. When I tried this tea it made me love my mug even s’more!

My boyfriend loves Koi fish, so I happily purchased this mug for him. He loves it.

Organic Cold 911

It’s Tea Tuesday! I’ve had an ear infection for the past few days now. And because the ears, nose and throat are all connected. Once one isn’t feeling well, then it’s only a matter of time before the other parts suffer, too.

And that is what is happening in my body. My nose is a bit stuffy, and my throat is a bit sore, nothing major. I don’t have a fever, and no one around is sick. I’m not worried, and I already have ruled out coronavirus. I’m sure I’ll be better in a matter of days.

This tea is really soothing, it an herbal tea. It is infused with peppermint, juniper, and berries. It’s a really good tea, considering it is medicine. I just have this one hot, and I add some honey to it. Not that it needs to be sweetened, but honey is good to have when you are sick. Although you should never give honey to a baby who is younger than one year old. It is because babies that young can’t swallow properly, so the honey just sticks in their throat, since honey is viscous.

The mug I used today is a mug that my sister gave me as a Christmas present a few years back. I love it so much.

Vanilla Cappuccino

I really enjoy this tea. It’s like the perfect mixture of tea meets coffee, with a taste of vanilla.

It gives me the perfect energy boost to help accomplish things on my to-do list.

The mug I used was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend’s brother. I love this mug. Especially since my mugs were still at my mom’s house. And this was before we started expanding our mug collection.

Vanilla Bean Black Latte

It’s another edition of Tea Tuesdays on a Wednesday!

Yesterday I had a scrumptious latte. It’s called Vanilla Bean Black. It’s an elegant black with a classic twist of vanilla bean. It is delicious.

The mug I used is a gift I had given to my boyfriend. He loves turtles, and I was lucky enough to have found this turtley cool mug.

Thankful Thursdays #17

I love writing this post because I express my gratitude for the things that I am thankful for. I hope I encourage others to write about the things you are grateful for throughout the week. If you are pressed for time, at least think about the things you are happy for. I feel like it’s really important to express your gratitude and share it with others.

Here is my list…

  1. Seeing my Grandparents for the first time since my birthday back in June (of this year). We had afternoon tea and we had dinner together. We had porkchops, with asparagus and oven roasted potatoes. It was delicious.
  2. Since I was seeing my Grandma, I was able to pass along the clothes I no longer wanted or needed. It cleared up some space in my room. That’s always a good thing.
  3. I’m grateful that all of my clothes are going to help someone. She also told me that she was going to give them to her friend’s granddaughter. That’s always nice. I’m really glad.
  4. I got a book to borrow a book from my Grandma, which is on my To Be Read List. My books are available at the library, so I’m really excited to pick them up, and start reading them.
  5. My boyfriend and I went to a store and bought more tea over the weekend.

Creme of Earl Grey Latte

It’s another edition of Tea Tuesday!

This is a creamy take of the classic Earl Grey. It has hints of vanilla. It is so delicious and creamy.

I really enjoy this tea a latte.

Here is an up close photo of the tea leaves. The tea bag is biodegradable.

An up close photo of my latte.

This is a mug that I bought my boyfriend for Christmas. I thought it was a cute mug.

Sweet Potato Pie Latte

Every Tuesday, (sometimes I post late), but I talk about tea and I feature a different mug.

Although I haven’t tried the actual dessert before, but I have heard it is a big thing in the States to have for Thanksgiving. It’s basically sweet potatoes with marshmallows as a pie. I love the tea so I would love to try this.

It’s a black tea with a sweet taste from the marshmallows and the sweet potato. It has a nice dash of cinnamon to it. I made this into a latte, and added some additional cinnamon to garnish. It made my latte look extra delicious.

The mug I used is a Valentine’s Day present from my boyfriend. It says “I’ll give you the moon” on one side and then on the other side it says, “and all the stars”. It is such a beautiful mug.