Tuesday, January 7, 2014

david's tea collection

hi guys! so if you follow me/are subscribed to me on yotube, you will have seen that i have a new video up ft. alanna. this past weekend we went to boston to visit our friend jack. it was a ton of fun and a weekend i will never forget! we went shopping also this weekend around various places in
 boston so check out my youtube boston haul to see everything i got! 
we also were able to stop and go shopping in one of my favorite places : david's tea
ohmygod you guys. this tea, is not only extremely affordable, but it is so delicious and amazing! i have been to david's tea about two times before this, picking up a tin of tea, but this time, lets just say i went a little bit crazy! the workers at this particular store were so chill, and so so very helpful!
 so lets get into my david's tea collection / what tea's i purchased!

soo you should know that when you go to david's tea, you can not possibly go in there and leave with one tea. alanna left with three and jack left with two. i left with seven. yeah i know, im kinda crazy.

the first tea that i picked up has to be my favorite tea that i think i have ever had. (it even beats the starbucks passion fruit tea ... that says a lot) haha so this tea is called green & fruity this tea is so beautiful and so soothing. it has a ton of mango and papaya in it and the other key ingredients are south african green and red rooibos*, apple, mango, candied papaya, natural and artificial flavouring*. 
i literally had 4 cups of it today. im scared i might run out before i head off to school! 
i personally love this tea with a tsp. of honey
its my cup of perfection. look out diet coke.

the next tea i got is the fantasy island tea which is such an extrodinary tea. it really is a seasonal tea, but honestly can be made any day for a pick me up. the coconut and the raspberry really do seep through and gain the tea a potent taste and scent. the other ingredients in this tea are black tea**, coconut, raspberries, natural and artificial flavouring*. this tea can surely take you away to that tropical island any day, steep a cup and sip up!
i love this tea on its own, no sugar needed. 
with sugar it is very sweet and powerful

oh my glitter you guys. this tea, glitter & gold has to be the most beautiful tea ever (looks wise) it literally steeps gold into your tea and makes it all metallic! it is perfect for any pick me up day or for just because. the ingredients in this tea are chinese black tea, gold sugar balls, sugar cystals, lemon peel, cloves, vanilla, natural and artificial cinnamon flavouring*.
i personally love this tea on a cold 
winter night with two tsps. of sugar

another favorite that i snatched was the strawberry rhubarb parfait. you guys, if you love strawberries and yogurt, you need to get this tea! it is honestly such an extraordinary tea that you can not pick up at your local grocery store. it is a special blend that makes your tastebuds go crazy. the ingredients in this beauty are apple, hibiscus, raisins, carrot, yogurt bits, beetroot, strawberry, rhubarb, artificial flavouring*.
i personally think this tea goes amazing with some sugar cookies 
and two tsp. of sugar.  cookies on the side of corse haha

if mary poppins was around, this would be the tea that she would be brewing in her kettle. the earl's garden tea is such a relaxing tea that can literally do wonders for anyone who is having a bad day. this black tea is the most colorful shade of black i have ever seen. some of the ingredients inside include, black ceylon tea, freeze-dried strawberry pieces, blue cornflowers, calendula petals, bergamot oil, natural and artificial flavouring*.
i personally brew this tea with hot water and then 
set it over some ice cubes and add a tsp. of honey.

oh snap, crackle, pop. the goji pop tea has to, has to be the fruttiest tea i have ever tasted! it is so rich and sweet. one wiff of this stuff and your mind will be sent off to summertime. the ingredients that support this summertime time are apple, goji berries, hibiscus, rosehips, honeydew melon, marigold petals. with artificial flavouring*.
this tea would go swimmingly over ice. add some sugar, 
not too much, but some and your in paradise 

last, but certainly not least, is the honey bee tea. this reminds me so much of the book the help, and i have absolutely no clue why. the taste of it reminds me of what tea mrs. leefolt would drink, something sweet and with honey. its too perfect, and the ingredients that help this perfection are some red and green rooibos, honeybush, green mate, lemon bits, lemon myrtle, calendula petals, blue cornflowers. with artificial and natural flavouring*.
add just a tsp of honey to this blend 
and your tastebuds will be buzzing.

have you tried any david's tea?
 if so what is your favorite kind, or what kind would you recommend?

Friday, January 3, 2014

diy : return postal labels

hey guys! so after many hours browsing and pinning on pintrest, i found a pin on how to make return labels for like mail and letters and such. i made some of my own and i am in love love love with them! so i thought it would be a cute diy to share with you guys! i hope you enjoy. xx 

o1. First you wanna start by opening up Microsoft Word. Go ahead and create a “New From Template” document and search in the search box (in the upper right hand corner) label, then go ahead and click label wizard. This is what should have popped up : 

o2. Go ahead and enter in your address into the little box. after that make sure that you have selected  Full page of same label NOT  Single label! Press okay and after your page 
should look a little something like mine did :

(mind you this is a made up address haha i do not actually live there)

o3. Lets move on the the pictures and the fonts and the colors! Find a image you would like to use. I wanted something colorful and cute, so i found this watercolor little bow and watercolor jack rodgers. Then proceed to copy and paste it into the document and adjust the size. (you might have to mess around with it for a little : it helps if you make the image square and adjust it that way! Place it in the front of each label (it might be easy just to copy and paste into each little address). 
After doing so it should look a little something like this :

o4. You might need to adjust your font in order to get the font you want and the picture to fit! I went ahead and changed to colors of my font to a mauve color and a darker green color! I also used the Century Gothic font in size 11, but you can really use any font or color of your liking.

o5. In order to print them, your gonna need sticky labels which you can find them at your local office supply store, such as Staples (thats where I purchased mine). I highly recommend using Avery labels, personally i think they work the best! PSST : You might wanna do a test run on a clean sheet of paper first to ensure that you like your design and that they will fit!
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