Free DIY printable valentine card – You are my cup of Tea
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Free DIY printable valentine card – You are my cup of Tea
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Homemade valentines tea gifts are the best kind because they are made with love! These would be perfect for friends and family.
1) Heart shaped tea bag
Sometimes the simplest things are the most thoughtful & memorable. If you are looking to do something sweet & simple for valentine’s, surprise your loved one by brewing a cup of tea filled with love or gift your friends & family with a bag filled with these individual heart shaped tea bags. To learn more about this craft and for a full tutorial, head over to Her imajination.
2) Homemade Sugar Cube
Heart shaped sugar cubes easy to make and add such a nice detail to a party or just make daily tea drinking extra special! These homemade shaped sugar cubes would also make a nice homemade gift. To learn more about this craft and for a full tutorial, head over to Skip to my lou.
3) Handsewn Teabags Tied to Yummy Cookies
Warm your sweetie’s heart with this clever tea & cookies combo: Handsewn teabags tied to yummy cookies that anchor the teabag as it steeps. To learn more about this craft and for a full tutorial, head over to Merriment design
4) DIY: Chalkboard Mug
You can scribe your love note on the Valentine’s Day, and reuse the mug everyday of the year. To learn more about this craft and for a full tutorial, head over to Wit & Whistle’s website.
5) Valentine’s DIY – U are my Rock
A handmade and affordable gift featuring rock sugar swizzle sticks and a festive loose leaf tea. You can write a note “u are my rock,” so the ideal recipient would be a person in your life who has been your support system or source of inspiration. Someone you want to show gratitude to on Valentine’s Day, like your mother, sister, daughter, BFF or anyone else deserving of this sweet gift from the heart. To learn more about this craft and for a full tutorial, head over to Posh little designs
6) Homemade Flavored Sugar Cubes
Try adding a drop of vanilla or anise extract, or scraping in the seeds from a vanilla bean. You can also use small cookie cutters to create pretty molded sugar cubes. Simply pack the wet sugar tightly into the cookie cutter of your choice and lift the mold up gently. To learn more about this craft and for a full tutorial, head over to Always order dessert
8) Heart-Shaped Tea Tag
Warm someone up by adding a handwritten note to a tea bag. Cut two hearts out of red construction paper using a heart-shaped crafter’s hole punch (available at crafts stores). Use a metallic pen to write a short message on one of the hearts. Next, remove a tea-bag tag and, at the end of the string, affix two hearts, back-to-back, using double-sided tape or a stapler. Package bags to give as a present, or steep one in hot water and serve. Valentine’s Day Ideas by Martha Stewart.
9) Teatime Valentines Indian spices
Nothing warms the heart and conjures fond memories like a cup of tea with hints of spice. Make your own stamp Valentines card with a traditional wood block and packaged with the ingredients to make a unique brew. Materials you will need to fill the valentines: individual black tea bags, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom pods, peppercorns, and allspice berries. To learn more about this craft and for a full tutorial, head over to Oh happy day
10) Personalized Tea Box
Simply start with your favorite tea. Then take scrapbooking paper and glue it on. For Valentine’s Day take some cute red and pink paper with “I Love You” notes. This would also be cute personalized with a name or anniversary date. The possibilities of creativity with these are endless. This personalized tea box would be perfect to take your tea to the office and to put away in your desk. Young wifes guide.
Homemade gifts become very important this time of year. They save money, provide fun for crafty ladies, and help us to show our loved ones that we really care.
Now when you are no longer a student, it can be extremely difficult to find the energy and time to read. Reading could help prevent mental decline and improve our memory, so it is not only enjoyable and relaxing but it is also good for our mental health. Buy a collection of short stories to make sure that you get to read more this year. You can also download a book list, which has been voted for by people, so that you have some well-written and exciting books to read.
After consuming two months’ worth of drink and a month’s worth of food within one week, it is not surprising that after the New Year and Christmas period we all swear to lose weight and be healthier over the coming year. But how many of us do it and how many of us can’t stick to our resolutions? One of the easily achievable New Year’s resolutions is drinking herbal tea. For example, green tea is believed to aid weight loss, and the antioxidants can protect your heart and blood vessels and help improve your skin.
But what should you resolve if you’re already a tea drinker?
Do not stuck on the same few teas you cycle through. This year mix it up a little more; keep the variety in your tea drinking this year. New Year resolution idea – To try at least one new tea each month.
Rather than cutting out foods from your diet as with so many New Year’s resolutions, opt to add more foods in to your diet next year instead (bonus points if they’re green!). Many of us don’t eat a varied enough diet, so ensure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs – as well as enhancing your enjoyment of food – by making a resolution to try a new food each week.
Try hitting the fruit and veg aisle first to sample some exotic fruit and vegetables you may have yet to try, such as dragon fruit, lychees, romanescu and plantain.
After the dozens of gifts you have just bought your bank accounts are not looking too healthy. To improve finances over the coming year most people make a New Year’s resolution. Maybe it sounds like an easy resolution, but it’s one that many people can’t stick to after even February. Buy a moneybox and when you get home from work put in it some coins you’ve loose in your pocket, purse or wallet. It is amazing how quickly and how much money this saves. After three or four months you will need a new moneybox. But don’t open it until December next year. If you stick to the daily money-giving routine, you will have enough money to cover some costs of Christmas and New Year.
Many of our resolutions are inwardly focused, concentrating on ways to become thinner, healthier, wealthier people. However, while there is nothing wrong with improving yourself, it’s worth remembering there’s a whole world out there too.
Next year, why not make a resolution to focus outwards instead and help make the world a better place. Plan to do one nice thing a day for someone else; whether it’s something small like giving a compliment, or something potentially life-saving like donating blood or sponsoring a child in need. By knowing you are making a difference, you will also indirectly boost your own happiness and sense of achievement.
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Stress is a common phenomenon of a hectic workday, when everything speeds up to an unmanageable pace, especially during holiday time. Stressing over credit card debt, gift-giving, and scheduling can easily take over. What do you do? Relax! Here are 10 ways to relax during this holiday season.
The holidays may drive you to your breaking point, but don’t focus on the bad. Negative thinking can trigger the your body’s stress response, just as a real threat does. Remember, it’s time to celebrate with your family and friends (even if they do stress you out!). An optimistic outlook will help you cope with challenges that come your way.
You may not have the time for a lazy Sunday morning lounging in bed, but a short power nap in the middle of the day will lower your stress hormone levels enough to make visiting your in-laws bearable. Skip the snooze button in the morning – studies have shown that a 20-minute nap in the middle of the day provides more rest than staying in bed an extra 20 minutes in the morning. And don’t forget to close the blinds and shut off your cell phone for minimal distractions.
Chocolate has been proven to increase serotonin in your brain, relieving depression and stress, so eat it!
Just do it. Say, “no.” No, you can’t carpool the entire basketball team; no, you can’t bake six dozen cookies for the bake sale; no, you can’t fit one more roll-away bed for an extra guest. It doesn’t make you mean. Suggest other things that work better for your schedule. Taking on too much is one of the biggest reasons we’re so stressed this time of year.
Cool, crisp air is a wonderful thing. It clears your head. Changing your scenery can help change your perspective and stress level, too.
To help slow things down and relax a bit, brew a cup of tea. This simple action can create profound results. Unlike chugging an ice-cold drink, sipping something hot takes time and a bit of patience. A cup of herbal tea like chamomile, known for its relaxing qualities, can provide a moment of calm and help you recharge so you have energy to tackle the rest of your day.
Last second shopping is a huge stress trigger. Work extra hard to get everything done early, and then sit back and enjoy the rest of the holiday.
Have a drink! Now, don’t get sloppy and fall into the tree, but a cocktail here and there can help you to relax and de-stress a little.
How about a different hair color or makeup palette? Even a subtle change in our appearance can help us de-stress a little and perk up.
Stop obsessing over doing it all. The world is not going to end if the house is a little cluttered or dinner is on the table a few minutes late. Focus your energy on enjoying the people in your life. Don’t sweat the small stuff and your holiday will be much more enjoyable!
How do you like to unwind during the holiday season? Do you already do some of the things on this list? The holidays don’t have to be stressful if you plan ahead, keep priorities in check, and remember to spread the joy!
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Ideal for nearly all disposable tea filters.
For placing at at any pot, mug or cup/glass.
Easy to use plastic clips to secure the Paper Tea Filters closed and hung on the side of your mug or cup.
To make brewing process easier for you we include Tea filters – 1 cup or 2-3 cup teapot size – 100 filters per pack. These paper tea filters work equally well for use in a mug or a teapot. Simply spoon the loose tea leaves into the bag, place it in the teapot or mug, and pour the hot water over the bag. When your tea is done steeping, remove the bag. These paper tea filters have a pleated bottom and roomy size giving tea plenty of space to open fully, making for the best possible infusion.
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A few weeks ago, I spotted little butterfly tea bags here and immediately fell in love with them. The butterflies sit on the edge of the tea cup while the tea is seeping.
These Butterfly Tea Bags are a novel way of enjoying your tea, especially with a friend.
If you like TEA, Butterfly and DIY crafts, then you might want to try one on those projects.
You can create Butterfly by using Cricut, butterfly punch or cut out prints. Than place back to back, fold in the middle and cut a small slit just past half way point of butterfly, apply glue to the underside of both, place string from teabag onto butterfly and make a ’sandwich’.
As the holidays get closer, stores get more crowded, parking spaces get scarce, checkout lines get longer, and patience dwindles. Save yourself from all this aggravation by getting your shopping done early.
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You’ll then be able to focus on all the holiday activities you enjoy like baking goodies with the kids, decorating your home, mailing holiday cards, wrapping gifts, preparing special meals, and attending holiday parties.
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Dream Tea Boutique would like to offer one of our readers/fans/subscribers chance to win Floating Lily tea infuser plus free shipping.
Growing interest in floating infusers have made this item very trendy.
The Water Lily serenely floats on the surface while the stainless steel mesh infuser below steeps your tea. The Floating Water Lily Tea Infuser works great with all types of loose tea and herbals. It’s a cinch to clean and very well constructed for years of joy. Made of food safe plastic and stainless steel mesh, with a pond stand drip caddy. (Just do not forget to add your favorite tea.)
This giveaway will run from November 7 to November 14, 2013 (midnight PST). Winner, You have 72 hours to reply. You must be 18+ Open to U.S. and Canadians Only. Good Luck!