lifestyle

My Favorite Tea Flavors

Hi all,

This post is for all of my fellow tea lovers.

I find tea such a comforting and enjoyable drink, and I usually have it throughout my day.

It’s the perfect companion for a cold commute to work, a relaxing evening cuddled up with a book, and everything in between.

Since I drink so much tea, I’ve tried a lot of different flavors.

My favorites change often, but I wanted to share a few that I highly recommend.

Green Tea with Turmeric

I try to drink at least one cup of green tea every day because of the health benefits, but I also just love the taste of it.

There are so many different varieties, but lately my favorite has been green tea with turmeric.

Since I work out a lot, I’m always trying to find ways to decrease inflammation in my body, and turmeric is great for that.

The Bigelow Benefits version has some other nice flavors like chili thrown in, which adds a little bit of a kick.

I love having this tea towards the beginning of my work day (~10/11am) because I feel like it gives me a nice jolt, and since I don’t drink coffee this bit of caffeine gives me a nice boost of energy.

Green Tea with Mint
Another green tea that I love is green tea with mint.

There are a lot of different brands that make this, and all of the ones I’ve tried are pretty good.

Right now, the one I like best is from Pollin8.

The flavor is great and the packaging of this tea is so cute, regardless of what flavor you choose.

I got the Eternitea version right after I got married, and each bag has a cute love quote or song lyric on it. So sweet.

You can also order your own personalized tea bags from them, which make adorable gifts!

This was the first Pollin8 product that I tried but I will definitely be going back for more.



Berry Fusion
Blueberry tea is one of my favorites, but for some reason not many supermarkets carry it.

I was recently scouring the aisles of ShopRite when I came across this Twinnings Berry Fusion tea.

I decided to give it a shot and am so glad I did!

The fruity flavor comes through really well and it’s simply delicious.

It’s a great mix of a few different berry flavors and they are all wonderfully pleasant and in harmony with one another in every sip.

Cinnamon Vanilla
Yogi is one of my favorite brands of tea, because it calls out the specific benefits of each blend and includes a nice quote with each bag (I’m really into the details, in case you haven’t noticed yet).

The Yogi Cinnamon Vanilla is a classic that I always find myself going back to, and it promote healthy skin, which is always a plus in my book.

This tea has a very smooth flavor, and I find the mix of cinnamon and vanilla soothing.

This is one of my go-tos while watching tv after a stressful workday or getting settled down before bed.


This will likely not be my last tea post because, as I mentioned, I drink it all the time.

My husband and I are into trying new flavors, and he’ll frequently come home with a new tea for us to try out.

I’ll keep you updated on any great new flavor discoveries, but in the meantime I’d love to get some recommendations from you!

Please chime in below with your favorite tea flavors.

And, as always, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog.

I hope to see you again soon! 🙂 ❤

fashion, lifestyle, shopping

The Best Online Shopping Websites for Women

Happy Friday!

Yesterday I showed some of my favorite Spring shoes, but today I want to focus on where I actually buy the items I feature on this blog.

I’m pretty into online shopping (see my previous post for tips for saving money from a seasoned shopper like myself), and there are a lot of sites I frequently visit.

However, there are a few main favorites that I always go back to, and I want to share those with you today.

This post isn’t sponsored or anything like that, I just love these stores and want to give genuine recommendations to you all!

Tobi

Tobi is my go-to any time I need formal wear.

The dresses are inexpensive compared to other places, and they’re all so gorgeous and flattering!

I always get the most compliments when I’m wearing something from Tobi.

You can see some of my favorite dresses from them here, here, and here.

Lulus

I’ve posted my great finds from Lulus on the blog before, so you guys already know how much I love them.

Their clothes are so stylish, not too expensive, and are great quality.

They have great sales fairly often, too!

Saks Fifth Avenue

I used to steer clear of this store because I figured everything was crazy overpriced, but they actually have great deals on major designer pieces!

I typically only buy items on sale from Saks, but the quality of everything I buy there goes above and beyond.

Hautelook/Nordstrom Rack

Another store I’ve posted about previously, but Hautelook/Nordstrom Rack is another great option for buying luxe brands without having to pay a fortune.

They have new deals every day and they feature a lot of my favorite designers.

Some great finds I’ve gotten from them are here, here, and here.

There are a lot of other stores and websites where I like to shop, but I wanted to highlight a few that aren’t as well known and that carry unique items.

I’d love some suggestions from you guys for new places to browse, though!

Comment below to let me know where you score big when shopping, and thank you for reading my post!

Check back tomorrow for the next one in my April blogging challenge. ❤ 🙂

lifestyle, tips

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just about 6 weeks away, so it’s a great time to start thinking about what to get your mom, grandma, and any other maternal figure you want to celebrate this May 12th!

Moms do so much for us; most of the time without getting a lot of recognition or praise.

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation and your love for your mom, and to find that perfect gift that makes her feel special.

Here are some great gift suggestions, at a range of different prices.

Happy shopping and an early Happy Mother’s Day to you and all of the wonderful moms in your life!

A personalized keepsake: Over the years I’ve given my mom tons of gifts like this.

It’s a great idea because there are so many different things you can choose from and you can really get creative with the personalization.

Decorative pillows or framed prints with her favorite quote or a message you write yourself make for lovely gifts.

If you’re not as into words, put a picture of the two of you onto a useful household item, such as a pot holder, magnet, or throw blanket.

A foot spa: Moms rarely ever have time for themselves—especially new moms. My best friend just had a baby in October so I bought her this at home foot bath.

Not only will it help moms feel pampered and relaxed, it’s also a great excuse for them to take some time for themselves without having to leave the house or pay for a spa visit.

An insulated mug: My mom is obsessed with coffee, but she always ends up having to put her morning cup in the microwave after getting distracted with work and other things that come up.

This year, I got her the Yeti Insulated Coffee Mug, which comes with its own cover.

It keeps coffee (or another hot drink of choice) from getting cold while moms have to step away and tend to other things.

Her favorite things: Put together a little basket containing your mom’s favorite makeup, hair products, or anything else she uses on a regular basis.

Add tissue paper, glitter, ribbon, and other decorative elements to pretty it up.

A cozy robe and slippers: What woman doesn’t love those treasured few moments during and after the shower that we have to ourselves?

Make this little daily escape extra luxurious for your mom by gifting her a super soft, fluffy robe and a plush pair of slippers that feel like heaven every time she puts them on.

A recipe book or box: It might be cliché, but a lot of moms do love to cook and bake!

Why not give your mom a beautiful keepsake that she can use to keep track of her best recipes?

If you really want to surprise her, get the book started by filling in some recipes (either ask her for them or add ones of hers you might already know).

You can even add pictures of the relatives who originally created the recipes, events where your mom has previously made those meals, or just pictures of your family…or cook and photograph the meals yourself to include in the book!

A monthly subscription service: This is another one I’ve tried that has been really successful.

There are so many subscription boxes and products these days, so it should be easy to find one that is appropriate for your mom.

A lot of them have different subscription lengths to choose from too, so if your budget is a little lower you can choose a nice box that only gets sent for 3-6 months in a row.

I recently bought my mom a 6-month subscription to MixCups, so she got a variety pack of K-cups (I’m not kidding, she’s coffee-obsessed!) sent to her doorstop every month.

She loved getting a surprise in the mail each month and trying out the new flavors.

A day out: Sometimes all moms want is to be able to spend time with their children.

Planning a girls’ day for the two of you might be more touching to your mom than any other material gift.

Get your nails done, go out to lunch, have some afternoon cocktails, or go see a play!

The possibilities for this one are endless, and can be tailored to your mom’s own personal interests.

The only thing that matters is that it’s something the two of you will do together.

I hope this sparked some great ideas about how you can make Mother’s Day even more special for your mom, grandma, mom-friends, or anyone else you’re celebrating this Mother’s Day.

Comment below with any additional gift ideas you have, and anything you plan on doing for Mother’s Day.

Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you soon! 🙂 ❤

fashion, shopping

February Sales Haul

Hi all,

Hope everyone had an awesome February.

There were a lot of sales going on this past month, and I want to share the new items I found at amazing sale prices, so here’s my February Sales Haul!

All of these pieces are from Lulus and Forever 21; and while I placed both orders during Presidents’ Day sales, they are still marked down!

I’ve added links to buy for everything so you can grab some of these before they’re out of stock.

Tie Front Top

I love the colors of this top. The tie front makes it more flattering around the waist, and it’s the type of style that can be dressed up or down for a lot of different occasions.

Leopard Crop Hoodie

This might be my favorite piece from the entire haul. I’m getting more into animal prints lately, and this soft, lightweight hoodie is the perfect pop to add with black high-waisted jeans and black sneakers (my most common bottom and shoe choices :P)

Extra Long Cardigan

This staple piece was so cheap, I bought it in both teal and cream. It’s around knee length on me and has a waffle-knit texture.

Metallic Tweed Jacket

I’ve been eyeing tweed jackets for a while, but they are typically so expensive. I was happy to find this one for under $35 and with a unique metallic detail.

Ruffled Blouse

I wish I found this top sooner because it would’ve been perfect for Valentine’s Day. The ruffles and flounce sleeves add a dressy element, and this is a great work shirt for any time of year.

Midi Mermaid Dress

This classy halter dress in dark green is perfect for a formal winter event. It’s the perfect thing for me to wear to my husband’s company work party in December. You can never plan too early, right?

Studded White Bag

I have been wanting a studded bag for a veryyy long time. The ones that typically catch my eye are $300+ (on clearance), but I snagged this one for under $20.

Mesh Kitten Heels

Another double-buy! The mesh striping on the front of these heels dresses them up a bit, and I love them in both the Natural and Black colors.

Heeled Sandals

This is the first pair of yellow shoes I’ve ever bought, and I’m pretty excited to wear them. They just scream Spring, and will work with so many different outfits.

I’m really happy with these purchases, especially since they were all so discounted. Everything is still in stock and on sale right now,

Did you score big with Presidents’ Day weekend sales, or find anything really special this month? Let me know in the comments below.

I’ve been getting some new Spring looks ready in anticipation of the season change, so be on the lookout for those soon! 🙂 ❤