5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Join us for our 5 Year Anniversary Celebration, we’d love to celebrate with you!

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Iced Tea Sangria Recipe

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Who knew our teas had so much versatility?! This is a recipe that we tried out, and boy does that Mango Tango tea really shine through!

Recipe Card:

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Enjoy on the porch with family and friends! And for those over 21, feel free to splash some extra in! 😉

Ingredients:

  • 6 tsp Mango Tango tea
  • 1 tea bag
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 orange, sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin
  • 2 limes, sliced thin
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced thin
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 cups carbonated water (I prefer San Pelligrino!)

Instructions:

  • Place Mango Tango loose leaf tea into a tea bag.
  • In a large jar or pitcher, combine the tea bag, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange slices, lemon slices, lime slices, apple and 5 cups of water.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Just before serving, stir in carbonated water. Serve in glasses over ice.

Enjoy! Feel free to tag us in your tea time pictures and use the hashtag #teawithwe

Mother’s Day 2016 Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is May 8th this year, and that will be here before you know it. So we compiled a pretty comprehensive list, for many budgets and styles. Whether it’s for new or seasoned moms, we’ve got you covered. Your mother is one of the most important people in your life, and has done so much for you. Let’s reciprocate the love. Husbands, this is another great opportunity to treat the mother of your children!

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LAFCO Duchess Peony Candle
  • LAFCO Duchess Peony – Sweet, clean, Duchess Peony! (Powder Room) by LAFCO. She’s sweet and graceful like a duchess would be. I just wouldn’t want to make her mad. Honestly, anything from our astounding LAFCO collection will do for mom. However, if you want to treat her like the nobility she is, Duchess Peony is the route to take! With 100 hours of clean burn time and opulent home fragrance she’ll also have a reusable (and drinkable!) hand blown glass container, this is the gift that just keeps on giving. Margaritas anyone? Hopefully she’ll invite you over for some! Also available in bar soap.

  • Flowers – Endless options, and any budget. Plus, there’s science behind fresh flowers. (The Mental Health Benefits of Flowers) They elevate the mood instantly and have a prolonged impact!
  • Gourmet Coffee – Little Coyote Coffee is one of those things we just happened upon. And we’re so thankful we did. I cannot get enough of this Caramel Creme! Roasted in small batches and to order, these bags of fresh roasted coffee are insanely smooth. I don’t even need creamer, which is saying something.
  • Plants – Similar to how flowers have a positive impact on mood and mental health, so do plants! Now is the time to plant! Get those gardens, pots, and patios summer ready!
  • Spring Silks – Sprigs, swags, wreaths, and more! Select one of our in-house designed arrangements or place an order! Custom orders, and quality silks, she’ll have a one of a kind piece that’ll last for years.
  • Fashion Accessories – Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, scarves, purses, etc. If she’s a fashionista, we’ve got something she’ll love to add to her collection.
  • Thymes Mandarin Coriander Spring Cleaning Set – Better yet, clean for her with her new spring cleaning set! She’ll feel spoiled and adored, just like a mother should be. I mean, she was changing your diapers and taking you to your piano lessons (she may have made you take them, but it comes from a good place!) so this is the least you could do in return. Available in: 3-Wick Candle with Bird Lid, Hand Wash, Hand Cream, Dishwashing Liquid, All-Purpose Cleaner, Home Fragrance Mist.
Large selection of teas, accessories, and mugs!
Large selection of teas, accessories, and mugs!
  • Gourmet Tea – You need to be drinking tea. I don’t care what kind. Green tea, herbal tea, black tea, blended tea, whatever you prefer! It’s so incredibly good for you, and they keep finding more and more benefits to enjoy a cup of tea. We’ve got some of the best tea that has ever passed my lips, and I cannot get enough. Plus, we’ve got the right accessories to help you make the perfect cup!
  • Decadent Truffles – Handmade and richer than a Kardashian, these truffles are D-LISH. Raspberry is always a popular choice, with a raspberry purree center, dipped in white chocolate, then milk chocolate, and drizzled with black chocolate. You can’t go wrong. Available in current selections of Raspberry, Gimme S’more, Sweetie Pie, Over the Top, Macadamia, and Funfetti.
  • Mosaic Frame – Where else is she going to put that picture of you from prom way back when?

Roasted Espresso Candles and Melt

  • Swan Creek Roasted Espresso Candle – This is perfect for the mom who doesn’t drink coffee but loves the scent of it. As far as I have seen, everyone loves the scent of coffee. And Swan Creek has captured it perfectly. With 100% American soy wax, you’re going to get a clean burning candle that also supports American farmers. What’s not to love? Available in 24 oz Jar, 12 oz Jar, and melts. Many other fragrances available.

Goldleaf Gardenia

  • Thyme’s Goldleaf Gardenia – “This smells pretty” a husband told his wife after he washed his hands with Goldleaf Gardenia hand wash. I was cracking up. Because it was a few words, but really…it smells pretty. That’s the easiest and best way to describe it. Available in: Hand Wash, Hand Lotion, Hand Cream, Petite Eau de Parfum, Bar Soap, and Poured Candle.

Apothecary Vials

  • Apothecary Vials – For the Fixer Upper fan, just don’t tell her the second season is on Netflix now, or she’ll never leave the house. Available in an assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes. Pink shown.
  • Home Decor – We like to go for the timeless look around here, with a flair for the drama. Don’t get me wrong, we love trends. However, we have many different pieces that can accent, compliment, or completely change the look you’re going for. With over 25 years of home decor experience, it’s all fun and games until…no wait, it’s still all fun and games. Our passion!

We hope this was helpful in your search for the right thing for mom. Stop in or call, and we’re always here to help! Plus, every time she sees or uses the gift, she’ll think of you! Brownie points.

As always, we offer complimentary gift bagging and wrapping. 😉

7 Reasons Moms are the BEST

I’m not even gonna waste your time with an introduction paragraph. Let’s just dive right in.

  1. She’s the one you go to when dad says, “no.”
  2. Best cookies ever. Literally, when the house smells of her amazingly wonderful cookies, you know you’re about to eat yourself into a stomach ache. But it’s so worth it.
  3. She always has a tissue in her purse for you.
  4. Teaches you how to be compassionate and empathetic.
  5. She knows all. That thing you thought you hid last summer? She knows about it.
  6. She’s the first one to wipe your tears and comfort you, but she’s also the first one to call you out on any shenanigans or crap.
  7. Most importantly…she’s an angel. While she is here, she is literally your living and breathing guardian angel. Always wants what’s best for you and keeping an eye out for you.

Mother’s Day is May 8th this year. Be sure to treat her to something as special as she is. ❤

 

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Don’t worry dads, your day is coming soon too. And you’re just as amazing.

What’s one of your favorite memories with mom?

January Favorites

This is something I’ve been meaning to do, and if I were as good as my intentions, I’d be great. Isn’t that the way it always goes? So…monthly favorites. Inspired by new media (specifically YouTube) we highlight what our favorite things are near the end of the month and why. Plus, it’s visual. 😛

1. Aromatique Lavender & Peony

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Aromatique Lavender & Peony Metallic Candle

Available in both decorative potpourri and metallic candle, this fragrance is richly comforting. Science has shown that lavender is one of the most calming and relaxing fragrances, and my olfactory system is finally catching onto it. Seriously, I’ve been burning this candle every night after work.

2. Let’s Go Green Tea & Skinny Sip Tea

I couldn’t pick between the two, they’re both so delicious and vivacious. Let’s Go Green tea packaging reads, “Subtly sweet and highly fragrant, jasmine tea is also a powerful antioxidant. It can be enjoyed without sugar and reduces fat absorption, also calming nerves. There are so many reasons to go green.” I’m noticing a trend here. Apparently I need to calm down more hahaha. However, this stuff is wonderful. The aromatic experience can be shared with others (Here, sniff this cup!-but don’t sip it. It’s all mine…) and completes the flavorful cup of tea.

The other tea, Skinny Sip, is an oolong tea (black) with green tea. Now, in college my roommate and I always drank white or green tea. The first time I ever made oolong was for her parents (from Shanghai) who were in town for graduation. The little pellets, unbeknownst to me, will expand as they steep. So I filled the bottom of the tea cup with a thin layer like normal (for green & white tea!) and poured the hot water on it. After I let it steep for a while, I came back to it and was shocked that the cup was FILLED with leaves. So, learn from my mistakes, and know that a little goes a long way with oolong. It’s also wonderful for the stomach! Oolong is the tea I drank for the majority of the remainder of my college years. There is something slightly sweet about it, but also very fresh. It’s just a really full, well rounded flavor.

3. Thymes Goldleaf Gardenia

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Thymes Goldleaf Gardenia

I’ve already gone on and on about this one, and it deserves to be gone on and on about again. This. Is. The. MOST. Excited I have ever seen my mom for a fragrance to come in store. Obviously we love all the things that come in, they’re hand selected! However, this one just stands out. Fresh. Opulent. With a mysterious allure, it’s almost like the siren of fragrances. Lures you in, and then traps you. Because once we smelled it, we couldn’t stop talking about it for days. Our shipment arrives tomorrow, and I will be losing sleep tonight in anticipation.

4. Flowers

 

Because, duh. This month, I sent flowers to a friend in another state. Just because. I wanted them to feel special, and I wanted to feel what it felt like to send a just because fresh arrangement. And you know what? It’s addictive. I did it again the next week to another friend. Something about making someone else feel important, makes you feel important. And that snapchat or text message or phone call, is so uplifting for both parties-it’s like a party midday.

5. Dionis Lip Balm

Because normally my lips are chapped and have that grand canyon split in the middle of them this time of year, that hurts like hades and burns when I try to put lip balm on it. Not this year. I was using good stuff. 😀

And as always, one lucky random commenter will be winning a fresh arrangement two days from this post! ❤ SO, what are some things you couldn’t live without this month?

 

 

 

 

 

Why Your Desk Needs a Plant

Let’s call them desk pets. I mean, if someone could sell a pet rock and get away with it, why can’t I talk about a living thing (sure it doesn’t pant or purr) as a pet?! I’m hoping to get a desk at work soon, I really need it. And the first thing that’s going on my desk/workstation is going to be a plant or an arranged vase of fresh cut flowers. Here are some reasons why I think everyone should have either a plant or a vase of flowers on their desk.

Stress Relief

One of the many benefits of gardening is the stress relief you get to enjoy. It’s like a tiny little garden on your desk. Something that depends on you that isn’t your boss or an expense report that needs filing. Trimming and watering are things that only you can do! The plant does the rest! Plus, it’s a gentle reminder that you too are a living being and not a computer. (Even if you have to sit at one all day! 😉 )

Appealing to the Eye

Colors are appealing to the eye. As much as neutrals may be timeless and always a safe option, colors are eye catching as well as pleasing. Just look at how much children love bright things! Don’t lose that inner child. Plants and flowers come in a variety of colors and can really dress up your desk.

Taken Serious

You’re taken more seriously when you wear a suit rather than your yoga or sweatpants right? You wouldn’t present a report without preparation or dressed for the part right? Dress up your desk and have that subtle reminder that you are the master of that chaos. (Let’s be real, it should be a chaotic desk. You’ve got a lot of things on your plate!)

Let Your Clients Know You Care

Walking into a meeting or a conference room with flowers is a great way to show a client you care and are prepared for the meeting that’s about to happen. If you took the time to prepare (or order) a vase of fresh cut flowers, then you took the time to have all your facts and figures straight.

Trick People Into Thinking You’re Liked

Just kidding. But I have heard “who got them flowers?”

Are there any other benefits you can think of? I know we have customers who come in weekly and hand pick their desk flowers, and I love that they take the time to do something special for themselves.