Monday Mood: Tea Talk

Today I would like to fake my best British accent to say, “Happy Monday! Would you care for a spot of tea?” Whether it is hot or iced, tea is a soothing and healthy way to quench your thirst. Here in Arizona I am all about iced Blackberry Jasmine Green Tea during the day. At night, it’s a tradition to wind down with hot tea in my monogrammed mug.

Monday Mood: Tea Talk

I would love to have some friends over and serve iced tea in Mason Jars with swirled straws and fresh fruit like #6. Currently I am on the search for a tea kettle and I love the quirkiness of the little elephant! If you’re hosting a brunch, the milk carton shaped creamer would be great for serving coffee or tea.

1) Sip-of-Nectar Mug from Anthropologie, 2) Elephant Teapot from Target, 3) Aqua Striped Paper Straws from Bake it Pretty, 4) Honey Dipper from Crate & Barrel, 5) Stainless Steel Electric Kettle from Target, 6) Pinterest, 7) Straw Dispenser from BBB, 8) Monogrammed Mugs from Anthropologie, 9) Tea Bag Squeezer from Crate & Barrel, 10) Half Pint Creamer from Fred, 11) China Mist Tea.

Are you more of a hot or iced tea drinker? And what about all the coffee lovers out there–are you tempted to incorporate some more tea in your life this summer?

Love food. Love self. Love life.

Gabriela

Monday Mood: Picnic Perfect

Today I am in the mood for a picnic, especially because it is Memorial Day. Summer is the perfect time to whip up a simple salad, grab a bottle of lemonade, call a few friends and meet at the park for a picnic.

The first place to start for a picnic is a comfy blanket…this one even zips up for easy carrying! Next, keep your salad chilled and ready to serve with this 3-piece salad bowl. Classic red gingham napkins are essential for picnic-ing! And you can store fresh fruit, pasta salad or crackers in stylish translucent take-out cartons.

Picnic Time!

I’ve always wanted a traditional picnic basket. The one pictured above can be customized into any color! Ice mats will keep your food chilled and won’t melt like ice cubes. Don’t forget some festive plates with a rockin’ pattern! If you’re bringing a bottle of lemonade or wine along, use this Jet Bag to keep it from leaking.

1. Target $19.99, 2. Crate and Barrel $11.95, 3. Etsy $14.00, 4. The Container Store, 5. Crate and Barrel $3.50, 6. Etsy $25.00, 7. Target $15.99 for set of 8, 8. The Container Store $3.99.

Let’s be honest – it’s rough getting back into the swing of things on Mondays. I hope that my weekly Monday Mood posts will give you a little something to look forward to this summer. Stay tuned for the fun! Happy Memorial Day!

Love food. Love self. Love life.

Gabriela